Natural Pet

Easy DIY Natural Dog Shampoo

Our dogs love going on walks on the greenway with my husband and I. It's great exercise for them and they get a little extra "playtime." By that I mean, on these walks one, if not both dogs, usually end up splashing around in the creek or rolling around in the dirt. They come home… Continue reading Easy DIY Natural Dog Shampoo

Natural Bath & Beauty

Essential Oils for Foot Baths & Soaks

We ask our feet to do a lot. They carry us around day in a day out. They bear the brunt of us pounding them on concrete while running (or in my case walking) for exercise. They take a beating in our high heels so we look good.  They carry us around running errands for… Continue reading Essential Oils for Foot Baths & Soaks

Natural Home

DIY Air Fresheners

I just love a clean smelling house! As a child, I remember coming home from school and my grandma had the whole house clean and there was some "seasonal" smell in the air - whether it be cinnamon and clove in wintertime, or a floral scent in spring - the house always smelled so good.… Continue reading DIY Air Fresheners

Natural Remedies for Everything

Homemade Diaper Cream: A Healing Solution

It's been a long time since I've had a baby in the house, but I remember my poor son's little bum when a case of diaper rash would strike. This recipe is super moisturizing, and not just for the baby! This recipe will make enough to fill two 5-ounce jars (with a little extra). Ingredients 3 ounces… Continue reading Homemade Diaper Cream: A Healing Solution

Natural Home

Non-toxic cleaners using 4 products

Today I’d like to show you how to make a variety of non-toxic cleaners using these four ingredients. But first, here is a brief overview of each ingredient: Vinegar White, distilled vinegar is great for deodorizing, degreasing and general cleaning. It’s also extremely inexpensive and readily available. The smell of vinegar does dissipate fairly quickly,… Continue reading Non-toxic cleaners using 4 products

Natural Pet

DIY Homemade Dog Food

DIY HOMEMADE DOG FOOD YIELD: 8 CUPS PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES COOK TIME: 45 MINUTES TOTAL TIME: 55 MINUTES Keep your dog healthy and fit with this easy peasy homemade recipe – it’s cheaper than store-bought and chockfull of fresh veggies! INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 cups brown rice 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 pounds ground turkey… Continue reading DIY Homemade Dog Food

Natural Bath & Beauty

Whipped Body Butter Base Recipe

Whipped Body Butter Base Recipe  Making homemade body butter is really very easy and this wonderfully rich and soothing coconut oil based body butter. It is such a soothing and healing lotion. Here is what you need: 1/2 cup Raw Organic Cocoa Butter 1/2 cup Raw Unrefined Shea Butter 1/2 cup Organic Extra Virgin Coconut… Continue reading Whipped Body Butter Base Recipe

Natural Bath & Beauty

Peppermint Whipped Body Butter

I'm sure the winters here in North Carolina aren't as brutal as say - Canada or Wisconsin (my home state!), but still the colder months have turned my skin into sandpaper!! This peppermint body butte recipe is heavenly and does wonders for my skin in these dry months. Ingredients: 1/2 cup coconut oil 1/2 cup cocoa… Continue reading Peppermint Whipped Body Butter

Natural Pet

Homemade Paw Balm for your pets

Winter time is tough on your pet's paws.  We've recently gotten some snow and ice here in North Carolina and our neighborhood had the streets salted.  I noticed after walking our pups, they kept licking their paws so I took a look at them. I could see the salt residue on their paws.  I know… Continue reading Homemade Paw Balm for your pets