Strawberry-Chia Facial Scrub

diy strawberry-chia face scrub

This strawberry-chia face scrub may not be anything to look at, but it certainly does an excellent job of removing dead skin cells and brightening the skin. Make this face scrub in a couple of minutes and use immediately. Thaw out a frozen strawberry for this recipe, if fresh ones are not available. Use organic strawberries, […]

DIY Lavender-Rose Bath Soak

DIY Lavender-Rose Bath Soak

This bath soak was created to provide relaxation for the body and mind. The combination of salts in this bath soak help to soothe tired muscles and may even draw out toxins. The  minerals contained in the salts may also be absorbed through the skin, providing added benefits beyond relaxation. The scents of rose and […]

Rose Petal Body Scrub Recipe (And Winner of Natural Body Care Package Announced!)

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Did I tell you that I was working on revisions for Simple Scrubs to Make and Give? I was. And it’s finally done! 10 new recipes were added, plus extra information about preserving scrubs. (If you have already purchased this eBook you will be send the new version soon). One of my favorite new recipes […]

10 Uses for Lavender Essential Oil

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Lavender essential oil is well-known for it’s ability to reduce anxiety and enhance a feeling of  serenity. It’s also frequently used for promoting relaxation and sleep. Lavender also has anti-microbial properties. Diffuse Diffuse lavender essential oil to help bring peace and calm to your surroundings. I love my essential oil diffuser and find that adding […]

Listen to me talk about DIY natural beauty products!

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A few weeks ago I was interviewed by Jendi (of Mom Prepares) and we talked all about how to create natural beauty products at home. The podcast is now live! Listen to it here.  Besides learning about natural beauty products, you can hear my strange America-Australian hybrid accent. It’s kind of funny. But, I can’t help […]

Whipped Mango Body Butter Recipe and Tutorial

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Preparing a simple body butter is quick and easy. However, some body butters can become a little too firm and difficult to apply or are excessively greasy. This whipped mango body butter aims to avoid both of those pit falls and turn out light and fluffy, almost like a whipped topping, silky smooth, and highly […]

Lavender Salt Scrub and Soak Kit Giveaway (+ Bonus for DIY Lovers)!

lavender sea salt mini kit

In celebration of the Ultimate DIY bundle, I wanted to offer a fun giveaway for something I love. A luxurious, detoxifying DIY Dead Sea Salt, Olive Oil & Organic Lavender Scrub Mini kit from Homegrown Collective! Kit includes: Dead Sea salt Organic lavender buds Olive oil Loofah Jar to store scrub Muslin bags Instructions for […]

Best Homemade Beauty Recipes of 2014

Best Homemade Beauty Recipes

This year I dove deeper and deeper into natural, homemade beauty. It is one of my greatest joys to share how simple and easy it is to create natural body care at home. Yesterday I finished the natural skin care development course I’ve been taking throughVintage Remedies. It took me two years to complete it! […]

DIY Rose-Vanilla Lip Balm

alkanet and oil to color lip balm

This unique lip balm is very easy to make and turns a beautiful rose color with the addition of alkanet root powder. Nourishing for the lips, this rose lip balm softens as well as adds shine. The addition of castor oil is responsible for it’s smooth application and residual shine. While this is very quick to create, you […]

How to Use Chamomile to Reduce Stress and Enhance Beauty

how to use chamomile

Chamomile is well-known as a calming herb, but it has many other qualities that are often overlooked. Chamomile is rich in a volatile oil known as azulene. Azulene has anti-inflammatory properties and can be helpful in treating aches, pains, and headaches. Often used to aid sleep, chamomile is famous for it’s ability to promote relaxation. […]