Easy DIY Homemade Laundry Soap

Easy DIY Homemade Laundry Soap Only 4 ingredients for this recipe!

Making your own Homemade laundry soap is one of the easiest ways to save money. I have been making my own homemade laundry detergent for a while. This liquid recipe makes a lot of laundry detergent and lasts a long time. But I didn’t always have time to make a big batch when I ran out. I needed something quick I could whip up in a few minutes. I came up with this simple recipe and it seems to be working great. Easy Homemade Laundry Soap Soap – The soap gives the detergent the cleaning power to clean the clothes. Other recommended brands to try are Fels Naptha, […]

Best of 2014 From Pounds4Pennies

Wow what an exciting year this has been. I have to say this year has been so much better than last year. Last year really sucked. This year has been about making memories with my family and taking small amounts of time and making them great. I think my kids will remember this year as a year of fun and family. Next year we are planning trips with aunts, uncles and cousins. This has always been a dream of mine, to vacation with family. Now I am going to share with you the big hits of 2014 from my blog. These are the posts everyone […]

Natural Frozen Fruit Bars

Waiting for Fruit

I have struggled the past year to try to eliminate high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) from our diets and treats including fruit bars and treats. It is very difficult to find sweet treats without HFCS and even more difficult to find frozen fruit treats. I will buy a few treats like the frozen lemonade and fruit popsicles during the summer, and sometimes I just make my own. Affordable Frozen Fruit Bars I was in Sam’s Club and found these Chunks O’ Fruti Fruit Bars. They are made with premium actual fruit and fruit juices. They have just a minimal amount of sugar added to enhance the fruit flavors. […]

Flash Sales Website on Educational Products for Kids


Today I am bringing you a special Offer from Educents.com a flash sales website on Educational products for kids. Special Offer: Register now and receive a free $15 gift card to use when the site launches April 2, 2013. An incredible deal! A flash-sales website, Educents.com fills a gap in the market by focusing solely on educational products for kids. Educents delivers your favorite educational products you NEED for your children NOW. Get incredible deals on handpicked, unique educational products for kids at an unbeatable value. This is what learners, educators and parents have been waiting for! Educents is a family-owned business that was born out of the […]

Homemade Fabric Softener Crystals

Homemade Fabric Softener

I love the scented fabric softener crystals you can get at the store and I wanted to know how could I make homemade fabric softener crystals myself. I have made my own homemade fabric softener in the past, but I like these little crystals. When I picked up the bottle to read the label  the first ingredient listed was sodium chloride. This is the fancy name for salt. Yes, they are selling you just plain ole salt that smells good. Well I know I can make something that smells just as good for less than half the price of that stuff. Homemade Fabric Softener Crystals Why would […]

How to Make Natural Face Toner

Homemade Face Toner

I have a tween daughter. As her body is changing into the wonderful women I know she will grow to be, her skin is changing too. She has developed a little acne on her face, nothing too serious. She needs to keep her face clean more than just washing. I am trying to teach her the importance of hygiene to maintain not only her appearance, but her health. I wanted to find a way we could make our own natural face toner. I grew up using Sea Breeze for maintaining my skin. I wanted to find something I thought would be comparable for her skin. Her skin is a […]

Natural Homemade Foot Bath For Soft Smooth Feet

Easy Homemade Foot Bath

Have you been enjoying your day at the spa treatments? If you happen to just get here take a look at how to make bath salts, homemade facial masks, homemade facial toner and awesome homemade body scrubs. What better way to feel relaxed than to have a fabulous foot bath at the end of the day? As my body ages, my feet tend to get drier and drier. I thought this was just an old lady problem, and I don’t feel that old! I do want soft, smooth feet. I don’t think my husband wants to snuggle with sandpaper feet at night. So I came up […]

How to Make Bath Salts Using Sea Salt and Epsom Salt

How to Make Bath Salts

Have you made any of these fabulous natural or simple spa day treatments? What better way to relax than a bath to know how to make bath salts at home? I have been doing a lot of research to bring you these fabulous articles. I want to know the reason why things happen. One interesting fact I learned about Epsom salt is it occurs naturally. Epsom salt was originally discovered at a spring in England. It was found to have many beneficial properties both inside and out. I recently wrote about the benefits of sea salt and your skin. Today I would like to tell you some benefits of […]

How to Make Sea Salt Body Scrub for Radiant Skin

all natural Body Scrub

Simple indulgence is what this week is about. What better way to pamper yourself, than with a luxurious sea salt body scrub. This not only will exfoliate, but also provide a rich moisturizer for your skin. My skin gets really dry during the winter, so I need a little extra moisturizer during this dry time of year.  Let’s talk about exfoliating your skin with a good salt scrub. I like to use sea salt, since I have a store where I can buy sea salt for about $0.49 a pound in the bulk aisle. It is super cheap and a great natural spa ingredient! Sea salt is great for […]