Category: DIY

5 Recipes for DIY Spring Cleaning

Many of the products we use while spring cleaning our homes are filled with ingredients that have negative long-term effects on our health and environment. For example, ammonia, sodium hydroxide and triclosan are some of the culprits found in products ranging from laundry detergents to glass cleaners. These ingredients can linger on surfaces and are …

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Mother’s Day Craft: Painted Terracotta Flower Pots

Since Mother’s Day is only a few days away, I thought that I would post one final craft that you can do with your kids. I actually thought of these when I was at the grocery store and I was passing the flower department.  There were small terracotta pots with paint brushes and paint sold …

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How to Make DIY Essential Oil Room Spray to Enhance Your Mood

After a long day we all need to relax and unwind. Instead of a sitting down with a glass of wine, do something better for your body and mind; use aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is the art of using essential oils to benefit you both physically and mentally. These essential oils are distilled from various plant materials …

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How to Make an Upcycled Juice Carton Birdhouse

I’ve been on a quest to upcycle every container I use and decided to make my juice cartons into bird houses!  These are mainly decorative, but I put one of mine outside anyway, just to see! This is a great project to do with the kids, too, just be sure that an adult does all of …

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Blending Fragrance Chords: Creating Your Perfect Scent

For over thirty years I’ve played piano, which must explain why I love thinking of blending fragrances in musical terms. Just like in music, fragrances have notes that range from high to low, and creating a balanced fragrance chord is a great way to achieve a complex, interesting blend. I recently made a scent which …

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How to Make Homemade Natural Cleaning Products

The reasons for making natural cleaning products are varied, but often include one or more of the following reasons: saving money and reducing the chemicals used in our homes to both protect the health of our families and the environment. Find three natural cleaning recipes below, and find some commonly used effective ingredients for natural …

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30 Day Declutter Your Home Challenge

The New Year is a wonderful time to start fresh by decluttering your home. We are in our homes now more than ever, which makes creating tidy, beautiful living spaces more important than ever. Make your home your sanctuary. Here is a printable declutter checklist to help you get started; I keep mine on the …

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How to Make Creative Christmas Bath Bombs

Bath bombs are an excellent choice for a handmade Christmas gift or stocking stuffer. It’s a good idea to make a big batch at the beginning of the Christmas season to keep on hand for hostess gifts or last minute office gift exchanges. There are a lot of creative ways to decorate your bath bombs …

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3 Minute Pumpkin DIY

Pumpkin carving has become a traditional activity used to celebrate the upcoming of Halloween for many years now. The uprising of pumpkin patches in local neighborhoods and grocery stores have made finding a perfectly plump pumpkin an easy task. However, the actual carving part is another story. Cutting through a meaty, bulky pumpkin can be …

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How To Make Homemade Cheese

Homemade cheeses are renowned around the world for their range and taste. So if you want to create a post dinner cheeseboard with unique style, a quest to track down some homemade cheeses could take you on a round trip of The World. From the lush dairy pastures of the mid-west to the far-flung reaches …

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