Mama's Twig & Blossoms Blog

Best Ever Wood Polish DIY

I love old things. Let me say that again. I LOVE old things!! My happy place is almost any European flea market. I love finding interesting pieces of furniture and imagining their origins. My heart races upon finding that elusive platter I've been missing from my collection of china, and THEN turning it over to find it bears the stamp used from 1894-1909 (Y...

Aromatherapy Play Dough DIY

Oh, the joys of play dough! Really, it's such a fun sensory activity, but the fun begins way before we start playing because, in our house, we make our play dough. It's super simple and fun, and adding Essential Oils gives it another dimension because kids can pick their favorite scents or you can make it for a special occasion and scent it appropriately. F...

Basic Homemade Cleaners DIY

I let my kids clean the bathroom. When I say "let," of course, you know that I mean it's a chore. But the point is that my kids CAN clean the bathroom, because it's not unsafe for them to do so. We make our own homemade cleaners, which means we don't have to worry about the same issues as those folks using traditional chemical-based cleaners. Oh, what... yo...

Owie Spray DIY

There is a very particular scream that comes from a child having been hurt on the playground. I say the playground, but of course, it could be anywhere. I remember an incident with our daughter on a skateboard in the driveway (she was three) that still gives me shivers. When these things happen, and they always do, we reach for Owie Spray. It's the ultimate...

Essential Oil Bath Salt DIY

OK friends, it may seem like I'm taking the easy road by giving you a recipe for bath salts, and truth be told, I am. But I'm moving, and truly, this is what I can manage at the moment. But don't worry, you'll love these!! That moving bit is also, incidentally, why you're not getting a picture of my fancy bath salts, as they've been packed. This is not only...