There are many frugal ways to become organic and natural. I know that we went through the leap, and really, it took us about a year to live organically. However, now we are so healthy! Read how it changed our lives. Sometimes, it is just a change in mindset that sends us on a new course in changing our lifestyle.
1) Use stores like Sam’s Club or Costco to purchase organic and bulk items.
2) Juice your own fruits and vegetables from whole foods. Use only 1-2 TBL of your concentrate with sweetener for 8 ounces of water. Or, make teas from bulk tea companies.
3) Use essential oils and herbs to treat just about any household injury, cold, flu or virus.
4) Buy bulk dried supplies from Azure Standard, or on Amazon.com.
5) Make your own crockpot yogurt; it doesn’t have to be milk-based.
6) Organic grass-fed meats, or farm raised fish do retain more nutritional benefits. Order your meat from a fairly local supplier in bulk, or using coupons and grocery fliers. Zaycon Foods sells natural, almost organic meats, but they do not use growth hormones.
7) Get serious about starting a garden…even if it is in Mason jars! It does not have to be expensive if you grow organically. Keep it watered and weeded, using natural methods to control any problems with insects.
8) Get some chickens for eggs, insects and good fertilizer!
Depending on how much or how little land you have, you can become more creative! For your family, it may mean finding local farms, or bartering. Or, if you live more in the city or in town, it may mean a small plot garden, or hanging pots of tomatoes on the back porch.
Many thanks to Frugally Sustainable for the link-up