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How to Make Natural Tinted Lip Balm - open containers of 6 shades of lip balm

How to Make Natural Tinted Lip BalmMaking your own lip balm is wonderful because you know what ingredients are going in them, and you can control the scents and colours. Here, I'll show you how to make six shades by using ground turmeric and beetroot powder. This is not only for colour's sake, but for the great antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.

 

Making Bath Bombs  - three balls in a plastic bag, they can be decorated to look like a snowman

Making Bath BombsI made these as stocking stuffer snowmen for my adult children, but they are a treat anytime of the year! Unfortunately I didn't take a final photo of them with their "faces on", but it was a simply drawn as a bunch of dots (similar to smiley faces really) made with a Betty Crocker Easy Writer 4 decorator pen.

 

Mint Lime Sugar Scrub - add ingredients to a bowl and mix well

Mint Lime Sugar ScrubSugar scrubs are expensive to buy, but easy and cheap to make. If you grow your own mint, it will be even cheaper. This is for the body, not the face. It makes a thoughtful gift.

 

Cocoa Butter Cream Moisturizer Recipe - ingredients

Cocoa Butter Cream Moisturizer RecipeThis combination of coconut oil, cocoa butter, and olive oil works very well as a skin moisturizer. A little goes a long way, making it economical as well. This page contains a cocoa butter cream moisturizer recipe.

 

Homemade Bath Bombs - bath bomb still in cupcake paper

Homemade Valentine's Day Bath BombsHomemade bath bombs are a fun, to make and give, gift for a friend on Valentine's day or any special occasion. This is a page about homemade Valentine's Day bath bombs.

 

Homemade Mint and Geranium Sprays

Homemade Herbal Insect Repellent SpraysThis is a page about homemade herbal insect repellent sprays. Many herbs are natural insect repellents.

 

spraying on arm

Homemade Mint and Geranium SpraysAll you need to make these two sprays are mint leaves, geranium leaves, water and spray bottles.

 

Making a Washcloth Soap Pouch

Making a Washcloth Soap PouchUse pretty, colorful washcloths to make these useful and fun soap pouches. They are great for use in your home and to give as gifts. This is a page about making a washcloth soap pouch.

 

Washcloth Soap Pouch

Washcloth Soap PouchThese neat little pouches help limit the mess of bar soap in the shower. Plus they are machine washable, making them more sanitary than a traditional loofa.

 

Christmas Bath Salts

Christmas Bath SaltsI have a long Christmas list and a small budget, so I wanted to make cute personalized gifts that had a lot of bang for my buck. I have a friend that sells essential oils, so several ladies got together at her house for a crafting night to make scented bath products. I came up with this packaging idea.

 

Making Lip Balm

Making Lip BalmThis is a page about making lip balm. Making your own lip balm is not as difficult as you may think.

 

containers of lip balm

Lip BalmMy lips have been so dry lately and I couldn't find my usual lip stuff. Instead of going out and buying yet another one, I made some. I had all the ingredients, but that's because I make lots of homemade hand salves and foot balms, etc.

 

Spray bottle filled and decorated.

Lavender Under-Arm SprayDid you know that sweat doesn't stink? Odors come because old sweat forms a breeding ground for bacteria. To avoid odors, you just have to keep your armpits clean! Use this between showers and after exertion. Shake the bottle before each use and pat dry afterwards.

 

finished jar of scrub

Multi-Purpose Lavender Oil ScrubThis is an all natural, delightful smelling scrub. It works wonderfully to exfoliate your skin from your face to your toes. After I used this on my face I couldn't believe how soft my skin was! And no more dry skin.

 

finished products in decorated bottles

Homemade Mouth Rinse and Tooth PowderWould you like to stop putting harmful, unwanted chemicals into your body? Would you like to save loads of money every month? Well I did. Some of the ingredients in commercial oral care products are simply terrible for you! On the other hand, organic versions at health food stores are obscenely expensive.

 

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finished soaps

Felted Gift SoapsThese felted soaps were made using store bought soaps or you may make your own soap, instructions not given in this tip though. These are oh so easy, but look oh so nice!

 

three examples

Rice Ice PackThis is a simple and quick project. We keep ours in the freezer and they are always ready for the large amount of boo boos in our house. They always seem to make the kids feel better. You can use scraps of material, since you don't need too much.

 

Handmade Scented Soap

An Easy Way To Make Scented Herbal SoapsFrom the culinary to the medicinal, there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of ways to use herbs - including making scented herbal soaps. From the simple to the complex, there are dozens of methods for making soap.

 

Homemade Letter Soap

Homemade Letter SoapA very easy, cute gift that looks hard to make.

 

A turban towel on a green mannequin head

One-Seam Bath Towel Turban CraftWe all love to wrap a towel around our freshly washed hair before we dash to the kitchen to start breakfast or whatever, but halfway there the towel is already coming loose. Use one of your extra towels to make this simple and fast turban that will stay in place.

 

Eucalyptus Spearmint Bath Salts

Eucalyptus Spearmint Bath SaltsI love this scent combination when my body is feeling tired. But buying it at the store is much too expensive. So I figured out how to make my own eucalyptus spearmint blend.

 

Bath Bombs in Basket

Making Bath Bombs at HomeBath bombs can be tricky little things to make, or more particularly, to get right! Here are a few common problems, issues, and tips if you're having problems attempting these creations.

 

Green ribbon headband with elastic section.

Ribbon HeadbandsI have tried three different styles of ribbon head bands. You will have to decide which one works best for you. Measure your ribbon a little over 1/2 a yard around your own head or head of the person you want it to fit so there is about 1 - 2 inch space between the two ends.

 

A container of bath salts with a sunflower button and green ribbon.

Silky Scrub Bath SaltsThese homemade scrubbing bath salts are fantastic as a gift to a friend or to yourself! They're easy and cheap to make, they work wonderfully, and are extremely simple to personalize.

 

Soap Holder Purse

Soap Holder PurseI made these decorative soap holders for my daughter's shower. Kind of resembles a purse. Start with two different colored face cloths. Place white in middle rolled in together.

 

A jar of bath salts for Mother's Day.

Mother's Day Bath SaltsHere's an inexpensive gift for Mother's Day that any kid can make for their mom.

 

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