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The Revolutionary Roller Ball

That's right! The revolutionary roller ball , one of the best inventions ever, and here's why! First and foremost, you can make those precious essential oils go farther, therefore saving lots of money, and who doesn't like that, right? You can dilute your pure oil by placing 15-30 drops in a 10 ml roller bottle [...]

By | February 18th, 2017|Home Apothecary, Homemaking|4 Comments

Old Fashioned Lye Soap

You often hear older people talk about good old fashioned lye soap, for good reason!  It was an excellent laundry and cleaning aid! The truth is, all soap is made with lye, there just is no  way to make soap without it. The difference however, between good facial soap and good  lye soap for cleaning, [...]

By | February 2nd, 2017|Homemaking, Natural cleaning, Uncategorized|3 Comments

Quick and Easy Hot Chocolate

The snow is crunchy, the air is crisp, and who doesn't love to come inside and warm up with a steaming cup of hot chocolate? I'm going to share with you a quick and easy recipe for delicious hot chocolate mix that you can make and store, or give away as gifts! Why make your [...]

By | January 14th, 2017|Clean Eating, The Kitchen|Comments Off on Quick and Easy Hot Chocolate

Healthy Cleaning Part ll

If you're like me, and tired of the chemical cocktails for sale at the store to clean our houses with, cleaners that contain chemicals that will disrupt our hormones, cause allergies, potentially harm our children, pets and ourselves, then you will enjoy learning about some wonderful alternatives! My last post was about how to make [...]

By | January 11th, 2017|Homemaking, Natural cleaning|Comments Off on Healthy Cleaning Part ll

“Summer”izing Your House!

Today is one cold, and I do mean cold day! It's three degrees outside here in Southwest MN. and  I think we are beginning to get cabin fever! You all know I love to make natural products, to use on my family, and to clean with. In the next few posts, I'm going to do [...]

By | January 4th, 2017|Homemaking, Natural cleaning|Comments Off on “Summer”izing Your House!

Scent Your Season Naturally

When it comes to homey holiday fragrances, I'm totally in love. I used to be the first one to grab up all the plug ins, air fresheners, candles etc. to make my house smell like a winter wonderland! That is, until I found out how harmful those are to our families. After deciding to go [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Herbs, Homemaking|Comments Off on Scent Your Season Naturally

Making Bath Bombs!

Making bath bombs is one of the things we have been super busy with here at The Prairie Apothecary Company. Getting ready for up coming spring  craft fairs, Mother's Day, and just Spring in general! Spring is coming, I promise it is, although after yesterday being 60 degrees and today back down to 30 and [...]

By | February 29th, 2016|Herbs, Home Apothecary, Soaping|Comments Off on Making Bath Bombs!

Home Spa Day

What could be more fun on a cold winter day than staying inside for a home spa day? Pamper your winter worn skin with some special treatment, your skin will thank you, and your stress levels will lower to boot! Having raised three girls, this was one of our favorite treats. Here is a picture [...]

By | January 15th, 2016|Herbs, Home Apothecary|Comments Off on Home Spa Day