Welcome the the Naturally in Italy blog. To learn more about what brings me to writing and sharing about topics that are dear to my heart, you can check the about page. As this site evolves, hopefully it will become a useful space for readers interested in living a more natural, healthy, and environmentally conscious lifestyle. Below are some of the main topics I try to focus on most:

DIY Beauty- Naturally in Italy

DIY Beauty

What you put on your body is as important as what you put in it. Making your own beauty products is like making a homemade pasta sauce or a dessert- its all a matter of learning the recipe, and once you have it down pat, the fun lies in trying to personalize it to your liking!

Living in Italy- Naturally in Italy

Living in Italy

I strongly believe we have a moral duty to respect our environment and be aware of the impact our actions (and waste) have on this planet. Here is where I share my adventures in discovering the beauties of Italy, while embracing a lifestyle of reduced waste and respect for our environment.

Clean Home- Naturally in Italy

Clean Home

Avoid spraying and smearing toxic potions all around your home. My motto is: if you think that licking it is a bad idea, you should probably not let it anywhere near your food and loved ones…

Living in Italy- Naturally in Italy

Natural Health

Here you’ll find tips and natural remedies for maintaining your health naturally. Alternative medicine is a great way to supplement conventional treatments, and I’ll be using science and research to provide the safest information.

BUG SPRAY - Naturally in Italy

Bug Repellent that really works!

My husband has this terrible habit of instinctively smacking himself on the head in the middle of the night when he hears a mosquito nearing his face. Now, I must admit that seeing this has made me giggle more than it probably should, but I have finally decided it’s...
Air Freshener - Naturally in Italy

3 Homemade and Stylish Air Fresheners

Fragrances play a major role in our daily lives by adding richness to the things we see, bringing back childhood memories, and creating a general sense of wellbeing. Just taking a look at all the scented candles and home deodorizers sold in stores is a big indicator...
Homemade Dry Shampoo- Naturally in Italy

Homemade Dry Shampoo

When I was a sleep-deprived nurse in NYC, going to the grocery store wearing pajamas and sporting greasy hair was completely socially acceptable. In Milan, I quickly learned that this is not ok.  If I don’t want to get disapproving glares from fellow shoppers, I need...
7 Benefits of Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar and Simple Recipe

7 Benefits of Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar & Simple Recipe

Fun fact: the word vinegar originates from the French term “vin aigre”, which translates to “sour wine,” most likely because a long time ago someone in France got really disappointed one day when they discovered that their supply of wine had gone bad. These days,...
Minty Mojito Scrub - Naturally in Italy

All Natural Minty Mojito Scrub

With Summer fast approaching, we begin to dream of tropical vacations, refreshing cocktails, and letting our skin finally soak up some sunshine.  So what better way to say goodbye to the dull Winter than to scrub it’s memory away with an invigorating and...
Egg shampoo Naturally in Italy

The Amazing Egg Yolk Shampoo

I must have rewritten the intro to this post a hundred times in the hopes of not scaring you right off the bat with my peculiar hair washing routine, but what the heck, I’m just going to dive in: I wash my hair with eggs. There. I said it and I love it. But before you...
Toothpaste Naturally in Italy

Homemade Toothpaste: the best recipe ever!

If you have decided to dive into the homemade or reduced-waste lifestyle, chances are you've given DIY toothpaste a try. You may have also noticed that there is a lot of compromise involved with most of these: the ones that are coconut oil based can be messy, have a...
Mouthwash Naturally in Italy

DIY Peppermint Mouthwash

Brushing your teeth after every meal is ideal, but sometimes that just isn't an option. The next best thing is to reach for a handy mouthwash that not only cleans, but also gives you that invigoratingly fresh feeling, even after feasting on your favorite...
hand sanitizer naturally in italy

DIY Hand Sanitizer

Making sure your hands stay clean, and free of illness-causing bacteria or viruses, is one of the best things you can do to keep yourself healthy. The most effective way of achieving this goal, according to the CDC and other medical authorities, is to simply wash your...
Disinfectants Naturally in Italy

Why we don’t use commercial disinfectants in our home

I'll admit, seeing commercials for disinfectants that kill 99.9% of germs and other gross things does make me want to go on a disinfecting binge to protect myself, my home, and my loved ones... I mean, who doesn't want to be clean and free of harmful, invisible...