Non Toxic All Purpose Cleaner


Did you know??? That more than 9 out of every 10 poison exposures occur at home with household products? That studies have found that levels of certain pollutants are far great indoors than out due to chemicals in cleaning and personal care products? That there are currently 65,000 -100,000 chemicals currently on the market today […]

Homemade Natural Hair Gel and Hairspray


I am a recovering hair product junkie!  My sister is a hairstylist (a totally awesome one) and I used to work at a beauty supply house so my cabinets were full of every hair product you could think of.   When I started my journey to get chemicals and toxic products out of our home […]

Bugs and Smells ~ The Many Uses of Purification Essential Oil


Purification is blend of  Citronella, Lemongrass, Lavandin, Rosemary, Melaleuca Alternifolia, and Myrtle.  It works great as an insect repellent and also on bites. Purification is also my go to oil for smells.  I diffuse it when my cloth diapers get too smelly, when my basement is getting musty, and just to make the air smell a […]

When in doubt pull the lavender out!


Lavender is known as the “swiss army knife” of essential oils. If you are ever in doubt of which oil you should use try lavender. It has so many uses it hard to list them all, so here are a few of the ways you can use it. Please note that these uses are for […]

Homemade Orange Creamsicles


I am always looking for new recipes to try especially yummy treats that aren’t full of sugar and I feel comfortable feeding to my daughter.   When I came across a recipe for these I decided to tweak it to my liking adding some orange essential oil from Young Living. Hope you enjoy these as much […]

Patio Redo


Our outdoor space was the first project we tackled when we moved in 2 years ago.  It was a huge project consisting of removing an ugly patio, 2 layers of concrete (by hand), and a tree stump.  To give us a clean slate to add pavers and blocks to make the space look more clean. […]

White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Crisps


Warning these are very addicting!  So if you like pretzels, white chocolate, and peppermint keep reading for the recipe!  Even if you don’t keep reading, my husband who doesn’t like “dried bread” as he calls pretzels thinks these are really good!  They are simple to make and make a great little treat to give away […]

Ditch The Dryer Sheets…DIY Wool Dryer Balls


I am always looking for alternatives to items that get used everyday in households. One of those is dryer sheets.  Many people love the smell of dryers sheets and the reduction in clingyness of clothes.  Some people don’t realize that dryer sheets are basically a piece of polyester with lots of toxic chemicals and fragrances […]

Basement Renovation


When people step into our basement the first thing they say is “Wow, your husband has a lot of car stuff”, which I then say, they are actually mine.   Well both of ours now since we’ve been married for 11 years, but you get the point!  I’ve been collecting die cast cars, Hot Wheels, […]

Homemade Baby Wipes or Cleaning Wipes


  I am always on the lookout for ways to reduce the chemicals in our home and make it healthier.  When I found out I was pregnant with Brynlee I knew I wanted to cloth diaper and along with that came making my own baby wipes.  I use washable cloth wipes most of the time, […]