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#4 A DIY Living room: How to be Green & Healthy

DIY all things Living room cleaning.

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And just like my other blog posts on cleaning room by room, I pretty much use the same items for Livingroom cleaning as I do in my other DIY green cleaning around the whole house.

Some of the things you need for DIY Livingroom are:

Make sure to check out my series of articles: How to be Green & Healthy: Room by room, I will be adding articles on how to clean each room in your house, DIY, natural & frugal. Blog series of articles on: How to be Green & Healthy: Room by room.

All things DIY for the whole house, Green cleaning, subjects being added: laundry, bathroom, kitchen, living room, dining room, bedrooms, kids bedrooms, nursery, office, floors, walls, ceilings, vehicles, & Pest control.

cleaners 009A DIY Living room : How to Green & Healthy, but is DIY as effective, kill germs & bacteria & to get rid of pet, carpet & furniture odors like commercial Livingroom cleaning  products do?
Think about all the toxic cleaners in most households for cleaning just the living room, rug & furniture spot cleaner & shampoos, furniture polish, scented candles & plug ins, carpet  vacuum freshening powders & sprays, window cleaners oh my & the list could go on.

Now think about your family, friends, young children & beloved pets touching the toxic residues left behind & absorbing it through their skin, or breathing in toxic fumes from cleaners, air fresheners or candles.

With the increasing awareness of the threat given by chemical & toxic household & antibacterial cleaners, many are looking for ways by which they can stop using them. So, the use of natural DIY cleaner is fast becoming a  must in so many households. These DIY  cleaners are natural & do not  pollute the inside air or the environment, leading to a safer home that does not have a negative impact on the immune system.

Now Consider Natural cleaning products, simple & yes effective:
Baking soda is pure bicarbonate of soda. The beneficial qualities of baking soda are the result of its ability to act as a buffer, neutralizing both acidic and alkaline substances to regulate pH. This is the secret behind its effectiveness as an odor remover—it doesn’t just mask offensive smells, it neutralizes them. Baking soda is inexpensive, environmentally friendly, fragrance-free, and nontoxic, making it a perfect deodorizer for use in areas frequented by children or pets or where food is handled.

Vinegar being an all around cleaner is really an effective ingredient for your floor cleaning specially carpets. Yes, you can make use of a kitchen ingredient as a substitute for expensive commercial carpet cleaning products and save yourself some cash while still getting your carpet spotless and clean. (here)

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Now onto how to make all things DIY Livingroom.

Carpet & upholstery spot cleaner #1
Make a baking soda & vinegar paste, or a baking soda & peroxide paste, or a baking soda peroxide & lemon juice paste. Options add eucalyptus &/or lemon essential oil to paste
Work paste into stain with a sponge, brush or toothbrush, allow to dry & vacuum up, some stains may require several applications, for a really tough stain spray spot first with vinegar or peroxide.

Carpet & upholstery spot cleaner #2
Spray spot with straight warm vinegar, rub just a little zote bar soap on the wet spot (not too much) then sprinkle salt & baking soda on wet soap spot & scrub, let dry & vacuum up.

For more help on stains: many laundry stain removers can be used on carpet & upholstery, info here

Carpet & upholstery steam cleaning solution #1
1 to 2 cups of white vinegar per gallon of hot water, use in shampoo machine, can also be used after shampooing with soap to remove soap residue that causes more stains.

Carpet & upholstery steam cleaning solution #2
1 cup lemon juice & 1 to 2 cups peroxide to 1 gallon of hot water, add to shampoo machine & shampoo.

Carpet & upholstery steam cleaning solution #3
Either of the above solutions & add 1 teaspoon natural liquid soap

All Carpet & upholstery should be tested for color fading before using any of the above ideas.

Dusting spray for wood (shine):
1 Spray bottle
1/2 of spay bottle with vinegar (Apple cider vinegar for dark wood, white vinegar or light wood)
3 tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp of olive oil is small spray bottle, 4 tsp if large spray bottle (option: use vegetable oil instead)
5 drops lemon essential oil
Fill the rest of the spray bottle with water
Combine mix spray & wipe.

Wood cleaner
Vinegar & Olive oil equal amounts, use a wash cloth & buff wood (Apple cider vinegar for dark wood, white vinegar or light wood)

Carpet & upholstery deodorizing powder #1
1 box of baking soda, 1/2 cup corn starch, 1/4 cup salt, essential oils of choice
Add to bowl with seal tight lid & use fork or fingers to blend & remove clumps, sprinkle on then work in with broom, allow to sit 15 minutes to overnight & vacuum up, make sure you can vacuum salt with your vacuum first.

Carpet & upholstery deodorizing powder #2
1 Box of baking soda & essential oils of choice, Add to bowl with seal tight lid & use fork or fingers to blend & remove clumps, sprinkle on then work in with broom, allow to sit 15 minutes to overnight & vacuum up.

Carpet & upholstery deodorizing powder #3
Add Eucalyptus leaves in the blender to make powder approximately 1 cup (or other dried herbs you might like) & 1 box of baking soda, Add to bowl with seal tight lid & use fork or fingers to blend & remove clumps, sprinkle on then work in with broom, allow to sit 15 minutes to overnight & vacuum up.

Carpet & upholstery deodorizing powder #4
Add 2 caps of peroxide to any of the above mixtures.

Mold Remover for Leather & Leather Furniture (spot check first)
1 cup rubbing alcohol
20 or so drops tea tree oil
1/2 cup water
1 large spray bottle
Spray area & allow to sit 5 to 20 minutes depending on how thick the mold is, then wipe off with a clean dry towel
Some people also add 1 tbsp of borax to the water (warming the water first) & dissolving before adding the alcohol & tea tree oil as well

Glass cleaner #1
Large spray bottle
1 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup rubbing alcohol
Rest of the way with water
Option: add blue coloring

Glass cleaner #2
Large spray bottle
1 cup white vinegar
1 tbsp corn starch
fill bottle the rest of the way with warm water & shake.

Glass cleaner #3
Straight white vinegar in spray bottle

Glass cleaner #4 
(the soap is for removing wax build up after using commercial glass cleaner so DIY wont be cloudy, you can add it to any of the above cleaners too)
Large spray bottle
1 cup white vinegar
1 /2 cup lemon or lime juice
Optional: about 10 drops natural liquid soap (or Dawn)

Use black & white newspaper with glass cleaners for a great streak free shine

Fleas, roaches, silverfish, ants etc #1
sprinkle food grade diatomaceous earth (DE) on carpets furniture, pet bedding, baseboard, behind furniture etc. leave as long as possible ( this can be left behind furniture etc, hours, days weeks months) vacuum up any in areas where you walk or sit after fleas are gone. Safe for kids & animals. so safe we feed it to our animals & we take it daily.

Fleas, roaches, silverfish, ants etc #2
Sprinkle Borax on carpets furniture, baseboards, behind furniture etc. leave as long as possible & Vacuum up

Pet accidents #1
Straight warmed vinegar, cover with folded towel & let sit
Or use a mixture of white vinegar, peroxide & eucalyptus oil, cover with folded towel & let sit
Or make a paste of baking soda, peroxide with eucalyptus essential oil, cover with folded towel & let sit then vacuum up once dry.

Pet accidents #2
Borax can remove the smell of urine from furniture and mattresses.  Just wet the areas of the mattress or furniture that are affected and shake on some Borax.  Wait for the whole thing to dry completely and then vacuum it away.

To repel spiders
Spray bottle with 10 drops of liquid soap & 10 to 20 drops peppermint essential oil, spray spiders & spray areas where the hang out.

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What Brands of coconut oil do I trust for taking & oil pulling? That is simple I use & recommend these 2 great brands:

  1. Skinny & Co. Coconut oil: Medicinal grade Extra Virgin coconut oil 100% pure. (click link for ordering info)
  2. Tropical Traditions Virgin Gold Label Coconut oil. (click link for ordering info)
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Virgin Coconut Oil, Gold Label how to Use Coconut Oil: There are hundreds of uses!

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The information on this site it intended for general inquiry, research & informational purposes only & should not be considered a substitute or replacement for trained medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
I am NOT a doctor, this page is for education & research only. Always consult a doctor, your health practitioner or other competent licensed health professional before taking any herbs or supplements, using alternative ideas & for any specific advice about medical treatments. In many cases these statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.

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Sharing Green, Natural, Safe, Non-Toxic, Frugal DIY Ideas

Info on what we use, how we use it & all things DIY

Natural & Frugal

DIY Everything.
For us, when it comes to DIY it needs to be easy, effective frugal & as natural as possible, That is not asking too much is it? Nope!

Our DIY life, living green, natural & frugal, with 6 kids.
Every year out of our tax return I buy what I hope to be a year supply of things we need & use but can not afford otherwise, if it does not last the whole year I will just be out until tax time again, most I buy on ebay or Amazon, a few I buy locally.

Things used for DIY &/or Health to be bought yearly

The things used for DIY &/or health to be bought weekly or as needed

  • Bragg Brand ACVbragg 004
  • Gallons distilled white vinegar
  • Raw local honey or raw honey if local can’t be found
  • Lemons & limes fresh
  • Lemon & lime juice
  • Borax
  • Baking soda any brand
  • Original blue Dawn (I know not natural but comes down to it works, it does not bother us & I can get a big jug for $3.50)
  • Zote bar soap
  • Octagone bar soap
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Store peroxide in brown bottles ( for cleaning only but I still prefer food grade even for cleaning)peroxide cleaner
  • Ground cloves  in grocery store (the spice)
  • Corn starch & arrow root
  • Herbal teas or supplies to make fresh teas (Chamomile, Green tea, Comfrey, Ginger etc)
  • Epsom Salt
  • Plus I make lots of my own DIY items (Here, here & here)

Note: I do not buy Washing soda I make my own from baking soda

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To see the brands of what we use: Photo album: This is what we use  & Pinterest Board: Products: Things we use

ACV
You can take 1 TBS Bragg acv in warm water with raw honey to taste (depending on if you are fighting a cold or hurting etc, you could also add 1 tbsp raw coconut, 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice) My blog post on Vinegar/ACV

ACV mixture for

  • Pain (works great for most pain)
  • to fight off cold & flu
  • To get well faster
  • Headaches
  • stomach aches
  • Cramps
  • Hot flashes
  • Food poisoning
  • Stomach bug
  • diarrhea
  • Heartburn, acid reflux, indigestion & other stomach issues
  • feeling tired
  • Morning pick me up
  • Joint pain
  • Soothes sore throat
  • Helps clear congestion, coughing & mucus
  • Kidney infection, UTI etc)
  • Great for allergies
  • Great for Acne & other skin issues
  • And general health

You can also add Bragg acv to water & take like a shot if you need extra faster for the same reasons as above

Lemon juice
Juice from 1/2 a lemon (or 1 tbsp of juice) added to warm water with raw honey to taste every morning & as needed (sometimes adding 1 tbsp raw coconut oil) My blog post on Lemons (& limes)

Used for

  • Detoxing lymphs
  • Also great for kidneys (Uti etc)
  • Fights cold & flu
  • Acne
  • Heartburn, acid reflux, indigestion & other stomach issues
  • Relaxing
  • soothes sore throat
  • General health

Again you can also add it to water & take like a shot, & or even add lime juice

Silver edge colloidal silver generatorColloidal Silver,
Colloidal silver can be added to the drinks above (ACV, Lemon) for an extra boost, or taken alone, add it to our DIY cleaners for more natural antibacterial power, preserving & use in brushing teeth, on hair, scalp, skin, etc, in a nebulizer also (Colloidal silver in my DIY life)

For colloidal silver to work properly when taken, make sure you take it right, this step is a must, hold it under tongue for 1 minute, swish around mouth for 30 seconds then swallow. My blog post on Colloidal silver & my generator

Use it for

  • To build immune system
  • To ward of allergies, cold & flu
  • To fight allergies, cold & flu
  • For Pain
  • Headaches
  • Stomach aches
  • Toothaches
  • diarrhea
  • Hand sanitizer
  • To fight acne
  • Dandruff
  • Boo boos
  • Burns
  • Rashes
  • Skin issues
  • To keep foods & drinks from spoiling & bacteria or mold from forming(IE milk, cheese, fruits, veges, leftovers tea, on & on)
  • General health
  • Its uses are almost endless

The amount taken is by weight, I make 10ppm batches with my micro particle colloidal silver generator

Baking soda
(for health & remedy, cleaning will come later)
Add 1 tsp to 4 to 8 ounces of water stir 1 minute, for best results  take a small sip hold it under tongue for 1 minute, swish around mouth for 30 seconds then swallow, drink the rest (or add it to other things, or bath etc) if you take baking soda daily or often you might need to take magnesium. My blog post on baking soda And another here

Use it for

  • Cold & Flu Prevention
  • To fight off cold, flu & other bugs
  • Acne
  • To get well faster
  • Sore throat
  • Pain (works well for most pain
  • Heartburn, acid reflux, indigestion & other stomach issues
  • Stomach ache
  • Kidney health
  • Build immune system
  • Body PH
  • Allergies
  • Congestion & mucus
  • Cramps
  • Itching (drink & soak)
  • Add pinch to coffee & tea etc to make less acidic
  • As a eye wash for allergy eyes, pink eye, swollen eyes, red eyes, etc
  • on & on

Raw coconut oil
Add it to warm/ hot beverages, smoothies, protein shakes, on top oatmeal, on toast etc
Here is a chart to know how much to take daily by weight. My blog post on Tropical Traditions coconut oil. I also use it for oil pulling.

Use it for

  • diarrhea
  • Allergies, Cold & flu (prevention & to help)
  • build immune system
  • For clear thinking
  • Helps skin from the inside out
  • Heartburn, acid reflux, indigestion & other stomach issues
  • Cough & congestion
  • Sore throat
  • Mouth sores
  • Kidney issues
  • General health
  • on & on

Essential oil links:

Where to buy quality Essential oils at great prices

How to make your own 4 robbers Thieves blend – DIY Recipes – Fighting viruses and bacteria

Homemade DIY Bug Repellent and Stop Itch – Keep Insects Away Naturally

10 DIY Body Scrub Recipes – Sugar and Salt Scrubs – Coconut oil, Essential oils – Skin, Lips, Feet Care

My blog post & review on Plant Therapy & essential oils

Blogg post Fun Time, Get well Time, DIY Essential oil Play Dough

Blog post My purse is a total mini natural health pharmacy on my shoulder

Our (Top 6) favorite essential oils – Great for DIY cleaning, skin care health and more

DIY cleaning
Now to cleaning since I covered a few home remedies above

All cleaners can get 1/2 ounce of colloidal silver added to lengthen shelf life & for extra germ fighting power. You can add essential oils to any of these cleaners.

DIY cleaners are antibacterial, germ fighting etc

Multi Purpose cleaner #1
White vinegar in a spray bottle 50/50 with pure water (our favorite one)

  • Multi Purpose cleaner #2
    16 ounce spray bottle
    1 part white vinegar
    1 part lemon juice
    the rest pure water

Multi Purpose cleaner #3
1 part lemon juice
1 part peroxide
the rest pure water

the above recipes add as much as you want in spray bottle & you can add as much or as little or no water if you choose

Grease cutting cleaner
1 cup white vinegar
1 tbsp Natural liquid soap,
1 tbsp of Borax (dissolved in vinegar before adding)
1/2 cup lemon juice
Optional add 1/2 cup of rubbing alcohol

Tub cleaner etc #1
Warm white vinegar & Natural liquid soap or dawn dish soap

  • Tub cleaner etc #2
    Baking soda & dawn dish soap in paste (like soft scrub)

Tub cleaner #3
Baking soda & lemon juice in paste (like soft scrub)

  • Tub cleaner etc #4
    Baking soda, Borax & water

Tub cleaner etc #5
Baking soda salt, lemon juice

Toilet cleaner
Baking soda & vinegar
Options add Natural liquid soap, dawn dish soap, lemon juice, Borax

Glass cleaner #1
Strait white vinegar or straight rubbing alcohol or combined

  • Glass cleaner #2
    If you have been using commercial glass cleaner & switching to DIY causes a cloudy look you must add several drops of dish soap to your cleaner to remove the wax left by the commercial cleaner
    If it is still cloudy warm the vinegar & add the dish soap & wash off glass/mirrors to get the wax off

Glass cleaner #3
White vinegar
small amount of corn starch & the rest water

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What Brands of coconut oil do I trust for taking & oil pulling? That is simple I use & recommend these 2 great brands:

  1. Skinny & Co. Coconut oil: Medicinal grade Extra Virgin coconut oil 100% pure. (click link for ordering info)
  2. Tropical Traditions Virgin Gold Label Coconut oil. (click link for ordering info)
Facebook Pages:

You can also follow me on: Pinterest, Google+ & Twitter

Virgin Coconut Oil, Gold Label how to Use Coconut Oil: There are hundreds of uses!

I do accept products to review on my blog

  • My reviews policy: I am sent products to review on my blog and that all opinions are my own. (to contact me to review your product go here)

SmartKlean Laundry ball / Stain remover – Safe – Effective – Saves Money, Water & the Environment. To order a SmartKlean Laundry Ball go here & use my affiliate page.

Thank you for supporting my Facebook pages, Blog & sharing with your friends, Cheree of Natural & Frugal: Raising 6 kids

The information on this site it intended for general inquiry, research & informational purposes only & should not be considered a substitute or replacement for trained medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
I am NOT a doctor, this page is for education & research only. Always consult a doctor, your health practitioner or other competent licensed health professional before taking any herbs or supplements, using alternative ideas & for any specific advice about medical treatments. In many cases these statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.

All  information contained in the pages of Natural & Frugal: Raising 6 kids blog, blog posts, site, Facebook page, Twitter, Pinterest or elsewhere are for information & research only.

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By Natural & Frugal: Raising 6 kids

Info – Uses – Taking – Health – Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth – DE

Welcome to my blog post on an awesome product, Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth,

This post is filled with a  review, info & uses of Food Grade DE by DiatomaceousEarth.com, so if you are ready let’s get started.

DiatomacousEarth.com is my preferred brand of Food Grade DE. 

Do you know what Diatomaceous Earth is? 
Commonly called DE.
DE is a type of sedimentary rock composed of tiny fossilized organisms called  diatoms.
DE is typically a lightly colored (white to gray)
DE is composed of fossilized shells. It comes in different  types, which vary in composition and particle size. Of these types, food grade,  which contains little crystalline silica, and “pool grade” silica, which  contains much more crystalline silica, are common.  Diatomaceous earth is filled  with tiny pores and sharp edges. These characteristics enable a multitude of applications.
DE can be found in such states as California, Nevada, Oregon and  Washington, but the United States also imports it from other diatomite-producing  countries such as Algeria, China, Denmark, France, Mexico and Russia.
DE should not be confused with Bentonite/Montmorillonite clay Powders as they are not the same, are taken differently & should not be mixed with or taken with DE.

Diatomaceous Earth: The Dirt You Can Eat and 5 Reasons Why You Should

I in no way can cover all that DE does in this blog post, so check out all the links & do your research & check out my blog post on Natural DIY Pest Control to see how to use DE for pest control here.

food grade diatomaceous earthMy DE journey: as my fans know I have been into natural since I was a kid, way over 30 years of research & understanding of natural products. DE is one of those products I came in contact with over the years & I knew it was a great natural product to use for pest control in organic gardening, I also knew it could be used in cows for parasites & other animals. But in & out of my life it went on more than one occasion as I really did not think about seeing how great it really was.

Then about 8 years ago as we were attempting to go totally DIY on as much as possible, cleaners body care, tooth products, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner etc DE kept coming up especially for home pest & flea issues. I again wanted to find some & try it in the oh so many ways I was reading about.

So I started researching Brands, & I tried so many brands I swear I started over, I found not all food DE is created equal, some literally made me to sick when I took it or burned my skin when using it as a mask or to treat my animals skin & fur etc. Some even smelled & looked wrong & even tasted very wrong. So yes knowing what you are getting is important.

I in my journey that finally just over a year ago got me to a point where I found the food grade Diatomaceous Earth by DiatomaceousEarth.com that worked amazing & the cost was right.

Food Grade DE is one of the top 10 used items in our home with a wide range of uses for humans & animals, I use it daily for me, my kids, our pets (Dogs, Cats, Chickens & have used it on many others) we use food grade DE to fight illness, for general health & wellness, for beauty & DIY cleaning & body care,  in the garden for pests, for ants & fleas on the animals, in the home, vehicles, yard garden, on plant & houseplants & give it to our animals for parasites. I also used it during my cancer.

Healthy fingernails & hair: My whole life no matter how well I ate, how healthy I was, no matter what I took my fingernails could never grow long, they just broke, chipped & peeled off (causing me to chew on them), They were horrible. Once I started taking Food Grade Diatomaceous earth (DE) daily instead of just as needed not only do I get many health benefits, pain relief etc I also within just a few weeks started having the fingernails I always wanted, healthy, strong & longer. if I get lazy & not take the DE daily they again look horrible but as long as I stay to my daily taking DE my nails are great looking. My hair also is much healthier when I take DE regularly, between DE & no poo I have resolved many hair & scalp issues including balding & thin spots.

When taken & used daily food grade DE is said to help these issues & condition & many people agree
Alzheimer’s, Anti-Inflammatory, Arteriosclerosis, Arthritis, Bloating and Flatulence, Blood Sugar, Regulation, Blood Pressure Control, Bone Strength, Bronchitis, Candida, Cholesterol Control, Chronic Fatigue, Collagen Generation, Colon Cleanser, Detox & Cleansing, Diabetes/Pancreas, Digestive Aid, Diuretic, Emphysema, Hair/Nail Growth and Health, Heavy Metal Detoxifier, Hypoglycemia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Joint/Tendon Health, Osteoporosis, Pregnancy, Scabies
Skin/Complexion, Stimulates Metabolism, Strengthens Blood Vessels, Teeth and Gums, Thyroid Problems, Tissue Repair, Varicose Veins, Worms and Parasites

DE

Food Grade Diatomaceous earth

Before I say anymore on just how great DE is I want to say a bit more about DiatomaceousEarth.com DE. I have found it works the best for fleas on my animals & in my home, I also prefer it’s taste to other DE brands. My kids also prefer the taste to other brands.

DiatomaceousEarth.com has a Facebook page where you can ask questions & read info & uses.  I recommend this great quality Brand of DE & yes I have had some great health benefits from using it & so have friends & fans who purchased it. If you have tried DE & thought it just did not live up to the hype or it tasted totally wrong it very well could be the brand you are using. Many just decide to go to the feed store etc & buy DE in bulk & yes sometimes amazingly you can find a good quality brand at a feed store & that is a score for you, but mostly the brands you get are great for using in barns & around animals but will in no way give you the desired benefits you are looking for. So spend a little extra & get good quality food grade DE for yourself.

How I use Food grade DE:
I use containers to store my DE in that I have saved like gallon glass jars & if I do not have enough of them I also use 1 gallon ice cream buckets. I keep DE in a reused parmesan cheese shaker for ease of use

 I take it: DE is a go to item for me, I take it mainly just in water, but most can not handle the grittiness or taste in just water. But I always say I have taken far worse so DE is not bad at all. But it can be added to almost any food or drink, juices, teas, smoothies on & on, whatever it takes for you to get in what you need daily. Always start off with low amounts & gradually build up, if stomach issue start build up even slower. It is great to ward off illness, to build the immune system, to promote sleep, alkaline body, help your body absorb vitamins, detox etc

For pain: It is a go to for me for any pain, alone taken in water it is awesome for pain relief of almost any kind, especially waking up not hurting so bad (back &  joints) but if I have pain that needs eased fast I mix DE & baking soda in water & drink & an even more effective combo is DE, colloidal silver & baking soda in water.

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Skin care: I mix it with water in a paste & gently exfoliate my skin/face, it can also be mixed with raw honey for a face mask, We brush our teeth with it twice a week to whiten & to remove excess plaque etc. (do not brush daily with DE) DE can be mixed with other things to make a great face mask, like  Antioxidant Omega 3 Greens powder, Coconut oil, olive oil, hair oil, Clay powder etc. (my teens love DE for skin care)

Fleas, ticks & pests on animals: I sprinkle it on my animals fur & rub in for fleas & ticks, I also sprinkle their bedding & add to their food, My pets fur stay so shiny & healthy with them taking DE & their skin looks better than it ever did before I started rubbing it on them, & as a plus it kills ear mites. (more pest control uses here)

Fleas, bedbugs & pests in house: If fleas get in the house we sprinkle it along baseboard, on beds, furniture etc & leave as long as possible or over night then vacuum up if needed (I tend to leave in areas like animal bedding or along baseboard behind things) I also use it in my cupboards to kill roaches, silver fish, ants or other creepy crawlies. (bedbugs)

Spiders…Ants…Fleas…Cockroaches…Bedbugs…Earwigs…Silverfish…Millipedes…Centipedes

DE will kill any bug with an exoskeleton, so that covers most of the other bugs we don’t like too. Most will die within 24 hours.

To get rid of all these creepy crawlies from your home, simply sprinkle the DE powder in the places where they are getting into your home, hanging out & hiding. Some of the best places to use it are around doorways, windows, baseboards, under beds, between mattress & box springs, cupboards, drawers, closets, air ducts, pet bedding, under furniture & under cushions. You can also use diatomaceous earth directly on ants‘ nests if they are too close to the house.

Whether you use it indoors or out, it is vital that you keep DE dry as it becomes ineffective when it gets wet, so if it gets wet re apply. 

Chicken (& any other animals): For my free range chickens it keeps pests (including mites) away, I sprinkle it where they sun themselves & take dirt baths & in their food, it keeps them looking so healthy & they lay better (I also give them other things)

Proseslants, Garden, Houseplants: Simply sprinkle right on the plants & around the base, apply right after watering but not to a very wet plant, does not work if to wet, apply once wet from rain or watering, I reapply daily. Can be applied on leaves, branches, blooms, fruits & vegetables.

Naturally kill & repel Aphids & worms (& other pests): I found lots of Aphids & tiny green worms eating my roses & leaves on my rose bushes So I very slightly sprayed the rose bushes with peroxide water & then sprinkled Food grade diatomaceous earth on them, I did this one day & I sprinkled more DE on them the next day after it rained & I checked that afternoon & all the aphids & worms were dead or gone. The DE works better not wet so if it rains let the plant dry some before reapplying, & I only used peroxide water the one day because it was windy, so I only sprayed it on lightly so the DE would stick to the bugs & worms. (kill most bugs & pests the natural way inside & outside with DE)

Please be aware that DE will kill Honey bees if used close to their hives on flowers they frequent.

Cleaning: It can even be used in cleaning mixed with baking soda as scrubbing powder.

I added info on using DE for face/skin, bedbugs & fleas/pests

Links:
My testimonial on using PureEarthD DE on my animals for fleas & ticks with soon be on the DiatomaceiousEarth.com website
I have lots of great info on using DE here
I have a Pinterest board here
Diatomaceous earth (Food grade) Taking info

Note:
So in no way am I saying run out & take DE or give it to your family & animals, I am only telling you info from others, & how I use it. I always recommend you consult a DR (holistic) & do research on everything

 While the FDA has labeled it food grade, and approved diatomaceous earth for
human and animal consumption, the FDA has not approved DE as an internal
parasite control. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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What Brands of coconut oil do I trust for taking & oil pulling? That is simple I use & recommend these 2 great brands:

  1. Skinny & Co. Coconut oil: Medicinal grade Extra Virgin coconut oil 100% pure. (click link for ordering info)
  2. Tropical Traditions Virgin Gold Label Coconut oil. (click link for ordering info)
Facebook Pages:

You can also follow me on: Pinterest, Google+ & Twitter

Virgin Coconut Oil, Gold Label how to Use Coconut Oil: There are hundreds of uses!

I do accept products to review on my blog

  • My reviews policy: I am sent products to review on my blog and that all opinions are my own. (to contact me to review your product go here)

SmartKlean Laundry ball / Stain remover – Safe – Effective – Saves Money, Water & the Environment. To order a SmartKlean Laundry Ball go here & use my affiliate page.

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The information on this site it intended for general inquiry, research & informational purposes only & should not be considered a substitute or replacement for trained medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
I am NOT a doctor, this page is for education & research only. Always consult a doctor, your health practitioner or other competent licensed health professional before taking any herbs or supplements, using alternative ideas & for any specific advice about medical treatments. In many cases these statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.

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Natural Ideas – Tips for Health – Beauty – Face – Skin care – Hair care

Great Natural DIY ideas for everyday use. 

For these beauty tips the products being used will be Raw unrefined coconut oil, Food grade peroxide diluted, clay PowderBragg Vinegar/Vinegar, Unrefined Wheat Germ oil, 10ppm Micro particle Colloidal silver, Food Grade diatomaceous earth Etc.

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Face mask
(A teen favorite in my home) Mix clay Powder with a little raw honey & add water to get a thick

consistency (I add colloidal silver instead of water) Apply evenly to face neck arms etc & allow to dry fully 10 to 15 minutes, to keep on face longer  use a misting spray bottle with water or water & CS in it and as clay dries mist slowly to keep clay wet longer to get better benefits. Wash off & rub a mixture of coconut oil & DIY face maskWheat Germ oil or coconut oil & olive oil on face rubbing in Small circles (we use Montmorillonite clay powder)

Welcome to my blog, my name is Cheree & I am ~Natural & Frugal: Raising 6 kids~

Welcome to my blog, my name is Cheree & I am ~Natural & Frugal: Raising 6 kids~

Facial scrub
Boost the magnesium in your skin while also exfoliation and deep cleansing by mixing 1/2 teaspoon of Epsom salt with baking soda on a wet face. Massage gently in circles, wash off with cool water and pat dry. ~ Another way, use just epsom salt on wet face & work in & let sit till dry then wash off & rub in raw coconut oil, I have also used the Epsom salt with the coconut oil, Epsom salt with sea salt, Epsom salt with borax, epsom salt & baking soda, Epsom salt & honey, Epsom salt is awesome

For Dark under arms
Make a paste with baking soda, Lemon juice & 3% peroxide, Make a mask on under arms & leave 5 to 10 minutes, this take several times of doing it to notice any changes. rub the baking soda around gently in circles to exfoliate under arms. wash off then rub coconut oil on underarms. (or leave on as deodorant & apply the coconut over it after you rub off the excess)

Sore infected Gums,Teeth & gum pain, Toothache ~ tooth powder
Make a tooth powder with 1/2 cup baking soda, 1 to 2 TBS Montmorillonite clay Powder , 1 TBS of clove powder (yes just ground cloves the spice) Can be used for normal teeth brushing also. For pain or infection: Brush teeth well then letting it sit in mouth near where pain or infection is as long as you can, then rinse with slightly warm water & do a 2nd brushing with coconut oil making sure to fully cover teeth, gums etc. rinse with normal temp water then swish 1/2 ounce of Colloidal silver around your mouth for 1 min to however long you can do it, you can even hold the CS in your mouth over the area of the problem for a few minutes, either swallow or spit out the CS. Optional to add to tooth powder, ~10 to 20 drops tea tree oil, ~10 to 20 drops Peppermint essential oil, ~10 to 20 drops grapefruit seed extract. ~1 tsp to 1 TBS of natural sea salt

Mouth Pain/Toothache
Dab a cotton ball in colloidal silver or water then sprinkle on some ground cloves (Yes the spice), put cotton ball in mouth near pain & hold there as long as you can. or use colloidal silver & fresh minced garlic, or just use Apple cider vinegar.

Shaving
Use Coconut oil to shave with instead of shaving creams/gels  Options to add to coconut oil: Essential oils, a few pinches Baking soda, oil, olive oil , Vitamin E oil/Wheat germ oil or Colloidal silver etc.  After shaving wash skin with baking soda add a few drops of soap if desired  then spray/wipe on Colloidal silver or Witch hazel.

Acne/Pimples/Blackheads
Put a warm wash cloth on face for about 30 seconds to open pores, wash face with a tea tree oil & baking soda mix, gently rubbing in circles to exfoliate face, then let dry a minute or so & wash off mixture off with warm water, then rub with a cotton ball or mist on apple cider vinegar, or Witch Hazel Or colloidal silver (or a mixture of these) if you used ACV you might need to lightly rinse depending on your skin. then apply coconut oil to face & gently rub in small circles.

For more info on Natural DIY acne. pimple & blackheads ideas go here

For rough dry feet
Soak feet for about 5 to 15min in warm/hot water with Apple cider vinegar in it (like 1 to 2 TBS) then gently exfoliate each foot with baking soda or a baking soda & essential oil mixture, rinse off in foot soak water then slightly dry & rub on coconut oil or a coconut oil/wheat germ oil combo (optional add essential oils) then put socks on feet till oil has absorbed.

For body soaks go here

Smelly feet
Do the above foot soak for odor on feet & to help prevent odor on feet
Also use 2 socks to & add baking soda in them & tie the ends, it can have essential oils in it, sit socks in shoes over night. Optional mist shoes with colloidal silver after taking them off your feet & at least 5 minutes before adding baking soda socks

Chapped lips skin
Some use bag balm for bad cases & it does work, but just plain coconut oil also works amazing, so does raw honey.

Travel mist deodorant
Travel size spray bottle 1/3 Apple cider vinegar, 1/3 Rubbing alcohol, 1/3 colloidal silver, Options instead of rubbing alcohol add just a pinch of baking soda first & slowly add vinegar then CS, if no colloidal silver just use vinegar & Rubbing alcohol with pinch of baking soda, can also use straight Rubbing Alcohol or strait Colloidal silver or with pinch of baking soda. Add essential oils as desired & play around with mixture to what works best for your body. (I carry this in my purse, see what else I carry in my purse here)

Cream Deodorant
Mix 1/2 cup baking soda with 1/2 cup of corn starch or Arrow root, mix coconut oil to the consistency you desire, then you can add  essential oils after oils you may need to add a pinch or so more baking soda. store in air tight container, remember this can melt in heat. Optional add 1 TBS of Montmorillonite clay Powder you can also play around with ratio of mixture to suit you

Powder deodorant
Mix 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup corn starch or Arrow root, & 1 to 2 TBS clay Powder , just apply to damp under arms with cotton ball or makeup brush/kabuki options add essential oils

For more DIY deodorant ideas go here

Face exfoliates
Use either baking soda, natural sea salt, Epsom salt, borax or diatomaceous earth or a mixture of these can be used just wet face & put on face or mix with coconut oil, rub gently in circles for a few minutes then allow to sit a minute or to then wash off, optional mist face with colloidal silver after.

For more skin care ideas go here

Scars
Use wheat germ oil by itself or mixed with colloidal silver &/or raw coconut oil & gently rub in circular motion twice a day & after any baths or showers

Face/Skin
Extra or old kombucha cultures (SCOBY) & kombucha tea are great for your skin, so is extra milk kefir just rub on face & allow to dry like a mask (absorb)

Boils
Use clay powder made into a paste with water or colloidal silver, cover if necessary to keep it moist & in place.

Eye redness, Pink eye, Allergy Eyes Etc
Add 2 drops of colloidal silver in each eye 2 to 6 times a day, can also for pink eye or other eye issues add just a drop of coconut oil before bed (will cause you to see blurry is why before bed).

For more natural ideas to use for allergies go here

No Poo, Unpoo, Homemade Shampoo
Most can just use this instead of Shampoo & conditioner 1 tsp baking soda in 3/4 cup warm water & apply to wet hair & work & allow to sit a minute or 2 then rinse then add 1/4 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar to 1 cup warm water & work into hair & let sit up to 5 min if possible, then either totally rinse out or slightly rinse depending on your need.

For other No Poo ideas that might work better for you go here for no poo to get rid of lice go here

Options to add to the no poo method
Add 1 TBS of raw honey to the baking soda mixture & 1 TBS of Raw honey to the vinegar conditioner. ~Add 2 tbsp of colloidal silver to the vinegar conditioner, spritz hair after last rinse with colloidal silver ~ in blinder mix a peeled fresh cucumber with lemon juice & use as a conditioner & you can still do a ACV rinse after if you desire. add coconut oil to the baking soda, Use very hot water to rinse out, you may need to do another baking soda wash after depending on hair type

For info on using Borax for skin & hair go here

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My blogs: Natural & Frugal: Raising 6 kidsNFR6K BloggerNFR6K DIY Green CleaningNaturally Teen Approved NFR6K Reviews

What Brands of coconut oil do I trust for taking & oil pulling? That is simple I use & recommend these 2 great brands:

  1. Skinny & Co. Coconut oil: Medicinal grade Extra Virgin coconut oil 100% pure. (click link for ordering info)
  2. Tropical Traditions Virgin Gold Label Coconut oil. (click link for ordering info)
Facebook Pages:

You can also follow me on: Pinterest, Google+ & Twitter

Virgin Coconut Oil, Gold Label how to Use Coconut Oil: There are hundreds of uses!

I do accept products to review on my blog

  • My reviews policy: I am sent products to review on my blog and that all opinions are my own. (to contact me to review your product go here)

SmartKlean Laundry ball / Stain remover – Safe – Effective – Saves Money, Water & the Environment. To order a SmartKlean Laundry Ball go here & use my affiliate page.

Thank you for supporting my Facebook pages, Blog & sharing with your friends, Cheree of Natural & Frugal: Raising 6 kids

The information on this site it intended for general inquiry, research & informational purposes only & should not be considered a substitute or replacement for trained medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
I am NOT a doctor, this page is for education & research only. Always consult a doctor, your health practitioner or other competent licensed health professional before taking any herbs or supplements, using alternative ideas & for any specific advice about medical treatments. In many cases these statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.

All  information contained in the pages of Natural & Frugal: Raising 6 kids blog, blog posts, site, Facebook page, Twitter, Pinterest or elsewhere are for information & research only.

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By Natural & Frugal: Raising 6 kids

Natural DIY Skin care ideas – Essential oils – Moisturizing – Masks – Astringent – Wash

Natural DIY Skin care ideas

DIY Skin care is simple, cheap, effective & healthy

faceI have always been more natural in the area of skin care, but only in the last few years did I switch from buying natural to making my own natural skin care items & the DIY side of cleaning my face & moisturizing my face naturally (you can of course use these on all your skin not just your face)
I do not make any of my face products ahead to store & use, what I make is generally being made as I use it, but many can be made in big batches ahead & lots of people do make them ahead. Great for Acne & other skin issues.

If I travel I just take a container of baking soda & my arsenal of spray bottles mentioned in my other Blog post

I carry a small bottle of colloidal silver with me at all times, it can be used as hand sanitizer, or given at the first signs of sickness, as a matter of fact my bag I carry usually has bottles of colloidal silver, a bottle of Bragg vinegar, a bottle with lavender, tea tree oil & peppermint oil in distilled water, & a bottle of rubbing alcohol (all trial size glass bottles with a spray top) all can double as hand sanitizer, spray deodorant, air fresheners, nausea relief, Panic attack support, & as a fast means to stop sickness.

(& the liquids in the spray bottles can also be used when traveling mixed with baking soda to make a paste to use on my face & as soap, body wash, exfoliate etc) Above about spray bottles from  my note: How I stop sickness in my home, for children & adults

Skin care routine:

What really helps skin is to not use the same routine every time you clean your face/skin,(this is true for natural DIY hair ideas & natural DIY deodorant etc also), change around what you use it really helps skin a lot better to use 5 to 7+ DIY face cleaning/exfoliation recipes a week (the same holds true if you are buying the products) & natural DIY skin care can help you to not add toxic load to your body & help keep your immune system built up.

So let me break it down this way, what I use on Monday will not be what I use on Tuesday though it might still have one of the same ingredients in it, & if I wash my face twice or more in one day (As happens a lot) each time will be a different DIY face product.

All of these scrubs, washes, masks & moisturizers my teens love & love to create new combos.

What is great about these DIY ideas is the amounts of each do not matter, use what works best for you & your skin, there is no wrong amounts & many do not have a right or wrong way to do them, so do what works for you.

Clay powder use any of these: white clay, green clay, bentonite clay or Calcium Montmorillonite clay

Exfoliation/scrubs:

My favorite DIY exfoliation combos (always exfoliate gently & use a wet warm wash cloth to rub on your face in circles let sit a minute & wash off with cool water pat dry & then followed by a moisturizer like raw coconut oil &/or wheat germ oil,.

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Just form a paste, exfoliation only needs to be done 1 to 3 times a week depending on your skin, whats great about all of these exfoliation is if you add them to warm water they can be used as a face wash as well daily

  • Baking soda & warm water paste
  • Baking soda & colloidal silver paste
  • Baking soda, borax & warm water paste
  • Baking soda & Raw Honey
  • Baking soda & lemon juice
  • Baking soda & lime juice
  • Baking soda & ascorbic acid
  • Baking soda, clay powder & warm water
  • Baking soda & Witch hazel
  • Epsom Salt & warm water (also a great mask & face wash)
  • Epsom salt & baking soda
  • Epsom salt & Lemon juice
  • Epsom salt & colloidal silver
  • Sugar, coconut oil & essential oils
  • Sugar & lemon or lime juice
  • Sugar & raw honey
  • Sugar & colloidal silver
  • Sugar, clay powder & warm water
  • Ascorbic acid & warm water
  • Ascorbic acid & Raw Honey
  • Ascorbic acid & colloidal silver
  • Food grade Diatomaceous earth & warm water
  • Food grade Diatomaceous earth & colloidal silver
  • Food grade Diatomaceous earth, baking soda & colloidal silver
  • Food grade Diatomaceous earth, Borax & warm water
  • Food grade Diatomaceous earth & lemon or lime juice
  • Food grade Diatomaceous earth, clay powder & warm water
  • Coffee grounds & coconut oil
  • Coffee grounds, baking soda & water
  • Coffee grounds & colloidal silver
  • Ground oatmeal & warm water or colloidal silver
  • Ground oatmeal & raw honey
  • Sea salt & water or any of the above

Yes that’s a lot of combos & you can even combine more of them together from above

Cleaning your face:

Clean your face 1 or 2 times a day (more if needed) rotating what you use, wash off with cool/warm water, moisturizer if desired. Use any of the combos from the exfoliation list above stirred in warm water, or try some of these

  • Wash face with a cup of warm water with a spoon full of baking soda added, stirred to dissolve
  • Wash face with Bragg ACV & warm water (doubles as a toner & astringents also)
  • Wash with warm water, witch hazel & apple cider vinegar (doubles as a toner & astringents also)
  • Wash with baking soda water with a few drops of tea tree oil or other essential oil
  • Wash with room temp herbal tea (doubles as a toner & astringents also)
  • Room temp herbal tea (such as green tea) & raw honey stirred in
  • Room temp herbal tea & baking soda stirred in
  • Use a still wet kombucha SCOBY to wash with (doubles as a toner & astringents also)

Or try this vinegar or this vinegar

As you see the list above includes some astringent ideas as well, that’s another great thing about DIY face products, what you use to exfoliate can be used to wash with by just adding more water or what you wash with can double as an astringent also. DIY face mask

Face masks:

faceI try to do a face mask once a week but if I just feel like it I will do it more & sometimes my teens do it 3 or 4 times a week especially after they have worn make-up & washed it off. Mix & match any of the below ideas. & find out what works for your skin & soothes it best.

Of course you want to leave a mask on 5 minutes to 20 minutes with best results the longer you can leave it on, wash off with warm water, pat face dry & moisturize

Now moisturizer

All I really need is raw coconut oil &or wheat germ oil, but I will list a few others below & you can even mix & match them for your needs (but you will find when doing DIY products many times extra moisturizing is not needed, but I still prefer to use it by washing my face before bed & then applying & going to bed)

Rub the oil in gently in circular motions & leave enough on the skin to continue absorbing in

Skin Astringents

I do not need an extra astringent using DIY but my teens like to still use it

Below are a list you can either use straight or mixed with water or colloidal silver

  • Bragg ACV
  • Witch Hazel
  • Herbal tea (room temp)
  • Brewed coffee
  • Kombucha tea
  • Lemon or lime juice
  • Raw honey (mixed 1 part honey 3 parts water or colloidal silver)
  • Colloidal silver

Again these astringents can all be used to wash your face as well, but when used as astringent you leave them on your skin to absorb in, best to use a wash cloths or cotton ball etc

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To read my original note on this subject with links to more ideas go here: Our DIY Skin care ideas (Exfoliate, Moisturize, Wash, Masks etc)

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Do you have a question? Do you want to contact me? It is easy to contact me with your questions. Go here

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My blogs: Natural & Frugal: Raising 6 kidsNFR6K BloggerNFR6K DIY Green CleaningNaturally Teen Approved NFR6K Reviews

What Brands of coconut oil do I trust for taking & oil pulling? That is simple I use & recommend these 2 great brands:

  1. Skinny & Co. Coconut oil: Medicinal grade Extra Virgin coconut oil 100% pure. (click link for ordering info)
  2. Tropical Traditions Virgin Gold Label Coconut oil. (click link for ordering info)
Facebook Pages:

You can also follow me on: Pinterest, Google+ & Twitter

Virgin Coconut Oil, Gold Label how to Use Coconut Oil: There are hundreds of uses!

I do accept products to review on my blog

  • My reviews policy: I am sent products to review on my blog and that all opinions are my own. (to contact me to review your product go here)

SmartKlean Laundry ball / Stain remover – Safe – Effective – Saves Money, Water & the Environment. To order a SmartKlean Laundry Ball go here & use my affiliate page.

Thank you for supporting my Facebook pages, Blog & sharing with your friends, Cheree of Natural & Frugal: Raising 6 kids

The information on this site it intended for general inquiry, research & informational purposes only & should not be considered a substitute or replacement for trained medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
I am NOT a doctor, this page is for education & research only. Always consult a doctor, your health practitioner or other competent licensed health professional before taking any herbs or supplements, using alternative ideas & for any specific advice about medical treatments. In many cases these statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.

All  information contained in the pages of Natural & Frugal: Raising 6 kids blog, blog posts, site, Facebook page, Twitter, Pinterest or elsewhere are for information & research only.

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By Natural & Frugal: Raising 6 kids

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