Revitalizing Essential Oil Soak for Moms

Revitalizing Essential Oil Soak for Moms

Sometimes, motherhood is Pinterest-worthy crafts in a clean(ish) home with enthralled and well-behaved children…and then, we have the other 355 days of the year. Motherhood is hard. It’s the most amazing and rewarding experience I have ever had, but it’s really hard. Those unshowered days that come with piles of dirty dishes, Mt. Washmore, and […]

The Most Simple, Natural, and Effective Deodorant You Will Ever Use

The Most Simple, Natural, and Effective Deodorant You Will Ever Use

There I was, in the bathroom. Staring into the mirror and wondering if I was tipping the scales into crazy or if I was about to embark on a whole new level of awesome… …with a lemon wedge in my hand. The only one around was my giggling 6 year old, so I really had nothing to […]

Make Your Own DIY Christmas Presents: Toxin-free Beauty Products

Welcome to my Christmas project this year! Now that Katie is 5, I’m so excited to be able to make Christmas presents for everyone together. It’s a great way to keep sugary cookies and fudge out of the house and away from my family and friends. What kind of witch doctor would I be if […]

Make your Own Mascara!

Image Credit: Robin Konie Have you ever wondered what’s in your mascara? Are you afraid it’s full of bat guano (or poo for the non-Spanish speakers)? Well, you won’t usually find that in most brands these days, but it’s still not a pleasant concoction that we’re slapping on our peepers every day. Here are the […]

Q & A on the Oil Cleansing Method

So, you’ve read through . . . The Oil Cleansing Method: A How-To Guide for Clear, Radiant Skin and still have questions or you’ve been valiantly trying it for a number of weeks and look like a science experiment. Ruh roh. As you can see by the number of comments, the original post has become a […]

How I Stopped Wasting Money on Conventional Shampoo

Thanks to the Mommypotamus, I have been covering myself in honey, molasses, fenugreek seeds, and other unmentionables for weeks. It is the best stress relief I’ve had in months. I promised to report back after trialing some of the recipes from DIY Organic Beauty Recipes (affiliate link). I’m here to tell you that I am in love. I’m […]

DIY Healing Skin Balm

DIY Healing Skin Balm

Beautiful snow and cold temperatures spell trouble for ultra dry and sensitive skin. This skin balm has proven itself time and time again to sooth dry, itchy skin, heal scars, prevent wound infection (even from cat bites teeming with bacteria), and save little noses from chapping and soreness during the cold and flu season. The […]

Oil Pulling: A How To Guide for Better Health

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Have you seen my guide on oil cleansing? Oil pulling, also known as pulling oil, oil swishing, and Kavala gandusha or gandusha, is an  ancient practice of moving oil around your mouth to remove toxins. It has become popular again in recent years as an easy way to improve your health without a lot of effort. It’s […]

DIY Organic Beauty Recipes and ‘Me’ Time

That scrumptious looking dessert you see is actually a Cinnamon and Vanilla Spice Winter Scrub from the highly anticipated new book by Mommypotamus. Yum. I got my greedy little hands on it last night and have been busy ever since. Today is dedicated to luxuriating in homemade goodness. I am going to be clean and […]