Natural DIY

My Super-Simple All-Natural Skincare And Beauty Routine

Looking to make the switch to an all-natural skincare and beauty routine? Wondering where to start and which products actually perform!? Take a peek inside my super simple routine, targeted to prevent blemishes and fight the signs of aging… naturally of course! A lot of readers ask me for all the details on all the things I put on my…

Super Simple Homemade Produce Wash Recipe

This homemade produce wash recipe is a simple way to remove dirt, wax, and pesticide residue from fresh produce. Plus, it helps extends freshness and shelf-life of fruits and vegetables! In a perfect world, we’d all buy organic all the time… Or I suppose in a perfect world, we wouldn’t have to… would we? Anywho, the reality of the situation…

DIY Non-Toxic Air Freshener: 3 Ways

Naturally scent your home and improve indoor air with these three non-toxic DIY air freshener recipes. They’re a great, simple, and healthy alternative to those store-bought, so-called “air fresheners” that actually pollute indoor air with unhealthy chemicals — ironic, right!? After dating for nearly four years, I thought I knew everything about my boyfriend when we moved in together. Goodness gracious,…

Oil Pulling: Everything You Need to Know

So you’ve heard about oil pulling but aren’t quite sure what the deal is… How exactly do you do it? Does it really whiten teeth, improve oral health, and benefit the whole body? Or is it all a bunch of hippie-dippy hype? Here’s everything you need to know about this natural health trend! What is oil pulling? Oil pulling involves swishing…

DIY All-Natural Antioxidant Turmeric Face Mask

Turmeric is renowned for its powerful antioxidant properties, and has been used in skincare for centuries. This DIY All-Natural Antioxidant Turmeric Face Mask protects skin from free radical damage with just a few simple ingredients. It also provides great moisture and a gentle exfoliation to boot! Let’s take a closer look… I’ve been mixing things up lately. It’s all because of the…

Super Simple DIY Natural Teeth Whitening Paste (just 3 ingredients!)

Looking to polish up those pearly whites naturally? This DIY all-natural teeth whitening paste is made with just 3 ingredients and works like a charm! I used to use those horrid teeth whitening strips. You know the ones I’m talking about. I don’t know about you but they left me in complete and total pain! If the wind blew, that…

The Many Skin Benefits of Manuka Honey

Have you heard about the skin benefits of manuka honey? Let’s take a look at what sets manuka honey apart from regular ol’ honey + how it helps keep skin naturally healthy, clear, youthful, and hydrated. Yes, all that! Miracles do happen, my friend. And every week or so, I apply a little miracle to my skin: manuka honey. Manuka honey…

Bentonite Clay: What It Is & How I Use It Every Day, Week, & Month

Bentonite clay belongs in every natural medicine cabinet AND natural beauty routine! But what is bentonite clay? And how exactly do you use it? In my bathroom I have about 7 small paper bags filled with an identical substance. Bentonite clay. They’re basically… everywhere. (Note to self: consolidate their contents into a single glass jar.) Needless to say, I’m kind…

All-Natural Moisturizing DIY Hair Mask for Dry or Damaged Hair

Looking for an all-natural homemade hair mask recipe to moisturize and nourish dry, damaged, or frizzy hair? This All-Natural Moisturizing DIY Hair Mask for Dry or Damaged Hair is a miracle worker AND just 3 simple ingredients! Try it and see for yourself… My friend, I have a little gift for you. The gift of naturally smooth, healthy locks that begged…

DIY Glass Spray Bottle (perfect for your DIY home cleaning products!)

Making your own glass spray bottle with up-cycled materials is so easy! And a great option to store your DIY cleaning recipes with essential oils. So if you’re here right now… I’m going to assume you’re a crunchy little modern hippie like myself. You wear natural beauty and skincare products, prefer glass over plastic, and make a lot of your…

DIY All-Natural Rich Mocha Mud Mask

What’s stranger? Rubbing mud or food on your face? Trick question! Because if you’ve been around these parts before (and if you truly belong in The Cool Kids Club) you know that neither is weird. Nope, not at all. Around here, we know that skincare doesn’t need to be overly complicated to give amazing results. And it especially doesn’t need…

DIY All-Natural Blackhead Busting Blackout Mask

This DIY All-Natural Blackhead Busting Blackout Mask is the perfect natural remedy for blackheads and blemishes! Don’t be fooled by the simple ingredients — activated charcoal and bentonite clay help to keep skin clear by drawing gunk and oil from pores. Let’s take a closer look and get rid of blackheads once and for all…! Can you see me? There…

DIY All-Natural Pumpkin & Spice Exfoliating Face Mask

I want to make it clear that this is a pumpkin & spice exfoliating face mask recipe. Why is she telling me this? It’s in the title, duh. Yes, I know. But the recipe could also easily be called “Homemade Pumpkin and Spice Pudding” or something along those lines since all of the ingredients are Edible Sure do make for…

DIY All-Natural Hydrating Face Toner

This DIY all-natural toner is the perfect remedy for dry skin! It helps balance the skin’s pH, reduce the appearance of pores, and leaves skin oh so soft. Dry winter air got your skin calling for HELP? DIY All-Natural Hydrating Face Toner to the rescue! The star of this toner is an ultra-hydrating ingredient and one of my wintertime skincare must-haves: vegetable…

DIY All-Natural Laundry Powder

The average 4-person American family does a whopping 80 pounds of laundry a week. Wowza, that’s a lot of laundry! It’s also a lot of laundry detergent. Unfortunately, most common, store-bought laundry detergents are filled with unhealthy chemicals. We and our families are exposed to the chemicals in laundry detergents both when they are made airborne during the laundry process,…

DIY All-Natural Detoxifying Deodorant (i.e. “The Anti-Antiperspirant”)

Looking for a safe, natural deodorant that works? This DIY All-Natural Detoxifying Deodorant is a tried-and-true favorite among Body Unburdened readers. Not only does it stop odor naturally, but it contains an ingredient that actually helps to draw impurities from the skin. Plus, it’s so easy to make with just a few simple ingredients! I’m a multitasker… A check-my-email-while-brushing-my-teeth, cook-dinner-while-catching-up-on-Downton-Abbey type of…

DIY All-Natural Essential Oil Perfume: Solid and Roll-On

If there’s one thing I really miss since adopting a non-toxic lifestyle… It’s perfume. (OK and if I’m being totally honest, junky “cheese” crackers too.) Nearly all perfumes on the market today contain a chemical cocktail of synthetic fragrance, most of which act as endocrine distuptors. This means that they interfere with the body’s natural hormones and can lead to a slew of health issues from…

6 Fantastic All-Natural Exfoliants for Face & Body

Smooth like a baby’s bottom. #SkincareGoals Just after face oils, my skincare and beauty must-have is a great exfoliant. And it’s a very close second. Because gently and regularly exfoliating the skin not only prevents blemishes by getting rid of dead skin cells (after all, a zit is just oil and dead skin cells coupled together in one sticky, pore-clogging mess!) but…

4-Ingredient DIY All-Natural Lotion Bars

Smooth like butta. That’s all that was running through my mind as I popped these DIY all-natural lotion bars out of their molds and rubbed them over my skin for the first time. Because they’re so silky smooth and… well, kind of look like butter. I’ve been meaning to make lotion bars for so long and am THRILLED I finally got…

DIY All-Natural Vanilla Latte Body Scrub

Mmm is there anything better than the smell of coffee in the morning? I’m not even a coffee drinker but that smell just perks me right on up. And it turns out coffee may also help perk up your derrière. Well kind of… Coffee helps decrease the appearance of cellulite when applied topically. Cellulite and I are old frenemies. We’re friends…

DIY All-Natural Holiday Spiced Cookie Lip Scrub

Have I got the perfect last minute holiday present for all of you procrastinators… DIY all-natural spiced cookie lip scrub. Mmmm, right!? This seriously takes 2 minutes to make and is sure to please its recipient. After all, the winter air (let’s pretend for a second that we’re NOT currently experiencing a heatwave in December) can be really drying, and no…

DIY All-Natural Blemish Eraser Herbal Spot Treatment

Nothing ruins a perfectly good morning like noticing that a zit has made a home of your face overnight. Ugh. Go Away! Now while I’ve been able to eliminate 99% of my adult-acne with a properly balanced diet (including a lot of necessary gut healing) and my natural skincare routine, I still get the occasional blemish (typically right before my period). Such…

DIY All-Natural Mojito Body Scrub

At long last… it feels like summer is just around the bend! The days are getting longer, the trees are budding, and I’ve even been shaving my legs fairly regularly. (Oops, maybe I shouldn’t have mentioned that last bit.) To distract myself and help move the waiting game on a little more quickly (if you live in the North East,…

DIY All-Natural Pore-Perfecting Rose Facial Toner

Many people associate roses with beauty and romance. But me? Roses make me think of my grandfather. Specifically his nose. You see, my grandfather’s honker was a bit bulbous, and my dad had this joke: “Before Pop-Pop was born, God asked him what type of nose he wanted, but he thought God said ‘rose’ so he asked for a big red one.” Good…