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Stress Relief Lotion Recipe (+ printable labels)

I created this lotion for a dear loved one who struggles with nervousness and anxiety, and has trouble relaxing and sleeping at night. It features four essential oils that help calm nerves and uplift the mood. I also incorporated a bit of magnesium oil into the recipe, since it’s such an important mineral to support […]

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Soothing Chamomile Lip Balm {with printable labels}

This easy DIY lip balm recipe features dried chamomile flowers, for their skin-soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. Castor oil was also added since it gives lip balm a wonderful longer lasting feel and slightly glossy look. If you don’t have any on hand though, you can use more chamomile-infused oil in its place. This lip balm […]

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DIY Quilter’s Salve Recipe

This is a hand salve that I made for my mom, an avid quilter. Originally, I wanted to make her a quilt block soap to match, but that proved to be more of a challenge than anticipated, so I haven’t gotten that part quite yet! (Fun fact: My mom helped me start the quilt in […]

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Cucumber Mint Bath Soak

Fresh cucumbers and mint leaves combine with Epsom salt to create this lightly scented and refreshing bath soak made from locally sourced ingredients. The salt helps to rapidly dry the fresh ingredients, capturing and preserving the natural green color for months. No fake colorants, food coloring or preservatives needed! (For more natural bath soak and bath bomb […]

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Calendula Bath Melts & Body Butter Recipes

These recipes for luxurious bath melts and rich body butter feature skin-loving calendula flowers and nourishing mango butter. They’re both perfect for using on skin that’s dry or in need of a little extra TLC. I was inspired to make these after creating a batch of annatto yarrow soap that was topped with calendula petals (recipe from […]

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Natural Preservatives for Homemade Lotion {An Experiment}

Confused about using natural preservatives in homemade lotion? I was too, so I ran an experiment to see if I really needed them, and which ones really work. Have you ever felt confused and conflicted when you looked up information on preserving homemade lotions and creams? Me too. I want my products to be as […]

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Pineapple Sage Sugar Scrub

Every spring, I plant one or more pineapple sage plants in my garden. All summer long, I look forward to the flowers blooming since I have a million ideas for experimenting with them running through my head. In late late summer, they start blooming, I start trying out some ideas and then… cold weather and heavy frosts come along and my […]

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Chamomile & Elder Sensitive Skin Lotion Recipe

This gentle unscented lotion is perfect for those with sensitive skin. I chose avocado oil and avocado butter for this recipe because of how useful they can be for smoothing rough skin. Avocado oil contains essential fatty acids and vitamins A and E, has been studied in a cream for psoriasis (source) and is also a great choice […]

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Herbal Intensive Lotion Bars

Lotion bars are of one of the best treatments around for repairing dry, calloused and sore hands! They also make great gifts for those who work or play hard with their hands. In our house, they’re invaluable for healing the damage that being a rock mason does to my husband’s hands. In this recipe, I combined 4 […]

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Lavender Plantain Lotion

Plantain is a beneficial green weed that commonly grows in yards and driveways. You can use the leaves to make a fantastic infused oil, that can be incorporated into salves, lotions, creams and soaps. It’s excellent at soothing any type of itchy or inflamed skin condition. Lavender essential oil adds a light fragrance and some of […]

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Elder Leaf Salve

This all-natural DIY elder leaf salve is easy to make and useful for treating bruises, strains, old injuries or wounds. Some links on this site are affiliate links. If you click on one and make a purchase, I earn a small commission for sending a customer their way. :)  The idea for this elder leaf […]

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Liniment for Varicose Veins & Muscle Pains

Learn to make an all-natural witch hazel + herbal liniment can be used for varicose veins, muscle pains, strains and aches. This recipe comes from my new-favorite book, Heal Local by Dawn Combs. It’s a book centered around 20 homegrown or regionally sourced herbs that you can use to build a complete home apothecary. I […]

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Basil Anti-Aging Face Cream

This luscious DIY anti-aging face cream recipe contains fresh basil leaves, nourishing hempseed oil, and skin softening mango (or shea) butter. A while back, I ran across a fascinating scientific study showing a test cream that contained basil extract demonstrated some pretty significant anti-aging effects when applied topically. The moment I finished reading through it, […]

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DIY Herbal Deodorant for Women’s Health

This homemade deodorant is specially designed for women. It contains herbs that are used to promote lymph flow and prevent or treat issues with inflamed or cystic breast tissue. Instead of applying a chemical laden, potentially toxic-to-your-breasts product under your arms each day, try this healthy herbal alternative instead! To make this deodorant, you’ll first […]

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Lavender Shea Hand Cream & Whipped Body Butter Recipe

This luxurious hand and body cream features: shea butter, to moisturize and condition dry or damaged skin lavender flowers, for their soothing, anti-inflammatory properties skin nourishing sunflower oil and purple Brazilian clay, a natural colorant. It was inspired by the wonderful whipped body butter recipe, found over at the Soap Queen blog.   Lavender Shea […]

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Rosehip & Honey Anti-Aging Eye Treatment

This Rosehip & Honey Anti-Aging Eye Treatment is perfect for dabbing around your eyes, on laugh lines, or other wrinkle prone spots. I actually use it as a full face, neck, and hand cream, but since it tends to start out feeling slightly sticky on the skin – you’ll probably only want to apply it […]

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Mint Chocolate Lip Balm

This yummy lip balm is flavored with peppermint essential oil and real chocolate chips. It makes a great last minute stocking stuffer too! (Which is especially helpful if you’re the world’s worst procrastinator like me – who hasn’t made a single Christmas gift yet. Eep!) You can find the recipe right HERE at HobbyFarms.com. If […]

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Calendula Lotion Bars

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 super simple to whip together. If you can melt chocolate, you can make lotion bars! For this recipe, the oil portion is infused with calendula flowers for extra […]

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Honey Soft Hands Scrub

This homemade scrub will leave your hands soft and silky feeling! To make Honey Soft Hands Scrub: You’ll need just a few items,  which should be found at your local grocery store: 1/4 cup coarse sea salt 1 1/2 tablespoons softened coconut oil 1 1/2 tablespoons liquid castile soap (like Dr. Bronner’s) 1 teaspoon honey […]

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How to Make Pine Tar Salve

Old-fashioned pine tar salve has been traditionally used to treat everything from splinters, bug bites and boils, to patches of eczema or psoriasis. It’s super easy to make too!   ? Mixing up some old-fashioned pine tar salve! ? Full directions here -> https://thenerdyfarmwife.com/old-fashioned-pine-tar-salve/ Posted by The Nerdy Farm Wife on Thursday, August 31, 2017 […]

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