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Seven Natural Homemade Substitutes for Conventional Beauty Products

Commercial beauty products, even those marketed as “natural” often have undesirable chemicals in them.  As an example, Katie of WellnessMama looked up Apricot Scrub by St Ives (once one of my favorite body care products) in the Cosmetics Database and found that it ranked 9 out of 10 for containing hazardous chemicals. In this post […]

How to Make a Homemade Anti-Acne Mask

This is a natural, anti-acne face mask developed by Irene of A Beautiful Day that uses just 3 natural ingredients. The process is simple. She explains how to combine all 3 of the ingredients into a smooth paste.  Massage a little of the mask into your face, and keep it on for 15 to 20 […]

How to Make a Homemade Face Moisturizer

This is a recipe from Amy of New Nostalgia.  There are only 4 ingredients. Two of them are  aloe vera juice and sweet almond oil.  Amy provides some excellent information about each ingredient.  This moisturizer has more of a watery consistency.  You apply it with a cotton pad or clean fingertips.  It dries in a […]

45 Uses for Vinegar

This is an interesting list of different uses for vinegar from AllYou.  There’s a lot of variety.  You’ll find instructions on how to use vinegar for cleaning, gardening, dental care, pet care, food-related, home care And much more. Click on the 45 Uses for Vinegar link below to read the entire post. 45 Uses for Vinegar […]

How to Make Homemade Warm Vanilla and Honey Lip Balm

This is a lip balm by Andrea of Frugally Sustainable that looks great and tastes great.  It both heals and protects your lips from the elements. It’s a very easy recipe to make.  There are a total of 5 ingredients:  sweet almond oil, Shea butter, beeswax, raw, organic honey and vanilla oil.  If you don’t […]

4 DIY All-Natural Facial Cleanser Recipes

Stacy at A Delightful Home shares 4 different homemade, natural facial cleansers.  They are simple, easy and effective methods.  There are also several recipes.  Making your own skincare product will help you avoid the chemicals that are in all commercial skincare products. Stacy explains how to use the following natural ingredients as cleansers for your […]

The Lean, Green Avocado Hand Moisturizing Recipe

First, I Love Crunchy Betty.  She has some amazing recipes, and she writes in such an entertaining way! This recipe works on dry hands no matter what time of the year it is.  Finally, it’s a super easy recipe.  It uses an avocado, oil, sugar and a particular essential oil that is good for the […]

Super Gentle Homemade Eye Make-Up Remover

This is a recipe for a homemade eye make-up remover from Marie at HumbleBee & Me.  It works on everything but waterproof mascara.  (Does anything work on waterproof mascara? :)) The recipes uses just 4 ingredients and is extremely easy to make. It produces a thinner liquid that works like a charm in removing mascara. […]

How to Make Homemade Face Powder Foundation – All Natural

When it comes to make-up the choices are: 1. Don’t use any make-up 2. Use commercial products that contain chemicals, many of which are toxic 3. Use commercial, natural products from Coastal Classics, MAC  or Bare Minerals, but expect to pay a lot of money 4. Make your own (It’s easy!) Sara of My Merry […]

The Oil Cleansing Method – Natural Non-Toxic Face Cleansing

With the oil cleansing method you apply oil to your face as a cleanser.  The oil removes dirt, makeup and any facial oil.  The oil both cleans and moisturizes the skin. In this post Sara also explains how sulfates in commercial facial soaps and body washes strip away the  natural skin oils.  This dries our […]