• Cleaning With Essential Oils

    I have been making my own homemade household cleaners for over 15 years. Growing up I knew the house was being mopped from the distinct smell of white vinegar wafting through the air. My mother didn’t purchase a name brand floor cleaner, instead, she stuck to the basics. So once I had my own home, I too mopped with vinegar. But then I got curious. If vinegar could clean my floor what else could it…

  • An Introduction to Essential Oils

    By now you have probably heard of essential oils if you are not already using them. I first started using essential oils about 20 years ago. Back then I mainly used them as an air freshener, as an alternative to popular chemical “plug-ins”. However, nowadays my use of essential oils goes well beyond freshening the air in my home. The History of Essential Oils Essential oils and their benefits were first discovered centuries ago. Many…

  • 3 Ingredient DIY Laundry Detergent

    Laundry detergent can be expensive. Many are full of artificial (aka toxic) fragrances and other chemicals that are harsh on the fibers of our clothes. These not-so-great ingredients are then on our bodies! Why Homemade? I use homemade laundry detergent because it’s easy, inexpensive, and I can control what is in it. I’m a busy person and I know you are too. It only takes a few minutes to make enough laundry detergent to last…