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How to Make a Homemade Heat Protectant Spray for Your Hair

How to Make a Homemade Heat Protectant Spray for Your Hair

One of my first steps on my quest to make changes towards a greener home is to cut the number of chemicals that I’m bringing into my home. That goes for my hair care products, too. Today, I’m sharing one of my super simple recipes […]

Carpet Deodorizer with Essential Oils

Carpet Deodorizer with Essential Oils

There’s nothing like walking into your home and smelling the fresh scent of clean. Whatever that scent means to you – flowery, citrusy, spicy, or crips – if your home smells pleasant, it’s definitely a more peaceful place to be. But one of the areas […]

How to Reuse Citrus Peels

How to Reuse Citrus Peels

I wrote recently about how much hot water with lemon that I’ve been drinking lately. It’s been doing wonders for my health and it relaxes me after a long day. But I’m going through tons of lemons. But the question is – what to do […]

Why I Use a Konjac Sponge

Why I Use a Konjac Sponge

Here’s a confession: I’ve never gotten into the habit of washing my face at night. I hate to admit it, but it’s true! I’m not sure why I didn’t develop this habit back in my teen years. In my twenties, face wipes became a thing […]

Easy Ways to Add Greenery to Your Home

Easy Ways to Add Greenery to Your Home

There is nothing like a green plant to make your home feel more put together. Not only are they lovely to look at, simple green plants add much-needed oxygen to your home, freshening up the air as they reduce dust, and increase the humidity. There […]

Brown Sugar and Shea Butter Lip Scrub

Brown Sugar and Shea Butter Lip Scrub

Harsh, cold winters do a number on my skin. My skin is prone to dryness already. But add in the frosty air and dehydrating indoor heat and my body is crying out for some relief! I need to add as much moisture as I can […]

Why I Drink Lemon Water Every Day

Why I Drink Lemon Water Every Day

While I was working my way through college, I was a restaurant server for many years. If you’ve ever been a server or have one in your life, you know that it can be a pretty difficult job at times. Mostly, I had a good […]

7 Essential Oils You Need for Your Best Night’s Sleep

7 Essential Oils You Need for Your Best Night’s Sleep

Ah, sleep. Beautiful, wonderful, sometimes impossible sleep. What used to come so easily to me has become more and more tricky over the last few years. I’m sure my sleep (or lack of sleep) story is similar to most women in the same stage of […]

Why You Need to Pick Up Wool Dryer Balls Today

Why You Need to Pick Up Wool Dryer Balls Today

When my family moved into our new home a few years ago, we were over the moon with the extra space we had. Our children quickly got into the habit of running laps around our living room, flying up and down the stairs, sprinting through […]

15 Benefits of Shea Butter for Your Body

15 Benefits of Shea Butter for Your Body

So much attention has been played to coconut oil in the last few years. It’s been labeled as the dry skin wonder solution – able to cure all your issues quickly and easily. Come to find out, it actually doesn’t really agree with my skin. […]