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
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!
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
As a mom, baths are a wonderful luxury I miss out on regularly. I dream of soaking in an infusion of floral herbs in a big white tub accented with a rustic wooden tray holding beeswax candles and live green plants. The kids screeches are so distant they only offer relaxation. When you’re a mom, complete silence can be concerning.Continue reading Sea Salt & Shea Butter Bombs
Calendula. I LOVE calendula. You may have noticed the icon image on my homepage… it’s calendula, my BFF of herbal skincare, calendula. I decided to grow my own this year and I’m very pleased I did! I only managed to germinate two plants, but they did wonderfully, providing beautiful, delicate, healing flowers throughout the summer. It killed meContinue reading Sweet Orange Calendula Lip Balm