DIY Pumpkin Lotion (...perhaps to 'spice' things up in the bedroom!??)

Does This Pumpkin Make You Horny? (a DIY pumpkin lotion tutorial)

That got your attention, didn’t it? Want to really turn your man on? Put away the perfume and pick up the pumpkin. Huh!??? I recently read a study indicating that pumpkins make your man…well, ummm…excited. This study showed that the odor that most enhanced penile blood flow was (interestingly enough…) a combination of lavender and pumpkin pie. In fact, the combination …

Learn how to make an effective and nourishing natural deodorant at home. DIY deodorant is fun to make, and you get to control the ingredients (and skip the baking soda, which most natural deodorant contains)!

Homemade DIY Deodorant Recipe (secret ingredient, NO irritating baking soda, EFFECTIVE recipe)!

Honestly, I don’t sweat that much. TMI? I mean, I wish that I would sweat more (as weird as that might sound). Sweating is your body’s natural way of ridding toxins, so it’s really a good thing. On occasion, I do wear deodorant, especially if I know I’ll be in a situation where I’ll likely sweat. Since I started my *real* …

DIY Soothing Tooshie Salve Recipe (for your baby's bottom AND your worn elbows & feet)

DIY Soothing Tooshie Salve (works for YOUR skin, too) – Knock out diaper rash!

You go to change your baby’s diaper and there it is…an ugly, bright red, angry, and bumpy rash. If you are a first-time mother, you probably freak out right away (I know that I did). Second-time mothers, you’ve been there and done this (so to say). Either way, you know that immediate action needs to take place, as your poor …

An effective, non-toxic, DIY bug spray recipe...that really works? Yup. Here you go. Thank me later. :)

Bye, Bye Bugs (especially mosquitoes). Effective DIY Bug Spray Recipe!

Looking for a natural DIY bug spray recipe that will not leave you soaked in horrific chemicals? Who needs that!?? Here is where I would usually go into my spiel about individual ingredients in products that make them bad for us. I think that I can skip that with bug spray. We know it’s pretty darn nasty stuff, right? Okay…good. …

DIY Hair Taming Oil - Only Two Ingredients.

Non-Toxic DIY Hair Oil (an effective hair taming recipe)!

I am a little past due to see my hairdresser. (When I say “a little,” I am totally exaggerating…it’s A LOT). I adore her, so that’s not the reason I haven’t been. I love getting out of the house for pampering, so that’s not the reason, either. Maybe it’s because I have a 21 month old toddler and a husband …

Is hand sanitizer really poison?

Hand Sanitizer Or Hand Poison – A Fun Facebook Convo

Hello friends. I recently had a great conversation with my Scratch Mommy Facebook friends. It began when I had a trip to a doctor’s office earlier this week. As I checked out, I noticed a bottle of hand sanitizer on the counter. I read the ingredients.Ummmm, not okay. Could it really be poison!?? So, what would any good little researcher …

Jojoba, Coconut, and Almond Oils -- GIFTS!

Jojoba, Almond, & Coconut Oils – Gifts! (favorite carrier oils in a skincare series)

First, I am so happy that you are following along in my weeklong skincare series! Second, I am so excited about today’s blog post. I hope that you are, too. Yesterday I wrote about my favorite base butter for body lotions and butters – Cocoa Butter. It is simply the perfect natural ingredient for your skin to soak up! Today, …

Raw cocoa butter...why and how to use it. Learn more in this post!

Why Should You Use Cocoa Butter? It’s UhMaaaZing!

Hello friend! Today is day three of my weeklong series in healthy skincare. Thanks for following along! 🙂 In post #1 we brushed up on the basics of our skin and in post #2 we learned about things we should always (without a doubt) avoid in our skincare products. Today, let’s think positively and begin our discovery of what makes …