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Homemade Lavender Peppermint Body Scrub Recipe

  Lavender has a wonderful, relaxing scent.  Among its many applications, herbalists use it to treat skin conditions like acne and eczema.  Peppermint has a soothing and calming effect on irritated skin. Since it contains menthol, peppermint oil increases the blood flow to the skin. This results in a soothing and cooling effect. This is […]

How to Make Carrot Oil for Naturally Healthy Hair and Skin

In this post,  Andrea shares the benefits of carrot oil.  It turns out it is really helpful for both the hair and skin.  Carrots are a great source of a variety of vitamins, beta-carotene, and other antioxidants. They also have anti-aging properties,  and they strengthen and moisturize hair. Andrea shares a great tutorial on how […]

9 Natural Remedies For Cellulite

Cellulite is subcutaneous fat that causes dimpling of the skin, especially on a woman’s thighs and hips.  Katie shares some of the causes of cellulite.  She then details 9 different remedies for cellulite.  One of the remedies includes a helpful video. Katie also shares a lot of natural recipes and helpful links. Very thorough presentation, […]

How to Make Homemade Peppermint Lip Balm

This is a guest post by Colleen at the Untrained Housewife website.   She shares her simple recipe for Homemade Lip Balm that uses just 4 ingredients. It’s a very easy recipe. The ingredients are listed on Page 1. The procedure is listed on Page 2. Please be sure to read Colleen’s note about using peppermint […]

Homemade Lavender~Calendula Lip Balm

This is a recipe for a lavender-calendula lip balm.  Jerica of Sustain Create and Flow uses lavender-infused olive oil and calendula-infused olive oil in this recipe.  She provides a link to instructions on how to make infusions. Once the oil is infused the remaining recipe is very easy.  The ingredients that Jerica uses result in […]

How to Make an Anti-Aging Calendula-Rosehip Facial Serum

Rosehip Seed Oil is a carrier oil that has amazing skin-healing properties.  It’s often used in anti-aging remedies.  It works well on wrinkles, scars, and dry skin. Shannon uses Calendula which  is often used  in healing ointments for the skin.  This recipe by Shannon also uses another oil that targets dry, wrinkled, and mature skin.  So […]

How to Make the Best Body Butter

I think body butters are wonderful all year long.  This is a nourishing body butter recipe by Amanda of Natural Living Mamma.  It works for any time of the year, but is especially good when the weather is dry. It’s a favorite of mine. Amanda uses an herb-infused oil which is different from some other body […]

How to Make a Multivitamin Tincture (Recipe)

Katie at Wellness Mama developed this multi-vitamin tincture recipe.  It’s an herbal tincture made with certain high-nutrient herbs to create a liquid multi-vitamin. It  can be used by children or adults.  Katie has a separate recipe for use during pregnancy. The tincture is more concentrated. so you only need a  tiny amount to get a […]

13 Cleaning and Body Care Recipes Using Essential Oils

Sara at My Merry Messy Life has developed some amazing natural recipes that use essential oils.  In this post she assembles her best and most popular essential oils recipes.  This is actually a treasure trove of recipes!  You’ll get the following 13 recipes: For the Body:     Homemade Lip Balm Recipe – All-Natural Clove and […]

Poor Man’s List of Essential Oils ~ 4 Esssential Oils That Save Money!

Some essential oils can be expensive.  This is because it often takes a lot of individual plants to produce a small amount of essential oil.  Also some oils are fantastically popular. So Rebecca of Camp Wander decided to provide  some less-expensive essential oils that you can  substitute for the more expensive essential oils or essential […]