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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 […]

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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 […]

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Warm Toes Lotion Bars for Cold Feet

If you tend to have cold feet, especially in the winter, then this lotion bar was created just for you! Coconut oil is first infused with two kitchen spices – ginger and cayenne powder – that promote warmth and circulation, plus calendula flowers are added for their skin-soothing properties. The infused oil is then mixed […]

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7 Winter Wellness Essential Oil Recipes

Explore these essential oil body care and clean home recipes to help support your health and immune system this winter. These recipes all feature blends from the Wellness Sampler Set, created by Plant Therapy. You can buy it at Amazon, or Plant Therapy’s website. What’s in the Wellness Sampler Set? The set contains 3 bottles […]

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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) […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Plantain & Yarrow Dry Heel Balm

Apply this easy-to-make herbal heel balm to rough dry heels, or other areas that need softening and smoothing – such as hands, knees, and elbows. There’s an abundance of yarrow and plantain growing around my house right now, so it’s the perfect time to make a batch of this balm! Why Yarrow & Plantain? I […]

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Wildflower Shower Scrub Bars

Learn how to make a flower filled shower scrub bar to polish and smooth skin. Today I’m sharing a recipe from my newest print book, The Big Book of Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health & Home! It’s now available from your favorite bookstore or the following book sellers! What’s a shower scrub bar? A […]

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Peach Flower Glycerite & Face Cream (experiments!)

In this article, I’ll explain how I made a double glycerin infusion using fresh peach flowers, then how I used that glycerite to make a daily-wear face cream with niacinamide (vitamin B3). Last year, I spotted peach flower extract in some antipollution skincare products and became intrigued! After doing some research I found out that […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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How to Make a Lotion for Leg Cramps & Growing Pains

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 […]

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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 […]

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Whipped Dandelion & Coconut Oil Moisturizer

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 […]

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Clay Cleansing Bars (Soap Free)

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 […]

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Mentholated Cold Care Chest Rub Cream

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 […]

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