DIY

Book Review: Plant-Powered Beauty

Asking me if I want my beauty and skincare to be plant-powered is like asking me if I’d like time for an extra nap during the week. Um, yes please! Plant-Powered Beauty: The Essential Guide to Using Plant-Based Ingredients for Health, Wellness, and Personal Skincare was sent to me when it was released in March, […] Read more…

DIY: Simple Citrus Sugar Scrub

Sugar scrubs are one of my favorite things to make at home! They’re simple, quick, and you can save quite a bit of money if you make your own vs. buying them year-round. This week I created a recipe for a citrus sugar scrub that has a gentle blend of essential oils including tangerine, frankincense, […] Read more…

DIY Rose Petal Soap

Earlier today I posted my book review of Herbal Goddess and mentioned I tried one of the skincare recipes. Well I really didn’t follow the recipe exactly but it inspired me to create something similar with stuff I just had sitting in my closet. I don’t even use bar soap hardly ever but it was a […] Read more…

Book Review: The Natural Beauty Solution

I’ve been interested in natural beauty DIY recipes since I was about eleven years old when I first attempted to make my own citrus lip balm. I remember being SO excited when I poured the mixture into little tins. It was the first time I realized that products were not limited to what the store […] Read more…

Repurpose Your Product Packaging

I always recycle all the packaging that comes with products eventually, but I’m also one to really appreciate beautiful package design. Pacifica is one of those companies that has their packaging down. They print their packaging with soy inks and many of them (such as their eye shadow packaging) have gorgeous gold foil designs. I’ve […] Read more…

DIY Wild Rose Tonic… Sort of

Like all good adventures, this one started at my desk, as I was reading through one of my favorite books in the world, The Complete Medicinal Herbal by Penelope Ody. The page on roses has long been one of my favorites, and upon remembering I’d seen some wild roses along the road here in rural […] Read more…