Making homemade skin care: melting

I have found melting oils and butters together the easiest way to a skin care product. There are other methods such as cold blending but they require more power. Below I’m describing the basic (double boiler) technique.   Tools The tools needed to make your own skin care product are relatively simple. You will need […]

Cellaring and storing food

Storing food correctly can greatly increase their life span. I remember growing up that we always had a cellar. At the time I didn’t pay much attention to it and now I wish I would have one. Potatoes, for example, could last up to a year in our cellar. Now, I only have the ‘modern’ […]

Pickling food

When I hear ‘pickled food’, my mind usually turns to pickled cucumbers. Pickled cucumbers are easily the most well-known kind of pickled food. But, little did I know that you can pickle all kinds of food. And pickling is actually one of the oldest forms of food preservation. So today, a little run-down of what […]

Freezing food

Recently I talked about reducing food waste. One option to reduce food waste is to freeze food so it keeps its freshness. This option is particulalry great for fresh produce and I love using it for something like kale. But I also like freezing when I prepare meals in advance. Today I decided it’s time […]

How to make your own toothpaste

I’ll be honest, when I first came across the idea to make toothpaste myself I was very hesitant. I thought that normal toothpaste must surely have a purpose with all the ingredients it has. And then I read this: brushing teeth is not about the paste but about the circular motion of your brush. That […]

Fermenting food

Did you know that chocolate is the result of fermentation? I didn’t until I read about fermentation in general. Fermenting food is a fascinating topic because we are basically talking about encouraging microorganisms to alter our food. ‘Spoiling food’ is another term describing the basic process. But fermenting is different because the goal is to […]

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