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 […]

Scratch Mommy Natural Skincare Giveaway!

It’s giveaway week here at A Delightful Home! Today’s giveaway is a $25 gift certificate to Scratch Mommy Organic Skincare! Scratch Mommy Skincare is a great place to find natural, organic products for your everyday skincare routine. It’s also a fantastic resource for gifts! Why I like Scratch Mommy Skincare: all ingredients are organic, raw & […]

Why you should drink lemon water first thing in the morning

Starting the day with lemon water is a smart idea. Here’s why: Lemon water aids digestion Lemon water actually has the power to enhance digestion. It helps break down food, relieves indigestion and heartburn, and eliminates waste. Lemon water boosts the immune system Since lemon water contains a decent amount of vitamin C, consuming it first […]

Why Oil is Good for Your Skin

If you run in natural living circles, you may have noticed the popularity of the oil cleansing method in recent years. You may have also noticed people using oil as a moisturizer for the body and face. Perhaps you’ve wondered why oil is effective or if it’s even possible to use on oily skin. Today I […]

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 […]

Why Natural Hair Care is Important (& My Struggle to Find Effective Products)

Did you know the hair follicles on our scalps are wide open and ready to absorb the chemicals and toxins found in hair care products? When I first realized this fact, I cringed, thinking of all the very unnatural products I’d used in the past. The many perms I’d received. And boxed hair-colors I’d used. (They would […]

How to Make a Simple Lavender Body Oil

Body oil is excellent for dry skin. It feels extremely luxurious, but need not be kept for special occasions; body oil is a perfect moisturizer for every day use as it hydrates skin exceptionally well. To use body oil: apply to damp skin after a warm shower (even better if you’ve used a body scrub). […]

The Never List – Toxins to Avoid in Skin Care and Cosmetics

Did you know the United States has not passed a federal law to regulate the ingredients used in personal care products since 1938? That’s a long time. Many ingredients used in make up and skin care products in the USA are banned in other countries. And for good reason. They are harmful. Especially when used […]

10 Homemade Natural Hair Treatments

Sometimes I think of my hair as an accessory. Styling it in different ways makes me feel more put-together. When my hair is healthy, I feel more confident about how I look. Scraggly hair makes me feel sort of frumpy. Does it do that to you? All that said, I don’t like to spend a […]

Lavender and Sea Salt Body Scrub

This lavender and sea salt body scrub is an excellent example of how to make spa treatments at home for very little money (or effort). Salt is an excellent exfoliator. Using a body scrub made with salt helps increase circulation and leaves skin soft, smooth, and vibrant. Since salt can be somewhat drying; it is important […]