Category: DIY

How to Make Beeswax Candles – Mess Free

A few years ago, if you had visited my home you would have been welcomed by the smell of a few candles. A good smelling candle is hard to resist… until you know that it’s hiding all sorts of toxins. (Toxins like fake fragrances and waxes that actually pollute your indoor air!) Once you realize that those scented beauties can damage your health, it’s pretty easy to stop buying them. However, if you still want that charming glow there is thankfully a toxin free alternative: beeswax candles.  Beeswax candles are pretty amazing. Not only do they not have all...

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Chai Spice Sugar Scrub

I remember my family getting those tetra packs of chai drinks and thinking they were crazy. I had no desire to drink that stuff. As I grew older, I remember trying a chai at a coffee shop and I was not impressed. In recent years, I’ve tried out chai tea, just the chai spice and tea steeped in water. I love that stuff! I don’t know why I never liked chai in other forms but this stuff I’m addicted to! Since falling in love with chai or more specifically chai spice, I’ve started to find new ways to use...

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Homemade Soft Scrub

I don’t know about you but soft scrub was one of my favorite cleaning products before I switched to cleaning green. It’s a great consistency and does the job easily. However, commercial soft scrub is not all that natural and I prefer to avoid the ingredients that it can contain. What does commercial soft scrub contain?   Sodium Dodecylbenzenesulfonate – aquatic toxicity Alcohol Ethoxylate – endocrine and reproductive effects, impurities related to cancer Fragrance – skin allergies and damage, aquatic toxicity, respiratory issues Preservatives – non-specific but it raises a giant F rating from EWG! And that’s just for...

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Ways to Clean Green

There are many reasons why we should make the switch to cleaning green. We benefit as does the environment, when we choose to naturally clean our homes. Once you realize that the usual cleaning products on the shelves are actually harming us and not really helping us, you’re likely dying to begin cleaning green! But where to start? Believe it or not, switching to natural cleaners is one of the easiest “green” changes you can make. It’s so easy that it’s often the first area that people choose to change. Don’t stress out about making this change. It’s easy...

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DIY Aromatherapy Rice Bag

I know it might sound crazy but I had never heard of a rice bag until I moved to Washington and my mother-in-law introduced me to them. I never really had much of a need for one until I was married and started having kids then suddenly I had a million reasons to want a rice bag. In fact, I love rice bags so much during pregnancy that I have them listed as one of my pregnancy must haves! Pregnancy aside, rice bags are wonderful for those achy shoulders, cramps, restless leg syndrome and so much more. Just plain...

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Gingerbread Cookie Sugar Scrub

The Christmas season comes but once a year but now you can turn all those lovely gingerbread scents into a sugar scrub that you can enjoy anytime of the year! I’m a big fan of gingerbread, gingerbread cookies, gingersnaps…any of it will do! So a sugar scrub that smells like this lovely treat just makes my day! Like all scrubs, this gingerbread cookie inspired scrub will help exfoliate and help moisturize your skin. I don’t know about you but this is just what my skin needs during the winter time! Along with the exfoliating power of sugar and the...

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Color Enhancing Hair Spray

Have you ever wished there was an easy way to enhance the color of your hair everyday? Something that didn’t involved leaving on hair dye or tint for hours? What if I told you that I have found a solution?I’ve been making my own hair spray for years now. I ditched the commercial chemical laden hair sprays a long time ago. I wanted something healthier for my hair. That recipe on it’s own is great. It works just as well as the store bought stuff, costs pennies to make, and it doesn’t have any crazy ingredients! I have heard...

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