DIY Moisturizing Hand Soap for the Winter

A few months ago, I shared the “recipe” that I have been using for the DIY Homemade Handsoap that we’ve been using in our house.  However, I’m a person who is prone to developing extremely dry and cracked skin during the winter.  And crafting with glues and paints, and all of the messes that the little boys means that I wash my hands a lot, so they get dried out even easier.  When we started running out of our current batch of hand soap, I decided to make some more DIY moisturizing hand soap for the winter that had a greater proportion of enriching carrier oils.

Use Castile Soap and moisturizing carrier oils along with essential oils for scent to create an easy DIY Moisturizing Hand Soap for the winter to prevent drying and cracking hands.
[Read more…]

Easy DIY Natural Hand Soap

I’ve developed a bit of an obsession with castile soap. The way your skin feels after you use it, is, well, incredible. Does anyone else agree?  About 2 months ago, I couldn’t find the refill bottle for the liquid soap that I had been buying for years.  I was certain I had some in the house, but I didn’t know where it was.  Maybe we do have some, but I still haven’t found it.  I decided then and there to take my love of castile soap and my lack of liquid hand soap, and create my own natural hand soap.  This is one of the easiest DIY beauty or skincare projects I’ve done in a while.  Within ten minutes, I had my first bottle of natural hand soap, and after a few weeks, I made another bottle, tinkered with the proportions, and make something that works great, smells heavenly and has enough moisturizing benefits to make my skin feel awesome.  Needless to say, I’ve been using this natural hand soap constantly!

Do you love castile soap and essential oils? All you need are these and a few other natural ingredients to make a natural hand soap for yourself. With essential oils, you can pick whatever scent you'd like. It takes less than 10 minutes to make and will leave your hands feeling and smelling wonderful!
[Read more…]

DIY Natural Home Deodorizer

We are in the middle of basketball season around here, which means that most weekends (and let’s be honest, week days) are filled with practices, lessons, trainings and lots of games.  What this means is lots and lots of sweat.  Sweaty, smelly socks and stinky shoes are all over the Big One’s room, and I started to find that his room was developing a really pungent odor.  The Mellow Man and I had to come up with a solution to the smell, so we opened on the windows to air out the room, cleaned and disinfected the room a bit,  and set some DIY Natural Home Deodorizer in his room.  While it’s not an immediate fix, it definitely has reduced the smell in the Big One’s room.   What’s even better is that only two ingredients are required to make this awesome Natural Home Deodorizer!

My Mom Made That: DIY Natural Home Deodorizer that uses only two ingredients and can be in a variety in scents
[Read more…]

Natural Citrus Vinegar Cleaner for Kohler Faucets

This post brought to you by Kohler. The content and opinions expressed below are that of My Mom Made That.

I love looking and daydreaming about my dream kitchen don’t you?  Updating our kitchen is on our eventual DIY list.  Mellow Man and I know that it will happen one day, but until then, looking at pictures of completed kitchens allows me to dream.  And if you’ve ever read or followed FlyLady, as I have done, you’ll know that the sink is at the heart of every kitchen.  In my dream kitchen, I would have a large apron sink with an industrial stainless steel faucet, like they have in all of the Fixer Upper episodes.  (Honestly, I have loved those sinks long before Joanna Gaines was on the air.)  I do already have a stainless steel faucet, it’s not so industrial in style.  I already know how grubby stainless steel can be, so I thought I’d share the perfect Natural Citrus Vinegar Cleaner for your stainless steel faucet.  This Citrus Vinegar Cleaner doesn’t have harsh chemicals and makes your faucets shine!

My Mom Made That: Homemade Citrus Vinegar Cleaner, Perfect to Clean Stainless Faucets, Sponsored by Kohler

[Read more…]