How to Get Rid of Your Farmer’s Tan (Using Sunless Tanner)

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I promise this isn’t some spammy magazine article. It just sort of looks like one. But seriously. This really is what happened when I used sunless tanner on my boyfriend to cover up his farmer’s tan.

Do you have a farmer's tan? Then you must read this article on how to hide your farmer's tan. Learn how I tackled my boyfriend's farmer's tan using a sunless tanner - and what the results were like a week later. Plus tips for using sunless tanners and natural ways to give your skin that summer kiss of bronze without using a sunless tanning product with DHA.

Sunless tanners sort of terrify me. The last time I used a sunless tanner was toward the end of the 80’s. I distinctly remember being very very orange by the end. And of course the tops of my toes and my knees and elbows were uncomfortably darker than the rest of my body. For these reasons I have avoided sunless tanners like the plague ever since.

Last month I received a deluxe sample of St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Mousse in my allure beauty box. Basically a sunless tanner in a pump bottle. Much thinner than a hair mousse, this sunless tanner goes on clear. The formula is supposed to allow you to be able to dress immediately after application. However I found that this product was still slightly tacky to the touch for about a half hour after applying.

Reviews for the St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Mousse agree that this sunless tanner gives you a natural looking tan. Nothing too dark. Just more of a subtle glow. While subsequent applications build color for darker looking skin.

Still, as a Gen-exer who’s survived big hair, orange skin and what is probably the worst fashion decade ever – I was still hesitant to give this sunless tanner a try. So I turned my boyfriend (who is incredibly WONDERFUL btw) into a guinea pig.

My boyfriend often works outside for this job. As a result, he’s developed quite the wicked farmer’s tan. If you’ve ever had a serious farmer’s tan, then you know there’s not coming back from it. At least not until the middle of winter with three feet of snow on the ground.

So, as Greg (the BF) has zero plans for going shirtless this summer, I decided to try out this sunless tanner on this chest. That way, if this sunless tanner turned his skin orange AF, he and I were going to be the only two people to see it.

This Is What Happened When I Used Sunless Tanner - On My Boyfriend! I promise this isn't some spammy magazine article. It just sort of looks like one. But seriously. This really is what happened when I used sunless tanner on my boyfriend.

Here is the before photo. Greg was adamant that I hid his face. Not because he’s self conscious, but because he’s a ghost on social media. He’s the kind of guy who enjoys private moments, well – privately. (I know. He’s already wondering WTF he’s gotten himself into.) Therefore, in this photo he has a frowny face. After all, his chest is white AF compared to his face, neck and arms.

My Review of St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Mousse

After the first application Greg no longer glowed in the dark. However, there also wasn’t really a drastic change. Nothing was orange though, which was awesome. So the next day we decided to try it again.

This Is What Happened When I Used Sunless Tanner - On My Boyfriend! I promise this isn't some spammy magazine article. It just sort of looks like one. But seriously. This really is what happened when I used sunless tanner on my boyfriend. Plus tips for using sunless tanners and natural ways to give your skin that summer kiss of bronze without using a sunless tanning product with DHA.

By the third application, Greg’s fake tan darkened considerably. And it definitely looked more natural than I had imagined it would. (Thus the super happy face!)

This Is What Happened When I Used Sunless Tanner - On My Boyfriend! I promise this isn't some spammy magazine article. It just sort of looks like one. But seriously. This really is what happened when I used sunless tanner on my boyfriend.

And a side by side comparison. The lighting is unfortunately different. Not because I lacked the foresight to take photos at the same time each day, but because it’s been like Seattle in Southwestern Virginia lately. The rain just never stops. (Also I lacked the foresight to take photos at the same time each day.)

The results of this sunless tanner were pretty impressive at tackling Greg’s farmer’s tan. Especially when you compare them to what I had to work with over twenty years ago. You do, however, have to be really careful about applying it. Because you can’t see this tanner once you put it on, you won’t know if you botched your application until after the fact.

This Is What Happened When I Used Sunless Tanner - On My Boyfriend! I promise this isn't some spammy magazine article. It just sort of looks like one. But seriously. This really is what happened when I used sunless tanner on my boyfriend.

Here’s a photo where I had grabbed Greg’s arm, after the product had dried, but before I’d had a chance to wash my hands. (Oh no!)

We also found that the color started to lighten within a few days. By the end of the week, Greg’s chest looked nothing like the after photo. And the sunless tanner became uneven as it faded. The parts of Greg’s chest that had hair stayed darker than the other parts of his chest. So it almost looked like he had rolled around in dirt.

All in all, though, I think that the St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Mousse is a decent product. While it’s not something I would probably ever use, it is perfect for hiding a farmer’s tan. I think this product would be great summer events or weddings that require something like a strapless dress.

Organic sugar scrub. This moisturizing body polish contains a luxurious combination of sunflower oil, shea butter and authentic monoi de tahiti oil blended together into a nourishing emulsion that resurfaces dry skin. Formulated using organic sugar, this natural body scrub gently removes dead skin and impurities. It also helps skin to attract & retain moisture, while revealing a smooth, dewy glow.

Tips for Using A Sunless Tanner

1. Exfoliate.

If you’re planning to use a sunless tanner this summer, then you’ll want to be sure to exfoliate first. This helps to ensure an even looking tan. Otherwise self tanning products tend to look blotchy and will fade unevenly. You can easily make your own custom body scrubs. Or you may like this organic sugar scrub (pictured above) from BK Apothecary.

This moisturizing body polish contains a luxurious combination of sunflower oil, shea butter and authentic monoi de tahiti oil blended together into a nourishing emulsion that resurfaces dry skin. Formulated using organic sugar, this natural body scrub gently removes dead skin and impurities. It also helps skin to attract and retain moisture, while revealing a smooth, dewy glow. (Buy it here.)

2. Moisturize.

After exfoliating your skin in the shower, be sure to apply a moisturizer. You’ll want to apply an oil free, fragrance free moisturizer on your hands as well as on the backs of your heels and on knees and elbows. The skin on these parts of your body tend to be drier than the rest of your skin.

Because dry areas of skin tend to absorb more pigment, applying a moisturizer beforehand will help your sunless tanner look natural and even. When applying a sunless tanning product, you’ll also want to skip these areas every other application for a more natural look.

Natural Self Tanning Lotion. If you find that sunless tanners dry out your skin, opt for a natural self tanning product. Essenu's Steal A Tan™ Dark Indoor Sunless Tanning Lotion not only contains natural tanning boosters, it also contains naturally moisturizing shea and cocoa butters as well as aloe vera and green tea. It's also formulated with marine elastin and caffeine extract to help to tighten and tone your skin for a smooth, beautiful tan.

If you find that sunless tanners dry out your skin, opt for a natural self tanning product. Essenu’s Steal A Tan™ Dark Indoor Sunless Tanning Lotion not only contains natural tanning boosters, it also contains naturally moisturizing shea and cocoa butters as well as aloe vera and green tea. It’s also formulated with marine elastin and caffeine extract to help to tighten and tone your skin for a smooth, beautiful tan. (Buy it here.)

3. Apply in a cool, dry location.

Additionally, always apply your sunless tanner in a cool, dry area. You definitely don’t want to be a perspiring mess when using a self tanning product. Dead skin cells along with sweat, dirt and oil can cause streaking. This is because dirt and sweat form a barrier between your skin and your sunless tanner preventing an even application. So steer clear of that steamy bathroom and opt for an A/C vent instead.

4. Dust on powder where you tend to sweat.

You may also want to dust the insides of your elbows, armpits, the backs of your knees and, um, under your boobs (Hello?! AMIRITE?) with arrowroot powder once your sunless tanner dries. A talc free alternative to baby powder, arrowroot powder helps to prevent creasing or sweating while the product develops. And, of course, once you’ve done the deed, be sure to wait at least four hours before getting wet to avoid streaking or partially washing off the product.

Are DHA Sunless Tanners Safe?

Though FDA has approved DHA, a “natural” sunless tanning agent as safe for cosmetic use, there is some controversy surrounding this ingredient.

DHA, or dihydroxyacetone, is a chemical derived from beet or cane sugar. Restricted to topical use only, “DHA works by reacting to the amino acids present in the top layer of the skin, the dead cells of the stratum corneum, to create a browning effect.” (Source.) It’s generally believed that DHA is safe to use as a tanning agent as long as you avoid inhaling the product. You should also avoid applying your self tanning product to mucous membranes.

If inhaled, or applied to unapproved areas of the body, DHA has the potential to cause asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or cancer. For this reason, spray tans containing DHA are not recommended. Additionally, even with the topical application of a DHA tanning product, there is a risk of an allergic reaction that can lead to itching or even hives.

Natural Coffee Sunless Tanner. Holly + Nectar sells a Summer Daze Sunless Tanner that's DHA free. This natural coffee sunless tanner is all natural, vegan, and super moisturizing. Free of harsh chemicals, this natural streak free sunless tanner instead uses a blend of nutrient rich oils and coffee that revitalize skin, add moisture, and give your skin a healthy looking tan.

DHA Free “Tanning” Alternatives

There are other options if you’d like a sunless tanning product that offers a golden glow without DHA. Holly + Nectar sells a Summer Daze Sunless Tanner (pictured above) that’s DHA free. This natural coffee sunless tanner is all natural, vegan, and super moisturizing. Free of harsh chemicals, this natural streak free sunless tanner instead uses a blend of nutrient rich oils and coffee that revitalize skin, add moisture, and give your skin a healthy looking tan.

As if that wasn’t enough, the bonus is the scent! There’s none of the chemical smell that comes with self tanning products that contain DHA. Instead, this natural hazelnut sunless tanner smells like hazelnut and espresso. And, it won’t clog pores! (Buy it here.)

BK Apothecary's Goddess Glow Body Oil & Bronzer. This ultra hydrating, shimmering body lotion contains a blend of bronze and gold micas to give you a natural, sun-kissed glow. More of a gel than a true oil thanks to the addition of cera bellina wax, this captivating formula is easily absorbed and is satiny-smooth. This product is perfect for temporarily bronzing your skin.

Alternately, you may also like BK Apothecary’s Goddess Glow Body Oil. This ultra hydrating, shimmering body lotion contains a blend of bronze and gold micas to give you a natural, sun-kissed glow. More of a gel than a true oil thanks to the addition of cera bellina wax, this captivating formula is easily absorbed and is satiny-smooth. This product is perfect for temporarily bronzing your skin. (Buy it here.)

Bronze Goddess Shimmer Body Oil from Naturally Beautiful Skincare. Made with real gold flakes and bronze mica pigment, this light weight body oil smells like a sexy day at the beach! It beautifully tints skin with a slight glowing tan and works like a sheer body makeup blurring any imperfections. Simply put, it's the perfect way to get a summertime glow without spending time at the tanning bed or getting too much sun.

I also like this Bronze Goddess Shimmer Body Oil from Naturally Beautiful Skincare. Made with real gold flakes and bronze mica pigment, this light weight body oil smells like a sexy day at the beach! It beautifully tints skin with a slight glowing tan and works like a sheer body makeup blurring any imperfections. Simply put, it’s the perfect way to get a summertime glow without spending time at the tanning bed or getting too much sun. (Buy it here.)

Makeup stick bronzer for sunless tanning and a summer glow. The bronzing highlighting makeup from River Organics gives you a light bronze shimmer and is easy to use.

Or, if bronzing oils aren’t your preference you can also try a bronzing makeup stick, like these pictured from River Organics, as well as an all over bronzer mineral makeup foundation from Earthtones Minerals.

For more natural alternatives to sunless tanners, be sure to check out these makeup, beauty and natural skin care favorites. I’d also love to hear about your experiences (good or bad) with sunless tanning products in addition to your favorite beauty products for summer. So be sure to share your thoughts with me in the comments!

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You Are Not A Failure (Tips to Change Your Perspective & Get Your Mojo Back)

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Let’s face it. Life is hard. And none of us are without our own set of struggles. When life seems bent on an unending downward spiral it’s easy to become overwhelmed and feel like you’ve failed. You are NOT a failure. Keep reading for my story on struggling with life’s challenges. Plus ten ways to get your head back on track to where it needs to be.

You Are NOT A Failure. When life seems bent on an unending downward spiral it's easy to become overwhelmed and feel like a failure. You are NOT a failure. Read my story on struggling with life's challenges. Plus ten ways to get your head back on track to where it needs to be.

You are not a failure.

What you may see as failures or set backs in your life aren’t failures. They are a part of your journey. They are a learning experience. They are not failures. You are not a failure.

In light of the recent suicides by Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, I wanted to take a break from the usual DIY’s and share some of my life experiences with you. While it’s hard to admit, I’ve often felt like I’ve failed at my life. And I know that many of you have, at some point, also felt like you’ve failed. You are not a failure. And, you are not alone.

Struggling with my setbacks.

Recently I had a marriage fall apart after just six short months. I moved for the sixth time in three years. My blog, which I quit my day job for in February 2017 has failed to grow as quickly as I’d hoped as I struggle to find my footing. I haven’t found the time amidst struggling with the fibromyalgia to even start writing my book.

I feel like I’m drowning in debt. I’ve spent extra money getting started full time on my blog. I made large furniture purchases when I got married – furniture which is now in storage. And I spent more money still when I moved out and had to start over. Money I didn’t have.

On top of all that, I’ve also kind of always felt like a black sheep in my family. I’ve often felt that I wasn’t good enough. I’ve thought that no matter what accomplishments I did make, they were never enough. I’m sure some of you can relate.

Luckily I am now well seasoned emotionally when it comes to starting over. I know it can be done. And I’ve learned so so much along the way.

Learning to heal and 10 tips for getting your mojo back. When life seems bent on an unending downward spiral it's easy to become overwhelmed and feel like a failure. You are NOT a failure. Read my story on struggling with life's challenges. Plus ten ways to get your head back on track to where it needs to be.

Learning how to heal.

I’ve been seeing holistic therapist for about six months. (The same amount of time I’ve been legally separated from my husband.) It’s been extremely revealing and I’ve learned a lot.

I’ve learned that no one person can save the world. Sometimes  you have to let people in your life go so you can heal yourself first.

I’ve learned how to break those patterns that lead to unhealthy and emotionally destructive relationships.

I’ve learned that success has nothing to do with money or careers. Rather it has everything to do with friendships and happiness.

I’ve learned that opening myself up to the world and all it’s possibilities can help you heal.

I’ve learned – and though there are still days I struggle – that I am not a failure. And neither are you.

You have no idea how much it means to me when I receive random messages from you, my readers. How it keeps me going. How you inspire me to never give up on my dreams. How you push me to try to make that connection and keep giving back. You are the reason I work to share more of myself and my creativity in tandem through my blog – and my life.

When I was a child I always juggled between the hope of three careers – an artist, a teacher and a writer. Soap Deli News has given me the opportunity to be all three of those things. And with that I’ve found that success, for me, also comes in being able to inspire others.

Therefore I encourage you to look at your life. Really look at it. And transition back to those simple things that make your heart feel full. Then, you too, will see for yourself, that no matter what, you are NOT a failure.

Tips for getting your mojo back. When life seems bent on an unending downward spiral it's easy to become overwhelmed and feel like a failure. You are NOT a failure. Read my story on struggling with life's challenges. Plus ten ways to get your head back on track to where it needs to be.

Ten tips for getting your mojo back.

#1. If it’s not work related, toss out everyone else’s expectations of you. Your life is what you want it to be, not what others think it should be.

#2. Cut out toxic and unhealthy relationships in your life. Friends and significant others should be there to lift you up, not tear you down. (My therapist recommended the book, Stop Caretaking the Borderline or Narcissist: How to End the Drama and Get On with Life, which you may find helpful depending on your situation.)

#3. Repeat a positive mantra in your head. If you feel down, repeat to yourself “I am not a failure.” “I’m a beautiful person.” “I am worthy.” Whatever is the opposite of how you feel. Over time it will start to sink you – kind of like hypnosis – and you’ll believe it.

#4. It’s okay to be angry. Find a healthy way to let it out rather then keeping it bottled up.

One of the local artist I know gathers her friends and they all smash thrift store dishes against a brick wall to release pent up emotions. (Just remember you will need to clean up afterwards.)

#5. It’s ok to feel sad. Like anger, you don’t want to keep that sadness bottled up either. Let it out.

I personally struggle with bottling up my emotions. Therefore I complete what I call my “emotionally cleansing” when everything seems like it’s too much to handle. I sit in the shower and cry until there aren’t any tears left. Then, when it’s over, I feel better. Like I’ve washed all that negative energy, depression and frustration down the drain with the water.

#6. Take supplements. Magnesium and ashwagandha root are both great natural supplements that can help you better cope with stress.

As I’m over 40 and going through perimenopause, ashwagandha not only aids with healthy stress response, it also helps to stabilize my hormones, stop hot flashes and minimizes overly emotional responses due to my body’s hormonal changes.

Tips for getting your mojo back. When life seems bent on an unending downward spiral it's easy to become overwhelmed and feel like a failure. You are NOT a failure. Read my story on struggling with life's challenges. Plus ten ways to get your head back on track to where it needs to be.

#7. Go for a walk. If you can get out of the city and into nature to do so, all the better. Studies have shown that something as simple as a walk raises serotonin levels more than SSRI class drugs meant to treat anxiety and depression.

#8. “It could always be worse.” This is the phrase that pushed me through when I was in so much physical pain from the fibro, I ended up in the ER in tears.

Sometimes you have to change your perspective to realize that as tough as your life is, someone always has it worse. This is not to downplay your feelings or situation, of course. Rather realizing that it really could be worse can help you grasp that you really can survive whatever life throws at you.

It’s also a great reminder that no matter how alone you feel in your personal struggles, you really aren’t alone.

#9. Connect. Reach out to your friends or family when things get tough. Don’t worry that you’re going to be a burden. You’re not. Your inner circle is there because they love you. And that means they are there for you when you need help – even if it’s just to listen.

#10. Seek help. If you still aren’t able to pull yourself out of your funk, you may want to consider seeking professional counseling. If you are uninsured, have an outrageous deductible or simply can’t afford counseling there is an alternative.

My holistic therapist is part of the Open Path Psychology Collective. Formed to offer affordable counseling for those who otherwise cannot afford it, this collective allows you to see any participating counselor within the network for just $30-$50 a session. You simply pay a one time fee of $49. You are then able to see anyone your choose within the network for the lowered rate for as long as you need. (In my case I pay half, or $50 per session.)

Because your membership never expires, you can stop, start or switch counselors at any time as your needs change. You can learn more about the Open Path Collective here as well as search for a therapist in your area.

Remember, you are not a failure. (And one more time.) You are not a failure. You are amazing.

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Vintage & Handmade Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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Give Dad a truly special gift this year by giving the gift of handmade. This thoughtful collection of vintage & handmade Father’s Day gift ideas are perfect for reminding your dad just how much he means to you.

Vintage & Handmade Father's Day Gift Ideas. Give Dad a truly special gift this year by giving the gift of handmade. This thoughtful collection of vintage & handmade Father's Day gift ideas are perfect for reminding your dad just how much he means to you.

There have been a lot of times throughout my life that I have, unfortunately, taken my parents for granted. But being who they are, when I’ve needed them, they’ve been there for me no matter what.

Yesterday my dad had heart surgery to remove a 100% blockage in an artery. As with all surgeries there’s a risk. So there I was hoping for the best, yet preparing myself for the worst. Luckily my Dad made it out of surgery without a hiccup. He comes home today.

Recently it’s really hit home that I don’t know what I’d do if I lost either of my parents. I can’t imagine them not being there for me. So I’ve been making the effort to try to visit more. I’ve also been working on trying to slow my roll and appreciate all of the small things that life has to offer.

If you’ve lost your father, my heart is with you. However, if you dad is still kicking, doing all those amazing things that dads do, then I hope he has a wonderful Father’s Day.

Following is my collection of vintage & handmade Father’s Day gifts to help you shop for the perfect Father’s Day gift this year. These gifts are a wonderful gesture to him for all the memorable things he’s done for you throughout your life.

Vintage & Handmade Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Vintage & Handmade Father's Day Gift Ideas. Give Dad a truly special gift this year by giving the gift of handmade. This thoughtful collection of vintage & handmade Father's Day gift ideas are perfect for reminding your dad just how much he means to you.

Vintage & Handmade Father's Day Gift Ideas. Give Dad a truly special gift this year by giving the gift of handmade. This thoughtful collection of vintage & handmade Father's Day gift ideas are perfect for reminding your dad just how much he means to you.

Vintage & Handmade Father's Day Gift Ideas. Give Dad a truly special gift this year by giving the gift of handmade. This thoughtful collection of vintage & handmade Father's Day gift ideas are perfect for reminding your dad just how much he means to you.

Stacked Magnetic Knife Rack from Gaston Made. A functional design in every sense of the word, we created this beauty In an effort to use up all those extra nubbins lying around the shop. Reducing waste while creating something awesome = 10,000 earth points.

Vintage & Handmade Father's Day Gift Ideas. Give Dad a truly special gift this year by giving the gift of handmade. This thoughtful collection of vintage & handmade Father's Day gift ideas are perfect for reminding your dad just how much he means to you.

Vintage & Handmade Father's Day Gift Ideas. Give Dad a truly special gift this year by giving the gift of handmade. This thoughtful collection of vintage & handmade Father's Day gift ideas are perfect for reminding your dad just how much he means to you.

Vintage & Handmade Father's Day Gift Ideas. Give Dad a truly special gift this year by giving the gift of handmade. This thoughtful collection of vintage & handmade Father's Day gift ideas are perfect for reminding your dad just how much he means to you.

Vintage & Handmade Father's Day Gift Ideas. Give Dad a truly special gift this year by giving the gift of handmade. This thoughtful collection of vintage & handmade Father's Day gift ideas are perfect for reminding your dad just how much he means to you.

For more vintage & handmade Father’s Day gift ideas, be sure to check out my full collection of gift ideas for guys on Etsy. Or explore more Father’s Day gift ideas that you can buy or DIY on my Father’s Day Gift Ideas Pinterest Board. Additionally, I also have a new Pinterest board filled with DIY gift ideas for the holidays and beyond.

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Frugal Laundry Tips to Help You Save Money & Go Green!

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You’re going to love this collection of frugal laundry tips to help you save money and go green! Because let’s face it. Laundry products can be expensive. This is especially true when you’re skin can’t handle the cheaper, synthetic and highly fragranced detergents and fabric softeners. So how can you save money and go green with naturally derived laundry products?

Frugal Laundry Tips to Help You Save Money & Go Green! Plus learn how to make your own 3-ingredient natural linen spray. Cheap synthetic and highly fragranced detergents & fabric softeners can irritate sensitive skin. But you can make the switch to naturally derived laundry products all while saving money and going green! Discover my favorite frugal laundry tips. Plus how to get my favorite green laundry solution absolutely free!

Keep reading to learn how to get my favorite green laundry solution for yourself absolutely free! Plus discover 12+ of my favorite frugal laundry tips including how to make your own 3-ingredient, all natural linen spray.

Why I decided to go green.

I had super sensitive skin growing up. As a result my mother would rinse our family’s laundry twice. She wanted to be sure we wouldn’t have a reaction to the combination of laundry detergent, bleach and fabric softener she used.

As a Gen-Xer, unscented laundry products were mostly unheard of when I was growing up. We used the staple laundry products – Tide laundry detergent, Clorox bleach and Downy fabric softener. Even with a second rinse, I still remember having very itchy skin.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m still in LOVE with the smell of original Downy fabric softener to this day. Unfortunately my skin hates it. As for dryer sheets? Well, they’d make my brother and I break out in hives. Looking back on how we used to wash and dry laundry, I’m a little bit terrified by the ingredients and synthetic fragrances that were used.

I’ve since switched to more naturally derived laundry products like Method’s Free + Clear Laundry Detergent Packs. These laundry packs are not only hypoallergenic, they also contain tough stain fighters to tackle life’s unexpected spills and splatters, all while keeping colors and whites bright. And I love that they’re both biodegradable and effective even in cold water.

However, as I’m currently on a budget, I’m trying to cut as many unnecessary products from my life as possible. That includes paper towels and, of course, fabric softener. Both of these products are easily replaced with reusable, eco-friendly options.

Discover my collection of frugal laundry tips and green cleaning solutions below.

Frugal Laundry Tips to Help You Save Money & Go Green! Plus learn how to make your own 3-ingredient natural linen spray. Cheap synthetic and highly fragranced detergents & fabric softeners can irritate sensitive skin. But you can make the switch to naturally derived laundry products all while saving money and going green! Discover my favorite frugal laundry tips. Plus how to get my favorite green laundry solution absolutely free!

Green Friendly, Frugal Laundry Tips

This leads to the revelation of my favorite frugal laundry product. What is it? Wool dryer balls.

I first learned of wool dryer balls many years ago, but was always hesitant to give them a try. When I finally decided to bite the bullet and give them a try, I was sold.

Wool dryer balls can seem expensive at first. Especially if you’re using the store brand box of $1.99 dryer sheets. However if you use fabric softener or dryer sheets on a regular basis, wool dryer balls quickly pay for themselves in just a few shopping trips.

So what are some of the other perks of tossing your fabric softener and dryer sheets for good? Wool dryer balls not only help your clothing dry faster, therefore using less energy, but they effectively tackle static. They can also easily be scented, if desired, with your favorite natural essential oils and won’t irritate sensitive skin. Good for about 1000 uses, wool dryer balls also cut down on waste.

Frugal Laundry Tips to Help You Save Money & Go Green! Plus learn how to make your own 3-ingredient natural linen spray. Cheap synthetic and highly fragranced detergents & fabric softeners can irritate sensitive skin. But you can make the switch to naturally derived laundry products all while saving money and going green! Discover my favorite frugal laundry tips. Plus how to get my favorite green laundry solution absolutely free!

Lately I’ve been using the new Grove Wool Dryer Balls. They run around $16 for a set of three. However, you can grab a free set of wool dryer balls from Grove for a limited time, while supplies last. Not only will you receive a free set of Grove wood dryer balls, you’ll also get a free package of (my favorite!) Method free + clear laundry packs along with free shipping and 60 day VIP trial with your first order of $20 from Grove Collaborative.

(If you’re already a Grove customer, you’ll receive free Grove walnut scrubber sponges with your next order. They’re perfect for wiping down your laundry room sink, and the soft side is great at erasing grass stains from sneakers before you toss them in the wash!)

Frugal Laundry Tips to Help You Save Money & Go Green! Plus learn how to make your own 3-ingredient natural linen spray. Cheap synthetic and highly fragranced detergents & fabric softeners can irritate sensitive skin. But you can make the switch to naturally derived laundry products all while saving money and going green! Discover my favorite frugal laundry tips. Plus how to get my favorite green laundry solution absolutely free!

More eco-friendly, frugal laundry tips that are perfect for summer.

Following are a few more great frugal laundry tips to help you go green and save money this summer. There’s even a quick and easy 3-ingredient recipe for making your own natural linen spray!

  • The lazy days of summer are here, so I appreciate anything that makes my life easier. Laundry packs are truly effortless — no drips, no spills, no measuring. Toss a few in your suitcase for doing laundry on summer road trips instead of lugging around a bottle of detergent.
  • Soaking clothes overnight can help loosen grass stains and popsicle drips. Simply fill your washing machine with water, add your detergent and clothes, and let everything soak overnight while you sleep. In the morning, hit “start” and say goodbye to stains. (I also love Seventh Generation’s Natural Stain Remover Spray. It not only works miracles on my laundry, it’s also a great choice when deciding what to buy for your first Grove order.)
  • White-on-white looks great with a tan — not so good with deodorant and sunblock stains. Chlorine-free bleach is a great way to keep whites fresh without the “bleachy” smell.
  • Take advantage of breezy days and line dry your laundry. Instead of rushing, savor the small moments: the feel of sunshine on your face, the sight of laundry flapping in the breeze, and the smell of sun-dried clothing.
  • For those items that still need to go in the dryer, using wool dryer balls can cut down on waste (no more dryer sheets!), make your laundry softer, and speed up drying time. Your clothes and your energy bill will thank you!
  • Customize a laundry scent that will make you smile every time you get a whiff of your clothing. Just pick your favorite essential oil and apply a few dabs to your wool dryer balls for a fresh load of laundry.

Frugal Laundry Tips to Help You Save Money & Go Green! Plus learn how to make your own 3-ingredient natural linen spray. Cheap synthetic and highly fragranced detergents & fabric softeners can irritate sensitive skin. But you can make the switch to naturally derived laundry products all while saving money and going green! Discover my favorite frugal laundry tips. Plus how to get my favorite green laundry solution absolutely free!

  • Mix up your own natural linen spray by combining 1 oz. witch hazel with 10 drops of your favorite Grove essential oil and 3 oz. of water in a spray bottle. Spritz onto freshly laundered sheets, towels, and clothing.
  • If you don’t have an HE washing machine, skip the small laundry loads. Instead wait until you have a large load before doing laundry. This will not only save money and water, but it also means less wear and tear on your washing machine.
  • Washing your clothing in cold water saves energy and cuts down on your electric bill. You can get most of your family’s laundry clean without using any hot water. And because Method’s laundry packs work in cold water, you never have to worry about your laundry detergent getting the job done.
  • Be sure to clean out your lint trap after drying every load of clothes. A clogged lint trap or vent lowers the efficiency of your dryer and can also create a fire hazard.
  • Clean out your washer in regular intervals. All washers, not just newer HE washer, can develop odor over time that can transfer to your clothes. Rather than using chlorine bleach to clean your washer, try vinegar instead. Or give Real Simple Clean’s green friendly washing machine cleaner & deodorizer a try!
  • Do less laundry. Jeans are designed to be worn multiple times before being washed. So you can hold off on washing jeans until after they’ve been worn a few times. However, if your jeans start to smell sooner than you’d like, simply freeze them before wearing them the next time to tackle odors caused by bacteria from skin. (Seriously.)
  • Make your own homemade laundry detergent for a frugal, eco-friendly approach to cleaning. Discover a simple laundry detergent recipe here. Or make your own natural laundry & stain remover soap with this soapmaking tutorial.
  • Never run out of detergent again! Grove Collaborative delivers all your favorite natural household and personal care products to your doorstep, on your schedule. Once you’ve submitted your first order, you’ll be signed up for the free 60 day VIP trial. For 60 days, you’ll get free shipping, free gifts, price matching, exclusive sales and personal service. Sign up here now.

For more eco-friendly cleaning solutions, be sure to check out my Eco-Friendly Homemaking Ideas on Pinterest as well as my Lifestyle + Living board.

Frugal Laundry Tips to Help You Save Money & Go Green! Plus learn how to make your own 3-ingredient natural linen spray. Cheap synthetic and highly fragranced detergents & fabric softeners can irritate sensitive skin. But you can make the switch to naturally derived laundry products all while saving money and going green! Discover my favorite frugal laundry tips. Plus how to get my favorite green laundry solution absolutely free!

Do you have any green-friendly, frugal laundry tips that have helped you save money? I’d love to hear your own tried and true ideas. Simply share your eco-friendly laundry tips and tricks in the comments!

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Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home

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You don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own easy holistic beauty and skin care recipes at home!

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

My roommate’s house is heavily wooded in the backyard. As a result, a multitude of strange insects, not to mention bird poop, tend to drop from the trees. So my car is often covered in odd looking spiders with turquoise pedipalps and slimy looking larvae. Don’t even get me started on the tree sperm. (Er, pollen.) There’s simply no escaping it.

Yesterday evening I walked back into the house after taking my dog, Jasper outside. I then retired to my bedroom to watch television with my boyfriend, Greg, after dinner. It didn’t take long to discover a black segmented insect of some sort crawling on me. My immediate reaction was to jump up and down and frantically brush off my body and clothing to rid myself of whatever this bug was.

Greg laughed at me and told me he really enjoyed my dance. But, he stated, “You would never survive in the deep South.” This then led into a less than favorable discussion about palmetto bugs – which are fricking huge flying cockroaches! – and the like. Unknown or simply gross insects are kind of my kryptonite. If they have the ability to spike my anxiety, or even worse, bite and potentially poison me, I want it gone as soon as possible.

The same can be said for toxic skin care products. It wasn’t that long ago that Johnson & Johnson lost a lawsuit claiming that their talc based baby powder caused cervical cancer. It was ruled that there was a link between talc and cancer in a court case involving 63-year-old Eva Echeverria. She later died of cervical cancer on Sept. 20, 2017. This ruling – and the award – was later overturned. However it does raise questions about potentially harmful skin care and beauty products. And whether or not we can trust the companies selling us these products.

As we discover more about the cancer causing and potentially toxic ingredients that the beauty industry has been putting in our beauty and skin care products over the years, it’s no wonder there’s a shift toward holistic skin care. With the average lifespan for women lengthening and the cost of healthcare rising, who can afford to get sick? (The cost for treating cervical cancer can run as much as $82,324 for just the first year of treatment!)

Luckily there’s been a shift in the skin care and cosmetics industry here in the United States towards more natural beauty products. A lot of these natural skin care products tend to be more expensive than their synthetic alternatives however. But you don’t have to pay a high prices tag for your health where beauty and skin care is involved. You can make your own easy holistic beauty & skin care recipes at home.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes

Following is a collection of some of my favorite, easy holistic beauty & skin care recipes. While the initial start up cost of some of these holistic beauty and skin care recipes may be high, you can use the natural ingredients in a plethora of other natural skin care recipes. Thus you reduce the overall cost of your completed homemade products in the end. I hope that you enjoy making these natural beauty and skin care recipes as much as I do.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

Easy Holistic Beauty Recipes

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

Foaming Ginger & Turmeric Face Polish Recipe

This natural foaming ginger & turmeric face polish recipe is wonderful for maturing skin and is crafted with a blend of natural carrier & organic essential oils prized for their antioxidant and anti-aging properties for the best in easy holistic beauty that you can craft at home. Learn to make it here.

Herbal Dry Shampoo Recipe

You’re going to love this natural herbal dry shampoo recipe made with natural botanicals, clay and essential oils. This natural dry shampoo not only keeps your hair looking great, but it smells amazing! A must have holistic beauty product for summer, this dry shampoo absorbs excess oil that can leave hair looking dirty & greasy while also adding volume to fine, limp hair. Get the recipe here.

Natural Hair Gel Recipe

This natural hair gel recipe contains only natural ingredients to help tame your lively locks. With flexible hold that enhances your hair’s texture and manages frizz, you’ll love this healthier hair care option that omits ingredients you can’t pronounce or simply have never heard of. Learn more here.

Herba Matte Hair Rinse Recipe with Apple Cider Vinegar

This Yerba Mate Hair Rinse Recipe with apple cider vinegar not only helps to strengthen hair and improve luster, but it can even restore hair’s natural color and fend off those pesky grays. While this yerba mate hair rinse is especially beneficial for anyone using a no poo hair care approach, it’s wonderful for all hair types. Find this natural holistic hair care recipe here.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

Coffee Lip Balm Recipe

If you love coffee then you must try this easy 3-ingredient coffee lip balm recipe! Made using a coffee infused oil for flavor and scent, this easy and all natural DIY lip balm saves you money while also offering a quality product. This is a favorite among readers as far as budget friendly holistic skin care recipes go. Get the recipe here.

Tinted Vegan Lip Gloss Recipe

This plant based tinted vegan lip gloss recipe is both all natural and, well, kind of amazing! Naturally tinted with alkanet root infused sweet almond oil, this easy holistic beauty recipe for a vegan lip gloss gives lips the perfect pop of red to compliment your own natural beauty. Learn more here.

DIY Sheet Masks for Sensitive Skin

Learn how to make your own natural sheet masks for sensitive skin for under 10 cents each! Check out this easy holistic beauty recipe to learn what ingredients to use for your homemade sensitive skin sheet masks, why these natural ingredients make a difference and where to buy sheet masks to use for your own budget friendly sheet face masks. Discover this beauty tutorial here.

Natural Hair Mask Recipe for Hair Growth

Make this easy holistic beauty recipe for hair growth! This hair mask recipe contains natural neem oil and castor oil as key ingredients that help to encourage hair growth. In addition it also contains coconut oil and sal butter to help moisturize and repair hair and a blend of essential oils for scalp health. Find the recipe here.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

Natural Beauty Balm Recipe

This natural beauty balm recipe for clear, beautiful skin is naturally formulated with organic essential oils and carrier oils that promote skin health and diminish the appearance of aging. This homemade anti-aging beauty balm recipe is a wonderful natural holistic skin care recipe that you can craft at home for clear, beautiful skin. Get the recipe here.

Lemon & Ginger Natural Lip Balm Recipe

Give your lip some love with this natural homemade lip balm recipe! It’s lightly scented with natural lemongrass and ginger essential oils and contains an optional bronze mica for just a hint of sheer shimmer. Discover this easy holistic beauty recipe here.

Chocolate Ginger Agave Lip Butter Recipe

This natural homemade tinted lip butter recipe is made with yummy agave syrup and is naturally scented with cocoa absolute and ginger essential oil. While natural alkanet root powder gives lips a beautiful, subtle tint. You will love how kissably soft this easy holistic beauty recipe makes your lips feel as well as the lip gloss like shine! Find the recipe here.

Natural Translucent Finishing Powder Recipe

This natural translucent finishing powder recipe goes on similar to a translucent fair pressed powder to help mattify shine and give your makeup a final touch. Apply over makeup and foundation or brush on alone for a natural look that helps to give the appearance of a more even skin tone. Learn how to make this easy holistic beauty recipe here.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

Anti-Aging Rosehip Face Serum Recipe

This simple skin care recipe requires only a few key natural plant based ingredients that work in union to reduce the appearance of aging and help to prevent acne. It can even help to reduce the appearance of scarring! Learn more about this easy holistic beauty recipe here.

Anti-Aging Natural Night Cream Recipe

Get healthy, youthful skin naturally with this non-toxic holistic beauty recipe for crafting your own anti-aging night cream recipe made with real plant extracts. It’s a cruelty free natural skin care recipe for making a natural anti-aging night cream recipe to reduce the signs of aging and promote skin health and wellness. This homemade night cream recipe is about to become your new favorite holistic beauty and skin care product. Get the recipe here.

Anti-Aging Coffee Eye Cream Recipe

An easy holistic beauty secret to more youthful, healthy looking skin, this natural coffee eye cream recipe is made using coffee infused herbal oil to help diminish the appearance of dark under eye circles, puffiness and even fine lines. Plus it helps fight aging by promoting skin health and wellness without toxins, chemicals or synthetic ingredients! Find the recipe here.

DIY Eyebrow Shaper Wax

This natural homemade eyebrow shaper wax provides hold without being sticky or leaving clumps behind like other eyebrow shaper wax pencils can. Plus it won’t pull out eyebrow hair with use as I found was sometimes an issue. Find this easy holistic beauty recipe here.

Rose Skin Care Recipes for Natural Beauty & Gifts! Vegan DIY 3-in-1 Beauty Stick! Learn how to create your own rose scented DIY 3-in-1 beauty stick for lips, eyes and cheeks. This vegan plant based beauty stick is glides onto skin with ease and blends beautifully. It also makes a great eyeshadow base!

DIY All-in-One Beauty Stick for Lips, Eyes & Cheeks

Learn how to create your own natural, rose scented DIY 3-in-1 beauty stick for lips, eyes and cheeks. This vegan plant based beauty stick glides onto skin with ease and blends beautifully for natural makeup you can trust. It also makes a great eyeshadow base! Learn to make this easy holistic beauty recipe here.

DIY Rose Scented 4-in-1 All Over Cream Beauty Stick

This natural, plant based makeup recipe creates a naturally scented rose 4-in-1 all over cream beauty stick! This easy holistic beauty recipe works as a bronzer, eyeshadow, blush and lipstick – all in one! Plus there are free printable labels for gifting! Discover the recipe here.

DIY Pink Shimmer Finishing Powder

If you’re looking for more easy holistic beauty options for your makeup and cosmetics, then try this DIY pink shimmer finishing powder! This naturally formulated finishing powder gives skin a warm illuminating glow without unnecessary chemicals or preservatives. Not only will your skin look and feel better when you switch to natural skin care and beauty products, but you’ll also save money! Get the recipe here.

Holiday Red Tinted Lip Balm Recipe

This easy holistic beauty recipe creates the perfect pout for your next holiday party! The deep red of this natural lip balm glides easily onto lips. It looks natural while also giving lips a bit of color oomph for that perfect holiday smile. Find the recipe here.

This lip plumping lip balm recipe gives lips a zing of clove essential oil to help plump lips with the added bonus of bronze brown shimmery tint!

Tinted Lip Plumping Lip Balm Recipe

This natural lip plumping lip balm recipe contains organic clove essential oil to help plump lips with the added bonus of (optional) bronze brown shimmery tint! You’ll love this homemade lip balm for everyday not just special occasions. And, because it contains lanolin, it’s perfect for dry or chapped lips! Learn to make this easy holistic beauty recipe here.

Natural Face Luminizer Recipe

This natural face luminizer recipe highlights and accents eyes, cheekbones and lips by giving skin a sheer glow without too much shine or sparkle. It’s perfect as an eyeshadow base too! Find the recipe to make it here.

DIY 2-in-1 Lip Stain & Cheek Color

If you’re looking for a natural alternative to mass market cosmetics that are free of preservatives and parabens, then try this 2 in 1 DIY lip stain and cheek color! This easy holistic beauty recipe is a snap to make and can be poured directly into lip balm pots or molded into cute flower shapes for gifting! Get the recipe here.

Intense Moisturizing Hair Mask Recipe

This natural homemade moisturizing hair mask recipe with organic mint essential oils is made with natural ingredients that intense moisture to hair ravaged by the elements. It also makes a lovely homemade hand cream! Find this easy holistic beauty recipe here.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

Easy Holistic Skin Care Recipes

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

Matcha All Over Moisture Stick Recipe

This budget friendly DIY for crafting your own natural, holistic matcha all over moisture stick recipe is a simple skin care solution that really works! Homemade with just three natural ingredients, this moisturizing stick nourishes, conditions and protects skin all over your body – lips included! Get the recipe here.

All Purpose Salve Recipe

Learn how to make your own custom herbal salve recipe. Whether you want to test the waters by making a simple holistic salve or want to learn how to create your own custom salve recipes, this easy 4-ingredient all purpose salve recipe is a great springing board for developing your own natural herbal salve recipes. Get the recipe here.

DIY Liquid Hand Soap for Eczema

This healthy holistic skin care recipe for a natural liquid soap recipe for eczema is a wonderful alternative to harsh commercial products. Crafted using natural Castile soap, moisturizing avocado oil and vitamin E, this natural skin care recipe for eczema also contains a blend of organic essential oils to promote healing. Get this simple holistic skin care recipe here.

Rose & Lavender Body Wash Recipe

This homemade rose and lavender body wash recipe is so simply to make that you won’t believe how luxurious it feels on skin! It even contains aloe vera gel for those summer days you may have spent too much time in the sun! Learn how to make it here.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

Vegan Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

This natural vegan solid lotion bar recipe is made with soothing oat butter, plantain infused olive oil and lavender essential oil. It’s the perfect treat for sunburned skin this summer. It also works wonders as a vegan friendly moisturizer DIY on dry or rough feet, hands and elbows! Discover this easy holistic skin care recipe here.

Holistic Cleansing Clay Beauty Bars

Two natural facial cleanser DIY’s. These homemade natural clay cleansing bar recipes are a soap free alternative to cleanse and care for your face naturally. Crafted with natural ingredients that are not only kind to skin but also help to prevent acne, these holistic skin care recipes for clay cleansing beauty bars are a great for sweaty or oily summer skin! Get the recipes here.

Natural Lavender & Chamomile Bath Bombs

These natural vegan bath bombs with lavender and chamomile are homemade using all natural vegan ingredients. These homemade bath bombs are perfect for a long relaxing soak in the tub! Get the recipe here.

Essential Oil Skin Care Recipes

Learn how to use essential oils for natural health and wellness with this collection of easy holistic beauty and natural essential oil skin care recipes! Get started using organic essential oils in your own homemade skin care products, plus learn more about the classic essential oils that you’ll use the most. Find four natural skin care recipes here.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

Coconut Milk Facial Cleanser Recipe

This natural vegan facial cleanser is both gentle on skin and easy to customize. Formulated with soothing chamomile, coconut milk and colloidal oatmeal, this easy holistic facial cleanser and scrub gently exfoliates with bamboo extract for a healthy looking complexion! Get the recipe here.

Holistic Beauty Recipes for Natural Face Masks

Learn how to craft two holistic DIY nutrient rich homemade clay face mask recipes with plant based ingredients like green tea, French green clay and honey powder! Put forward a fresh face and give your skin a healthy dose of nutrient rich, detoxifying face food! These all natural clay mask recipes are so easy to make. Made with natural skin care ingredients these homemade holistic face mask recipes are a must for healthy youthful skin! Get the recipes here.

Plant Based Holistic Calendula Salve Recipe

Use this simple natural herbal calendula balm recipe to help promote healing with the power of calendula when used on minor cuts, bruises & insect stings. This homemade holistic beauty and skin care salve also makes great gifts for the holidays for anyone interested in natural skin care products! Get the recipe here.

Cracked Heel Repair Balm Recipe

This homemade cracked heel repair balm contains all natural ingredients that help to heal and protect cracked heels and feet. Plus, it’s also great for hands, elbows, knees and lips – pretty much anywhere your skin needs some extra love! Learn to make it here.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

Holistic Rose Body Butter Recipe

Moisturize and promote healthy skin with this holistic homemade vegan rose body butter recipe. Crafted using only natural vegan ingredients, this homemade rose body butter soothes and moisturizes dry skin without feeling greasy. Organic frankincense essential oil further lends its holistic anti-aging properties and further promotes skin health. Find this simple holistic skin care recipe here.

Natural Callus Treatment Balm Recipe

Craft up your own batch of this holistic homemade callus treatment salve recipe to naturally promote foot health and banish tough calluses for good. A wonderful natural skin care product that you can make at home with plant-based, holistic beauty ingredients like turmeric, coconut oil and tea tree oil. Get the recipe here.

Dry Skin Salve Recipe with Baobab Oil

Give your skin the love and nourishment it’s craving with this natural holistic skin care recipe that’s perfect for both dry and maturing skin. Crafted using almost 50% baobab oil, this homemade salve is non-greasy. Plus the presence of Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids in baobab oil add beneficial anti-inflammatory properties to this natural beauty recipe and help to promote soft healthy skin. Get the recipe here.

Magnesium & Arnica Body Butter Recipe with Essential Oils

This holistic homemade magnesium and arnica body butter recipe is scented with a delightful lavender and orange fragrance and is great for everyday aches, pains and bruises. Find this natural skin care recipe here.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

DIY Matcha Body Butter

This smooth and ultra creamy DIY matcha body butter is another wonderful, budget friendly holistic skin care recipe. A wonderful natural moisturizer, this holistic skin care recipe is made with natural antioxidant rich matcha green tea and is naturally with lavender essential oil to help soothe and comfort skin. Learn more about this easy holistic skin care recipe here.

Pedi Foot Scrub Recipe with Coconut Oil

This super exfoliating pedi foot scrub recipe with coconut oil will leave your feet feeling like you just had a professional spa pedicure! Made with all natural ingredients, this pedi foot scrub exfoliates with fine sea salt and pumice. It then hydrates skin with shea butter and coconut oil for softer, smoother feet with every use! Learn more about this recipe here.

Soothing Rosacea Cream Recipe

This all natural, holistic rosacea cream recipe with black cumin seed oil not only soothes and calms rosacea, but it is also effective at fighting acne, calming eczema, and diminishing scars, dark spots, and the signs of aging. Find the recipe here.

Baking Soda & Coconut Oil Face Scrub Recipe

Craft this easy holistic beauty recipe for your own baking soda and coconut oil face scrub! This natural skin care recipe helps to conquer blackheads and acne for clear, beautiful skin! Get the recipe here.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

DIY Rose Sugar Scrub

Exfoliate and moisturize your skin naturally with this holistic skin care recipe for crafting a simple homemade rose sugar scrub recipe. Naturally scented with rose absolute, this natural sugar scrub recipe also contains with dried rose petals and skin conditioning safflower oil. This easy four ingredient, lush DIY rose sugar scrub combines simple yet luxurious natural ingredients your skin will love! Find this easy holistic skin care recipe here.

DIY Shaving Cream with Witch Hazel Extract

This natural shaving cream recipe with witch hazel is perfect for anyone who suffers from sensitive or dry skin. Not only does this homemade holistic shaving cream help to prevent razor burn, the ultra rich formula also moisturizes and protects skin. While the addition of witch hazel works to soothe the irritation, damage and inflammation that often comes from frequent shaving. Get the recipe here.

Half and Half Milk Soap Recipe with Turmeric

Naturally colored with skin brightening turmeric, this homemade half and half milk soap recipe offers a plethora of holistic skin care benefits due to the additional fat content and the alpha hydroxy acids naturally present in milk. Learn to make it here.

Unscented Carrot Complexion Soap Recipe

This holistic homemade carrot complexion soap recipe is naturally crafted using a combination of gentle clays, carrot powder, tomato powder and activated charcoal. Suited for even sensitive skin, this tri-color carrot complexion soap recipe is perfect your face and is formulated to help keep your complexion both clean and acne free. Discover this homemade soap recipe here.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

Natural Rose Body Balm Recipe with Tea Seed Oil

This simple holistic skin care recipe for a natural rose body balm is made using just three natural ingredients. Not only is this natural rose body balm incredibly luxurious, it’s also budget friendly! Crafted using natural tea seed oil, rose wax and shea butter, this homemade holistic rose body balm recipe is all natural and makes a lovely handmade gift for someone special in your life! Find the recipe here.

Chocolate Rose Body Cream Recipe with Coconut Oil

This natural chocolate rose body cream recipe with coconut oil is another easy holistic beauty recipe that you can make at home. Crafted using only natural ingredients, this holistic DIY body cream contains moisture intense coconut oil and a blend of cocoa absolute and rose essential oil. Not only does this natural skin care recipe smell amazing, it’s lush formula is deeply nourishing. Learn to make it here.

Natural Antifungal Foot Salve Recipe

Your skin is going to love this natural holistic home remedy for athlete’s foot, toenail fungus and candida with key ingredients like an antifungal essential oil, neem oil and coconut oil. This natural antifungal foot salve recipe is a great way to naturally promote skin health. Used daily it can help to treat fungal foot infections as well as prevent their reoccurrence. It also makes a great spot treatment for acne! Get the recipe here.

Natural Rosemary & Neem Oil Foot Salve Recipe

Treat your feet with this all natural rosemary & neem oil foot salve recipe. It’s perfect for dry and even cracked feet and helps to prevent fungal growth and infections caused by diabetes or ingrown toenails. This handy little homemade foot salve recipe is made using a calendula, comfrey and plantain infused herbal olive oil for one of the best holistic skin care recipes out there! Discover this recipe here.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

DIY Lavender Body Butter with Neem Oil

A wonderful holistic skin care recipe for eczema and dry skin, this natural lavender body butter is crafted using neem oil and organic lavender essential oil! Not only does this easy holistic beauty product offer amazing skin protection and moisturize skin, but it can also soothe shingles pain as well as improve common skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Find this easy holistic skin care recipe here.

Sensitive Skin Deodorant Recipe with Natural Probiotics

You’re going to love this natural holistic deodorant recipe as part of your non-toxic, healthy natural skin care routine! Formulated for sensitive skin, this homemade magnesium & probiotic deodorant recipe is crafted using healthy natural probiotics and the mineral magnesium! Free of irritating baking soda, this all natural deodorant works hard at fighting odors without leaving you with an angry red rash. Learn to make it here.

After Sun Moisturizer Recipe

This holistic after sun skin care recipe with organic essential oils is a must for summer! A natural pain and burn relief remedy, this after sun moisturizer is made from natural skin nourishing oils, shea butter, organic essential oils and aloe vera gel to help soothe skin and promote healing. Get the recipe here.

Natural Burn Relief Spray Recipe with Essential Oils

This holistic natural burn relief spray recipe was created for a friend with breast cancer to help soothe the pain caused by radiation treatment and promote healing. However, you’ll find this homemade burn relief spray also works great on run of the mill sunburns. Discover this easy holistic beauty and skin care recipe here.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

Soothing Moisture Whip Recipe

This soothing moisture whip recipe is an absolute dream for dry, parched skin. Crafted using only natural ingredients, this ultra luxe holistic moisturizer has a fluffy, cloud like texture that melts instantly into skin when applied. Skin soothing butters, aloe vera and witch hazel extract offer rich moisture that promote skin health while a calming, organic essential oil blend lends its aromatherapeutic properties. Learn to make it here.

Lavender Mint Balm Recipe

This plant based, homemade natural lavender mint balm recipe with organic lavender essential oil is easy to make and is the perfect homemade gift idea for lavender lovers! Use this skin nourishing, holistic lavender salve on your hands, body and even lips to promote healing and moisturize skin! You can find this holistic skin care recipe here.

Rose Body Cream Recipe with Rosewater & Essential Oils

This holistic, plant based rose body cream recipe is perfect for nourishing and moisturizing dry skin. It soothes sunburns and also feels extra lush on freshly shaved legs! Naturally scented with rose and ylang ylang this holistic skin care recipe also contains natural aloe vera gel. Get the recipe here.

Homemade Rosewater Toner Recipe

Keep your skin balanced and beautiful with this easy natural homemade rosewater toner recipe. Crafted with witch hazel, rosewater and a blend of natural essential oils, this easy holistic beauty and skin care recipe keeps your complexion looking its best! Get the recipe here.

Easy Holistic Beauty & Skin Care Recipes That You Can Make at Home! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy luxury skin care and natural beauty products. Instead you can make your own DIY holistic skin care & beauty recipes at home! These natural skin care recipes work as well as big natural beauty industry products, but without the steep price tag.

 

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