Category natural bath products, cleaners
This is my friend Danielle’s essential oil extractor. I pruned a large rosemary bush in my yard, and we extracted the essential oil from it. It takes quite a bit of plant matter to make a small amount. The needles were loaded into the glass bulb which is attached to another glass part below with […]
I made this fantastic body butter by whipping equal parts shea butter, coconut oil, and sunflower oil for several minutes in a mixer. I also added ylang ylang, orange, rosemary, and mint essential oils. This has a really light consistency so it’s much easier to use than hard shea or coconut oil straight from a […]
Homemade laundry detergent works super well (better than any expensive natural detergent I’ve tried), is free of toxins and migraine inducing fragrances, and is stupid cheap to make. A years supply for 2 people who do a lot of laundry costs around $10. I started making my own a few years ago and have not bought […]
I made some really great hand salve the other day with beeswax and safflower oil. This would be a nice gift packaged in tins or small mason jars. It’s basically the same process as making lip balm, you just use less beeswax. I had about 10 oz of oil sitting around that I had infused […]
Lip balm is a really great item to make for yourself. You can make a large batch with a small amount of material, and it is a universally appreciated gift. After making a batch you’ll have small gifts for everyone on your list. You need: – beeswax – any edible oil (coconut is my favorite, […]
I made this rosewater very simply by putting rose petals and water in a glass and letting it sit in the refrigerator for several days. I’ve read that you can also simmer the petals and strain the water or distill it by placing a pyrex bowl over the simmering petals and inverting the pot lid. […]
Here is another batch of cleaner I’m making with lavender instead of the rosemary. Awesome! (To do this just fill up a jar with lemon peels, lavender, and vinegar and wait a week or two. It works great.).