Homemade Dishwasher Detergent – DIY Dishwasher Detergent

Dishes are the bane of my existence. For real; I hate them and if I could afford it, I would probably just toss all of them every time I used one. Okay, not really since that would be really wasteful, but a girl can dream, right? Because I hate dishes so much, I love the fact … [Read more...]

Homemade Sunscreen Bars That Protects & Moisturizes Skin

The other day the FDA came out and admitted that the chemicals in commercial sunscreen seep into your blood stream within 24 hours. Now I don't know about you, but I'm not too keen on things such as avobenzone, oxybenzone, octocrylene and ecamsule running around for up to a week … [Read more...]

How to Make Liquid Castile Soap from a Bar

I truly adore Castile soap. I use it everyday of my life in some way, shape or form. Almost every one of my homemade cleaning products or homemade beauty products uses it. It is one of the most versatile soaps out available. As much as I love Castile soap, the cost can be … [Read more...]

DIY Acne Mask with Essential Oils

My girls are at the age where acne can start rearing its ugly head. One has combination skin while the other has skin that is quite acne prone. When she first began having issues with her skin, I could have easily gotten her a commercial acne fighter. I did not want to do that … [Read more...]

30 Ways to Use Fels-Naptha Soap to Save Money Around Your Home

I love saving money. I know, "tell me something I don't know, Stacy." It is true though. I love seeing how much money I can save (and earn) in a month! After so many years of trying to live as frugally as I possibly can, it has become a big game for me each month to see how much … [Read more...]

Thrifty Living Tips – 34 Ways to Use Dawn Dish Soap {Besides Dishes!}

Look under the kitchen sink in any home - even my own -  and you will almost always find one common thing among them. Chances are each home has at least one bottle of blue Dawn under the sink, on a shelf or even on the sink. There is a good reason for that though; not only is … [Read more...]

How to Make Homemade Cough Drops

Have you been sick this winter? Cold and flu season has hit my little family hard this year. In fact, I actually spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day sick in bed for the most part. Thankfully, I knew a few home remedies for the flu that shortened my downtime, but it still put a … [Read more...]

34 Ways to Use Lemon Balm

If you've been paying attention around here, you might have noticed that I favor natural products and home remedies over chemically processed. Not only are they generally better for you and your home, but they're usually far cheaper too. I like my money which means I want to keep … [Read more...]

40 Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

Take a peek in my pantry and you'll quickly discover one thing; around 15 bottles of organic Apple Cider Vinegar. Why? Well because there are so many uses for apple cider vinegar that I can't keep it on hand unless I buy a ton at once! When I first started trying to manage … [Read more...]

Homemade Toothpaste – All Natural Toothpaste Recipe

Toothpaste is one of those items that you just can't live without, but for my family, the last thing I want them sticking in their mouth is a chemical cocktail with who knows what as an ingredient. Fortunately it is a fairly easy issue to solve since making my own homemade … [Read more...]