4 Ideas For More Sustainable Presents

The holidays are in full swing and that means buying presents. Humans have exchanged gifts since prehistoric times, and gifts have been used to show love, grant luck, and in negotiations. Presents are an important way that humans connect with one another. In modern culture, we often give gifts for important rites of passage (such …

Homemade Lavender Honey Soap

I had wanted to make homemade soap for a while, but working with lye seemed too difficult and intimidating. Then I stumbled upon a recipe for melt and pour soap and began experimenting. It was so easy to make, and the soap works so well. After switching to homemade soap, my skin is not nearly as oily …

Canning: Save Money And Eat Whole Food

Canning is a great method for eating real food on a budget. When we began this whole food journey, part of the goal was to reduce our grocery budget, which had spiraled out of control. We regularly bought fast food that no one enjoyed, and our grocery shopping consisted of processed foods because that was all …