Natural & Easy DIY Remedy For Pests

Natural (& Easy) Remedy For Pests

It’s that time of year. Yeah, you know…the time when uninvited guests creep and crawl their way into our homes. How Rude! Spiders, ants, mice, and whatever else creeps and crawls through cracks (…shudder…). Want to keep them out? Yeah, me, too. Do we want to use that highly advertised, big box store, corporate America poison? Heck No! I mean, …

A super simple, crazy effective DIY Cracked Foot and Heel Salve Recipe which will absolutely get your feet ready for spring and summer. Get the recipe (or buy it!) right here!

DIY Cracked Foot & Heel Salve Recipe

Last night I heard rain and lightning and *thunder* for the first time in literally MONTHS!   What does this mean to me? SPRING IS COMING!!! Oh, how I look forward to spending more time outside very soon…basking in the sun, getting in some excellent Earthing while turning the soil for my garden, and just enjoying the days spent outside playing …

Scratch Mommy Freezer Debacle

Let My Freezer Debacle Save You From Yours (Freezer Organization 101)

Scary, huh? The last straw with this ridiculously cluttered up freezer occurred yesterday. Four cups of frozen vegetable broth in a Ziplock bag came flying out of the freezer and missed my son’s head by a few inches. Yeah, that would have left a mark. It is sometimes difficult to prepare meals from scratch, but that is mainly fault only …

Natural laundry detergent that only takes 2 minutes to make!

2 Minute DIY Laundry Detergent

As we each take our own journey deeper into natural living, the thought of making things from scratch crosses our mind at some point in time. By creating home and beauty products from scratch, it allows us to take control of the ingredients that are coming in contact with our skin and the skin of our loved ones. We can …

My homemade Febreze® spray is just a few ingredients and it's totally effective at eliminating all kinds of odors

Homemade Febreze® Spray

Confession time: Before I began my #LifeFromScratch, you could come into my home at any given time and find a vast array of beautifully scented, chemical-filled candles, sprays, and cleaners. I was a complete sucker for all things filled with artificial fragrance. But the more I began to research, the more I realized that the term “fragrance” was just an …

This 5 minute tissue holder sewing project would make a great teacher gift, stocking stuffer or handmade gift idea. A great fabric scrap project for cold & flu season.

5 Minute Tissue Holder Sewing Project- Just In Time For Cold & Flu Season

It’s that time of year… Snotty noses, coughing, sneezing and general yuckiness as we all try to stay healthy and avoid cold and flu season. We all know that once the kids get sick, the parents are only days away from succumbing as well. I learned how to make these adorable little kleenex holders at SNAP conference last year. Unfortunately …

Essential Oils 101 - Scratch Mommy E-Magazine

Essential Oils 101

Essential oils (EO) are the third part of an effective, healthy body lotion. Although optional, I think after reading today’s post about the benefits of EO, you’ll want some special ones added to your lotions, too.

An herbal DIY scouring powder that is easy to make and super effective at cleaning!

Herbal DIY Scouring Powder

As a blogger I always have time to make everything from scratch, cook fantastic gluten free meals, and my house is always clean and smelling of DIY herbal cleaners. Okay, you may have guessed that statement isn’t exactly true. While mommies and bloggers try to juggle a gazillion balls at once, it’s not always easy to keep it together. So …

Blast the chlorine out of your water with these DIY chlorine-blasting bath bombs!

DIY Chlorine-Blasting Bath Bombs

There’s nothing like a relaxing bath at the end of a long day. Add Epsom salts, selected herbs, and essential oils and you can make your bath experience a detox one as well. (See Ultimate DIY Detoxing Salt Scrub & Soak.) Unfortunately, bathing is a bit more complicated these days due to the addition of chlorine to our water supply. …