The Terrific Twenty

Goal: Use The Terrific Twenty to provide alternatives for what is found under the kitchen sink, in the medicine cabinet and on the bathroom counter. 

I want the best for my family, but find myself constantly overwhelmed by the endless stream of information and products that assault me daily. After a few years of dabbling in natural remedies, I noticed there was a pattern; a core group of ingredients that are found in natural cleaning, beauty and health products. I created a list of the ones I found most frequently and challenged myself to use this list to transform what is under my kitchen sink, in my medicine cabinet and on my bathroom counter. So far my little experiment has really helped me to cut down on mental clutter. Most of what you need is already in your house. No need to fall prey to the latest celebrity craze; open your fridge and pull out a lemon!

I do not have any formal experience in these areas, but I am happy to share what I learn in the hopes that my successes and failures help you. Come along and gather up the following items, many of which are already in your house:


  1. Apple Cider Vinegar (The Mother)
  2. Coconut Oil
  3. Baking Soda
  4. Extra Virgen Olive Oil
  5. White Distilled Vinegar
  6. Ginger
  7. Onion (Yellow)
  8. Honey (Raw, Organic, Local)
  9. Garlic
  10. Lemon
  11. Black Strap Molasses
  12. Cinammon
  13. Vanilla
  14. Peppermint Oil
  15. Salt
  16. Fresh Ground Pepper
  17. Walnuts
  18. Castille Soap
  19. Bay Leaves
  20. Sugar (yep!)