Coconut Oil Deodorant

***Updated on May 12, 2013*** The other day, my hair & scalp were really bothering me. I mixed a few drops of tea tree oil in about a two-thirds cup of coconut oil. After rubbing it into my scalp & hair, there was a lot left over. I remembered seeing this recipe on Pinterest for … Continue reading

Skin Brightener

I’m always suspicious of any skin treatment that promises to deliver amazing results in one use. Having not-so-great skin does that to a person. I also have very sensitive skin. When I get my face threaded, my skin turns beetroot red & sometimes bleeds. I wish I didn’t have to get that done, but the … Continue reading

Homemade Floor Cleaner

I made this recipe.  I used it in the kitchen & the bathroom.  I used it last Friday & the bathroom floor still looks great!  The kitchen, of course, gets more traffic.  Plus it gets food spilled on it daily.  But it looked great for a day or so! I keep thinking I added borax … Continue reading

Bug Bite Salve

I bought this bug bite salve kit from Bulk Herb Store last month (it was on sale) & finally got around to making it.  It was super easy, really no effort at all!  I made this yesterday so we haven’t got bitten yet.  We’re going camping soon, so that might change.  But…I did make Four … Continue reading

Updated Reviews

I’ll start with the Orange-Vinegar cleaner. In my original review, I stated that it didn’t smell very orangey, the vinegar was definitely the stronger smell.  I’ve made a couple more batches since then.  The smell is sweeter but not orangey.  Not like the commercial orange cleaners.  I expected this to smell like fresh oranges.  The … Continue reading

Natural Ant Killer

A couple of months ago, ants invaded my kitchen.  I found this ant killing recipe & tried it immediately!  It’s made with water, sugar & borax.  I think the author called it “ant bait” but I’m calling it “ant killer” because that’s what it does, in the end.  Or does it? Mine turned out thicker … Continue reading

Apple Cider Vinegar As Deodorant

I came across this article about using apple cider vinegar as an antiperspirant/deodorant.  I was impressed with the author’s experience & so I tried it myself. The first day, I was just home doing my usual things.  Mr. Fix-It stopped by in the late afternoon & asked if I’d go with him to a job.  … Continue reading

Kid Wash

Mr. Fix-It made this water toy that I found on Pinterest.  I watched him make it, it looked really easy!  I’m sure I could have made it myself.  It was up & ready to go in no time & cost about $10 to make. The kids love it!  They couldn’t wait to play after school … Continue reading

Two Reviews In One

First is the Mason jar lid, made straw friendly! I’ve been looking all over for Mason jar mugs. I found small ones at the co-op & some online somewhere.  Then I saw this!  I thought “That’s a quick & easy project for Mr. Fix-It”.  He made them so quickly that I didn’t even know he … Continue reading