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! The Story of My Desire to Make Soap...... For years, I have wanted to make ...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

Easy Frugal Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

I love making things from scratch, from personal care products like my hair rinse and body cream to home care products like this window cleaner and shower cleaner. But nothing is as much fun to make as gifts for someone else.I've made homemade Christmas gifts for a long time, but typically they were only cookies and candies.  These days I am thinking not just about edible treats like my no ...Read The Full Post

Easiest Dairy-Free Condensed Milk

Due my son's life-threatening food allergies and our need to save money on whole foods, I am always looking ways to recreate some pantry basics.I've perfected recipes for: Homemade Chocolate Chips Homemade White Chocolate Chips Easiest Coconut Milk Easiest Almond Milk Powdered Egg Replacer, and 5 Ingredient Salad Dressing.Today, I'm thrilled to share with you another similar ...Read The Full Post

Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette – 1 Recipe 5 Ways — vegan, low-carb, AIP

I've been meaning to get this Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe to you all for awhile now.Life has been crazy and things really get in the way sometimes, you know?Anyhow, this one is a real keeper.  And it's a great homemade salad dressing for those with food allergies as well - no dairy and some substitutions that should make this work for anyone.If you haven't already checked out my ...Read The Full Post

Natural Dishwasher Rinse Aid ~ Important Update

In an effort to reduce toxins in our home, I try to make as many natural home care products as possible, like my no-streak window cleaner, shower cleaner, fruit fly trap, weed killer, foaming soap, and my not-so-homemade laundry soap.I posted a super simple Homemade Dishwasher Rinse Aid previously, but it's been about a year (I can't believe it's been that long) since and I have a very ...Read The Full Post

Simplify and Do It Yourself – Easy Homemade ~ Only $.99! {$3.99 after 8/21)

If you've been around Whole New Mom awhile, you already know I am always trying to "Do It Yourself" (myself -- ahem) or "Make My Own" of almost anything.It's kind of silly really.My husband has laughed at me when I see something expensive that I think I can make myself for waaaaaay cheaper.  He says I get this funny smile on my face.Ridiculous, huh?Read on.  Maybe it's not so ...Read The Full Post

Easiest Homemade Flavored Liquid Stevia Drops

I've been using stevia for a long time now--ever since I knew that I had candida. I personally think that stevia is one of the most safe "alternative" sweeteners and I think you can grow to like it even if you didn't when you first tried it. I know it can be hard to know how to use it, but here's a guide to help you use stevia.One of my favorite stevia products is liquid stevia drops.They ...Read The Full Post