Like soap, I’m sure we all use body wash at least once a day, right? Whether it’s in the bath or the shower, it feels good to pamper yourself with a soothing, moisturizing wash. Unfortunately, some store-bought body washes are getting a tad pricey. So, how do we get around this? Well, we make our … Read more
DIY natural air fresheners, both sprays and other varieties, will keep your house smelling sweet and fresh without introducing and potentially dangerous chemicals into your home. I used to love the smell of my home after squirting a bit (OK, sometimes a lot) of air freshener spray from an attractive store-bought bottle. That is, until … Read more
DIY natural makeup recipes abound on the internet. Some most definitely work better than others. When I first began researching homemade natural cosmetics I quickly noticed many of them had ingredients that were either really expensive or hard to find if you lived in a rural area. My natural cosmetics recipes for liquid foundation will … Read more
DIY natural eyeshadow recipes are simple and economical to make. Making your own cosmetics allows you to still look your very best without exposing your body to artificial dyes, pigments, and chemical compounds. Just a few of the potentially harmful ingredients found in commercially manufactured eyeshadow include formaldehyde parabens, titanium dioxide, yellow carnauba wax, benzalkonium … Read more
Making your own all-natural body wash will not only help eliminate your family’s exposure to potentially harmful toxins, it will save you copious amounts of money as well. As an added bonus it can double as shampoo, a light hair conditioner, or even shaving lotion. Why make your own natural body wash instead of just … Read more
Natural deodorant recipes have a lot in common with commercially manufactured deodorants and antiperspirants, but it is what they don’t have that is most important. The vast majority of store-bought deodorants contain aluminum and other potentially harmful toxins. DIY natural deodorants are our best only option to control sweat and body odor without infusing your … Read more
Making your own natural wax melt air fresheners is easy, fun, cheap, and keeps potentially harmful artificial ingredients out of your home. Commercially manufactured wax melts are made with a paraffin wax. There is no need to use such a petroleum-based wax to enjoy both the look and fragrance of wax melts – all natural … Read more
Making natural mascara is perhaps the most difficult of creating your own cosmetics from ingredients that are not artificial – and possibly toxic. A lot of trial and error is involved when making anything from scratch, but mascara poses a unique set of problems. The space the mascara must be placed, the eyelashes, is thin, … Read more
I can clearly remember being a little girl and my mother slathering sunscreen on the skin of my sisters and I. All of us had, and continue to have, very fair skin so sunscreen was very important. Honestly, though, even if you have darker skin that doesn’t burn as easily, you should still protect yourself … Read more
Do you ever feel like you just don’t want to wash your hair? My kids are older now, but when they were little I didn’t even have time to breath let alone wash my hair. There needed to be a solution for those in-between-hair-washing days. But what? I can recall turning on the TV and … Read more
Here’s an easy, quick, and very inexpensive way to make your own hair removing wax. If you ever find yourself without a razor, this is a great backup plan to know!!
Here are a few very different recipes for conditioning your hair with items you most likely already have around your home!
Here’s an inexpensive way to make your own, much healthier shampoo, without the use of all those chemicals.
My sister’s review of one popular homemade deodorant recipe. See what she thinks…