How to Clean a Yoga Mat, Naturally

You don’t need fancy wipes or a $12 bottle of yoga mat spray to clean your yoga mat. I have 2 standard yoga mats. I wash them separately by throwing them in the washing machine once a month…small load, cold water, 2 minute gentle cycle. I add a ¼ cup of vinegar and 6-8 drops…

The Scented Home: Campfire Beeswax Melts

I love, love, love Aziz Light beeswax candles. The wax pyramid melts are a new addition to their line of products, so of course I had to try them. I purchased the Campfire scent which smells just like the name…rich, woodsy, warm, and wintry…in the most familiar, nostalgic sort of way. Each bag includes 12…

Dr. Bronner’s Castile Liquid Soap, 4 Ways

I’m a little late to the party…I just tried Dr. Bronner’s Castile Liquid Soap for the first time and I’m in love, lust, friendship, everything. I purchased the lovely Almond scent to use primarily as a face wash and body wash. The soap comes in several other scents including Rose, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Citrus, Peppermint,…

A Natural Fabric Dye

My linen table runner started off as a cream color. After my purchase, I realized that I buy a lot of white flowers and would prefer a brightly colored table runner instead. So, I ransacked my cabinets and refrigerator to find an effective, natural way to dye my table runner. Found it. The Natural Dye…

The Scented Home: Frankincense Resin

A smoldering, rich earthiness that transports you to the depths of the forest…that’s what burning frankincense resin smells like. I’ve smelled frankincense before, in fragrances and candles, but it has always been mixed with other scents. I’m definitely not disappointed with the pure scent. I purchased my frankincense resin online from Mountain Rose Herbs. Resin…

The Scented Home: Palo Santo Smudge Sticks

This was my first experience using smudge sticks. I’ve always related them to cleansing a haunted home…you know, the movies with the paranormal expert walking through some terrified family’s house, with a smudge stick in one hand and a cross in the other…but they’re a natural way to scent a home, so why not? In…

The Scented Home: Aziz Light Apothecary Beeswax Candles

I used to have a love affair with Henri Bendel candles, particularly the Amber (for the Fall/Winter) and Blue Iris (for the Spring/Summer) scents. They smell simply amazing, but they are not natural, clean burning candles and I had to come to terms with that fact. One of my PYG resolutions is to replace my…

What’s in Your Air and Fabric Freshener Spray?

The Honest Company recently released a line of Air and Fabric Freshener sprays. The sprays come in the following scents: Lemon-Verbena, Lavender-Vanilla, and Orange-Cypress. I just received the Lemon-Verbena scent…which is a fresh, uplifting, very tart, lemony scent…a perfect juxtaposition to the cold winter months to come. A Rundown of the Ingredients deionized water, plant-based…

Surface Scrub: DIY and Product Love

The most difficult thing about transitioning my cleaning products from the standard, toxic products to more natural products has been finding great alternatives to the classic products that I used to be reliant on, like Ajax. On the EWG’s (Environmental Working Group) website, Ajax has a score of F (the scale is A-F, with A…

The Honest Life, 2

I recently received my second bundle of The Honest Company products. As I stated in my first post about The Honest Company, I’m transitioning my home cleaning, as well as bath and body products to non-toxic, natural products. Here are my thoughts on the items that I ordered for my second bundle… Hand Sanitizer Gel…

The Honest Life, 1

For the past year, I’ve been in the process of transitioning my home cleaning and beauty products to natural products. I’ve wanted to try The Honest Company’s products for awhile now and I finally have. Honest products are available for purchase individually or as a subscription-based bundle of 5 for $35.95. Although I’m not a…