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Dr. Bronner’s Soap: Why Hippies Love It and Preppers Should Too

Maybe you’ve heard of Dr. Bronner’s Soap, maybe not. If you haven’t, here’s a little background information about the company’s founder and philosophy. by Jolina Flowers, SHTFblog’s Expat Prepper Dr. Bronner’s Founding Father  Emanuel Theodore HeilBronner was born in Germany in 1908 as the third-generation of soap-makers in the town of HeilBronn. He later obtained a degree in chemistry in addition to his master soapmaker certification. Having sufficient foresight to see where the country was headed, he left Germany in 1929 and became an expatriate, then a citizen of the…

Top 7 Items for DIY Home and Body Cleaning

The New Year always makes me want to clean the house. Fresh start, clean slate, all that jazz. I don’t want to spend a fortune on fancy cleaners that won’t kill me, and I’m not going to cheap out and buy stuff that will aggravate my asthma. My solution is to largely make my own cleaning supplies. I’ve posted before about my DIY Body Care. I’m equally low tech when it comes to a dirty kitchen sink.  Here are 10 of my top picks to have on hand to whip…

Homemade DIY Shampoo and Conditioner Recipes

Just because SHTF doesn’t mean you have to look like it.  Stock up on just two ingredients—liquid soap and apple cider vinegar—so you can look camera-ready while others are fretting because they’ve run out of L’Oreal products. In two of the recipes, you’ll use some variety of Dr. Bronner’s Magic 18-in-1 fair trade liquid castile soap.  Yes, that’s a mouthful, and some users insist that one of the 18 ways to use it is as toothpaste.  Keep that in mind when SHTF, but until then maybe stick to Crest or…