How to Use Mango Butter

Many of the DIY natural body care recipes I share include some form of butter – often it’s cocoa butter or shea butter. But, there are many other butters that are just as delightful. Mango butter is one of them. Mango butter comes from the seed kernels of the Mango tree. It is rich and […]

Gift Planning Worksheets {Especially for DIY Gifts}

December is speeding along and it’s time to get serious about planning, preparing, and buying (or making) gifts. To help you through the process, I’ve created a few gift-giving worksheets. You’ll find most of these worksheets are geared toward brainstorming homemade gifts. But there is one you can use for a general gift-giving brainstorm session. […]

DIY Brown Sugar-Vanilla Body Scrub

This is one of the simplest body scrub recipes you’ll ever make. The best part is, you likely have all the ingredients in your kitchen right now. Body scrubs are great for exfoliating the skin. They leave skin feeling soft and smooth. Removing the dead skin cells via exfoliation also boosts your skin with a […]

4 Essential Ingredients for DIY Natural Body Care {+Mountain Rose Herbs Giveaway}

If you’ve read here long, you already know that I love to make natural body care products AND I like to buy most of my supplies from Mountain Rose Herbs. Today I’m excited to share a wonderful giveaway of ingredients you can use to make natural body care products Having a select few ingredients on […]

10 DIY Body Butter Recipes

Body butter is great any time of year, but I always think of using it during the winter months. It’s thick, rich texture makes body butter most suitable to dry skin. The inclusion of butters such as cocoa butter and shea butter as well as oils like olive and coconut oil, make body butter extremely moisturizing […]

20 DIY All-Natural Face Cleanser Recipes

Making your own facial cleanser is much easier than you might think. Often it doesn’t actually involve any making; just select the right ingredient to gently massage into your skin. A number of cleansers can be created with one ingredient! Any of the following can be used alone as a face cleanser: Honey Oil Yogurt […]

6 Natural Remedies for Dry Lips

Dry, chapped lips are uncomfortable. And they can cause us to be self-conscious about our appearance. Today I’d like to share six, simple ways to keep your lips soft and smooth. Stay Hydrated Make sure you are drinking enough water. Becoming dehydrated will affect your mind and body in many unpleasant ways. If you’re a coffee […]

Homemade Detangler or Leave-in Conditioner

  As a toddler, my daughter’s fine hair was always tangled and in need of brushing. I sought for ways to get the knots out as easily as possible and found detangling sprays and leave-in conditioner worked the best. But I didn’t want to spray chemical-laden products on my child! I also didn’t want to […]

How to Make an Avocado and Honey Facial Mask

Avocado and honey are both moisturizing to dry skin. They combine to make a nourishing face mask that easy to prepare an use. If you don’t currently have these two items on hand, a quick trip to the grocery store is all that you need. No fancy ingredients to order or hunt down. You’ll look […]

How to Make Whipped Body Butter

Whipped body butter is highly moisturizing and nourishing to dry skin; the perfect lotion for winter months when cooler temperatures (and indoor heating) deplete our bodies of moisture. Even though it’s quite luxurious, whipped body butter is very simple to make (containing only two ingredients). Today I’m sharing all the details for making your own whipped body butter […]