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 […]...read the full article.
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 […]...read the full article.
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 […]...read the full article.
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 […]...read the full article.
Do you ever get a wonderful idea for a lotion or a soap or some other homemade goodie that looks so perfect in your head, but when you actually make it, it turns out nothing like you wanted it to? I think we can all relate to that feeling of frustration! Several months ago, I […]...read the full article.
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, […]...read the full article.
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 […]...read the full article.
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 […]...read the full article.
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 […]...read the full article.
This yummy mint chocolate 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!) Mint Chocolate Lip Balm Recipe Yield: 14 to […]...read the full article.
This simple balm contains just three ingredients and is perfect for soothing dry, scraped, or irritated skin. It’s gentle and safe enough to use on all of your family members, including the dog! You can read the full recipe HERE at HobbyFarms.com. You may also like: Dandelion Lotion Bars | Aloe Rose Anti-Aging Cream | […]...read the full article.
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 […]...read the full article.
Old-fashioned pine tar salve has been traditionally used to treat everything from splinters, bug bites and boils, to patches of eczema or psoriasis. This recipe combines herbal infused oil with the pine tar, for an added boost of effectiveness. It’s super easy to make too! Ingredients 2.75 oz (78 g) herbal-infused oil (see note below) […]...read the full article.
This balm is part of a basic first aid trio I put together for my kids to use while traveling. They spent the summer adventuring and camping across the country and I wanted them to be prepared for any first aid needs they might run into. So far, I’ve shared the recipes for: Boo Boo […]...read the full article.
This natural bug-away salve is part of a first aid set I put together for my kids a few years ago, when they spent a good part of their summer camping and meandering across the country. In anticipation of the inevitable boo-boo’s, bumps, and bug problems they would surely encounter, I put together a trio […]...read the full article.
This balm is part of a simple first aid set I put together for my kids a few years ago. They spent much of the summer adventuring and camping their way across the country with relatives and I wanted them to be prepared for any first aid needs they might run into. Boo Boo Balm […]...read the full article.
I generally try to avoid sensationalist posts with the words “amazing!” and “miracle treatment!” in them; however, this post is going to talk about a (for real) amazing miracle treatment that helped save my diabetic dad’s foot! I’m excited to share it with you today, in the hopes that perhaps it will reach others out […]...read the full article.
These easy DIY bug bite sticks relieve the itchiness of pesky bug bites and are perfect for outdoor enthusiasts on the go! There are several herb or flower choices you could use in these, including: lavender flowers lavender leaves calendula flowers plantain leaves violet leaves Ingredients needed: 1/2 cup (3.5 oz, 99 g) sunflower oil […]...read the full article.
Yesterday, I shared how to make an aloe and rose skin soothing gel that’s great for treating sunburn, rashes, bug bites, and more. (You can find that post HERE.) Today, we’re going to use some of that gel to make this deeply moisturizing face cream, that’s suitable for dry or mature skin. If you don’t […]...read the full article.
This week, I’ll be sharing a few project ideas using fresh roses and aloe. Today’s recipe is for a skin soothing gel, tomorrow we’ll use some of that gel in an anti-aging face cream, and then the next day – we’ll make aloe rose soap! Aloe rose skin soother can be used for: sunburn bug […]...read the full article.