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 up all over advertisements, greeting cards, and online memes.

But cute as those chubby cheekers are, they are also very sensitive and deserve gentle care when it comes to diapering. 

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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?


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.

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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 wonder how any human can accomplish that much.

(I assume she has a lot of help, you know :)?)

One of the entries on the spoof calendar was “Makes Dirt.”

Truth be told, it had me thinking that maybe one could make dirt.  Yikes.  I scare myself.

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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.

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Homemade Anti-bacterial Copycat THIEVES® Essential Oil Blend

DIY Thieves Oil Blend - Make this Antibacterial Essential Oil Blend at home. 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 folk.”

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Keep Germs at Bay with Immune-Boosting Jam

Ditch the Germs with this Immune Boosting Sugar-Free Elderberry Jam! Super Easy and Deeeeelicous!

{It’s fall. Germs are EVERYWHERE–sniffles, colds, and the flu seem to pop up in families at record pace this time of year. Thankfully, today we have Melanie with us from Herb Geek (she really is just that–so if you want to learn about herbs, go and check out her site) to share a fabulous way to keep these bugs at bay–Immune Boosting Elderberry Jam.  I can’t think of a better way to ward off sickness, can you :)? By the way, the post is mainly Melanie’s, but I’m chiming it occasionally and the affiliate links are mine. If you end up purchasing raw materials for your Jam-Making Adventure after clicking through from here, then I might make a commission.  Feel free to share some jam with me as well :).

It’s absolutely that time of year again when a simple visit to the playgroup, daycare, or classroom can put the whole family under the weather for a week.

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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 Recipes for Whipped Shea Butter.

{Today, Andrea from MomsAware joins us to share more reasons to make your own personal care products.  She’s enlightening us about the icky chemical nasties in commercial moisturizers, and also is sharing her favorite moisturizer recipe.  I can’t wait to try it, since she says many people rave about it.}

Don’t get me wrong. I don’t like dry skin either. I do everything I can to keep my skin soft. However I no longer do so with conventional moisturizers.

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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!


{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 known each other for quite awhile. She has a fascinating, albeit frightening, personal story about how her family had to evacuate their home due to mold toxicity. You can read more about that here.}

My decision to find an alternative to toothpaste began when a health crisis forced me to reevaluate my personal care regimen. I knew that if I hoped to turn my health around my product choices needed an overhaul. I learned to read labels.

Thanks to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and other watchdog groups, I awakened to the truth that the vast majority of ingredients in toothpaste and other personal care products haven’t been reviewed for safety.

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Homemade Alcohol-Free Hairspray that Works

No need to spend money anymore on expensive hairsprays that are filled with artificial fragrances and chemical nasties. Make your own for pennies and look great for less!

It might sound silly, but I am soooo excited to share this hairspray recipe with you today.

But I have once again got a recipe that helps me save money and ditch toxins – yea!!

Hair spray is one of those things that I wish I didn’t have to use–but I do.

But now that I have this super all-natural alcohol-free recipe, I feel much differently about it.

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Nourishing Hair Rinse — and Why You Should Be Using One

An Nourishing Hair Rinse for hair health. Find out how to make it, how easy and inexpensive it is, and why you should be using one!

Do you want healthier, shinier hair?

Look no further…you need a hair rinse.

I started using a homemade rinse quite awhile ago to remove build up from hair products.

But I’ve learned that there are more reasons to use them.

Read on to find out how a good hair rinse nourishes your hair and how you can make your own hair rinse easily.

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