Homemade Dryer Balls

Dryer balls are a great addition to your natural laundry routine. They help laundry dry faster and cut down on static. The best dryer balls are made from wool as it absorbs water very well. Dryer balls are readily available for purchase, but have you ever thought about making your own? It’s pretty easy and kind of fun, a little relaxing too, but it should be noted that homemade dryer balls aren’t significantly cheaper than buying ready-made dryer balls, so it may not be a money-saving project. However, for the die-hard DIYer, homemade dryer balls are a truly satisfying project....
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Herbal Remedies Notebook

A few weeks ago I share how to create a home remedies notebook in a live video on Facebook and Instagram. This was my hand-written method, but I thought it would be fun to make a printable version so you could print it out and make your own home remedies notebook in a matter of minutes. Click here to download the notebook and print it out. Read on to learn how to use it. See my Facebook video below: P.S. The Fresh Start Program I mention in the video is now closed. But you can get on the waitlist for the next round here....
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Made with Love Labels for Handmade Gifts

Adorning handmade gifts with pretty labels is the perfect way to finish them with style. I tend to handwrite labels most of the time, but they don't always look the best. So it's always nice to find some printable-labels for handmade gifts that are beautiful, but still generic enough to be used for various types of DIY projects and presents. These Made with Love labels fit the bill and work well for just about any type of homemade gift. I'm not overly talented when it comes to designing labels, so I asked my friend Tabitha Emma to design some for us. I love...
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How to Make Bath Bombs

Watching a bath bomb fizz is one of life’s simple pleasures. It’s fun to toss it in the bathtub and watch the bubbles begin to sizzle until the bath bomb is completely dissolved. There’s something magical about it. While you’ll easily find bath bombs available in stores, many contain dyes and fragrances that should be avoided. Not to be too dramatic about it., but knowing you are soaking in stuff that’s not good for you kind of ruins the relaxing bath experience. The great thing is, bath bombs are easy to make with natural ingredients. There are a few important...
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How to know if you have Diastasis Recti? (And what to do about it)

Has anyone ever congratulated you on your pregnancy, except you weren't pregnant? It happened to me!  Do you feel self-conscious about your belly? I do! Would you like to change that? If so, hang with me. I've finally decided it's time to do something about my mommy tummy! I know the shape of my belly does not define me, nor does it increase (or decrease my value as a human bring. But, I also know that I feel better when I'm in good shape. And feeling better improves many other areas of life. For a long time I thought I just had the...
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DIY Cinnamon Spice Body Scrub

This homemade body scrub smells just like fall. I hop back and forth between calling it Cinnamon-Spice body scrub and Holiday Spice body scrub! If you have a well-stocked spice cabinet, you can whip up this sweetly spiced body scrub in a matter of minutes. I love the ratio of spices in this recipe, but to tell you the truth, if you don't have all the spices, substitute 1-2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice for a similar scent. Since this scrub contains cinnamon it's important to note that it may not be suitable for those with sensitive skin or for pregnant...
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Homemade Elderberry & Apple Cider Gummies

Elderberry gummies are a great way to get the health benefits of elderberries but disguised as a treat. In the past, I have made elderberry gummies from my homemade elderberry syrup recipe (just add a little extra water and a few tablespoons of gelatin). They tasted great, but I thought it would be fun to give them a little twist and make them more like the sweetly flavored berry gummies my kids already know and love. Plus, I discovered that some folks don't like the flavor of elderberry syrup, which the original elderberry gummies taste like. So I thought it was time to experiment...
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DIY Natural Body Care Gifts in 30 Minutes or Less

Homemade body care products are quick and easy to make. They are often quite frugal too. Giving DIY body care gifts is a great way to introduce your friends and family to the world of non-toxic beauty products. Plus, it's kind of fun to impress them with your DIY skills. Most people are super impressed when you tell them you made lip balm yourself! There are a ton of DIY recipes and tutorials on this website, but I'm going to share the fastest ones with you today. If you have some time to spare, watch the video below for a...
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DIY Candy Cane Layered Body Scrub Recipe

HOW TO MAKE A LAYERED CANDY CANE SUGAR SCRUB This homemade body scrub is quick and easy to make, but looks festive and unique. . Scented with vanilla and peppermint essential oil, it's the perfect winter pick-me-up. . Here's the recipe: – 1 cup white sugar – 2 Tablespoons coconut oil, melted -1/4 cup sweet almond oil – 15 drops vanilla oleoresin or 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract – 3-4 drops peppermint essential oil – 1/2-1 teaspoon cranberry powder or beet powder for color (can also use a few drops of red food coloring) Method: Mix all ingredients except the cranberry powder (beet powder...
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