DIY Oatmeal Face Masks - 5 Options

5 DIY Oatmeal Face Mask Recipes

I am continually amazed by all of the restorative and healing properties God’s creation provides us. There are so many plants, trees and seeds with supporting and healing properties for your skin. You don’t need expensive facial treatments to uncover beautiful skin. Usually all it takes is a quick trip to your pantry or refrigerator. Oatmeal is one of cheapest, …

DIY Edible Facial Mask Recipes for All Skin Types

DIY Edible Facial Mask Recipes for All Skin Types

Oh, this mama could use a spa day! One blissful day filled with hot stone massages, a pedicure with a side of champagne, and a facial that leaves my face radiant, smooth as a baby’s bottom, and brighter than it was before I had children…..Okay. Back to reality. That’s not happening any time soon. If you’re anything like me (and …

DIY Flea And Tick Repellent: A Powder Recipe For Dogs (Organic, Natural, Non-Toxic, Effective)

Hey friend, it’s Jess…the original Scratch Mommy. I am SO excited to share this DIY recipe with you today. I’m sure many of you are dog lovers and have been searching for the best and most effective non-toxic DIY flea and tick repellent solution. Well, THIS is IT! The newest member of our family was born February 28th of this year, so …

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 …

My homemade Febreze® spray is just a few ingredients and it's totally effective at eliminating all kinds of odors

Homemade Febreze® Spray

Confession time: Before I began my #LifeFromScratch, you could come into my home at any given time and find a vast array of beautifully scented, chemical-filled candles, sprays, and cleaners. I was a complete sucker for all things filled with artificial fragrance. But the more I began to research, the more I realized that the term “fragrance” was just an …

DIY Sunscreen – Easy To Make (and why YOU need this recipe)!

Confession: I have been sitting on this sunscreen recipe post (and not sharing it with all of you) for a loooong time. Whew! I feel better getting that out.  So, just exactly why have I been sitting on this post? Well, you know that I keep it real with all of you. So, here goes… I tried my hand at …

Does DIY Organic Foundation Really Work

UPDATE: Does Homemade DIY Foundation REALLY Work!?

As much as I LOVE them…DIYs are hard. There are many others out there like you and me…those who want to rid their homes and bodies of nasty, horrific, completely unnecessary chemicals. So, that is why I create all of these DIYs and share them with you. That said, for every five people who love my DIY recipes, there seems …

DIY-Naturally-Healing-Aftershave-Spray-Scratch-Mommy

Naturally Healing DIY Aftershave Spray

I like sexy, hairy men. In fact, I like them so much that I married one (the best one, of course). The more facial hair, the better…I say. That said, my sexy and hairy man does have a job in corporate America where it is (unfortunately) frowned upon to have a beard…even a nicely trimmed beard. Boo Corporate America!!! In …

Smooth Finish DIY Organic Foundation Makeup…With Sunscreen

3.25.14 UPDATE: Due to reader and customer demand, I have posted pictures of this foundation being applied. Be sure to look at the end of this post for the link!!! I know that you are probably on a journey to rid your home of toxic products. You are probably looking to do the same with your personal care products, too. …

DIY SUPER Moisturizing & Antibacterial Hand Soap (leaves your hands silky smooth & ready for handshakes)

SUPER Moisturizing DIY Antibacterial Hand Soap (leaves your hands silky smooth & ready for handshakes)

First, I am NOT a germ freak…at all (see my blog posts on Earthing and hand sanitizer). That said…yes, I wash my hands and certainly encourage my toddler washing his hands in our home, too. We simply aren’t obsessive about it. When we do wash our hands, we want to make sure that a few things are occurring… We are …