Aleppo Soap Recipe

Aleppo Soap features laurel berry fruit oil and can be useful for those with skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, eczema & acne.

Aleppo Soap is an ancient Syrian soap recipe made from just olive oil, laurel berry fruit oil, water and lye. It’s reported to be beneficial for those with skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, acne and rashes. (For more information about the rich history of Aleppo soap, check out this article at Mother Nature Network.)   (This article contains affiliate links to Amazon. If you click on one and make a purchase, I earn a small commission for sending … Continue reading

5 Homemade Products Using Flowers & Herbs From Your Garden

Five Homemade Products Using Flowers and Herbs From Your Garden

Today’s the day! To celebrate the release of my book, 101 Easy Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health & Home, I put together a little gift for you. I made a mini download that includes 5 brand new, bonus recipes that tie into the overarching theme of the book – things to make from the flowers and herbs that grow around you. Within its pages, you’ll find instructions to make: Rose Salt Scrub Cubes Cooling Calendula Gel Basil & Mint Liniment Pansy & … Continue reading

Dandelion Magnesium Lotion

Dandelion Magnesium Lotion Recipe

I’m so excited to be able to finally share this recipe with you today! I first made Dandelion Magnesium Lotion last March, while developing recipes for my new 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 syndrome and various related ailments. One relative with chronic nerve pain in her arm declared it the best thing I’d … Continue reading

Natural Preservatives for Homemade Lotion (An Experiment)

Natural preservatives that will help your homemade lotions and creams stay fresh longer

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 wholesome and natural as possible, but also don’t want to create something that’s going to grow weird stuff in it, or worse – make a loved one sick. To get to the bottom of it all, I started an experiment last summer, in an attempt to try to figure out … Continue reading

Activated Charcoal Soap (Circling Taiwan Swirl)

Circling Taiwan Swirl Cold Process Soap - palm free with natural colorants

Have you heard of the Soap Challenge Club? It’s a monthly challenge that you can join to learn new techniques and have fun with your soap making. (Plus, you can win some pretty great prizes!) I’ve been following Amy Warden’s Great Cakes Soapworks blog for a few months now and loved seeing how everyone interpreted the challenge in their own creative ways, and finally couldn’t resist joining in myself.   This month’s project was the Circling Taiwan … Continue reading

DIY Rose & Chamomile Gift Set

DIY Rose & Chamomile Gift Set - recipes for bath salts, lip balm and whipped hand cream

This DIY Rose & Chamomile Gift Set would make the perfect handmade gift for the rose-lover in your life! It’s composed of: Rose & Chamomile Bath Salts Whipped Rose & Chamomile Hand Cream Rose & Chamomile Lip Balm The steps listed below are given in the most efficient order so that all three projects should only take a couple of hours to make, from start to finish! (Some of the links in this DIY tutorial are affiliate links. If … Continue reading

Rosehip & Ginseng Face Cream Recipe

Rosehip & Ginseng Face Cream Recipe for Mature or Dry Skin

This luxurious face cream features jojoba oil infused with rose petals and helichrysum (immortelle) flowers, along with rosehip seed oil, shea butter and panax ginseng extract. It was designed especially for skin that’s mature and/or on the dry side.   Ginseng Extract is a wonderful item that I discovered a few months ago, while browsing around Bramble Berry’s site. I did a little research and found some pretty impressive studies on its wrinkle fighting and anti-aging … Continue reading