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Do It Yourself

Homemade Foam Handwash

December 27, 2009

I ran out of liquid soap this weekend and had to come up with a quick (yet still healthy) replacement.  With the farmer’s market closed for the season and very limited options at the health store, it was time to whip up a homemade recipe for foaming soap. I happened to have an empty foaming […]

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Natural At-Home Remedies

November 27, 2009

Reading Sarah’s post on oregano for mucus relief reminded me of an article I saved to share with you earlier this month in Better Homes and Gardens called “The World’s Cures”. The article discusses the remedies below that have been used since ancient times to alleviate uncomfortable conditions. Sore Throat– gargle water mixed with 1 […]

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Houseplant Fertilizers from your Kitchen

October 11, 2009

I don’t have a very green thumb, so I was particularly interested in a an article from on a few easy, homemade fertilizers you can mix right in your kitchen. Unfortunately, I cannot provide a direct link to the article as usual since it was only an e-mailed article called “DIY: Houseplant Fertilizer”. You […]

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Easy Homemade Toothpaste

September 25, 2009

After discovering a bit ago that my Tom’s “natural” toothpaste contains sodium lauryl sulfate (not sure how I missed that before!), I decided it was time to make my own. I found an easy recipe using only 3 Tbsp baking soda, 2 Tbsp coconut oil, a pinch of stevia, and 5 drops each of peppermint […]

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Easy Homemade Mouthwash

September 9, 2009

In a dental-related trial to escape from additional chemicals entering my body, I decided to make two homemade mouthwash recipes. Both were very easy with similar ingredients, but I definitely have a preference for the first one I tried, which is pictured here. This first recipe called for 1 1/4 cups mineral or distilled water, […]

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How to Naturally Stop Weeds from Growing; Or, What to Finally Do with All Those Grass Clippings

May 13, 2009
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If you’re anything like us, you’re going to spend a lot of time in your garden this summer – and you also don’t want to waste it all pulling weeds. It’s only the middle of May and I’m already battling weeds overgrowth, but not quite ready to break down and buy a chemical weed killer. […]

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Fresh Herbs for Summer!

May 10, 2009

Please accept my apology for disappearing this week as I ran off on a last-minute vacation to Hawaii. Now it’s nothing to complain about since I had a full week of relaxing and exploring the islands, but after waiting patiently all winter for the local farmer’s market to open, I managed to miss the first […]

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Natural At-Home Pedicure

May 3, 2009

If you are looking for an all-natural, relaxing at-home pedicure you have come to the right place. Grab your foot bath (even an extra-large mixing bowl can work in a pinch) and these few ingredients that may already be in your kitchen: 1-2 cups vinegar or lemon juice (I used lemon juice) Fresh lemon slices […]

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Hot Coconut Oil Hair Treatment

April 9, 2009

If you are thinking that a hot coconut oil hair treatment sounds like an indulgent, relaxing, and enjoyable treat, you are 100% right! I had been wanting to do one for a while, and finally spent about $10 at a local health store for a jar of Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. Let me […]

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Natural Wood Cleaner & Polish

April 2, 2009

I disappeared for a few weeks, “spring cleaning”, and I’m happy to report back with a gentle and effective formula for dusting and polishing finished wood surfaces. It’s super simple too (just be sure to use quality ingredients): Cut a lemon in half, and squeeze the juice from both halves into a non-metal mixing bowl […]

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