Here at The Knotty Housewife, I aim to share my passion for rustic living and the empowerment earned by gaining self-sufficiency. There is something to be said about going back to your roots. When you live for a strong purpose, hard work is no longer an option, it's a necessity.
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Anybody have green beans right now! I sure as heck do! This is a quick and easy way to make your fresh harvest last a little longer without having to start canning already. You are going to love this recipe for Fermented Dilly Beans! (more…)
I am so excited to share this recipe with you. If you are on the journey to a healthy clean lifestyle, ridding your home of toxic, chemical laden beauty products is a must! I have been making my own deodorant for about a year now with great success. I love this homemade deodorant stick recipe because it replicates the ease of the store-bought stuff!
Lacto fermentation… It’s what the cool kids are doing on Tuesday nights… Oh it’s not? Well it’s what I was doing last Tuesday 🙂 Sauerkraut is the most classic example of a lacto-ferment and that my friends is why I have decided to make it my first!
Homemade Laundry Soap
This is it guys, this is the recipe I have used to make all of my family’s laundry soap for the past 4+ years. Its easy, fast, cheap… Key components to DIY for me! I can’t even calculate how much money I have saved using this recipe, and my son’s eczema has all but disappeared thanks to me making the switch! I’m not adding a lot of fluff to this post because for me laundry soap is and industrial family necessity, and if you are sitting at your computer or on your phone googling a DIY laundry soap you want it for one of three reasons, to save money, to use a more natural product for your family, or because gosh darn it you hate the grocery store and just want to do it yourself!