Ginger is an excellent analgesic, this coupled with its broad-spectrum antibacterial properties makes it an excellent choice for use in soap. Combining these properties with the silky, smooth texture of milk based soaps, gives this soap a touch of richness not normally found in an antibacterial cleanser. Continue reading Gingerbread & cream soap
Lavender is renown for it’s relaxing and calming properties and is often included in anxiety, insomnia, depression, and restlessness treatments and therapies. It is also highly effective in relaxing muscles, soothing skin and healing minor cuts and burns. Additionally, lavender helps keep hair healthy, killing, lice, lice eggs, and nits. Continue reading Luxurious lavender shampoo bar
This gentle soap made with sensitive skin in mind, is extra moisturizing, palm free and mild enough to use on your pets. Not only does it leave my skin feeling soft and smooth, it also leave my hair silky and shiny! This soap is perfect for anyone with an allergy to coconut oil as well!! Continue reading Shea butter and olive oil soap
Winter is upon us and the cold, dry conditions normally associated with this time of year is the season for dry, cracked hands. Coconut oil is renowned for it’s excellent moisturizing and healing properties and when used in a balm can be the ultimate winter hand moisturizer.
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Recently I was asked if there was a natural way to combat athletes foot or other types of annoying and sometimes painful fungal infections. There are a variety of herbs and essential oils that are known fungi deterrents, making a fungal fighting shampoo bar as a natural alternative, is an excellent addition to anyone’s anti-fungal arsenal.
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Perhaps it is the silky smooth texture of the petals or the naturally pleasing scent of the flower that makes the rose an iconic symbol of beauty. Or maybe it is the Rose’s anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties that give it so many health and beauty benefits. Continue reading Rose Whipped Body Butter
Living a small home with 2 dogs and a cat, in a warm humid environment I often feel the need to use deodorizing sprays to eliminate household odors. The majority of odor eliminating sprays are are filled with harmful chemicals, both for the environment, pets and humans! Thankfully natural and environmentally friendly aromatic sprays are simple and easy to make! Continue reading Lavender Aromatic Spray
The best part of making your own soap is the scent and peppermint is one of my all time favorites. It’s antibiotic and antiseptic properties makes your skin feel refreshed and your muscles feel relaxed, thus offering headache and stress relief as well as clearing the respiratory tract. Chocolate is peppermint’s perfect partner, raw organic cocoa powder helps to reduce puffiness, aids in collagen production and naturally smooths and tones your skin. Continue reading Mint Chocolate Chip Soap
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