DIY

Recipe: Make Your Own Shampoo

Recipe: Make Your Own Shampoo

Over the years, I've had various different hair types. I dyed my hair shades of red for 7 years, and then used natural things to lighten my hair (lemons, food grade hydrogen peroxide, tons of sun) for about 7 years. At one point a few years ago, my roots kept seeming so much darker than I remember them being, and I finally decided to make the plunge and get the rest of my hair matched to my roots. I also chopped most of it off within the same couple of weeks of doing so. The whole experience was a major energy and identity shift for me, and was part of the beginnings of my saturn return experience, so the timing was all meant to be.

Aromatherapy Playdough

Aromatherapy Playdough

We can remember the the joy and excitement we got from seeing collections of stackable brightly colored containers of play dough in our childhoods. There was something so intriguing about the color and consistency. It held the sensational promise of creativity and exploration with it's curious squish and shapable features. That is exactly the kind of engagement and fulfillment we want Wilder to have around here when we play. 

Make Your Own Toothpaste

Make Your Own Toothpaste

I've been wanting to share this toothpaste recipe for a while now.... I just recently made a fresh batch for the family, so I felt it was time to finally let you all in on the secret! The base of the toothpaste is clay - my favorite one to use is Bentonite Clay. I have made several variations of this toothpaste, but I continue to go back to the Bentonite after trying a couple of other options.

DIY Nourishing Face Mask

DIY Nourishing Face Mask

Yesterday I treated myself to such a lovely and nourishing face mask! As a busy working (from home) mom, I don't have a lot of time for masks and well let's face it - self care of mostly any kind, so these things are usually pushed to the back burner and reserved for weekends. I wanted something that was not drying, but not oily.

DIY Yummy Skin Butter

DIY Yummy Skin Butter

Hey friends! I wanted to share this yummy skin moisturizer because as we are deeper and deeper into this winter, I am using it more and more! It's a really simple recipe - easy to make at home. It's more like a body butter than a cream or lotion - for use on any dry skin, hands, feet, cracked skin, those rough patches on the elbows, knees, etc - you get the idea. I probably wouldn't use this one directly on my face unless I had a lot of dry skin there. It's also a great one to leave, ahem, in the bedroom if you catch my drift.