My Favorite (ORGANIC + FRUGAL) Eye Makeup Remover

Something big happened six months ago: I turned 30. After entering the new decade, I decided to make some serious health and beauty resolutions. After all, I’m not a carefree 20-something anymore. ūüôā¬†One¬†big goal was to take off my makeup every single night. No excuses.¬†No judgment please, but I‚Äôve never been consistent about putting on […]

{Easy} 2-Ingredient Homemade Wood Cleaner

This homemade wood cleaner (and/or furniture polish)¬†was my first successful¬†attempt at a homemade frugal cleaner. After two years of using this cleaner, I’d¬†say it’s a major success! I read about people making homemade cleaners for years, but¬†I was always¬†intimidated by new-to-me ingredients like¬†borax, washing soda,¬†castile soap and even essential¬†oils.¬†Plus, why¬†were there so many different recipes […]

Natural Vanilla Insect Repellent

I¬†live in a house¬†that backs up¬†to wooded conservation land in Florida. For those from other parts of the country, “woods” in¬†Florida usually means¬†“swamp-like jungle.” Think dense vines, spiders, snakes, alligators and wild boars. Yes,¬†REALLY scary pigs! (There’s a reason we have a 6 foot fence.) It makes for a beautiful view, but a miserable experience […]