DIY Nourishing Salve for Aging Skin - Scratch Mommy

DIY Nourishing Salve for Aging Skin

One of my favorite songs, “Laughter Lines” by Bastille, was released when I was just shy of turning 40. I don’t normally take life-changing wisdom from rock bands, but these lovely lyrics really spoke to me, “I’ll see you in the future when we’re older And we are full of stories to be told Cross my heart and hope to …

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 …

Balms & salves. Ointments & unguents. Why are there so many words that seem to mean exactly the same thing? Get the low down on balms vs. salves so you can start making your own healing skincare products!

Balms vs. Salves: Is There Really A Difference?

Balms and salves. Ointments and unguents. Why are there so many words that seem to mean exactly the same thing? Is there really a difference between a balm and a salve? It is certainly a confusing subject! I have recently spent a great deal of time researching, reading other blogs, and even talking to an herbalist friend of mine to …

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 …

‘Fix Pretty Much Anything’ Salve – A Healing DIY Salve

Hello friends! Today I am sharing a crafty concoction that is utilized quite frequently in our home and will likely be a nice addition to yours, too. Today I bring you an easy to create, very powerful ‘fix pretty much anything’ salve. “Dramatic much?” Maybe, but, really…it’s true. You know how *real* food foodies kind-of laugh about saying, “Ah, just …

DIY Soothing Tooshie Salve Recipe (for your baby's bottom AND your worn elbows & feet)

DIY Soothing Tooshie Salve (works for YOUR skin, too) – Knock out diaper rash!

You go to change your baby’s diaper and there it is…an ugly, bright red, angry, and bumpy rash. If you are a first-time mother, you probably freak out right away (I know that I did). Second-time mothers, you’ve been there and done this (so to say). Either way, you know that immediate action needs to take place, as your poor …