Natural Beauty & DIY Tutorials

Conventional beauty products contain harmful chemicals and additives. These natural beauty recipes are alternatives to popular products and contain beneficial ingredients for your skin.

What is Dry Brushing for Skin?

What is dry brushing- benefits and how to

You probably brush your hair, and your teeth (hopefully with natural toothpaste), but do you brush your skin? And why would you?Dry Brushing for Skin I've mentioned dry brushing before and it … [Read more...]

Homemade Solid Shampoo Bar Recipe

Solid Shampoo Bar Recipe

Note from Katie: I'm excited to welcome my friend Elizabeth (also a mom of five) to share her recipe for solid shampoo (shampoo bar soap). If my homemade natural shampoo didn't work for your hair … [Read more...]

Three Kings Lotion

Three Kings Lotion with Gold Frankincense and Myrrh

In our family, we have a tradition of holding one gift to open on January 6th, which marks the feast of the Epiphany and the end of the Christmas season for us. I wanted to find a fun way to teach our … [Read more...]

DIY Herbal Perfume Recipe

Herbal Perfume Recipe with Essential Oils

I've been fascinated by perfume since I was young. Scent is intimately tied to memory and I realized that my earliest memories were tied to particular scent: my great aunt's hand lotion that I would … [Read more...]

Natural Shimmer Lipstick Recipe

How to Make Your Own Natural Lipstick with custom color and scent

Tis the season for making homemade gifts, at least at our house!A few days ago, I had a mom's night out at my house and we made all kinds of homemade gifts like lotion bars, vapor rub lotion bars … [Read more...]

Herbal Face Oil Recipe

Herbal Face Oil Recipe

I was blessed with the naturally oily skin that many of my relatives have. It was a tremendous pain in the teenage years, but I say "blessed" because everyone in the family with that skin type has … [Read more...]

Winter Bliss Lotion Bars

Winter Bliss Lotion Bars Recipe

I'm still learning to love winter. As a southern girl originally from Texas, I've had to adjust to cold weather, but I'm finally starting to love it. This new recipe is one of the reasons why.To … [Read more...]

DIY Detox Foot Soak

At home detox foot soak recipe

I'm a big fan of healing clays. I put them in my own bath and in my children's bath water. I use them on my face as a face mask and my armpits to help detox and avoid odor.Another way I love to … [Read more...]

Imitation Burt’s Bees Lip Balm

Homemade Burts Bees Imitation Peppermint Lip Balm Recipe

Burt's Bess Original Beeswax Peppermint Lip Balm was my gateway product into the world of natural living...really.I was a devoted conventional makeup girl and had a drawer full of the latest … [Read more...]

Bronzing Moroccan Oils Lotion Bars

Moroccan Oils Bronzing Lotion Bars

Ever since I made my first basic lotion bars, I've been experimenting with fun variations and natural scents. Lotion bars are wonderful because they are used on dry skin and are a concentrated lotion … [Read more...]

Natural Mascara Recipe

Homemade Natural Mascara Recipe

I posted a picture of my lashes on Instagram last week and mentioned I had finally gotten my homemade mascara just how I wanted it. A lot of you asked for the recipe, so I'm sharing it now.Natural … [Read more...]