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

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 were one of the first "DIY" things I ever did, but mine were simpler than the recipe here. You can see Easiest Baby Wipes to see how "uber simple" I do things sometimes :). I love making DIY versions of many personal care items like my "Best" Eye Makeup Remover, Alcohol-free Hair Spray, Homemade Body Wash and Nourishing Hand and Body Cream, but when you think about it, babies ...Read The Full Post

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

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

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

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

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

{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

{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

  {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

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

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