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Soothing Cucumber Eye Gel Recipe

Cucumbers are alkaline and high in vitamin C.  They are also anti-inflammatory.  Becca of  the Dabb List shares her recipe for a soothing cucumber eye gel. It is a super simple and inexpensive recipe that uses just 2 ingredients.  I LOVE simple recipes.  After mixing the cucumber eye gel, you apply it under and around […]

Stress Relief Body Cream Recipe & Tutorial

Stress can have a terrible impact on us. Amanda shares her recipe for a stress relief body cream. This is a wonderfully thick and rich body cream that uses a variety of stress-relieving essential oils. The combination of oils, beeswax, with rosewater and other ingredients whips up to an amazingly thick cream. It’s also an […]

Make Your Own Simple Antibacterial Moisturizing Lotion

Note: Jillee offered this as a lotion for use during the winter. But I think it works well all year long. During the winter many people end up with dry, cracked skin. It’s hard to avoid. The weather is cold, the indoor heat is dry, and as Jillee (One Good Thing) points out, we are […]

How to Make Rosewater and Other Hydrosols

Hydrosols are floral waters that feel really refreshing when you spritz them  on your body.  They are also used in cooking, beauty products, and herbal medicine. Jerica of Sustain, Create and Flow  explains how she distilled a quart of rosewater using  equipment everyone has in their kitchen.  She walks you through each step and  there […]

Homemade Peppermint And Honey Facial Toner

This is a guest post on the MommyPotamus site  by Aubrey of Homegrown & Healthy.    She shares her recipe for a Peppermint and Honey facial toner.  Aubrey recommends using a particular type of honey.  She also explains why honey is the perfect ingredient in a facial toner. She uses Peppermint because it’s  is great for any […]

Ultra-Nourishing Herbal Foot Butter Recipe

Do you have dry, scaly or cracked feet?   Andrea has created a wonderful, homemade foot butter to make your feet soft and happy! Shea butter, natural oil, essential oils and other ingredients all combine to make a soothing foot butter.  Shea butter has been used for centuries in Africa for its moisturizing and healing properties. […]

Homemade Lavender & Labdanum Body Oil

This is a recipe by Marie of Humblebee & Me.  She uses two oils as the base. They absorb quickly into the skin and provide the moisturizing power. Then Marie adds lavender and labdanum essential oils for scent. It is one of the easiest recipes to make: Mix, shake and then apply. Click on the […]

How to Make Homemade Lavender Hand Cream

Jami of the Happy Housewife shares her recipe for homemade Lavender Hand Cream.  She’s a gardener and finds that gardening makes her hands and cuticles dry.  She decided to make her own hand cream in order to use natural ingredients and to get a consistent cream that would work on her hands and also on […]

How to Make Natural, Healthy, Homemade Shampoos

 Sara of My Merry Messy Life called this post “No-Poo Alternatives to Baking Soda .”  She originally stopped using commercial shampoos that contain sodium laureth sulfate (Poo) and converted to using baking soda as shampoo.  After a while she found that the baking soda dried her hair out. These are some new recipes she has  […]

9 Natural Remedies for Cellulite

Cellulite is a problem that both younger and older women have to deal with. It’s a dimpling of the skin that results from a problem with the connective tissue and fat in the body.  Hormones, diet, lifestyle and genetics all play a role. Katie of Wellness Mama shares some natural remedies that she has tried, […]