May 26, 2013 at 1:01 AM (Homemade Hippie cleaning products, Make It Yourself, Non Toxic, Simple)
Tags: Detergent, DIY, easy, Essential oil, frugal, Home, homemade, housekeeping, Laundry, Laundry detergent, Non Toxic, Soap
This is the laundry soap that I used before I discovered soap nuts. See all about soap nuts HERE and other ways to use them besides laundry HERE. I was at my girlfriends house the other day and she was complaining about the high cost of laundry soap and all the chemical junk that it contains. I showed her how to whip up a batch of homemade laundry soap. Her cost: $0.83 cents! This does 60-64 loads of laundry. That is one penny per load baby!
Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap
- 3 pints water (6 cups)
- 1/3 bar of Fels Naptha soap grated (we cheated and grated it in her food processor . ha!)
- 1/2 cup washing soda (not baking soda)
- 1/2 cup borax
- 1 Quart hot water (4 cups)
- A 2 gallon bucket with a tight-fitting lid (we used an old coconut oil bucket, if you’re really nifty you can funnel this into an old detergent bottle and nobody will even know you’re a cheap skate!)
- cold water to fill bucket
1. Mix Fels Naptha in a saucepan with 3 pints water, heat on low until dissolved. Stir in the washing soda and borax. Stir until thick and remove from heat.
2. In the 2 gallon bucket add 1 quart of hot water. Add soap mixture to the bucket and stir well.
3. Now fill the bucket with cold tap water (leaving room to stir).
4. Set bucket aside for 24 hours. Uncovered. It will turn into a gel.
5. Place lid on bucket and you’re ready to wash some clothes.
Use 1/3 to 1/2 cup per load. You can stir in any essential oils that you like, if you are a fan of scented laundry.
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Soap Nuts around the House (and on your head)
Homemade Hippie Orange Cleaner
Homemade Hippie Scouring Powder
Homemade Hippie All-Purpose Cleaner and Disinfectant
Homemade Hippie Dishwasher Detergent
Homemade Hippie Windex for 0.12 cents a bottle
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April 11, 2013 at 12:01 AM (Almost Free, Homemade Hippie Beauty Products, Make It Yourself, Non Toxic, Simple, Under $1.00)
Tags: beauty, Coconut oil, DIY, easy, Essential oil, frugal, hair mask, hair oil, hair products, herbal medicine, hippie, homemade, homemade beauty products, hot oil treatment, Non Toxic, Simple
Many of my Homemade Hippie fans know that I am the ultimate cheap skate. I was standing in the grocery store aisle reading labels (yes I am a Label Nazi, and you should be too!) and after much searching, finally found a deep conditioning hair mask that didn’t list the first two ingredients as water and alcohol. It has such yummy ingredients as coconut oil, olive oil, keratin, aloe vera gel and carrot seed oil. I then turned the bottle over and saw the price tag. $12.59! This bottle claims to treat your hair 2 times and contained 2 ounces of hair oil. I don’t know about you, but smoothing my split ends isn’t worth $6.29 per shower. So of course I decided to make it myself.
First of all, to be very cheap you’re going to want to use what you have on hand. Just about any type of oil will nourish and moisturize your hair. If you want to be very specific:
- Avocado Oil- good for very dry or very frizzy hair
- Coconut Oil- Good for all hair types, and works well for dandruff
- Castor Oil- Good for those with oily hair or scalp
- Sesame Oil- Good for thinning hair
- Jojoba Oil- Good for oily hair or scalp, a very light oil and easy to wash out
- Neem Oil-Excellent for dandruff
- Argan, Almond, Apricot- Good for all hair, but expensive to be washing down your shower drain
Aloe Vera Gel- Clarifies and strengthens
Eggs- A source of serious protein and keratin, things that hair is made of
With all of this in mind, make up your own personal oil blend. In a pinch grab whatever natural oils you have at home already and mix with a couple of raw eggs.
Homemade Hippie Hot Hair Oil
This was compiled with ingredients that I already had, and for my specific type of hair. I have red hair that is very fine and thin and does tend to dry out easily.
- 2 Tbsp Avocado Oil
- 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
- 2 Tbsp Aloe Vera Gel
- 2 raw eggs
- In a small double boiler or saucepan gently heat oils and aloe, stirring to mix and melt. Remove from heat and whip in the eggs with a fork.
- Wet your hair in the sink and apply warm oil to wet hair. (you can apply to dry hair if you like. I just feel like it absorbs better when my hair is wet)
- Run a bath towel or large kitchen towel under very hot tap water. Wring out towel and wrap it around your head.
- Sit around with your oily head and watch the Lifetime Movie Network or check out old Homemade Hippie Posts (below) and plan your next concoction.
- I don’t time this, but it’s best to leave the oil on your hair as long as you can. 30 minutes minimum.
- You can rewarm the towel under hot water if you wish.
- Wash your hair as you normally would. You will probably need to wash it twice to remove all of the oil.
2 TBSP Avocado Oil $1.33
2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil $0.81 cents
2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil $.047 cents
2 Eggs $0.00 The beauty of dating a chicken farmer If you aren’t so lucky, you can add approximately $0.25 to your total
For 1 hair treatment this cost me $2.61 and used 3 ounces of oil. That is $0.87 cents per ounce!
Calling all Cheap Skates
Homemade Hippie Lip Balm
Homemade Hippie Hair Spray
Homemade Hippie Body Wash
Homemade Hippie Bug Spray
Homemade Hippie Tooth Paste
Homemade Hippie Orange Cleaner
Homemade Hippie Scouring Powder
Homemade Hippie Dishwashing Powder
Homemade Hippie Wrinkle Cream & Eye Cream
Homemade Hippie All Purpose Cleaning Spray
Homemade Hippie Windex for $0.12
Homemade Hippie Mouthwash
Homemade Hippie Face Wash
Homemade Hippie Simple Hand Lotion
A COMPLETE LIST OF HOMEMADE HIPPIE RECIPES
April 8, 2013 at 12:01 AM (Beverages, Fast, Recipes, Simple, Sugar Free, Whats for Breakfast?)
Tags: cancer, candida cleanse, candida diet, Coconut oil, Cook, cooking, diet, DIY, easy, Easy Recipes, food, Frugal Recipes, fungus, Health, kitchen, paleo, real food, smoothie
Breakfast is tricky for me. I am not hungry in the morning! I know it’s supposed to be this big healthy meal full of protein and fabulous vitamins to start the day off, but quite frankly at 7am I am too tired to chew. I also love to sleep! So I wake up at the last possible second. If I am to eat a ‘proper’ breakfast, I would have to wake up earlier in order to prepare it. Realistically, in the actual life of me…..not going to happen.
So I have resorted over the years to either a piece of fruit in the car while I’m driving to work, or a smoothie. Since I am erradicating all Candida from my life for this experiement, I can no long have fruit sugars. According to the experts I’m allowed to eat only the following fruits:
- Green Apples
- Fresh Coconut
Part of me is tempted just to throw every one of those fruits into a blender and call that a smoothie, but that would be WAY too much fruit sugar all at once. So I add as much protein as I can. I have noticed that this keeps me full for a very long time. I normally take a lunch hour around 1pm, and this satisfies until then for sure!
Green Apple Smoothie
1 Large Green Apple- seeded & cored (if your blender is a little on the wimpy side you may want to peel it as well)
5 medium carrots
1 cup homemade yogurt
2 raw eggs*
1 cup greens (not Kale, not making that mistake again)
1 Tbsp coconut oil
- Put it all in the blender, duh
- Pour it in a glass and get in the car and go to work! Hurry up you have 1 minute and 8 seconds to be out the door!
- * I wouldn’t consume the average commerically farmed egg raw. That shit will kill you. I am lucky to be madly in love with a chicken farmer, who grows me organic, completely free-range and soy-free eggs (why soy free you ask? READ THIS). They are bright orange-yolked bundles of goodness, full of Omega 3′s and all 23 essential amino acids. Really, the perfect food. You should find yourself such a source and eat raw eggs until the cows come home. Or the chickens in this case.
What does it taste like you ask? It tastes mildly sweet and very creamy with a bit of tartness from the yogurt and the apple. You could probably sweeten it with Stevia or something, but I like it just fine as is. But I’m weird so…
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Real Food Recipes
April 6, 2013 at 12:01 AM (Ferments, Homemade Seasoning Mixes, Recipes, Whats for Dinner?)
Tags: Cook, cooking, easy, Easy Recipes, Frugal Recipes, homemade, kitchen, Nutrition, real food, recipe, Salad, Venison
Taco Salad for the Candida Free Kitchen
2/3 Cup Quinoa
1 Cup homemade Bone Broth
1 lb ground turkey/chicken/beef/venison etc
2-4 Tbsp homemade Taco Seasoning
Romaine or iceberg Lettuce
Grape or Cherry Tomatoes
homemade Salsa Verde or ‘green sauce” as Rob likes to call it.
- Bring bone broth to a boil, add quinoa and simmer until tender
- Brown ground meat
- Add cooked quinoa, and homemade taco seasoning. Adding more broth if mixture is too dry
- Allow mixture to cool slightly
- Toss mixture with all remaining ingredients to make salad.
- Top with homemade yogurt if desired.
We love this meal. Something about the still slightly warm meat mixture and the crunchy cold lettuce. Yum! Plus it is “Phase One” safe, if you are following a Candida free way of life, or just plain trying to eat more vegetables!
May 16, 2012 at 1:01 AM (Homemade Condiments, Make It Yourself, Recipes, Sugar Free, Whats for Dinner?)
Tags: Bake, baking, Barbecue sauce, casserole, chicken, Coconut oil, Cook, cooking, DIY, easy, Easy Recipes, food, frugal, Frugal Recipes, Health, Home, homemade, homemade condiments, kitchen, low carb, no carb, Nutrition, paleo, Pork, real food, recipe, Recipes, Simple, sugar free
It is grilling season, so it’s time to whip up my secret weapon. I have been adapting and changing this recipe for so many years that I don’t remember what I originally started with. All I remember is that I had a half used can of tomato paste in the fridge I was trying to get rid of, and this recipe was somehow born. I love that it has no sugar, but still tastes sweet and has this great spicy kick that goes well with just about any meat. I also really love the base of nourishing bone broth, which you can never have too much of. Tonight we’re grilling bone-in pork ribs from our local farmer with some cornbread. Mmmm, I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!
The Worlds Best Barbeque Sauce
makes 2 cups
1 Tbsp grass-fed butter or coconut oil
1 cup sweet onion, diced small
1 Tbsp soy sauce
3-4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp dry mustard powder
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
1 tsp chipotle chili powder
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
1 1/2 cups homemade chicken stock (or beef or vegetable)
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/2-1 tsp stevia powder (or sweetener of choice)
Heat butter/oil in sauce pan and sauté onion for 3-4 minutes until translucent. Add all remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. You can serve it just like this, but I like to boil it down to thicken it a while. I turn down the heat, cover the pan and let it simmer for 20 minutes or so. I also find the longer cooking time melds the flavors, and it turns out even more delicious.
I have used this sauce on every cut of pork, beef and chicken that I can think of. It is a great marinade, basting sauce, oven baking glaze and dipping sauce. If you are feeding young kids or someone who doesn’t like spicy food you may want to add the chili powder a little bit at a time and taste as you go.
If you want to make this even healthier, you could let it cool and add 2 tbsp of whey and leave it on the counter over night. Then you would have a sugar-free probiotic condiment.
This keeps for 3 weeks in the fridge, and also freezes very well. If you eat as much meat as we do, it won’t last you that long
Coffee Spice Rub
Tender Grilled Brisket
Real Food Taco Soup (in the crockpot)
Real Food Chili (in the crockpot)
Real Food Lasagna (SO Simple)
Stuffed Green Peppers in the Crockpot
Country Fried Steak
Real Food Meatloaf
The Worlds Best Chimichangas!!
COMPLETE LIST OF REAL FOOD RECIPES
May 15, 2012 at 1:01 AM (Fast, Make It Yourself, Recipes, Simple)
Tags: Butter, Coconut oil, Cook, easy, Easy Recipes, food, frugal, Frugal Recipes, Home, homemade, how to, kitchen, Nutrition, Popcorn, real food, recipe, Simple, tutorials
This is almost too easy to post about, but it’s one of our favorite snacks, so I thought I’d share. You can use coconut oil, or butter or a mixture of the two. I like a mixture, but that is totally up to your taste buds! This is a large recipe, because for some reason this doesn’t go stale like other recipes I’ve tried. I pack a bag in my lunch and eat it cold the next day. If you want just a small, easy snack 2 Tbsp of dry popcorn kernels make 1 Quart of popcorn.
Coconut Oil Popcorn
makes about 2 1/2 quarts (10 cups)
1/3 cup organic popcorn kernels
3 Tbsp coconut oil
2 Tbsp grass-fed butter
salt to taste
I use a very heavy bottomed, stainless steel stock pot with a lid for this recipe. I think just about any heavy pot will do (including heave frying pans).
Place coconut oil, popcorn kernels and butter in pot. Turn heat to medium-high and place lid on pot. Every 10 seconds or so shake the pot to avoid burnt popcorn. Once the popcorn starts to pop, you can stop shaking. There will be a fast burst of popping, after that turn off the heat and let it finish popping. Remove lid and add salt to taste.
butter, coconut oil and organic popcorn in pot. Medium high heat.
I have made this many times and have never had burnt popcorn or un-popped kernels in the bottom of the pot. We eat a lot right away, and then store the left overs in sandwich bags for lunch or snacks.
Empty pot, no burned or un-popped kernels.
Other popcorn flavor ideas that I plan to try:
Grated Parmesan cheese
Italian seasonings (basic, oregano, parsley)
Salt & Vinegar
Celery salt & Dill
Homemade taco seasoning
What are your ideas?
May 14, 2012 at 1:01 AM (Real Food Dessert, Recipes, Sugar Free)
Tags: Bake, baking, Banana, Coconut, Coconut milk, Coconut oil, Cook, cooking, dessert, DIY, easy, Easy Recipes, food, frugal, Frugal Recipes, Health, Home, homemade, housekeeping, kitchen, Nutrition, real food, Recipes, Simple, Vanilla extract
I have made this as a dessert and omitted the sweetener and served it for breakfast. It is delicious either way. It tastes great warm or cold and is full of healthy fats, omega-3′s and protein.
Coconut Banana Custard
1 1/2 cups coconut milk powder (I buy mine from Wilderness Family Naturals)
4 cups very hot water
4 over-ripe bananas, mashed
8 free-range soy-free eggs (why soy free?)
2 Tbsp homemade vanilla extract
1/2 cup maple syrup (or sweetener of choice)
3 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp sea salt
Mix coconut milk powder and hot water. Whisk until smooth. Add all remaining ingredients and blend. Pour into a 11×13 casserole dish. Set the casserole dish into a larger pan filled with water. Bake in 350 degree oven for 55-65 minutes. Do not over-bake! Custard sets as it cools, and even more in the fridge. If cooked too long, the liquid will separate from the eggs, and it will turn out like a sweetened scrambled egg, with a bunch of excess liquid. You are looking for the edges to set, but the middle to slightly jiggle when you bump the pan. For the perfect custard, let it cool in the water bath for at least 30 minutes, then cover the dish with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 4 or more hours.
This can also be baked in individual ramekins or glass Pyrex dishes (for 35 minutes each). Pyrex dishes are very convenient if you’re planning to pack this in your lunch. You can just let it cool completely and snap on the lid and you’re all set.
I have made this with no sweetener before and it is delicious that way as well. It comes out slightly sweet and more eggy tasting and makes a great breakfast hot or cold.
You can use canned coconut milk (or make your own fresh), but I find it cheaper to use the powder.
For a more beautiful presentation, after the custard is finished baking place a layer of banana slices (or coconut flakes) on top and place under a hot broiler for 3-4 minutes. The bananas will carmelize and blacken and look beautiful on the plate.
May 11, 2012 at 1:01 AM (Almost Free, Fast, Make It Yourself, Recipes, Simple, Under $1.00)
Tags: Bake, baking, bread, Cook, cooking, Crouton, DIY, easy, Easy Recipes, food, frugal, Frugal Recipes, housekeeping, kitchen, Nutrition, real food, recipe, Recipes, Salad, Simple, sourdough
Salad season is a lot of fun for me this year. I am having a blast coming up with all sorts of salad dressing and fun creations. But what is a salad without a crunchy, salty, buttery crouton? I had Rob time me, and these took exactly 3 minutes and 4 seconds to prepare, and 9 minutes to bake in the oven. Now, that’s what I call fast food! (and a great use for stale bread).
Homemade Garlic Butter Croutons
1 Tbsp Butter
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
2 Cloves garlic, crushed
salt and pepper
Dash of basil, thyme or parsley for color (totally optional)
4 slices bread, cubed
Preheat the oven to 425. Heat butter, olive oil and garlic in a skillet. Cube some stale bread (I used whole wheat sourdough, but whatever you have around will work) and throw it in the pan. Toss the bread around and stir to coat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spread onto a cookie sheet and bake for 9-10 minutes. Let them cool completely and store in an airtight container. They will keep for 2-3 months.
May 5, 2012 at 1:01 AM (Almost Free, Fast, Homemade Hippie cleaning products, Make It Yourself, Non Toxic, Simple)
Tags: cleaning, DIY, easy, Easy Recipes, Essential oil, food, Frugal Recipes, Health, Home, homemade, housekeeping, kitchen, Non Toxic, Nutrition, recycle, repurpose, reuse, Simple
This is almost too easy to post about. I feel like I should have been doing this my entire life, and somehow I got tricked into paying $4 for a spray bottle of orange cleaner. Craziness.
I have a juicer now, and I am really enjoying fresh vegetable & fruit juices. However, I now have citrus peels coming out my ears. This is just one of the many uses for them. I’ll keeping posting more ideas to get rid of them, as I find them. Unfortunately chickens don’t like citrus peels, which is what I do with the rest of the veggie pulp, and I can’t bear to throw them away! (no I’m not a hoarder, just a crazy hippie)
Homemade Orange Cleaner
- Vinegar (just plain organic, white vinegar will do)
- lots of citrus peels (orange, lemon, lime or a combination)
Place peels in vinegar. I cut mine small and put them right in the original vinegar bottle, because I’m crazy like that. Let this sit around for 6 weeks or so. When you remember to shake it, shake it. This releases oil from the peels and makes it more a more potent grease cutter. I shook mine a lot and vigorously and let it sit around for about 2 months. You’re going to love this and use it like crazy, so I would recommend that you start a new gallon every month or so, so you never run out. Also, writing the date on the jug/jar really helps
Strain out the citrus when you think it’s “done”. Refill an old spray bottle (because I know you’re saving those right?) I honestly don’t think I will need to make any other cleaners now. This one just takes the cake. I have cleaned my oven, stove top, kitchen counters, sink, added 1/2 cup to the mop water, and sprayed the whole bathroom. It is very excellent for dusting! The only thing it won’t work for is windows/glass or to polish faucets and such. It is also excellent added to your sink full of dishes. If you are soaking some kind of baked on nasty lasagna or something, this does the trick. We all know that vinegar is great for cleaning and is a natural disinfectant, who knew that adding a bit of citrus oil would improve it so much?
Homemade Hippie All Purpose Cleanser and Disinfectant
Homemade Hippie Windex for 0.12 a bottle!
Homemade Hippie Scouring Powder
Homemade Hippie Dishwasher Detergent
Homemade Hippie Lip Balm
Homemade Hippie Wrinkle Cream
Homemade Hippie Mouthwash, Face Wash, Body Wash
A COMPLETE LIST HOMEMADE HIPPIE RECIPES
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