• Two Natural Alternatives to Shaving Cream
    NATURAL BEAUTY,  WELLNESS

    Two Natural Alternatives to Shaving Cream

    Shaving cream. It’s something I haven’t used in years and now when I think of it I am kind of appalled at the waste that goes into one tiny container that doesn’t even last very long. Because it’s been so many years since I’ve used it I kind of wonder if anyone still uses it? Was I behind on the times and everyone moved on from shaving cream before I did? I’m assuming people must still use it since stores are still selling it so under that assumption I thought I would share my two favorite natural alternatives to shaving cream. I have actually shared these methods before in my…

  • DIY Natural Lotion - simple to make
    ESSENTIAL OILS,  NATURAL BEAUTY,  WELLNESS

    DIY Moisturizing Natural Lotion

    This winter is like every other Saskatchewan winter – cold and dry. We have spells of -40 weather and the furnace is running constantly, sucking all potential moisture out of our home and leaving our skin dry and itchy. It doesn’t help that we have a problem with dry skin to begin, Raeca has a long struggle with dry skin and eczema and Ephraim’s beautiful African skin needs a lot of moisturizing. So, I’ve been experimenting with some different lotions and have come up with one that we love! I originally intended to make a body butter but it turned out more lotion-y and that ended up being a pleasant…

  • ESSENTIAL OILS,  NATURAL BEAUTY,  WELLNESS

    Natural Homemade Deodorant (that actually works!)

    I’ve been wanting to make deodorant for quite awhile. Like many people I’ve heard of the harmful ingredients that are put into regular deodorant and I didn’t like the idea of that going on (and eventually into) my body, and especially not on my daughter’s when she gets old enough to need it. I know there are a lot of natural deodorants that you can buy but honestly, they are more expensive and I didn’t want to have to buy 30 different kinds just to find one that works. So awhile ago I asked my Facebook friends if anyone had a recommendation and one friend shared a recipe that I’ve been…

  • NATURAL BEAUTY,  WELLNESS

    One Month Without Shampoo

    Okay, I’ve been promising an update and here it finally is! As of right now I have officially gone 5.5 weeks without using shampoo or conditioner. Going no shampoo (or no-poo as it’s called) was something I stumbled on a few weeks prior to starting, and got most of my information from this blog. I’ve read all sorts of reasons for people taking the leap to going no-poo and honestly, the one that got me was that I read it can make your hair grow faster -count me in! Another huge benefit is the fact that you don’t have wash your hair nearly as often, a huge time saver for me.…

  • NATURAL BEAUTY,  WELLNESS

    DIY Dry Shampoo – For Brunettes

    I started using dry shampoo (from a can) about two years ago. I found it to be exactly what my hair needed on days I didn’t wash it, the dry shampoo soaks up the oil so well and seems to breathe the life back into my hair. Since I’ve been going no-(sham)poo for the last month dry shampoo has been a life saver (I’m planning a full update on the no-poo next week, I promise!). I loved what the dry shampoo did for my hair but definitely was not a fan of the nice white streaks I was often left with, the skunk look wasn’t one that I was going…