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 …

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9 Herbs That Benefit Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is such a natural thing. You have a baby and instantly your body starts gears in motion to help you feed your little one. Unfortunately, it’s not always flawless. Sometimes breastfeeding is difficult. Sometimes you have to put extra work into it. Sometimes you have to go hunting for herbs that help benefit breastfeeding. Herbs? Yes, herbs that benefit breastfeeding. I’ll …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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How To Eat Real Food When You Travel

Going on trips with the family is always an incredible adventure. Traveling presents the opportunity for experiencing new surroundings, spending time together bonding, and forming lifelong family memories together. The downside to being away from home is being away from your kitchen and the ability to prepare fresh, home cooked meals. We are fortunate enough to travel regularly as a …

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Learn About Rosehip Benefits & Uses

We are all familiar with roses. They are beautiful flowers and they have many uses in the natural skincare world (like Scratch Mommy Founder Jess’s handcrafted and UhMaaaZing Pronounce Skincare Rose Water Spray). But did you know that there is more to roses than just their flowers? I’m talking about rosehips, and I am SO excited for you to learn about rosehip …

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 …