DIY Citrus Soft Scrub

DIY Citrus Soft Scrub
So to be honest, one thing that I really missed when we started to cut the chemicals in our home was soft scrub...

It worked on everything! Stubborn sink stains, nasty tubs rings (thank you to the Cat in the Hat for the very visual issue with tub rings-lol), and really just anything around the house that needed that little extra elbow grease.

Thankfully after a few attempts, I found this little mixture to be super helpful and of course non-toxic when it came to those stubborn jobs. 

P.S. it smells AMAZING!

DIY Citrus Soft Scrub
* 1 cup baking soda
* 1/4 cup liquid castile soap
* 10 drops lemon essential oil
* 10 drops lime essential oil
* 10 drops orange essential oil

Directions: Mix everything into a bowl. Apply with a rag or a sponge to the area that needs the extra TLC. 
Rise with water when finished. Store in an airtight container(I found a small mason jar to be perfect.). 



I hope that this recipe blesses your home as much as it has mine!

Here is a downloadable PDF to keep with your recipes for next time

God Bless!
Amanda

DIY Glass & Window Cleaner

DIY Glass & Window Cleaner
DIY Glass & Window Cleaner

There is nothing better than clean windows! I usually give mine a good cleaning in the fall before winter hits. 

I love sitting in my living room and watching the snowfall... Yes, the snow has been falling here lately. I know crazy right!

Anyways, I just wanted to share a quick and easy DIY Glass & Window Cleaner that you can make with things you should have around your home.

DIY Glass & Window Cleaner
1-1/2 cup water
1/4 cup vodka(rubbing alcohol)
1/4 cup vinegar
10 drops lemon essential oil
Mix all of the ingredients in a 16 oz spray bottle.
Use it to clean your windows, mirrors and glass.



Grab your downloadable copy of the recipe here:
                                   
What do you use to clean your windows? Are you ready to make a healthier change?

I hope you enjoy this and the wonderful fall(or winter-lol) weather we are having!

DIY All-Purpose Cleaner

DIY All-Purpose Cleaner
Making your own effective and non-toxic cleaners does not have to be hard.
It is actually very simple.

While I personally still prefer the simple, #cleansallthethings, Thieves Household Cleaner because it smells AMAZING and works just as good! Sometimes it is nice to have the know-how to make a cleaner if you're in a pinch or if you want to change up the scent a bit. 

This is my go-to base with some popular oils added for there cleaning benefits :) 

Grab yourself a 16 oz spray bottle(if you have a bigger one, just adjust the recipe), some natural dish soap, vinegar, and your handy essential oils.

DIY All-Purpose Cleaner 
_ 1 cup white vinegar
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp natural dish soap(not castile soap)
- 15 drops lemon essential oil
- 10 drops tea tree essential oil

Pour ingredients into your spray bottle. Give it a good shake and you are ready to clean!
Use it on the counters, toilets, cabinets, and more.

Grab a printable copy of the recipe here.

Watch me make the cleaner here!


What is your favorite household cleaner? 

God bless!
Amanda

Sourdough English Muffins

Sourdough English Muffins
Sourdough English Muffins
 
So simple and easy to make plus totally healthier and then there is the satisfaction of making them yourself.
 
Grab your amazing sourdough starter to make a sponge about 4-12 hours prior to making them so that it is good and bubbly.
 
To make your sponge you are going mix 25 g of starter + 50 g water + 50 g flour in a clean jar and let it rise until doubled (again depends on your starter, the temperature of your house, etc.) but typically 4-12 hours.
 
The night before prep:
 
After the sponge rises, you will mix the up the dough and allow it to sit overnight.
Mix:
125 g sponge
20 g (1 Tbsp) honey (sugar or maple syrup can be used)
240 g (1 cup) milk (I use raw milk but any milk can be used)
360 g (3 cups) flour (King Arthur is what we use)
5 g (1 tsp) sea salt
 
Also, save for later: a 40 g (1/4 cup) cornmeal (for sprinkling on top and bottom) 
It can be omitted if you don’t have any.
 
  1. Add all of the ingredients (except the cornmeal) into a large bowl and mix. I use a wooden spoon handle or my hands to mix well. Cover and let rest for 30-60 minutes. Then turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes.
  2. Place the dough back in the bowl, cover it and allow it to ferment at room temperature for 10-14 hours (overnight works best)
  3. After the fermentation period, turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Sprinkle with a little bit of flour to help with sticking while you roll it out or press it out with your fingertips. You want to get the dough to about ½ inch thick.
  4. Grab a cookie sheet and parchment paper. Sprinkle it with cornmeal. Use a 3-inch biscuit cutter (or a wide mouth jar lid) to cut your round muffins out and place them on parchment paper. Then sprinkle the tops with cornmeal and cover them with a towel. Let them rise for 1 hour.
  5. Grab your cast iron skillet(or a non-stick skillet) and heat it over LOW heat. Place 4 muffins into the skillet about 2 inches apart, cover, and cook about 3-4 minutes per side.
 
Cut them open and enjoy!
 
I love them with a slab of butter and some jam!
 
      You can even store these in the freezer for up to 3 months… if they last that long
 
God Bless!
Amanda
* Inspired by Little Spoon Farm *

DIY Beach Waves (light hold hair spray)

DIY Beach Waves (light hold hair spray)
So, I do not wash my hair every day and have little tricks that help me to keep my hair manageable and not gross ;) 


I do up days, dry shampoo, headbands, scalp treatments, and one of my summer favorites- beach waves!!

Beach waves are a nice non-toxic way to get a little bit of texture and hold for your hair. 

Click here for a quick video on how I make it!

DIY Beach Waves (thank you for sharing this Lindsey Elmore)
This spray will give a bit of texture and manageability to hair.⁣
Ingredients⁣
* 1/4 teaspoon Epsom salt⁣
* 1/4 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt⁣
* 1/8 teaspoon citric acid⁣
* 1 tablespoon vodka⁣
* 1/2 teaspoon jojoba oil⁣
* 1/4 teaspoon vitamin E oil⁣
* purified water, hot but not boiling⁣
* 4 drops cedarwood essential oil⁣
* 4 drops bergamot essential oil⁣
* 3 drops tangerine essential oil⁣
* 2 drops spearmint essential oil⁣
Instructions⁣
1. Combine salts, citric acid, vodka, jojoba, and vitamin E oil in a small spray bottle.⁣
2. Add hot water to almost fill the bottle. Attach sprayer and shake vigorously to dissolve salts.⁣
3. Open the bottle and add essential oils.⁣
To Use⁣
1. Shake gently to incorporate before each use.⁣
2. Spray generously on damp hair.⁣
3. Scrunch hair with hands to encourage waves, and allow to air dry.⁣

I just love what it does for my hair and hope that you do too!

God bless!
Amanda
 
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