Homemade Essential Oil Bug Repellent

Homemade Essential Oil Bug Repellent | Summer is in full swing! The extra hours of sunlight make social gatherings that much more fun, but unfortunately some uninvited guests like to join the party, too: those pesky bugs. Most commercial bug repellents contain DEET, and it's best to avoid that. What can you do instead? Make your own bug repellent using essential oils! | GNOWFGLINS.com

Summer is in full swing! The extra hours of sunlight make social gatherings that much more fun, but unfortunately some uninvited guests like to join the party, too: those pesky bugs. Most commercial bug repellents contain DEET, and it’s best to avoid that. What can you do instead? Make your own bug repellent using essential oils! [by Katie Mae Stanley]

Natural Remedies for Burns, Bites, and Stings

Natural Remedies for Burns, Bites, and Stings | Summer goes hand in hand with outdoor adventures. With the sun shining and the lure of swimming, kids out of school are free to spend their days playing outside. But burns, bites, and stings can stop that summer fun dead in its tracks. Thankfully, several natural remedies will have you back to enjoying summer activities in no time! | GNOWFGLINS.com

Summer goes hand in hand with outdoor adventures. With the sun shining and the lure of swimming, kids out of school are free to spend their days playing outside. But burns, bites, and stings can stop that summer fun dead in its tracks. Thankfully, several natural remedies will have you back to enjoying summer activities in no time! [by Andrea Sabean]

A Handy Guide for Washing Produce

A Handy Guide for Washing Produce | Many of you are planning out lovely gardens or have already started hitting the farmers market early on Saturday mornings, so I figure it's the perfect to time to talk about preserving your abundance of produce. I don't mean recipes, canning, or lacto-fermentation, though. I want to talk about the first thing you do to produce once you bring it home. Let's talk about washing produce! | GNOWFGLINS.com

Many of you are planning out lovely gardens or have already started hitting the farmers market early on Saturday mornings, so I figure it’s the perfect to time to talk about preserving your abundance of produce. I don’t mean recipes, canning, or lacto-fermentation, though. I want to talk about the first thing you do to produce once you bring it home. Let’s talk about washing produce! [by Lindsey Dietz]

Quick and Easy Homemade DIY All Purpose Pine Cleaner

DIY All Purpose Pine Cleaner | I'm not going to sacrifice cleanliness just because I own and operate a muddy homestead. So, I whipped up my own version of pine cleaner to keep on top of muddy floors. Not only are the ingredients familiar and easy-to-find, the recipe is quick and gets the job done! It keeps my floors clean and smelling of fresh pine. | GNOWFGLINS.com

I’m not going to sacrifice cleanliness just because I own and operate a muddy homestead. So, I whipped up my own version of pine cleaner to keep on top of muddy floors. Not only are the ingredients familiar and easy-to-find, the recipe is quick and gets the job done! It keeps my floors clean and smelling of fresh pine. [by Jenny Cazzola]

Staying Fit on the Homestead

Staying Fit on the Homestead | Eating healthfully is very important. However, there's another side of the coin: it's also very important to stay healthy through activity and fitness. We are aging and we need to keep up with our homestead's work load. Also, in the case of an emergency, we may need to fend for ourselves, confront challenging situations, and sustain a high level of endurance. Here's how my family and I stay fit on the homestead -- no gym required. | GNOWFGLINS.com

Eating healthfully is very important. However, there’s another side of the coin: it’s also very important to stay healthy through activity and fitness. We are aging and we need to keep up with our homestead’s work load. Also, in the case of an emergency, we may need to fend for ourselves, confront challenging situations, and sustain a high level of endurance. Here’s how my family and I stay fit on the homestead — no gym required. [by Tammy Trayer]

Join the *Family* Spring Cleanse! (with free option)

The *Family* Spring Cleanse | Spring is the perfect time of year to refresh your home, your life, or your diet. Feelings of renewal spring up inside us and we get motivated to make positive changes! Please consider taking part in the *Family* Spring Cleanse that begins Wed, May 28. The best part? It's designed for families -- not just individuals. I'll explain all about the family spring cleanse, including what you get in the free and premium options. Join us! | GNOWFGLINS.com

Spring is the perfect time of year to refresh your home, your life, or your diet. Feelings of renewal spring up inside us and we get motivated to make positive changes! Please consider taking part in the *Family* Spring Cleanse that begins Wed, May 28. The best part? It’s designed for families — not just individuals. I’ll explain all about the family spring cleanse, including what you get in the free and premium options. Join us! [by Wardee Harmon]