Making Homemade Deodorant

Making Homemade Deodorant - The Ultimate Guide

I’ve been interested in making homemade deodorant for a while.  Have you?

Having breast cancer run in my family is one main reason that making homemade deodorant seems like a good idea.  I’m not much of a conspiracy theorist but putting that much chemical on my armpits everyday and chemically clogging and controlling my sweat glands just doesn’t seem like a good idea when you think about it rationally…. you know?  Obviously scientists haven’t made any strong connections between health problems and deodorant use, by why risk it?  Making homemade deodorant is easy and cheap!  Read on to learn more.

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Immune Boosting Elderberry – 20+ Articles

Immune Boosting Elderberry - 20+ Articles

 

I live in a house with 4 small children.  Germs and minor illnesses are unavoidable.

Given our propensity for sickness around here, I’ve been wanting to learn more about the immune boosting elderberry plant.  In my search for information, I found tons of great resources.  If you’re like me and have been wanting to learn more about immune boosting elderberry and maybe even learn how to make the syrup yourself, read on!

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Are you on Hometalk?

Happy Sunday!

Thought I’d pop in real quick to tell you about my love for the social media/sharing site Hometalk - http://www.hometalk.com/fivelittlehomesteaders .  (Picture Pinterest…. but better for us homestead-y types because it only includes projects/information about home and garden topics!)  I did a post once before about the site.  You can check it out —–> here.

Anyhow, I “curated” a board on homemade soaps and detergents - http://www.hometalk.com/b/2173613/homemade-soaps-and-detergents recently and I thought all of you might be interested in checking out the 18 different DIY projects that I clipped. Click —> here - http://www.hometalk.com/b/2173613/homemade-soaps-and-detergents to check out my board.

If you’re on Hometalk, let me know!  I’d love to follow along with your projects and boards!

18 Homemade Soap and Detergent Projects :: Five Little Homesteaders

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72 Hour Kit – Getting Prepared

Getting Prepared with a 72-Hour Kit :: Five Little Homesteaders

As I’ve talked about in previous posts, I really believe that my family needs to do a lot more prepping.  While I’m not particularly concerned with a zombie apocalypse or anything, I do know that even minor emergencies can leave an unprepared family feeling helpless.  I wrote a post recently on how we have restocked our first aid kit as an important, though minor, first step to being more prepared.

Now I feel ready to take on the larger task of creating (and maintaining!) a 72-hour kit.

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DIY Facial Scrub and Mask

DIY Orange-Honey Facial Scrub & Mask :: Five Little Homesteaders

I’m not one for spending a bunch of money on fancy facial or beauty products.  Not only do I find most of them unnecessary, I am also turned off by all the chemicals that they contain.  Furthermore, I find most of them (ESPECIALLY the organic ones) cost prohibitive.  So, what’s a girl to do?

Well, I’ll tell you what she should do….she should DIY it, of course!  Check out this post for a quick and easy DIY facial scrub & mask recipe.  I promise, you probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen already.

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Homemade Natural Cleaners – Getting Started

Homemade Natural Cleaners - How to Get Started :: Five Little Homesteaders

If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you know I like to do things as naturally as possible.  I also like to do a lot things myself.  One area that this is especially true is when it comes to cleaning my home.  Homemade natural cleaners are one of my favorite DIY projects.  Call me a weirdo, but I find it incredibly satisfying to whip up a batch of homemade natural cleaners in my kitchen with supplies that I have on hand.

What about you?  Are you ready to get started with making your own homemade natural cleaners?  Do you already do it?  What do you make?  Read on to learn more about my efforts.

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Prepping for Beginners – Top 5 Tips

Prepping for Beginners :: Five Little Homesteaders

Are you a “prepper?”  Know what a prepper is?  Think “prepping” is just for those “crazy” people who worry about the armageddon, zombies taking over and/or the world coming to an end?

For those of you who don’t know – a prepper is generally considered to be a person who takes seriously the responsibility of caring for themselves and/or their family during difficult or catastrophic times.   Could this relate to the zombie apocalypse?  Sure!  But more likely, it relates to an electrical storm that leaves you without power or snow storm that makes it impossible for you to leave your house or perhaps, it can even relate to the loss of a job by the bread winner of the family.

Prepping for difficult times is important for all of us to consider.  It is definitely something I need to do more of and something that I PLAN to do more about – hence my interest in writing a post on prepping for beginners.  (Not to mention that I was introduced to this really cool preparedness planner recently and if you know me, you know I like a good planner.)  I definitely consider myself a beginner in this department and if you do too, this might be just the post for you.

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Spring Craftiness

 

Michael's and Hometalk Pinterest Party Project Collage ::Five Little Homesteaders

Who doesn’t like to get a little crafty?

Every now and then I like to head down to the local craft store, break out the acrylic paint and do a little crafting.

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