Tag Archive: Home Remedies

Frugal Friday – The DIY First Aid Ice Pack

Accidents happen. And when you have kids, they seem to happen a lot more often, am I right? In my opinion, you can never have too many first aid ice packs on hand.… Continue reading

Frugal Friday – DIY Refills for Scented Oil Air Fresheners

Let’s face facts — sometimes some rooms in our houses don’t smell as nice as we’d like them to. One of the ways to deal with this is to get one of those… Continue reading

The Butterscotch Pecan Sandy that Rocked Me Like a Hurricane

I don’t know why, but something this week just made me crave a pecan sandy. I don’t know why. It was like the word “sandy” was implanted in my brain somehow, you know,… Continue reading

A Clean Coffee Maker is a Happier, Healthier Coffee Maker

I’m not going to lie to you. Our coffee maker has a lot of miles on it. How do I repay this work horse for its years of faithful service? I just keep… Continue reading

Vinegar as a Rug Cleaner

If you look at Pinterest, it seems like a little white vinegar is the miracle substance of all times. There are claims that it can kill weeds (true, but you need to reapply… Continue reading

Oooh, Burn! DIY Hand Sanitizer Recipe

With three kids, you know we go through a lot of hand sanitizer, especially during cold and flu season. Recently I found a recipe for homemade hand sanitizer on the boards and decided… Continue reading

Cleaning a Doll – Removing Stains from Vinyl Skin, or at Least Trying My Best

What’s happened to Jessica? Somehow, The Princess’s favorite baby doll has gotten nasty black smudges all over her hands and feet. We are not sure if this is because she’s been going to… Continue reading

Peppermint Revisited – As a Headache Remedy

Last week, if you have been following along and will remember, I tried using peppermint oil to get rid of a spider problem in my mailbox. Since that wasn’t too successful, I obviously… Continue reading

Peppermint as a Spider Repellent – My Spidey Senses are Tingling…with Freshness

We live near some woods, so every time I go to check the mail, I get a slight case of arachnophobia. I don’t know if they are living in there, or they use… Continue reading

Nipping a Cough with Eucalyptus Oil

To be honest, I have not had much success in the past with homeopathic or natural remedies. There was the detox bath, of course, and the lackluster performances of the vinegar and baking… Continue reading