Lotion Bar Recipe with Earl Grey Scent

As a diabetic, I have extremely dry skin. If I allow it to, my skin peels and cracks because I just can't seem to keep it hydrated enough. Over the years, I've learned to make homemade beauty products that help with it in ways commercial products just don't. I started with … [Read more...]

Homemade Shave Cream {Shea Butter Shave Cream}

Once upon an evening, I walked into my bathroom, picked up the can of shaving cream and was appalled. If you've taken a look at the ingredients on the side of the can, you probably were too. It is amazing what some of those words are; words that I wouldn't even attempt to … [Read more...]

Homemade Deodorant Recipe – Lavender Scented Homemade Deodorant

Deodorant is one of those things that no one should be without. After all, no one wants to be the girl (or guy) no one wants to be around because of smelly pits, right? For me, deodorants are something I'm quite picky about. I don't like store bought deodorant because I hate not … [Read more...]

DIY Green Tea and Peppermint Bath Soak { Homemade Bath Salts }

It's no secret that I adore all things homemade. For me, it is a health issue that drives me to continue making what I can. In 2014, I discovered that most commercially made products were causing my body to react in ways that I never expected it to. What followed was a list of 30 … [Read more...]

How to Build a Baby Shower Gift Basket {for Under $25.00} {How to Build a Baby Welcome Basket on a Budget}

It seems like everything month or so there is a new baby shower to go to which means unless you're looking for baby shower gift ideas that won't break your budget, you could quickly go broke. Learning how to make a baby shower gift basket though can be both budget friendly and a … [Read more...]

Homemade Coconut Shampoo

I have been on a mission for years to toss out as many chemicals as I can from the house for more than one reason. Early in 2015, we realized that part of the chronic pain that I had suffered from for years was a result of a home filled with chemicals that I am overly sensitive … [Read more...]

How to Make Homemade Soap – 33 Homemade Soap Recipes

A couple of years ago, I discovered the joy of learning how to make homemade soap. Not only does it save you significantly, but it's also pretty relaxing. As far as savings, learning how to make homemade soap was pretty high on the list of things to stop buying and make that we … [Read more...]

Upcycled Home Decor – DIY Photo Frame Key Holder for Walls

Home decor can be so wasteful. Often it ends up gracing the shelves at your favorite secondhand store becoming a testament of wasted time, wasted resources and of course, wasted money. It might sit there, unused and unloved, until someone like me - or you! - comes along ready to … [Read more...]

Homemade Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Bouquet

When Valentine's Day rolls around, the general thought process that takes us all over goes something like this: "if he/she/they didn't spend tons of money on me, they don't really love me." Hopefully though, most of us know that isn't the case and in fact; I would much rather … [Read more...]

Homemade Gift Idea – DIY Snowman Candle

I absolutely adore snowmen. So much so that during the holiday season, my home usually becomes covered in snowmen. I have candles, wall decor, wreaths and more. They are adorable to me and I can't seem to get enough of them. Since we have downsized to live in a hotel, I can't … [Read more...]