DIY Fridge Freshener – Natural and Easy!

DIY Easy Fridge Freshener - All Natural!

A recipe to make an easy and effective fridge freshener! Perfect for a real-food household that buys a lot of produce. It’s also frugal and 100% pure and natural! Real Food Fridges Can Have a STANK What is that smell?  Where is it coming from? You know what I’m talking about.  That funky, musty odor that […]

How To Make Ghee – Easy Tutorial

How to Make Your Own Ghee at Home - Butter for Lactose & Casein Intolerant Folks!

Ever heard of ghee? If you haven’t, it might sound like some strange baby word, but it’s actually a healthy and versatile cooking fat that is super easy to make yourself at home! It has the benefits of butter without the casein and protein that aggravate many digestive systems. It’s also-known-as clarified butter. I suppose you could say […]

Top 10 Natural Ways to Remove Garden Pests

Top 10 Ways to Remove Garden Pests Naturally

Ever thought that removing pests from the garden naturally and safely is nearly impossible? Well, think again! Here are ten natural, non-toxic and safe ways to remove those pesky lil’ critters. Gardening with children can be such a rewarding experience – I know I love spending time together with them learning about science, life, and patience. But […]

Colloidal Silver – Natural Antibiotic and Antifungal Medicine

Colloidal Silver - A Must-Have in Your Natural Medicine Cabinet to Fight Bacteria and Viruses without Medication

Pink eye, the flu, colds and other viruses are no match for the power of colloidal silver. It is a natural antibiotic and antibacterial (source), but what the heck is this stuff and why does it work? Let’s find out! Last week, my three boys all got hit with pink eye. The oozing, pussing, red-eyed, […]

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 […]

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! […]

Truly’s Natural Deodorant Review

Truly's Natural Deodorant Review

I’ve been making my own deodorant for about a year now with great success, so I was excited to come across Truly’s Natural Deodorant, which is perfect for those of you who’d rather not make your own! What’s the point of using a natural deodorant? I decided to only use natural when I learned of […]

Homemade Moisturizing Baby Shampoo and Body Wash Recipe {free printable label}

Natural Moisturizing Baby Shampoo with Dr. Bronner's

A super simple and gentle shampoo and body wash for babies and even adults. I use this same formula as my body wash, too! It is non-toxic, sulfate and paraben free, and gentle on that brand new skin. To get a shampoo like this in the store, you’d have to pay a good $10 or […]

Homemade Natural Anti-Itch Rub with Free Printable

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Mosquitos are the enemy of the state around here, and they love to eat on Gabriel and I. Each bite causes a welt on his little limbs and he scratches them until they bleed. Definitely not good with the combo of dirty hands and a national West Nile Virus outbreak going on! We have to make sure he […]