I don’t wear makeup. I started using only organic shampoo a couple years ago. I make my own conditioner. I avoid flour and sugar that has been bleached. I use unbleached coffee filters. Our bodies are so inundated with unhealthy chemicals from our surroundings and products on a daily basis. It just makes sense to […]
Making soap from our homekilled beef tallow has been a goal for a few years now. I didn’t like the idea of making soap using oils that I had to buy, it just didn’t fit with our aims for self-reliance. First I learnt to make a tallow and oil soap, and then I tried the […]
Learn how to render your own fat to reduce waste and eat whole foods.
We purchase grass-fed beef, and it’s important to us that nothing be wasted, including the fat. Tallow is wonderful for cooking, soap making, and skin care. We have found that most homemade soaps made from vegetable oils melt away rather quickly. But soap made from tallow is hard and lasts a long time. That’s important […]
I love lotion! I am a total addict! However, I totally do not like that chemicals that are in the store bought lotions. I can’t pronounce most of them, and I don’t eat things I can’t pronounce, so why should I put the on my skin? What’s a girl to do? Make her own!!