How to Can Elderberry Syrup

How to Can Elderberry Syrup

As I was talking to a friend of mine at the fairgrounds, I found out an exciting discovery.  We somehow got on the subject of elderberries and I told him that I buy elderberry syrup for boosting the immune system.  He and his wife looked at me like I was crazy.  They asked me why […]

Ran Out of Toilet Bowl Cleaner? DIY!

A part of being self sustainable is making do with what we have, right?  What if you ran out of toilet bowl cleaner and company’s coming soon?  Sometimes we can get in this mode where we can’t think outside of the box.  We have been so consumed with relying on grocery stores, that even this […]

Dry Scalp Home Remedy and Link-Up!

At this time of year, the dryness in the air can leave our skin dry and itchy.  This can lead to dandruff as well.  Here is a great remedy to relieve a dry scalp and the ingredients are simple and always on hand! Ingredients: 2 TBS apple cider vinegar 2 TBS water 2 TBS olive […]

How I use Castor Oil

When my third child was due to come into this world, I was ready, more than ready.  I was also impatient, so, I decided to do what everyone else would have done;)  I drank castor oil.  Now, all of the stories I heard about pregnant women taking castor oil were positive ones.  They all said […]

Homemade Hand Sanitizer

As cold and flu season are coming (sigh), many of us grab a bottle of hand sanitizer.   Have you ever felt like this…. But, using these alcohol based hand sanitizers with other not-so-good ingredients can leave your hands dry and cracked, not to mention exposing your skin to unwanted chemicals. I started using an […]

Easy Sore Throat Home Remedy

Sore throats….kind of feels like this picture.  Restricted, miserable, maybe feels like you’ve got barbed wire stuck in your throat.  Well, I broke out my home remedies book two days ago because my son had a sore throat and fever.  He gargled this home remedy three times for just one day.  The following morning, his […]

Earache Relief

We had a frost this morning.  I took a quick walk around the house and could feel the crunch under my slippers.  I looked around, seeing all of the things I needed to get done.   The pear tree is still loaded.  I made pear butter, but now I need to pick more and make […]