Soothing Sunshine Lotion Bars

Soothing Sunshine Lotion Bars

Turn sunny yellow flowers such as calendula, sunflowers, chamomile, and/or dandelions into skin soothing sunshine lotion bars! These sunny lotion bars are infused with a combination of sunflower, calendula, dandelion, and chamomile flowers and the tiniest pinch of turmeric. They’re perfect for rubbing over dry hands, feet, knees, elbows, or other dry spots. The recipe…

Bee Balm Intensive Hand Butter

Bee Balm Intensive Hand Butter

Infuse Bee Balm (Monarda fistulosa) flowers and leaves in oil, then combine with shea butter, to make a super-healing hand butter for dry, chapped, or achy hands. Smooth this rich butter over dry, sore hands at night and wake up to softer skin! Featured Ingredients Shea (or Mango) Butter – protects and smooths chapped or…

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…

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…

Lotion Bars for Rock Climbers

Lotion Bars for Rock Climbers

These lotion bars were designed for climbers and other actives who want to retain the calluses on their hands, while still keeping their skin healed and protected. It’s my take after studying and trying out a few popular climbing bars (hard salves) on the market. Unlike traditional lotion bars, you won’t find butter (shea, mango)…

Calendula Lotion Bars

Calendula Lotion Bars

Calendula lotion bars are an exceptional treatment for dry, cracked skin and make wonderful gifts for those you love. The basic recipe requires only three ingredients, and is a super simple DIY to whip together! If you can melt chocolate, you can make lotion bars! For this recipe, the oil portion is infused with calendula…

Aches & Pains Balm Recipe

Aches & Pains Balm Recipe

This herbal balm recipe offers relief from general aches and pains, arthritis, bursitis, and sore muscles. I originally designed this Aches & Pains Balm specifically for my dad, who has bursitis and arthritis. He’s worked hard his whole life – often so much that his hands would crack and bleed, so I wanted to make…

Sweet Dreams Magnesium Spray

Sweet Dreams Magnesium Spray

This bedtime magnesium spray combines the power of relaxing essential oils and magnesium to help calm and soothe your mind and body for sleep. Today I’m excited to a share a recipe from my friend Christina’s awesome new book, Essential Oils for Soothing Anxiety: Remedies and Rituals to Feel Calm and Refreshed. If you or…