• Safety

    Dermocaustic and photosensitizing essential oils

    Essential oils are great, but use them with caution! Essential oils are very useful ingredients in homemade care products. They confer benefits to your DIY cosmetics, while imparting their lovely scents. However, they can’t be used willy-nilly! It’s important to read up on the essential oils you want to use. Some are dermocaustic or photosensitizing, meaning that they can irritate your skin or make it sensitive to sunlight.    You might be wondering why we use these essential oils in our recipes at all. Well, you can still use them as long as you take specific precautions and use them in the right products. As long as you stick to…

  • Beginner,  Hands,  Tutorials and recipes

    Fetching fingertips? Nailed It!

    A homemade nail serum for handsome hands Are you looking to feel good all the way to your fingertips? Why not concoct a homemade nail care treatment that will not only leave them shining, but also stronger and smoother? Read on to learn how to make a homemade nail oil quickly and easily. You’ll have Nailed It in no time! This nail care doubles as a DIY cuticle oil. The vegetable oils in this nail serum recipe will also soften your cuticles and allow you to cut or push them back. For maximum effect, try dipping your hands into a warm water bath before applying your homemade nail serum! This…