The Secret to Better Hair

the secret to better hair water softener

We’ve talked about crazy, frizzy BIG hair here before. If your hair ever feels dull or weighed down, or if you fight frizz, I’m going to let you in on a little secret to better hair.

It’s not a hair product. It’s not a straightening process. It’s not a no-shampoo plan.

It could be your water.

Where I live, we have hard water. Meaning it’s full of minerals, and it can take more shampoo to clean your hair (probably drying out your hair more). You can see hard water mineral build-up on your faucets, on your shower doors, etc., imagine what that is doing to your hair! {read more}

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20 Ways to Use Essential Oils in Your Home

Did you know there are a ton of ways to use essential oils in your home for freshening, cleaning and purifying? Ditch the chemicals and start using all natural essential oils for a cleaner, fresher smelling home that is safe for your family.

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20 ways to use essential oils in your home

Here are just a few ideas to get you started:

1. Add a few drops of oil to the toilet paper roll every few days to keep your bathroom smelling fresh. 
Recommended oils: Peppermint, Lemongrass or Eucalyptus {read more}

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DIY Toilet Bowl Drop-In Cleaning Cubes


I love making my own cleaning products (see my laundry detergent and granite cleaner recipes) and this is my latest favorite for quick cleaning and deodorizing for your toilets.  These DIY Toilet Drop-In Cleaning Cubes are super simple to make and do a great job in between cleanings to freshen up, using the foaming power of citric acid. The little “bombs” are especially helpful if you have hard water like we do, as the citric acid helps to break down mineral deposits.

You will need:

1 cup baking soda {read more}

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Bathroom organization

Why do the tweezers always go missing? I am convinced that there is a black hole somewhere in our house containing a bunch of socks, tweezers, pens and all the other stuff that constantly gets lost.

This is a smart and simple way to manage the little things in your bathroom drawer. I use one of those paper clip holders from an office supply store to keep bobby pins, tweezers, manicure scissors, etc. – anything small and metal. The magnet at the top keeps them from spilling out and keeps pointy tweezer ends from poking you! {read more}

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