Essential oils

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Learn all about how to use essential oils, plus browse natural skincare and home cleaning DIY recipes that include essential oils.

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The Ultimate Guide to Essential Oils for Skin Care

Looking to add essential oils to your skincare routine? Wondering which ones and how!? Let’s take a closer look at the best essential oils for skin by skin type, how to use essential oils on skin safely, and some fun, simple ways to start adding them to your natural beauty routine! Are essential oils part of your natural beauty routine…

The Ultimate Guide to Essential Oils for Skin Care

Looking to add essential oils to your skincare routine? Wondering which ones and how!? Let’s take a closer look at the best essential oils for skin by skin type, how to use essential oils on skin safely, and some fun, simple ways to start adding them to your natural beauty routine! Are essential oils part of your natural beauty routine…

DIY All-Natural Bentonite Clay Face Mask for Acne & Blemish-Prone Skin

Don’t be fooled by the simple, all-natural ingredients! This bentonite clay face mask for acne and blemish-prone skin works wonders by drawing dirt and excess oil from pores, and balancing the skin’s pH. I know they say that good things come to those who wait… But isn’t there just something so wonderful about instant gratification? To get what you want exactly…

DIY All-Natural Hair Serum For Frizzy Hair

This DIY All-Natural Hair Serum For Frizzy Hair nourishes and conditions hair while smoothing fly-aways to reduce frizz. It’s as effective as it is simple — made with just a few natural ingredients! Let’s take a closer look… Originally Published on March 12, 2017 | Updated on July 5, 2020 Got a case of the fly-aways? A mane that just can’t…

How to Make A Custom Face Oil Blend (Perfect for YOUR Skin)

Looking to make your own face oil blend or face serum? It’s really so easy! Let’s take a look at the difference between essential oils and carrier oils, which of each are best for your unique skin needs, how to properly dilute essential oils in carrier oils, and how to use your custom face oil blend. Originally Published on Apr…

Why Face Oils? Are They for Everyone?

Oil on your face!? Oh absolutely. No matter your skincare goal — silky smooth moisture, keeping pores and skin clear, slowing the signs of aging — face oils belong in your skincare routine. Over the years, I’ve tried dozens of different face oils. Their unique vitamin and mineral contents, scents, and textures in addition to the varying fatty acid compositions…

Oil Cleansing Method 101: How to Wash Your Face with Oil

Have you heard about the oil cleansing method or washing your face with oil? Wondering if or how it works!? Let’s take a look at: How the right face oils keep skin clean and clear Which carrier oils and essential oils are best for the oil cleansing method The exact steps to follow to wash your face with oil I…

Luxurious Tangerine & Rose DIY Sugar Scrub Recipe

A homemade body scrub that’s undeniably spa-worthy? This luxurious Tangerine and Rose Sugar Scrub recipe smells amazing, leaves skin silky smooth, and is incredibly easy to make! What if you could have a luxurious spa day EVERY. SINGLE. WEEK? Multiple times a week? Without even having to leave the comforts of your own home!? Well you can easily transform your…

Moisturizing Mojito DIY Sugar Scrub Recipe

Looking for a DIY sugar scrub that smells amazing, leaves skin silky soft, and is incredibly easy to make? This Mint Mojito Sugar Scrub recipe is it! Skin in need of a little pick-me-up after hibernating all winter long? Nothing a great sugar scrub can’t fix! Not only do sugar scrubs exfoliate the skin and slough away dead skin cells,…

How to Make A Custom Oil Cleansing Balm Perfect for YOUR Skin

Looking to make your own face oil cleanser? Learn how to make a custom DIY oil cleansing balm perfect for YOUR unique skin’s needs. This is a guest blog post from my beautiful friend Jennifer, the lady behind the natural beauty blog Jenni Raincloud. I’ll let her take it from here…! I firmly believe the Oil Cleansing Method is one…

How to Use Essential Oils on Your Skin: 3 Must-Know Rules

Certain essential oils work wonders for the skin — helping to prevent breakouts, slow the signs of aging, increase elasticity, and so much more! But essential oils are powerful and need to be used properly. Learn the rules for how to use essential oils on your skin so you can safely enjoy all the benefits! So you want to add essential…

DIY All-Natural Holiday Classics Sugar Scrub Trio

This DIY All-Natural Holiday Classics Sugar Scrub Trio makes for the perfect homemade holiday gift! They smell delicious and leave skin silky smooth. Plus, they’re SO simple to make and always a crowd-pleaser! Oh my goodness. The holidays have really crept up on me on faster than an avocado goes bad. Now if you’re feeling me on this, chances are…

DIY All-Natural Intense Hydration Hair Mask for Soft, Healthy Locks

This DIY All-Natural Intense Hydration Hair Mask is your prescription for naturally soft, healthy, begging-to-be-touched hair! This post is sponsored by Cocavo though all thoughts and opinions are of course my own. Cocavo’s unqiue oil blend is a new staple in my pantry… OK and my beauty routine, too!…  and I’m so excited to partner with such an awesome company! Thank you…

DIY All-Natural Gingerbread Sugar Scrub (such a simple homemade gift!)

This DIY All-Natural Gingerbread Sugar Scrub leaves skin silky smooth and is so simple to make. It’s a great homemade holiday gift option! Everyone loves a homemade gift. And I’m going to let you in on a little secret: sugar scrubs are the easiest of easy homemade gift options. Yes, even you non-DIYers can whip up a delicious smelling, ultra…

DIY All-Natural Face Oil for Acne-Prone & Oily Skin

This DIY All-Natural Face Oil for Acne-Prone and Oily Skin combines the best carrier oils and essential oils to keep skin clear by fighting blemishes and reducing oil production. Yes, applying oil to your skin can actually reduce the skin’s own oil production! Learn why it works + grab the recipe! Some things are just real head-scratchers… Like how putting…

Natural Teeth Whitening Remedies: 5 Tried-and-True Methods

Looking to whiten teeth naturally and without an expensive trip to the dentist? These 5 tried-and-true natural teeth whitening methods are so simple to do at home and extremely affordable! Are your pearly whites not holding up to their name? In other words: not exactly looking so pearly white? Hey, it happens. Coffee, wine, tea… age. They can make your smile…

Insanely Simple DIY Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening Paste

Looking to whiten your teeth naturally? This this DIY activated charcoal teeth whitening paste may not seem like the likeliest candidate for the job, but it helps gently lift stains without sensitivity. Brushing teeth with charcoal!? I know… it sounds a little nutty, right? “Here, rub this black stuff all over your teeth. It will make them white. Oh and don’t…

DIY All-Natural Toning & Clarifying Foaming Facewash

This DIY All-Natural Toning & Clarifying Foaming Facewash cleanses and keeps skin clear using just a few simple, natural ingredients! Some — like honey and tea tree oil — are tried-and-true natural remedies for acne and blemishes, making this homemade facewash recipe the perfect addition to your anti-acne and all-natural skincare routine. Let’s take a closer look… I made a lot of…

DIY All-Natural Soothing Antioxidant After-Sun Spray

Sunny days ahead! Ooh I don’t know about you, but I just can’t wait to head to the beach and stick my toes in the sand. But nothing ruins a great beach day like sunburn (except maybe that family sitting near you that’s feeding the seagulls… why!?). Sunburn isn’t just uncomfortable — it produces free radicals in the skin, which damage DNA, promote premature…

DIY All-Natural Sunscreen Lotion

It’s all fun and games until someone has to go ahead and ruin it all. Yeah, we’re looking at you, nasty-filled sunscreen. Fun in the sun suddenly ain’t so much fun when you take a closer look at your sunscreen ingredient label: we’ve got chemicals that are known endocrine disruptors (i.e. mess with your hormones), possible or probable carcinogens, and…

DIY All-Natural Whitening + Remineralizing Toothpaste

I want to immediately address the elephant in the room before we go any further… YES, this toothpaste is brown. And NO, it is not the loveliest looking. But hey, we all know not to judge a book by its cover! And those perfectly white toothpastes that you are comparing it to may look pretty, but they’re chock-full-o’-nasties. This DIY…

The Top 5 Essential Oils for Healthy Teeth and Gums

Naturally healthy teeth and gums? Look to these essential oils! They’re best for keeping breath fresh, bacteria at bay, and overall oral health. I take oral health *very* seriously. I think it all stems from my childhood — watching my grandfather remove his dentures. You have to admit, it’s a pretty shocking and potentially scarring act to witness if you don’t…