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 […]

Green and Natural House Cleaning Recipes and Buying Guide

Green and Natural House Cleaning Recipes - All Easy and Frugal, too!

If you would like to reduce the toxins in your home, you’ve come to the right place! Here is the list of all my green and natural cleaning recipes on the blog, updated regularly. I became interested in green and non-toxic cleaning after my second son was born, when a friend lent me her copy […]

How to Detox Your Body and Home and Why It Helps

How to Detox Your Body and Home (and why it helps)

The whole concept of detoxification was a completely foreign one to me until I started living naturally and eating real food. I never understood or even cared what it was about and now incorporate detox strategies into my daily routine as I find it improves my digestion, helps my mood, increases my energy, and relaxes […]

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 […]

Homemade Natural Hand Sanitizer using Essential Oils

DIY Natural Hand Sanitizer - Non-Toxic, Non-Drying, Safe and Effective!

A simple and easy recipe to make your own natural, non-toxic hand sanitizer using essential oils and witch hazel that’s safe for the whole family! Even though my kids are young, aren’t in school and it’s still hot outside, we keep getting viruses that often, at least for me, turn into bacterial infections. I take […]

Homemade Natural Gripe Water for Colic in Babies

My Merry Messy Life: Homemade Gripe Water for Colic in Babies

Gripe water has always been one of my favorite go-to mama tricks for my babies and its surprisingly easy to make cheaper at home with no worries of high fructose corn syrup. With three breast-fed babies who all had acid-reflux, gripe water has saved my sanity on many a day and long, long, long night. […]

Homemade Toilet Bowl Cleaner Recipe – Non Toxic

My Merry Messy Life: Homemade Toilet Bowl Cleaner - Non-Toxic and Natural

A super duper easy recipe for making your own non-toxic and natural toilet bowl cleaner that really works. Bonus is that you won’t have to call poison control when your cute little toddler decides it might be a tasty drink! I love making my own cleaning supplies. First of all, they are WAY cheaper than […]

Homemade Face Powder Foundation – All Natural

My Merry Messy Life: Homemade All Natural Face Powder Recipe - Use ingredients found in your kitchen!

If I had known how easy it is to make your own face powder, I’d have done it a long time ago! It’s also the cheapest and most natural thing you could put on your face – just cornstarch or arrowroot powder and spices. Yup, that’s it! If you’re already into making your own cosmetic […]

Homemade All Natural Perfume

My Merry Messy Life: Homemade Perfume - All Natural with No Chemicals

If you’re concerned about the chemicals lurking in commercial perfumes and would like an all natural option, then this post is for you! Make your own perfume at home with just vodka and essential oils and save tons of money in the process! And it’s surprisingly easy. I have quite the memory for scents. To […]