Drawing Salve Recipe {with charcoal & clay}

This charcoal drawing salve is helpful for splinters, boils, and insect bites. Simply dab some on the offending spot, then cover with a bandaid all day or overnight. Repeat as needed. Some links on this site are affliate links. If you click on one and make a purchase, I earn a small commission for sending a customer their way.    Several years ago, I mentioned on this site that I was taking online classes through … Continue reading

How to Make a Lotion for Leg Cramps & Growing Pains

cobalt blue glass jar filled with DIY magnesium lotion for growing pains, beside comfrey leaves and a bowl of beeswax pastilles

Naturally soothe leg cramps, growing pains, and restless legs with this DIY herb-infused magnesium lotion recipe. This lotion recipe first came about as a solution to the growing pains my kids develop from time to time. My son had been experiencing some back pain during a growth spurt (he was 13 and already 5’10”) and my daughter had nightly leg cramps, so our naturopath suggested magnesium oil. It worked wonders on them after only a … Continue reading

Coffee Rose Undereye Serum (Botanical Skin Care Recipe)

Moisturizing, astringent, and stimulating to circulation, this all-natural undereye serum can be helpful for dark circles and puffy skin. The recipe was discovered within the pages of the Botanical Skin Care Recipe Book. Created as a companion to the Herbal Academy’s lovely Botanical Skin Care Course, the recipe book is also sold separately on their site. It’s beautifully illustrated and filled to the brim with 194 (!!) tried and tested herbal recipes. I love that the … Continue reading

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I originally made this lovely homemade lavender face cream for my mom for Mother’s Day and she loved it!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