Monthly Archives: April 2011


DIY Bathroom Scrub Recipe

I adapted this recipe from Crunchy Betty and I love it! It cleans everything in my bathroom and in other parts of he house as well, and is so cheap to make.

DIY Bathroom Scrub Recipe


  • 1/4 c. baking soda
  • 1/4 c. washing soda
  • 1/4 c. liquid castile soap
  • 1 capful of hydrogen peroxide
  • 2 Tbsp. white vinegar
  • 25 drops lemon balm*
  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil*
  • 1/4 c. Water


Pour all dry ingredients into a wide-mouth glass jar. (I find that a salsa jar usually works best for this). Next add Continue reading


Happy Earth Day!

For those of you who are new to the celebration checkout What Is Earth Day?. It really is more than just recycling. This year, I’ve decided to actually start composting, and growing even more veggies in my garden, like I did last year. I’ll be blogging about it as soon as I get my bin!

For other Earth Day ideas, check out these sites.

Earth Day Network (this is a great resource for checking out earth day events in your area)

Natural Resources Defense Council

And for even more green ideas, check out Continue reading

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Carrier Oils vs. Essential Oils

I was having a conversation the other day with a friend, and they were telling me how they love to add almond oil to their bath. When I asked whether they used an almond essential oil or a carrier oil they were confused. It hit me that a lot of us are probably confused about the difference, but it’s actually pretty simple…. Continue reading

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Method Pump Dish Soap Review

Here’s another review for you lovelies! Once again, for those of your who don’t feel like making your own dishoap, here’s a product that you might want to try. The great thing about Method Pump Dish Soap is that you can also purchase refills which saves you money now, and landfills in the future. Here’s my review.

Method Pump Dish Soap 18oz. $3.99

Ingredients: Plant Based and Biodegradable Surfacant Blend, Corn Alcohol, Glycerin, Citric Acid, Table Salt, Light stabilizer, Fragrance, Color, Preservative (under 0,1%), Purified Water

I picked up this dish soap over a month and a half ago and the 18 oz. container is still over half full. I’ve used it on Continue reading

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Jane Carter SLS-Free Shampoo Review

I was curious when I saw that Jane Carter had come out with a sulfate-free shampoo. (One would think her line is completely sulfate-free, but unfortunately it’s not). However, most of her line is cone, paraben and mineral oil-free. This shampoo (and most of her line) is for all curly hair types. (I’ve been using this shampoo for a couple of weeks now, and here’s the scoop:

Jane Carter Solution: Hydrating Invigorating SLS-free Shampoo $7.99

Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Purified Water, (aqueous extracts of nettle, burdock, and rosemary), Sodium Methyl Sulfolaurate, Disodium Sulfolaurate, Sodium Sulfoacetate, Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate, Sodium Lauroyl, Sarcosinate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Cocoamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Lauroamphodiacetate, Glycol Stearate, Sodium PCA, Polyquaternium-7, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract Fragrance, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Citric Acid

I separated my hair and washed it in sections following my regular routine. I do like how well this Continue reading