DIY natural stain remover recipe- Scratch Mommy

DIY Natural Stain Remover

I’ve been that lady covered in peanut butter smears whose kids are wearing clothes stained with who-knows-what that you’ve seen at the grocery store. I’ve accepted that we won’t all be clean at one time until my kids are at least 14. We just won’t. However, I do still want some unstained clothes for all of us to wear for special occasions …

Beautiful dried herbs...an easy way to preserve your herbs for use when you have no fresh herbs. Come learn our tips for preserving herbs on Scratch Mommy!

How to Store Herbs for Potency and Longevity

Herbs are some of the easiest things to preserve. Seriously! Listen…if you want to get the most flavor out of your herbs, both from your garden OR if you bought them, there are a few simple steps you need to follow for maximum potency and longevity. Follow the tips below and always have well-preserved, fresh herbs on hand when you are working …

Get yourself a from scratch laundry room with our 5 simple DIY tips (reduce toxins on your skin, in the air, and in the environment)!- Scratch Mommy

5 Ways to Have a From Scratch Laundry Room

This post might seem intimidating or even not worth while for some of you, but let me assure you, having a from scratch laundry room is not that hard and definitely has it’s benefits! Fact: The very first steps I took in the natural-from-scratch world were in the laundry room. It all started with my second born. He had eczema since birth …

Beautiful, easy, probiotic rich fermented pickles!- Scratch Mommy

Easy Fermented Pickles

So, what’s the Big Deal with Fermentation? I’m sure at this point in your life you’ve heard of fermentation, like these easy fermented pickles. It’s all the rage in the “health” food world *real* food world. The funny thing is, fermentation has been around (literally!) for centuries. In fact, if you eat sauerkraut, drink wine, or enjoy yogurt—you already know …

Come learn how to organize garden seeds!- Scratch Mommy

How To Organize Garden Seeds

I have a love/hate relationship with my gardening process. I love having a garden, but I hate to store all of my supplies. In years past, that meant I had a severe garden organization problem…which means there was no organization! I would haphazardly leave open packets of seeds lying about or, when I was making an effort, I would throw …

Learn how and where to cut when you prune your herbs- Scratch Mommy

Learn How (and why) To Prune Herbs

  How often do you get a haircut? Every six weeks or so? How does it make your hair feel? Pretty good, huh? Like your hair cut, plants benefit from a trim every now and then, too—especially herbs. But, how do you prune herbs? Keep reading… Pruning herbs will help promote growing and, for the most part, make the plant …

Come snag our DIY Poison Ivy Lotion (draw out toxins, dry up the rash, and soothe your itchy skin)!- Scratch Mommy

DIY Poison Ivy Lotion Recipe

Before I had kids I loved to go on weekend long kayaking trips. One downside to spending so much time on the water though, is that poison ivy likes to lurk at the water’s edge. Needless to say I’ve gotten pretty good at both recognizing (and avoiding) poison ivy and treating the rash it causes. But I try to steer …

Freshly cut DIY glycerin soap bars, so easy to make for you and to give as gifts!- Scratch Mommy

Soothing DIY Glycerin Soap

Homemade soap is truly a marvelous and wonderful thing. It also requires the use of lye in many cases and well that’s not always something we all want to tackle and is certainly not a project for young children to take on. We can, however; make a soothing homemade glycerin soap that is easily customized for our homes and for …

Learn why you should grow calendula in your skin healing herbal garden!- Scratch Mommy

Grow A Skin Healing Flower Garden

Spring is here and many of us are turning our thoughts to gardens full of beautiful flowers, delicious fruits, and tasty vegetables. In all that planning, designing, and planting don’t forget to include flowers that are not only beautiful, but also healing and useful to the skin. Take time to create and grow a skin healing flower garden so that later …