With summer comes flourishing bees and abundant honey! Well, maybe not for everybody, my bees have struggled with splits and swarming this year and I’m still crossing my fingers for strong hives before winter. Regardless, I still have enough honey available to experiment with in soap making! Honey has been used since the ancient timesContinue reading Oats & Honey Cold Process Soap
Seeing splashes of living color as spring wildflowers pop up in fields and lawns, creating perfectly “painted” portraits, is so refreshing and enlivening! I only wish I could capture the ‘feels” these beauties offer and consume it, breathe it, and carry it with me always! Well, aside from being handed beautiful little child-made bouquets to keep throughout theContinue reading Wildflower Infused Lotion – A Simple DIY
Both activated charcoal and clay seem to be pretty popular in the skincare world today. Being completely natural, safe, and gently detoxifying there is no wondering why! They are both known for drawing out excess oils, bacteria, and toxins from our skin, making them impressive additions to our body care products! Activated charcoal is carbon that canContinue reading Charcoal & Clay Cold Process Soap
Creating this diy herbal body splash is just one way I like to incorporate the sweet earthy fragrance and mood enhancing properties of botanicals into my every day. With witch hazel as a base, this citrus & floral splash becomes versatile with its many functional uses. I like to “wear” the refreshing, feel-good herbs as an all-over body splash,Continue reading Citrus & Floral Infused Body Splash
The thought of going all natural when it came to deodorant was pretty intimidating. I knew I wanted to make my own but had already tried natural(ish) over-the-counters that didn’t quite live up to my no-stink standard – and if they didn’t work then how could a DIY possibly work, right? Well, it wasn’t until my conventionalContinue reading Going Natural with DIY Lemon Sage Deodorant!
I caught a glimpse of summer last week! I peeked into my beehives and strolled the property dreaming about my summer gardens. The weather was warm and the sun was bright – but my feet… not so much! My heels tend to dry out a little and although I usually keep them in check with regular use of aContinue reading 3 DIY Herbal Treatments To Get Your Feet Summer Ready!
No, you will not be spreading sticky whipped corn syrup on your face… I’m talking about marshmallow root (althaea officinalis)! A friendly, versatile, and soothing medicinal herb (btw, it’s a really great companion to keep on hand – especially with kids in the house!). I’ve always been a bit of a minimalist when it comes to skin care, but nowContinue reading Calming & Cooling, A Peppermint Rose Marshmallow Facial
I’ve been making my family’s lotion for a few years now and I think it’s safe to say I’ll never return to store bought versions. I love knowing these homemade products are not only safe but also nourishing to my kids sensitive and growing bodies. Body butter is quite a bit heavier than standard lotions and is great forContinue reading Hibiscus Rose Whipped Body Butter
Aside from the love I have for cobalt blue eye-liner, I’ve never really been much into make up. I prefer a more natural look (and product) on my lips and face, making this lip & cheek tint a pretty nice fit! It adds just the right amount of rosy pink enhancement – all while nourishing, hydrating, and protecting those precious lips from chapping.Continue reading DIY Shea Butter Lip & Cheek Tint
There’s a pretty good chance the “soap” you buy from the store is not actually soap at all. In fact, most products sold in conventional stores are actually considered detergents. Detergents are made with an array of synthetic surfactants, builders, and additives. Studies have shown the commonly used ingredients falling within categories such as surfactants, emulsifiers, preservatives, artificial colors, and fragrances have harmful effectsContinue reading Is your soap REALLY soap?