$49.00 USD

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While we do our best to share accurate and up-to-date information and practices, due to the many variables involved in canning and preserving, you bear the sole responsibility to know and follow up-to-date processing information and practices with your local county extension office or official of choice. You bear the responsibility of following their guidance and practices in determining whether the contents are being properly stored. We are not responsible for any error or omission in any of the information provided.

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Tell your doctor about all your self-sufficiency, home growing, and livestock dreams. Be warned you may start talking about seeds, the state of your garden and how many jars of home canned food lines your shelves to anyone within a five-foot radius. 

We cannot and do not make any guarantees to the efficacy of these recipes when doing these on your own in your own kitchen. Simply put, there are simply too many variables when it comes to growing your own food, canning, herbing, and raising livestock. What we do offer is what has worked the best for us. It is our hope that it works out the same for you, too!

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Yes, send me the physical copy of The Made-from-Scratch Life: Simple Ways to Create a Natural Home with extra homemade cleaners and laundry soap recipes for only $19.99 (free shipping)

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Homemade Bath & Body

In this class you will learn:


  • how to make natural nourishing homemade soap

  • how to make herbal infused body butters that truly moisturize the skin

  • how to make herbal infused lip balms that protect and moisturize without petroleum

  • how to make homemade candles without synthetic fragrances that smell amazing

  • how to make herbal balms and salves for your natural medicine cabinet

  • how to know which herbs and essential oils are best and how to stay safe! 

  • and more!

Plus you get:

  • step-by-step videos to watch anytime you want

  • 24/7 unlimited access

  • recipes and cheat sheet download guides

  • BONUS: the 3 how to videos from the kitchen section of Hand Made, including making a sourdough starter and homemade doughnuts

The paperback copy of Hand Made is available to residents of the United States only within this offer. 


What People Are Saying:

Oh my! This soap smells heavenly and looks amazing! Thank you Melissa for your help and your recipe along with your videos.

Ashley B

I appreciate that you are so thorough in your tutorials for visual learners like me. Your posts and tutorials show your love of teaching others how to be more self sufficient, whether they are homesteaders, yard gardeners, or people like me who get their produce from local Farmers Markets. When I think about what I've learned and accomplished, I know this class is truly one of the best investments I've ever made in my family's health and well-being. Thank you, Melissa!

Kathy P.

So far I've made the lotion bars, salve and soap. Thanks Melissa this is wonderful. This is the start of many to come.

Robin S.