Simple Lavender Salve

dried lavender

This lavender salve is one of my all-time favorite things to make. It smells divine, but is not over powering. Perfect for dry hands, it also relieves rough patches on elbows and knees. The best part: it is EASY to make. This recipe only contains 4 ingredients and a few simple steps. If you have been intimidated […]

Peppermint Foot Scrub Recipe

DIY Peppermint Foot Scrub

Foot scrubs are a real treat for tired feet. When made with salt, they are extremely effective at exfoliating the dry skin around the heels and balls of the foot. This helps remove dead skin cells and leaves skin feeling soft and smooth. Besides softening and smoothing skin, a foot scrub also invigorates. The scrubbing […]

How to Make Lotion Bars (A Simple Lotion Bar Recipe)

lotion bars

I’ve given lotion bars as gifts for a few years now. They are usually a big hit! One reason I love to give lotion bars is because they are unique. Most people have not used a lotion bar before. It’s a treat to introduce them to something I enjoy using so much. Lotion bars are […]

Homemade Lavender Pillows

lavender pillows

Lavender pillows are usually very small pillows filled with lavender buds. They are not large enough for sleeping on, but rather, a little sachet of comfort to tuck in beside you at night. Lavender is an herb well-known for it’s soothing qualities. Sometimes lavender pillows are used as eye-pillows and are created to be placed […]

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 […]