Natural Tips for Cleaning Stainless Steel

 Stainless steel is comprised of 90% steel and 10% chromium, which helps to protect the steel.  It’s an extremely durable material that does not corrode or rust, but despite its moniker, stainless steel can still become dirty with smudges, fingerprints and gunk that can stick to it.  Stainless steel appliances can give kitchens a sleeker and more modern look and feel, bu...more

Homemade Window and Glass Cleaner

We have a lot of windows and mirrors in our home, and LOTS of little fingers, which means we end up with lots of little glass smudges that need to be cleaned up on a regular basis! I take care of all those little fingerprints with my own homemade, all-natural glass cleaner....more

Homemade Laundry Soap

With 5-7 people living here at any time, plus running a home daycare, we do A LOT of laundry here at The Homestead. Since I don’t want all kinds of harsh chemicals in my family’s clothes, and all-natural detergents are expensive, I choose to make my own Laundry Soap. It’s easy, economical, all-natural and effective. I put its effectiveness to the test several months ago, as I tried to drink coffee in the car while wearing a white blouse. Oops. I thought for sure the blouse was ruined, but I washed it with this soap and the stains came out, first try! ...more
I did and couldnt get rid of the little soap clumps which remained on the clothes. Maybe I didnt ...more

Tidy Tuesday – How to Naturally Clean Your Bathroom (Printable Check List Included)

There’s something about a clean bathroom that makes me want to sit in the tub and indulge in a bubble bath.  Normally I think of showers and baths as a waste of time, sitting all wet, waiting for conditioner to finish doing whatever it does in the 3 minutes it HAS to stay on my hair.  There are so many other things I could be doing!  If I didn’t like to be clean I’m sure I’d live like PigPen from Charlie Brown with a cloud of dust following along behind....more