Want to Host Spa Party (the Easy Way)?

There’s something coming, and I’m really excited about it!   Here’s the story: Katie, of Kitchen Stewardship, contacted me to tell me she had used my book, Simple Scrubs to Make and Give, along with Crunchy Betty’s eBook, Food on Your Face for Acne and Oily Skin, to host a spa party for her friends and family. […]

All-Natural Spa Party Recipes

spa party recipes

Today I want to share two recipes that will make hosting a spa party simple and doable. You can use both, or even just one. As you know, getting-together is half the fun. These recipes are so simple, you can make them ahead of time, or have your party guests help put them together after […]

How to Make Facial Masks with Clay

Spa Mud and Sea Salt

Clay masks have the amazing ability to pull toxins from the skin and are well loved for their pore cleansing and skin balancing abilities. A variety of clays are suitable for masks. You might consider some of the following: Kaolin clay and Rhassoul clay are generally the safest options as they are milder than other […]

Stock Your DIY Natural Medicine Cabinet in One Afternoon

natural medicine diy

This post is LONG. You might want to pin for future reference.  If you’ve been around here long, you know I like to make remedies and beauty products in quick time. It started with 50 homemade gifts in an hour, then moved up to 100 natural beauty products in an hour. Now I’m tackling the […]

All about Plantain

all about plantain

Today I’d like to tell you about one of my favorite herbs: Plantain. While the word, plantain, may bring to mind a banana-like fruit, this plantain is actually a plant, often thought of as a weed. It is found all over the United States, and may even be in your own backyard. Plantain is also known […]

Lavender-Chamomile Bath Soak Recipe

Lavender Chamomile Bath Soak

The following is a soothing herbal soak I created recently. It aims to relieve sore muscles and relax the body (and mind). This DIY bath soak recipe uses dead sea salts and Epsom salts, both containing high levels of magnesium. The magnesium in the salts is a great way to relax the body. Bathing in […]

20 DIY All-Natural Face Cleanser Recipes

20 DIY 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 […]

How to Make Magnesium Lotion

DIY Magnesium Lotion

This recipe for magnesium lotion comes from Healing With God’s Earthly Gifts: Natural and Herbal Remedies.  Many of us are deficient in magnesium. If you are deficient you may have headaches, loss of appetite, nausea, restless legs, insomnia, irritability, anxiety, depression, high blood sugar, muscle cramps, or vomiting (among other things). One great way to get magnesium […]

How to Make Cocoa Powder Eye Shadow {DIY Make-Up}


Most make up is full of chemicals. I buy the most natural make up I can find. But it can be expensive. I recently stumbled upon the fact that some foods can be used as make up! This is usually super frugal and relatively easy too. One of the simplest methods for creating an all-natural […]

10 Soothing, Healing and Detoxifying Baths

10 soothing, healing, and detoxifying baths

When I think of a bath, I usually think of a time to relax and let the stress of the day drain away. Baths are a pretty rare thing for this busy mom, and they probably are for you too. But, perhaps we could find time for a few more soaks in the tub once […]