Had I known how easy and cheap making my own baby powder was, I would’ve started this a long time ago!
Currently our choices are doom and gloom or pay through the nose for a few ounces of the stuff.
I call shenanigans!
At first I didn’t though. I wondered, if it’s so cheap to make, then why is all the “good stuff” at the store so expensive?
There’s no better way than trying it myself. I found no good reason other than greed to mark organic baby powder as high as it is.
It’s so easy, cheap, and good to DIY that it’s one of my new favorites!
Why use baby powder with no babies in the house?
1.) Big boy stinky shoes (of which range in age from our youngest at 4 to my husband at 34!)
2.) Moisture absorber with my DIY deodorant
3.) Soft skin after shaving
4.) Dry shampoo
5.) Removes sand at the beach
6.) Keeps ants away
7.) Eyelash plumper
8.) Pet shampoo
9.) Removes grease stains
10.) Untangles necklaces
11.) Makes rubber gloves easier to get on/off
12.) Makes pumpkin carving easier (see the punched holes better!)
13.) Knocking hair off the boys’ shoulders after Momma cuts their hair
14.) Keeps sheets cool on hot nights
15.) Keeps playing cards from sticking together
16.) Takes squeaks out of hardwoods
17.) Sets makeup
18.) Keeps rabbits out of the garden
19.) Keeps pests out of garbage (they don’t like the feel of it on their paws)
20.) Protects hands from blisters and gets a better grip on gardening sheers
Option 1: Buy cheap.
*shortness of breath
*obstruction of airways
SERIOUSLY? If we’re on a budget these are our options!?
Option 2: Pay up, Buttercup
The powder scoring a “2” is $17.28 for 2.5 ounces. TWO and a HALF OUNCES!? WHAAA?!
Option 3: Mix together the following recipe
*Non-toxic, real ingredients for a fraction of the cost? SOLD!
Benefits from using Option 3:
*Simple to make
*Softer than other baby powders I have used
*Benefits of Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils
With so many benefits and uses, it looks like our DIY baby powder is a keeper!
My hope is that it will serve you as well as it does our family!
Every parent knows that once August and September roll around, we might as well stock up on our favorite tissues, hand sanitizer, and cough drops.
But what if there was a better way to support our wellness?
Before watching helplessly from the sidelines as the next virus runs through each kid and adult in your home, you may want to take a look at these natural supports first.
“You’re killing your hair.”
If there’s any time I need God’s grace, it’s when I am mustering up faith in Him taking care of me.
There’s nowhere we can go in this world where we will find another human being that has lived the exact same situations as us.
Before March of 2008, I thought I was alive.
I was 25, engaged to my best friend, and looking forward to our life together with excitement. I had friends, family, and a job I loved. I had a home, I travelled, I had the means with which to live the life I sought after.
I thought I was alive. Until I learned how to live.
As a child, my mother always made such a point to take great care of my teeth.
I was cavity-free and livin’ it up until that first pregnancy.
If you’ve ever been forgiven for something or loved even though you haven’t been the best version of yourself, you’ll know what I’m talking about.
It’s the one thing any of us ever need to both give and to receive: grace.
This isn’t something that just happens. In fact, it’s quite purposeful.
There are habits that grace-giving people do each day, and because God’s grace is something we’re given no matter what, it only makes sense that we, too adopt the following:
There’s just something about a headboard that makes the entire space of a master bedroom look cozy. Complete. Put together.
The only problem we had was choosing one that fit our style.
Oh, and that didn’t cost a fortune.
Thankfully, an idea came to mind after seeing some Pinspiration and watching some home renovation shows.
There was hope!
If you’ve never been a parent, there’s no way I can possibly explain that kind of love.
These three words will literally never be applied to my natural skin tone.
One winter break in college, I worked for a company that sold all things smelly-good. Lotions, candles, soaps.
Your home wasn’t complete until every sink in the house donned your favorite scent. You couldn’t visit someone without smelling of vanilla or cucumbers or apple pie when you left.
Since then, we know a little more about what we’re buying when we give in to the gimmicks and the desire to smell like a cookie after using the restroom.
It’s so weird, isn’t it?
How we call a “change of heart” something that refers to a sudden act.
Search no further.
The deodorant we’ve been waiting for has finally arrived.
Pride: a feeling or deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements, of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired.
Why would anyone want to get rid of a pleasurable feeling?
“Momma! I’m hungry!”
“Me, too, Momma! For reals!”
I look at the clock feeling slightly unsure as to why they would be wanting-wait a minute!