Making floral soap with a melt and pour glycerin soap base is both fun and easy. The process is so simple and safe, that children can also help with the project – or do it themselves under adult supervision. Suspending flowers inside of a clear soap base with dried flowers allows you to harness both … Read more
Shea butter and oatmeal soap simply makes the skin look and feel great. No matter what scent you decide to use (if any) your skin will smell fresh and amazingly soft to the touch after using this simple melt and pour soap recipe. I used goat’s milk melt and pour soap base to create shea … Read more
DIY natural air fresheners, both sprays and other varieties, will keep your house smelling sweet and fresh without introducing and potentially dangerous chemicals into your home. I used to love the smell of my home after squirting a bit (OK, sometimes a lot) of air freshener spray from an attractive store-bought bottle. That is, until … Read more
Making your own DIY all natural lip gloss will not only prevent the absorption of potentially dangerous chemicals and fragrance ingredients, but is far cheaper, fun, and allows for customization of both texture and scent. There is no need to empty your wallet to buy popular and pricey lip gloss from trendy suppliers like Fenty … Read more
DIY natural makeup recipes abound on the internet. Some most definitely work better that others. When I first began researching homemade natural cosmetics I quickly noticed many of them had ingredients that were either really expensive or hard to find if you lived in a rural area. My natural cosmetics recipes for both liquid foundation … Read more
DIY natural eyeshadow recipes are simple and economical to make. Making your own cosmetics allows you to still look your very best without exposing your body to artificial dyes, pigments, and chemical compounds. Just a few of the potentially harmful ingredients found in commercially manufactured eyeshadow include formaldehyde parabens, titanium dioxide, yellow carnauba wax, retinyl … Read more
Making your own all-natural body wash will not only help eliminate your family’s exposure to potentially harmful toxins, it will save you copious amounts of money as well. As an added bonus it can double as shampoo, a light hair conditioner, or even shaving lotion. Why make your own natural body wash instead of just … Read more
Natural deodorant recipes have a lot in common with commercially manufactured deodorants and antiperspirants, but it is what they don’t have that is most important. The vast majority of store-bought deodorants contain aluminum and other potentially harmful toxins. DIY natural deodorants are our best only option to control sweat and body odor without infusing your … Read more
Making your own natural wax melt air fresheners is easy, fun, cheap, and keeps potentially harmful artificial ingredients out of your home. Commercially manufactured wax melts are made with a paraffin wax. There is no need to use such a petroleum-based wax to enjoy both the look and fragrance of wax melts – all natural … Read more
Making natural mascara is perhaps the most difficult of creating your own cosmetics from ingredients that are not artificial – and possibly toxic. A lot of trial and error is involved when making anything from scratch, but mascara poses a unique set of problems. The space the mascara must be placed, the eyelashes, is thin, … Read more
Do you ever feel like you just don’t want to wash your hair? My kids are older now, but when they were little I didn’t even have time to breath let alone wash my hair. There needed to be a solution for those in-between-hair-washing days. But what? I can recall turning on the TV and … Read more
Well, here we are. The season of pumpkin everything is right around the corner. I walked into the grocery store yesterday and they already had pumpkin ice cream and pumpkin flavored coffee lining their shelves. Seriously? It’s still August, people! OK, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t excited about seeing all of the … Read more
Both of these products are wonderful for cooking with or for making nourishing homemade beauty products!! Don’t you just love stuff that does double-duty?!
Here are my thoughts on how a week of using homemade shampoo and conditioners went. Will I keep using them? Find out!
Learn how to make your very own all-natural chapstick for less than .25 cents each!