Have you ever done the castile soap squint? You know, the face you make when you try to get some liquid castile soap out of a hand pump, only it squirts you in the eye instead? I LOVE castile soap for so many reasons. It's gentle enough to be used in homemade body wash, yet powerful enough to make sinks, counters and tubs shine. Unlike most hand [...] Continue Reading
tForget quizzes about which Muppet you are, do you know your deodorant personality? Because, yeah, it's a real thing. For example, is your chemistry compatible with baking soda-based formulas, or does it cause you to break out in a rash? Do you prefer a moisturizing base or something oil-free that won't leave stains on snug fitting [...] Continue Reading
I eat pansies for breakfast.Like, the actual flowers. Not very often, but enough to want a t-shirt that says so.Edible flowers are more than just a fun conversation starter, though. The soothing properties of calendula (Calendula officinalis), for example, have a long history of use in both folk medicine and culinary traditions.Gentle [...] Continue Reading
Have you ever tried to turn your backyard shed into Snow White's cottage, dressed yourself in your mother's billowy graduation gown and gone out to gather "medicine," not having the slightest clue what you were looking for?Yeah, me neither. Okay fine, GUILTY GUILTY GUILTY. I was seven, so no laughing mmkay?Fast forward to today and those [...] Continue Reading
Remember when I told you about grown-up ice cream vs. adult ice cream, and the need to label beauty products that are kept in the fridge? (Lotion may look like mayo, but it does NOT taste like it!)Well, you won't need those tips today. Though they taste like creamy piña colada, these homemade pineapple popsicles don't contain any rum. [...] Continue Reading
Have you met the Laundry Fairy?I have, but at my house all she does is steal socks, spill my homemade laundry detergent and dump loose change everywhere. Since she doesn't actually do laundry, I have to find ways to keep things interesting all by myself.Set up message board for all the socks seeking sole mates? Check!Wash the same load of [...] Continue Reading
I’m sure we all have fond memories loving Jello as kids, in all of its juicy, jiggly, super bright goodness.Now that I know a little better what goes into those boxes of Jello powder (like sugar + dyes), I’m not so eager to make it for my kids. That is until I learned more about the benefits of gelatin and how to make homemade jello from fruit [...] Continue Reading
UTI's are the worst. Okay, maybe getting pelted by porcupine quills is just as bad, but how many porcupines are really trying to cuddle you? So like I said - the worst.And I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who thinks so - urinary tract infections are "the second most common type of infection in the body, accounting for about 8.1 million [...] Continue Reading
Enter your name and best email address below and I’ll send you a copy of The Busy Mama’s Guide To Getting Dinner On The Table, along with new blog posts and my favorite deals & discounts on healthy items I use everyday!
I'm Heather, aka The Mommypotamus. I’m a wife, mom, real food lover, research geek, and amateur homesteader. And potamus... obviously.