Cough, cough…. sniffle, sniffle…. I am just turning the corner and getting well again after a NASTY respiratory infection. One of the things that helped me most to get some respite and relief from the discomfort in my chest were these nifty little DIY Shower Steamers I made in minutes! Turn your shower into a soothing machine as the power of the eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils fill the air as you inhale, instantly calming your lungs and opening breathing passages. You can buy these life-savers commercially but they are expensive and who knows what is in them. In just a few minutes, and with only 4 ingredients I already had in my pantry, I whipped these disks up. When they are finished drying, instant relief. (more…)
Category: DIY Projects
You are driving along the road. Suddenly, Sam the Squirrel darts across the lanes of traffic and you SLAM on your brakes to avoid squashing him! Sam is saved! Next thing you know though, the entire contents of your bag that was on the front seat is all over the floor of the car. It is inevitable that something really small that you NEED rolls under a seat and is almost impossible to retrieve. Does this scenario sound familiar?!? I would bet that something like this has happened to almost every driver on this planet. I know it has to me, and I have found a really simple solution. These DIY Bag “Seatbelt” Clips for the Car take minutes to make, are simple to use, and keep your things perfectly organized and safe. You will never have to crawl through your car on your hands and knees again!!!
DIY Whipped Body Cream made with Mango Butter
If you know me, you know that I make virtually all of my own skincare and body care products. I’m a little obsessed :). Well, I am at it again after getting my hands on some of this FABULOUS Mango Butter. I usually use a high quality Shea butter as an ingredient in many of my DIY products. After getting my hands of some of this LUXURIOUS mango butter, I had to give it a try in place of the Shea butter. The result- still AMAZING! The major difference I found was that the Mango Butter was a bit lighter in weight than the Shea Butter, so if offered a slightly lighter feel while slathering it on. Choices…. I love the choices I now have! 🙂 This recipe is a must try for some seriously smooth and moisturized skin!
Cleaning a toilet is a hard job! Harder and more gross, are the chemicals needed to do the job! That scares me! I made these DIY Toilet Cleaning Fizzies to help do the dirty work! With 5 natural ingredients and about 15 minutes, you can have the cleanest toilets in town! (more…)
As you know, I am a teacher by day, blogger by night. That means that in late summer, my mind starts working to prepare for the upcoming Back-to-School season and how to breeze through it NATURALLY for teachers, students, and parents alike! If you fit into this category, and you too want to have a healthy season without the use of synthetic-chemicals, you have come to the right place! I worked hard to arm myself with several different DIY Back-to-School products using essential oils that help my classroom stay clean, fresh, and safe! This season can be an expensive time of year when it comes to buying new supplies and equipment for school. All of these healthy DIY Back-to-School products will save you tons of cash and take only a few minutes to make! So get smart on your health, and get moving on making this the HEALTHIEST school year ever! Here’s how to get Back to School NATURALLY… Using Essential Oils to Stay Healthy… (more…)
Hot yoga, warm yoga, yin yoga… No matter what kind of yoga you do, no matter what your level, every yoga mat needs to be cleaned often! Think about it… Yoga is done on the floor of a studio, in your home, or sometimes outdoors, AND you often drip sweat on your mat throughout practice. The collection of germs and dirt on your mat can get really gross, REALLY fast. Here’s the solution to keeping your mat clean and safe. In just about 3 minutes, you can make this DIY Natural Yoga Mat Cleaner by mixing 3 ingredients together that will both sanitize and rejuvenate your mat. What’s even better is that you can do this 100% synthetic-chemical free and make your own scent for the spray that suits your mood! So- get mixing and then get on your mat! (more…)
Kombucha!! What exactly is it, you ask? It’s not only what hippies drink, it is what health-conscious people drink too ! 🙂 Kombucha is a yummy, fizzy drink that has been around for thousand of years. It is made from brewing a strong, sweet tea and then ferments with a SCOBY ( symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast) to give it the tons of vitamins, enzymes, and probiotics a healthy body needs! More about the specifics later…. Kombucha benefits include detoxifying the body, boosting immunity, supporting a healthy digestive system, and provides a high content of the B vitamins and acids your body needs to feel AMAZING!
Kombucha can be mucho expensive costing around $4 a bottle. I drink one a day- so the cost adds up! Making my own Kombucha is ridiculously easy and costs a fraction of the price. Check out this recipe on How to Brew Your Own Kombucha. Your body will thank you! (more…)
In the quest to remove as many synthetic chemicals from my life as possible, I like to make my own facial products. One of the easiest things I make (using only 3 ingredients) is this DIY Natural Facial Toner! Why would you use a toner, you ask? Toners are astringents that help cleanse the skin gently while also acting as an anti-inflammatory to help soothe skin and shrink pores. Toner will help the appearance of your skin to look smooth, flawless, and healthy! You could spend oodles of money on a store-bought toner laden with chemicals you can pronounce the names of, or you can make one in minutes and start having amazing looking skin immediately! (more…)
If you know me at all, you know I LOVE making my own Natural DIY bodycare products. Today’s feature- DIY Natural Grapefruit Salt Scrub!!!! Welcome in the summer season (or brighten up any other time of the year) with this light, bright, moisturizing scrub! The result- you will LOVE the smell and your skin will feel amazing!
Making my own products leaves me the flexibility to tailor them to my liking; I make the exact scents I like ( and have tons of fun mixing and experimenting on new blends), I make them exactly the consistency or richness that I want (thicker/coarser=more TLC), and they are all devoid of harmful synthetic-chemicals. The best part of making my own products is that I can save TONS of money as these scrubs cost a fraction of the price of store-bought ones and you can have make them in MINUTES! (more…)
Did your pooch get too much sun on their snout? Does it feel like sandpaper? Poor thing…. This DIY Snout Sun Cream is just what is needed to soothe rough and uncomfortable snouts! My dog, Dexter, loves the outdoors. If he is not hiking, he is swimming, walking, or just basking in sun in the backyard. I wanted to prevent his nose from getting toasted while being in the sun, and help to make him comfortable when he does. Using this special blend of natural ingredients (many of which you probably already have in your home), you will be able to create this amazingly soothing cream in minutes. It also can be used as a moisturizer, and help prevent dry noses in the winter. Let the soothing begin….