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Make Your Own Lavender Hydrosol

Now that we know the history of lavender, let’s make something with it! Flower waters, or hydrosols, are made by distilling the volatile oils out of herbs and flowers. On a large scale, this is done with copper stills, but it can also be done on a small scale with supplies that most of us…

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Make Your Own Whipped Body Butter

When I began selling my natural skincare products, my intention was to share the recipes as well. Why? Because I want you to know how they’re made and that you don’t have to buy that chemically laden crap that’s out on the market. And if you want to make your own, it’s quite simple if you…

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DIY Natural Face Wash

Although I’ve been making lots of my own skin care products for a little while now, I’ve always been slightly intimidated by face wash, body wash and shampoo. However, thanks to a wonderful and powerful ingredient called castile soap, that’s about to be history! Castile soap is all natural, green and safe for sensitive skin! It’s also…

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Herbal Infused Oils and Salve Making

You can create your own herbal salves for many different uses such as first aid, sore muscles, back pain, arthritis or burns; or you can make a mild all-purpose salve. There are many great articles out there on which medicinal herbs are good for different things, such as this one from Mountain Rose Herbs. It’s also…

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Invigorating Orange Sugar Scrub

It all began with my addiction to Trader Joe’s lavender sea salt scrub. I was going through it like crazy until I decided to make my own, and I then proceeded to give it to all my friends for Christmas (and a birthday or two, I may have worn that one out a little). I…

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DIY Sea Salt Texturizing Spray

A couple of months ago, while I was moving, I came across a bottle of Aquage Sea Salt Texturizing Spray that I had stashed away. I’ve been using it ever since and loving it. My hair is SUPER straight and fine, but sea salt spray gives it body and beachy waves. Naturally, when I ran…

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