Making Paints Like the Greats DIY Natural Herbal Earth Paints – Natural Hippy Homeschool Series

What would this world be without paint? Life would be so boring and our understanding of each other's experiences would be gone. Pieces of art through the ages, help us to understand better what was going on in the time period that it was created. Without paint, we would have no picture of humanity through the ages. I grew up with a love for all things creative, but my mother was the one who instilled in me a deep love for art and the need to express my own self through it.  Continue reading “Making Paints Like the Greats DIY Natural Herbal Earth Paints – Natural Hippy Homeschool Series”

Color the Rainbow With Homemade Block & Stick Wax Crayons – Natural Hippy Homeschool Series

Crayons are a household staple, whether you have kiddos or not. Pretty much every American I know, grew up coloring with crayons as some point in their lives. I grew up with a plethora of art supplies, including the big box of Crayola crayons. You know what I am talking about…Macaroni & Cheese, Cerulean blue, Jungle green; a big box of pretty much every color you could imagine. (Cerulean blue and Jungle green are still my two favorites to this day!) I knew, when setting up Syfy's natural homeschool, that the first thing we needed to stock up on were crayons. What homeschool (or any school for that matter) doesn't have crayons? Now you can stock up with homemade crayons made with ingredients from nature. Continue reading “Color the Rainbow With Homemade Block & Stick Wax Crayons – Natural Hippy Homeschool Series”

Gettin’ Sticky With It – 5 Homemade Glue & Paste Recipes (Gluten-Free & Vegan recipes included) – Natural Hippy Homeschool Series

Glue is the fiber that binds our crafts together. It holds the paper together in our collages and binds our pages together in our homemade books. Glue is what holds the googly eyes onto the fearsome monsters and feathers onto our beautiful birds. Glue is one of the most important ingredients to any homeschool classroom, but did you know that you could easily make it using natural ingredients from your pantry? I definitely didn't realize it was so easy to make it myself. Continue reading “Gettin' Sticky With It – 5 Homemade Glue & Paste Recipes (Gluten-Free & Vegan recipes included) – Natural Hippy Homeschool Series”

DIY Natural Herbal Ink & Feather Pen – Natural Hippy Homeschool Series

I am not sure why, but somehow I always thought that ink-making was a thing of the past. I grew up with pens that just worked automatically and never really knew where or how ink was made. I am not even sure that I cared about ink and it's history until I took it upon myself to learn how to make ink for myself. It may sound silly, but I find the idea of being able to make EVERYTHING that we need to sustain our livelihoods, without having to rely on some other source, to be really awesome. Ink is one of those things that is needed for so many purposes and is very easy to create. Saving knowledge, writing letters, and learning to read and write, all require ink (when no computers are involved!). Because of ink, we are able to grasp our history and learn from mistakes.  Continue reading “DIY Natural Herbal Ink & Feather Pen – Natural Hippy Homeschool Series”

We’re Starting Kindergarten! Create Your Own Natural Hippy Homeschool

It's crazy to me, how time flies. On the day that Syfy was born, I can vaguely remember wondering to myself what it would be like to have a school age child. I thought, “Only the best for him” (like just about every mom out there). At first, I didn't realize that that meant I was going to be his Kindergarten teacher. I didn't go into parenthood planning to homeschool, it just somehow found me, and then followed me around until I finally agreed to do it.  Continue reading “We're Starting Kindergarten! Create Your Own Natural Hippy Homeschool”

Turn Up the Rouge On Your Cheeks – DIY Foxy Face Powdered Blush

Some people have the natural ability to make a rouge color in their cheeks, just with the thought of something that embarrasses them. Others have constant pink cheeks all day, every day. While others have to supplement the rouge in their cheeks using blush. Since the dawn of makeup, women have been applying blush to their cheekbones, trying to make them look higher and more prominent than the next girls. Even Cleopatra used rouge on her cheeks, though she chose to color her cheeks using carmine (a red color that comes from an insect!) rather than beet root (the vegetable color we will use today!) Continue reading “Turn Up the Rouge On Your Cheeks – DIY Foxy Face Powdered Blush”

Bring Out the Natural Glow in Your Face – DIY Foxy Facial Powder

Makeup is something I know quite well. I began using it when I was 13 years old and from there I spent plenty of time playing with colors and experimenting with different styles. I really love being able to naturally enhance my beauty, giving my face the natural glow I want to present to the world. Makeup should never really cover up, it should enhance. You can hide imperfections, but it's not about putting on a mask.  Continue reading “Bring Out the Natural Glow in Your Face – DIY Foxy Facial Powder”

Get Rid of Growing Pains! Growing Pain Relief Bath & Massage Oil

As a parent, one of the most common ailments we see, are growing pains. It starts at bedtime (or even in the middle of the night), and keeps the whole house awake until they go away! It's rough seeing your child go through pain, no matter the severity. Especially in the middle of the night, when everyone in the house needs their sleep! It was around three years old that Syfy would wake up in the middle of the night crying in pain because his legs hurt. With small children, their sleep patterns are always changing as they grow, but we, as parents, tend to get used to the times when they are sleeping well. At this time, Syfy had been sleeping 12 hour nights with no issues waking up in the middle of the night. I was getting used to sleeping so well, and began to let the routine feel comfortable until the growing pains began, and my 8 hours of sleep went down to 3. I was desperate to find a natural solution that could help us all get back to those prized nights of sleep.  Continue reading “Get Rid of Growing Pains! Growing Pain Relief Bath & Massage Oil”

Soothe Your Sore Muscles – DIY Muscle Mender Oil & Salve

Pain is something I understand very well. I have been dealing with it for the majority of my life. I have spent the last two decades studying and testing out all sorts of pain relief medications, exercises, salves, creams, drugs, and more. The secret to my own pain relief wasn't in any pill bottle. It included ditching all kinds of foods and cosmetics that contain neural-toxins, yoga 3-5 times a week, and my own homemade herbal infused salves massaged all over my back and legs. Continue reading “Soothe Your Sore Muscles – DIY Muscle Mender Oil & Salve”

Quick & Easy Healthy Homemade Sloppy Joes

I love really easy meals that are also comfort foods. I like them even more if they take no time at all to put together! One of my favorite comfort foods from my childhood is sloppy joes! It's super easy to make, takes no time at all, and all the ingredients are simple whole foods that when mixed together make the sloppiest and most tasty dinner, any kid is sure to love! Continue reading “Quick & Easy Healthy Homemade Sloppy Joes”