We've all been there ⏤ attacked by kiosk salespeople at the mall ⏤ coerced into trying their body lotion, hair barrettes and my personal fave ⏤ their dead sea mineral body scrub. Dead sea minerals are touted for many benefits such as relieving psoriasis, eczema and acne, cleansing, softening and detoxifying the skin and easing stiff muscles. But, I find the price tag on these products to be straight disrespectful! Surely we can do better ⏤ my recipe for this DIY Salt Scrub for the face and body is packed with a plethora of benefits and none of the artificial colors and preservatives.
How amazing does a shower feel when you're sick amirite?! 🤧 Imagine how much more amazing it will feel when you add these soothing, calming shower melts into the mix?! 🤤The eucalyptus opens airways and helps with breathing, while the lavender relaxes and calms achy muscles. Who needs Vicks (or Lush) when these are so easy to make ourselves? Plus, we can nix the toxic and synthetic ingredients when we make them at home. Believe me, you want these in your life!
Let us think for a moment about alllll of the things we use our cutting boards for: chopping that apple 🍎, mincing garlic and onion, and cubing the occasional tofu block. Now, not any one of these is bad per sé, but think of all the remnants each of these sessions have left on the cutting board over the course of its life. Let's be honest, cutting boards have the potential to become petri dishes that keep on giving. It is up to alllll of us to make sure they aren't giving us food-illness or anything icky of the sort! Here are the things I use and the steps I follow to keep mine as germ-free as possible and disinfect my cutting board.
In the Daniels household, we make our own laundry scent booster. Why? Because the store-bought versions cause cancer. Don't believe me? Read on this! But seriously, if you currently use them ⏤ please stop! Because cancer 😵 We can get that same sweet-smelling goodness using all-natural non-carcinogenic ingredients. Girl scout's honor, I promise after using this, you won't miss the store brands. It's cheaper to make it yourself and you won't die by using my blend. Read on to find out how I make mine!
Let's face it -- we are stinky humans. We can't help it. And life is messy sometimes. We are constantly shedding our skins and hairs. And we wear clothes that get exposed to the external environment, which we inevitably track inside our humble abodes. Every once in a while we need to clean it up and de-funktify a bit. I've found a way, and I want to share it with you. This DIY Carpet Cleaner solution is the solution of how to get rid of carpet odor. You're welcome
Our floors really do take a beating! Enter pets, children and the largest culprits of them all ⏤ those dirty, dirty shoes 👞 Show your floors some T.L.C and make my DIY Floor Cleaner Liquid. It'll get your floors ⏤ you guessed it ⏤ really clean!
That apple 🍎Those grapes 🍇and yes, even your cucumber ⏤ all covered in dirt, bugs and pesticides 🤮Even if you buy organic produce, there is a strong chance it is covered in a pesticide or insecticide of some sort. Please make my DIY Produce Wash for Fruits & Vegetables and keep it clean!
THIS. STUFF. WORKS. Mother nature knows what she’s doing ─ all the ingredients in my natural cold remedy are well, natural. You can pronounce all the ingredients, unlike the stuff on the back of few store-bought cough syrups I’ve seen, which shall remain nameless… Everything you need can be found at your local grocery store, and you may be using a few to cook your dinner with already. A win-win for your pocket, and your cold ─ which won’t be around for long if you try this recipe ::wink-wink::
My DIY Facial Oil is my secret to clear, radiant skin. Scroll down for the full recipe! If you think you don't like face oils or avoid them because you have oily skin, I encourage you to reconsider! It's a common misconception to avoid oil on your face, and I thought the same in the past as well. But I encourage you to flip over the moisturizing skincare products you are currently using -- they probably contain oil, so imho, we are cutting out the bad stuff here. I know you probably think the recipe is a bit extra, and you're right! Sooo, feel free to adjust the recipe as needed.
If you buy fresh fruit and don’t refrigerate it, likely it will attract fruit flies ⏤ it’s only natural! Here’s how to make an effective fruit fly trap at home. Recipe and links to everything I used are below as well. You’re welcome ;)
Have you ever read the ingredients on the back of your mouthwash label? So many chemicals and mystery ingredients that are hard to pronounce and harmful to your health and our environment. Here’s how to make a version at home that is not only safe and non-toxic, but promotes oral health and contains things we can all pronounce and recognize.
Traditional anti-bacterial hand sanitizers are known to do more harm than good since they kill good bacteria along with the bad bacteria.
Learn how to make a version at home that is not only safe and non-toxic, but builds up your immunity too.
Do you know how easy it is to make your own foaming hand soap? This recipe will not only save you TIME (it takes less than 60 seconds to make), MONEY (it is super cost-effective to buy all the ingredients once and be able to make and re-make this recipe when it’s time to refill) and support your HEALTH (store bought hand soaps are filled with synthetic fragrances and chemicals). You’re welcome ;)
Why make your own dish soap at home when you can buy it at the store you ask? Well, many store bought dish soaps contain toxic, synthetic ingredients and dyes that are harmful to us as well as the environment. This homemade recipe is quick and easy to make, uses all-natural ingredients and is more cost-effective. This recipe creates a dish soap that rivals store bought brands in thickness and effectiveness, but it's healthy for you!
Do you know what’s in your store bought toothpaste? Many of the mainstream toothpaste brands contain toxic ingredients, sadly, and even some of the ‘healthy’ brands contain harmful ingredients that do not promote tooth health. This recipe is quick and easy to make and contains none of the nasties. Aaannd...keeps more empty toothpaste tubes (aka plastic) out of landfills and helps our environment.
Got tangled tresses? This DIY Hair Detangler & Pre poo will not only melt tangles away and make wash day a breeze, but the all-natural ingredients fortify the hair and add softness promoting hair retention and reducing hair fall.