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DIY Hyssop Cough Drops Recipe

When you were sick as a child, did you grow up with a box of tissues and a bag of menthol cough drop as the go-to standard in your home? It’s typical stuff, but now that I’m all about the DIY and natural, so I’ve cut back on my store bought cough drop days. Cough drops, as it turns out, …

Herbal Dry Skin Salve (with chamomile, calendula, & roses)

When skin is dry it can be itchy and uncomfortable. Lotions can be helpful, but sometimes something a little stronger is needed. A beautiful salve is a perfect fit for dry skin. Emollient in nature, salve’s are intensely moisturizing and soothing to itchy, rough, bothersome dry skin.  Salves are typically made from oil and beeswax and have a softer consistency than balms (although the …

Natural (& Easy) Remedy For Pests

It’s that time of year. Yeah, you know… the time when uninvited guests creep and crawl their way into our homes. How Rude! Spiders, ants, mice, and whatever else creeps and crawls through cracks (…shudder…). Want to keep them out? Yeah, me, too. Do we want to use that highly advertised, big box store, corporate America poison? Heck No! I mean, …

‘Fix Pretty Much Anything’ Salve – A Healing DIY Salve

Hello friends! Today I am sharing a crafty concoction that is utilized quite frequently in our home and will likely be a nice addition to yours, too.  Today I bring you an easy to create, very powerful ‘fix pretty much anything’ salve. “Dramatic much?” Maybe, but, really… it’s true. You know how *real* food foodies kind-of laugh about saying, “Ah, just rub …

SUPER Moisturizing DIY Antibacterial Hand Soap (leaves your hands silky smooth & ready for handshakes)

First, I am NOT a germ freak… at all (see my blog posts on Earthing and hand sanitizer). That said… yes, I wash my hands and certainly encourage my toddler washing his hands in our home, too. We simply aren’t obsessive about it. When we do wash our hands, we want to make sure that a few things are occurring… We are …

UPDATE: Does Homemade DIY Foundation REALLY Work!?

As much as I LOVE them…DIYs are hard. There are many others out there like you and me…those who want to rid their homes and bodies of nasty, horrific, completely unnecessary chemicals. So, that is why I create all of these DIYs and share them with you. That said, for every five people who love my DIY recipes, there seems …

Moisturizing DIY PH Balanced Shampoo

I will admit that I happily hopped on the no-poo bandwagon last year. My husband was eager to try water washing, so I used him as my case study towards this shampoo-less lifestyle. I wasn’t brave enough to try it on myself yet, but he didn’t mind me experimenting on him. I’ll frequently shove a spoonful of a new recipe …

Understanding Body Butters and How to Use Them in Skincare

Ah, butter. Sweet butter. Creamy, delicious, and nutritious, it is perfect for spreading on… your body! Glorious raw pasture butter is not our topic of conversation today, but although I DO love that kind of butter, that will need to be a completely different post for some other time. Using body butters are one of the best way to nourish …

How To Choose Carrier Oils

Let’s talk carrier oils and why they are a necessity in a #LifeFromScratch skin and body care routine, as well as in homemade skin and body care items. Before I began my journey in earnest, I used pretty much any thing on my face, skin, and body. It was all just about that awesomely scented lotion, scrub, or other product …