The Best Homemade Shampoo Recipe

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again….the BEST ideas come from the readers of this blog!  Recently Heather emailed me with her “Homemade Shampoo” recipe. Now, I have probably read a million “shampoo” recipes that are similar to this before (OK…maybe 500,000), but none of them really “grabbed” me. I have posted about […]

Homemade Coconut Milk and Coconut Milk SHAMPOO (Revised)

A little over two weeks ago I posted a “recipe” for Coconut Milk Shampoo that proved to be VERY popular! Apparently I wasn’t the only one looking for an alternative to store-bought shampoo. While this was a much-viewed (and tried) idea…judging by the comments…it was met with mixed reviews. Even my own initial opinion of […]

Homemade Coconut Milk Shampoo

I have been wanting to make my own homemade shampoo for SUCH a long time! I have searched far and wide! At first I considered the “No ‘Poo” method which MANY people swear by…but it just didn’t seem like it was for me. So my search continued. Eventually I found two very similar recipes I […]

7 Ways to Detox Naturally

It seems like everywhere I turn people are talking about “cleansing” and “detoxing.” My sister Rebecca and her daughter Jennifer are on a 21 day sugar detox and you’d think the world had come to an end! :-) A New Year seems to bring out the health-crazed side of us….not that that’s a BAD thing! […]

13 Natural Remedies To Reduce Hair Loss

This past weekend as I was admiring my daughter Britta’s thick tresses I began to feel a little melancholy creep in, remembering when MY hair was like that. The last several years my hair has thinned dramatically compared to its’ “glory days.” It’s disconcerting to say the least when you run your fingers through your […]

The Fragrant Pharmacy

I have the distinct honor (and horror) of being in New York City this week. It’s a LONG story…one I will explain more about soon….but in the meantime I am privileged to have some amazing guest posts lined up while I am away. First up to bat…..my sister Rebecca who blogs about Essential Oils at […]

57 Uses For Petroleum {Free} Jelly

Petroleum jelly (commonly referred to by the brand name Vaseline) has been around since the 1870s and is an FDA-approved over-the-counter skin protectant, widely used in cosmetic skin care. However, some doctors believe this petroleum-based product is potentially harmful because it can be difficult for your body to eliminate, sometimes causing toxic buildup in various […]

How {And How Often} To Wash Your Bras

Sorry guys….this is definitely a “girly post” today. Consider yourselves officially excused for the day. ;-) Of course if you are in a relationship with a female and want to SHARE this valuable information, I guarantee  you will score some MAJOR relationship points! haha….like how I tried to guilt you into reading this?  I’m sneaky […]

One Good Thing By YOU – Volume Two!

Back in June to celebrate “One Good Thing By Jillee” turning 1 year old, we had a fun giveaway where people left comments telling us what YOUR “One Good Thing” would be if you were ME for a day! :-) It could be a “tried and true” tip, technique, recipe, craft, etc…or it could be something […]

All The Buzz About The Beauty Benefits of Honey!

Recently I’ve been fascinated with finding out more about the benefits of HONEY!  I’ve always been a fan of the sweet stuff….as in….I really like it on my Mom’s English Muffin Bread. :-) But I had no idea it could be used in SO many OTHER ways, both internally and externally. Honey has been used […]