All Natural Toothbrush

My family has been using these eco-friendly and all natural toothbrushes over the last few weeks.  They are pretty awesome.  Brush Naked believes in Sustainable Living and every toothbrush is made from 100 percent Bamboo.  I have been using these toothbrushes along with my 2 boys (ages 5 and 7).  Kids can be picky about trying new things, but no complaints or resistance here.  Neither […]

By |April 12th, 2015|Beauty Products, Green Living, NonToxic Skincare|0 Comments

Safe Sunscreen

Safe sunscreen is important for all of our outdoor activities.  Spring is finally here in Utah.  We are so excited!  I have been missing Florida these last few weeks because it has been unusually cold in Utah.  I hope this warm spring Utah weather is here to stay…. and (fingers crossed) no more snow storms!

Now that spring is here, it is time to send the […]

By |April 21st, 2013|Beauty Products|0 Comments

Homemade Facial Cleanser

Homemade facial cleanser is easy to make, inexpensive, and non toxic.  I have seen a few homemade facial cleanser formulas floating around pinterest.  This is my version of an easy to make homemade facial cleanser.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup liquid castle soap

1/2 cup rose water

1 1/2 tsp of apricot kernel oil, sweet almond oil, or olive oil

7-10 drops of essential oil (I used rose hip seed oil)

Mix ingredients […]

By |June 14th, 2012|Beauty Products, Green Living, NonToxic Skincare|5 Comments

Homemade Natural Deodorant

I have been looking for a homemade deodorant formula for awhile.  Homemade natural deodorants are non toxic, inexpensive, and easy to make.   I have had a lot of hesitation when thinking about making my own.  Why?  For one, I use a natural deodorant from the health food store that smells and works great.  Another reason, I live in Florida and it is very hot […]

Homemade Sunscreen

Homemade sunscreen is non toxic and very safe for babies and small children.  I have 2 small children and they use homemade sunscreen or non toxic sunscreen when we go out in the sun.  Homemade sunscreen is really important to my family because we live and Florida and we love going to the beach.  We’ll be going to Honeymoon Island once a week when summer […]

By |April 26th, 2012|Beauty Products, Green Living, NonToxic Skincare|36 Comments

Homemade Anti Wrinkle Cream

Looking for a homemade anti wrinkle cream?  This homemade anti wrinkle cream is easy to make and inexpensive.  Now that I am in my 30’s I am thinking about wrinkles.  I don’t have that many, but they emerge from time to time, especially around my eyes.  I know I need to nourish my skin more.  What to buy?  Lately I have no clue, even organic […]

By |April 20th, 2012|Beauty Products, Green Living, NonToxic Skincare|190 Comments

How to Make Laundry Detergent

How to make homemade laundry detergent.  Come watch this great video and see how easy and economical it is.  Here is the recipe:

Home-Made Laundry Detergent

Ingredients:
1 Fels Naptha soap bar, grated   <—I used a Zote soap bar this time
1 cup washing soda
1/2 cup borax

Instructions:

Grate the soap bar into a large saucepan. Cover with hot water. Cook over medium heat until the soap completely dissolves.
Put washing […]

Organic Makeup

Organic Makeup is one of the first things I switched to after learning about the cosmetics industry’s heavy use of preservatives and  toxic fragrances.   Cosmetics are some of the least regulated consumer products.  “Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act, cosmetics and their ingredients are not required to undergo approval before they are sold to the public. … This means that manufacturers […]

By |March 17th, 2012|Beauty Products, Green Living, NonToxic Skincare|0 Comments

Homemade Insect Repellent

Looking for a Homemade Insect Repellent? This homemade insect repellent is a great option.  The insects are intense in Florida during the summer .  I feel much better about putting these non-toxic ingredients on my kiddos.  I love DIY formulas that are quick, easy and actually work.

Fill a spray bottle with:

3 ounces water
1 ounce witch hazel or aloe vera juice
10 drops tea tree essential oil
10 drops lavender […]

By |March 6th, 2012|Beauty Products, Green Living, Home Remedies|2 Comments

Benefits of Lacto-fermented Foods

I always read at night before I go to bed.  Tonight I was skimming through Nourishing Traditions and the fermented vegetables and fruits section caught my eye.  We are eating more and more lacto-fermented foods everyday.  It is interesting…the more lacto-fermented foods I eat the more my body craves them.  I guess we can have healthy cravings too.  Some great examples of lacto-fermented foods are […]

By |February 11th, 2012|Beauty Products, Nutrition, Probiotics|0 Comments