DIY Skincare & Beauty

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…

The Top 10 Essential Oils for Skincare

Looking to add essential oils to your skincare routine? Wondering which ones and how!? Let’s take a closer look at which are best for your unique skin needs, how to safely use essential oils on skin, and some fun, simple ways to start adding them to your routine! Originally Published on February 16, 2014 | Updated on April 26, 2020…

My Super-Simple All-Natural Skincare And Beauty Routine

Looking to make the switch to an all-natural skincare and beauty routine? Wondering where to start and which products actually perform!? Take a peek inside my super simple routine, targeted to prevent blemishes and fight the signs of aging… naturally of course! UPDATED ON JANUARY 5, 2020 A lot of readers ask me for all the details on all the…

The Best Face Oils By Skin Type

Face oils are a wonderful addition to your natural skincare routine, but they’re not one-size-fits all! Let’s take a look at the best face oils for each different skin type: blemish-prone, oily, dry, aging or mature, and sensitive or irritated skin. So maybe you’ve heard about how amazing face oils are for your skin… How face oils are naturally rich in…

This 3-Ingredient Exfoliating Matcha Face Mask Gives Skin an Instant Glow

This simple 3-ingredient DIY face mask gives skin an instant glow thanks to exfoliating yogurt, hydrating honey, and high-antioxidant matcha green tea. It’s great for all skin types — even (especially!) acne-prone skin. One of my absolute favorite homemade face mask recipes is also one of the easiest to make… And made with ingredients many of us already have waiting…

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,…

DIY Hot Coconut Oil Hair Treatment with Essential Oils for Thick, Healthy Locks

Are you using coconut oil for hair care yet? This simple at-home hot coconut oil hair treatment moisturizes hair, improves scalp health, and prevents breakage for thicker, healthier hair. *pours coconut oil over entire life* Have you heard this joke before? It makes me giggle every time! Because every naturalista knows coconut oil is Mother Nature’s duct tape! It’s a…

DIY All-Natural Deep Clean Green Face Mask

This DIY face mask for acne and blemish-prone skin helps clear breakouts fast thanks to just a few gentle but effective all-natural ingredients. 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 when you want it? Uh, yes please! Which is…

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…

5 Face Oils for Naturally Clear, Flawless Skin

Can applying oil to your face actually help keep skin clear and reduce blemishes? Yes! Face oils are the best kept skincare secret to naturally clear, flawless skin. Let’s talk about how face oils help to keep skin clear and which oils are the best for reducing blemishes and scarring from acne. I have a teeny-tiny little obsession… With oil. That…

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…

Red Raspberry Seed Oil: Nature’s Sunscreen?

Have you heard that red raspberry seed oil can naturally protect the skin from UV damage? That it’s an all-natural, single-ingredient sunscreen? Let’s take a closer look at this antioxidant-packed oil and whether or not the rumors are true… Move it on over, hemp and chia. There’s a new seed on the block: red raspberry seed. I admit that I…

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 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…

Oil Pulling: Everything You Need to Know

So you’ve heard about oil pulling but aren’t quite sure what the deal is… How exactly do you do it? Does it really whiten teeth, improve oral health, and benefit the whole body? Or is it all a bunch of hippie-dippy hype? Here’s everything you need to know about this natural health trend! What is oil pulling? Oil pulling involves swishing…

DIY All-Natural Antioxidant Turmeric Face Mask

Turmeric is renowned for its powerful antioxidant properties, and has been used in skincare for centuries. This DIY All-Natural Antioxidant Turmeric Face Mask protects skin from free radical damage with just a few simple ingredients. It also provides great moisture and a gentle exfoliation to boot! Let’s take a closer look… I’ve been mixing things up lately. It’s all because of the…

The Many Skin Benefits of Manuka Honey

Have you heard about the skin benefits of manuka honey? Let’s take a look at what sets manuka honey apart from regular ol’ honey + how it helps keep skin naturally healthy, clear, youthful, and hydrated. Yes, all that! Miracles do happen, my friend. And every week or so, I apply a little miracle to my skin: manuka honey. Manuka honey…