New Uses for Wool Dryer Balls

wool dryer balls

Do you already use wool dryer balls in your laundry? If not, you should. They are essentially balls of wool that are felted, that get thrown into the dryer with your wet clothes. Pop a few in the dryer and they bounce around to help your laundry dry more quickly by absorbing moisture and separating clothing, keep your laundry soft and help with static. Dryer balls are a natural alternative to fabric softeners and dryer sheets that can have a ton of chemicals in them.

You can buy wool dryer balls, or you can make them. I have made them and they are very cheap and easy to make. If you’re interested, check out the DIY tutorial here. {read more}

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DIY Peppermint Hand Scrub

Today I’m sharing how to make this super easy DIY Peppermint Hand Scrub. If you’re anything like me, the dry air and changes in weather are leaving your hands in much need of some TLC. This easy little DIY is a great gift to give, and uses just a few ingredients.

The original base for this hand scrub recipe is simply sugar and Dawn Hand Renewal dish soap. I found the recipe years ago, it’s a copycat of Mary Kay Satin Hands. I’ve added a couple more ingredients and festive twist in this version. {read more}

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How to Make a Solar Night Light

Today I’m sharing the easiest little DIY project that you can do with your kids. I came up with this solar night light idea because my four-year old daughter is scared of the dark and we’ve tried so many things to help her sleep at night, but she still sleeps with her bedside light on. I don’t think this is good for her so we worked together to make a little solar night light that she could put on her nightstand instead. She had so much fun putting it together and of course my boys wanted one too. {read more}

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A New Way to Use Essential Oils

a new way to diffuse essential oils stones

One of my most popular posts is 20 Ways to Use Essentials Oils in Your Home, and I’m so excited to share another new way that I just learned about!

20 ways to use essential oils in your home

Caveat –  I know there is a TON of info out there about essential oils and I want to reassure you that I am not affiliated with and do not represent any particular brand of essential oils. I just love using them in my home for a variety of reasons, and I use a number of different brands depending on what I’m using them for.  {read more}

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DIY Disinfecting Cleaning Wipes

You guys. I don’t know why I didn’t think of this earlier.

You know I love to make my own cleaning supplies. So it occurred to me that it would be really easy to make some super handy natural disinfecting wipes by adding cleaning solution to a package of baby wipes.

There is no cutting of paper towels.

There are no harmful chemicals.

diy disinfecting cleaning wipes with baby wipes

DIY Disinfecting Cleaning Wipes

1 package of baby wipes
1/4 cup rubbing alcohol or vodka
1/4 cup vinegar
a few drops of dish soap or castile soap
essential oils of your choice (optional) {read more}

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