Category: DIY

Rosemary Honey Conditioner

 It’s been a few months (perhaps a year now) since my husband first started his no ‘poo adventure. It took my a lot of convincing but I finally got him to switch. However, he could not stand the usual vinegar method for his conditioner. To keep my husband on the no ‘poo path, I made a homemade conditioner. It works well and he likes it but I did not enjoy having to make it every week or two. Who has time for that? We also wanted something that would help his dry scalp and while the homemade conditioner didn’t...

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Homemade Natural Face Powder

A few years back, I realized that the makeup I used was full of toxic ingredients. Perhaps not at the level of toxicity that would kill me instantly, but the ingredients were harmful enough that I didn’t want to risk anything even if I wouldn’t notice for another twenty years. I have long since switched to natural makeup. When I go looking for a new natural product, I like to make sure it’s as close to perfectly natural as possible. I mean isn’t that the point of making the switch in the first place; to avoid harmful ingredients? I...

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Natural Wood Cleaner and Restorer

Some of the wood in my house is old. I have old wood floors that I’m pretty sure have seen 90 years of wear, I have a hand-me-down dining table that has seen its years, I even have door posts that had its finish stripped from water damage or something like that. I always thought I would need to resort to some sort of chemical cleaner or finish to restore my wood. Thankfully I was wrong! You can clean and restore your wood floors, tables, door posts, cabinets, what-have-you naturally! I tried this natural wood restorer on my water...

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DIY Canning Jar Pour Spout

I’ve made it no secret that I no ‘poo. I love no ‘pooing. However, since I need to keep baking soda and vinegar in the bathroom so that I have easy access to my “shampoo” and “conditioner” I needed to get creative with my products. Originally I just bought baking soda that comes in those cardboard boxes; that was fine until I realized I should use safer baking soda. So I began buying baking soda that comes in a bag. Unfortunately the bag doesn’t work well for pouring out baking soda so I had to transfer my baking soda...

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Make Your Own Liquid Soap

My family goes through a lot of soap. We particularly go through a lot of castile soap, which makes sense because we use it in practically everything! We use castile soap for our body wash, hand soap, dish soap, shaving, scrubbing, and probably a lot more! I used to buy liquid soap but the jugful but then I wondered, can you make your own liquid soap?  I  would pay about $30 for 64 oz of Dr. Bronners or I could pay about $14 for 64 oz of Dr. Woods. Now looking at those numbers, I guess you could say...

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Homemade Conditioner

Those of you who have read this blog for a while know that I am a big no ‘poo fan. I’ve been no ‘pooing for over 2 years now and I will never stop. While I promote no ‘pooing with great enthusiasm, I realize that some of you can’t or don’t want to no ‘poo. Maybe it just didn’t work with your hair or water type. Maybe you would like to do a no ‘poo version for your children but know that vinegar and squirmy kids do not mix. Maybe you can’t stand the smell of vinegar. Perhaps you...

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Homemade Cough Drops and Cough Drop Lollipops

Fall is officially here and with it came the beginning of my family’s cold season. Sigh. I was hoping we wouldn’t get sick quite so soon. However, with kids and multiple kid-filled events per week it was bound to happen. There is one advantage to getting sick so early in the game; I now have an excuse to start making all kinds of home remedies. Some home remedies make the cut and some don’t but the ones that do I am going to share with you! Cough drops can be a wonderful thing. Anyone with a sore throat or...

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