homesteaderlife

Homesteader.life

Raleigh, North Carolina | 7 Sales

homesteaderlife

Homesteader.life

Raleigh, North Carolina 7 Sales On Etsy since 2017

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Lindsay Michael

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Lindsay Michael

Announcement    Thank you for stopping by! I provide high-quality, homemade lip balms, body wash, and cleaning products free of man-made chemicals and toxins in reusable, recycled, and biodegradable packaging. Custom orders available. :)

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Last updated on Nov 10, 2017

Thank you for stopping by! I provide high-quality, homemade lip balms, body wash, and cleaning products free of man-made chemicals and toxins in reusable, recycled, and biodegradable packaging. Custom orders available. :)

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Homesteading, nature, and all that granola...

Geez… Where to start? My name is Lindsay Karchner Michael. I’m from a very small town in the mountains of Pennsylvania. I grew up in nature. My family built a small log cabin in the woods and we lived a natural way of life. Dad hunted a great deal and sometimes we kept a garden.

We also have a camp further out into the wilderness. Everyone up there has a camp. In case you aren’t sure what in heck I’m talking about, camp is a little run-down shack of some sort that your family owns to vacation in. To relax. To hunt and fish. To do work on the camp. To make things harder on yourself in some ways. That might sound silly. When I’m at camp there are few worries, but the few that I have are big – fresh water, firewood, rattlesnakes, and bears. There is no cell phone service and the nearest hospital is 45 minutes away. Planning is a huge deal. But I’m getting off track here…

Once my family’s business grew, we moved closer to town. I went off to college and trips back home grew less frequent. I moved to North Carolina, where I live today. As time went by I started going home more. Going back to camp. Getting into healthy foods and back to a more natural way of life. I realized I just felt better in the woods.

In the last six years or so I have been striving to get back to a permanent “camp” situation. I started a blog at homesteader.life. The lip balms and other products are an extension of the blog and my life. I enjoy making them for myself and as gifts. I decided to offer them for sale after receiving a lot of positive feedback and encouragement. I started the blog because I’m seeing things are happening in favor of achieving my permanent homesteader lifestyle. I want to keep that going.

Another reason for the blog is that in the near future my husband will go on a deployment for a long time. There is a very good chance that I will be able to get internet at my camp this summer. If that is true, I will be staying up there for a whole season while he is gone. I wanted an outlet to post my adventures.

My last reason is that I have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). My nervous system doesn’t like synthetic chemicals or pharmaceuticals. I’ve had numerous allergic reactions to man-made drugs. Heck, I can’t even go in a shopping mall anymore because the perfumes, candles, plastics, etc. make me ill within a few minutes. I’ve spent years gathering information on how to alleviate this. I've cleaned up my diet and got rid of man-made scents, chemicals, etc. THAT was the difference. I just make my own skin care and household products instead. I still have OCD, but the anxiety is gone. I retained the cool stuff about it (being organized), but the other stuff just went away. I no longer have to count everything or avoid cracks in the sidewalk. When I still used a microwave, I had to turn it off at the 6 second mark because that’s my favorite number. If I missed it, I had to let it finish even if something was boiling over. Those days are gone (and so is the microwave). All I can tell you is that it has been worth every minute and dollar spent. After getting my diet right I have never felt better in my entire life. I want to continue this journey. I want to know what you know, and maybe I’ll help someone along the way, too. Visit me at homesteader.life! ;)

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    I’m from a small town in the mountains of Pennsylvania. My family built a log cabin in the woods and we lived a natural way of life. Homesteading has always been part of my life no matter how far I roam from the wilderness...

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