The world we live in today is a mine field making us sick. Not only from the chemicals in our food, but also the chemicals in our hygiene and cleaning products. We touch and breath in these harmful chemicals and they are making us sick. Carcinogens, Neurotoxins, and Endocrine distributors are a few examples of what are in these products you are using everyday. These cause cancer, headaches, loss of intelligence, and confuse your body’s hormones acting as your own body’s hormones causing; reproductive, developmental, and growth behavior problems. These are also associated with premature puberty, miscarriage, reduced fertility, menstrual problems, and ADHD. So are your cleaning products doing more harm than good? Make a small change and help your family stay healthy and save a bit of money in the process. Here are 7 DIY cleaning products to help you take this step to a cleaner life. [Read more…]
All little girls love dresses, tutu’s, and the like. Make tutu’s to match everything or to surprise your little one with her very own special birthday outfit. If she is anything like my girls she will love you for it for the rest of the day ;). Tulle can be difficult to work with and very frustrating to sew. This will show you how I make my little girls tutu’s quick and easy. [Read more…]
Making natural cleaning and hygiene products is essential to living chemical free. There are so many carcinogens in shampoos, soaps, cleaning products, candles….. its everywhere. One of my favorite things is to make my own products for around the house because doing so I know I am keeping my family safe from these silent killers. My body wash was perfected over many trials and trying so many different methods this stuff is amazing it keeps you skin clear and moisturized. Here is my diy body wash recipe I hope you love it as much as I do. [Read more…]
Easy DIY Laundry Soap
I make both my regular laundry soap and my cloth diaper laundry soap neither are very hard to make. They will both save you a lot of money on laundry and your clothes will be clean. First regular powder laundry soap….
DIY powder laundry soap
1 bar finely grated Fels Naptha bar soap (or other bar soap such as Ivory or Dr. Bronner’s).
2 cups washing soda
2 cups borax
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup oxy clean
15 drops of essential oils (optional)
– I use tea tree and lavender or lemon and citrus fresh with Young Living
To make finely grate your bar soap, mix in washing soda, borax, baking soda, and oxy clean and mix well. Next drop in your essential oils I usually will do 7 drops of lavender and 8 drops of tea tree and again mix well. Pour into a lidded container with a scoop. I typically use 1/8-1/4 cup for each load depending on how big the load is or how dirty.
DIY Cloth diaper laundry soap
1 cup washing soda
1 cup borax
1 cup oxy clean
15 drops essential oils (optional)
– note if no essential oils are used expect diapers to smell like nothing.
– I use tea tree and lavender I think it “cuts down” on the smell when dirty and leaves a fresh clean smell after they are cleaned.
To make add washing soda, borax, and oxy clean to a large mason jar put the lid on and shake. (I store this in the mason jar so I do this to save dishes.) Next add your essential oils and shake again until oils are mix in. I use 1/8 cup for most loads.
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