DIY Pumpkin Spice Body Lotion- The perfect (and SAFE!) ratios of essential oils to have you rolling in the season's most favorite scent!- Scratch Mommy

DIY Pumpkin Spice Body Lotion

This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price, but will share some commission. You know those annoying pumpkin spice fanatics who come out of the wood work every October? Yes, I’m one of those. While I won’t be getting any pumpkin spice lattes from that mainstream coffee shop that shall not be named, I WILL be indulging in …

Borax in skincare...let us help you understand the truth about using borax in skincare products- Scratch Mommy

The Truth About Borax In Skincare

This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price, but will share some commission. Borax and skincare can be a controversial (and sometimes confusing) topic. The truth about borax in skincare is certainly something I’ve tried to understand for a long time. As I began investigating borax, it became clear that many differing opinions exist regarding its safety. Today …

What's wrong with parabens, anyway? Come learn all about parabens over at Scratch Mommy.

What’s Wrong With Parabens, Anyway?

This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price, but will share some commission. Around here you know how much we’re in love with all natural, so-safe-you-can-eat-it skincare products. Ingredients like parabens don’t fit in with this philosophy, but how much do you really know about parabens? Are they really that bad, and why should they be avoided? …

Come learn what a liniment is and how you can use them. Grab our DIY soothing muscle liniment recipe, too!- Scratch Mommy

What Are Herbal Liniments (and a soothing muscle liniment recipe)

This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price, but will share some commission. What are Herbal Liniments? Unlike a tea made with water or an extract that’s a concentrated, alcohol-based preparation designed for internal use, a liniment is a topical preparation of herbs that soothe and comfort the skin or muscles. Many herbal liniments use witch hazel extract …

DIY Dandelion-Infused Hand Lotion Recipe- featured on Scratch Mommy

Dandelion-Infused Hand Lotion

This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price, but will share some commission. I’m a big fan of body butter, and even my homemade rose lotion, but I needed something lighter for my hands. This dandelion-infused hand lotion is a luxurious way to get some extra moisture to your hands without being overly greasy. Creating a Hand Lotion …

Strawberries are high in Vitamin C, which is fantastic for your skin! Learn how to eat your way to healthy skin- Scratch Mommy

Eat Your Way To Great Skin!

This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price, but will share some commission. When I was in high school, it was the early 2000s. The internet was dial up, social media outlets, blogs, and gossip websites were still on the horizon and if you had a cell phone you were really, really cool. So, to entertain ourselves, …

How to do a dry scalp treatment (and 3 awesome deep moisturizing recipes) - Scratch Mommy

How To Do A Dry Scalp Treatment (With 3 Deep Moisturizing DIY Recipes)

This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price, but will share some commission. The weather here in the midwest can be so finicky. One day it’s warm, then it’s freezing (like today)…brrrr. But the reality is, those warmer days are getting fewer and fewer and pretty soon there will be snow on the ground. Whether I like …