Homemade Soothing Tea & Honey Throat Drops For Cold, Cough & Sore Throat

For as long as I can remember, when I felt under the weather, my go to remedy was a cup of hot tea with a splash of lemon and honey. It’s widely know that a lemon and honey combo is great for cutting congestion and soothing the throat. If you are on the go and need a cuppa to help relieve your cold, flu, sore throat… [read more]

How To Make A Beautiful DIY Lip Stain

For someone that doesn’t wear a lot of makeup, I do like for my lips to have a dash of color. I’m not a fan of those heavy, waxy lip sticks that end up on your cup rims and teeth. I prefer a natural tint that will stay put on your lips and moisturize as well. Many commercial cosmetics contain all sorts of toxins and… [read more]

DIY Natural Blush For Every Skin Tone

Commercial cosmetics are laden with toxins. Some common ingredients found in commercial cosmetics include BHA and BHT, as well as formaldehyde-releasing preservatives and heavy metals. These toxins can easily get absorbed into your skin and cause irritation. On top of the harmful chemicals commercial cosmetics contain, they are often expensive. If you want to have great skin and skip all those harmful chemicals, consider making… [read more]

Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Scrub To Prepare Your Skin For Winter

It seems like the release of pumpkin spice lattes have signaled the start of fall. In my area, summer is still in full force. With temps still pushing 90 degrees, I can not bring myself to drink a steaming hot pumpkin anything! However, I am ready for a change. It’s time to slough off some dry damaged summer skin and get it ready for the… [read more]

How To Make A 3 Ingredient Anti-Aging Eye Cream In 1 Minute

Not enough sleep, allergies and stress will give you tired looking eyes. The skin around your eyes is delicate and needs nightly TLC. Most commercial eye creams are full of fillers and, most of the time, don’t really get the job done. Instead of spending a small fortune on special anti-aging eye creams, make your own with a few simple ingredients. Supplies organic coconut oil vitamin… [read more]

Homemade After Sun Spray To Instantly Cool & Rehydrate Your Skin

Sometimes it happens—you forget to put on sunscreen. I know, you’d think at this point in my life it’s routine. Yet, there are days I dash out the door and forget. As I get older I’ve noticed that my skin is more sensitive to sun exposure, even on days when I do wear sunscreen.  When my skin is feeling tender from a day in the… [read more]

Homemade Mosquito, Fly & Bug Repellent That Works Like Crazy

Four thieves vinegar is a concoction of vinegar infused with herbs, spices or garlic. It was believed to have protected users from the Great Plague during the medieval period. Herbal vinegar infusions are used around the world for various aliments and have been used medicinally since the time of Hippocrates. Making the infused vinegar takes several weeks in order to steep the herbs. This mosquito repellent recipe does not use… [read more]

DIY Bug Bite Stick To Instantly Relieve Itching, Pain & Redness

It’s that time of year and the bugs are biting! As summer arrives and you venture outside for more adventurous activities, you will become a snack for mosquitoes and other equally annoying bugs.  My kids and I seem to be mosquito magnets, so getting relief from bites is a must for us. Using the power of just a few readily available essential oils and other simple natural… [read more]

Homemade Green Tea & Aloe Skin Toner To Tighten Pores, Remove Excess Oil & More

Skin care is important at any age. However, as you  grow older your skin needs a little more pampering.  With all the serums, toners and other chemical laden cosmetics out there that promise to return your youthful glow, it’s hard to decide where to begin. The good news is that you are never too old to take care of your skin. Better yet, you can… [read more]

How to Make Wool Dryer Balls – So Easy & So Cheap

To cut down on your electricity and dryer use, toss in a few wool dryer balls. They help reduce static and make clothes softer. How? As the felted wool gently rubs against garment fibers, they soften clothes naturally and fluff them by separating clothes that would otherwise clump together. Of course, wool dryer balls are available to purchase online or in some stores, but they… [read more]