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Fluffy, Soft Towels and Sheets with Essential Oils

  Is there anything more luxurious than stepping out of a hot shower on a cold morning to super soft, enveloping towels? Wrapping up all warm and cozy, with a large soft towel--that is one of the simple pleasures in life! But if you are using fabric softener to get there, then your towels aren't as soft as they can be--and you're wrapping your body with all kinds of toxic chemicals, as … [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...]

All Natural Moisturizing Shaving Cream–for Pennies!

One of the easiest ways to save a little cash and make your beauty routine more natural at the same time is to make your own shaving cream. This recipe is very simple, takes only a few minutes to whip up, and leaves you with a close shave and soft, smooth legs. This doesn't whip up into a big foamy lather, but instead a thick, supple liquid that foams as you rub it over your legs, leaving you with … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Germ Killing Foaming Handsoap for Pennies!

  In my Naturally Frugal Essential Oils group on Facebook, one of the most popular questions is how to make your own foaming hand soap. Y'all...if you haven't done this yet, you NEED to! It is super-simple, costs pennies to make, and kills germs to boot! Not to mention, do you know all of the dangerous chemicals and even warnings from the FDA against using those store-bought anti-bacterial … [Read more...]

Lush, Healthy Hair with Essential Oils

This week I celebrate an odd, but important, anniversary: three years of no shampoo.  No-poo, for those in the know. Odd, because really, how many people would YOU tell if you stopped using shampoo? The reaction that crosses people's faces is usually first one of disgust, then a double take "What do you mean you DON'T USE SHAMPOO?!?" Next, the not-so-subtle attempt to gauge how greasy my hair … [Read more...]

Naturally Frugal Essential Oils: The Basics, Part Two

Yesterday we kicked off our Naturally Frugal Essential Oils series with the first part of The Basics--a list of common questions and information needed before we can use essential oils wisely. There is just so much information, that even boiling it down to a very simple form, it is just too much to fit into one post. This is part two of The Basics, covering more of the day to day usage of … [Read more...]

Naturally Frugal Essential Oils: The Basics, Part One

  "Let's start from the very beginning, a very good place to start..."  When researching essential oils, there is a plethora of information out there! I remember being completely overwhelmed trying to sift through all of the marketing, the slogans, the claims and the research. So many people are introduced to essential oils through Pinterest or a blog talking about products you can make … [Read more...]

Naturally Frugal: Essential Oils

"Essential Oils are soooo pricey." Wrong. Here's the thing: I'm frugal. I am famously frugal--so much so that I used to appear on three different radio stations and on local tv news (and out across the country) every single week, teaching others how to be frugal too. I have taught literally millions of people how to save money. But I'm not just frugal--I'm broke. I quit a good job to be at … [Read more...]

Practical Homeschooling 101: Staying Flexible

One of the key things you'll learn as you begin homeschooling is that flexibility is a MUST. I'm pretty structured in how we do school--there is a schedule for every day of what is being done and when--so that we stay on track. All three of us are ADHD so without the schedule we'd never get anything done. But even within that schedule, I've learned that I must remain flexible. Heck, you can see … [Read more...]

Homeschooling 101: The Charlotte Mason Philosophy

One of the most popular homeschooling philosophies is the Charlotte Mason philosophy. Many, if not most, homeschoolers utilize at least some of her theories and methods in their homeschool. In fact, from what I've read and seen, I would say that many homeschoolers are following her philosophy without even realizing that is what they are doing! Her methods are such a natural fit for what most … [Read more...]