Dandelion Scrub Bar Soap Recipe

Dandelion Scrub Bar Soap Recipe

Dandelion flowers, which are wonderful for treating rough, dry skin, are infused into skin-softening olive oil, then combined with bubbly coconut and nourishing sunflower oil to make this soap. It’s perfect for scrubbing away dirt and grime from hands, making it a wonderful gift for the gardener or farmer in your life! It can also be used as an all-over, gently exfoliating body bar. *If you own a copy of my book, 101 Easy Homemade Products … Continue reading

Calendula Bath Melts & Body Butter Recipes

Calendula Whipped Body Butter Recipe

These recipes for luxurious bath melts and rich body butter feature skin-loving calendula flowers and nourishing mango butter. They’re both perfect for using on skin that’s dry or in need of a little extra TLC. I was inspired to make these after creating a batch of annatto yarrow soap that was topped with calendula petals (recipe from Pure Soapmaking, see THIS POST). There was a ton of ingredients left over and I thought it would be fun … Continue reading

Pure Soapmaking Book Giveaway

Giveaway & Review of Pure Soapmaking Book

If you’ve been making, or thinking about making, soap for any length of time now, you’ve likely ran across Anne-Marie Faiola (aptly known as “The Soap Queen“) on the internet. One thing I particularly admire about Anne-Marie, besides the tons of free content and advice she generously shares, is that she’s one of the most upbeat and encouraging people around. I love supporting people that help make the world a more positive and better place, and … Continue reading

Aleppo Soap Recipe

Aleppo Soap features laurel berry fruit oil and can be useful for those with skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, eczema & acne.

Aleppo Soap is an ancient Syrian soap recipe made from just olive oil, laurel berry fruit oil, water and lye. It’s reported to be beneficial for those with skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, acne and rashes. (For more information about the rich history of Aleppo soap, check out this article at Mother Nature Network.)   (This article contains affiliate links to Amazon. If you click on one and make a purchase, I earn a small commission for sending … Continue reading

5 Homemade Products Using Flowers & Herbs From Your Garden

Five Homemade Products Using Flowers and Herbs From Your Garden

Today’s the day! To celebrate the release of my book, 101 Easy Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health & Home, I put together a little gift for you. I made a mini download that includes 5 brand new, bonus recipes that tie into the overarching theme of the book – things to make from the flowers and herbs that grow around you. Within its pages, you’ll find instructions to make: Rose Salt Scrub Cubes Cooling Calendula Gel Basil & Mint Liniment Pansy & … Continue reading

Dandelion Magnesium Lotion

Dandelion Magnesium Lotion Recipe

I’m so excited to be able to finally share this recipe with you today! I first made Dandelion Magnesium Lotion last March, while developing recipes for my new book, 101 Easy Homemade Products for your Skin, Health & Home. It was an instant hit with everyone who tested it, relieving leg cramps, back aches, growing pains, restless leg syndrome and various related ailments. One relative with chronic nerve pain in her arm declared it the best thing I’d … Continue reading

Natural Preservatives for Homemade Lotion (An Experiment)

Natural preservatives that will help your homemade lotions and creams stay fresh longer

Have you ever felt confused and conflicted when you looked up information on preserving homemade lotions and creams? Me too. I want my products to be as wholesome and natural as possible, but also don’t want to create something that’s going to grow weird stuff in it, or worse – make a loved one sick. To get to the bottom of it all, I started an experiment last summer, in an attempt to try to figure out … Continue reading