DIY All Natural Wax Melts

DIY All Natural Wax Melts

These homemade natural wax melts are made with coconut oil and beeswax, naturally scented with essential oils, and colored with plant based powders! Commercial wax melts are loaded with synthetic fragrance oils that can often be problematic for those of us with allergies, asthma, or chemical sensitivities. Instead, try these do-it-yourself melts made with just…

Reishi & Rosehip Face Cream Recipe

Reishi & Rosehip Face Cream Recipe

This soothing reishi face cream recipe features anti-aging mushrooms and regenerative rosehip seed oil. It’s suitable for most skin types, but is especially nice for dry, weathered, and/or aged skin. Reishi mushrooms, also called “the mushrooms of immortality” have been used medicinally for centuries for their ability to modulate the immune system, help us adapt…

Shiitake Mushroom Soap Recipe

Shiitake Mushroom Soap Recipe

This natural mushroom soap recipe features an infusion of shiitake mushrooms, which are high in antioxidants and anti-irritant compounds that may help soothe reddened or sensitive skin. Mushroom extracts are popular in skincare for their many benefits, and today we’re going to use the same idea in soap! People always ask me if the benefits…

Black Walnut Salve Recipe

Black Walnut Salve Recipe

Black walnut salve is useful for things like athletes foot, fungal rashes, toenail infections, ringworm, psoriasis, and various skin woes. If you have a longstanding mystery rash on your arm or leg and no one is quite sure what it is – try some black walnut salve and you may find relief! To make this…

Spicy Arnica Lotion Bars

Spicy Arnica Lotion Bars

These warming arnica lotion bars are perfect to rub over sore arthritic hands, feet, and joints that tend to be cold, and that feel better with warmth applied. You can also find this recipe in our new ebook, Things to Make for Aches & Pains, a joint collaboration between my daughter (who started our family…

How to Make Basil Salve (3 recipes)

How to Make Basil Salve (3 recipes)

Learn how to make helpful herbal salves using fresh basil from your garden! While basil (Ocimum basilicum), also called sweet basil, or garden basil, is more commonly used for food purposes, it also contains healthful components used for digestion and respiratory issues. Basil is also loaded with anti-inflammatory properties, making it useful for topical skin…

Uses for Corn Silk

Uses for Corn Silk

Have fresh corn? Don’t throw away that corn silk! Corn Silk can be used to help alleviate symptoms that go along with: bedwetting, cystitis, prostatitis, urinary tract infections, kidney stones, gout and hyperglycemia. It’s also a natural source of vitamin K and potassium. Few things in life are more delightful than discovering the goodness in…

14 Uses For Calendula Tea

14 Uses For Calendula Tea

From sore throat gargle to wound spray, here are 14 useful things to make with calendula tea! Calendula is loaded with powerful skin-healing, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, yet is gentle enough for most people and animals to use safely. You can make all sorts of things with calendula, including soap, salve, lotion bars and lip…

Calendula Oil & Salve

Calendula Oil & Salve

Calendula salve is an all-purpose, gentle skin remedy that’s suitable for diaper rash, scrapes, scratches, razor burn, dry skin, insect bites, and more! This week on my site, I’ve been sharing ways that you can use calendula. What I really love about this sunny flower is that it’s: extremely easy to grow from seed is…