Saturday, October 25, 2014

Cayenne and St.John's Wort Salve Recipe

Suffer from the occasional aches and pains associated with activities like biking and hiking?  What about stiff joints faced with the chill cold weather?  Here is a classic topical formula from The Mountain Rose blog that can help ease these occasional aches and pains.  The recipe is called Cayenne and St. John's Wort Salve and it is great to keep this healing ointment handy during the active summer months and throughout the wintertime for these very reasons.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Sleepytime Bath Oil

For those who love to take a bath before bedtime, there is no better way to wind down.   This simple bath oil recipe called Sleepytime Bath Oil from The Natural Beauty Workshop is made with moisturizing Macadamia Nut Oil and a special blend of essential oils is just the thing to help bath send you off to dreamland.  Since I have some Macadamia Nut Oil leftover from a class,  I will have to make some and send it off to friends who love to take baths.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Lavender Lotion Bars for Dry Winter Skin

Winter will so be here...sooner than you think!  And for those whose skin suffers during this time of year, you may want to start now making this recipe for Lavender Lotion Bars before winter arrives.  This lotion bar recipe from Learn how to make soap! is perfect for dry skin.  It is easy to use.  All you have to do is simply rub a bit on your dry skin.  The temperature of your body will melt the bar and you can just rub it in.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Soothing Lavender Breast Balm

As you all know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  In honor of this, The Soap Queen has posted a recipe for a Soothing Lavender Breast Balm. This soothing balm was created to raise awareness and help women going through breast cancer treatment. According to The Soap Queen, the recipe was inspired by Sharon's Boob Balm for Radiation Burns.  Using similar soothing ingredients such as olive oil, vitamin E, calendula extract and lavender essential oil. this balm is moisturizing and calming for any ouch or rough patch on the skin. All you need to do is apply this balm directly to the affected area multiple times a day.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Vanilla Salt Scrub Cubes

Over the weekend I taught a class through the Redwood City Parks and Recreation.  One of the recipes was a sugar cube scrub and here  is a recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus that uses salt instead that you may want to try...it is called Vanilla Salt Scrub Cubes.  For those who have not taken a class, these are really easy to make.