Skin Care


Herbal Insect Bite Relief

Herbal Insect Bite Relief

My herbal knowledge, whatever little I have, is mostly in plants for the skin. You probably already know about comfrey and plantain and this is a simple recipe using those herbs to make a poultice or paste to relieve itchy insect bites.

Summer Skin Care & Homemade Deodorant Recipe

Summer Skin Care & Homemade Deodorant Recipe

My first batch of homemade deodorant was based on a popular web recipe; this time around I made a few more modifications, enough to call it my own.

Making homemade toothpaste

Making homemade toothpaste

After writing that I was almost out of toothpaste and was going to have to start making my own very soon I found just one more tube of Tom's in the cupboard. Then my parents visited last week and stole it when they left. Actually they didn't steal it, they ...

Toothpaste's last stand

Toothpaste's last stand

A summary of my homemade skin care products and what we buy.

How to make an herbal salve

How to make an herbal salve

This is a giveaway post, as well as a salve making tutorial. The giveaway is now closed. Years ago I bought a large pre-mixed package of arnica flowers, St. John's wort and cayenne pepper (aka: Miracle Herbal Rub Mix) from The Bulk Herb Store. I used it to make a ...

How to Make Lotion ~ A Photo Tutorial

How to Make Lotion ~ A Photo Tutorial

I usually make my soap and body care products after supper, when all my other work of the day is done, which means I don't take photos of the process. Photographing under fluorescent kitchen lighting is just nasty. But today since I had natural light I thought I'd share it ...

Calendula, Salves and an Easy Soap Recipe

Calendula, Salves and an Easy Soap Recipe

A bit of everything: why I love calendula, salve making and a soap recipe.