This simple beginner soap recipe from guest blogger, Rebecca D. Dillon of Soap Deli News, is perfect for seasonal handmade gifts. Formulated using just four natural carrier oils, this homemade soap recipe is wonderful for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
It’s amazing how fast the holiday season can sneak up on you. Between work, kids and just day to day activities our lives can be chaotic. So when you suddenly realize December is right around the corner, it can feel overwhelming trying to manage all of the extra tasks that come with the season. Holiday gifts, however, don’t have to be a challenge. With soapmaking, all you need is an hour or two to create seasonal handmade gifts for your friends and family. It’s also a great way to naturally care for your skin throughout winter.
Not only does this DIY micellar water remove makeup, but it also cleanses, tones, and hydrates your skin — all in one step! This natural makeup remover contains real micelles that attract and remove dirt, makeup and sebum. Meanwhile, organic witch hazel extract calms and clarifies the complexion. Read on for my simple recipe and to find out how to make your own micellar cleansing water at home.
Learn to make all-natural DIY cola bath bombs that smell just like soda! This recipe uses a combination of essential oils to create an authentic cola scent. No synthetic fragrance oils necessary. Kids and adults alike will love these DIY cola bath bombs.
These sweet, fragrant DIY cola bath bombs are fizzy, just like real cola! Yes, we are a natural blog and believe it or not, this is a natural recipe. There are absolutely no synthetic fragrance oils or artificial dyes in these bath bombs.
Learn to make homemade liquid hand soap from bar soap with this easy, money-saving DIY liquid hand soap! This all-natural hand soap is made with glycerin and inexpensive bar soap. A blend of natural essential oils gives it a sweet & spicy mulled cider scent that’s perfect for fall. Read on to find out how to make your own DIY liquid hand soap at home.
This pink lemonade-scented DIY tub tea contains all-natural ingredients that are beneficial to your skin, including hibiscus, epsom salt and Himalayan pink salt. It’s the combination and aroma of dried lemon peel, hibiscus, and essential oils that gives this soothing tub tea its unique pink lemonade scent.
Bath bombs are great and all (after all, we have a recipe for our very own rose vanilla bath bombs), but tub tea is a lot simpler to make. In fact, you can make this recipe in a few minutes flat, and there are no messy petals to clean from the tub after your bath. This makes this DIY tub tea perfect for those times when you want a little bathing luxury, but don’t have the time or inclination to whip up a batch of bath bombs.
This graphic DIY art print was inspired by mudcloth.
Mudcloth, if you’re not acquainted with this gorgeous textile, is a thick fabric which is made by sewing together narrow strips of handwoven cotton. The cotton fabric is then painted with aged and fermented mud or natural dyes.
Mudcloth originated in West Africa, specifically in the Malian region. It is often seen in home decor as a dark toned fabric ordained with a white geometric pattern consisting of bold yet simple dots and lines, or as an ivory toned fabric with black geometric dots and lines. Malian fashion designer Chris Seydou has been credited with introducing mudcloth to a global audience.
If lip balm no longer seems to be working for your dry, parched lips, then this plumping DIY lip mask can help.
There’s a number of factors that can contribute to dry and discoloured lips, including sun damage, cold or dry weather, hormonal imbalances, dehydration, stress, and even habitually licking your lips.
This 2-step DIY lip mask will exfoliate, soften, plump and smooth dry, parched lips. And if you leave it on your lips long enough, this mask can also give a lovely pink tone to previously discoloured lips.
Iced coffee and roses are synonymous with summer. This delicious latte is cold-brewed with refreshing maple water and garnished with edible organic rose petals. Pretty fancy for a latte.
What is Maple Water?
Maple water is made from the unprocessed sap of the maple tree. Maple trees pull groundwater from the soil up through their roots and into their trunk and branches. During the Spring, the trees are then tapped for this water which has been infused with the goodness of the tree.
These DIY disinfecting wipes make it easy to keep your home clean without chemicals. They’re easy to make, natural, and reusable — just wash and re-use! Our homemade cleaning wipes are made without vinegar, so they’re safe for use even on porous surfaces like marble & granite. Read on to learn how to make your own DIY disinfecting wipes with essential oils.
Homemade sugar scrubs are another one of those little luxuries that are incredibly simple to make. This makes them a great addition to your DIY skincare arsenal.
Sugar scrubs also have a plethora of benefits, including leaving the skin smoother and more vibrant. The gentle exfoliation they provide helps to slough off the dead skin cells that can clog pores and lead to duller looking skin.