Homesteading Tips Archive | Six Dollar Family

I have always dreamed of homesteading and now, as an urban homesteader, I'm very quickly working on making my dream come true! That's where these homesteading tips and tricks come in. It is my goal as author of Six Dollar Family, to help would-be homesteaders realize their dreams too! These homesteading tips are lessons and skills I've had to learn in my own life as an urban homesteader. Now, it is my goal to pass them onto you  even if you're just starting out. If you're a seasoned homesteader, you'll find a new way of thinking and may even decide to try a new method, recipe or task!

Homesteading Tips and Advice

Here you'll find all sorts of homesteading tips! You'll see everything from why you should consider homesteading to my list of things to stop buying and make homemade, my DIY beauty recipes, homemade cleaner recipes and more! Each week, I add more tips that I'm positive will help you start (or manage!) you're own homestead too!

DIY Bedwetting Relief Cream

Bedwetting is one of those huge problems that no one talks about. For some kids, it's lack of correct potty training. For others it is a health issue and for some, its caused by a psychological issue. My Emma had the issue until she was five or so. For me, I tried everything that … [Read more...]

Homemade Hand Soap with Cypress and White Fir Scent

Sometimes, making your own products might not be cheaper, but they will almost always be healthier for you and your family. For my family, we didn't have much choice in making the change from buying everything at the store and getting to the point where we could stop buying and … [Read more...]

Home Remedies for the Flu + a Flu Fighting Essential Oil Blend {14 Ways to Treat the Flu Naturally}

School being back in session signals not only the end of summer, but also that flu season is right around the corner. If you're like me, you don't want to spend a ton of money on over the counter treatments that are filled with chemicals that don't really do your body any good. … [Read more...]

DIY Lavender Sleep Balm

When I was younger, it wasn't uncommon for my Mom to find me still awake at 2 a.m. and unable to sleep. Now, at 34 years old, I am still heavily prone to those same issues. Up until this past year, it wasn't unusual for me to watch the sunrise each morning or to go 24-36 hours … [Read more...]

DIY Castile Soap Laundry Detergent

I love making homemade cleaning supplies. That should be pretty evident by now but I mean it. I really do. There's just something about knowing that I am keeping my home clean and tidy without using a ton of harsh chemicals. Plus? Homemade cleaning supplies are so much cheaper … [Read more...]

DIY Window Cleaner – All Natural Homemade Cleaning Supplies

Are you looking for ways to save money? If so, are you certain that you've looked for every single way possible? We do up to and including making things ourselves instead of buying them. While some people are on board with making their own homemade cleaning supplies or homemade … [Read more...]

Natural Cleaners – Homemade Orange Oil Cleaner

I love oranges. They're one of my favorite snacks and anything orange scented is on the top of my smelly good stuffs list. Aside from smelling and tasting great, oranges are fantastic to use as natural cleaners. Obviously you don't want to be whipping out an orange and scrubbing … [Read more...]

8 Home Remedies to Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

Do you have high blood pressure? If so, you might be tired of taking a handful of medications to lower it. My Dad had hypertension and I can vividly recall him complaining about the medications he had to take each day. Not too many of us were quite as aware back then though so … [Read more...]

Natural Living – Diatomaceous Earth and Why you Should Use It

Have you ever used Diatomaceous Earth? Have you ever even heard of it? If you're like most people, you haven't. Diatomaceous earth or DE is the one of the most common natural substances on the earth yet the vast majority of people don't know it even exists. It's found in … [Read more...]

Homemade Body Wash – All Natural Earl Grey DIY Body Wash

Have you ever made DIY body wash? A lot of people don't actually realize that homemade body wash is incredibly easy to make. I love body wash but these days, the chemicals used in them don't mix well with my body. My only options are to contribute to the chronic pain that I feel … [Read more...]