Cooking with Cocoa Butter: Why it isn't just for skincare!

Cooking with Cocoa Butter + Sprouted Hazelnut Cocoa Butter Recipe

I could not be more excited about writing this post! Why? Cocoa butter is suuuper healthy and yet under-utilized in the cooking world. Perhaps many of you have used cocoa butter in DIY skin care products. Yes, it’s a nourishing butter for our bodies. But not just for our external bodies. Internally, too, cocoa butter has a delicious nutritional profile! When …

Tools & Ingredients To DIY Your Own Scratch Mommy Skincare Goodies!

Hello, friend! Ready to DIY your own Pronounce skincare…? Today we bring you the DIY skincare post that trumps all other DIY skincare posts. Whaaaaa!?? Yup, this post includes the absolute essentials to create pretty much any simple lotion, salve, butter, and more…right in your own home. From the (often overlooked!) excellent spatula to carrier oils to a required Pyrex …

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 …

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 …

Raw cocoa butter...why and how to use it. Learn more in this post!

Why Should You Use Cocoa Butter? It’s UhMaaaZing!

Hello friend! Today is day three of my weeklong series in healthy skincare. Thanks for following along! 🙂 In post #1 we brushed up on the basics of our skin and in post #2 we learned about things we should always (without a doubt) avoid in our skincare products. Today, let’s think positively and begin our discovery of what makes …