DIY Carpet Shampoo

I didn’t like the soap I was purchasing to put in it.  I didn’t like the price, the smell, and later the ingredients listed on the label.  So, what did I do?  You guessed it, I started making my own! … More DIY Carpet Shampoo

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Dangerous: Fact or Myth

BUBBLES!  Do you expect bubbles or suds in order to feel like something is clean?  So did I.  Then I began learning about chemicals and learned that we are actually trained to need that.  You know what makes those bubbles?  A toxic chemical called… Sodium Lauryl Sulfate… SLS. It is a surfactant added to everything … More Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Dangerous: Fact or Myth

Long Lasting Laundry Soap

Something I’ve come to love about Chemical Free Living is that it usually means SAVING MONEY!  We began using this soap recipe in 2010!  It was a great way to save money on a TIGHT budget… well, no budget then.  It was pay check to pay check at that point. I would make 5 gallons … More Long Lasting Laundry Soap

When We Gave Up On Debt

In June 2011 our church hosted its first ever Financial Peach University (FPU). I really wanted to attend this 13 week class but my husband was not interested. We knew we were in debt. We knew we needed out of debt. That was the picture he saw. At the time I had a sock drawer … More When We Gave Up On Debt