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Simple and Effective DIY Mouthwash

Simple and Effective DIY Mouthwash Ingredients: 10 drops of essential oil(s) 2 cups water (distilled, filtered, or boiled water) 16 ounce dark glass bottle (you can purchase a bottle you can purchase here.) Directions: 1. Put 10 drops of the essential oil(s) of your choice into the glass bottle such as clove, lemon, peppermint, or orange. …

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Homemade Deodorant

Traditional deodorant is made with chemicals and artificial fragrances that can irritate your skin. As a healthy alternative to commercial deodorants—make your own! Making your own deodorant is inexpensive, effective, natural, and great for your body and the environment. Here’s what you need: 1/2 c arrowroot powder 1/2 c aluminium free baking soda 1/2 c …

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Our Barn

So we are trying to finish our barn this year.  At least the outside. My husband has been working hard.  Our friends, family and neighbors have helped some too.  We are excited to have it finished and working for our cattle.  I wanted to log our progress. Learn More If you are interested, make sure …

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Homemade Chicken Stock

For several years, we’ve processed our own broiler chickens.  I save the carcasses to make broth and dog food. You could also use the necks and I’ve heard some people use the chicken feet. Homemade broth is nutritional and much tastier than store brands. Ingredients: 1 chicken carcass 2 carrots (or any garden scraps) 2 …

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Student planner

It’s that time of the year again.  Time for school to begin.  I’m laying out my 4th grade child’s lesson plans for the year.  We really liked using this homeschool student planner last year. As a 3rd grader, she started becoming more self taught.  She looked at the planner and crossed items off as they …

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Garden Salsa

I’ve searched for a good garden salsa recipe and finally combined a few recipes and added some of my own taste. Ingredients: 7 c chopped cored peeled tomatoes 2 c chopped onion 2 c chopped green peppers 2 chopped jalapeño peppers 3 garlic cloves 1 can tomato paste 1 c apple cider vinegar 1/2 c …

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Green Tomato Jam

Green Tomato Jam Recipe Ingredients: 4 lbs green tomatoes (roughly pureed) 2 lbs organic cane sugar 5 drops lemon essential oil (Get wholesale prices here) 1/2 cup lemon juice 2 inch cinnamon stick Quarter tomatoes and layer in a pot sprinkling sugar on each layer.  Let it rest overnight to draw out juices. The next …

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