Author Lisa Barthuly asks, "Would you like to rid your home of commercial, toxic products but don't want to pay the price for the 'all natural', 'organic' products that line the shelf? Learn to make your own! Create everything from your own laundry soap, to homemade dryer sheets, antibacterial spray cleaners, potpourri blends, fabric softeners, calendula salve, homemade 'Vaseline,' handcrafted Eucalyptus Chest Rub...even tips for the outside of the homestead and much more! A must have book for those looking not only to simplify, but to cut that grocery bill down, create a healthier environment for our families, and revive the art of making our own! From the book: If we knew how to make our own cleaning products to replace the toxic, commercial ones...would we? Would we put forth the effort required? The desire to make my own products stemmed from the frugal, self-reliant side of me. I wanted simple; homemade; natural. Remember the definition of simple is NOT 'easier.' Living "simply" in our times, means making a deliberate choice to differ from the mainstream of today's societal norm. My desire changed over to sheer determination, when one of my children was diagnosed with a myriad of allergies, chemical sensitivities, and asthma. After much study and research, we were determined that we could not have those products in our home, they are useless (when God has provided all we need to your own) and harmful to everyone in our home. Join me, as I show you how to easily make your own natural, homemade, handcrafted products that are not only less expensive but truly better for our families, our home and God's Creation. About the Author: Lisa Barthuly lives in the mountains of the American Redoubt with her family. She is a follower of Yeshua, Torah lover, helpmeet, and mama! She enjoys a simple, home-centered life, built on God's foundations; studying Scripture, homeschooling, scratch baking and cooking, canning, candle making, gardening organically, raising dairy goats and chickens, she's the family herbalist, enjoys goat milk mochas, reading, and loves a round of competitive target practice! Visit her at her 'homestead on the web at: www.HomesteadOriginals.com/blog.