DIY All-Natural Facial Cleanser

all natural facial cleansers

Do you ever get frustrated trying to find facial cleansers than are all-natural AND fit within your budget? If so, you’ll want to check out my post at Keeper of the Home today. I’m sharing four extremely simple methods for making your own all-natural facial cleansers. You might be surprised at how easy (and frugal) […]

Learn how to use Essential Oils {helpful books}

essential oil books

Some of you have asked what books I might recommend to help you learn more about essential oils. Today I’d like to share with you the books I use. Before I get to the books I recommend and use, I want you to know there is an amazing Essential Oil eCourse available from Vintage Remedies […]

10 Homemade Natural Hair Treatments

10 homemade natural hair treatments

Sometimes I think of my hair as an accessory. Styling it in different ways makes me feel more put-together. When my hair is healthy, I feel more confident about how I look. Scraggly hair makes me feel sort of frumpy. Does it do that to you? All that said, I don’t like to spend a […]

How to get started with Essential Oils

How to get started with essential oils

Many years ago I lamented that I couldn’t afford essential oils. They were so expensive. I wanted to make my own cleaners and natural body care products, but was held back by the fact that I didn’t have essential oils on hand. So many recipes called for them. I was also frustrated that I couldn’t […]

How to Make All-Natural Body Butter

homemade body butter

Body butter. It’s a luxurious treat. Perfect for dry skin in winter. And it’s easy to make! Making body butter follows my favorite method for creating natural, skin care items: measure, melt, and pour. So simple! I’m sharing step-by-step instructions and detailed information about the ingredients at Simple Homemade today. Read the post: Homemade Body […]

DIY Hot Oil Hair Treatment

DIY hot oil hair treatment

Back when I used to get a perm every year for my birthday (I was going for the Nicole Kidman look), I’d routinely apply hot oil hair treatments to soothe my dry locks. I always loved the way the treatments made my hair feel so soft and smooth. I don’t get perms anymore, and I […]

How to use oil as part of a natural skin care routine


If you’ve read here long, you know that I love to make natural skin care products. What you may not realize, it that a lot of natural skin care products can be made without actually mixing any ingredients. There are many uses for natural oils, sugars, and other food type products that require nothing but […]

How I Made 50 Homemade Gifts in Less than an Hour (and how you can too)

50 homemade gifts

Last night I set myself a challenge to make 50 gifts in an hour. And I did it, with time to spare. I’ve mentioned before how simple making all natural body care can be, and I hope this post will show you just how easy it is. I made hard lotion bars, lip balm, and […]

How to Make Bath Cookies

bath cookies

Want to treat yourself to cookies without gaining a pound? Try the following bath cookies! Just mix the ingredients and bake like regular cookies, then let one or two melt in the tub, get in and relax. No calories consumed. Bath cookies are made with salt, eggs, and baking soda, which are wonderful for your […]

Treat(s) of the Day

I just wanted to let you know that I have been sharing some fun (and simple) pampering ideas on my Facebook page most days of the week. These things that are too short to make into a blog post, but helpful ideas none-the-less. A few treats I’ve shared over the past few days: Treat of […]