Here’s how neem oil can do double duty for organic gardeners

Neem oil. It's a thick, tan-colored oil extracted from the mechanically-pressed (or chemically-processed) seed of the neem tree. Neem is one of those plants that is almost certainly under-utilized across most of the world. It's all-natural and vegan. You can use neem oil for organic pest control but wait, there's more... Don't eat the neemYes,…

If you’re looking for my latest post on Zero Waste homemade soap, it will be right back (updated!)

We are having technical difficulties with the latest, great post on Zero Waste Homemade Soap. I’m so disappointed, but WordPress tech is helping me retrieve my lost post. I hope to have it republished tonight by kickoff time! It’s Super Bowl Sunday in the States. Please enjoy some unique posts while you’re waiting… How (and…

Top ten bestsellers on Amazon handmade handcrafted items that are not all booze glasses

10 best-selling handcrafted items on Amazon that aren’t booze glasses

If you were to do the research yourself, you'd find that 12 of the top 20 handcrafted items on Amazon Handmade right now are booze glasses. Whiskey glasses with bullets in the side (7 out of 12). Wine glasses with funny sayings (3 of 12). And uh, the remaining two are whiskey glasses with funny sayings.

I like booze, but I also like variety, which is hard to find on the Handmade Bestseller list. Not one to give up quickly, I challenged myself to dig past the pile of booze glasses and get you a different Top 10 list of (mostly but not entirely) sober bestsellers.

Violas in egg wash. Base of homemade DIY viola craft.

Secret Amazon site for handcrafted natural products

How could I possibly not know about this?! I am on every single day. Still, it came as a true surprise when I—a lover of natural products and long-time Prime member—stumbled on the artisan market as I was signing up to be an Amazon Affiliate for Farmstand culture.

Now, not only am I going to show you easy ways to comparison shop the handcrafted stuff, I am going to spend my own money to buy products and produce reviews on anything that catches my eye this autumn and winter.

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