Rachel H Kay Blog

Tags: diy (do it yourself)


DIY Your Personal & Household Products

Over the last two years I’ve begun to make my own products, whether it's to replace a chemical based cleaner, or to save money on face wash, there have been two basic reasons why I’ve chosen to make my own products. The first reason is health, which should be the most important. Store bought products contain so many different chemicals that in the end we have no idea what we're using to clean our homes, wash our clothes, or use to wash our own skin and hair. While there are some more natural options out there, the sad truth is that those products are going to be more expensive, which brings me to the second reason I make a lot of my own products. I can’t afford those expensive products, and when I see the price for some of them, even if I could afford them I think the prices are crazy! But that’s the way it is. You want to make healthier choices then you’d better be prepared to pay more.

Read more

Small Garden Beds for Small Spaces

Since my gardening hobby started two years ago, this year being my third year, I have built four different types of garden beds, each in a different way and for a different reason. While I can't really go into detail on four garden beds in one post I will break this up a bit, but hopefully you will still get some helpful information.

As I've mentioned in my previous posts on gardening, it was my younger son who started this little venture in vegetable gardening. He had good intentions, save mommy some money on vegetables. He and I had no idea it would end up becoming a huge hobby that we continue every year.

Read more

DIY (Do It Yourself) Plant Pots

I've learned a lot about gardening over the last two years, some I've had to learn the hard way. But the hardest part about gardening is the spring gardening fever to build a better garden each year. I start getting emails about what plants to plant, and different garden bed ideas, and in past years I spent more on certain things that I could have actually just done myself and saved a lot more money. But with all projects you learn as you go, so I'm passing on what I've learned.

Read more

Homemade Dry Shampoo, It Works!

In my last post I wrote about a natural and cheaper way to wash your hair. Now I want to tell you about a natural and cheap way to dry wash your hair in between your regular washes. As I mentioned in my previous post, washing your hair every day can do more harm than good. It can strip your hair of the natural oils it creates, causing your hair to become dry and damaged. Because of this I wash my hair every 3 days. The only issue I have is that once I get to day 3 my hair begins to look oily, especially at the roots. This is where dry shampoo comes in handy.

Read more

Hair Care The Natural Way

I've been meaning to write about this for a while but I will admit I fail on writing posts on a regular basis. I tend to get wrapped up in my daily schedule, which can be quite hectic with everything I have to do. Luckily my kiddos returned to school, so I'm hoping I may find a bit more free time to write a post here and there.

With that said, I have a quick question for you. Did you know that most shampoos out there contain ingredients that can do more harm than good to your hair? If you answered no then you may want to read the ingredient label a bit more thoroughly on your current favorite shampoo.

Read more

About Me

Hi there. I'm Rachel Kay, a Web Developer, Illustrator, & Designer, whose hobby is to be creative and artistic, while freelancing as a Web Developer building creative, modern websites.