Summer is here and so is the sun and the bugs! I have made bug repellent before, that works quite well…I’ve also made sunscreen before, that is very effective. So….I thought why not combine them! Continue reading Citronella Lime Sunscreen
Citrus trees everywhere have had their blossoms replaced by green, round, fruit that will soon turn into plump and juicy oranges, lemons and limes! Not only does citrus have a refreshing and clean scent, it is also wonderful for your skin and hair. I’ve been making soap successfully for a while now, in fact we haven’t purchased hand soap or shampoo this whole year, so why not try citrus shampoo bar! Continue reading Citrus Burst Shampoo Bar
What could be better then Strawberries combined with Vanilla? Lip balms are one of my favorite things to make, the ingredients are relatively simple and easy to come by and it takes only minutes to make! I have made plenty of mint and lemon balm, even some with honey and ginger, but I hadn’t ever tried to get the flavor and scent of a fruit such as strawberry. Continue reading Strawberry Vanilla Lip Balm
A while back a I found a recipe for making tinted lip gloss, in the past I have had a lot of luck with lip balm recipes, so as I normally do, I decided to put a different spin on the recipe and make it my own. The thing that attracted me to this recipe was the lovely red color, which the recipe called for Alkanet Root to produce. Having no Alkanet Root in my pantry at the time I decided to substitute Hibiscus and just to be sure I would produce the red tint I also choose to use red palm oil in lieu of coconut oil. Continue reading Chocolate or Caramel?
I had some wonderful DIY ideas for a Valentine’s Day post…but time crept up on me and before I knew it, it was February 13th and I hadn’t prepared anything! Forced to scrap, or at least table, my time consuming ideas Continue reading Moisturizing lotion bars
This past Christmas I decided to “make” everyone gifts using all abundance of mint I had in my garden. Body butter was the first thing I tried, and thankfully it is relatively easy to make! Continue reading Whipped mint body butter
I love mint, it reminds me of spending time with my Nana in San Diego. She grew mint in her a small screened in porch in the back of her house. She would ask my sister or I to go pick some for fresh mint herbal tea or just to chew on for better breath. Continue reading Soap making disaster – Green Soap