• how to make glycerin soap
    Intermediate,  Soaps,  Tutorials and recipes

    A Seascape in a bar of soap

    A DIY soap as lovely as turquoise shoal Our latest soap recipe won’t leave you out at sea! Seascape looks just like a snapshot of tropical waters breaking on a glittery beach, but it’s oh-so-easy to make. All you have to do is pour alternating layers of two melt-and-pour soap bases and dust with some mica. And ta-da! You’ve made bars of soap as mesmerizing as the ocean!    This homemade soap’s power lies not only in its beauty; it also has restructuring and revitalizing properties that your skin will adore. It’s as hydrating as the waters it resembles and will deeply nourish your skin. Beauty, benefits, and a breeze…

  • homemade face lotion to get glowing skin
    Advanced,  Face,  Facial cream

    Skin ’n’ Tonic: a cocktail for glowing skin

    Say goodbye to dull complexions with this DIY lotion   Has winter left your skin looking a little lacklustre? You’re not alone! The cold and reduced daylight hours over long, snowy months have left many a complexion weary. Good news, though! We have the perfect pick-me-up: Skin ’n’ Tonic, a homemade face lotion featuring a cocktail of revitalizing ingredients to give your skin the boost it needs to glow again. In developing this natural lotion recipe, we opted for ingredients with toning, revitalizing, and comforting properties—including a skin-brightening orange peel powder infusion and soothing chamomile hydrosol. Xanthan gum and Olivem 1000 combine to give it a delicate gel-like texture that…

  • 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 bubble bath
    Bath,  Beginner,  Foaming bath

    Wash your cares away with No Trouble Bubbles!

    This bubble bath recipe is no trouble at all! At the end of a tough day, is there anything better than a bath? The only thing better, in our humble opinion, is a bubble bath! Bubbles add a touch of luxury, feel extra relaxing, and we have to admit that they’re pretty fun too. That’s why we decided to come up with a new bubble bath recipe that you can whip up in 10 minutes and scent as you please. No Trouble Bubbles will not only help take your stress away, it’s also no trouble to make!  To make this DIY bubble bath, you’ll need not one, not two, but…

  • 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…