How to Make Liquid Castile Soap from a Bar

I truly adore Castile soap. I use it everyday of my life in some way, shape or form. Almost every one of my homemade cleaning products or homemade beauty products uses it. It is one of the most versatile soaps out available. As much as I love Castile soap, the cost can be … [Read more...]

DIY Acne Mask with Essential Oils

My girls are at the age where acne can start rearing its ugly head. One has combination skin while the other has skin that is quite acne prone. When she first began having issues with her skin, I could have easily gotten her a commercial acne fighter. I did not want to do that … [Read more...]

51 Ways My Family Went Zero Waste to Save Money

Have you ever stopped to think about how much waste your family puts out each day? If not, take a quick look around because I'm certain that like I was; you will be very unpleasantly surprised. It doesn't matter what area of your life the waste is in; waste in your home and life … [Read more...]

27 Must Have Canning Supplies for Beginners Learning How to Can Food

Canning has become one of my favorite things to do to save money on food. Aside from the savings, I love the fact that I can provide healthy, shelf stable foods for my family when times are rough or we're in the middle of an emergency. Plus, once you are bit by the canning bug, … [Read more...]

Lotion Bar Recipe with Earl Grey Scent

As a diabetic, I have extremely dry skin. If I allow it to, my skin peels and cracks because I just can't seem to keep it hydrated enough. Over the years, I've learned to make homemade beauty products that help with it in ways commercial products just don't. I started with … [Read more...]

How to Grow Tomatoes { How to Grow Tomato Plants }

One of the first things I ever grew in my garden was tomato plants. When I was first learning how to start a garden, they were the very first plant I went with partially because they're so easy to grow and partially because there are so many varieties of tomato plants. For our … [Read more...]

Corn Cob Jelly Recipe – Simple Small Batch Canning Recipes

If you've been a Six Dollar Family reader for any length of time, you'll probably have already figured out that I hate waste; especially food waste. We are such as wasteful society that I feel like we would all have lives with a much higher quality of life and more money in our … [Read more...]

How to Can Food {Home Canning Basics 101}

Back in 2012, I suddenly found myself with more than 70 lbs of chicken that I needed to find a way to preserve. I had gone looking for new ways to save money on food and boy, did I hit the jackpot! What I hadn't considered though was that we lived in a tiny apartment with only a … [Read more...]

How to Can Carrots for Long Term Storage

Do you can your own foods? Canning seems to be an art-form that died off for a while, but recently, it appears to be going through a resurgence. Learning how to can your own foods can be intimidating and frankly, down right scary when you first begin. There's a lot of reasons for … [Read more...]

How to Make Homemade Soap – 33 Homemade Soap Recipes

A couple of years ago, I discovered the joy of learning how to make homemade soap. Not only does it save you significantly, but it's also pretty relaxing. As far as savings, learning how to make homemade soap was pretty high on the list of things to stop buying and make that we … [Read more...]