Monday, September 25, 2017

Easy DIY Mini Lotion Sticks

Sometimes creative ideas come to me and I think, "Gosh, Sherri. You're brilliant." This is not one of those moments.

I've spent two years with my original lotion bar (which I love) and I kept thinking FOR TWO YEARS that there has to be a better way and that I was missing something to make them uber portable. And then it hit me... put it in an absolutely adorable mini container.


That was the result of two years of contemplation. Not my best moment, but nonetheless I am in love with the results of these Mini Lotion Sticks! I hope you will be too.

DIY mini lotion bars make a great gift or to carry in your purse

Friday, September 15, 2017

DIY All-Natural Chicken Coop Cleaner

I've become completely obsessed with chicken. Omgeee, you guys. These little critters are the most fun animals! They have such personalities and they give me breakfast, too.

It's kind of a win-win situation.

Until I have to clean their chicken coop. OMG. No. BLAH!

DIY Chicken Coop Cleaner with Neem Oil, Garlic Juice and Essential Oils

Monday, September 4, 2017

Non-Toxic Window and Glass Cleaner with Thieves Household Cleaner

Soooo.... let's chat about windows. Sure, sure, I know that it may seem like a boring conversation, but, trust me-- it's not.

I bet you didn't know that most retail glass cleaners are super duper toxic, did you?

Glass cleaners can be packed full of chemicals to give us that streak free shine and crystal clear appearance, but those same chemicals may also decrease fertility, negatively impact growing children, cause respiratory symptoms, decrease the functionality of the nervous system plus a lot more.

How can this happen? Well, it's a long story, but the gist is that our cleaning products are largely self-regulated by the industry and there are very few rules about what is banned in home care products. But considering the consequences of some of these chemicals and that air pollution can be up to six times greater in our homes compared to outside-- this is definitely something we need to take seriously.

For a full list of how toxic your window cleaner may be, check out What's In Your Glass Cleaner or visit the EWG Cleaning Database for more info.

DIY Window Cleaner featuring Thieves Household Cleaner

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Are Essential Oils with Cats Safe?

Have you heard all the hoopla about essential oils and cats? Some people make it sound like your furry friend will drop dead if they so much as look at a bottle of essential oil.

I don't know about you, but whenever I see something that seems extreme-- I research it. Often I find it has some roots in truth, but there is a whole lot of gray involved too. 

So let's talk! 

Can you really use essential oils around cats? 

Are essential oils safe for cats?


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