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Homemade Honey Oatmeal Soap DIY Recipe

Homemade Honey Oatmeal Soap

I’m still intimidated by full-on soap making, so this recipe uses a melt and pour soap base which is ideal for beginners such as myself. I used a shea butter soap base, and then all I had to do…

How to Make a Deodorizing Bathroom Spray Recipe DIY

How to Make a Deodorizing Bathroom Spray

Mainstream air fresheners – sprays, wicks, and electric that you can buy from most stores – have a long ingredient list filled with toxic chemicals. Just one example of these chemicals is trichlorofluoromethane. I looked into the safety of this…

The Ultimate Guide to Tea Tree Oil Characteristics and Uses

The Ultimate Guide to Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil, also known as melaleuca oil, is one of the most popular essential oils. It is derived from the leaves of the tea tree (melaleuca alternifolia) which is native to Australia. Historically tea tree oil has been used…

How to Clean Your Mattress and Get Rid of Dust Mites

While I’m sure you regularly wash your sheets and pillowcases, can you remember the last time you cleaned your mattress? I hate to break it to you, but there can be a lot of unpleasantness building up in there…

Homemade Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe DIY

Homemade Activated Charcoal Soap

I have always wanted to make my own soap, but whenever I read about how finicky lye can be, I’ve chickened out. Eventually online I came across a recipe that used “melt and pour” soap base, and I knew…

Borax Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Borax (or sodium borate) is a naturally occurring mineral that is produced when seasonal lakes repeatedly evaporate. We humans mine it from the ground then wash, dry, and package it for purchasing. There is some debate about whether or…

Homemade Laundry Detergent

My first time making my own laundry detergent was four years ago. I made a liquid version, and I hated it. Once I ran out, I switched to making this powder detergent. It is more convenient and has worked…

Homemade Yoga Mat Cleaner

We moved 3 weeks ago into a new place. All my previous homes have had carpet, and now suddenly I’m living in the world of laminate with all it’s visible dust, loud falls, and cold feet. I do like…