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? 

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 jar 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 🙂

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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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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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The Tooth Trio That Saved My Mouth

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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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.

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.

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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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Nasty Dish Lady

Once upon a time…

I thought there would never be a dishwasher detergent that actually got my dishes clean.

You know…company-is-coming-over -this-is-not-a-drill clean.

However, once I realized it wasn’t the dishwasher’s fault (installing a new dishwasher is a great way of figuring this out for sure), I started the search.

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Licking Plates Clean Since 2017

I put this off. For a long time.

I wish I was the kind of girl who would jump in and happily hand wash a dish when it was huge and wouldn’t fit in with the dishwasher load, but I’m just not.

Nope. Not about that life.

Should be. But. Just. Can’t.

So, since most everything goes in the dishwasher, I let this be one of the last switches I’ve made for our family, and now that I see how easy it is and how terrible the “good” options are that I bought, I’m (per usual) annoyed at my learn-the-hard-way lifestyle.

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Toxic is the New Clean

It always seemed a little suspect that I could barely handle the smell of the laundry detergent aisle.

Wasn’t it odd that something made to smell great made me nauseous?

I guess because of this, I wasn’t too surprised to find how dangerous they are.

The worst part?

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Suffocating in Softener?

We’ve all seen those Pins that boast the many uses of dryer sheets.

Our baseboards are clean, our hair never has flyaways, and our dogs never smell like rain.

Unfortunately, there is one major piece of information missing. Continue reading “Suffocating in Softener?”

What’s in Your Baby’s Wipe? Non-Toxic In-Store Options and DIY recipe

We learned quickly that store-bought wipes were not our friend when Hudson was sick as an infant, but after finding this recipe, hourly diaper changes through chemo became a little bit easier.

What’s in the wipes we were using? What’s in the wipes you’re using on your babies?

I was honestly shocked. I cannot believe what’s in some of these, and I’m so thankful I can pass this information to you!

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Toxin-Free Makeup Remover

After a long day of wearing makeup, we reach into the cabinet, pull out the makeup remover, and start wiping away foundation, blush, eyeshadow, mascara, and eyeliner.

Our skin (and our largest organ) drinks in whatever we choose in this moment. After facing the harsh sun, UV rays, and wind it’s parched.

The choice we make in this moment could be filling our body with toxins, but it doesn’t have to.

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Love Your Lips, Love Your Body

 

With winter air comes the nuisance of dry, cracked, and painful lips.

Because of this we turn into hoarders of lip balm. One in the car. One in our desk. Or if you’re like me and lose them every time you turn around, one in every room of the house!

For a while now, there have been reports on the levels of shocking toxins that enter our bodies through the constant use of lipsticks, glosses, and balms. Since it’s the biggest season for stocking up, it’s more important than ever to find options that are safe for your family but that also work for your lifestyle.

Are you a DIY-er ready to dig into a new recipe, or are you on-the-go and need something quick?

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