DIY Honey Lavender Bath Melts

I am always amazed at how quickly my skin starts drying out once the heat comes on in my house. I never have problems with dry skin until fall and winter roll around but I find myself reaching for the body lotion more and more lately. These diy honey lavender bath melts are a great way to tackle your dry winter skin. They contain only a few simple ingredients that are melted together, poured into a mold and once they have hardened you can store them in a jar right next to your bathtub. You can choose the scents for your bath melts based on … [Read more...]

Banana Cream Sugar Scrub Recipe

Today has been one of those days where momma really needs some alone time. Ever have one of those days? The bird won't stop squawking, the phone keeps on ringing and my daughter wants to play me her flute concert....all while my head feels like it is going to explode from a PMS headache.  I managed to make dinner and take my son's pants to the dry cleaner so I am calling today a success.  Momma is going to treat herself to a hot shower before bed and I needed a new sugar scrub recipe to try.  This banana cream sugar scrub takes only minutes to … [Read more...]

DIY Pumpkin Pie Sugar Scrub Recipe

Last week my son was complaining because he thought his feet were ugly.  He's 14 and has reached that awkward phase of adolescence where he's self conscious of every single part of his body.  In an effort to improve his foot image and have a little mother/son bonding time I suggested a pedicure.  He tried to convince me that feet really did not NEED regular maintenance.  I assured him that everyone should be putting a little effort into their feet now and then even if they weren't going around sporting hot pink polish and toenail art. Hopefully … [Read more...]

How to Make Homemade Mouthwash

About 3 days into my family's 2 week vacation my son got a sinus infection.  Guess his body just wasn't used to those  Kentucky allergens because his allergies went absolutely haywire as soon as we left Georgia. By the time we got back home to see his doctor he had been living on decongestants, allergy meds and Advil for almost 2 weeks.  The amount of snot that boy can produce is baffling!  The doctor confirmed our sinus infection theory and even showed us something we had never seen before:  Tonsil stones!  That … [Read more...]

DIY Beauty Tip: Easy Herbal Steam Facial

I have never been blessed with small pores.  As a teen I suffered from an average amount of acne but even when my skin was 'clear' I could easily see the pores and blackheads in my Tzone.  I used to use an assortment of scrubs, peels and facials to try and get my skin to look like all those models in magazines.  Recently, I have started using more and more natural products on my skin than I did as a teen.  DIY beauty products are usually easy to make, inexpensive and less irritating to sensitive skin.  Another great thing about DIY beauty … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Rosemary Hair Mask for Dry Hair

My daughter has incredibly thick hair that is also very dry.  The combination of the two means that some days she practically looks like a lion with her hair poofed up around her head!  Now that summer is here and she is in and out of the pool every day, the problem is even worse.  Nothing like chlorine to strip the oils from your hair completely.  We have tried different shampoos and conditioners.  We have tried leave in conditioning lotions, sprays, and oils.  Nothing has helped much so far but wow are we going … [Read more...]

All Natural DIY Acne Scrub Recipe

A lot of things have changed since I was a teenager.  Teens today are much more knowledgeable about sex, drugs, and a lot of other things I would prefer they stay ignorant of.  They are plugged in, much more aware of current events, and for the most part a lot 'older' than I was at their age.  One thing that has NOT changed since I was a teen is the constant battle with acne.  No matter how many times they wash their face or how many times I tell them to eat less fatty foods they still struggle with acne on a regular basis.  I am spending a … [Read more...]

Orange and Clove Sugar Scrub Recipe

Love the smell of oranges and cloves?  Make this easy homemade sugar scrub!   This homemade natural orange clove sugar scrub is a frugal way to use up orange peels.  Give it as a homemade gift or keep it to pamper yourself with!     With the advent of a new year comes a renewed determination to get healthier, spend less money and take more time for myself.  In reality I will probably end up just drinking more coffee and buying more frozen pizzas than I should but I like to start the year off on a … [Read more...]

How to Make Homemade Lip Balm

This homemade lip balm post contains affiliate links.  This means that if you click on the link and make a purchase I will receive a few pennies to contribute to my blogging adventure! There are few things in this world that I believe are worth buying the best quality  possible.  One of those things is food and the other is lip balm.  I seriously think I have a lip balm can find it in every room of my house.  I keep it in the car, in my purse and in my pants pockets. This is frequently a problem because I often end up … [Read more...]

Homemade Beauty Products: Kiwi and Yogurt DIY Facial Scrub

This homemade beauty products post was inspired by a product I received to review but all opinions expressed here are my own. Last week I went to the farmer's market and bought a few kiwi...along with about 20 pounds of other assorted fresh fruit.  Yes, I went a little bit overboard and discovered that there really is a limit to the amount of fresh fruit one family can eat in a week!  I still have way too much fruit in the house and am starting to have to find creative ways to use it all before it starts going bad!  Oranges get sliced up and … [Read more...]