clean living, DIY, home and garden

Summer Home and Garbage Infestation Tricks

This time of year, especially during hot summer days, fruit flies and maggots are a nuisance. How to get rid of them without using Raid and other harmful chemicals? Follow my tried and tested tips below. First of all, start with flushing your kitchen sink drains as this is where they tend to breed. Drain… Continue reading Summer Home and Garbage Infestation Tricks

DIY, eco-friendly, natural cleaning products

Create an Eco-Clean Home With These Easy Steps

How much money do you spend on cleaning and laundry products each month? Now tally that up to each year? Of those cleaning products, and supplies, how many chemicals are present? Worse, how much is ending up in the landfill? The chemicals found in house cleaning products create the most toxic environments for people and… Continue reading Create an Eco-Clean Home With These Easy Steps

DIY, eco-friendly, Essential oils, Tips

Deter Mosquitoes Naturally With This Tip

Mosquito bites aren't fun, and if you enjoy being outdoors during the summer months, protection from mosquitoes is important. Mosquitoes are active in Ontario from about May-September. They are annoying, and their bites can cause itching and swelling. This can also lead to infection and scarring you pick or scratch at the bite. Other biting… Continue reading Deter Mosquitoes Naturally With This Tip

DIY, gift ideas, Natural Beauty Products

Mother’s Day Gifts Made With Love

Mother's Day is around the corner, and with the pandemic you may have noticed it is getting more difficult to purchase gifts and supplies. This has been an ongoing dilemma for us all. I wanted to share one of my favourite recipes from The DIY Apothecary that will be easy to make, source ingredients from… Continue reading Mother’s Day Gifts Made With Love

Detox, Natural Beauty Products

Are You in a Toxic Relationship With Beauty?

The beauty industry is a 50 billion dollar industry which we all contribute to. On average, women apply approximately 10 beauty products on their bodies each day. From cleansers, to creams, makeup, hair spray, and nail polish. That's a lot of chemicals! In The DIY Apothecary book, we discuss the chemicals found in cosmetics and… Continue reading Are You in a Toxic Relationship With Beauty?

Bath and Body, DIY, Natural Beauty Products

Turn Your DIY Fails Into Successes

When you think about DIY'ing a new project, do you feel daunted by the risk of failure? Does the TV show "Nailed it" come to mind? Well, if you said yes to either of those questions, don't let fear hold you back. I am all too familiar with failure, and I'll tell you honestly, many… Continue reading Turn Your DIY Fails Into Successes