DIY and Natural Remedies

Mar
11

20 Creative DIY Herb Gardens

20 Creative DIY Herb Gardens

With Spring coming around the corner, I’ve been thinking of doing a DIY herb garden so I can have fresh herbs to use when I need it.  This is a also a great way to save money so I don’t buy too much at a time.  When I get herbs from the farmer’s market (especially the thai basil and mint), they always come in a big bunch and I only end up using small portion of it before the herbs go bad and it is so wasteful.

I live in a townhouse and don’t have a big backyard to plant a garden…so I needed some find some creative DIY Herb Garden ideas.  I think my favorite idea is to do a hanging DIY herb garden using mason jars.  I had some Kohl’s cash that I needed to use up and found the New View Mason Jar Wall Plaque that will be perfect to use for my DIY Herb Garden.  I picked up two sets and I’m very excited to try it out!

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Mar
04

Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box Review + FREE Diffuser ($49 Value)!

Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box March

Guys!  I am so excited to share this new company that I found  a couple months ago – Simply Earth!  Simply Earth provides natural home products including pure essential oils.  They use only oils that are derived from the best GMO-free plants grown in the best locations and their oils are also GC/MS tested by a 3rd party to ensure they are 100% pure and untarnished.

I am still fairly new to essential oils and up until now, I’ve only been using it in my diffuser.  I have been wanting to try to make my own natural products but I haven’t had time to look for recipes and purchase the items needed to make them.  And then I found Simply Earth!  Whoohoo!

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Sep
08

DIY Sweet Orange and Pomegranate Sugar Scrub

sweet orange and pomegranate sugar scrub

If you’re looking for a natural way to moisturize and exfoliate your skin, the secret is right in your kitchen!  With a few simple ingredients, you can smooth away dead skin cells and leave your skin feeling soft, smooth and younger looking.

Here is very easy DIY Sweet Orange and Pomegranate Sugar Scrub Recipe.  You can get a spa-quality product with no harsh chemicals or ingredients and without the expensive price tag! 🙂  Sweet Orange Essential Oil is known for its sharp, citrus aroma and is widely used for its energizing and cleansing properties.  Plus, the fruity smell is amazing!

With Christmas around the corner, you can also make extra and gift these to your family and friends so they pamper themselves!

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May
07

Four Thieves Vinegar – Natural Insect Repellant

four thieves vinegar

With summer time approaching, mosquitos and bugs will be all around. I’m the type of person that will be outside with 10 other people and I’ll be the only one with tons of mosquito bites.  I love summer…I hate bugs.

I stumbled upon a natural bug spray last year that works really well…so I wanted to share with you in case you want to test it out this summer. It’s called the Four Thieves Vinegar and it’s actually more than just a bug spray (I’ll get into the additional benefits at the end). And this natural insect repellent is super easy to make!

But first, a little bit of history about the Four Thieves Vinegar. There are several different variations about how the Four Thieves Vinegar came about but all are set around the time of the Bubonic plague. One version of the story is that a group of thieves were robbing the homes and corpses of the dead during the European outbreak and they were able to survive without catching the disease. They were eventually caught and in exchange for leniency, they had to exchange their secret recipe. Another version is that the thieves had been caught before the outbreak of the plague and when they were sentenced to bury the dead, they create the vinegar mix infused with garlic in order to survive.

The Four Thieves Vinegar is a combination of herbs mixed with apple cider vinegar. Different recipes call for different herbs, but I kept mine pretty simple and used a recipe from Wellness Mama.

Here are the things that you will need:

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