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How to Make Your Own Natural Makeup #DIYFriday (with Video)by  

Not so long ago, I discovered that you can make your own natural makeup at home. As it turns out, it’s not even that hard: it’s a DIY project that turns into a fun girls’ day for us. We are using mica powder, zinc oxide, and activated charcoal to make our own natural mascara, lip tints, and powders. Basically they are ground minerals that are naturally occurring in the earth. The bonus is that minerals can be beneficial to your skin.

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How to Make Your Own Herbal Bath Tea: Sleepy Time Recipeby  

Here’s how to make your own herbal bath tea. Herbal bathing with this recipe is perfect to help you relax so you can get to sleep easier (and stay asleep).

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How to Make Essential Oil Roller Bottles #DIYFriday (with Video)by  

I’m often asked how I make essential oil roller bottles (which people call “potions” or “mixes” just as often). Here are tips so that you can make your own!

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How to Flavor Milk Kefirby  

There a number of different ways to flavor milk kefir: blending it with fruit, blending it with spices, and using it as a base for other foods, like salad dressings or chilled soup, which is common in Eastern European cuisine.

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How to Make Your Own Homemade Natural Cleaners #DIYFridayby  

Here are a few of my favorite recipes for homemade natural cleaners. They’re quick and easy and SAFE for your family!

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How to Make Your Own Sunscreen #DIYFridayby  

Here’s how you can make your own sunscreen…and have it as a safe, healthy, all natural alternative to what’s sold in stores.

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Strawberry Salsa: Delicious Nutrition in Every Biteby  

Strawberry salsa is a healthy and nutritious…and let’s not forget nutritious!…way to celebrate the dearth of strawberries this time of year. Enjoy!

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How to Make Your Own Natural Skin Care Products #DIYFridayby  

It’s easy to make your own natural skin care products and it’s also better for you. This will get you started with the basics and a few recipes.

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DIY Friday: Resurrection Cookiesby  

Making Resurrection Cookies is one of our staples for celebrating Easter with our family.

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Make Your Own Chemical-Free Cleaning Products – Quick and Easy!by  

Making your own chemical-free cleaning products is as easy as filling this gorgeous blue bottle, thanks to the work of the folks at Cleaning Essentials.

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DIY All-Natural Lotion to Cure Dry Feetby  

This DIY lotion for dry feet is full of oils and butters that are highly moisturizing and nourishing to the skin. It can be used on any dry, cracked skin.

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How I Organized My Clutterby  

Getting everything in my house organized is overwhelming, which is why I’m taking baby steps to home organization. Here’s how I’m using what I have and tips to help you do the same.

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Top 10 Money-Saving DIYs of the Yearby  

By Tiffany Terczak, Contributing Writer As a kinda crunchy mom, I like to make things from scratch… so long as it’s worth my time and actually SAVES me money in the long run. That’s a tough disclaimer to get over,... Read More

Helping Your Kids Give Great Gifts {Giving Healthy and Thoughtful Presents}by  

When we realized that Christmas had become commercialized in our home, it inspired us to start helping our kids give great gifts. Here’s our story.

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How to Do a Facial Steam with Essential Oilsby  

By Elsie Callender, Contributing Writer Ever since I was a little girl, I've enjoyed giving myself the occasional "spa night." I would pick a night when I didn't have any lingering chores--or competition for the bathroom--and set the scene for... Read More

20 Holiday Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes That Will Fill Your Home with Cheerby  

This time of year, the sense of home and holiday cheer is SO tied in with the smells of the season. That pumpkin pie baking in the oven... The smell of hot cocoa rising from your mug after a hike... Read More

Nighttime Body Butter for Dry Winter Skinby  

Guest post by Whitney Cornelison of Beauty In the Mess A chill is in the air. While I love cooler weather, cold weather and I don't get along. With four children who like to pass germs around, I wash my... Read More

Peppermint Detox Bath Soakby  

By Elsie Callender, Contributing Writer Why don't I do this more often? That's what I ask myself on those rare occasions when I decide to take a bath. Baths aren't the most practical for getting clean quick. Taking one requires... Read More

How to Make Garlic Ear Oil to Treat an Ear Infectionby  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Garlic is well-known for it's strong antibiotic properties. Useful in treating colds, flus, sore throats, and poor digestion, garlic is also antiseptic, antimicrobial, and antibacterial. As you probably know, garlic appears in many home remedies. It is... Read More

The Great Pumpkin: 5 Ways to Enjoy the Season with Real Pumpkinsby  

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer This October, you can embrace the fall season with pumpkins – and not just your pumpkin spice latte. Instead of focusing on a spooky Halloween, real pumpkins look great – and they’re the source of... Read More

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