Quick and Easy Homemade Magnesium-Based Deodorant

magnesium deodorant in roller bottle with roses

You know, back when I started my blog in 2013, not a lot of information existed on the dangers of antiperspirants. I’m really so pleased that the word has spread and more and more are aware of the problems in commercial deodorant. Problems such as aluminum, parabens, etc. Through the years, I would mix together … Read more

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. 😉 … Read more

How to Make Hot Apple Cider using Essential Oils

How to make hot apple cider, with essential oils

So, one of my favorite holiday drinks happens to be hot apple cider. Yum! So autumn-y, so wintery, just warm and spicy and perfect. I used to have a recipe I would get out each Thanksgiving and Christmas, which involved several different spices and fruits, but this year I tried something different. Going in the … 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

DIY Essential Oil Fruit and Vegetable Wash

Simple DIY fruit and veggie wash recipe!!

Hello, dear readers! Have you been looking for an easy, inexpensive, natural way to clean your fruit and veggies? Think you have to fill up your sink to soak and clean your produce? Look no further, friends. This essential oil fruit and vegetable wash is so quick to throw together and works great!   Pesticide … Read more