This DIY sugar scrub has a lovely tropical aroma due to the exotic scent of ylang-ylang essential oil. It also contains ground organic hibiscus petals which provide antioxidant benefits, aid in gentle exfoliation, and lend a lovely colour to this skin-nourishing scrub!
Sugar scrubs are one of those bath and body products that I prefer to DIY rather than buy. The simple ingredients they contain are easy to access, and most of the time I usually have all the ingredients needed already on hand.
This natural DIY glass cleaner is made without toxic rubbing alcohol. Instead, this recipe includes vinegar, essential oils, and gin (or vodka) for sparkling clean windows and mirrors without the chemicals.
As far back as I can remember, I’ve always used vinegar and water to clean my windows and mirrors. This choice was primarily due to my aversion to the overpowering smell of commercial glass cleaners. In fact, store-bought glass cleaners usually triggered a migraine, which to me indicated that whatever was in them was likely toxic and therefore not good for my overall health.
This natural shimmer setting spray sets your makeup while illuminating your skin with a pearlescent glow. Cosmetic mica powder gives this DIY setting spray its shimmer, while vodka and aloe vera powder create a barrier that holds your makeup in place all day long.
I can’t get enough of that glowing, luminescent skin look that’s so in vogue right now. I’m always chasing that lit-from-within radiance, but there’s only so much a good highlighter can do. My desire for an all-over glow is what lead to this DIY.
If shampoo is leaving your hair and scalp feeling dry or stripped, this gentle and all-natural DIY micellar water for hair can help. It replaces shampoo, leaving your tresses clean and soft without any harsh surfactants or suds. It can also be used as a clarifying treatment to gently remove buildup. Just pour, comb and rinse!
This luxurious chocolate and rose DIY tub tea contains all-natural ingredients that are soothing to your skin and to your senses! Organic rose petals, cacao tea and cacao absolute combine to give this recipe its lovely, romantic fragrance. This tub tea creates a delicious, invigorating bath experience that promotes relaxation, improves circulation and softens the skin.
Capture the romantic scent of roses and chocolate in a bottle with this non-toxic and all-natural homemade room spray! Your entire home will be filled with the delicious, fragrant aroma of dark chocolate and fresh roses. Best of all, you’ll avoid the chemicals that are found in most store bought room sprays.
These natural DIY stocking stuffers are sure to delight any beauty lover on your list!
Stocking stuffers can be a lot of fun to buy. But after you’ve bought the obligatory candy and usual stocking stuffer suspects, sometimes it’s just a little more personal to add the simplicity of a handmade gift to your stockings.
Make an ultra-moisturizing whipped DIY body butter with the delicious scent of peppermint and hot cocoa. This all-natural recipe contains no artificial fragrances or dyes and is safely scented with essential oils. It’s beautiful, rich colour comes from the addition of cocoa butter and exotic bacuri butter, both of which are very emollient and therefore ideal for dry or mature skin.
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.