How to Stamp Soap

How to Stamp Soap

Learn tips and tricks to help you stamp soap of all kinds: cold process, hot process, and melt and pour! Using a decorative stamp is an easy way to personalize an otherwise plain bar of soap. However, there’s a little bit of learning curve when you start stamping, so these tips and tricks should help!…

Elderflower Magnesium Deodorant

Elderflower Magnesium Deodorant

Learn how to make an effective natural deodorant using magnesium hydroxide powder and flower-infused coconut oil. If you check out the label of your favorite natural deodorant, you’ll most likely notice magnesium hydroxide in the ingredients list. Magnesium hydroxide is a mineral used in natural deodorants to neutralize body odor and is the star of…

Lavender Cleansing Grains

Lavender Cleansing Grains

These simple but effective facial cleansing grains feature rolled oats, dried lavender flowers, and a small amount of gentle clay. Cleansing grains are ultra simple blends of ground herbs, flowers, grains, and other goodies that are beneficial for your skin. This recipe highlights the soothing nature of oats along with the calming properties of lavender,…

Turmeric & Menthol Pain Salve

Turmeric & Menthol Pain Salve

This salve recipe combines anti-inflammatory turmeric with pain relieving menthol to create an effective salve that can be rubbed into sore or achy joints, backs, feet, or wherever you have pain that’s relieved by a deep cooling sensation. Today I’m delighted to share a recipe that my daughter created! For many months, we’ve been working…

Chickweed Melt & Pour Soap

Chickweed Melt & Pour Soap

Chickweed (and optional violet leaves) combine to create a soft natural green color in this skin soothing melt and pour soap. This soap is a fun and useful way to use two abundant springtime weeds! Chickweed (Stellaria media) is a nourishing plant that’s used to promote lymph flow, and as a skin-soothing agent for itchy…

Pansy Inspired Soap

Pansy Inspired Soap

This soap is made up of three simple layers, colored with purple clay and indigo, and scented with a floral essential oil blend. Feel free to change up the colorants and scent to put your own spin on the recipe! I first made this recipe back in spring of 2018, and recently realized that I’d…

Gardener’s Herbal Hand Cream

Gardener’s Herbal Hand Cream

This moisturizing herbal hand cream is perfect for skin that’s rough, damaged, or dry from gardening, or working a lot with your hands. It’s rich and thick, but soaks in nicely after a minute, to protect and repair your skin. I especially love making this cream with weeds which have been gathered while prepping veggie…

Purple Dead Nettle Lotion Bars

Purple Dead Nettle Lotion Bars

A common garden weed + simple ingredients makes up these purple dead nettle lotion bars that are perfect for dry, chapped, or cracked hands and feet. Lotion bars are not only super easy to make, but they’re highly effective too! This lotion bar recipe features purple dead nettle (Lamium purpureum), which is a common weed…