Come discover our 5 must haves for your essential oil starter kit (and learn how to use them)!- Scratch Mommy

5 Must Haves For Your Essential Oil Starter Kit

My first introduction with essential oils happened late at night on a university campus. A friend sat next to me on a park bench in the dark where I complained to him of constant headaches. He was quick to respond with a tiny bottle of a strong smelling oil. It was peppermint essential oil. …and I thought he was crazy. But, then again, nothing …

Solid Perfume Recipes with Essential Oils (with 2 DIY recipes for you to try)!- Scratch Mommy

Solid Perfume Recipes with Essential Oils

You want to make sure that people are able to smell you when you walk into a room. No, I’m not talking about the bad, *you stink* kind of smell. Everyone should have a signature scent, and with one of these solid perfume recipes with essential oils, you can have just that. In a good way of course. Ahhh, the …

Frankincense for acne? Yup, you betcha! Grab our anti-acne recipe here!- Scratch Mommy

Anti-Acne Oil Blend Recipe

I have struggled with acne all of my life. As a teenager I would stare disappointingly at my blotchy, uneven face in the mirror squeezing the angry red pustules…and pray for the day I would reach adulthood and have smooth, clear skin. Sadly, although I turned thirty a few days ago the acne problem has not gone away. I have frequented …

Lavender Herb Infused Sugar - Learn how to use lavender for the home, body, and as food- Scratch Mommy

How To Use Lavender Herb (for home, body, and food)

Lavender, the beautiful flower loved by gardeners, herbalists, and bees is a powerhouse botanical. This flowering beauty is another one of those multi-purpose herbs. Lavender herb is prized for it’s perfume and should be as that perfume and the rest of the plant can serve us, our homes, and our kitchens incredibly well. Get started using lavender for body, home, and food with our ultimate guide for …

Lavender Lemonade Recipe

Lavender Lemonade Recipe

Every summer growing up, my family went through gallons of lemonade. Our freezer was well stocked with the little frozen cans of concentrated, lemony goodness. “Homemade” lemonade meant adding water, lots of sugar and giving it a good stir. As a Scratch Mommy, I’ve cleaned up my diet a little (okay a lot!) since my childhood. And as good as …

Feeling frustrated or stressed? Learn how to make essential oil blends for personal inhalers so you can inhale uplifting and calming oils using Rivertree Life's inhalers.

How to Make Essential Oil Blends for Personal Inhalers (plus a COUPON code!)

We’ve all had those moments; The days when it seems like nothing goes right. You sleep through your alarm and start the day in a rush. You can only find left socks, of course no right ones, while getting the kids ready for school. The toddler throws his oatmeal on your last clean shirt. You go to do laundry only …

Carrier oils are a necessity for making your own natural body and skincare products, but do you know how to use them? Check out this in-depth post on how to choose carrier oils.

How To Choose Carrier Oils

Let’s talk carrier oils and why they are a necessity in a #LifeFromScratch skin and body care routine, as well as in homemade skin and body care items. Before I began my journey in earnest, I used pretty much any thing on my face, skin, and body. It was all just about that awesomely scented lotion, scrub, or other product …