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DIY Bath and Massage Oil

A simple, homemade gift idea.

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Here in the Pacific Northwest, the weather is still wintery enough to abuse the skin, so I decided to make myself a batch of bath and massage oil to help protect myself from the elements. I originally came across this idea from one of my favorite beauty blogs, Be Beautiful, and I liked it so much that I decided to make up another batch for a friend of mine who has an upcoming birthday this weekend. To make my bath and massage oil, I just filled my small bottles with sweet almond oil and … [Read more...]

Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub

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Himalayan pink salt is as prized for its therapeutic properties on the skin as it is for its culinary health benefits. It is full of minerals and iron that work in synergy with the sodium so it's wonderful to add to your food. On your skin, those minerals work as a powerful detoxifier. Combined with moisturizing coconut and sweet almond oils, this salt scrub is perfect for winter skin. Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub Ingredients: • 8 oz pink Himalayan sea salt • 2 oz coconut oil • 1 … [Read more...]

Healing Cuticle Balm

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Whether you wash your hands all winter to stave off the flu or all spring because you have been getting mucky in the garden, your cuticles take a beating. You may not think of them much in general, but when they dry out and start to crack you will certainly take notice. Dry cuticles can tear and boy, does it hurt! To make an all-natural healing cuticle balm you need healing ingredients and a wee bit of time. It's a very simple recipe. Apply cuticle balm to your nail beds and rub in 3-4 … [Read more...]

DIY Tropical Citrus Lip Gloss

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Just because it's a homemade cosmetic doesn't mean that it shouldn't sparkle! When making up a lip balm recipe I try all sorts of oils and wax combinations and test them for different properties like moisturizing quality, feel, and consistency. But this recipe turned out so shiny on my lips that it makes the perfect gloss! The citrusy scent seemed to be the perfect complement to the sparkly shine. It reminds me of summer and sunshine. To wear, first apply a lip balm or lip colour, and use … [Read more...]

DIY Home: All-Natural Baby Wipes

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Last year I officially became a Mommy Blogger. When I got pregnant everyone asked me, "So you are going to write about kids stuff now, right?", to which I responded, "No!". It's not like I'm against kids' stuff, it's just that my focus is on garden-related projects, crafts, and recipes. Then everything changed. I had no idea of what you need for a baby until I had one. I was gobsmacked by the sky-high prices and toxic chemicals in baby products. I guess I should have expected it. It's not … [Read more...]

DIY Home: Baby Bum Balm

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My little one had the most terrible diaper rash as a newborn. I think his digestive system was immature and sadly this resulted in a very sore, red bum. I tried everything to help fix the problem. I bought plenty of barrier creams, prescription creams, natural wipes and nothing worked. I was changing diapers so very often and even blow-drying his tush to make sure it was bone dry before the pants went back on. It wasn't until I realized that this munchkin very well may have my sensitive skin … [Read more...]

Simple Gift: Epsom Salt Foot Soak

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What better way to end the day than with a homemade foot soak. I must admit that I never used to make the time for this but I have recently read about the benefits of soaking in epsom salts. It is a great way to absorb magnesium and it also seriously helps you sleep well. Having adrenal fatigue has made me become more aware of how to unwind at the end of the day and how to treat myself to a good healthy night sleep. These mini 'bulk bins' are the cutest container to fill with epsom salts … [Read more...]

DIY Gift Idea: Brown Sugar Body Scrub

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The cold winter months have a tendency to dry out my skin, so it’s nice to have a few tricks to combat the brittle weather. Aside from deep moisturizing lotions and body butters, one of my favorite tricks is homemade sugar body scrubs that are full of natural oils and vitamin E. The sugar helps exfoliate dead cells, and the oil will moisturize your skin and leave it feeling nice and soft all day. If you buy a sugar scrub at the store, it can cost upward of $20-30 dollars, so I like to make … [Read more...]

Candy Cane Lip Balm

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What's the flavor you taste in a candy cane? Peppermint for sure, but anything else? This recipe for candy cane lip balm is so delicious you will want to wear it all year. The secret is not just in the silky texture and moisturizing oils, but also in the vanilla essential oil that gives it the sweet aroma. If you haven't made lip balm yet then you will be amazed at how simple it is. With a good recipe (we've got you covered here!) and the right ingredients and equipment, you will be able to … [Read more...]

New Baby Gift Package

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MAZAL TOV! It's a Boy! MAZAL TOV! It's a Girl! I'll admit that I think I'll always be in love with newborn babies. Having a baby is truly a miracle and as a community sharing in the excitement is contagious. As a gift for the new baby and parents, I have created a useful gift for all! I filled bottles of baby wash and shower gel for the new mom and dad and put together a sweet Mazal Tov package. Depending on whether the couple has a boy, a girl or both!, this gift can easily be … [Read more...]