Tag: diy

  • Spring cleaning

    Many of us have detoxing on the brain around this time of year. It’s a great idea to take stock of (and slowly but surely replace) the products you put in & on your body that are loaded with harmful chemicals. A good one to start with is toothpaste. Check out this list of ingredients to avoid. This Harvard study […]

  • How to make natural toothpaste

    I hope you get a chance to try this natural toothpaste recipe – It’s fluoride free, and leaves your mouth feeling very fresh and clean. What you’ll need:  1 tbsp Baking soda 1 tbsp Organic extra virgin coconut oil (cold pressed / unrefined) – Coconut oil is better than toothpaste according to this new study. (Plus it leaves your lips nice […]

  • Soothing dry, itchy skin with an Oatmeal‏ Bath

    Today I wanted to share a cheap and easy way to soften & soothe dry, itchy skin. An oatmeal bath can bring you relief from a rash you may have due to an allergic reaction, eczema, dry skin caused by indoor heaters, or anything else that’s causing your skin to itch. What you’ll need: • […]

  • DIY all natural hair wash

    This is a great natural method for getting an extremely deep clean + leaving your hair shiny and smooth with less frizz (great news if you have curly hair like I do.) Sometimes called the “no-poo” method, it will remove dirt & build up from hair products without damaging your hair. Many shampoos have surfactants […]

  • DIY Natural Makeup Brush Cleaner

    I wanted to share my favorite way to clean makeup brushes (this can be used for skin brushes, too – more on skin brushing in a future post!) It’s a good idea to clean your brushes once a week (or at least every couple of weeks) to remove makeup, dirt and bacteria that can clog […]

  • How to make an herbal infused oil {diy dry skin relief}

    There are many herbs that are fantastic for healing & soothing dry skin. Making an infused oil is a great way to extract an herbs medicinal properties. In this post I’m going to show you how to make an herbal infused oil using the solar method. Once finished – you can even use this oil to […]

  • How to wash your Organic Cotton clothes

    If you’re like me, you want to clean your organic cotton clothes in an eco-friendly way, you don’t want to spend an arm and a leg on “natural” laundry soap,  and you’ve read about all of the toxins in laundry detergents and want to get that stuff out of your life. Or maybe you’re allergic to […]

  • Detoxifying your.. laundry detergent?

      It’s a funny thing, detoxifying your life. There’s so much to learn, and it can be really hard to do everything at once. For me, one of the last few things to really dig into and research was laundry detergent. What IS in those conventional laundry detergents anyway, and do they really have to […]

  • Making herbal tinctures

    As I mentioned in my homemade vanilla extract post, I started some tinctures a few weeks ago. Tinctures are highly concentrated liquid extracts of herbs, made by steeping the herb in alcohol, vinegar or vegetable glycerine. They absorb more quickly than other types of remedies, and are often taken by dropper-fulls under the tongue (sometimes […]

  • Homemade Vanilla Extract

    A couple of weeks ago I started a few tinctures and some vanilla extract. I had never made them before, and I was surprised at how easy it was. The hardest part will be the wait, which is about 6 – 8 weeks (or longer, depending on how strong you want ’em).   Tinctures are […]