2 Step DIY Non-Toxic Baby Powder

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?Β 

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

Current situation:

Option 1: Buy cheap.

*lung damage

*shortness of breath

*wheezing

*obstruction of airways

*Pneumonia

*Asthma

*cancer

*death

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!

10 drops Young Living Lavender Essential Oil (or your favorite scent/benefit!)
Mix together and store in a glass jarΒ and enjoy!

Benefits from using Option 3:

*Non-toxic

*Cost effective

*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!

Enjoy!

Andrea πŸ™‚

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10 Best Supporting Roles for Playing Dr. Mom/Dad

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.

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DIY Herringbone Entryway Bench

I couldn’t settle for just anything when I designed our entryway bench.

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Best DIY Sunscreen

The sun is not my friend.

I want to look beautifully bronzed, but it refuses, leaving me lobster-red instead. The worst part? I inherited my mother’s skin, which means as the daughter of a Stage 4 Melanoma survivor, I have to be extra careful.

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When I Thought I was Alive

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.

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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.

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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:

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Simple DIY Headboard

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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!

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Inexplicable

If you’ve never been a parent, there’s no way I can possibly explain that kind of love.

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Safe DIY 3 Ingredient Lotion

The first time I needed intense therapy lotion was when Hudson was in the hospital.

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Toxin-Free Self Tanner

Sun-kissed.

Golden.

Glowing.

These three words will literally never be applied to my natural skin tone.

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Clean Hands aren’t Toxic

One winter break in college, I worked for a company that sold all things smelly-good. Lotions, candles, soaps.

YourΒ home wasn’t complete until every sink in the house donned yourΒ favorite scent. You couldn’tΒ 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.

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It’s so weird, isn’t it?

How we call a “change of heart” something that refers to a sudden act.

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The Non-Toxic Deodorant You’ve Been Waiting for!

Search no further.

It’s here.

The deodorant we’ve been waiting for has finally arrived.

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3 Words to Kick Pride to the Curb

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?

It’s crazy.

It’s ludicrous…

It’s necessary.

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Simple +Quick+Filling: Banana Maple Muffins

“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!

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