Published on April 11, 2016 — Leave a comment

DIY Life Hacks From Badass Mom Miwa Gemini

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Miwa Gemini, the subject of thredUP’s #badassmoms Edition/04, first caught our, er, ears, when we heard her music (find her on Spotify!). Turns out, in addition to being a musician and mom to 1 1/2 year-old Jarvis, Miwa has a few handmade secrets up her sleeve. Read on!

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Every Day Gentle Moisturizer (So gentle. I use it everywhere, including on my face.)


  • -¼ cup of organic coconut oil
  • -10 drops of lavender essential oil


Mix ingredients together in a glass jar you can seal. Apply right after showering or bathing.


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Delicious Everyday Snack (This is my go-to quick snack for Jarvie!)


  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • salt, pepper and paprika to taste


Cut the zucchini in two length-wise and slice it about ¼ inch thick (you will get a half moon shape). Warm up a sauté pan (I use a small cast iron skillet) and melt the butter. Sauté zucchini until translucent (about 5-7 minutes). Season with salt, pepper and paprika to taste.

Other options: You can use ½ cup of mushrooms cut in half, or ½ lb of chicken thigh cut in ½ cubes instead of zucchini.  You can use cumin or turmeric instead of paprika.


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Jarvie’s Hair Detangler (Perfect for children!)


  • 3 teaspoons organic apple cider vinegar
  • 12 drops of lavender essential oil
  • ½ cup of water (boiled and cooled)


Mix vinegar and oil and let it stand about 10 mins.  Mix in with water in a glass spray bottle.




Share your badass life-hacks with #badassmoms! (And be sure to check out Miwa’s full story.)