Tuesday, September 20, 2016

100+ DIY Projects to Make with Fruit Scraps Ebook by JES


100 + DIY Projects to Make with Fruit Scraps

{Recipes with Matching Printable Labels}

An Old Fashioned "Waste Not, Want Not" Recipe and Resource Book

“Gather up the fragments that remain, so that nothing is lost.”
~ John 6:12b


Presenting the "little hobby project I have been working on" where every frugal recipe revolves around fruit scraps! In some recipes we are tapping into the medicinal value of the scraps, in some the aromatic benefits, while in others it is the flavor they provide... I like to think of it as An Old Fashioned "Waste Not, Want Not" Recipe and Resource Book.


If you love turning trash into treasure, especially when it involves filling the pantry, broadening the food menu, home decorating, natural cleaning ideas, nourishing bath and body care recipes, home remedies and so forth-- then this book is for you. All the do-it-yourself projects revolve frugally around the foundation of fruit scraps that you would generally throw away! What makes this DIY Ebook a bit different than most is that none of the recipes require the use of expensive essential oils (though they could be added to enhance some of the recipes--if you desire). All the products are made from scratch by tapping into the beneficial properties of the powerful fruit peels! As you have always heard (and now know) that there are more vitamins in the peel than the actual fruit, you will be gleaning the gold in these recipes!


The other neat part is that all of the shelf-stable projects come with matching labels. This makes it an ideal book for gift giving ideas as well! At least 100 of the recipes are shared with a full color photograph of each product.

Chapter Sections Included (with Introduction) from the Ebook:

"Bath and Body" Recipes
Featuring a variety of all-natural products to fill your powder room shelves such as
balms, bath salts, face care products, natural perfume, scrubs, easy to make soaps, oils, powders, etc.


After preparing pies, jams, fruit sauces and such, you are left with a heaping pile of peels and scraps. Though the chickens, livestock and compost pile may enjoy them, the prospect of filling your pantry shelves, medicine chest and bathroom cabinet instead may be a bit more exciting! If you feel strongly toward our Depression Era ancestors, then the wise saying, “waste not, want not” certainly resonates within you. With this in mind, our little project book is directed toward you, the one who sees a peel as potential and a scrap as an opportunity!

"Cleaning Closet" Recipes
Featuring a variety of toxin-free cleaning products to inspire a naturally clean home such as
recipes for all your housecleaning needs, laundry aids, kitchen solutions (i.e., produce wash), etc.


You will notice that the frugal projects shared in this book showcase many citrus fruits. I consider their varied uses a blessing! They are in season in the winter when many of our gardens have gone to sleep, and extra time is on our valuable homemaking and homesteading hands. You have permission to be creative and productive while hibernating in your cozy home! There are also many other projects included that are focused on summer and spring produce as well which will give you plenty of DIY pleasure all year round.

"Embellishing the Home" Recipes
Featuring a variety of projects to bring natural beauty and fragrance to your home such as
handmade potpourries, fragrant sachets and room sprays.


You will also notice that many expensive health supplements you may be purchasing can be produced for pennies! We go directly to the pure source, the peel, and find our home apothecary has increased (and with very little funds).

"The Kitchen Table" Recipes
Featuring a selection of products and foodstuffs to broaden your menus frugally such as
breakfast recipes, healthy beverages, snacks, desserts, syrups, etc.


In addition to the easy-to-make projects, we also include matching labels (when they pertain) that can turn an ordinary item into a lovely gift! Or, they can simply enhance your own pantry and powder room shelves.

"The Medicine Cabinet" Home Remedies
Featuring a selection of home remedies and food supplements for your health such as
medicinal and protective oil blends, salves, tonics, booster powders, immune support products, etc.


Ingredients were carefully chosen in this e-book to reflect the most basic items we needed to accomplish the recipe properly while maintaining a budget. This means there are no recipes requiring expensive essential oils or a very random ingredient that you would never use again. If there is a rare item on our list, rest assured it will be used in at least a handful of our recipes (glycerin comes to mind here) to make the purchase worthwhile.

"The Pantry" Recipes
Featuring a variety of useful products that are “shelf stable” to fill your pantry shelves such as
make your own mixes, extracts, tea blends, seasonings, jelly, syrups, vinegars, etc.


There is also a section in many of the tutorials that give you ideas for when you are “feeling frugal” such as how to recycle items to make the project for pennies. We also share a “feeling fancy” idea, which can include luxurious additions such as essential oils and herbs. However, each project is first shared with the frugal foundational recipe in mind. For those that think that frugal can’t be fancy, I do hope this little publication gives you a change of heart.

Final Chapter: "Miscellaneous Uses for Popular Fruits"
Featuring a variety of creative ways to use the most common fruit scraps.


**Giveaway now closed. ** Before I officially market the Ebook, I would love to give one copy to one of our sweet readers! This giveaway is open to any one of you from around the globe! Simply enter via the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the easy instructions. You have an opportunity for seven entries (+ Bonus 5) per person and one week to enter. Happy kitchen-crafting! Love, JES 




Thank you to all who entered!

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    59 comments:

    1. What a wonderful book but the medicine home remedies sounds so interesting!

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    2. Yes I agree! The medicine home remedies does sound interesting! But the rest of the book chapters looks good too!

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    3. Nice book! Loving all these ideas ♥

      summerdaisycottage.blogspot.com

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    4. ARE YOU KIDDING! The whole EBook is of interest... your inspiration to and for the homemaker is just simply - well, HUGE BLESSING! I have used your printables for my home - no matter where that has been, for a long while. Thank you JES!

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    5. Thank you Jes for all of the hard work in compiling this wonderful resource! Can't wait!

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    6. The miscellaneous uses for popular fruits interests me a great deal, too!

      Kelley~

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    7. I so enjoy your blog. I'm just getting into making my own teas thanks to your recipes. This sounds like a great resource!

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    8. JES, this looks like it would be very helpful, what a great resource!

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    9. I look forwards to reading the whole book, but the pantry and medical chapters are off most interest I think! Thank you so much for collating it all!

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    10. this looks fun and terrific - congratulations!

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    11. ooh! How fun and educational! My favorite would be either Embellishing the Home or the Kitchen Table! Thank you and God bless you! :)

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    12. I am very interested in your new book. I love to save scraps of veggies to make veggie broth. So I would really enjoy learning of new ways to use scraps of fruit (besides feeding them to the chickens!!). Thanks for the giveaway!! :)

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    13. What part of that book doesn't seem interesting?
      Probably bath and body ranks at the top. I don't know much about making frugal soaps and cleaners. It'd be great to learn more, especially using kitchen scraps!
      -Christina

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    14. All of the chapters look so interesting! I have followed your blog for many years and use your wonderful homemade recipes for home and gifts.
      Love all of the frugal and inspiring ideas!
      sports_momdo@yahoo.com

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    15. What an awesome idea for a book! So informative! I would be interested in all of the sections, it would be hard to choose a "most interesting"!! I love using every little bit of everything, and food scraps have been the most challenging for me. Thank you for compiling these ideas and offering them in a book!

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    16. They all sound great! However, if you want me to pick one, I guess the medicine cabinet one sounds very interesting.

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    17. They all sound great! However, if I have to choose one, I would say medicine cabinet.

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    18. Thanks for the chance to win! I am looking forward to reading the pantry chapter.

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    19. Your blog is one that I enjoy reading so much. Your information is an inspiration in being the Godly woman I desire to be to please the Lord. Thank you for the opportunity to enter to win the E book. What attached me was the use it up make do motto that I live by. I am always looking for was to use scraps. Again thank you

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    20. Thanks for the chance to win.I am interested in it all to be honest but perhaps especially the pantry,kitchen and bath areas!

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    21. Hi Jes!

      As you know, 'The Cleaning Closet' is my current interest, with thoughts on citrus peel cleaning solution. Your work here confirms what I already know about the cleaning power of citrus, and I thank you for this.

      Your whole book is timely and, I think, a beautiful companion for reinvigorating the different areas of the home with whatever is growing outside! There are two basic economies - the monetary economy and the Eternal's agricultural-based economy. The latter provides so much life without money, if we would apply ourselves to it!

      Thank you, Jes, for your beautiful home industry! To actually use what we have is a wonderful experience, and we are so much richer for it! You're a treasure!

      With warm regards,
      Rachel Holt

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    22. How very wonderful this is! Waste not want not. So good to make use of all that we can! Thank you!

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    23. PS, I would love to know about the shelf stable products so that I know what I can put into my pantry. :)

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    24. What a great resource this will be! The Table Top Recipes section looks intriguing.

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    25. Jes, that sounds like a very informative eBook and I will give it a plug on my blog once you have it on the market. Can't wait to read it! Thanks for all your hard work while putting it all together.

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    26. Congratualtions JES! I'm looking forward to reading this one!

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    27. The entire book interests me completely, but if I have to pick one, I will say that the Medicine Cabinet chapter will be my pick.

      Darlene

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    28. Thank you. I look forward to reading the book. Love the pantry recipes, also medicine cabinet chapter as well.

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    29. Wonderful giveaway! I am most interested in the house cleaning products - especially the dust spray.

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    30. I love how resourceful all of these are! I'm excited to give them a try.

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    31. I love how resourceful all of these are! I'm excited to give them a try.

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    32. You write a wonderful book I especially love the. House cleaning recipes I'm curious about the dusting spray this must smell amazing friendly sandra

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    33. Hi Jes, what a wonderful and resourceful book. I hope after giveaway competition that it will be available for purchase. I have followed your blog for over 12 months and look forward to receiving your emails.

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    34. This looks like a great read and very beneficial too! I would love to have this on my bookshelf. Nice giveaway! Thank you!

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    35. "The Medicine Cabinet" Home Remedies...really all of them. I am tired of paying for herbal remedies I can make myself!

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    36. I am most interested in the kitchen shelf stable section!

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    37. "The Medicine Cabinet" Home Remedies is my Favorite, always looking for alternative medicine that is safe.
      Rosanne

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    38. I'm very interested in soaps, sprays and edibles.

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    39. Jes, This book looks great. I'm interested in all of them.

      Lesli

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    40. I love la-bor-a-tory books. (Imagine Igor the lab asst. saying that!). I can't pick a chapter, but would probably start with the cleaning stuff. Anything that improves my attitude towards cleaning is a plus!

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    41. I would love to learn more about the Pantry and Kitchen chapters, as well as the medicine cabinet chapter. Although, it ALL sounds lovely! What an awesome e-book!!

      Blessings on your week!

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    42. All the chapters sound wonderful! We are supposed to pick just ONE favorite?!? :) Mine would be the Medicine Cabinet, followed closely by the Cleaning and then Bath & Body. Looking forward to seeing the whole book.

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    43. I love my frugal lifestyle and being able to use fruit scraps excites me no end. Wow!!

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    44. The book sounds amazing♥ Happy Thursday ♥
      summerdaisycottage.blogspot.com

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    45. The pantry chapter sounds interesting, but really I know I'd enjoy all of them!

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    46. Wow this looks so interesting! I would like to invite you to share at our blog hop https://www.floydfamilyhomestead.com/2016/09/21/the-homesteader-hop-21/

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    47. I would love to win this ebook. Thanks for the chance. Cindy N

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    48. I would have a hard time deciding which chapter interests me most. Maybe either Cleaning Closet or Embellishing the Home.

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    49. I am back again to check up on the apple scrap vinegar recipe, I have two basketful so of imperfect apples to get used up, so I will be busy today, peeling and slicing. I am glad to learn that I am not the only one who is getting bullet blueberries from the dehydrator! I soaked mine and fed them to the chickens!

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    50. Your whole book looks wonderful, but the particular chapter that interests me is the pantry recipes. Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely book Jes.

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    51. The kitchen table one sounds so good! I also love the pantry recipe chapter idea. Thanks for hosting this giveaway! <3

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    52. I save and use everything that I know how to use, but clearly that are lots of ways that you can teach me. I would really LOVE to win your Scraps Ebook! Thanks for the giveaway!:)

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    53. Love all of the topics, especially interested in "The Medicine Cabinet" Home Remedies.

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    54. This sounds amazing! I am particularly looking forward to the chapter on "The Medicine Cabinet".

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    55. Ilove the idea of making my own soaps. Everyone uses them every day and just knowing what is in them, that they are pure is a very comforting thought. I would love to supply my family with them. Those young little grandbabies would start out in life free of soap toxins. Thank you for the possibility. Sally Jo

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    56. What a great looking book! #TuesdaysWithATwist

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    57. I am just posting here the review I wrote on Amazon.
      This is a wonderful book. By the time I was a few pages into it I was excitedly planning what to make first and regretting every lemon, orange and apple scrap I had ever thrown away!
      I am amazed at the list of things that can be made from scraps we normally throw in the bin! I can now see that both the pantry and gift cupboard can be filled with gorgeous things for the most tiny amount of money.
      I am so impressed that there are no expensive ingredients needed and that Jes gives very economical and simple instructions making me feel confident that I can make luxurious things like beautiful soaps, lip balms and bath products as well as things every cook would love like essences, jellies and ready mixes in jars. Even things I thought would be difficult such as Vitamin C Elixir are now on my to do list.
      To top it off exquisite labels that you can print are provided for the things you make. They look so professional!
      This book has left me longing for our summer which is just around the corner and also next winter when I have oranges and lemons in abundance. I will be saving bottles and jars for so many things I want to make.
      This is a book that is enormously fun for me as I love to create things but also I can see the skills I learn now from it will hold me in good stead for the future. If times were tough this teaches ways to make stunning things for pennies and nourish your family very well for practically nothing. Extremely good skills to have. I thoroughly recommend this book. It has opened up a whole new world for me!
      Annabel from The Bluebirds are Nesting.

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