• Homemade Hair Masks & Conditioning Wraps

    Homemade Hair Masks & Conditioning Wraps If hair is dry or damaged, here are a few recipes to try that will both nourish and bring it to a healthy shine. These are made with natural ingredients and most are likely in your pantry already. The hot…

  • 25+ Blemish Busters You Can Make Yourself

    25+ Blemish Busters You Can Make Yourself Quite a list of worthwhile solutions to try here folks! These can be used for banishing a single pimple or two, acne, recipes for maintaining clear skin and I’ve also listed some tips at the bottom of the page to…

  • Hot Stone Massage Therapy: {How-To}

    Hot Stone Massage Therapy: {How-To} Relax muscles, relieve aches and pains and de-stress with this popular spa treatment. If there’s no budget for a professional application or would like to try doing it yourself, here’s how…and no expensive equipment required! Collect smooth, flat stones (river…

  • How To Make Your Own Clay Masks

    How To Make Your Own Clay Masks It’s no secret that these mask treatments can draw impurities and excess oils from the skin and bring it to a healthy glow, women have used them for centuries with great success. Why not skip the expensive commercial products and…

  • 10 Strategies To Assist You In Stopping Fingernail Biting

    10 Strategies To Assist You In Stopping Fingernail Biting It’s unknown why exactly someone bites their nails but it could be due to stress, boredom, anxiety, depression or simply a compulsive behavior that developed over time for reasons unknown. Is it serious? In many cases no but there can…

  • DIY Body Sugaring Recipes For Removing Hair

    DIY Body Sugaring Recipes For Removing Hair Centuries ago in ancient Egypt, Cleopatra and her handmaidens discovered a secret beauty treatment that magically and painlessly got rid of unwanted hair…and this recipe was lost for years until recently discovered. At least that’s what the television infomercial declared…

  • All-Natural Ingredients To Try Fading Freckles

    All-Natural Ingredients To Try Fading Freckles Here’s a list of treatments you can try for lightening freckles that I’ve gathered from my collection of notes. I only selected the ones that use natural ingredients and a couple of them are pretty old (over 100 years). Do…

  • 8 Benefits Of Coconut Oil: {Hair, Skin & Nails}

    8 Benefits Of Coconut Oil: {Hair, Skin & Nails} It might be time to put away all those expensive potions and lotions after trying coconut oil in your daily beauty regimen. It’s loaded with Vitamin E and fatty acids (such as lauric acid, myristic acid, capric acid and more)…

  • DIY Coffee Scrubs Might Get Rid Of Cellulite? Who Knew!

    DIY Coffee Scrubs Might Get Rid Of Cellulite? Who Knew! Alright ladies, I don’t know about you but the back of my thighs don’t look as, ummmm, smooth as they once did. As I understand it, cellulite develops over time in parts of the body that don’t get much circulation.…

  • Simple Hair Detangler, Styling Cream & More

    Simple Hair Detangler, Styling Cream & More I have many, many fond memories of my grandmother but I do have one not-so-happy recollection…the day she had my hair cut short, and not only short, but cut like a boy’s! I was around 4 years old and my…

  • 10 Natural Oily Skin Treatments From The Pantry

    10 Natural Oily Skin Treatments From The Pantry Oily skin can be caused by any number of things: a poor diet, changes in hormone levels, even summer’s hot and humid weather can bring on an oil patch or two. Here are several ways to combat that using simple…

  • Advice For Doing Your Own Manicures & Nail Care

    Advice For Doing Your Own Manicures & Nail Care Regular manicures don’t have to be a pricey treat when done yourself. Here are step-by-step directions to get you started along with a collection of tricks at the bottom of the page. Remove old polish using remover. Rest fingers in…

  • Making Bath Bombs & Fizzies With Just A Few Ingredients

    Making Bath Bombs & Fizzies With Just A Few Ingredients These are a nice, pampering treat to both give and receive (great fillers to tuck into gift baskets). Ingredients are varied and I included a few different ideas to inspire some creativity (round balls, heart shaped, cupcakes and multi-colored examples).…

  • Homemade Lip Balm & Gloss: {Recipes & Tips}

    Homemade Lip Balm & Gloss: {Recipes & Tips} With just a few simple ingredients, lip balms can be made that incorporate favorite flavors and colors…they’re super easy to whip up and can be fun gifts too! Here’s a list I put together of different tutorials…there are also a…

  • DIY Skin Moisturizing Balms, Lotions & Creams

    DIY Skin Moisturizing Balms, Lotions & Creams Making balms, bars and creams is easier than some think and there are many benefits (you can choose ingredients and scents to work with so no harsh chemicals or dyes). These make great gifts too! Here are several different ideas…

  • DIY Soap Making Notes From Beginner To Advanced

    DIY Soap Making Notes From Beginner To Advanced These are lovely gifts and the great thing about them is that various fragrances and ingredients can be mixed and matched to get exactly what you want. This big list of tutorials and recipes has everything from using grated bars…

  • Making Homemade Deodorant: Cheap & Easy

    Making Homemade Deodorant: Cheap & Easy Making deodorant is not only cheap & surprisingly easy, natural ingredients can be used that will cut back on harsh chemicals coming in contact with your skin. To store the cream versions, small glass or plastic jars work well. If…

  • Looking To Perk Up Swollen, Puffy Eyes? Here’s How!

    Looking To Perk Up Swollen, Puffy Eyes? Here’s How! I’m one of the lucky ones…I don’t normally suffer from bags under my eyes. When I do, it’s usually because I’m having some sort of reaction/environmental allergy or sleep deprived. When they do appear out of the blue, I’m on…

  • Gardener’s Hand Care 101: Protection For Skin

    Gardener’s Hand Care 101: Protection For Skin If you enjoy puttering around in the dirt outside, you know how quickly it seems to accumulate under the fingernails and in every crack and crevice in the skin. Wearing gloves does help but soil still seems to find its…

  • Making Your Own Cotton Flannel Feminine Pads

    Making Your Own Cotton Flannel Feminine Pads If you’re into the environment and saving money, this is a great tip–imagine never having to buy disposable menstrual pads again! Even though I don’t faithfully use them, I did sew a large stack for myself (with a complimentary drawstring…

  • Homemade Shampoo, Conditioners & Color Enhancers

    Homemade Shampoo, Conditioners & Color Enhancers Looking for cheaper alternatives to washing your hair (or something with more natural ingredients)? I’ve moved the recipes for shampoo, conditioner and color rinses and tips onto this page for better organization, there’s a lot here to get you started.…

  • So Easy & Basic: DIY Makeup Removers & Brush Cleaners

    So Easy & Basic: DIY Makeup Removers & Brush Cleaners Whether you’re a gal who likes to go “glam” with a generous application of cosmetics on a special night out or someone who prefers a more “natural” look with minimum application for day-to-day wear, we all need some way to…

  • Indulge Yourself With These Bath Salts & Soaks

    Indulge Yourself With These Bath Salts & Soaks There are over a dozen ideas on this page for making luxurious soaks, jelly and even bubble bath. Ingredients vary from Epsom salts, baking soda, herbs and more. Before getting started, ensure that any herbs or oatmeal are first ground…

  • Nourishing Dry & Chapped Hands, Elbows & Heels

    Nourishing Dry & Chapped Hands, Elbows & Heels Here’s an assortment of recipes and tips to try for nourishing dry and chapped skin (including notes for getting rid of dark patches), and other trouble spots you may have. Homemade Balm: 1 cup Cocoa Butter 1 cup Shea Butter…

  • Relax With These Easy-To-Craft Herbal Bath & Shower Bags

    Relax With These Easy-To-Craft Herbal Bath & Shower Bags Bath sachets (also known as bath tea) provide a lovely, luxurious soak that can be beneficial to skin, ease stress and help soothe aches and pains. They’re similar to Shower Spa Bags (details at bottom of page) except these steep…

  • How To Make Your Own Fragrances & Perfume

    How To Make Your Own Fragrances & Perfume Ever wonder about making unique perfumes and favorite scents? Here’s a collection of goodies to get things started. I have a free ebook download as well as a collection of online resources and tips. Enjoy! Here’s a 28 page report…

  • Rose & Lavender Water: Luxurious Elixirs!

    Rose & Lavender Water: Luxurious Elixirs! Rose water can be used in cooking as well as a rich beauty aid. Try some as a facial toner or astringent, in the bath or as a facial splash (refresher). Notes on Preparation: Flowers must be freshly picked and…

  • 12+ Recipes For Making Your Own Toothpaste

    12+ Recipes For Making Your Own Toothpaste Here’s an assortment of ideas for making toothpaste plus a couple tips for DIY teeth whiteners (those are found at the bottom of the page). If you’re looking for ways to save money or use more natural ingredients than most…

  • Pamper Yourself With These Lovely Rose Beauty Aids

    Pamper Yourself With These Lovely Rose Beauty Aids Roses are appreciated for their beauty and fragrance but did you know they are luxurious aids for the skin and hair too? Here are a few different recipes to try (bath oil, dusting powder and a vinegar that is a…

  • 20+ Facial Masks & Steams Your Skin Will Love

    20+ Facial Masks & Steams Your Skin Will Love Here’s a page full of food masks and herbal steam mixes that can be used for facials, I’ve separated them into two separate groups for easier browsing. Before getting started: When mixing food items, use sterile utensils and containers. Wash…

  • Comfort Tired & Sore Feet With These Easy Hot Water Soaks

    Comfort Tired & Sore Feet With These Easy Hot Water Soaks If you’re a shift worker walking, standing and dashing around all day, you know very well what aching feet is all about. One way to soothe and pamper these tired, aching tootsies is to soak them in a hot foot…

  • 18 Homemade Sugar, Sea Salt & Oatmeal Scrub Recipes

    18 Homemade Sugar, Sea Salt & Oatmeal Scrub Recipes Scrubs are a luxurious way to pamper skin since they exfoliate and moisturize at the same time and will leave skin feeling smooth and soft. There’s no need to buy expensive stuff, make it yourself for a quick and easy…

  • Odor Busters: Easy Foot Powders (& A Spray)

    Odor Busters: Easy Foot Powders (& A Spray) Looking for helpful methods to fight foot odor? I have a few different recipes below to try (including a DIY herbal spray). If you have a chronic problem and find shoes get ruined frequently because of the lingering smell, I…

  • How To Make A Microwave Heating Bag

    How To Make A Microwave Heating Bag Instead of using electric heat pads & blankets or hot water bottles for your aches and pains, these microwaveable packs are just the ticket! They’re known by a few different terms such as: bed buddies, stress busters, rice or magic…