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DIY Moisturizing & All-Natural Hand Sanitizer

I’ve got the winter itch… And no, I’m not just talking about being sick and tired of the winter and ready for the spring! I’m talking about my skin. Ooh the dry winter air is just so harsh and sometimes it feels like no amount of coconut oil can help! The worst for me has always been my hands. When I…

DIY antibacterial & moisturizing all-natural foaming handsoap

There’s a chill in the air… And this means a number of things for me: (1) Boots and sweaters! By far my favorite articles of clothing. (2) Faking my way through football season like the good girlfriend I am (at least I get a lot of thinking done while staring at the TV). (3) Trying my darndest to stay healthy…

DIY wool dryer balls: natural fabric softener

Every once in a while – when I actually take my laundry out of the dryer just as it is finished rather than lazily leaving it for, oh you know, a couple of days or so – I throw it on my bed, dig my way underneath the heaping pile, and lie there enjoying the warmth until it dies out….

Detox Clay Foot Mask

This simple detox clay foot mask gently draws toxins from the feet. It may sound strange but it’s considered one of the safest ways to detox the body! Let’s take a closer look at how this natural remedy works and how to use it… Ah, there’s nothing like pampering yourself with a nice mask. … on your feet. Oh, you’ve…

DIY Clarifying Honey & Spice Face Mask

There are few thing I love more than raw honey. OK OK so I’m dramatizing this a bit. I mean, there’s my family and friends, a warm cup of tea on a sunny Sunday morning, little fluffy puppies… but I think raw honey may very well come next! This is not a superficial relationship; I don’t love this sticky-sweet substance…

DIY Foaming Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

Some of us just like mason jars. We keep all of our loose teas, baking powders, and spices in them. We sprout grains in them. We put our toothbrushes in them. We drink from them. We get giddy when we learn that a limited edition blue vintage-style Ball mason jar is released. We giggle at this mason-jar-turned-chalice and secretly hope…

DIY All-Natural Eye-Emphasizing Mascara

After learning more about how to appropriately formulate skincare and beauty products, I no longer recommend this DIY all-natural eye-emphasizing mascara and have removed the recipe. My concern is with proper preservation of the formula to prevent bacteria growth. As we live and learn, our thoughts, actions, and work evolve — I hope you understand! And I hope you will keep…

DIY All-Natural Super-Moisturizing Lip Balm

Did you know that the average woman ingests 4 pounds of lip product in her lifetime? That is a lot of lipstick/gloss/butter/balm! So it better be nasty-free. This DIY lip balm is not only 100% natural, it is hands-down the most moisturizing lip balm I have ever tried. And I like to consider myself an aficionado of sorts. A balm…

DIY non-toxic drain cleaner

Did you know that there was an easy-peasy, do-it-yourself and non-toxic way to unclog a drain? Yep, no toxins necessary! This is a great way to A) cut down on costs, B) protect your health and C) not feel guilty about pouring harsh chemicals into the public water source. What you need: Baking soda Vinegar A rag or scrap cloth…

All-Natural DIY Clarifying Face Exfoliant

Feeling dull? Skip work and do something adventurous! Looking dull (your skin, that is)? Scrub it up with this all-natural DIY clarifying face exfoliant! This is one of my favorite all-natural beauty DIYs, and I use it about twice a week. It helps to both brighten and clarify my complexion. Though I was saddled with troubled skin for years, this…

DIY All-Natural Dry Shampoo For Blondes & Brunettes

Ladies, we’ve all been there… You’re running late, your boyfriend/husband is nagging you, and as much as you want to wash and style your hair, there is just no time. Or maybe you want to throw it up in a pony-tail to make an early-morning run to the grocery store without looking quite so slick. Or maybe you just pressed…

DIY: All-Purpose, All-Natural Cleaner

Want to save some money and your health? Make your own all-purpose spray cleaner! All you’ll need is: 1/2 teaspoon baking soda A squirt of natural liquid soap 2 cups hot tap water Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle and shake until the baking soda has dissolved. Apply and wipe off with a sponge or rag.