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Winter Wonder Cream Recipe

This is my favorite cream for the cold winter months.  It’s rich and soothing and moisturizes painfully dry skin better than anything else I’ve found.  If you’re new to making skin care products, this is a good recipe to start with.  It’s easy to make and gives very good results. Winter Wonder Cream (Time: 20 min hands on + 2 hrs to set) Ingredients: 1/2 cup (4 oz) soybean oil 1/4 cup (2 oz)...

Chocolate Coconut Balm Recipe

This is the most delicious balm I have ever smelled.  It smells so good you could eat it… and since it’s made with edible ingredients you literally could take a little nibble!  Enjoy this skin soothing treat whenever you want to ease or prevent dry skin.  It also works well as an after sun moisturizer. Chocolate Coconut Balm (Time: 10 min hands on + 2 hours to set) Ingredients: 6 Tablespoons coconut oil (look...

Top Essential Oils for Skin Care

Essential oils and skin care go hand in hand.  When used properly they can have a healing affect on the mind and body.  Essential oils can nourish and rejuvenate your face, hair and body.  Read on for a list of my favorite essential oils for skin care products: Chammomile (Roman and German) – this floral oil is known for it’s ability to relax the mind and soothe the body.  It is used frequently in skin and...

Simple Moisturizer Recipe

I moisturize almost entirely with pure oils.  That might sound greasy or gross but you’d be surprised at how light and nourishing the right oil can be.  Oils have gotten an undeserved bad rap and many people strip their face and body so clean their skin actually produces extra oil to overcompensate.  The trick is to choose an oil that’s right for your skin type and to apply sparingly.  When used correctly, oil...

Deodorant Spray Recipe

I have been looking for an effective, all natural deodorant for years and this is the best I’ve found.  I’ve tried herbal deodorant sticks, roll ons, vinegar sprays, salt crystals… They worked to some degree but I was never satisfied with them.  This is a fresh little spray that’s easy to make and simple to use.  Instead of masking odors or clogging your sweat ducts, it helps keep your armpits clean...

Chapstick Recipe

My love of chapstick goes back to elementary school and a tube of grape chapstick.  To this day I still place chapstick strategically around the house (by the bed, in my purse, on the kitchen counter) so I never have to go long between applications.  Over the past decades I’ve spent a small fortune on it, especially as I’ve grown more aware of quality and ingredient lists.  A few years back I attempted to hone...