Natural Living

Interested in living naturally? Well… you should be! We’re here to help. Enjoy all our posts on how natural living can help reduce toxins, improve your health, and increase enjoyment from the simplest things.

  • This all natural body spray recipe is perfect to pamper yourself or give as a gift. Here are three recipes to get your creative juices going.

All natural body spray recipe: Aromatherapy at its best.

Ready for an all natural body spray recipe? I thought so. I love how simple this diy stuff is, especially as we start to head into the holiday season. Can you say homemade gifts? Oh yeah. I remember telling my older brother years ago that shopping for girls was easy. No matter what clothes they [...]

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  • This good morning wake up spritzer is awesome! It's a simple way to help you wake up and take on the day with more energy.

Good Morning Wake-Up Spritzer

This good morning wake up spritzer is great for two reasons. First, I really like smelling nice. Second, smell is our most potent sense. It’s a sense that can bring back memories that sight, touch, and sound cannot. It’s one of the first things we notice and it can change our mental perceptions. For example: Say [...]

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  • This homemade liquid hand soap is super easy to make and doesn't contain any scary or questionable ingredients. Oh yeah, and it's cheap!

Homemade liquid hand soap: 2 easy, toxic-free, and frugal recipes

Why homemade liquid hand soap? Well, I have a little secret. Shhhh.... Don't tell my mom, but I secretly hate washing my hands at her house. Don't worry, I do wash my hands... I just hate how rough her soap feels on my skin. And I feel like no matter how hard I try, I [...]

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  • This homemade deodorant is my absolute favorite and perfect for sensitive skin. Plus it's easy to make and super effective it. Try it!

Homemade Deodorant Stick Recipe for Sensitive Skin

Make your own homemade deodorant. It's not a new idea here on Thank Your Body. In fact, my original homemade deodorant recipe for sensitive skin is still one of my most popular posts... and one of my most trusted recipes. I've used that recipe for several years. It's worked better than any store bought stuff [...]

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  • Helping your baby sleep doesn't have to be hard. Learn how to make this amazing herbal dream pillow to help you child sleep better.

Helping your baby sleep: How to make an herbal dream pillow

Watching your baby sleep is one of the most heart-warming things I can think of as a parent. It gets me every time. There's something about seeing your baby's chest rising and falling, her eyes fluttering, her mouth doing that cute little sucking thing, and hearing each and every soft breath she breaths. It's not [...]

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  • Most natural shampoo recipes are not pH balanced which can lead to scalp issues. Try this simple & frugal natural homemade pH balanced shampoo recipe.

pH Balanced Shampoo Recipe for a Healthy Scalp

Why do you need a pH balanced shampoo? Glad you asked. My original all natural shampoo recipe is one of my more popular posts. But I'm here today with this improved shampoo recipe. Why? Well, because I've grown. I've learned. And I'm not afraid to admit it when there's something better. Something like this pH balanced shampoo recipe. [...]

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  • Are your DIY and homemade beauty products safe? Here are 6 tips to ensure they are.

Are homemade beauty products safe? Six secrets to making sure they are.

I really never thought I'd be writing so many posts about homemade beauty products. I mean, I had a hard enough time learning how to make my own food from scratch. Who knew "from scratch" cosmetics were in my future. Of course, my desire for safer cosmetics and products in my home has fueled this [...]

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  • 3 simple ways to improve indoor air quality. Good to know.

3 ways to improve your indoor air quality

Let's improve your indoor air quality? Why? Because the air you breathe matters. A lot. And I'm not just taking about the great outdoors. Nope. We're talking indoor air quality here. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air quality may be anywhere from 2 to 5 times poorer than outdoor air quality. In some [...]

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  • Check out these awesome all natural egg dyes to make beautiful, non-toxic Easter eggs!

All Natural Egg Dyes For A Non-Toxic Easter

Looking for a fun, all-natural way to color Easter eggs this year? Try using food to dye your eggs! Egg shells are actually semi-permeable, so if you plan to eat the eggs later (and who wants to waste eggs?) it makes good sense to dye them with something that you wouldn't mind putting in your [...]

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  • All natural homemade foundation: So easy to make so make your face happy.

All Natural Homemade Foundation Powder: For a happy face.

Homemade foundation: Let's do this! I've had quite a few requests for a homemade foundation powder. After giving you homemade mascara, homemade blush, bronzer, and lip balm I really wanted to give you a good homemade foundation powder.  Of course foundation is tricky. For one, it covers the whole face. It needs to go on [...]

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  • This all natural hair care guide will help troubleshoot any problems you might be having with your natural hair care routines. Lots of good info!

Natural Hair Care: The Ultimate Guide

Once upon a time, I created a recipe for an all natural shampoo. It was a much better alternative to the harsh shampoos that I had used for most of my life. After some time, however, I found that it was making my scalp really dry and irritated. After doing some research I learned the [...]

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  • Is it healthy or not? Pinterest lies and other foolish things. Yessss.

Healthy or not? Pinterest lies and other foolish things.

"Healthy or not? Pinterest lies and other foolish thing..."  Wow, how's that for a title? You may be thinking that I'm about to bash Pinterest. But I'm not. In fact, if you are on Pinterest you should follow me. I love it. It's so nice to have a place to store awesome recipes, natural care [...]

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  • How fun is this? All natural homemade eye shadow! Never thought it would be so easy to make. Click here for four color recipes.

All Natural Homemade Eyeshadow Recipe

Homemade eyeshadow. You know, the all natural kind. This diy recipe has been long on my "to do" list. After giving you foundation, mascara, blush, and bronzer I knew I needed to provide a homemade eyeshadow recipe to round out all the other all natural makeup tutorials. And I won't lie, I'm pretty stoked about this [...]

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  • Natural birth control options to help you ditch

Natural Birth Control Alternatives to “The Pill”

I got to be honest, guys... Never thought I'd be writing about natural birth control. I've always been something of a "private" person when it comes to this kind of stuff, but I've had a lot of people ask me my thoughts on more natural birth control alternatives to hormonal pills. And since I have [...]

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  • Learn how to sleep better naturally with tried and true insomnia remedies. No more saying

Sleep Better Naturally with These Tried & True Tips

If I asked how many of you want to sleep better naturally, I'm guessing I'd see a lot of hands. Insomnia has become a modern day plague. These days there seem to be more and more people who have trouble sleeping, who can’t sleep through the night, and who are desperately looking for tips on how [...]

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  • Don't throw your lemon peels away! Here are 31 amazing uses for lemon peels.

31 Amazing Uses for Lemon Peels

I love lemons. They are bright, refreshing, and smell divine. I've gotten in the habit of squeezing fresh lemon juice in a glass of water to help wake me up (and my digestive system) first thing in the morning. When I first started, I'm ashamed to admit that I would usually just throw the lemon [...]

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  • This homemade lotion body butter is amazing! Gotta try it. www.thankyourbody.com

Homemade Lotion: Peppermint Whipped Body Butter

Whipped Body Butter: It's on! I'm not sure if you can tell, but I'm really excited by this whipped body butter recipe. In fact, it's my absolute favorite DIY recipe to date. I mean, say it with me: Whipped Body Butter. Whipped Body Butter. Whipped Body BUTTER. It's like a chant I can't stop repeating. Maybe [...]

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  • Looking for cramp relief? I have plenty of natural menstrual cramp remedies. But beyond menstrual cramp remedies, find the root cause stop them for good!

Menstrual cramp remedies: Stop the pain naturally!

Cramp remedies... are you ready for this? Hello, ladies. I'm back talking about our "Aunt Flow." Yes, Again. Lately, I've received some comments and emails asking me for menstrual camp remedies and heavy bleeding. It's kind of a huge discussion, so I hope I can contain the essence here. Hopefully there is something useful for at [...]

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  • The surprising benefits of hair brushing, and what tools you need to do it right.

Surprising Benefits of Hair Brushing (and why the kind of brush matters)

Are there really benefits of brushing your hair daily? You better believe it. For you natural hair care enthusiasts, these benefits are pretty exciting. I mean, talk about a non-toxic approach to getting beautiful hair. Yes, please! But the benefits of hair brushing will only come with the right tools. Most commercial hair brushes can [...]

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  • How to Build Cold Frames

How to Build Cold Frames

Earlier in the year I wrote a post on winter gardening and briefly mentioned the cold frames that you are going to need to grow one.  This post contains more complete instructions for how to build them. Cold frames are the means in which to grow a winter garden.  There are some pricey options you [...]

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