DIY Herbal Healing Balm

Make Your Own Herbal Healing Balm #skin care #recipe

One of my favorite things ever is to pick up a new book and to be immediately inspired. That happened recently when I began reading DIY Natural Remedies by Nina Nelson of Shalom Mama. I’ve been growing some healing plants in my garden, and I can even recite what most of them are used for, but I’ve never taken the time to stop and learn how to use them.Continue Reading

Common Makeup Ingredients: Are They Safe?

Common Makeup Ingredients: Are They Safe? @learningandyearning.com

Common Makeup Ingredients: Are They Safe?

Sometimes change is instantaneous. I watched Food, Inc., and immediately started buying pastured meat, milk and eggs from local farms. I never looked back. With other things, for some inexplicable reason, I’ve been slower to clean up my exposure to potentially harmful chemicals. Continue Reading

DIY Shampoo Bars

DIY Shampoo Bars @learningandyearning.comI’m sure you’ve heard of the no-poo method of shampooing – wash with baking soda and water, rinse with apple cider vinegar. I’ve heard that for some people it takes an adjustment period where their hair is greasy, but I tried it for a month and it worked perfectly, right from the start. But, oh, I admit it. I really missed suds. I make my own soap, so I checked to see if Handmade Soap: Recipes for Crafting Soap at Home had any shampoo recipes and sure enough, they had a few for shampoo bars.Continue Reading

DIY Tooth Soap

photo by Heather @Mommypotamus

photo by Heather @Mommypotamus

Organic Beauty Recipes

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Are you interested in natural skin-care and personal care products? I’ve been using natural, commercially made products for a while, but except for soap-making, I’ve been slow moving towards making my own. A spa-night with friends where we made our own skin-care products began the change, but Heather Dessinger’s ebook DIY Natural Beauty Recipes has been the real impetus I needed. Heather has given me permission to share her recipe for the Tooth Soap that she developed. Her book also has recipes for tooth powder, toothpaste, and an amazing recipe for whitening teeth using activated charcoal.Continue Reading