15 Homemade Beauty Products (with Essential Oils)

Finding natural products that work well isn't always easy. Often, I prefer homemade beauty products to store-bought, and I like the price tag better as well!

For me, clean eating came first. It took me a little longer to realize that what I put on my skin and hair has the potential to be just as harmful as what I put in my mouth.

Finding natural products that work well hasn’t been super easy. Surprisingly, I prefer many homemade recipes to store-bought, and I like the price tag better as well.

I love adding a small amount of essential oils to my homemade beauty products, too. Many of them have properties that help with wrinkles and aging skin, they smell wonderful, and can be relaxing, or even stimulating, depending on which you choose.Continue Reading

Make Your Own Tinted Lip Gloss


All natural alkanet root will impart a lovely ruby glow to your homemade tinted lip gloss. The recipe is simple!

Once in a while I get this urge to get my craft on. Ya’ know what I mean? But I don’t need cutesy stuff for my house, and I’m not so much into knitting and crocheting ’cause I ain’t no good at it. But making tinted lip gloss and hard lotion bars, yeah, that will do it for me.

More importantly, though, I like to make some of my own personal care items because I like knowing that I’m using quality ingredients on my skin.

So my lips need moisture once in a while, and my vanity likes a little color. This tinted lip gloss fits the bill. The powdered alkanet root imparts a ruby red color to the gloss, but on my lips, the color is subtle and quite beautiful. Just perfect for me.Continue Reading

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