Make Your Own Soap Without Lye (well, you’ll see what I mean)

How to Make Homemade Soap - without Lye!

I get such satisfaction from making natural personal care products from scratch like my Nourishing Sugar Scrub, Healthy Lip Scrub, Homemade Foaming Soap, and Citrus Body Wash, but I have always been afraid of making Homemade Soap.  Now, thanks to Andrea of It Takes Time , we can all learn how to make soap -- without lye! Would you like to create an all natural product, free of harsh chemicals, ...Read The Full Post

Keep Your Kiddos Toxin-Free! Easy Homemade Wipes

Homemade Baby Wipes - Ditch the toxins and keep your baby's tushy healthy!

{Today please welcome Kristen from Smithspirations.  She brings one of my favorite money-saving tips from when my boys were littles.  Homemade Baby Wipes.  I have a post of the Easiest Baby Wipes, but this recipe is a little more fun.  Smells better too!} There's something really cute about a baby's bum, and I'm certain that I'm not the only one who thinks so! Those plump little bottoms show ...Read The Full Post

Is THIS Amazing Ingredient Missing from Your Natural Beauty Routine? Plus Natural Skincare Recipes

Is THIS Natural Ingredient Missing from Your Natural Beauty Routine? Baking Soda for Natural Beauty.

Do you need to spend a heap of money to have natural beauty? Nope! Strategic marketing tells us we need the most expensive products on the market to nourish our skin. Companies infer that we can’t fight oily skin, acne or wrinkles without their latest innovation. The truth is, beauty care is a multibillion dollar industry that comes with more than a monetary price. ...Read The Full Post

Want to Save Money in the New Year? -Top 10 DIY Posts of 2013 & 1 Thing I Won’t Be Making

Make Your Own Personal Care and Home Care Products

One of the best ways I know to save money is to "Make Your Own Everything." Yes, I said "everything." Now, I know--"everything" is within reason.  I like Homemade Versions of just about everything, but one can get carried away. For example, I once saw a magazine that did a spoof of Martha Stewart. You know how she has that calendar in the front of her magazine?  When I look at that I ...Read The Full Post

Top Health Posts of 2013

Top Health Posts of 2013

I've loved interacting with you all over the year. And it's been a very interesting one. For a fun recap, I thought I would take a stroll down Memory Lane with you all - and share with you the Top Posts of 2013.   In this post, I am going to share the Best Health and DIY Posts and we'll look at the recipes later. ...Read The Full Post

Homemade Anti-bacterial Copycat THIEVES® Essential Oil Blend

Need a Solution for staying well and boosting immunity? This DIY Antibacterial / Antifungal Essential Oils Blend (like Thieves®) is easy to make and cheaper than buying the pre made blend. - Great to use for cleaning your home too. Make this Antibacterial Essential Oil Blend at home and heal yourself and clean your home--naturally!

If you've heard of essential oils, likely you've also heard of THIEVES®. With all the concerns about germs and antibiotic resistant bugs these days, this essential oils blend is quite the rage. See, the "bugs" mutate and become resistant to standard medications, but from what I've read they don't do the same for natural remedies, like essential oils. That's good news for us "crunchy ...Read The Full Post

Keep Germs at Bay with Immune-Boosting Jam

Ditch the Germs with this Immune Boosting Sugar-Free Elderberry Jam! http://wholenewmom.com/recipes/keep-germs-at-bay-with-delicious-immune-boosting-jam/

{When flu and cold season hits, we break out the sinus wash to help us get better and avoid antibiotics, but boosting your immune system with things like fermented foods and probiotics is another good idea. Today we have another great immune booster - Elderberry Jam from Melanie of Herb Geek . The post is mainly Melanie's, but I'm chiming in occasionally.} It's absolutely that time of year ...Read The Full Post

Why I Stopped Using Moisturizer from Stores–and My Favorite Homemade Lotion

Come find out Why I Don't Use Moisturizers from Stores--and What I Use Now! Includes my Favorite Recipe for Whipped Shea Butter Body Lotion.

{I've been making my own homemade personal care products for awhile now, in an effort to keep toxins off of our bodies.  Now, in addition to recipes for eye makeup remover, alcohol-free hair spray, body wash, hair rinse, sugar scrub and lip scrub, you can add this recipe for a homemade lotion from Andrea of MomsAware.} Don’t get me wrong. I don’t like dry skin either. I do everything I can to ...Read The Full Post

Why I Stopped Using Toothpaste

Why I Stopped Using Toothpaste. Did you know there are some ingredients in toothpaste that you probably don't want in your mouth? Find out why I stopped using toothpaste--and what I use now instead!

  {There are so many toxins in personal care products these days.  One of the best ways to reduce your exposure is to make your own products like moisturizing cream, homemade foaming soap, and homemade hair spray.  Today I am so pleased to introduce you to Andrea Fabry, of MomsAWARE. Andrea is sharing Why I Stopped Using Toothpaste, along with her Tooth Powder Recipe. Andrea and I have ...Read The Full Post

Homemade Alcohol-Free Hairspray that Works

This alcohol-free hairspray recipe works great! Not sticky and you can add your own natural fragrance! Love it!

It might sound silly, but I get sooo excited when I find a great homemade personal care recipe. There are so many toxins in the things we put on our bodies - and they can lead to all kinds of problems from thyroid issues to adrenal fatigue and more. So when I can find recipes for things like homemade toothpaste, homemade body cream, or homemade eye makeup remover that work well, I am all ...Read The Full Post