Witch Hazel Toner

I have sensitive skin.  Or maybe over-the-counter products just aren't for me.  That is a shame, because I like the idea of 'convenient'.  On the other hand, at least I know I'm not putting questionable ingredients onto my body: things like parabens, which can have estrogenic effects on the body things like alcohols, which dry …

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Tooth Powder

Fun facts about me: 'Regular toothpaste' makes my teeth sensitive 'Sensitive toothpaste' are fine for my teeth but irritates my gums 'Natural toothpaste' that contains stevia seem like a gross idea because of the awful aftertaste of stevia - so I'm not even going to try Baking soda is gross to me and makes my …

Foaming Hand Soap

I'm a crazy container lady.  There, I said it.  Friends, relatives, and even my mom's friends save empties for me and I reuse them.  I've said time and time again, 'I don't want the crap that's inside, I just want the bottle/spritzer/candle jar/mason jar', etc.  LOL. Part of it is because I make my own …

Clay Mask

So the story goes: I had had a bunch of clay because I use it as a natural soap colourant.  My supplier sells it wholesale, so at the time of purchase, I acquired about 2 pounds of clay.  That means I either had to find multiple uses for it or be stuck with a giant …

Lemon Balm Balm

Here's a video/recipe combo on how to make lemon balm balm.  Nope, that's not a typo, LOL.  The plant is Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) and the product we're making is a balm. Infusion Ingredients: Fresh/Dried lemon balm leaves Liquid oil (I used avocado oil) Infusion Preparation: If you only have fresh lemon balm, you'll have …