Personal care

I’ve really, REALLY enjoyed the adventure of making my own products.  Not only am I saving money, which enables me to provide better for my family, I am producing higher quality products without harsh chemicals.  I can feel better about what I’m doing, for the earth, for my pocketbook, and for my family’s health!  It’s a win-win-win!  Today, let’s talk about how you can make your own body moisturizers.     Thank goodness for Pinterest, right?  Without that fabulous invention […]

Make Your Own Body Moisturizers – 10 Recipes!

Have you ever heard of singing bowls?  They are incredible.  There are different kinds of singing bowls, too:  Zen singing bowls, Tibetan singing bowls, and Crystal singing bowls!  They are used not only to make music, but to provide relaxation, therapy, meditation, and healing.   Silver Sky Imports is a unique online marketplace that offers unique handicrafts from Tibet and Nepal, including the Antique Singing Bowls. What a beautiful, peaceful, SAFE way to meditate and to find stress relief! I […]

Silver Sky Imports Singing Bowls

natural lice treatment 3 comments
Well, now that school is back in session, I’ve already received a notice from one of my children’s school that there has been a reported case of head lice.  Never a fun note to get.  Fortunately, all in my household have remained lice-free, but I like knowing there is a homemade treatment for lice available if I ever need it!     (photo) Affiliate links support Better on a Budget. Years ago, my daughter caught lice at school.  I remember rushing […]

Homemade Treatment for Head Lice

One of my goals for the self reliance journey was to learn to make chapstick.  I just happened to run out of the store-bought stuff a couple months ago, so the timing was perfect. It’s really simple, really fun, and really rewarding to do, in my opinion.  Well worth the effort!  The bonus is that you don’t need many ingredients, and they are all natural.  You can easily make a totally organic chapstick.       So, here’s the basic […]

Homemade Chapstick/Lip Balm