All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘natural skincare’

How to Grow and Use Calendula

More Than Just a Garden Beauty: How to Dry, Use, and Grow Calendula

There are a lot of great reasons to grow Calendula. In addition to their bright orange and yellow daisy-like blooms which bring cheer to the garden, Calendula attracts good insects like bees and butterflies while deterring unwanted pests. But most importantly, Calendula has a long-standing reputation as a natural anti-inflammatory skin care treatment. It’s easy to grow, harvest, and dry …

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Vanilla bean WINTER lotion bar for dry skin

Vanilla Bean Winter Lotion Bar

Homemade lotion bars are popular because they are convenient, full of healthy skin ingredients, and make wonderful gifts. If you have tried a lotion bar before and didn’t care for it, please give this winter lotion bar a chance. I have spent time testing different lotion bar recipes and this is the clear winner for moisturizing dry skin in the …

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Learn how to make organic-looking handmade sea sponge soap topped with natural sea sponges for a gorgeous soap that lathers up beautifully.

Bring the Ocean into Your Bathtub with Handmade Sea Sponge Soap Bars

Organic-looking handmade soap topped with natural sea sponges makes for a gorgeous soap that lathers up beautifully. Sea sponges are a natural, biodegradable alternative to synthetic sponges and they are gentler on skin. The last time I made soap, I set aside one of the batches to pour into silicone molds with sea sponges. About Sea Sponges There are over …

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How To Make Tub Teas 5

A Healing Herbal Bath Tea {With No Messy Clean Up}

A herbal bath is supposed to be a thing of luxury. Soaking away in a warm tub filled to the brim with healing botanicals is as good as it gets, right? Well, as long as you aren’t the one who has to do the clean up. And you don’t feel like you are being attacked by flowers as you soak away. …

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The Best Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub Recipe

Sugar Scrub Recipes from Head to Toe

Sugar scrubs are moisturizing and exfoliating for skin and are easy to make. There are some ingredients, however, that should be changed, added, or removed for sugar scrub recipes to be perfectly suiting to the differing skin on the various parts of your body. Basic Sugar Scrub Recipe Oil + Sugar + Essential Oils Sugar: Regular granulated sugar is just …

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Skin Brightening Floral Water Facial Recipe

Floral Water Skin Brightening Recipe

Learn how to make skin-soothing floral water straight from the garden and use it in a recipe for a lush, all-natural facial. Sue Goetz, author of the book The Herb Lover’s Spa Book: Create a Luxury Spa Experience at Home with Fragrant Herbs from Your Garden, joins us today to share her recipe for an uplifting summer treat, Floral Water Skin Brightener. …

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