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How to Make Thieves Oil: A Safe, Natural Disinfectant & Health Aid

Thieves Oil has a long history that goes back to the 15th century. Dawn of the Small Footprint Family website shares the origins of this essential oil blend. It’s a story you won’t forget. Thieves Oil is an excellent germ killer. The ingredients are antibacterial, antiseptic and antiviral. Thieves Oil also stimulates the immune system. […]

Homemade Peppermint & Lemon Face Wash

This is a recipe for a Peppermint and Lemon Face Wash by Aubrey of Homegrown and Healthy.  It uses a certain type of soap that has no dyes, chemicals or toxins.  It also has healthy fatty compounds that won’t dry your skin out. Peppermint is perfect for any skin type.  Lemon is an astringent and […]

Homemade Beetroot Lip Gloss Recipe

Beetroot produces a lovely maroon color. Since it’s water soluble, it presents a challenge for use in a lip gloss. Marie decided to dissolve it in vegetable glycerin and another ingredient. Only then did she add it to some melted oils and wax. It produces a beautiful, all-natural maroon lip gloss. Very rich coloring! The […]

Awesome Book Alert: EveryDay Roots 215+ Home Remedies, Natural Beauty Recipes and DIY Household Products

This is my favorite herbal remedies book. Period. Claire owns and operates the highly regarded EveryDay Roots website.  I have featured many of Claire’s natural health, beauty, cleaning and DIY articles over the past year because her recipes are always well-researched and creative. Claire never stops at explaining HOW to make a remedy. She explains the […]

Homemade Foaming Facial Cleanser

This foaming facial cleanser is easy to make and economical. It takes off make-up and leaves skin feeling soft. It’s everything you’d want in a facial cleanser. Stephanie’s recipe uses castile soap , oil, and other ingredients. One thing I like is that she shares substitutions you can make for some of the ingredients. The […]

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 […]