Homemade Scorpion Repellant

DIY scorpion repellent recipe

  April 1, 2015: Me to my oldest son: “Son, you’d have to get up *pretty* early in the morning to pull an April Fool’s joke on your mama.” [15 seconds pass] My 8 year old son: “Mama, come quick!! There’s a scorpion in the pantry!!!” Me: “GASP!!!!!! WHERE????!!!” Son, beaming: “April Fool’s!!” Grrr. đŸ˜‰ … Read more

Diatomaceous Earth Uses: 13 Smart Ways to Use Diatomaceous Earth In Your Home

There are so many diatomaceous earth uses! Especially in the home!!

What Is Diatomaceous Earth? Diatomaceous earth is inert dust made of the fossilized remains of diatoms. This talc-like powder is porous, making it ideal for trapping particles. This capacity is what accounts for the wide range of diatomaceous earth’s abilities. Diatomaceous earth is used in many commercial products such as toothpaste, lotion, polishers, filters, and … Read more

Homemade Diatomaceous Earth Toothpaste

diy diatomaceous earth toothpaste

Hello there! Ever since I’ve discovered food-grade diatomaceous earth, it has served so many purposes around our home. Have you ever heard of it or used it? (You can read more about it in my guest post for The Prairie Homestead.) One of the ways I love to use diatomaceous earth is by adding it … Read more

How I Stopped My Hair Loss and Started Regrowth

How I stopped my hair loss and started regrowth.

Last year – almost a year ago as a matter of fact – I went through a very rough surgery recovery. What should have taken six weeks took six months due to a hematoma and subsequent infection. Bleah. It was terrible. All sorts of things happened to my body during this time, due to the … Read more