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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Headache/Migraine Carry Along Help

There are a common group of essential oils, of which Lavender and Peppermint are the most popular, that may help people with headaches and migraines. It is important to explore and experience what works for you as not everyone finds the same relief from the same combinations. Other possible options include Basil, Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, […]

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Elderberry Rosehip Syrup

Spring might be struggling to find a footing over winter but colds are a year round thing. If you are feeling that a boost to your immune system would be good, this tonic may be just the thing. Please consider this is a short term solution, used as added protection during ” cold season” or […]

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Shower Buddies for that nasty cold or other uses

When I first started teaching bath bombs, I wondered, in the back of my mind how to make them useful in a shower. The bath tub is a place my step-mother can no longer go but there are times when a little essential oil therapy would be a good thing, a soothing shower before bed […]

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Aleo Coconut Lotion tweaked for winter weather

Back in August, when the weather was warm, I posted this recipe for an Aleo Coconut Cream. Now that the mercury has dropped the coconut may feel a little much as it will be firmer, so I have adjusted the ingredient list, adding a few additional optional ingredients and am making this the third treat […]

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123 Cleanser otherwise known as Lavender Oat

Keeping with the easy homemade gift giving theme, this three ingredient face cleanser is top of the list. I am combining it with an aloe almond coconut lotion and a brown sugar honey sugar scrub (coming Tuesday & Wednesday) and making little stocking stuffers for some of my friends this season. You will need: 1 […]

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Honey Almond Brown Sugar Scrub

This year I am gifting some of my friends with homemade toiletries; a simple cleanser, an updated version of a moisturizing cream (still to come) and this wonderfully aromatic scrub that I often made in class. Three little tubs of pampering self-care to stuff some stockings! We are all of a perspective that gifting things […]

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Hot Process Soap

The general rule of thumb for makers of cold process soap is done by Remembrance/Veterans Day to be ready for Christmas/Yule. If you didn’t make the deadline there is an option, hot process soap! In hot process soap making the oils and lye are heated once combined, pushing the mixture through the curing process so […]

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Jean’s Healing Salve

Visiting Jean when she is in creating mode is always such a treat. Her kitchen is full of the smells and bounty of her garden and the treasures she finds along the way. Homegrown garlic in a bowl with a few fresh picked pieces of basil, hawthorn berries gathered from a walk, one last batch […]

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Aloe Coconut Lotion

I was looking for a plain simple cream base with good healing attributes to help someone with raw skin in a tender place and finally decided on coconut oil and aloe vera gel. ¬†Aloe vera and coconut oil have a long history of use for skin related issues, acting as moisturizers and being gentle. It […]

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