Energizing Shower Steamers to Wake You Up

Energizing Shower Steamers with Essential Oils

This recipe was inspired by newsletter subscriber, Melody. She makes sinus bombs for the shower when her family has colds and also wanted to make some “wake up” bombs, but wasn’t sure which essential oils would go well in those. Shower bombs (also called shower steamers) are made similar to bath bombs, only you put them at the far corner of your shower so they slowly dissolve and release their aroma while you wash up. … Continue reading

Green Gold Lotion Bars (+ printable labels)

Green Gold Lotion Bars

A few weeks ago, I asked my newsletter subscribers for their input on projects that I can make and share throughout 2018. This recipe was inspired by Tree Lady Kay’s request for a lotion bar for some hardworking lawn maintenance men whose hands see all kinds of weather conditions, soil, water, concrete and more. In response, I created these lotion bars that feature plantain, a common leafy green weed that soothes damaged skin, and tamanu, … Continue reading

How to Package Bath Bombs for Gift Giving {+ labeling tutorial}

Learn how to package bath bombs for gift giving; also includes a helpful video tutorial on creating your own bath bomb labels!

Bath bombs are loved by many and a popular gift to give, but figuring out how to package them can be a pain point. Below, are the methods I use to package both individual bath bombs and bath bomb gift boxes. I’ve also included a video tutorial on how to create personalized labels for your bath bombs!   Notes before we start: Some links on this site are affiliate links. If you click on one … Continue reading

Grapefruit & Sweet Orange Hand Cream Recipe

This DIY Grapefruit and Sweet Orange Hand Cream Recipe features an uplifting blend of essential oils and ingredients to help moisturize and protect dry skin.

Starting this month, and going forward into 2018, my goal is to get back to the “mad scientist mode” I enjoyed when my blog was younger. I’ve spent so much time on projects outside of the blog, that I kind of forgot the whole reason I do what I do. I love making products that can help someone with a specific need or problem they might have. I mentioned all of this to my newsletter … Continue reading

Nourishing Rose Hand Cream {2 Versions}

Nourishing Rose Hand Cream Recipe

Recently, a nurse I know asked if I could make her a hand cream. Because she has to wash her hands so frequently, they’d gotten really dry and cracked. She requested a rose or honeysuckle fragrance, but since it’s hard to naturally capture the scent of honeysuckle, I went with rose. Below are two versions of the cream that I made for her. Version one is lighter and soaks in more quickly, while version two … Continue reading

Chamomile “Almost” Castile Soap

chamomile soaps

Traditional castile soap is a gentle mild soap made with 100% olive oil, with a low creamy lather. By adding a small amount of castor oil to the recipe, we boost the bubbles while still retaining the mildness that makes castile perfect for those with super sensitive skin. I chose chamomile for this recipe because it calms and soothes rashes and other irritated skin conditions. If you don’t have chamomile flowers or tea, try using … Continue reading

How to Make Your Own Lip Balm Recipes

plantain lip balm in lip balm slider tins

A Complete Guide to Make Your Own Lip Balm Recipes – Learn about which oils, butters, herbs & essential oils to use to design your own custom lip balms from scratch! If you look closely at the homemade lip balm recipes that I’ve shared to date, you’ll note that they have similar ratios of oils, beeswax, etc. Since I often get questions about making substitutions for one ingredient or another, I thought I’d share with you … Continue reading