DIY Kitty Litter (and Carpet!) Deodorizer

Keep your litter boxes and carpet odor-free with natural, homemade deodorizer!

DIY All-natural Lip Balm

If you’re anything like me, you’re constantly applying lip balm–especially if you live up in the Midwest like I do! I go through it like crazy, and it gets awfully expensive–FAST! One day, it occurred to me it would be pretty darn easy to make, and I could save some money doing so. Guess what?Continue reading “DIY All-natural Lip Balm”

why you should be using customized skin and hair care

As a general rule, I have oily skin. When I was younger, I always thought it was weird that I needed to moisturize my already-oily skin. I mean–isn’t there enough “moisture” there to begin with? So I did a little research, and you know what I found? Our body is pretty darn smart. Oil isContinue reading “why you should be using customized skin and hair care”

easy homemade skin care

I have struggled with acne my entire life, and I’m now well into my 30s. As a teenager, I visited the dermatologist monthly, and he had me on every product you can possibly imagine–including Accutane. I realize most of you don’t know what that is, but here’s what I can tell you about Accutane: doctorsContinue reading “easy homemade skin care”

homemade dry shampoo

I have oily hair–and I mean, really oily! I can wash my hair right before bed, and it will be oily in the morning. Needless to say, I wash it daily. But some days, I just don’t have time. I had tried several store-bought dry shampoos; none of them worked. Most of them left a weird filmContinue reading “homemade dry shampoo”

diy pup paw balm

Does your dog have dry, cracked pads? Does he need some protection from the heat of the sidewalk or asphalt or cold of the snow and ice? He needs paw balm! Simply apply a thin layer for relief or before heading out into the elements. Because it’s all-natural, it can be re-applied often! And, bonus…IContinue reading “diy pup paw balm”

grain, fruit, & veggie blends for baby

So you’ve done single-ingredient purees and fruit & veggie purees for your little one, and now you’re ready to move on to more complex foods! After fruits and veggies only, I like to incorporate grains next. Things like pasta, quinoa, and rice are all great options! We like to stick with whole-grain pastas and brownContinue reading “grain, fruit, & veggie blends for baby”

first fruit & veggie blends for baby

As your little one grows and has tried a number of single-ingredient purees, you can start introducing blends. To make the new foods easy to digest, start with two-ingredient purees that include just fruits and veggies before going to more complex blends. Try to choose foods you think will complement each other. As a generalContinue reading “first fruit & veggie blends for baby”

homemade, all-natural foaming hand soap

When I started DIY’ing pretty much everything in the house, hand soap was a no-brainer! Since everything we put on our skin (including soap, of course) gets into our bloodstream in just 30 seconds and circulates through the entire body in just 30 minutes, I knew I wanted an all-natural soap. They’re even saying nowContinue reading “homemade, all-natural foaming hand soap”

homemade dishwasher detergent tabs

Wow! These were easy to make, and they work! Scrap those expensive dishwasher detergent tabs, and make your own! Ingredients: 3/4 cups washing soda (find it by the laundry stain & odor removers) 3/4 cups Borax (find it by the laundry stain & odor removers) 1/2 cup coarse kosher salt 1/4 cup citric acid (find itContinue reading “homemade dishwasher detergent tabs”