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 …

Borax in skincare...let us help you understand the truth about using borax in skincare products- Scratch Mommy

The Truth About Borax In Skincare

Borax and skincare can be a controversial (and sometimes confusing) topic. The truth about borax in skincare is certainly something I’ve tried to understand for a long time. As I began investigating borax, it became clear that many differing opinions exist regarding its safety. Today I’d like to share my findings with you and explain the conclusion I have reached concerning …

What's wrong with parabens, anyway? Come learn all about parabens over at Scratch Mommy.

What’s Wrong With Parabens, Anyway?

Around here you know how much we’re in love with all natural, so-safe-you-can-eat-it skincare products. Ingredients like parabens don’t fit in with this philosophy, but how much do you really know about parabens? Are they really that bad, and why should they be avoided? If you’ve been around here very long, then I can assume you’re also a fan of …

DIY Dandelion-Infused Hand Lotion Recipe- featured on Scratch Mommy

Dandelion-Infused Hand Lotion

I’m a big fan of body butter, and even my homemade rose lotion, but I needed something lighter for my hands. This dandelion-infused hand lotion is a luxurious way to get some extra moisture to your hands without being overly greasy. Creating a Hand Lotion With a preschooler and all the cooking and product making I do, I end up washing …

Strawberries are high in Vitamin C, which is fantastic for your skin! Learn how to eat your way to healthy skin- Scratch Mommy

Eat Your Way To Great Skin!

When I was in high school, it was the early 2000s. The internet was dial up, social media outlets, blogs, and gossip websites were still on the horizon and if you had a cell phone you were really, really cool. So, to entertain ourselves, we reached to teen magazines for our celebrity news, fashion advice, beauty tips, and fun. One …