DIY Cream for Dry and Cracked Hands and Feet

This DIY cream for cracked hands and feet uses a luxurious blend of herbs and oils. Use it to help get rid of dry, cracked winter skin on hands and feet.

Every year, without fail, my husband ends up with deep cracks on his hands and feet. His job is … Read the rest

A Spiced Sugar Free Stevia Simple Syrup Recipe

This easy to make sugar free simple syrup is a perfect addition to your favorite hot drink. It is a stevia simple syrup so it’s natural and calorie-free.

Out With the Sugar and In With the Stevia

Just one year ago, my favorite thing to do was to stop and … Read the rest

Homemade Face Moisturizer and Natural Wrinkle Cream

Homemade face moisturizer and wrinkle cream to keep that youthful look we all long for. It is natural so you avoid the harmful chemicals AND the high price!

This homemade face moisturizer and wrinkle cream is great for keeping that youthful look we all long for!

Earlier this week, I … Read the rest

Simple DIY Autumn Leaf Beeswax Air Fresheners

I wanted to make an autumn scented beeswax air freshener similar to some I saw at a craft show. They’re pretty simple to make and way cheaper to DIY.

These adorable autumn leaf beeswax air fresheners are perfect for fall! Both a gorgeous decoration and a natural way to freshen … Read the rest

Make a DIY Natural Moisturizing Dandruff Shampoo

Of the home remedies for dandruff we have come across, this homemade dandruff shampoo takes the cake. It works great, is moisturizing, and simple to make!

Home Remedies for Dandruff

We like to try home remedies for dandruff because they save us so much money, and they work!

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5 DIY Natural Beauty and Cleaning Projects for Fall

Fall is definitely my favorite season for DIY projects! These five, Autumn-inspired DIY projects are the perfect way to welcome in this great time of year.

Crisp mornings, apple cider, and sweaters are just a few of my favorite things. I love autumn so much that my husband calls me … Read the rest

A Few Natural Ways to Keep Pumpkins Fresh Longer

Preserving carved pumpkins after Halloween is pretty simple. You can make a DIY natural preserving wash and spray pretty easy using just a few ingredients.

Fall time is pumpkin time! Like most, I like to make sure that my pumpkins last as long as possible, which is often hard to … Read the rest

DIY Natural Upholstery Cleaner Recipe and How To

Learn how to clean upholstery naturally with this DIY upholstery cleaner. The homemade cleaner works great and the ingredients are natural and inexpensive.

How To Clean Upholstery Naturally

Keeping upholstery stain-free is quite a challenge. This easy DIY upholstery cleaner recipe will help keep your upholstered furniture looking its best.… Read the rest

Vinegar Hair Rinse with Peppermint and Chamomile

This simple vinegar hair rinse is an easy way to refresh, strengthen, and condition any hair type. And it will not leave your hair smelling like vinegar!

As the summer progresses, it seems like my hair gets duller by the day. Pool chlorine, chemicals, and general buildup have left my … Read the rest

The Ultimate DIY Skin Soothing Herbal Infused Oil

Making this infused herbal oil is simple and you can use it as the base for a nice massage, in skin-soothing salves, as a delightful bath oil, and more.

Making Infused Herbal Oil

The end of summer brings one of my favorite things: fresh herbal infusions.

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A Tutorial For A Simple DIY Herb Drying Rack

This DIY herb drying rack is the perfect space-saving solution to dry your herbs. It is affordable and useful and is made from simple household items.

Drying Your Harvest

As the dog days of summer approach, my garden grows taller and taller! Flowers are blooming, tomatoes are ripening, and I … Read the rest

A Soothing DIY Bug Bite and Boo Boo Stick Recipe

This DIY bug bite stick and boo boo stick is perfect for warm summer months. It soothes and protects skin and is great for little ones and grownups alike.

My kids are mosquito magnets. It seems like the get a new bug bite every day! At night they are constantly … Read the rest

Cucumber Lemon Water and Other Summer Recipes

This cucumber lemon water, along with these other recipes and tips, will help you stay cool during these long and hot summer days. Stay cool and enjoy!

Now that the hot summer months are upon us, it is important to stay cool. There are so many natural ways to beat … Read the rest

Strawberry Sugar Scrub For Smooth Summer Skin

Does anything smell more like early summer than strawberries? This easy strawberry sugar scrub is the perfect way to start your summer off with smooth skin!

This week my family and I went to our local farm to pick strawberries. It’s always a favorite summer tradition. From the tractor ride … Read the rest

Non-Greasy Homemade Hair Pomade and Texturizer

Finally! A homemade pomade without all the parabens, formaldehyde, and fragrance in commercial pomades. Just a simple, natural, non-greasy hair texturizer!

It seems like I’m always doing something different with my hair.

From long and wavy to short and layered, I absolutely love to try new things. Currently, I’m sporting … Read the rest

Learn to Make DIY Odor-Eliminating Coffee Soap

Having trouble getting onion and garlic smell off your hands? This odor-eliminating coffee ground soap recipe does that and smells just like a cup of coffee!

Coffee Soap

I have been looking for a good kitchen soap that doesn’t dry but also helps scrub my hands. After brainstorming things that … Read the rest

A Natural Homemade Shower, Tub, and Tile Cleaner

This homemade shower cleaner is natural, easy to make, and it works great! Making a DIY shower cleaner saves money and ensures you’re not inhaling chemicals.

Natural DIY Shower Cleaner

There is nothing I hate more than soap scum.

We recently remodeled our bathroom and updated our old Cinderella tub … Read the rest

A Simple Effective Spray That Repels Ants Naturally

This natural ant repellent uses essential oils for ants and it works well. It is simple, inexpensive, and safe for use indoors and out. Use with confidence!

Anytime it’s warm out, that means ants.

In the house, on the porch, and practically around every corner I turn, I find ants … Read the rest

DIY Body Powder Recipe: Natural Rose Body Powder

I was never a body powder user until I created this homemade recipe. It’s a natural rose DIY body powder that smells beautiful and leaves my skin silky soft!

Commercial Body Powder

By now, you have probably heard the dangers of commercial body powders. Many body powders and baby powders … Read the rest

Get Springtime Allergy Relief with Essential Oils

This list of essential oils for allergies will help when springtime allergy symptoms act up. And we include blend recipes for both diffusers and inhalers!

April showers bring May flowers, but what do May flowers bring? Pollen!

Tip: this is also the time of year for mosquitos so check

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Natural Homemade Carpet Cleaner & Stain Remover

This DIY natural homemade carpet cleaner spray works on tough messes and dirty carpets. It gets rid of smells, is all-natural, and is simple to make and use!

Face it: spills happen.

Between kids, pets, and everything in between, our carpets take a beating. If you are like me, then … Read the rest

Beautiful & Fun Multicolored Easter Egg Soap Recipe

This colorful Easter egg soap recipe looks and smells beautiful! You can display it in your bathroom with pride or even give some away as gifts this Spring.

Spring Has Sprung!

Winter is on the way out, which means spring is soon to follow. I can’t wait to get outside … Read the rest

5 Excellent Herbs to Grow For Homemade Tea

Save money and grow your own tea garden! You get to pick which plants to grow and create tea blends with the freshest herbs! Here are 5 good herbs for tea.

I Love Tea!

Several years ago I cut coffee from my diet. Turns out, I enjoy drinking tea much … Read the rest

A Homemade Lavender Lemon Lip Scrub Recipe

This DIY lip scrub recipe is one of my favorite summer projects. Essential oil lip scrub makes my lips silky smooth and is a perfect companion to lip balm.

Lavender Lemon DIY Lip Scrub

One of my favorite summer flavors is lemon.

From lemon bars to fresh squeezed lemonade, I Read the rest

How to Naturally Remove Oil Stains From Clothes

When you work with oils, you end up with a lot of stains. So knowing how to remove oil stains from clothes is a must, even if the stains are already set in!

Remove Oil Stains From Clothes

It seems I can’t find a shirt without an oil stain or two … Read the rest

Sensual DIY Massage Oil: Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day always used to be a struggle, until I came up with this homemade sensual massage oil! It’s sensuous and romantic without being too girly.

I’m always searching for the perfect gift to get my husband without breaking the bank. He loves sports and snacks, so I normally choose one of … Read the rest

Get Rid of Aphids Naturally With A DIY Aphid Spray

If you want to learn how to get rid of aphids then you’re in the right place. Learn various ways to get rid of them including our homemade aphid spray.

Help! I Want to Get Rid of Aphids Naturally!

We have bugs! Specifically, aphids on our indoor plants.

I woke … Read the rest

A Simple Orange Vanilla Sugar Scrub Recipe

Dry skin is no match for this orange vanilla sugar scrub recipe. It exfoliates and moisturizes the skin, promotes healthy skin cells, and is simple to make.

Because of these reasons, it is a perfect recipe for a spa night or an invigorating morning treat.

Why Sugar Scrubs?

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DIY Sore Muscle Soak to Alleviate Aches and Pains

The older I get, the sorer I get! Whether it’s from exercise, inflammation, or stress, I find myself taking a bath for sore muscles more and more. And it really helps alleviate aches and pains!

Homemade Bath Soaks

I’ve made a lot of bath soaks over the years – from … Read the rest

Five Simple Ways to Create A Zero Waste Home

My New Year’s resolution is simple: go zero waste as much as possible. Zero waste simply means reducing the amount of trash your family produces to zero.

With two kids, I realize that it will be difficult to eliminate all waste, but I am going to try to create as little … Read the rest

Simple DIY Herbal Mint Soap

This DIY herbal mint melt and pour soap recipe is made with dried mint and essential oils. This is a great way to easily make your own natural soap at home.

Before I had children, I loved to make cold process soap. From selecting oils and ingredients to curing and … Read the rest

A Simple DIY Christmas Potpourri for Holiday Decor

This simple yet beautiful Christmas potpourri contains dried oranges, evergreen branches, cinnamon sticks, and mini ornaments to add a festive holiday touch.

It is also the perfect way to use all your Christmas decorating leftovers!

Making Christmas Potpourri

This DIY Christmas potpourri is simple, beautiful, and aromatic. Also, it is … Read the rest

Soak In These Wonderful Candy Cane DIY Bath Salts

These DIY bath salts are a candy cane inspired homemade bath soak that is beautiful to look at and even more lovely to soak in! And they make great gifts!

Christmas is a little over a month away. That means holiday DIY-ing is in full swing.

I absolutely love giving … Read the rest

DIY Vanilla Mint Snowflake Lotion Bar Recipe

This year I wanted to make beautiful and useful gifts for people. Since I love the scent combo of mint and vanilla I decided to make this Lotion Bar Recipe.

Is there anything more heavenly than the combination of mint and vanilla?

It is my absolute favorite holiday aroma. Bright … Read the rest

DIY Pain Salve to Treat and Relieve Sore Muscles

This DIY pain salve recipe is a simple and effective sore muscle treatment you can make at home and keep on hand to treat those everyday aches and pains.

Have you ever wanted a simple salve recipe to help ease aches and pains? This pain salve is my go-to remedy … Read the rest

A Natural Air Freshening Simmer Pot Recipe

Simmer pots are an excellent natural air freshener! I use this simmer pot recipe in cooler weather to add freshness, humidity, and warmth to my home. Enjoy!

As the weather turns cold and dry, I’ve been using simmer pots to add heat and humidity to my home.
These natural simmer … Read the rest

How to Make a Natural Homemade Deodorant Stick

Many test batches yielded this homemade deodorant stick that stores well, smells great, and keeps odor away! Plus it is EXTREMELY economical to make.

This year has been my year of experimenting with deodorants.

From oils and butters to waxes and powders, I have tried so many different DIY deodorants. … Read the rest

Learn How To Make A Naturally Tinted Lip Balm

This natural DIY tinted lip balm adds great moisture and color to your lips. I learned how to make lip balm so I can better control the color and texture.

To be honest, I started this DIY with the intent to make a matte lipstick for fall. As you can … Read the rest

10 Ways to Use Hydrosols for Home and Beauty

 

Essential oils are the focus of many natural homemade cleaners and recipes, and for good reason. However, people are starting to take great notice of hydrosols and hydrosol uses!

What are Hydrosols?

Hydrosols are made by steam distilling plant material. This allows the cell walls to break down, thus

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A Homemade Anti-Aging Green Clay Face Mask

 

DIY Face Mask!

Nothing makes me feel better than a little at-home pampering. DIY facial treatments, soothing lotions, and natural remedies are some of my favorite things in the whole world.

Sometimes I peruse the aisles of our local health food store for ideas. Sometimes I even head to

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Natural Lotion Bar Recipe that Smell Like Summer!

 

While we may still be in the throes of winter, I am already seeing little glimpses of spring. Little rays of sun are already peeking through the clouds. Garden catalogs have begun to collect in my mailbox. Spring is on the horizon!

However, most days seem to be quite

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Homemade Bath Melts Recipe Using Pink Sea Salt

 

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays! I really enjoy making cards, crafts, and special DIYs for people who mean so much to me. It’s a great holiday to tell friends, family, as well as significant others how important they are.

DIY Bath Melts Recipe: for V Day!

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