Lavender Face Cream with Lilacs & Violets {3 recipes!}

Lavender Face Cream with Beeswax

I originally made this lovely homemade lavender face cream for my mom for Mother’s Day and she loved it! Since that time, I’ve made a few more versions of it that I wanted to share with you today! My mom loves lilacs, so I use those flowers, plus fresh violet blossoms to infuse the water portion of the cream. Unfortunately, lilacs are one of those flowers, along with gardenias, whose scent is unable to be … Continue reading

Whipped Dandelion & Coconut Oil Moisturizer

dandelion infused whipped coconut oil

This whipped moisturizer is super easy to make! It requires just two ingredients: dried dandelion flowers and coconut oil, but has so many uses. Coconut oil, reputed to have many health benefits when used both internally and externally, is readily available in most areas. I live in small town USA and found two types to choose from in my local grocery store. I buy it in larger quantities for soap making and other projects, through … Continue reading

Dandelion Magnesium Lotion {relieve leg & back aches, growing pains, restless legs}

Dandelions & magnesium oil combine in this powerful dandelion magnesium lotion that helps relieve leg cramps, back aches, growing pains, restless leg syndrome, & nerve pain. I’m so excited to share this dandelion magnesium lotion recipe with you today! I first created it for my print 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 … Continue reading

Clay Cleansing Bars (Soap Free)

green clay cleansing bar in a metal tin, with a small half teaspoon beside it

These natural clay cleansing bars are made with nourishing butters, oils, clay, and oatmeal, and are best suited for normal to dry skin. I started working on this clay cleansing bar recipe a while back, and after quite a few experiments fine-tuning the amount of oils, butters, and clay, I finally settled on a ratio of ingredients that my skin likes. The recipe is incredibly adaptable and open to a variety of substitutions. Feel free … Continue reading

Mentholated Cold Care Chest Rub Cream

bowl of menthol crystals, eucalyptus leaves, and small blue and brown bowl with mentholated cold care chest rub in it

Learn how to make an effective, non-greasy, and natural cold care chest rub cream featuring essential oils and menthol. It’s peak cold and flu season around here, and I’ve been sharing jars of this natural vapor rub cream with loved ones. I originally created the recipe especially for my Handmade Lotions & Creams Course, but since it’s been so effective this winter, I wanted to share it here on my website today too! (Don’t have … Continue reading

Flower Infused Whipped Body Butter

jar of flower infused body butter, pottery bowl of dried calendula, and Healing Herbal Infusions book

This nourishing whipped body butter recipe is perfect for softening and soothing dry hands and body! It features a trio of herbal flowers: dandelion, sunflower, and calendula, that help repair and condition chapped skin. Today I’m excited to share a recipe that was inspired by my friend Colleen’s brand new book, Healing Herbal Infusions. If you love making useful projects with flowers and herbs from your garden, this is a must have for your home … Continue reading

DIY Lavender Bath Bombs {100% Natural}

Lavender Bath Bombs on a wooden board with fresh lavender leaves

These relaxing DIY lavender bath bombs get their pretty natural color from purple Brazilian clay and delightful scent from pure lavender essential oil. The shea (or mango) butter helps to hold the bath bomb together, without the need for a lot of added witch hazel. If shea or mango butter isn’t available, a mixture of 1/2 oz cocoa butter plus 1/2 oz of your favorite oil could work equally well.   If you like this recipe, … Continue reading

Detox Bath {supercharge your Epsom salt bath!}

jar of layered detox bath with small bowl of black lava sea salt

Supercharge your Epsom salt bath with this natural detox bath recipe featuring charcoal infused sea salt, baking soda, and bentonite clay. A natural detox bath is an amazing way to cleanse your skin and refreshen your body. While there are many different recipes that you can follow, this is my favorite one – adapted from the book Earthly Bodies & Heavenly Hair by Dina Falconi. These types of baths work well if taken right before … Continue reading