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Homemade Aloe Vera Gel Straight from the Plant

Homemade Aloe Vera Gel Straight from the Plant

Two birthdays ago I was given an adorable little aloe vera plant. Since then it has flourished into a plant at least double it’s original size with so many leaves, it can hardly fit beside the window anymore. I’ve…

Pumpkin Spice Face Mask Two Ways - with Spices and with Essential Oils

Pumpkin Spice Face Mask – Two Ways

Today is the first day of fall, or the autumnal equinox if you want to sound fancy. That means that it is now acceptable for pumpkin spice lattes and Halloween candy to be out in stores. Summer is my…

Cinnamon Lip Plumper - Two Ways: Sugar Scrub and Lip Balm

Cinnamon Lip Plumper DIY – Two Ways

Full lips are definitely in right now. Think of the extremes people go to with all the duck face selfies and the cringe-worthy #KylieJennerChallenge where people actually use suction to enhance their lip size. Thankfully you can plump up your lips…

Homemade Strengthening Nail Oil DIY for Weak, Dry, Peeling, or Splitting Fingernails

Strengthening Nail Oil DIY for Weak Fingernails

My long, narrow nail beds are a feature about myself I like, and I love the look of slightly longer fingernails. Unfortunately for me, for as long as I can remember I have always had weak nails. They’re flimsy,…

Homemade Re-Energizing Foot Spray DIY Remedy for Tired Feet

Re-Energizing Foot Spray DIY

Summer is often a season full of activity and movement – from walking, hiking, or biking outdoors to tearing up the dance floor in your high heels at all those weddings. I’m sure your feet are feeling the effects…

Homemade Flip Flop Foot Balm DIY Recipe

Homemade Flip Flop Foot Balm

Tomorrow, June 17th, is National Flip Flop Day! Every spring I break out the flip flops as early as possible, and I’m thrilled to say I’ve already been living in them for months now. I love being in bare…

Homemade Natural Tinted Eyebrow Gel DIY Recipe

Natural Tinted Eyebrow Gel DIY

I was always embarrassed of my thick eyebrows growing up, and now for the last few years big, bold brows have been in. Unfortunately in my high school years I plucked much of the life out of my own eyebrows.…

Homemade Honey Oatmeal Soap DIY Recipe

Homemade Honey Oatmeal Soap

I’m still intimidated by full-on soap making, so this recipe uses a melt and pour soap base which is ideal for beginners such as myself. I used a shea butter soap base, and then all I had to do…

Orange Ylang Ylang Homemade Lotion DIY Recipe

Orange Ylang Ylang Homemade Lotion

I was blown away by how cool this process is the first time I made homemade lotion. I couldn’t believe that I made such a completely different product from the ingredients that we started with, and I love how thick…

Natural Highlighting Hair Rinse Homemade DIY Recipe

Natural Highlighting Hair Rinse DIY

Spring is here, and I couldn’t be more thrilled! I’m sure the fact that it’s my birthday today doesn’t hurt either. I’ve always loved that my birthday is right after the first day of spring – full of fresh…