DIY and Practical Self Reliance

Here you will find tips, ideas, and advice on living a DIY and practical self reliance lifestyle. 

Whether you want to grow and preserve your own food, live a healthier life thanks to natural products and ingredients, embrace self-reliance by living off the grid, prepare your family for a power outage or other emergency, or simply want to “do it yourself” at home, then you’ve come to the right place!  We want all of those things too, so let’s learn together.

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DIY Skills

Cedarwood and Sage Winter Bath Soak Recipe

This evergreen forest bath salt is my very favorite bath soak recipe for winter.  Luxurious Dead Sea salt is combined with other therapeutic salts along with the grounding and antimicrobial nature of pine needles, cedar, juniper, and sage for a relaxing bath.

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DIY Skills

What is Witch Hazel For? Make Your Own Useful Extract

In this blog post, we will answer the question what is witch hazel for as well as other questions about this valuable herb.  We will explore what this herb is, what it does, how to use it, and even how to make your own witch hazel extract. 

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