Easy Homemade Honey Cough Drops

The season of coughs and colds is here, and cough drops are a handy remedy to have around the house. However, store-bought cough drops often contain sugar, flavorings, and dyes, which are ingredients many of us want to avoid. On the other hand, homemade honey cough drops contain only whole food ingredients. And unlike many store-bought cough …

Planning Is Key To Natural Living

Planning has never been my strong suit. However, I recently discovered that planning is a necessary skill to have to live naturally on a budget. Without planning, the thought of cooking meals, making many of our own household products, and living more sustainably seemed overwhelming. I felt like there was never enough time in the day …

3 Disposable Products To Avoid

Most people know that disposable products aren’t sustainable. However, so many disposable items seem necessary to buy. For example, most females with a menstrual cycle would argue that feminine hygiene products are a necessity. Some disposable items have become such a regular part of our life that we no longer even think about their purchase. In …

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 …