Natural DIY

16 Super Duper Simple Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas

The Holidays are HERE. And if you’re a procrastinator like me, you likely still have a list of people who need gifts as long as a drugstore receipt. (Seriously, what’s with that? You buy one little thing and unwillingly manage to kill an entire tree in the checkout process. Not cool.) But no sweat – these super duper simple homemade…

DIY all-natural lavender & lemon sugar scrub

My skin does not like the changing seasons. Uh uh, no way. It gets all irritable and cranky and begs for me to scratch it furiously. So I need to give it a little extra attention to calm it down. This DIY all-natural lavender and lemon sugar scrub is the perfect antidote. The sugar exfoliates the skin, sloughing off dead…

DIY all-natural citrus zest all-purpose cleaner

Goodness gracious, are there a lot of home cleaning products on the market. We’ve got kitchen cleaner, bathroom cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, floor cleaner, tile and grout cleaner… oof, I’m starting to feel like Bubba from Forrest Gump (mmm maybe I’ll make shrimp for dinner tonight). And of course, most of these products are chock-full-o’-nasties, poisoning your family’s indoor air…

DIY all-natural bug repellant (salve + spray)

Oh, summer. We have a love-hate relationship, you and I. Some things I love about you: BBQs, gorgeous greenery, the beach. Some things I hate about you: stifling humidity, bugs, bugs, bugs. Did I say bugs? Bugs. Unfortunately, an active ingredient used in most store-bought bug repellants may pose a serious threat to your health. I’m sure you can assume…

DIY All-Natural Herbal Mouthwash for Healthy Teeth & Gums

Looking for a homemade natural mouthwash recipe that not only freshens breath but improves oral health? This DIY All-Natural Herbal Mouthwash for Healthy Teeth & Gums is exactly what you’re looking for! Ah, there’s nothing that compares to that fresh and clean feeling of mouthwash! It doesn’t matter if you’ve been stuck on a bus with busted AC all day…

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 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 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…