Whipped Dandelion & Coconut Oil Moisturizer

dandelion infused whipped coconut oil

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 choose from in my local grocery store. I buy it in larger quantities for soap making and other projects, through … Continue reading

Dandelion Magnesium Lotion {relieve leg & back aches, growing pains, restless legs}

Dandelions & magnesium oil combine in this powerful dandelion magnesium lotion that helps relieve leg cramps, back aches, growing pains, restless leg syndrome, & nerve pain. I’m so excited to share this dandelion magnesium lotion recipe with you today! I first created it for my print book, 101 Easy Homemade Products for your Skin, Health & Home. It was an instant hit with everyone who tested it, relieving leg cramps, back aches, growing pains, restless leg … Continue reading

Five Uses for Violet Vinegar

jar of violet flower vinegar outdoors with fresh violets

Learn how to make this pretty violet flower infused vinegar, along with 5 creative ways to use it! Violet Vinegar Recipe To make Violet Infused Vinegar, you just need some fresh violets and vinegar. I like the pretty color to show through, plus I like using vinegar for culinary uses, so I use white wine vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is another excellent choice. Go out and pick some fresh violets from unsprayed areas. Don’t pick … Continue reading

Clay Cleansing Bars (Soap Free)

green clay cleansing bar in a metal tin, with a small half teaspoon beside it

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 of ingredients that my skin likes. The recipe is incredibly adaptable and open to a variety of substitutions. Feel free … Continue reading

Mentholated Cold Care Chest Rub Cream

bowl of menthol crystals, eucalyptus leaves, and small blue and brown bowl with mentholated cold care chest rub in it

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 since it’s been so effective this winter, I wanted to share it here on my website today too! (Don’t have … Continue reading

Coconut Laundry Soap & Stain Stick {+ laundry detergent recipe}

Blue and white bowl filled with grated coconut laundry soap with grater and soap sticks nearby

Learn to make a homemade laundry soap and stain stick using just three ingredients. Also included is my easy recipe for laundry detergent. Unlike my other natural soap recipes, this one is intended for laundry purposes only. It has no extra oils or fats in it, making it better suited for cleaning tough stains on clothes rather than using on your skin. You can turn it into homemade laundry detergent, and/or cut it into stain … Continue reading

Flower Infused Whipped Body Butter

jar of flower infused body butter, pottery bowl of dried calendula, and Healing Herbal Infusions book

This nourishing whipped body butter recipe is perfect for softening and soothing dry hands and body! It features a trio of herbal flowers: dandelion, sunflower, and calendula, that help repair and condition chapped skin. Today I’m excited to share a recipe that was inspired by my friend Colleen’s brand new book, Healing Herbal Infusions. If you love making useful projects with flowers and herbs from your garden, this is a must have for your home … Continue reading

DIY Lavender Bath Bombs {100% Natural}

Lavender Bath Bombs on a wooden board with fresh lavender leaves

These relaxing DIY lavender bath bombs get their pretty natural color from purple Brazilian clay and delightful scent from pure lavender essential oil. The shea (or mango) butter helps to hold the bath bomb together, without the need for a lot of added witch hazel. If shea or mango butter isn’t available, a mixture of 1/2 oz cocoa butter plus 1/2 oz of your favorite oil could work equally well.   If you like this recipe, … Continue reading