Home cleaning hacks: Non-toxic DIY carpet cleaner recipe

DIY non-toxic cleaners are a must-have on your homestead, especially if you have children or pets. Many store-bought cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that are harmful to their health as well as the environment. If you have rooms at home covered in carpet, use this recipe to make a non-toxic carpet cleaner. (h/t to ModernSurvivalOnline.com) When SHTF, you can make this … Continue reading Home cleaning hacks: Non-toxic DIY carpet cleaner recipe

Here’s how to make your own healthy, zero-waste herbal tea blends

Herbal tea is a nutritious drink with many health benefits. It’s also available in different flavor combinations that suit your taste and the benefits that you are after. But did you know that commercially prepared herbal tea blends also produce a lot of plastic waste? If you want to enjoy a plastic-free cup of tea, learn how … Continue reading Here’s how to make your own healthy, zero-waste herbal tea blends

Mold, begone: 5 Non-toxic DIY mold cleaner recipes

Mold is a nasty fungus that thrives in warm and moist areas like bathrooms. Removing mold has to be done frequently because it grows and spreads quickly. Unfortunately, regular upkeep can be just as dangerous for your health because many commercial household cleaners are toxic. Bleach, for example, is known to trigger asthma, compromise reproductive health and damage organs. Some household cleaners also contain the … Continue reading Mold, begone: 5 Non-toxic DIY mold cleaner recipes

Homesteading hacks: 8 Non-toxic cleaners made with natural ingredients

Potentially dangerous chemicals can be found in virtually every home in the form of household cleaners. These products contain chemicals, such as ammonia and sulfuric acid, that have been linked to a wide range of serious health problems, from brain damage to cancer. Although commercial household cleaners are effective, they simply pose too huge a risk … Continue reading Homesteading hacks: 8 Non-toxic cleaners made with natural ingredients

How to make DIY non-toxic mosquito repellants with essential oils

  With the mosquito season well underway, it can be tempting to buy mosquito repellants to protect yourself from mosquito bites. But these commercial products contain toxic chemicals that can do more harm than good to your health and the environment. To ward off mosquitoes without getting exposed to chemicals, try one of the following recipes … Continue reading How to make DIY non-toxic mosquito repellants with essential oils

3 Ways to save money on your homestead

There are many ways to save money on your homestead. You can repurpose old items and avoid unnecessary expenses. You can also try DIY projects like soap making or grow edible flowers. (h/t to NewLifeOnAHomestead.com) Be a frugal prepper To save money on your homestead, start by spending your money more wisely. Buy in bulk and keep an … Continue reading 3 Ways to save money on your homestead

Coronavirus prevention: How to make DIY disinfecting wipes with bleach and hydrogen peroxide

While many cities around the world are on lockdown to prevent the further spread of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), it’s crucial to maintain proper hygiene and sanitize your home, especially after you’ve returned from buying supplies from the grocery store. If you’re out of cleaning supplies, follow the steps below to make DIY disinfecting wipes. You’ll … Continue reading Coronavirus prevention: How to make DIY disinfecting wipes with bleach and hydrogen peroxide

Quick and easy storage: Here’s how to turn your vegetables into chips

Potato chips are a guilty pleasure snack for people of all ages. They’re salty, savory and bad for your heart and waistline. If you can’t resist chips but you want to improve your eating habits, learn how to make your own veggie chips — with all the savory crunch but none of the harmful additives. … Continue reading Quick and easy storage: Here’s how to turn your vegetables into chips

5 Ways to stay cool when SHTF during a heatwave

Air conditioning is a common part of most households, but like most modern appliances and devices, it relies on electricity to function. With the U.S. power grid on the brink of a breakdown, one intense heatwave could fry the grid and millions of households would lose electricity. If this happens, would you know how to keep … Continue reading 5 Ways to stay cool when SHTF during a heatwave

How to make DIY antibacterial hand sanitizer using non-toxic ingredients

Throughout America, many worried shoppers are stocking up on essential items to prepare for possible supply shortages and extended community lockdown because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Aside from food, buyers are also looking for important items like cleaning supplies, rubbing alcohol, soap and hand sanitizer. If you’re running low on hand sanitizer, there are … Continue reading How to make DIY antibacterial hand sanitizer using non-toxic ingredients