Homemade Chamomile Salve

Homemade Chamomile Salve

I recently decided to try my hand at making DIY bath and body recipes. I’ve never made anything of this nature before, so I admit I was a little nervous about it, but I quickly discovered that it’s a lot like cooking. Once you understand the science of the bases, the benefits of your ingredients,… 

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Saturday Sips! Flavored Waters

Saturday Sips! Flavored Waters

Flavored waters are super easy to make, and add a special touch to outdoor parties, wedding receptions, picnics and gatherings with their burst of color and subtle hint of fresh flavor. The best thing about them is that they are all-natural, and can be made by using fruits and herbs that are growing right outside… 

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Simple Gifts: Vanilla-Coconut Sugar Scrub

Homemade Vanilla-Coconut Sugar Scrub

This easy four-ingredient sugar scrub is simple to make and inexpensive. It’s the perfect homemade gift for girlfriends or family. I plan to use mine as a housewarming gift, birthday gift and a hostess gift. You could even make these for your bridal party, or as favors for a baby shower. The gift ideas are… 

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Spa in a Jar

Spa in a Jar

A Spa in a Jar is a wonderful gift for someone who could use some pampering. For this gift set I choose an uplifting and healing scent combination: eucalyptus / mint. You can create this whole set in a few hours and customize it to have just about any scent you can think of. I… 

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Lovely Gift Packaging For Handmade Eye Pillows

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I’ve been making my own aromatherapy eye pillows inspired by my favorite felines over the past month, and they’ve been the perfect spring sewing project. I especially love working with the fragrant scents of lavender, chamomile and lemon balm. The combination smells SO good. I invite fellow crafters to visit my blog, Adventures In Making,… 

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DIY Herbal Sachets + Free Sewing Pattern

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These sachet pillows are a simple sewing project and make perfect gifts for bridesmaids or wedding favors. The best part is that you can coordinate your fragrant herbs and fabric to match your theme, color palette and season. I chose to use lavender, chamomile and lemon balm for their relaxing effects and fresh spring scent…. 

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Fire Cider Recipe

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I first learned of Fire Cider while taking Stephanie Perkinson’s Deeply Rooted Cleanse this winter. It’s a homemade concoction said to prevent cold and flu symptoms and boost your immune system. It’s anti-bacterial, anti-viral, congestion clearing and warming. As soon as Stephanie shared her recipe with the cleanse group I quickly went to my grocery… 

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DIY Bath and Massage Oil

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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… 

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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… 

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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… 

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