Make Your Own {Pure and Simple} Diaper Rash Cream– No More Desitin!

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If there’s one thing that us moms can be especially picky about, it’s what we put on our precious baby’s skin. I’m the same way. I only want to use the most gentle and natural products possible whether it’s laundry soap, castile soap, sunscreen, or lotion for my little ones. Diaper cream is a tough one for many moms, because rashes can hit hard and they need something effective. Desitin is a popular thick, creamy, zinc-oxide based diaper cream that is a standard on change […]

DIY Organic Herbal Salve

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Written by Natalie Klejwa, Contributing Writer Salves are wonderful to have on hand for everything from diaper rash to bee stings. You can purchase them pre-made from various online vendors, your local health food store, or farmer’s market. But did you know they are quite easy to make yourself? I’m going to teach you the basics of how to make a salve so that you can come up with your own creative, custom- made concoctions. I’m also going to give you the recipe that we […]

Toxins in Candles: Sad, But True

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Are you looking for ways to improve your homemaking skills? How about some new recipes? Or maybe you really need some inspiration for your faith, your mothering, your marriage… What if you could get all these things and more, in one HUGE awesome package of digital resources (plus $200 of bonus freebies) for less than $30? The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is 95% off of retail value and worth almost $900! Interested? Read more here! There’s nothing like the gentle flicker of a candle flame, and […]

My Buttered Life Ebook: 5 Summer Skin Recipes and a Giveaway!

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By reading the ingredient list on most skincare products, you would think that it’s necessary to have a degree in chemistry and your own in-home lab if you ever wanted to create your own. Sunscreen in particular seems daunting to me and I wouldn’t have the faintest idea where to begin if I wanted to make one of my own. That’s why Renee Harris’ (of MadeOn hard lotion bars) new ebook, My Buttered Life, somewhat flabbergasted but mostly just delighted me. I’ve already tried making […]

Making Homemade Hard Lotion with a DIY Lotion and Lip Balm Kit

Homemade Hard Lotion with a DIY Lotion & Lip Balm at KeeperoftheHome.org

Last summer, I told you how a hard lotion bar helped my eczema, and gave me back my dry hands. More than 6 months later, I still loving using my hard lotion bars. My only problem is that I’m really cheap. These amazing bars aren’t actually expensive at $9.95 each, but it does still add up. I totally appreciate that MadeOn also offers a refill pack, minus the cute metal tins that they originally come in, 2 bars for $15. Economical and earth-friendly. But, did […]

Homemade Belly Butter (All-Natural Pampering for Pregnant Mamas)

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Written by Stacy K, Contributing Writer The gift of a child is certainly a blessing and pregnancy can be a wonderful experience.  However, for many of us, the joy and privilege of carrying a new life comes with a few physical discomforts. Itchy, dry skin on our ever-expanding bellies is a common complaint. While moisturizing a mother’s tummy can bring some relief to this condition, ordinary lotion often lacks the power to soothe stretched out skin—enter belly butter.  Rich and emollient belly butter does the […]

How a Hard Lotion Bar Helped my Eczema

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I’ve struggled with dry, itchy and painful eczema on my hands for a long time. Some things have made a big difference (like cod liver oil, eating less sugar, keeping my stress down and my sleep up, wearing gloves, etc.). Other things have never really made much of a difference, including the zilllion types of lotion that I have tried over the years. We tried almost everything and though some lotions helped a little, none of them really gave the relief that I needed. Until […]