How to Make an MSM Pain Cream

How to Make an MSM Pain Cream

Learn how to make an effective pain cream featuring MSM powder – a popular natural supplement containing sulfur. MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is a dietary supplement powder that’s often taken internally as a natural remedy to provide significant improvement for joint pain, arthritis, inflammation, seasonal allergies, and healthier skin, hair, and nails. It’s also used externally in…

Lavender Shea Body Butter Recipe

Lavender Shea Body Butter Recipe

This creamy DIY lavender body butter recipe is made with all natural ingredients! Use it as a hand cream or smooth it all over; it’s especially helpful for dry elbows, knees, and feet. It features: shea butter, to moisturize, repair, and condition dry or damaged skin lavender flowers, for their soothing, anti-inflammatory properties skin nourishing…

Homemade Rose Body Butter

Homemade Rose Body Butter

This luscious whipped body butter is so rich, so moisturizing – it has quickly become a favorite of mine! It’s loaded with wrinkle fighting rosehip seed oil, skin nourishing oils and butter, and naturally tinted pale pink with a smidge of rose clay. Avocado butter is easy to whip at room temperature, so no melting…

Reishi & Rosehip Face Cream Recipe

Reishi & Rosehip Face Cream Recipe

This soothing reishi face cream recipe features anti-aging mushrooms and regenerative rosehip seed oil. It’s suitable for most skin types, but is especially nice for dry, weathered, and/or aged skin. Reishi mushrooms, also called “the mushrooms of immortality” have been used medicinally for centuries for their ability to modulate the immune system, help us adapt…

Black Walnut Salve Recipe

Black Walnut Salve Recipe

Black walnut salve is useful for things like athletes foot, fungal rashes, toenail infections, ringworm, psoriasis, and various skin woes. If you have a longstanding mystery rash on your arm or leg and no one is quite sure what it is – try some black walnut salve and you may find relief! To make this…

Spicy Arnica Lotion Bars

Spicy Arnica Lotion Bars

These warming arnica lotion bars are perfect to rub over sore arthritic hands, feet, and joints that tend to be cold, and that feel better with warmth applied. You can also find this recipe in our new ebook, Things to Make for Aches & Pains, a joint collaboration between my daughter (who started our family…

How to Make Basil Salve (3 recipes)

How to Make Basil Salve (3 recipes)

Learn how to make helpful herbal salves using fresh basil from your garden! While basil (Ocimum basilicum), also called sweet basil, or garden basil, is more commonly used for food purposes, it also contains healthful components used for digestion and respiratory issues. Basil is also loaded with anti-inflammatory properties, making it useful for topical skin…

Calendula Oil & Salve

Calendula Oil & Salve

Calendula salve is an all-purpose, gentle skin remedy that’s suitable for diaper rash, scrapes, scratches, razor burn, dry skin, insect bites, and more! This week on my site, I’ve been sharing ways that you can use calendula. What I really love about this sunny flower is that it’s: extremely easy to grow from seed is…

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…