Home & Garden blogs

I strive for a clean, peaceful, joyful, healthy home and family. And because my time is finite (and so are my resources), I want to achieve this in the most hassle-free, cost-effective way while still maintaining a creative flair.

I strive for a… healthy home and family

I love cleaning products that don’t harm the earth or my family, crock-pot recipes with veggies from my garden, treating my children with essential oils instead of costly, questionable pharmaceuticals, taking baths with homemade lavender bath salt, and cuddling next to my husband Jon while we talk late into the night. Heaven on earth!

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13 Tips for better sleep naturally

I don’t know about you, but I love to sleep. However, if I have to be honest, some nights are better than others. Luckily, there are some simple things you can do to get better sleep more often. See what these 13 tips for sleep better naturally can do for your shut-eye: Eat a banana […]

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Easy Natural Homemade Shaving Cream That Clears Up Your Skin

This amazing homemade shaving cream with natural lubricants and essential oils improves razor glide for a close, comfortable shave and will leave skin silky smooth and moisturized. Makes a perfect homemade gift for men and women alike. Oh, and don’t forget to make a jar for yourself ;-). Foto: flickr.com/photos/scottfeldstein/441061994 You will need 1/3 cup […]

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Homemade Bubble Bath That Soothes Your Muscles and Relaxes Your Mind

Who doesn’t love a great bubble bath? Unfortunately, most commercial bubble baths are full of artificial chemicals and fragrances and can be irritating to your skin. Now, while this homemade bubble bath is not going to provide the big, lasting bubbles you get from synthetic ingredients, it is a great way to avoid chemicals while […]

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Easy Salt Dough Recipe – Christmas Ornaments That Smell Heavenly

Adding a personal touch to your presents has never been easier with these aromatherapy salt dough ornaments. These ornaments can be given as a wrapping accessory on a present and can then easily be transformed into an ornament for your friends and family to enjoy for many years to come. Use this salt dough recipe […]

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All Natural Homemade Hair Wax Made Easy – Look good and Smell good

Men and women through the ages have used styling products for the perfect hairdo. Unfortunately, today’s hair products can be expensive and are loaded with undesirable ingredients. This homemade hair wax is easy to make, economical, natural, and works great! The pure essential oils add a pleasing scent and is healthy for your hair and […]

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Safe and Easy Homemade Play Doh Recipe – Let Your Kids Play Safely

Homemade Play Doh (playdough) with essential oils is a great way to promote creative play in children as well as teach them about colors and scents. In addition, the aroma from pure essential oils can help stimulate that part of the brain that controls emotions and retrieves learned memories. Foto: flickr.com/photos/jamieanne/15685305950 You will need: 4 cups […]

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Homemade Natural Lotion Bars – You Will Never Go Back

I don’t know anyone who hasn’t dealt with dry skin, especially in winter climates. I live in Utah and have the double challenge of cold and dry air to contend with. Made with beeswax, cocoa butter, coconut oil, and essential oils, these moisturizing natural lotion bars are and sure to nourish and soothe dry skin. Not […]

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8 Tried and True Methods to Prevent the Flu Naturally

Many are skeptical to getting the flu shot (rightfully so) and would rather avoid the flu, or at least lessen the symptoms and longevity of the flu, by boosting their immune system. There are numerous natural ways to do this, but we are going to focus on 8 tried and true methods that you can […]

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How to Decide When to Buy Organic Produce

Do you see the difference between these two strawberry offers at a grocery store in Colorado? If you said one is organic, then you would be spot on! For years I have indulged in this delectable berry and so it has become a permanent part of what I associate with summer. In fact, I have […]

Homemade Natural Refreshing Lime Essential Oil Hand Sanitizer

Homemade Natural Hand Cleanser with Lime Essential Oil

Hand cleansers have become vastly popular the last few years with all the health threats popping up. But have you ever considered what these store bought cleansers contain. They often have an antibiotic compound called triclosan in which recent studies have shown to affect our hormones and contribute to  the creation of multi-resistant bacteria. To avoid […]