All-Natural Diaper Rash Cream Recipe

It's awful when baby gets a diaper rash! As momma's we want to do whatever we can to get rid of it ASAP. This diaper rash cream recipe will help! If you are naturally-minded, the ingredients in many conventional products may cause you to raise an eyebrow. Thankfully it's not difficult to create your own diaper rash cream that is not only natural but effective. Ingredients for Homemade Diaper Cream Zinc Oxide Zinc oxide is used to create a protective barrier. It helps keep the skin from drying out and also provides some antiseptic action. Coconut Oil Coconut oil is antibacterial...
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What is Zinc Oxide? (And How to Use It)

Zinc oxide is an ingredient found in many natural body care products, including sunscreen, diaper cream, anti-itch cream and more. The active ingredient found in Calamine lotion is zinc oxide. Zinc oxide is an inorganic compound. Its molecular formula is ZnO, which is one zinc atom and one oxygen atom held together by an ionic bond (Source, Source). Made from zinc, zinc oxide is essentially zinc that has been oxidized. Zinc Oxide is “a mild astringent and topical protectant with some antiseptic action.” (Source) You will find it in many “non-toxic” sunscreens and diaper rash creams. This is because it provides a...
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Homemade Anti-Itch Cream (Calamine Lotion)

Looking for an anti-itch cream to soothe bites and rashes? This cream will do the trick. As a kid, my mom would slather on calamine lotion anytime I had a bite or rash. I loved the cool, soothing feeling that pink cream would bring! It was a staple at our house. The main active ingredient in Calamine lotion is zinc oxide plus a little iron oxide. The iron oxide is what gives calamine lotion it's pinkish hue. Since zinc oxide is so easy to use, why not make our own anti-itch cream? It's quick and easy. And you know exactly...
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You Don’t Have To Be Blooming To Be Growing

“You don't have to be blooming to be growing.”  The words leaped at me as a new awakening. A refreshment to my soul after years of suffering. If you've read here for any length of time, you likely know that I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis a number of years ago. Even though I feel much better than I once did, I still struggle in many ways. I grieve for the years I lost to the invisible illness that plagued me. And the guilt that encircles me has often been stifling. But this thought of growing without blooming seemed to...
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DIY Shave Gel (Only 2 Ingredients)

All-Natural Shave Gel is one of the easiest DIYs you'll ever make! It's so nourishing, it can double as an aftershave cream too. It only has two ingredients: jojoba oil and aloe vera gel. Just mix equal parts and you're done! DIY Shave Gel Recipe You can use equal parts in any volume you'd like. If you want to make a large batch, combine 1 cup of jojoba oil with 1 cup aloe vera gel. To fill a 1-ounce bottle, I usually use 1/8 cup aloe vera gel and 1/8 cup jojoba oil. I like to store mine in a...
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All-Natural Homemade Sunscreen Recipe

Homemade sunscreen intimidated me for the longest time. I worried if it would be difficult to make or if it would actually work. I discovered the answer to both of those questions. It is NOT difficult to make. At all. It DOES work. I will admit, balancing the need to test the sunscreen to make sure it worked along with keeping my family from getting burned, was a little tricky. My husband decided to be the guinea pig for this experiment and we are happy to report that it worked out well. No sunburn! Now I will say that to...
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20% OFF Mountain Rose Favorites

As you likely know, I buy most of my herbal and DIY body care supplies and ingredients at Mountain Rose Herbs. They are having an end of summer sale (20% of select customer favorites) and I wanted to share a few highlights since a number of my frequently used items are included.   Jojoba Oil I shared about the wonders of Jojoba in my latest post. It's great for all skin types and has so many uses! But, it can be expensive. So, getting it at 20% off is the time to stock up! Get Jojoba Oil for 20% at Mountain...
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Jojoba Oil: What it is and How to Use it

Jojoba Oil: What it is and How to Use it | ADelightfulHome.com
Jojoba Oil is expressed from the seed of the jojoba plant, it is a shrub found in southern California, Arizona, and northwest Mexico. The oil has a long shelf-life which makes it ideal for use in body care products. It's actually not an oil, but a liquid wax. The great thing about jojoba is that it closely resembles the oil (sebum) produced naturally by our skin which makes it suitable for most skin types. It's also considered non-comedogenic which means it does not clog pores. It's also well-suited to sensitive skin. An excellent moisturizer, jojoba oil penetrates the skin easily...
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