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.
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.
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! These 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.
“Acid” is not typically a word synonymous with hair health — but it should be.
You’ve likely heard of the lemon juice and sunlight trick for lightening hair. When used together, they work to oxidize the pigments in your strands, subtly lightening without bleach or a trip to the salon.
The flip side is that the harsh combination of heat, UV light, and high acidity leaves strands dehydrated and crunchy, not to mention damaged.
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.
The majority of store-bought cleaning sprays contain endocrine disrupting chemicals that can be harmful to your health. As well, the synthetic fragrances used in these products can irritate those who are sensitive to scents. As someone who suffers from chronic migraines, it’s extremely important to avoid these chemical fragrances as they can trigger a severe migraine headache.