DIY Laundry Detergent infused with doTERRA Essential Oils

DIY Laundry Detergent infused with doTERRA Essential Oils

From Seventh Generation to Snuggle and everything in between nothing has worked better (or smelled better) than my homemade detergent. I'll admit, I was hesitant to make make my own detergent and a tad fearful that I'd miss the 'laundry scent' too much to stick with it. The good news is, if you like to change things up, you can use essential oils to change the fragrance from time to time. 


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DIY Cloth Baby Wipes

DIY Cloth Baby Wipes

During our stay in the NICU at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, I noticed that the hospital doesn't use baby wipes; instead, they stock disposable cloth wipes. The cloth wipes were somewhat gauzey; however, the fabric felt soft and didn't irritate Channing's skin. Well, I now know why hospitals don’t offer regular baby wipes…

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Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner

Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner

Why DIY? Regardless of how clean your household cleaners might seem to get your house, they are, long-term weakening our immune systems and creating resistant strains of bacteria within the very environments we are trying to keep clean. In addition, making your own cleaner is cheaper, easy, and incredibly satisfying.

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Homemade Granite Cleaner

Homemade Granite Cleaner

My quest for fabulous smelling chemical free cleaning supplies started sometime between my experimentation with vegetarianism, plant based eating, and being a super yogi. I've dabbled in alternative cleaning methods since I was a student at Virginia Tech. My natural remedy enthusiasm began when I was frequenting EATS, a tiny health food shop specializing in herbs and homeopathic remedies where I met a 60's era hippie who helped with my reflux - which, no medication has been able to relieve. I went cold-turkey from my meds and followed his recommendations; within days, I felt significantly better. Somewhere between tofu and oregano shots I fell in love with doTERRA Essential Oils.

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Homemade All-Natural Baby Solutions

Homemade All-Natural Baby Solutions

I've dealt with sensitive skin for as long as I can remember. As a child I was accustomed to eczema outbreaks and irritation from perfumes and cleaning products. I remember when my mom switched to Free & Clear laundry detergent, had me take my own fragrance free lotion to the nail salon, and when I broke out in a terrible rash from Windex on the day of my senior prom (the horror).  Because I've experienced the wrath of skin sensitivity issues, I have been careful to use only natural solutions on my daughter, Channing. 

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