• homemade soap recipe
    Activities for kids,  Intermediate,  Level of difficulty,  Soaps

    Your kids will love Fun-Doh Soap!

    This kid-friendly soap recipe makes bath-time a breeze Are you looking for a fun recipe to make with children? Allow us to introduce you to Fun-Doh Soap! This homemade play dough soap is both easy and fun to make with youngsters. It’s perfect for a rainy day, school vacation, or letting your little ones craft a homemade gift for their friends. But it’s not just fun to make, it’s also fun to use! Bath-Doh is a DIY soap and modeling clay all in one. Older children can help make the soap dough thanks to its safe ingredients, children of all ages (including the young at heart) can have fun shaping…

  • Homemade cupcake candle
    Candles,  Gift ideas,  Intermediate,  Tutorials and recipes

    This DIY Candle really takes the cake!

    Now you can have your cake… and light it too! Some time ago, we wanted to make a unique candle: a mouthwatering candle in the shape of a cupcake with a whipped wax frosting. Yes, you read that correctly! Our Cupcake Candle recipe features a “frosted” topping made of wax that looks good enough to eat (though we do NOT recommend biting into it!). You’ll see, this DIY Cupcake Candle is a piece of cake! Or… almost. The whipped wax is temperature-sensitive, but once you’ve mastered that, this recipe is a cakewalk! Soon enough, the hardest part will be keeping yourself from tasting it. But if you’ve made any of…

  • How to make solid shampoo
    Hair,  Intermediate,  Zero waste

    This homemade solid shampoo gives your hair real Sleek A-Peel!

    Your hair is sure to take a shine to this DIY solid shampoo Winter tends to make our daily lives a little duller: nights are long, days less bright. Our complexions lose some of their radiance, and our hair some of its shine. Luckily, we have little ways of brightening our days! There are beautiful homemade candles to add a warm glow to your evenings, a DIY face cream specifically formulated for winter, and last but not least, a homemade solid shampoo that will restore your hair’s natural shine. That’s the recipe we’re sharing with you today: Sleek A-Peel, a DIY solid shampoo that leaves your hair lustrous and silky!…

  • how to make make-up remover
    Face,  Intermediate,  Level of difficulty,  Make-up,  Tutorials and recipes

    Turn the LimeLights-Out before you go

    This DIY make-up remover gets your skin out of the glare When the spotlight’s shining on you, it’s fun to have a ruby lip, a dramatic cat eye, or subtly flushed cheeks. But when it’s lights-out, it feels so good to have bare skin again—free of make-up and all the dust, sweat, and pollution that accumulate over the day. That’s why we came up with LimeLights-Out, a homemade make-up remover with a special “limey” ingredient that leaves your skin clean and soft so you can glow again tomorrow. This make-up remover recipe is rather unique. It’s composed mainly of limewater and vegetable oil, which provoke a saponification reaction, creating a…

  • how to make lotion for combination skin
    Face,  Facial cream,  Intermediate

    This DIY lotion gives combination skin Simple Symmetry

    This lotion is a poem for your complexion Oily mien shining too bright / your dryness is also a blight / what immortal hand or eye / could revive thy Simple Symmetry?  With all our apologies to William Blake… Combination skin is not always easy for us mere mortals to manage! People with a combination complexion often have an oily T-zone—that is, forehead, nose, and chin—but dry or normal skin elsewhere on their face. For proper skin care, you need a product that controls oily skin without drying out dry areas. Happily, there’s Simple Symmetry! This balancing homemade face lotion is specially formulated for combination skin.  One of its key…