6 Steps to a DIY At-Home Facial for when that "me time" pops up!

Six Steps to a DIY At-Home Facial

Most of us are moms here, so I am sure you can relate that “me time” is pretty slim pickings. Between changing diapers, cooking from scratch, work, and scrubbing counter tops I am left with about 1.5 minutes devoted entirely to myself….man how I sometimes wish I could just be a kid again. Somehow though, there are those rare days …

DIY Always Not Be Scared Spray (aka Monster Spray) - boost your child's confidence with essential oils

DIY Always Not Be Scared Spray (aka Monster Spray)

The boogeyman, ghosts, monsters, shadows, noises – all things that lead to nighttime fears in kids. This is one of the most common parenting issues: dealing with nighttime fears in children. Being afraid of the dark, believing in monsters, and having bad dreams. And the younger the child, the more irrational the fears tend to be (and the more difficult …

DIY Non-Toxic Nail Polish Remover that's safe for kids and your lungs - several options!

DIY Non-Toxic Nail Polish Remover

Removing your nail polish is usually quite a simple task. That is, until you are a Scratch Mommy, and reaching for the conventional acetone nail polish remover makes you cringe with the thought of inhaling toxins (especially if you are removing polish from your little girl’s nails!). Some of the serious offending ingredients are: Acetone: headaches, dizziness, and irritated eyes, …

DIY Healing Hand Salve for Garden Hands

Confession time. I’m a #lifefromscratch kind of gal. I love to prepare nutritious, wholesome meals at home. I totally love all things DIY and I’ve experimented with making my own coconut flour and coconut milk, my own medicated lip balm and orange vanilla whipped body butter. But there is one area of #lifefromscratch that I have yet to tackle. That …

Rhubarb jello's light pink color is so pretty and by pureeing the fruit after it stews you get an enhanced flavor profile of the citrusy, tangy treat. Plus, learn tips on how to make your own homemade jello.

Rhubarb Jello + Tips on How to Make Your Own Homemade Jello

I didn’t grow up eating Jell-O®. Flavors like blue raspberry weren’t a turn-off. Hey, I was a kid; my imagination could have handled that leap but my mom didn’t buy it. She was a gourmet and purchased only a few factory-made foods. I’ve eaten more gelatin as an adult than I ever did back then. My gels have been made …

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 …