Carrier oils are a necessity for making your own natural body and skincare products, but do you know how to use them? Check out this in-depth post on how to choose carrier oils.

How To Choose Carrier Oils

Let’s talk carrier oils and why they are a necessity in a #LifeFromScratch skin and body care routine, as well as in homemade skin and body care items. Before I began my journey in earnest, I used pretty much any thing on my face, skin, and body. It was all just about that awesomely scented lotion, scrub, or other product …

DIY Lavender Yoga Mat Spray great for counter tops too!

DIY Lavender Yoga Mat Spray

Hi Scratch Mommy Readers! My name is Crystal Allen and I’m the DIY editor for the new Scratch Mommy e-magazine that will be launching later this month! I’m popping in today to share with you one of my favorite posts from my blog, Sew Creative. When was the last time you gave your yoga mat a good cleaning? Come on, …

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Nourishing DIY Hair Oil…no more dry, brittle hair!

You may have caught wind that I do not wash my hair that often. No…I do not stink, and yes…I feel as though my hair is much more healthy by NOT washing it everyday. Our hair needs a protective coating of natural oil to keep it in tip-top shape. Too much washing will strip away this protective coating and will …

DIY Acne Fighting Toner

There I was, sitting on my bed crying, feeling stuck, and frustrated. I was feeling sorry for myself and not knowing where to go… I just knew I had to make a change. You see I had managed to get through the teen years without acne, but WHAM —  my early 20’s started and I was hit with adult acne. In …

The Perfect Crunchy Stocking Stuffer for Moms

I love filling stockings for loved ones, yet each year I find it more difficult to find the right thing for the right person. Being original and tailoring stockings to items that embrace one’s personality is my goal. For me, a Christmas stocking should house a trove of little treasures that were thoughtfully chosen for the recipient. It seems like …

This DIY sunburn salve is really easy to make and only contains a few ingredients that you most likely already have.

DIY Sunburn Salve

While much of summer has already passed, the hot and sticky days of August still lay ahead as do the dog days of early fall with their hot days and cool nights. There are still many opportunities for afternoons and weekends at the pool before Labor Day arrives, chances for cookouts with friends and family, and many more days in …

Need a natural remedy for poison ivy? This herbal DIY poison ivy remedy contains healing weeds like jewelweed and plaintain, along with essential oils.

An Herbal DIY Poison Ivy Remedy

I don’t get poison ivy. In fact, one time, I was dared to rub it all over my arms to prove that I didn’t get it…and I didn’t! (Phew) However, my husband gets it…horribly. One time he had it so bad, that we had to get steroids for it because it just got out of control. He was MISERABLE. I …

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Stinky Feet…Be Gone! (DIY Foot Deodorant Powder Recipe)

You must be reading this blog post with someone else in mind. Maybe your lover has stinky feet? …no!?? Possibly it’s your teenage son (they can stink up a pair of sneakers in no time flat)? …no!?? A friend! Yeah, that’s it!! …no!?? Perhaps, you are simply interested in learning more about a DIY foot deodorant powder recipe. You like …

Herbal Hair Detangler

Let me paint the scene for you… There’s a little girl wincing and crying, a mom desperately trying to get her daughter’s hair to look decent, and a head of hair that is determined to make it as difficult at possible. Sound familiar? If you have any kids with longer hair then you likely have dealt with trying to brush …