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.
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.
And since you can fit so many little items in a Christmas stocking, you can easily combine both store-bought and handmade gifts. So I compiled some of the prettiest DIY natural beauty stocking stuffers I could find. All of these recipes are all-natural and toxin-free, so you can be assured that you’re giving your loved one a safe handmade gift.
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 thus 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.
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.
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.
Who doesn’t love a soaking in a warm bath with a good book and a glass of something delicious? Added bonus if you add a fragrant, fizzy bath bomb to your bath water.
Unfortunately, far too often store-bought bath bombs smell like you overdid it in the perfume aisle. Not ideal for the scent sensitive folks, or for those who want to avoid synthetic fragrances. Store-bought bath bombs can also contain toxic dyes which have been linked to UTI’s and yeast infections. And at $8 or more a pop, they’re far from economical.
As the weather gets warmer, it becomes increasingly important to be mindful of what goes on your skin. We all know that sunscreen is crucial for protecting against the destructive effects of ultraviolet light. So put on some SPF and you’re set, right?
Actually, that might not be enough.
Even if you choose a natural, zinc-oxide based sunscreen, your best attempts at anti-aging could potentially be impeded by the oils in your favourite skincare products.
This natural DIY cola lip balm will make your lips smell and taste like your favourite soda, without the sugar! No fragrance oils — this recipe uses only natural essential oils for a true cola scent. Read on to find out how to make your own DIY cola soda lip balm!
If you like the smell and flavour of cola without the extra calories (or sugar), our DIY cola lip balm is for you! Even if you’re a first time beauty-DIYer, this recipe is very simple to make. As an added bonus, it doesn’t contain the synthetic fragrances, polyunsaturated oils, or petroleum byproducts found in many store bought lip balms.