The One DIY I Want People With Easily Irritated Skin To Know About

An oatmeal bath is a great way to soothe dry or irritated skin, but this easy DIY offers the same skin benefits without any of the mess!

How To Make Your Own Coconut Shampoo (and Coconut Milk)

Way back in 2012(!), I posted a “recipe” for a Coconut Milk Shampoo that proved very popular! Homemade hair products are sulfate, silicone, and paraben free, and since they’re made from natural oils, you can be confident that they are made from natural ingredients. And you can even control the scent too! Apparently, I wasn’t … Read more

Natural Body Wash For Dry Skin With Just 4 Ingredients

Dry Skin For most people, dry skin isn’t really a big deal. Maybe you need to put lotion on a little more often during the winter, or after an epic dishwashing marathon, but for the most part, the skin gets what it needs from the food and liquid you consume, and the moisture in the … Read more

This Easy DIY Will Make You Ditch Messy Body Scrubs For Good

Ready to meet your new favorite DIY project? I’ll show you how to make sugar scrub bars that combine the best parts of a moisturizing soap and a sugar scrub in one convenient bar!

How To Make A Cheap, All-Natural Dusting Spray

For some reason I have had a lot of requests for a homemade dusting spray lately. I think I have been dragging my feet on it because on the big list of household chores, this is probably one of my least favorite…if not my very least favorite! It’s not even that hard to do, I … Read more

How To Make An All-Natural Conditioning Furniture Polish

When we renovated our living/family room a few years ago, we knew we wanted to replace some of our old pieces of furniture. I love Scandinavian design, so I already had my eye on a few different pieces from IKEA. I also loved IKEA’s prices, which would allow us to stretch our budget. My husband, … Read more

How To Make Homemade Shower Disks To Clear Congestion

I’m a firm believer in the healing power of showers. No matter what the ailment, the steam and warm water always help me feel a bit better. But steam alone can only do so much, especially for respiratory issues. Last year, I wrote a post about bringing fresh eucalyptus into the shower to help clear … Read more

How To Make Your Own Shower Jelly For Strong, Soft Skin

I’ve learned over the past few years that there isn’t just one kind of person who prefers natural or homemade health and beauty products. All kinds of people seek out natural products for all sorts of reasons. But there is one thing that unifies us – we all love LUSH. Okay, so maybe that’s an … Read more

How To Make A Natural Carpet Cleaning Solution

Cleaning the carpets is one of those those housekeeping tasks that I tend to put off, and put off, and put off some more. I always address spills or stains right away, but the regular maintenance cleaning is where I struggle. I guess when I think about cleaning carpets, I still envision calling up a … Read more

11 Must-Know Uses For Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous earth (DE) is a powdery substance made up of the fossilized skeletal remains of diatoms, a common type of phytoplankton. You can find DE in many commercially-available products, like water filters, skin care products, toothpastes, anti-caking agents, and abrasive cleaning products. Beyond that, there are plenty of useful ways to use DE around the … Read more

Healing and Nourishing DIY Gardener’s Salve

Gardening can be incredibly rewarding work, but it can also be really hard on your hands! Between cuts and scrapes, and dryness due to repeated hand-washings, gardeners’ hands are often in need of a bit of extra TLC. This DIY “Gardener’s Salve” is the answer! It is infused with herbs that help to quickly heal … Read more

Make Your Own All-Natural Hair Pomade

“Pomade” is a funny word…but I like it! It makes me think of The Fonz, Danny Zuko, and Madmen. 🙂 While men have been using it since the 1800’s – pomade is making a comeback because, unlike hair spray and hair gel, pomade gives hair, mustaches, side burns, and beards a shiny, slick appearance, and does not dry it … Read more

Homemade Exfoliating Face Mask

Every once in awhile, your face needs a good exfoliating scrub! Exfoliation removes dead skin cells, leaving the new skin clean, exposed and glowing. Exfoliating keeps skin issues at bay while creating a smoother surface that leaves your skin more receptive to moisturizing, lotions, and makeup. While it is possible to over-exfoliate, a weekly treatment … Read more

30 Day Organizing Challenge

With the holidays quickly on their way, I’ve noticed a lot of projects around the house that need some attention! I decided that a 30 day organizing challenge was just what I needed to get things in order. All it takes is a quick project everyday, and you’ll have an organized life from the closets to … Read more

Homemade Serum for Silky Soft Hair

I have tried quite a few different hair serums, and they all have their flaws! My favorite product, Biosilk Silk Therapy Serum, works great, but is way expensive! $15 for a 5 ounce bottle is just crazy. I tried some cheaper products and wasn’t happy with any of them – they just made my hair … Read more

How to Make Your Own Rose Water For Beautiful, Healthy Skin

I’ve written extensively here on the blog about my love for rose water. It’s nourishing, hydrating, and gentle on skin, which makes it a great natural skin care option for nearly every skin type. It can be used in many different DIY skin care “recipes”, like an anti-acne spray and a post-workout toner. You can … Read more

Essential Oil Relief For Menstrual Cramps

Menstrual cramps are one of the most common gynecological complaints among the female population. Some estimates suggest that over 80% of college-aged women suffer from monthly pain. But as uncomfortable as they are, you don’t always have to reach for over-the-counter pain relievers….here is a alternative from Mother Nature herself! 🙂 Kaitlyn writes…… I have had horrible … Read more