A Closer Look: Organic Lemon Peel Granules

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Lemon is well-known as a freshening ingredient in many DIY recipes, from lotions to body scrubs to shampoos. Try Organic Lemon Peel Granules in your next homemade soap, using our Melt and Pour Soap Bases. Personalize your products with your favorite essential oil!… 

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Shannon

Shannon is a mama to four small children, homesteader, freelance writer, and picture-taker. She lives with her husband on their off-grid homestead where they make and eat kefir, kombucha, sourdough, and fermented vegetables.

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What’s New at CFH: A DIY Quick Bug Repellent

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Summer is in full swing and so are the insects.  This week’s new article will have you making a natural and safe bug repellent in no time!… 

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Shannon

Shannon is a mama to four small children, homesteader, freelance writer, and picture-taker. She lives with her husband on their off-grid homestead where they make and eat kefir, kombucha, sourdough, and fermented vegetables.

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Getting Started with Homemade Melt & Pour Soaps

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Making soap is on my homesteader’s bucket list of the things I’d like to learn to do – and then do regularly – in order to provide for my family’s needs. While I’ve heard from many that making soap from scratch using lye and fat is simpler than it sounds, soap making is still one area of DIY that I haven’t mustered up the courage (or frankly, the time) to dabble in. Soon, I always tell myself.

Instead, I’m trying out making my own soap using the simplest of melt and pour methods. I can add in my own organic botanicals and essential oils both for fragrance and the health of our skin, which is important to me. But I’m only spending very little hands-on time in the process while churning out bars of my own creation.

I started with this Citrus Floral bar and I can’t believe how simple it was.

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Shannon

Shannon is a mama to four small children, homesteader, freelance writer, and picture-taker. She lives with her husband on their off-grid homestead where they make and eat kefir, kombucha, sourdough, and fermented vegetables.

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