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Naturally Frugal: DIY Dry Shampoo

Late last year I was hearing about dry shampoo everywhere I went. It intrigued me, especially as I went through my detox period in my no-shampoo period. I thought I'd look it up and see if it would help me save some time in the mornings. When I did look it up I was astonished at the price tag! It can run upwards of $15-$20 for a can that will last you for a couple of months, when used once a week. … [Read more...]

Naturally Frugal: Ten Staples for Your Eco-Friendly Pantry

For years I’ve known about the benefits of eating healthy: whole grains, good carbs vs bad carbs, good fats or bad fats, organic foods and so on. I’ve struggled to find a balance in my eating habits, but I think I’m beginning to find my footing. Over the past six months though, I’ve been on an even deeper journey–into learning how to both simplify and naturalize my beauty and cleaning … [Read more...]

Try it Out Tuesday: Packing a Flat Iron

Here's a cool trick I found on Pinterest. Use a potholder to pack a still-warm flat iron in your suitcase and protect clothing from burns! I had filed this tip away in the "I'll try that sometime in the future" file. Then suddenly I had an unexpected trip to make a couple months ago for a family funeral, and found myself packing in a hurry. As I was packing I was sitting waiting for my flat iron … [Read more...]

DIY Foaming Soap

 Believe it or not, it is incredibly easy to make your own foaming soap! All you need is three simple ingredients. You will need to make sure you're using a foaming soap dispenser, which you can pick up for around $1 at many dollar stores. The best part is that you can use any liquid soap--not those foaming soaps. What You Need:Liquid hand soap--any liquid soap will … [Read more...]

Five Simple and Inexpensive Beauty Remedies!

You don't have to spend a fortune to have great skin! There are several simple things you can do with items you likely already have in your bathroom cabinets to have great skin without spending a ton of money.1. Baby wipes make great makeup removers. They often go on sale and cost a lot less than the makeup wipes do. Plus, they're thicker and are mild on the skin.  2. Give yourself a … [Read more...]

Simply Natural: No Shampoo Tips for Your Healthiest Hair Ever!

UPDATE: Wow! This post just exploded with people checking this out. Thanks Kathy Lee and Hoda. ;) This post is actually a couple of years old. I've been shampoo free for two and a half years now. My hair is very clean, I do wash it regularly, just not with shampoo. I get compliments on it all the time. Read on for more details of how to wash your hair without shampoo. Check out this post for my … [Read more...]

Naturally Frugal: Honey Mask

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...]

I’m Going No-Poo!

 UPDATE: I have now been no-poo for eleven months! Check out my update and tips I've learned along the way in my Naturally Frugal post earlier this summer.Hold on to your hats, because I'm going to tell you something shocking: I've gone "No-Poo!"  That's right, I've not used shampoo on my hair for ten days. No-Poo is short for No Shampoo. It is a movement of people who want to cut … [Read more...]