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One of my goals this year has been to learn more about herbal medicine. I’ve been using essential oils in personal care products and culinary herbs as medicine for years, but I wanted to learn more about them. First on my list was to learn more about lavender benefits and uses. I use lavender essential […]

The post Lavender Benefits and How to Grow It appeared first on Our Inspired Roots.

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When I think of buying gifts for my friends and family, whether they are homesteaders or not, I like to make sure what I get them is thoughtful. That means my gifts have a great story, or are handmade, or are exactly what the recipient wants, or a combination of all three. In this guide, […]

The post 2018 Homesteader Gift Guide: Perfect Gifts for Your Homesteading Pals appeared first on Our Inspired Roots.

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Homesteading is a hard life. Rewarding? Sure. Fun? Usually. But easy? Oh, heck no! When I asked my readers what their biggest struggle with homesteading was, many of them said time. I get it! Time is one of the few things we can’t get more of. There are only so many hours in the day […]

The post 6 Biggest Homestead Time Management Mistakes (and how to avoid them) appeared first on Our Inspired Roots.

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I’ve mentioned before how much I love growing my own probiotics but this fermented root vegetables recipe is especially fun because it has a bit of an asian flare to it. It’s great as a side dish with any asian inspired cuisine or on it’s own. Being on the AIP (auto-immune paleo) diet, the list […]

The post Lacto-Fermented Gingered Root Vegetables (recipe and review) appeared first on Our Inspired Roots.

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When I found out I was pregnant for the first time, everything became pregnancy and baby related. I started researching (obsessively? maybe…) which products were safe for me during pregnancy and for my baby when she was born. As I read more and more, I started to notice that there were lots of products that […]

The post 20+ Homemade Beauty Product Recipes (You Must Try Now!) appeared first on Our Inspired Roots.

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I’ve had many gardens in my years as a homesteader. My first was a single aloe plant in the window of my apartment kitchen. Then I had a single raised bed which seemed like a huge thing (and it totally was!).  After that I had 4 raised beds. Now I have an in ground garden […]

The post How to Make Organic Fertilizer: Manure Tea appeared first on Purposefully Simple.

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