It’s crazy to think July is halfway over! Which means summer is halfway over but there’s still plenty of warm weather left. While I’m more of a cold weather kind of gal, I have found a few things to help beat the heat.
What’s something we all have that never goes away? Laundry! You might be able to wash everything in the hamper, but you can’t wash what’s on your back at the same time. You probably have your routine down path: well-known laundry detergent brand, fabric softener, dryer sheets. Wash, dry, fold, repeat. But have you checked the products you use to clean your family’s clothes that they wear every day?
I’ve shared a lot of natural, chemical free solutions over the past year. Things like eyeliner, makeup remover, hand soap, body wash, laundry detergent, and natural allergy relief. But the first change I ever made to eliminate chemicals was getting rid of dryer sheets and using wool dryer balls instead. I made my first set 2 years ago and have loved them since day one. Call it the gateway drug to natural, chemical free living, but wool dryer balls are the easiest switch you can do. And they are easy to make!
I have an irrational fear of either running out of toilet paper or laundry detergent. I have never actually run out of either, hence why it is irrational. But I actually hate buying laundry detergent. Our options are slim in this little town and I just don’t trust that they are safe and good at, well, laundering. Luckily, my mother-in-law made a DIY laundry detergent and let me try some. I am hooked. Bonus: make it once and have detergent for a whole year!
Hand soap has caused a lot of distress in our household. I wanted a clean, chemical free soap and Landon didn’t like how they felt. I tried castile soap before and it was too “watery.” So I started buying the all natural brands. Method, Meyers, Honest Company, etc. But my wallet didn’t like those. Turns out, I just needed to make the same castile soap before but put it in a foaming dispenser. Eureka! We have clean and happy hands! Continue reading “DIY Foam Hand Soap – Holiday Scents”
I love showers. Let me just proclaim that to all the internet. I also love thunderstorms. They are similar if you think about it. One cleans your car and the other cleans you. ?
Speaking of cleaning, I have made my own makeup remover but what about the rest of the body? I made my own DIY body wash a few months ago and decided I really liked it. And since I was running low, I made some more with a tutorial! Continue reading “DIY Body Wash”