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Homemade NATURAL Face Mask Recipes

Making a homemade face mask is the closest that I get to a spa. I spend most of my day very busy learning, living and having a blast with my three children.  I love my life and I wouldn’t change a thing about it but I often neglect myself.  I find that when I allow …
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Homemade Squeezable Remineralizing Toothpaste

I have been using homemade toothpaste for a few years.  This toothpaste works great but recently I discovered that my daughter has weak tooth enamel.  Our dentist recommended that we dab fluoride on her tooth daily and I am just not comfortable with that.  I researched remineralizing teeth and began my quest to create my …
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neem

I like so many other people have eczema.  I have been examined by a dermatologist and prescribed a steroid cream for eczema, which I will most likely never use.  I avoid chemicals in my life whenever possible and choose to treat my eczema naturally by using neem salve. When I have an eczema flare up …
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Soothing Homemade Body Butter

It is holiday season and I am happy to be making the majority of the gifts that I will be giving.  I will be giving different people different homemade products but they will all be gifted this amazing homemade soothing whipped body butter.  This is one of the best things that I have ever made in …
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5 Homemade Natural Frizzy Hair Treatments

I have dry frizzy hair. Not only do I have frizzy hair I also live in Florida where the humidity is like 900% most days.  I choose natural treatments over the chemical filled products that line the drug store and salon shelves to help tame my mane.  Are you ready to tackle and smooth your …
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Homemade All-Natural Sunscreen

My family and I live on the coast of Florida.  We spend the majority of our time outdoors playing and exploring.  I understand the importance of Vitamin D but on days that we plan to spend hours outdoors sunblock is simply a necessity.   Our lifestyle, my thriftiness and the joy I get from making …
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Homemade Natural Bug Spray

My family and I live in Florida.  We have beautiful beaches and rivers to explore.  We also have bugs, lots and lots of bugs.   Bug spray is often a necessity when venturing outdoors.  I seem to be a magnet for mosquitos, if there is one in the area it will bite me multiple times, …
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Homemade Whipped Coconut Lotion

It seems that most of my homemade hygiene products all share the same ingredient:  coconut oil.  I have been using coconut oil straight out of the jar to moisturize my skin and it works great but I have been missing the thick whipped lotions that I used to buy.  I decided to head to the kitchen and …
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Homemade Herbal Detangler Spray

I have been using the no ‘poo method on Ava’s hair and it is working wonderfully.  Her hair is very easy to brush after a bath.  However, some mornings the tangles prevail and I find myself in a battle to brush her hair.  I have wanted to throw in the brush and cut all of Ava’s …
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Homemade Toothpaste

I have been researching homemade toothpaste recipes for a few weeks.  Today I mixed up my first batch of homemade toothpaste.  I am so happy that another chemical filled store-bought product in our home has been replaced with a homemade natural product.  My husband cracks up at how excited I get over these things! When …
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image from Bakersfield Mom

I use cloth diapers.  I feel that using cloth diapers is the best decision for my children and the environment.  The initial investment of cloth diapers can be high but it truly pays off in the long run.  I have used many different cloth diapers and have found that Bum Genius one size with snaps are my favorite. I …
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OCM: Oil Cleanse Method

People are  often a bit confused to hear that I use oil not soap to cleanse my face.  I have been using the oil cleansing method (OCM) for more than a year and the only blemish that I have encountered is when I traveled without my OCM mixture and used traditional face cleaner.    Using …
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Natural Hydrating Hair Mask

I have been using the no ‘poo shampoo & conditioner method for two months.  It is spring here in Florida and we have been spending a lot of time outdoors, especially at the beach.  My hair is curly and coarse and I felt that it really needed a deep conditioner.  I turned to my kitchen …
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Homemade Natural Hand Sanitizer

It seems that hand sanitizer is everywhere.  I have to admit it is very convenient.   I like having it on hand when we are out about but I hate the strong chemical smell that comes along with it.  I wondered if there was a natural homemade hand sanitizer that I could make at home.  I did a …
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Homemade Hand Soap

I have been replacing many store-bought hygiene products with natural homemade versions as they run out.  This week the hand soap in the kids bathroom ran out.   It was time to tackle another DIY household item.  Homemade  liquid hand soap…here we go! If you are wondering why you should make homemade hand soap, or at …
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