all-natural baby wash

Store-bought baby washes (like other cleaners) are full of artificial ingredients, and they’re pretty darn expensive. This homemade baby wash works great, smells great, and is all natural! You’ll need a 16-ounce amber or cobalt glass pump bottle. Not sure where to get one? Check here. Ingredients: 1/2 cup liquid unscented castile soap 1 cup filteredContinue reading “all-natural baby wash”

baby butt balm (cloth diaper safe)

One awesome thing about cloth diapers is your little one is far less likely to get diaper rash. On the flip side, though, when they do get diaper rash, regular diaper rash creams can’t be used. Not only do they stain the diapers, they can also mess with the absorbency! That’s no good. The otherContinue reading “baby butt balm (cloth diaper safe)”

the neti pot is a lifesaver

This year has been a tough one for my sinuses. In February, I was onto my fourth (you read that right…4th!) sinus infection of the season. Every time I thought it was clearing up, it would just come back – with a vengeance! I went to the doctor with the first one. When the firstContinue reading “the neti pot is a lifesaver”

my journey to homemade solutions

For a LONG time, I’ve been the person that said, “I want to use more natural products. I want to save money and make my own stuff (when it’s easy!).” But I’ll be honest – I’m lazy and just never got around to it. Well, the time has come, friends! I recently bought homemade bodyContinue reading “my journey to homemade solutions”

calming spray for dogs

My oldest dog used to be the sweetest, happiest dog. As he’s aged, however, he’s losing his sight and hearing, and he’s become arthritic. Understandably so, he’s a bit defensive and seems to be nervous almost all the time. New places and people are scary, and he tends to stick as close to me asContinue reading “calming spray for dogs”

what are essential oils?

If you’ve ever stopped to smell the roses, then you’ve experienced an essential oil. Essential oils are naturally occurring compounds found in the seeds, roots, bark, flowers, and other parts of plants. They give plants their distinctive smells, and they play a role in pollination. Essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment,Continue reading “what are essential oils?”