How to Make Easy and Healing Bone Broth

How to Make Homemade Bone Broth - Slow Cooker, Easy and Healing

Bone broth is one of the most nourishing and nutritious real foods you can make – full of the vitamins and minerals from the bones of animals, it provides nourishment we seldom get in conventional diets. Here is a very easy, slow cooker version that anyone can make! If you’re into real food, you’ve most likely […]

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 […]

DIY Miracle Oil for Poison Ivy, Insect Bites, Cuts, Eczema and Acne

DIY Miracle Oil to - An All Natural Remedy for Eczema, Dry Skin, Poison Ivy, Insect Bites, Scrapes and more!

Here is a homemade version of Miracle Oil, a powerful combination of oils that works to relieve dry skin related to eczema and psoriasis, soothe poison ivy, heal cuts, acne, insect bites and more! I’ve also included other things I use on my skin when it’s dry or when I have eczema. We found out […]

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 Natural Fabric Stain Remover – Non-Toxic and Frugal!

My Merry Messy Life: Homemade Natural Fabric Stain Remover

A quick and easy recipe for a non-toxic stain remover for non-toxic laundry care that is safe, hypoallergenic and effective! I’ve been wanting to make a non-toxic stain remover for a while, and just finally got around to it! This will join my non-toxic and gentle laundry detergent and natural fabric softener that I’ve been using […]

How We Ditched the Paper Towels and Went to Cloth

Switch from Paper Towels to Cloth with no Sewing

Ditching the paper towels has been a surprisingly easy transition for my household. See how we did, and how I made a pretty little container to house the towels! Making the switch from disposable diapers to cloth (see my complete cloth diapering guide here) a few years ago was like learning how to ride a […]

Homemade Natural Bug Repellent Recipe

DIY Natural Bug Spray - No Deet or Chemicals, and Safe for the Whole Family!

A super safe, all-natural, non-toxic bug repellent spray for the whole family! No DEET or other nasty chemicals in sight – as pure as the outdoors you’ll be able to enjoy with this spray on! One of the biggest differences in moving from the northeast USA back to south this past summer besides the sweltering […]

Easy DIY Nursery Wall Art {free tutorial}

My Merry Messy Life: Nursery Wall Art DIY

While I was eight months pregnant with squirt blossom, Grayson, my husband took Gabriel to see his parents for a week (I was too preggo to travel). It was fantastic – I had a WHOLE week to myself! I went to town decorating Grayson’s nursery – sewing, cutting, and painting. I love simple, cheap decorating […]

DIY Wall Art from From Your Favorite Wine Labels

Create Custom Wall Art Using Wine Bottle Labels

Do you have favorite wine bottles that have a special memory attached to them, but don’t have room to put them on display? Then use the label right off the bottle to create custom wall art, and making it look beautiful is surprisingly easy! I needed wall art for my kitchen when we first moved […]

DIY Wall Art for a Baby or Kid’s Room {tutorial}

My Merry Messy Life: DIY Custom Wall Art with Circles and Acrylic Paint

Here is my simple, easy painting that anyone can do to make custom wall art for your kid’s or baby’s room, or any room in the house. All it takes is acrylic paint that matches the room decor, alphabet stickers, and a circular object to trace. I love painting, but I’m no fancy artist. But […]