3 Ways to Use Vanilla Beans

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***Need homemaking help? Here’s the best resource I’ve seen!*** Vanilla beans are fun to use for a variety of projects. They are a wonderful addition to foods as well as natural body care products. Simply cut the vanilla beans open lengthwise and scrape out the seeds inside. The seeds can be used in all manner […]

How to make Tea Bags (Using Press-and-Brew Bags)

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***Need homemaking help? Here’s the best resource I’ve seen!*** Homemade tea bags are a fun DIY project that can be made with little fuss. It’s actually what I’d call semi-homemade, I guess. But, who cares really? It’s still awesome! I especially love the satisfaction of looking at the tea bags and saying, “I made those!” but, […]

Whipped Mango Body Butter Recipe and Tutorial

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***Need homemaking help? Here’s the best resource I’ve seen!*** Preparing a simple body butter is quick and easy. However, some body butters can become a little too firm and difficult to apply or are excessively greasy. This whipped mango body butter aims to avoid both of those pit falls and turn out light and fluffy, […]

Lavender Salt Scrub and Soak Kit Giveaway (+ Bonus for DIY Lovers)!

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***Need homemaking help? Here’s the best resource I’ve seen!*** In celebration of the Ultimate DIY bundle, I wanted to offer a fun giveaway for something I love. A luxurious, detoxifying DIY Dead Sea Salt, Olive Oil & Organic Lavender Scrub Mini kit from Homegrown Collective! Kit includes: Dead Sea salt Organic lavender buds Olive oil […]

Do You DIY?

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***Need homemaking help? Here’s the best resource I’ve seen!*** I enjoy DIY projects, especially creating natural body care and home remedies. Not just because they allow me to save money and have good quality products to use with my family . . . One of the main reasons I love DIY projects is the satisfaction of […]

Best Homemade Beauty Recipes of 2014

Best Homemade Beauty Recipes

***Need homemaking help? Here’s the best resource I’ve seen!*** This year I dove deeper and deeper into natural, homemade beauty. It is one of my greatest joys to share how simple and easy it is to create natural body care at home. Yesterday I finished the natural skin care development course I’ve been taking throughVintage […]

Make a DIY Bath and Body Gift Basket in Less Than 30 Minutes!

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***Need homemaking help? Here’s the best resource I’ve seen!*** Homemade gifts are fun to give, but can seem overwhelming to make.  I’m here to tell you that this does not have to be the case. It’s possible to give something made with your own hands without spending days getting it ready. My favorite method of creating […]

DIY Rose-Vanilla Lip Balm

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***Need homemaking help? Here’s the best resource I’ve seen!*** This unique lip balm is very easy to make and turns a beautiful rose color with the addition of alkanet root powder. Nourishing for the lips, this rose lip balm softens as well as adds shine. The addition of castor oil is responsible for it’s smooth application and residual […]

Things to Make with Dried Roses

11 things to make with dried rose petals

***Need homemaking help? Here’s the best resource I’ve seen!*** For some unknown reason, I wanted to try making things with dried roses. Something about them seems so beautiful and luxurious. Plus, I love the way dried roses look. Rustic style is always my favorite. When I finally took the plunge and ordered some dried roses, […]

DIY Bath Fizzies

DIY Bath Fizzies

***Need homemaking help? Here’s the best resource I’ve seen!*** Bath fizzies (also known as bath bombs) are fun to use. My children especially enjoy seeing them fizz and dissolve in the water. This recipe is very simple and a little different to traditional bath bombs (traditional ones use less oil). The amount of oil in […]