Healthy Home
Make your home a safe haven with efficient design, chemical-free cleaning methods and home organization tips.

12 DIY Projects That Bring Nature Indoors

With spring right around the corner Houzz shares 12 DIY ways to bring elements of nature indoors!

A Clean, Healthy Home for Free

These no- and low-cost simple maintenance tips will help you create and keep a healthy living space.

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Spring Home Comfort

Spring Cleaning: Citrus Scrubber
Simple cleaning products bring nature's fragrances indoors.

Truly Clean Cleaners
Try these products for a safe, all-natural clean.

Best Essential Oils for Cleaning
Find out how to choose the best essential oils for cleaning your home.






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DIY Furniture Cleaners with Olive Oil

Learn how to include this pantry staple in a couple of DIY household cleaners, including a homemade furniture polish and homemade leather conditioner.

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HEART QUILT RACK E-PLAN

  • Size - 25 1/2" x 9 1/4" x 32"
  • Display your favorite quilts on this heart-accented rack
  • Complete list of materials
  • Step-by-step instructions

Display your favorite quilts on this heart-accented rack. Finished product size: 25.5-by-9.25-by-32 inches.


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500 TIME-TESTED HOME REMEDIES AND THE SCIENCE BEHIND THEM

Look no further! From insect bites, insomnia and upset stomach to nasal congestion, stress and heart health, 500 Time-Tested Home Remedies offers easy, effective recipes to bolster your resistance to illness, ease aches and pains, and manage minor ailments naturally.

The authors explain the science behind these remedies, debunk common myths, and let you know when to call the doctor. In addition, they provide a blueprint for wellness for you and your family. The book's 500 recipes contain readily available, inexpensive and safe ingredients. Many you'll find within your cupboards or at the grocery store. For example:

  • Dab on tea tree oil to clear up acne
  • Gargle with sage and thyme tea to combat sore throat
  • Engage in mindfulness exercises for weight loss
  • Eat chia seed to help with hay fever
  • Whip up a calendula salve for diaper rash
  • Heal dry skin with coconut oil
  • Lift mood with a gratitude journal
  • Take elderberry syrup for influenza
  • Apply aloe vera gel and peppermint essential oil to sore muscles
… And more!

$21.99

MASTERING ARTISAN CHEESEMAKING

Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking - the forthcoming book by acclaimed cheesemaker Gianaclis Caldwell - is the book every cheesemaker will want as their guide, taking them from creating their first, simple cheeses to producing unique, masterpiece cheeses.

While there are increasing numbers of books out there on making cheese, none approach the intricacies of the science behind how milk becomes cheese in such easy-to-understand detail. Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking explores the complexity of fermentation, affinage (aging), and considerations for preparing each category of cheese variety.

The history, science, culture and art of making handmade cheese on a small scale receive a thorough examination. Caldwell provides comprehensive information on home-scale equipment and scaling for what makes most sense. She furnishes readers with everything they could hope to know about affinage and using oils, brushes, waxes and other alternative aging techniques.

The book contains extensive recipes that include hard numbers, as well as the concepts behind each style of cheese. There are beautiful photographs, profiles of other cheesemakers, a detailed troubleshooting guide, and an extensive appendix for quick reference in the preparation and aging rooms.

Caldwell acts as a tutor, guide and cheering section as readers follow the pathway to cheesemaking artisanship described in Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking. This enjoyable and easy-to-use book will thoroughly explain the craft and techniques that allow milk to be transformed into epicurean masterpieces. For everyone from the avid home hobbyist to the serious commercial artisan, Caldwell has created an irreplaceable resource.

$40.00