Orange Blossom Overnight Cream

I made this cream for Yule gifts and then did not post the recipe as promised. For that I apologize. It has been a busy few months. This cream is also the fifth and final “potion” we made for the Aging Naturally class last week. It has become a go to cream for me. I […]

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Cell Support Serum

A serum is a highly concentrated mixture of oil designed to complement and help maximize the effectiveness of a moisturizer, not replace it. When used under a moisturizer it will help to penetrate the skin and boost the body’s hydration by forming a barrier to reduce water loss. You will need: 7  1/2 tsp. /35g. Olive Squalane 2 […]

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Rosewater Lemon Finish

The third project we took on in the Aging Naturally class was a finish, a gentle wash that can be applied every night before going to bed. It will absorb directly into skin and will not need removing. You will need: 2 tsp. rose water 1/2 tsp. lemon juice A few drops of glycerine cotton […]

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Two Ingredient Under Eye “Cream”

This was another of the simple”potions” made in tonight’s class. Visible in the supply list are three, not two, ingredients. I would encourage the addition of Frankincense essential oil but if the Vitamin E and coconut oil are sitting on a shelf they are a good, cost effective, place to get started. Coconut is one […]

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Carrot Potato Pack with Yoghurt and Turmeric

Today I am teaching an Aging Naturally class. This carrot potato pack is one of the recipes we will be making. Before any noses crinkle, I would like to suggest that there are a variety of toiletries that can be made at home, to hydrate the skin, from natural products. We will be doing other […]

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3 Ways Of Preserving Lavender For Later In The Year

Sometimes preserving the aroma and essence of an herb is better than using them fresh in an immediate recipe. That way they can be enjoyed long after the season is finished. Lavender can be preserved in vinegar, sugar and oil. Jean’s lavender is just opening and she generously gave me some to take home so […]

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Pumpkin Pie Foot Scrub with a bit of coffee

Yup, you read right, Foot Scrub. All the basic ingredients, without the eggs. You slather it on your feet and massage in. Best get a towel and container for a foot bath ready too. Warning, the pictures ain’t pretty. I have been sharing this recipe in winter skin care classes this fall and thought it […]

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Lotion Bars with Dandelion Infused Oil

Lotion bars are usually made from equal parts beeswax, liquid oil and a harder oil like mango, coconut or shea butter. The addition of an essential oil is optional and depends on what you are looking for as an end result. The reason that you might chose to make a lotion bar over a salve […]

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Broad Spectrum Sun Block

We all need sun to be healthy. For one, it helps our bodies manufacture vitamin D. Sunshine also boosts the body’s serotonin level, our happy hormone with its appetite supressing bonus. It is also connected to preventing or reducing the effects of SAD, diabetes, heart disease, IBD and MS. It boosts your immune system and […]

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Sea Salt Hair Spray

Looking for that ” been having a fabulous day at the beach look”? A sea salt spritzer can help bring out that added wave and glow and making it yourself can save some pennies along the way. When searching online you will see a number of suggestions for ingredients. I thought it might be valuable […]

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