5 Minute DIY Pore Strips To Remove Blackheads

Getting those pesky blackheads out of your pores is no easy task. A great way to extract them safely is to use a pore strip. Making your own strips at home it easy and way more economical than buying the pre-made ones. Making your own pore strips takes less than five minutes and the results are amazing. Ingredients 1 packet of gelatin (one 1 tablespoon) 1 tablespoon… [read more]

How To Make A Moisturizing & Growth Stimulating Beard Oil

Beard oil helps moisturize facial hair and the skin beneath. It’s a must for those trying to grow and maintain healthy facial hair. A good beard oil will transform a dull beard into an amazing work of art! Beard oil will cleanse and moisturize and at the same time help balance your body’s natural oils. This will lead to soft, healthy skin and hair. As an added bonus, the… [read more]

How To Make Mosquito Repelling Citronella Candles

Citronella has a long reputation for repelling mosquitoes and other pests. It works by masking our bodies with a distinctive aroma that bugs hate. The top use for Citronella is as an insect repellent due to its natural non-toxic repellent properties. There are loads of commercially produced citronella products available for home use, but most of the time the candles and oils are mixed with cheap and harmful… [read more]

How To Make Your Own Beautifully Scented Wax Melts

Wax melts are scented pieces of wax, without a wick, that are melted in a warmer to release a fragrance. They are a great way to try out different aromas without having to invest in several types of candles. Wax melts last longer than a standard candle and are highly customizable. Unlike candles, the wax does not evaporate; only the scent dissipates. Once you can no… [read more]

How To Make Air Cleansing Rosemary & Sage Smudge Sticks

Smudging is the practice of the burning of sacred herbs for spiritual cleansing and purification. It’s a ceremony that has been practiced by Native Americans for centuries. A selection of herbs, usually white sage or cedar, is bundled with a cotton or hemp string. The bundle is then dried. Once the herbs have thoroughly dried, it’s lit and allowed to smoulder. The smoke is then fanned around an area… [read more]

Homemade Garlic & Hot Pepper Garden Pest Spray

I do love to garden, but there are a few pests out there I can do without. Even though I use many natural pest deterrent practices like companion planting, there are a few tenacious little creatures that will stop at nothing to get to my delicious fruits and veggies. A natural, yet effective way to keep pests out of your garden is to use hot peppers. Capsaicin, the same chemical… [read more]

DIY Calamine Lotion To Soothe Bug Bites & Itchy Rashes

Warmer weather undoubtedly means more time outside. Taking a hike, riding a bike, and even time spent in the garden will mean bug bites, rashes, or sunburn. Calamine lotion is the go-to, cure all that can be used to treat anything from sunburn to poison ivy to itchy mosquito bites. While store-bought calamine lotion isn’t as chemical laden as many over the counter cosmetics or anti-itch lotions, you can make… [read more]

How To Make Your Own Gel Air Fresheners With Essential Oils

We’d probably all like to have a nicely scented home, but is it really worth sacrificing our good health, and the health of our planet? Most people probably don’t think twice about using air fresheners, plugging them in and enjoying a “Summer Breeze”, without the understanding that it could be damaging their health, not to mention the health of one’s family, including unborn children and… [read more]

Homemade Essential Oil Stick For Instant Headache Relief

The most common type of a headache that afflicts most people are tension headaches. A tension-type headache affects over one-third of men and over one-half of women in the world. The most common way to relieve headache pain is to use over the counter painkillers. Although oral painkillers have their uses, taking to many of them leads to unpleasant side effects. Chronic use of acetaminophen (such as Tylenol)… [read more]

DIY Herbal Sore Throat Spray To Relieve Pain & Speed Healing

Whether it’s from a cold or allergy, a sore throat can really ruin your day. The good news is that there are several herbs that will help soothe a sore throat and you can find them in your local produce aisle – you may even be growing them at home. Sage has astringent, antiseptic, and antibacterial qualities, and this herb has a long history of… [read more]