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Hand Milled Soap

Cold process soap is a fascinating hobby (or business) to get into. Long ago, when my oldest was a baby I taught myself how to make soap. In the pre-internet days (for me), it was so much harder to learn. There wasn't videos, and books were sparse at best. As I taught myself how to… Continue reading Hand Milled Soap

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Warming Oil For Winter

If you are like me, you probably have parts of your body that are never quite warm in winter, and often dry, from fabric rubbing against the skin constantly (sweater weather has some disadvantages). Fractionated coconut oil absorbs into the skin quickly and leaves your skin feeling great. Add in warming essential oils and you… Continue reading Warming Oil For Winter

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Natural Body Care

My latest book is now published: Natural Body Care: Recipes That Soothe The Skin It always feels real once the book is in your hands. This was a wonderful book to write and pull together. It sounds sappy, but this from my heart. It is what I loved doing and being able to share it… Continue reading Natural Body Care

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Spiced Hair Oil

If you are a brunette naturally, this hair oil recipe will saturate dried out winter hair. Rosemary is a natural booster for dark hair. Spiced Hair Oil Ingredients: 3 Tbsp olive or fractionated coconut oil 1 tsp dried rosemary 1 tsp ground nutmeg Directions: Add ingredients to a small glass bottle, seal tightly and shake… Continue reading Spiced Hair Oil

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Peppermint and Tangerine Foot Soak

Winter is for self-care and soothing the body. Taking time for yourself. And sharing handcrafted gifts with loved ones, so they can have a spa day, is a gift with love. Each batch whips up quickly. Tuck a pretty wooden measuring spoon with it, for easy sprinkling in the soak basin. If you are local… Continue reading Peppermint and Tangerine Foot Soak