All Natural DIY Pain Relieving Salve

Spring is finally here and with the warm weather comes lots of planting. Gardening is not always easy work and after a day of turning soil, lugging around bags of compost, and bending over to plant seeds my entire body is usually one gigantic knot of muscle pain. I have been buying Tiger Balm for years but have you seen the size of those tiny containers? Yeah, the stuff works really well but it's expensive if you need more than just a finger full of pain relieving salve on your aching body. I decided to try my hand at making my own DIY pain … [Read more...]

Homemade Vapor Rub Recipe to Clear Congestion Naturally

This homemade vapor rub recipe will help you clear congestion naturally, with no artificial chemicals. With the winter in full swing, cold and flu viruses run rampant through many households. My daughter has had a cough and head congestion off and on for what seems like months. I remember when I was a kid my mom would slather that mentholated petroleum jelly under my nose and on my chest to help clear up congestion. Eucalyptus is great for clearing a stuffy head but I could do without the petroleum based products all over my skin. This simple … [Read more...]

DIY Natural Bath Products: Bathtub Teabags

Time spent in the bathtub is more than just time spent getting clean. For me, taking a bath is usually therapeutic. Sometimes I am trying to clear a stuffy head, sooth sore muscles or just relax with a glass of wine as I attempt to ignore the chaos that is my life. I love natural bath fact I am beginning to think it is an addiction of sorts. Is there a Bath Products Anonymous group I should be joining? "Hello, my name is Diane and I spend way too much money on stuff to put in my bathtub water." I have to be very careful of the … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Lemon and Rosemary Salt Hand Scrub

My hands get abused on a fairly regular basis. Between cooking, cleaning and gardening it is sometimes embarrassing to have people see my hands. Don't get me started on the smell that can linger behind after peeling garlic or crumbling blue cheese! If your hands take just as much of a beating as mine this homemade hand scrub will make a world of difference!I used a coarsely ground Kosher salt for this hand scrub but you could also use Epsom salts if you have those around. The key is to have a relatively large grain and plain table salt … [Read more...]

Mint Chocolate Chip Homemade Lip Balm

This homemade lip balm post contains affiliate links. This means that if you click on the link and make a purchase I will receive a few pennies to contribute to my blogging adventure!On our journey to living a greener and healthier life we need to consider not only what we put INTO our bodies but what we put ONTO them as well. Traditional beauty products often contain a number of ingredients that I honestly cannot even pronounce...and I have a science degree! If I don't know what it is, I am not sure I want to be slathering it all over my … [Read more...]

DIY Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Scrub

This sugar scrub post contains affiliate links. That means if you click on the link and purchase an item I will receive a few pennies to put towards my blogging adventure!One of the things I enjoy most about fall is the traditional fall scents. Seasonal foods for fall include things like apples, pumpkins and sweet potatoes and spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves go perfectly with them. I like to bring those scents in other parts of the house as well and that includes my beauty routine. This homemade Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Scrub will … [Read more...]

Easy DIY beauty products: Grapefruit Vanilla Sugar Scrub

I have always enjoyed cooking...mixing flavors and foods to create a meal that (hopefully!) my family will love. I have recently discovered that I also enjoy mixing foods and aromas to create DIY beauty products to pamper myself with! I love scrubs, lotions, facials and pedicures as much as the next girl but I am too cheap to pay for them on a regular basis. Not to mention that all natural beauty products cost an awful lot more than even regular creams and scrubs. So, I have decided to start expanding my kitchen skills into DIY beauty products … [Read more...]

Homemade Coconut Lotion Bars

This homemade coconut lotion bar post has been sponsored by SC Johnson but all opinions expressed are my own.Summer is finally here and while many of us are spending our days out in the hot sun, the warm weather can do some serious damage to our skin. Making homemade skin moisturizers is a great way to combat dry skin without shelling out a lot of money on high-end beauty products. With just a few simple ingredients, homemade coconut lotion bars are a great way to nourish and pamper your skin. Come check out the simple ingredients and … [Read more...]