DIY Jalapeno Coconut Oil Sore Muscle Rub Recipe

What should you do with a bumper crop of jalapenos in the garden? Well, after pickling them and making enough salsa for the neighborhood, I still found myself knee deep in peppers one summer. I couldn’t give them away anymore because my friends and family couldn’t handle the heat. For some reason, the peppers were super duper hot. I hate to …

Allergy-Friendly Fruit Pizza Recipe {Dairy-Free, Grain-Free, Nut Free, No Refined Sugar}

Allergy Friendly Fruit Pizza Recipe {NO: grains, dairy, refined sugar, nuts!}

At this very moment, while I type this blog post, there are crumbs on my keyboard and blueberry juices on my face. Why? Because I can’t stop myself from eating every last bite of my latest yummy #fromscratch concoction- a delicious grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free AND nut-free Fruit Pizza. You’ve all had the classic fruit pizza, right? The one that’s …

DIY Healing Hand Salve for Garden Hands

Confession time. I’m a #lifefromscratch kind of gal. I love to prepare nutritious, wholesome meals at home. I totally love all things DIY and I’ve experimented with making my own coconut flour and coconut milk, my own medicated lip balm and orange vanilla whipped body butter. But there is one area of #lifefromscratch that I have yet to tackle. That …

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 …

DIY Skincare Toolbox- Ingredients needed to start making your own skincare products

Let’s Get You Started Creating DIY Natural Skincare Products Do you want to start creating our own skincare, but are unsure of where to start? I don’t blame you! It can be overwhelming. Scratch Mommy is here to help. Skincare is a big deal. Your skin absorbs approximately 60% of what is put on it, so using skin and body care products that are full …

The true flavors of fall come together perfectly for these maple roasted butternut stars. They are really easy to make and the kids love the fun shapes!

Maple Roasted Butternut Squash Stars

Fall is upon us. Cool sweater weather. The smell of smoke rising from a flue…or from an evening campfire. Leaves the colors of the rainbow dance above my head and crunch below my feet. And fall food? Yummo! My Momma’s spicy chili, a crock pot full of grass-fed meat and fresh root veggies from the tired garden, and (of course) …

DIY Pumpkin Lotion (...perhaps to 'spice' things up in the bedroom!??)

Does This Pumpkin Make You Horny? (a DIY pumpkin lotion tutorial)

That got your attention, didn’t it? Want to really turn your man on? Put away the perfume and pick up the pumpkin. Huh!??? I recently read a study indicating that pumpkins make your man…well, ummm…excited. This study showed that the odor that most enhanced penile blood flow was (interestingly enough…) a combination of lavender and pumpkin pie. In fact, the combination …