These make great gifts for friends and family (...and are great for you, too...especially if you are prone to cold sores). DIY Shea Butter Lip Balm- Scratch Mommy

DIY Shea Butter Lip Balm (great for cold sores)

Truth. I have never used shea butter in a DIY skincare recipe before.  …but, after reading here on Scratch Mommy about how incredible shea butter is for your skin, I just had to give it a try. Shea butter comes from the African Shea tree and is extracted from nuts produced by the tree. Shea butter is used in many cosmetics because …

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DIY Natural Hair Gel Recipe

I had a moment this morning. You know that moment when you open the bathroom cupboard only to realize that you used the last of your gel yesterday but desperately need it today? It’s a moment of desperation, for sure. Run frantically to the store and gel your hair in the car. Then keep driving with sticky hands…Yuck. Nothing comes …

QUICK Fire Cider Recipe - An easy to create drink that'll fix up many ailments!- Scratch Mommy

QUICK Fire Cider Recipe

I first experienced the famed Fire Cider recipe drink when visiting family in California two years ago. My allergies flared and I was miserable. Not to mention I had post-nasal drip. On vacation. In sunny Southern California. Not fun. I was so miserable that I was willing to try anything to make it go away. So when my husband’s Aunt mentioned her …

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 …