Category Archives: Recipes

Day 17 – DIY Toothpaste – {DIY From Scratch}

Today I tried DIY Toothpaste.  And I have to say I’m not sure if I’ll stick with it.  The DIY Shampoo and Conditioner is working fine, but neither of those involves taste.  This one does.  I’m willing to give it … Continue reading

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Day 16 – DIY Hand Sanitizer – {DIY From Scratch}

I don’t know how things are where you live, but it’s cold and flu season around here.  A few weeks ago, Mike was out for two weeks with a nasty cold and flu and just this past week my mom … Continue reading

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Day 15 – DIY Face Cleanser – {DIY From Scratch}

I must admit that I’m on a quest to see if I can make most, if not all, of my beauty and household items from scratch using simple and cost effective ingredients.  I’m guessing you’re already of aware of that. … Continue reading

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Day 14 – DIY All Purpose Cleaner – {DIY From Scratch}

As long as I can remember I’ve used 409 all purpose cleaner to clean my house.  I used it in our first apartment and I’m pretty sure we used it when I lived at home with my parents. A few … Continue reading

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Day 13 – Repurposing Lipstick into Lip Balm – {DIY From Scratch}

When I find a lipstick color I really like, I use it until I have to scrape it out of the tube.  In many cases, by the time I’m finished with the tube the color has been discontinued, so I … Continue reading

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Day 12 – Homemade Natural Makeup – {DIY From Scratch}

I know…. you thought we were all finished with beauty stuff.  I have a very good reason. Like my shampoo routine (quick and not fussy), my makeup routine is equally quick and not fussy.  As a teenager I went through … Continue reading

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Day 11 – DIY Weed Killer – {DIY From Scratch}

I’ve taken a departure from all the beauty concoctions to concentrate on the garden. In California we’ve been dealing with a drought, but that doesn’t seem to make a difference to the weeds in my backyard.  They still keep growing.  … Continue reading

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Day 9 – DIY Skin Brightening Toner – {DIY From Scratch}

I’m still on a DIY Beauty treatment kick at the moment. As I shared in the Vitamin C Serum blog post, my first facial cleansing regime was Clinique.  It was 3-step process that started with washing my face with soap, … Continue reading

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Day 8 – DIY Skin Brightening Aloe Vera Scrub – {DIY From Scratch}

I’m on a DIY Beauty treatment kick at the moment. Today’s mixture is a skin brightening Aloe Vera scrub.  Apparently Aloe Vera is a bit of a wonder plant.  According to the blog, Indian Beauty Spot, where I found this tutorial, … Continue reading

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Day 7 – Vitamin C Serum – {DIY From Scratch}

I still remember my mom taking me to Macy’s to get my first facial cleansing products from Clinique when I was 13.  It was a 3-step regime involving cleaning, toning and moisturizing.  I loved how the process made me feel … Continue reading

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