The Hippie Blog
The Importance of a Self Care Ritual
Whether you choose to take a relaxing bath infused with bath salts, diffuse essential oils in your living space, or sip on a cup of herbal tea, the power of these natural elements can help you to unwind, destress, and reconnect with yourself.
With fall right around the corner our favorite armed pollinators tend to be a little on the grumpy side. Yellow jacke...
Grow Your Own Immune-Boosting Herb Garden
Find out how easy it is to start an herb garden featuring immune-boosting echinacea, oregano, thyme, lemon balm, and rosemary.
Start Your Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils
Green your spring cleaning routine this year with essential oils.
5 Ways to Stay Ahead of SAD
Lifestyle and nutrition tweaks to keep you happy from December until spring, plus your mood’s surprising connection to the gut.
Natural Dry Skin Remedies
With the onset of cooler, drier weather, our skin can easily become dry, cracked, and rough. But with some quick and easy steps you can keep your skin smooth and healthy all year round!
Autumn in the Garden
I have so much to be grateful for in this season that extends to much more than the garden harvest alone.
For the Love of an Old Dog
Behind every old dog is an owner who would do whatever it takes to make sure their loyal friend is happy, healthy, and living their best life.
Let's Get in the Garden!
Last month when there was a run on groceries it was a bit alarming to walk through the stores and see all of the empty shelves. For us, going to the store isn't critical. We have a large freezer, canned jellies, sauces, and vegetables, and eggs from our hens, but I can only imagine how scary it must be for those who don't. If you depend on the grocery store for all of your food, seeing empty shelves and hearing news about food shortages must be terrifying! But it doesn't have to be, with the arrival of spring, now is the perfect time to start taking back some of your food security.
Meet my friend SCOBY! How to make kombucha at home.
It's slimy and smelly but it sure makes a tasty drink! Meet my friend SCOBY. This beautiful Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast perfectly ferments sweet tea into a health food powerhouse full of probiotics and antioxidants.
Palm Oil Free - Does it matter to you?
Here at the Hippie Homesteader we are proudly palm oil free. I have gone to great lengths since the beginning of this venture, changing vendors, changing recipes, contacting suppliers in order to make sure palm oil stays out of all of our products, but - does it matter to you? One of the most difficult items to find palm oil free seems to be soap.
Welcoming in a new decade...
We knew 2019 was going to be rough. The year of change we called it, as it seemed like it was time to make big decisions, face every challenge head on, and leave behind our comfortable past.