DIY Flower Oils for Making Healing Salves and Creams

DIY Flower Oils for Healing Salves and Creams

Spring is finally in the air. Just around the corner, flowers will be popping up in my garden. One of my favorite uses for flowers like calendula, chamomile, and rose, is to make flower oils. Flower oils are a way to add amazing healing properties to the oils you use for salves, creams, and even serums! They are super simple to make–they just require a little planning. Since you do need to have a plan once those beautiful little blossoms pop up, I figured now was the perfect time for this post.  Continue reading “DIY Flower Oils for Healing Salves and Creams”

DIY Eye Makeup Remover

Homemade Gentle Eye Makeup Remover Pads

Eye makeup remover has been a tough one for me. My eyes are very sensitive! Actually, I think most people have sensitive eyes. My struggle has been to find an eye makeup remover that isn’t too oily, but also isn’t too soapy and drying. Over the years, I have purchased many eye makeup removers and have never been truly happy with any of them! In addition to painfully stinging my eyes, many of them were full of chemicals that we shouldn’t be putting on our bodies. Continue reading “Homemade Gentle Eye Makeup Remover Pads”

Hyaluronic Acid and Rose Face Serum

DIY Rose and Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum

This DIY Rose and Hyaluronic Face Serum is my new favorite, favorite thing! My skin loves this serum. It makes me wonder why I haven’t made a hyaluronic acid face serum before. Actually, I know why. The first time I tried a hyaluronic face serum, I didn’t like it! Back in my 20’s, my first career was as an esthetician, and I went up to Vancouver, Canada for a skincare convention. While I was there, I got loaded down with all sorts of fun samples. One of them was a hyaluronic face serum. I was so excited to try it because there was a lot of buzz surrounding it. I got back to the hotel and put it on after I cleansed my face that night. At this time, I had young, supple 20-something skin (which, of course, I didn’t fully appreciate), but the next day, my skin was so dry! My conclusion was that my skin didn’t like hyaluronic acid serums and that was that. I never tried them again–that is until a few weeks ago when I started playing around with recipes for them. What made me change my mind? Read on, my friend. Continue reading “DIY Rose and Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum”

Homemade Nourishing Face Cream

Homemade Nourishing Face Cream

Making your own homemade nourishing face cream is much easier than you think! If you have ever made homemade mayonnaise, you can make face cream. It is well worth the small amount of effort in both cases. In the case of face cream, you can choose the highest quality carrier oils that are perfect for your skin as well as the perfect essential oil blend. By making your own homemade face cream, you will skip the questionable ingredients contained in high-end (and of course low-end) store-bought creams.  Your face cream will be tailored to your skin, and it will cost a fraction what a store-bought cream costs. Continue reading “Homemade Nourishing Face Cream”

Sesame Oil

Sesame Oil: Bring Back Healthy, Youthful, Glowing Skin With This Deeply Nourishing Face and Body Moisturizer

I long ago ditched my mainstream fragrant moisturizer that was loaded with hormone disruptors and cancer causing chemicals (but smelled amazing, of course). If you haven’t, read this post which discusses fragrances in general or this post which discusses body lotion ingredients in particular to persuade yourself.

Since then, I have purchased many organic versions of body lotions. Some were great, some weren’t. Some were expensive, some weren’t. My favorite brand is Weleda by far. It has amazing ingredients and if you ate it, you would not be poisoned. (This is one of my criteria for deciding whether or not to use something on my skin.) That said, my all time favorite moisturizer for my body I only discovered about a year ago. It is sesame oil. It will make your skin look and feel amazing, and it will also help your body on the inside as well!! Let me break down the benefits for you.  Continue reading “Sesame Oil: Bring Back Healthy, Youthful, Glowing Skin With This Deeply Nourishing Face and Body Moisturizer”

Homemade Customized Face Serum: Learn Which Oils to use to Nourish Your Particular Skin Type. #healthybeauty #naturalbeauty #non-toxicbeauty #reclaimingvitality

DIY Customized Face Serum

This time of year, the end of winter, your face might start to feel a little dry and crackly, depending upon where you live. An easy fix for this is a face serum. Face serums are some of the easiest beauty products to make at home. Also, you can customize the beauty oils and add your favorite essential oils. When you make your own, you control the quality of the beauty oil as well as the quality of the essential oils. The bottom line is that you end up with a superior product, yet at a significantly reduced cost. A win-win in my book! Continue reading “DIY Customized Face Serum”