How to Repel Bugs–Naturally!

During the summer, pests have many ways of getting indoors. And those that don’t make it inside, are often waiting on our patios and in our yards. Although there are plenty of products on the shelves guaranteed to annihlate your pest population, they’re often made with toxic chemicals that are bad for our health and […]

Make it Monday: Homemade Toothpaste

 How to Make Homemade Toothpaste   I have been making my own homemade toothpaste lately. After adjusting the ratios of the ingredients, I finally found the combination I like best and it makes a nice, not too runny paste. It’s almost as thick as regular toothpaste.

Make it Monday: Oatmeal Lavendar Diaper Cream

Homemade Diaper Cream I received a pound of shea butter from Cleopatra’s Choice. Shea butter is a key ingredient in homemade skincare products. I decided to use mine in my favorite natural homemade diaper cream recipe. I know there are a lot of diapering moms out there and I know a lot of you (us) […]

Wellness Wednesday: Tea Tree Oil

Uses for Tea Tree Oil Do you know about Tea Tree Oil? Chances are you have, especially if you spend any time looking up info on natural living. Tea Tree Oil is known for its antibacterial properties and is often a key ingredient in many natural remedies and homemade cleaning products.

Make it Monday: Nipple Cream

Homemade Nipple Cream I’m sure many of you know August has been deemed National Breastfeeding Month and this week is World Breastfeeding Week. So most of my posts and reviews this week will be related to breastfeeding. And this topic is also completely relevant to me as the mother of a newborn. 🙂

Make It Monday: Homemade Disinfectant Spray

     I finally got around to making some homemade disinfectant spray. I can’t stand the chemical smell of commercial disinfectant spray–it makes me gag. But you need to have a good disinfectant around the house–especially after illness. So I finally made my own “green” disinfectant. 

Make it Monday: DIY Squeezable Green Cleaner

Making your own cleaning products can be fun and rewarding. Not to mention you also avoid the chemicals in so many conventional products and it’s much cheaper than paying the premium for the “green” products out there. Homemade cleaning sprays are all well and good, but sometimes you want something a little thicker and putting […]

Make It Monday: Homemade Laundry Detergent

     I thought I would share this recipe for homemade laundry soap that I finally got around to trying out (after months of actually having the ingredients on hand). I got this recipe from Living on a Dime, though there are various recipes out there that use pretty much the same ingredients.

Rockin Green Laundry Detergent

     If you’re an eco-conscious mama, or at the very least prefer not to use chemicals on things that touch your baby’s skin, it can be hard to find cleaning and laundry products that work well and are free of all the “bad stuff.”

Fun Friday: Gardening with the Grow Box!

     Would you like to grow a garden (even a small one) but have trouble knowing when to water? Do you have limited space for growing plants (like an apartment balcony)? Would you like to get your kids involved in gardening by giving them their own special project?

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