Homemade Sunburn Relief Spray – All Natural and Non-Toxic

Homemade Sunburn Relief Spray - All Natural and Non-Toxic!

I went with one of my besties to the farmer’s market this Saturday, and shame on me, did not go prepared with sunscreen. We were having so much fun, leisurely walking around without the kids, gabbing away, that I thought I’d be okay. The temperature rose to 78 degrees and it was bright and sunny! […]

DIY Natural Hair Gel with Gelatin – Frugal and Easy!

DIY Natural Hair Gel with only 3 ingredients (and 1 is optional!)

A super easy and frugal recipe for homemade hair gel that really works! It only uses two ingredients, with an optional third one. It’s also non-toxic and natural! I have written a lot about my hair on the blog. Going no-poo in 2010 was the catalyst to leading a natural lifestyle for me and why I started […]

Natural and Non-Toxic Beauty Recipes – Easy and Frugal, too!

Natural and Non-Toxic Beauty Recipes

Making your own non-toxic and natural beauty products at home is easier than you might think. We tend to think it’s some complicated chemical formula that can only be done in a lab, but that’s what the big companies want us to think – how else would they make the big bucks? Those products are […]

Natural Herbal Living Magazine and Herb Box Review

Natural Herbal Living Magazine and Herb Box Review

Allow me to introduce you to Natural Herbal Living, with their delightful herb box and very informative monthly magazine! Switching from commercial beauty and medicinal products to herbal ones can be overwhelming when you know little to nothing about herbs, essential oils, carrier oils, and other natural ingredients that are needed to make these products […]

Detoxify Your Body – Week 3 of the Detoxify Your Life Challenge

How to Detoxify Your Personal Care Products for Better Health

Welcome to week three of our “31 Days to Detoxify Your Life” challenge! In week 1, for Detoxify Your Food, we discussed the toxins in our food system and how to eliminate the common junk that is found in every kitchen, along with some delicious real food recipes. In week 2, Detoxify Your Home, we talked all […]

DIY Natural Roll-On Deodorant – Non-Toxic Recipe

DIY All Natural Deodorant - Roll On and Non-Toxic Recipe

Making your own deodorant at home is so much cheaper than store-bought natural deodorants and in my experience, it works MUCH better, too! This recipe uses beeswax, coconut oil, essential oils and arrowroot or cornstarch powder to nix the stinkiness and reduce sweating. So, I’ve had a deodorant recipe here on the blog for over […]

Natural Relief and Remedies for Eczema and Dry Skin

Natural Relief for Eczema and Dry Skin and DIY Miracle Oil

Dealing with eczema and other chronic conditions of the skin such as psoriasis is not easy – it sometimes takes trial and error for you to discover your own personal trigger. Here is what has worked for me and many others and how I’ve changed my diet and lifestyle to lessen the effects of eczema […]

Oils and Other Natural Hair Conditioner Alternatives to Apple Cider Vinegar

My Merry Messy Life: Oils and Other Natural Hair Conditioners (alternatives to Apple Cider Vinegar)

Do you want to go no-poo or already have and aren’t happy with using apple cider vinegar as conditioner? Then this post is for YOU!  My no-poo post is the most popular post on my blog, but many have concerns about the smell of the apple cider vinegar, so here are some other natural, non-toxic […]

No-Poo Alternatives to Baking Soda – Some Recipes

My Merry Messy Life: No Poo Alternatives to Baking Soda

If you’re a die-hard no poo-er (if you think that means some bizarre practice of forced constipation, then you’re not…) that gets tired of using baking soda as shampoo because it has no poo (you miss the suds) or because your hair or scalp is starting to get dry, then this post is for YOU! […]

Homemade Sunscreen – Non-Toxic and Natural

My Merry Messy Life: Homemade Natural Sunscreen - Chemical-Free and Non-Toxic

A simple recipe for an effective, non-toxic sunscreen that’s safe for the whole family! I’ve long had a recipe for homemade body butter that contains zinc oxide, which I was using as a thickening agent. But that fabulous mineral is also a natural sunscreen. Almost all sunscreens on the market today contain chemical sunblockers (like […]