Using herbs for healing is a perfect and natural way to support the body's own natural wonder! Check out this tutorial on how to make a tincture.

How to Make a Tincture

Let’s talk about one of my favorite topics…herbs! To be more specific, let’s talk about herbs for healing. I have been playing with herbs for about eight years now, and it seems with the more I learn, my desire to keeping researching grows stronger. I do remember how frustrated I was in the beginning of my herbal journey because I …

It IS possible to have a homemade non-toxic cleaner that works! This DIY multi-purpose floor & glass cleaner does the job and much more! #LifeFromScratch

DIY Multi-Purpose Floor and Glass Cleaner (Great for Spray Mops!)

This DIY Multi-Purpose Floor and Glass Cleaner is much more than a brilliant solution to disinfected floors and sparkling windows. For me, this cleaner represents a major milestone in my life! “Did she just say that her floor cleaner represents a major milestone in her life?” Yup, I did! I remember the day clearly…. I was pregnant with my daughter, and washing my …

Cut the toxic additives in your laundry and make your own DIY lavender laundry soap. Not only does it smell good, you'll feel better knowing what's in it.

DIY Lavender Laundry Soap

Have you met Kylie of Everblossom yet? Not only does she have an UhMaaaZing blog dedicated to natural living and DIY galore, she’s been rocking out Scratch Mommy’s social media since January as the Scratch Mommy Community Manager. We are over the moon and filled with joy to have Kylie in our Scratch Mommy family. Kylie’s passions lie in living a …

Do you have an ant problem but don't want to use toxic products around your home? Try this DIY non-toxic ant spray that kills the ants on contact. Bye-bye ants!

DIY Non-toxic Ant Spray (Kills On Contact)

Have you ever seen a line of ants so thick you thought it was your daughter getting overzealous with the black sidewalk chalk? If you haven’t and are interested in seeing one come to my house any time the weather changes. When it rains they come out, when it gets really hot they come out; I have no idea why …

How to Remove Sticky Label Residue Naturally

I often find that the most frustrating problems can have the simplest solutions. Take sticky label gunk, for example. It is such a trivial thing, but who else here hates it when you peel a label off of a jar (or worse, off of a book!) and it leaves behind that awful, sticky residue? It looks bad, feels bad, and …

From disregarded clothing with holes, to rags. What do YOU do with your old clothing? How do YOU upcycle?

A Fun & Handy Way To Recycle, Reuse, & Upcycle Old Clothing

Meet George. George was our awesome Saint Bernard, weighing in at 180 lbs. He was a big, cuddly, ball of messy fur. More than his massive and gorgeous physical appearance, Georgie-Porgie was a great friend. They call these doggies Gentle Giants for good reason. When we brought George home at 10 weeks old, he weighed 40 lbs. If you’ve ever …

Paint Your Own Dining Table

Give your furniture an update! Learn to paint your dining room table.

Hi Scratch Mommy Reader! My name is Anne and I enjoy painting furniture! Keeping a piece that could be thrown away and giving it new life is something that gives me joy and and a sense of accomplishment. I look at a piece of furniture at home that I painted and I sigh in disbelief, “Really? I did this?” You can too!! …

DIY Simmering Potpourri- Apple Cider Chai, Apple Cinnamon, & Ginger Orange

Every fall I make a pot of apple cider on the stove. Several times each season actually. The cinnamon, cloves, apples and oranges simmering in the fragrant cider is enough to make you drool! It fill our small house with the scrumptious scent of fall. I can only make so many batches of this apple cider, yet I absolutely love …

Looking for the perfect handmade gift for a girl in your life? These Handmade Hair Accessories Wall Frames are great for beginners and easy to personalize.

Handmade Hair Accessories Wall Frames – A Unique DIY Project

Do you give handmade gifts for the holidays? It’s getting closer and closer to the holidays and that means it’s time to start crafting handmade gifts! Those of us with girls in our lives know just how quickly hair accessories can pile up! If you don’t stay organized they can get out of control and end up spread all over the house. There …