10 Uses for Lavender Essential Oil

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Lavender essential oil is well-known for it’s ability to reduce anxiety and enhance a feeling of  serenity. It’s also frequently used for promoting relaxation and sleep. Lavender also has anti-microbial properties. Diffuse Diffuse lavender essential oil to help bring peace and calm to your surroundings. I love my essential oil diffuser and find that adding […]

3 Ways to Use Vanilla Beans

Fresh Brown Organic Vanilla Bean against a background

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 of baked goods, ice cream, and other delectable desserts. […]

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

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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, it’s also a great way to have your loose […]

Whipped Mango Body Butter Recipe and Tutorial

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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, almost like a whipped topping, silky smooth, and highly […]

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

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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 Loofah Jar to store scrub Muslin bags Instructions for […]

Do You DIY?


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 feel when creating things with my own hands. That […]

Best Homemade Beauty Recipes of 2014

Best Homemade Beauty Recipes

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 Remedies. It took me two years to complete it! […]

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

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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 homemade gifts, is the fast and furious approach. I’ve […]

DIY Rose-Vanilla Lip Balm

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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 shine. While this is very quick to create, you […]

Things to Make with Dried Roses

11 things to make with dried rose petals

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, I ordered a large amount. Since then, I’ve been […]