Trustworthy Resources for DIY and Natural Living

Please note that I get small commissions for purchases made through links below. Every item is one I have used personally (most many times over) and those I cannot find elsewhere. I am hoping to save you time looking for resources you can trust at no extra cost to you. Please notify me if links are misdirected.  This is a working document and more items will be added as I find good things to share.

SUPPLIES

JOJOBA OIL, 32 OZ used in hand cream, shampoo bars- easy to handle jug

CASTOR OIL, 16 OZ used in hand cream, shampoo bars

COCONUT OIL, 128 OZ used in deodorant, lip balm, soap making- reusable bucket

LIP BALM TUBES, 100 CT- snap tight lids- not all brands make a good seal

ARROWROOT POWDER, 2.5 LB used in deodorant- this is one of the best brands for bulk ingredients we've found

ALMOND OIL, 16 OZ used in lip balm, hand scrubs- super smooth, highly moisturizing

OLIVE OIL, 3 L used in soap making- best deal for bulk olive oil that is what it states- not all are pure

COCOA BUTTER, 1 LB used in lip balm, salves- the wafers are much easier to weigh and use than the blocks of cocoa butter elsewhere

MASON JARS, 16 CT used for hand cream, scrubs, toothpaste and scrubs- very handy- great size and pretty pattern for gift giving- lids take standard round labels

STICK BLENDER  this is used for deodorant, lip balm, salves and soaps- this model has stood the test of some pretty intense soap making sessions and is still going years later.

OTHER THINGS THAT WORK

SOLAR EMERGENCY RADIO  

uses solar or hand-crank to power flashlight, cell phone charger, sos alarm and flashers, and radio (3 frequencies)

 

CABLE ORGANIZERS

many options to organize phone chargers within reach, and keep extension and electronics cords untangled

INDOOR BUG ZAPPER

I got this for our rabbit area to reduce the flies instead of gross flypaper- yuck!

UV ROOM STERILIZER

works with UV and ozone sterilization methods to kill off pathogens- especially useful now

DEMO PHONE HOLDER

clamps to tables or countertops for hands-free recipes or video- helpful when doing demos

OVER SINK SPACE SAVER

we have one in the kitchen and one in the workroom- both with little counter space- a great improvement

FLEXIBLE COLD PACK

I got this when I broke my ankle. It lives in the freezer but stays soft and flexible to wrap hard to treat areas.

SILICONE SHEETS FOR DEHYDRATOR

useful to catch crumbly herbs, juicer pulp, and to set fruit leathers

HIMALAYAN SALT LAMP

these keep the air fresh for us and reduce suspended dust/dander in the air

ESSENTIAL OIL DIFFUSER

handy for freshness, critical when we are sick

REUSABLE HAND AND POCKET WARMERS

these were necessary when the youngest was in outdoor sports for him playing and us watching!

BIG LIFE JOURNAL

I wish I knew about these when my kids were younger, but I got these for my nieces and nephews...Such a nice way to boost self-esteem, leadership and character