DIY Bath Fizzies

DIY Bath Fizzies

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 this recipe for bath fizzies gives them a moisturizing […]

Chamomile-Lemon Balm Tea Recipe

Chamomile Lemon Balm Tea

Tea is one of the simplest methods of creating herbal remedies. Mixing together a few herbs is quick and easy Plus, they smell great. Homemade tea mixes can be stored (and gifted) in jars and may also be given in poly-lined bags These are available in the Tea Accessory Section of Mountain Rose Herbs. This […]

Homemade Gifts with Washi Tape

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I discovered this book last week: It reminded me how much I enjoy using washi tape. I love how washi tape can dress up a blank page in a notebook, planner or journal, and how it adds style to basic, every day papers, like cleaning instructions or to-do lists. Washi tape makes plain wrapping paper […]

Chamomile Bay Leaf Bath Vinegar

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I first learned about making bath vinegar in the gardening book, The Bountiful Container. The idea seemed intriguing. Vinegar in the bath, how could that be a good idea? Well, here’s why: vinegar helps restore skin’s natural pH level may relive pain of sunburn cleanses and detoxifies softens skin Add herbs to the mix and […]

Handmade Gifts {Simple Sewing}

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A seamstress I am not, but I still find it enjoyable to get out the sewing machine every once in a while, or create something that involves a little hand sewing. Today I’m sharing a few tutorials for handmade gifts that involve simple sewing. Nothing outrageous. Just simple. Hand Sewn Journals – Martha Stewart Image […]

Lavender-Rosemary Fire Logs

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These herbal fire logs smell lovely and add a delightful fragrance to a fire place or wood stove. They are simple to make and have a beautiful, rustic look. I have used lavender and rosemary, however, other herbs would be work very well. How to Make Lavender-Rosemary Fire Logs You will need: 10 stalks  dried rosemary […]

Brown Sugar Scrub & Make Dozens of Homemade Gifts in an Hour

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Brown sugar scrub is one of the simplest body scrubs to make. It can easily be customized to suit your preferences by adding a few drops of essential oil. To Make a Simple Brown Sugar Scrub Ingredients: 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 to 3/4 cup oil (I use grapeseed, sunflower, sweet almond, or light olive oil) 1 teaspoon […]

11 Homemade Bookmark Tutorials

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Bookmarks are a simple gift most people can use. I don’t know about you, but most of my books are stuffed with old receipts and ripped up magazines. A pretty bookmark would be a welcome treat. Especially a homemade one. I have made bookmarks out of photographs and created a few from old jeans (with […]

Floral Facial Steam (with Rose, Lavender, and Chamomile)

DIY Floral Facial Steam

 Why use a floral facial steam? Facial steams are a great way to prepare the skin for further skin treatments. A facial steam is the perfect precursor to a scrub or masks since it opens up the pores allowing the masks or nourishing oils in the scrub to penetrate more deeply. The herbs used in […]

Clay and Lavender Face Mask (Plus: How to Gift a Face Mask)

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Face masks are generally difficult to give as gifts because they don’t keep for long once prepared. However, there is a way around this: Two-Part Face Masks! To gift a face mask, we need to separate it into two parts: 1. Dry ingredients 2. Wet ingredients By separating the ingredients, we are keeping them fresh. […]