Listen to me talk about DIY natural beauty products!

make-your-own-beauty-products

***Need homemaking help? Here’s the best resource I’ve seen!*** 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 […]

Whipped Mango Body Butter Recipe and Tutorial

body butter ingredients

***Need homemaking help? Here’s the best resource I’ve seen!*** 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, […]

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

lavender sea salt mini kit

***Need homemaking help? Here’s the best resource I’ve seen!*** 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 […]

Best Homemade Beauty Recipes of 2014

Best Homemade Beauty Recipes

***Need homemaking help? Here’s the best resource I’ve seen!*** 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 […]

DIY Rose-Vanilla Lip Balm

alkanet and oil to color lip balm

***Need homemaking help? Here’s the best resource I’ve seen!*** 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 […]

How to Use Chamomile to Reduce Stress and Enhance Beauty

how to use chamomile

***Need homemaking help? Here’s the best resource I’ve seen!*** 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, […]

Things to Make with Dried Roses

11 things to make with dried rose petals

***Need homemaking help? Here’s the best resource I’ve seen!*** For some unknown reason, I wanted to try making things with dried roses. Something about them seems so beautiful and luxurious. Plus, I love the way dried roses look. Rustic style is always my favorite. When I finally took the plunge and ordered some dried roses, […]

DIY Bath Fizzies

DIY Bath Fizzies

***Need homemaking help? Here’s the best resource I’ve seen!*** Bath fizzies (also known as bath bombs) are fun to use. My children especially enjoy seeing them fizz and dissolve in the water. This recipe is very simple and a little different to traditional bath bombs (traditional ones use less oil). The amount of oil in […]

Soothing Lavender-Chamomile Bath Salt

lavender chamomile bath salt

***Need homemaking help? Here’s the best resource I’ve seen!*** This lavender-chamomile bath salt is intended for soothing tired muscles. It’s perfect to use after a long day of work. Be sure to soak for at least 15-20 minutes to get the full benefit. This makes a large amount of bath salt, but since it is […]

Chamomile-Lemon Balm Tea Recipe

Chamomile Lemon Balm Tea

***Need homemaking help? Here’s the best resource I’ve seen!*** 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 […]