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How To Make Homemade Moisturizing Baby Shampoo

  This is an amazingly simple recipe for a 100% natural, organic, safe and easy to make baby shampoo developed by Sara at MyMerryMessyLife.com. It doesn’t contain the questionable ingredients found in commercial baby shampoo like lauryl sulfate, parabens and other preservatives.  Instead of paying $10 to $15 for a 12 ounce bottle of commercial  […]

Easy Natural Bathtub Scrub with Essential Oils

This is a post by Amanda of Natural Living Mama.  She tells an interesting story of trying to clean her bathtub with commercial cleaning products.  She would try to avoid breathing  in the chemicals so that she wouldn’t have an  asthma attack. Later she decided to develop a non-toxic method of cleaning. She came up with […]

How to Use Essential Oils the Right Way

Mary of Sipp and Om discusses 3 different ways to use essential oils:  Applying the essential oil to you skin, Inhaling the essential oil and Ingesting the essential oil.  There’s a very good explanation of the role of carrier oils and how they help to safely use essential oils ~ whether you’re putting them on […]

Homemade Moisturizing Citrus Hand Cream

This is a recipe for a moisturizing citrus hand cream by Patricia of SheKnows.com.  It will help your hands recover in all seasons, especially in the harsh, dry winter.  Patricia uses a variety of moisturizing ingredients.  Thanks to orange essential oil it also has a wonderful citrus scent. The recipe uses a microwave to melt  the Shea butter, […]

How to Make a Soothing Joint Ointment Recipe

This is a natural, mentholated ointment created by Tessimae. It helps to relieve aches and pains.  I selected it because it’s a simple and easy recipe. It uses avocado butter, a variety of soothing oils and one other ingredient. Use this ointment for hand, knee, ankle or shoulder pain.  It can also help sooth back […]

Essential Oils for Different Skin Types

It’s really easy to make your own essential oil blend.  All you have to do is select a base or carrier oil and then add one or more essential oils and blend. In this article on the Untrained Housewife site, SatuR lists a nice variety of essential oils  by  skin type.  This will help you […]

22 Health Benefits of Lemons

I love the smell and taste of lemons.  They are fresh and tasty.  But lemons are also extremely healthy.  They have many nutrients that aid everything from digestion to fatigue to anxiety. This article explains how to can use lemons to treat acne, colds and flu, fatigue and more!  Click on the 22 Health Benefits […]

Homemade Whipped Coconut Oil Body Butter Recipe

If you use coconut oil you know that in the Fall and Winter when temperatures drop, it can solidify.  You can liquify it by holding the container  under hot tap water, placing the container in a pan of water and heating it over low heat or putting it on top of a warm stove. In […]

13 Common Ailments You Can Treat With Peppermint Oil

Peppermint oil is known for aiding digestion.  It also helps to improve concentration and mental alertness.  Ashley of Mind Body Green shares 13 ailments that can be treated by Peppermint Oil.  She also describes how to specifically use the Peppermint Oil for each ailment or condition. Good read! Click on the 13 Common Ailments You Can […]

Spicy Massage Oil Recipe

When you are tired and have achy muscles and joints, there’s nothing like a good massage. It loosens up tight muscles and is very relaxing. What can add to any massage is a good massage oil. This is a simple  and easy recipe for an old spicy massage oil that’s ideal for sore muscles.  It also […]