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 mulled cider scent that’s perfect for fall. Read on to find out how to make your own DIY liquid hand soap at home.
Fall is my favourite time of year. I love the crisp, cool air. I love pumpkin spice flavoured hot drinks, and cozy sweaters and tall boots are my thing. This fall I wanted to share a fall-themed DIY recipe, and I thought this mulled cider liquid hand soap with its spicy notes, and connotations of warmth and comfort, would fit the bill.
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.
While store-bought disinfecting wipes may be handy for quick cleanups, they’re definitely not eco-friendly or good for your respiratory health. It’s actually much safer to make DIY disinfecting wipes at home using non-toxic ingredients such as vodka, castile soap and antibacterial essential oils.
Numerous studies have shown that common household cleaning products including store-brand sanitizing wipes, can actually induce asthma or other respiratory problems in otherwise healthy individuals. Additionally, the fumes from many store bought cleaning products can trigger an attack in those already suffering from a respiratory condition.
Every so often, we like to switch things up around here and share a home decor DIY.
Do you ever see a home decor item on Pinterest, or on your favourite Instagram home decor account and think, “oh, I can make that!”? Then, you do a quick Google search and realize that it’s been done. A lot.
Well, even though that happened, I liked this DIY for its simplicity and sustainable, eco-friendly and natural elements — unfinished wood beads and unbleached cotton string. Also, DIY’ing this Bohemian wood bead garland was definitely cheaper than buying it, and that’s the goal of a good DIY, right? Plus, it was incredibly easy to make.
This DIY setting spray is made without glycerin for a matte finish that will set your makeup all day long. Read on to learn how to make DIY makeup setting spray with natural ingredients.
This is not your typical DIY setting spray recipe.
I’m not going to tell you to mix up some rosewater and glycerin and expect you to believe that it will set your makeup on a hot, humid summer day. It won’t!
Don’t get me wrong — a DIY setting spray made with glycerin has its place. (I wrote a post about one, after all.) I love glycerin for its hydrating, dewy finish, and it works well when the temperature is cold or mild.
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.
Also, for those with little ones at home, avoiding harmful fragrances is equally as important. And while there are definitely a variety of fantastic green cleaning products on the market, we have yet to find a natural cleaning spray that not only works well, but is affordable.
Maybe it was a night of drinking. Maybe it was too much refined sugar, salt, or carbs — only to follow it up with a 2am bedtime.
Cue puffiness, bloat, and angry, inflamed skin the next morning. The kind of irritation that even the best face mist can’t quell. And the kind of carbohydrate-induced water retention that takes a day or two to resolve, sending your cheekbones on an extended vacation.
Learn to make DIY room spray with essential oils. This natural recipe uses vodka instead of witch hazel for a long-lasting scent that won’t harm your health. No toxic air fresheners needed! Read on to learn how to safely scent your home with a homemade room spray.
Store bought room sprays and deodorizers may smell good, but they can be very bad for your upper respiratory system as well as your overall health. Common ingredients in these products include formaldehyde, phthalates, and dangerous aerosol propellants such as butane and propane — not to mention the thousands of other endocrine-disprupting chemicals that are not required to be disclosed on the product’s label. Exposure to these ingredients has been linked to cancer, pulmonary damage, asthma, and skin issues, among other concerns.
I picked up this set of 3 small bud vases called the Sommar 2017 from IKEA. I was specifically looking for small vases for styling and while I liked the size and the shapes of the vases, the colours (specifically the mint and pink) didn’t go with our decor. Since I still had some gold leaf and adhesive left over from the gold leaf jewelry trays project, I decided to gold leaf two of the three vases.