Let’s talk lashes…gorgeous, full, and NON-TOXIC LASHES
Did you know there is a toxin-free option to boost your lashes that not only works just as well as the chemical filled products, but it’s waaaaaayyyyyy less expensive and much better for you? AND…even nourishes your lashes with essential oils! Oh yeah, there is.
Add about 10 drops of Lavender right into the bottle of castor oil, shake really well. It comes with several special little lash brushes. If you want to really give it a big kick add a few drops of Cedarwood essential oil too!
Using the brush just brush the serum with the oil in it along the base of your lash line in the evening after all makeup has been removed! Voila!
You have just made your very own TOXIN-FREE LASH BOOST that will probably last for a year for less than $15! Enjoy!
Diaper rash. Skin irritations. Scrapes and scratches….All things that you baby’s soft and perfect skin will encounter at some point. Up until very recently I used standard diaper rash cream and ‘natural’ baby lotion to address these issues. Unfortunately many of these products, even those labeled ‘natural’, contain harsh chemicals and petroleum products. They also tend to be pretty pricey.
The alternative I’ve started to use is a very simple, 3-ingredient baby balm that can be used for all these things. This balm cleared up my 8 month old baby’s irritated skin in days. Now I slather it on him after every bath. I’ve also used this balm to soothe a scrapped chin which healed up in no time.
Coconut oil – antiviral and antimicrobial properties, moisturizing
Beeswax – antibacterial and antiviral benefits, acts as a barrier and protects skin
This lotion is super moisturizing and perfect for cold, dry winter weather that leaves my skin dehydrated and flaky. I have been tinkering with several body lotion recipes and have finally found a combination that I love! The addition of Lavender and Frankincense essential oils kicks up the power of this lotion.
Lavender Essential Oil – soothes and cleanses skin irritations and bruises, aids in relaxation
Frankincense Essential Oil – promotes healthy cell regeneration, can help support healthy skin and diminish signs of aging
Some of the most well-known inventions were simply mistakes made by scientists on a different quest. Without these happy mishaps we would be living in a world without silly putty, slinkys, or post-it notes – you know, the important stuff.
I was trying to make a lotion when I ended up with the greatest lip balm! (Although I didn’t realize I had lip balm at first, I just thought I had a jar full of mistake) It’s emollient and shiny and perfect for soothing chapped lips, or giving your non-chapped lips just a little shine. And it is super easy to make. You can add any essential oils that suit your tastes. My current batch is a Grapefruit/Peppermint oil combo, although Lavender/Peppermint is always a favorite too…get creative!
I love body lotion. It hasn’t been easy to find natural lotion options with ingredient labels I can understand, much less pronounce. I really want to be able to pronounce and understand everything that is in my body products. Especially since the skin is your largest organ and anything that comes into contact with it can potentially make its way into your body. I decided it was time to make my own moisturizer. By combining the uplifting and refreshing oil blend, Joy, with just a couple natural ingredients you can create a simple and enticing body balm.
Joy, has quickly become one of my favorite oils. It is a blend of Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Lemon, Coriander, Tangerine, Jasmine, Roman Chamomile, Palmarosa, and Rose. Slathering on this Joy Body Balm in the morning elevates my mood and leaves my skin soft and smooth.
Melt the coconut oil and beeswax together in a glass jar placed in a small pot of water. Once completely melted, remove from heat and add Joy essential oil. Stir and pour into a clean glass jar (I like these glass jars). Depending on your climate, the balm may be softer or harder when solidified – coconut oil melts at 76 degrees and the beeswax helps it remain solid. Here in Chicago it is pretty hard, so I use a little cheese knife to scoop it out of the jar.