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Handmade for the Holidays–10 Easy Homemade Gifts

Pinterest, blogs and Facebook, oh my! The internet is awash with projects that put Martha Stewart to shame. One project after the next, and they're all labeled "Easy!" and "Simple!"--but the honest truth is, they're far from simple or easy. Now, I love making homemade gifts. I do it every year, for friends and family alike. But handmade gifts should make your life simpler, not more complicated! … [Read more...]

Natural Anti-Aging Makeup Remover

    I have always been one of the worst at removing my makeup every night. I hate the process, because it seems so time consuming. After washing you have to moisturize and protect your skin, especially those of us with sensitive skin. About nine months ago I began using a totally natural oil-based method that has totally changed my opinion on makeup removal. I have wanted to … [Read more...]

Homemade for the Holidays: Lucious Lotion Bars

  Have you ever seen those fancy lotion bars at craft fairs or expensive beauty boutiques? They look so pretty and smell SO good! They promise all kinds of great benefits for your skin over the stuff you buy at the department store counter. But here's a little secret: while they are fantastic for your skin, you don't need to pay the high price!  They are very simple to make, use only a few … [Read more...]

Best of Naturally Frugal: Anti-Acne Magical Face Wash

Seven months ago I stumbled upon a natural face wash that revolutionized my skin care regiment. I thought it was very cruel that at age 40 I was suffering from both mild acne breakouts and wrinkles! I stumbled upon several discussions of how honey is a miracle cure for both acne and wrinkles, and I was intrigued. I decided to give it a try--after all, I had honey sitting in my cabinet and thought … [Read more...]

Best of Naturally Frugal: Egg Yolk Shampoo

"Ewww....Really?" That is usually the first response I get when I tell people that I use egg yolks to wash my hair. Then they start studying my hair looking for signs of eggs. I've gotten used to it, but I'm here to tell you, egg yolks--they ROCK. I started using the egg yolks a year ago, as I was experimenting with different no-shampoo methods. While I loved the simplicity of baking soda to wash … [Read more...]

Best of Naturally Frugal: Homemade Lotion Bars

  Have you ever seen those fancy lotion bars at craft fairs or expensive beauty boutiques? They look so pretty and smell SO good! They promise all kinds of great benefits for your skin over the stuff you buy at the department store counter. But here's a little secret: while they are fantastic for your skin, you don't need to pay the high price!  They are very simple to make, use only a few … [Read more...]

Naturally Frugal: Egg Yolk Hair Wash

"Ewww....Really?" That is usually the first response I get when I tell people that I use egg yolks to wash my hair. Then they start studying my hair looking for signs of eggs. I've gotten used to it, but I'm here to tell you, egg yolks--they ROCK. I started using the egg yolks a year ago, as I was experimenting with different no-shampoo methods. While I loved the simplicity of baking soda to wash … [Read more...]

Naturally Frugal Roundup: Week One

We kicked off the 31 Days to Naturally Frugal series by focusing on simple and natural beauty treatments! Click on the pictures below to go to each day's lesson.   … [Read more...]

Beat Acne and Get Younger, Healthier Skin–with Honey!

Ready for the last Naturally Frugal beauty tip of the 31 Days series? Hold on to your hats--this one will seem really weird. But of all of them, it is the one that can make the biggest impact for everyone--from pimply teen to the forty-something looking for younger skin. I've shared this with dozens of my friends and they all rave about what it does for their skin. It works almost overnight--from … [Read more...]

Homemade Natural Detangler

  You don't have to have a head full of tight curls to know that tangles SUCK. Growing up with super fine, straight long hair, I'd run screaming from the room any time my mother picked up a hair brush. We tried all kinds of things, from conditioners to satin pillowcases to make hair brushing hurt less, but nothing ever fully solved the problem. Once I was old enough I chopped my hair into … [Read more...]