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 …

Give your immune system a boost...naturally...with our diy herbal cold care tea. Powerful AND delicious!- Scratch Mommy

Herbal Cold Care Tea

Where you have kids, you have germs. But it makes sense why kids get colds so often; they haven’t finished building their immune systems! So if they’re still building their immune systems, every cough or cold they get is actually a good thing…theoretically. Practically though…colds and flus stink. No one likes getting them and they can wreck havoc on an …

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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 …

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 …

Our soothing and healing Herbal Dry Skin Salve (with chamomile, calendula, & roses) might be just what you need to soften your itchy, dry skin!- Scratch Mommy

Herbal Dry Skin Salve (with chamomile, calendula, & roses)

When skin is dry is can be itchy and uncomfortable. Lotions can be helpful, but sometimes something a little stronger is needed. A beautiful salve is a perfect fit for dry skin. Emollient in nature, salve’s are intensely moisturizing and soothing to itchy, rough, bothersome dry skin.  Salves are typically made from oil and beeswax and have a softer consistency than balms (although the …

DIY Pumpkin Spice Body Lotion- The perfect (and SAFE!) ratios of essential oils to have you rolling in the season's most favorite scent!- Scratch Mommy

DIY Pumpkin Spice Body Lotion

You know those annoying pumpkin spice fanatics who come out of the wood work every October? Yes, I’m one of those. While I won’t be getting any pumpkin spice lattes from that mainstream coffee shop that shall not be named, I WILL be indulging in plenty of homemade pumpkin spice goodness! This DIY pumpkin spice body lotion recipe is a fun …

Quick and easy Instant Pot Vegetable Broth. Use your scraps and create this broth from start to finish in less than 30 minutes! Scratch Mommy

Instant Pot Vegetable Broth

Well folks, it’s fall and if you’re not talking about pumpkin spice everything, then you must be suffering from the first round of bugs making their way around this time of year. September in my area is when kids go back to school. It is perfectly planned to fall at the same time as the chill hits the air…and the boogers …