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. […]

DIY Hair Treatment Gift Basket

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Hair treatments are quite easy to make and can be put together to create a simple and unique gift basket. The following four homemade hair treatment products would work nicely as a gift basket and could be made in less than 30 minutes. Prepare each item below and DIY Dry Shampoo Image courtesy Red and […]