• Beginner,  Tutorials and recipes

    Essential oil blend recipes

    Our scent blends are now yours! If you’ve been following us for a few years, you probably know that we used to sell essential oil and aromatic essence blends, carefully crafted in our workshop, that you could use to scent your creations. As we no longer offer them, we thought it would be nice to share our natural scent blend recipes with you, so that you can make them yourself and add them to your candles, soaps, and creams. Perhaps these recipes will also inspire you to create your own blends… The possibilities are endless! For the sake of simplicity, the recipes below each yield 50 grams of scent blend,…

  • Face,  Intermediate,  Tutorials and recipes

    “Pearly whites” everyday gel toothpaste

    How to make toothpaste? Of all our recipes for homemade products, some are trickier to fine tune than others. These are the ones where we must meet all kinds of criteria and requirements. Toothpaste is one of those products. It has to taste good and foam slightly (just meeting these two criteria alone is difficult since foaming agents usually taste bad!). It has to look attractive (brown toothpaste? Ugh!) It has to be squeezed out of a tube – not scooped out of a pot with a spatula (we’re definitely stuck in our ways!), and of course it has to leave our breath minty fresh with no concern that it…

  • Bath,  Beginner,  Body,  Face,  Tutorials and recipes

    A day at the spa – without leaving home!

    How to have a spa day at home? We can’t remind you enough of the importance of taking time for yourself, if only to make your own products and use them! Today we suggest you treat yourself to a day at the spa – without leaving the comfort of your home. In the privacy of your own home, you can create the environment of your dreams: complete silence or relaxing music, a candle or candles for a soothing flame or a bewitching scent, soft light or complete darkness, or an enchanting blend of essential oils wafting through the house. Do this alone if you need to shut out the world…

  • Hands,  Intermediate,  Soaps,  Summer recipes,  Tutorials and recipes

    “Green thumb” gardener’s soap

    Sure to be a hit with community gardeners and do-it-yourselfers everywhere! We found that our own hands were often dirtied or damaged by our various physical activities, so we created a soap that cleanses, “scrubs,” and repairs. It was originally intended for gardeners, but we put it to the test and found it works not just for scrubbing away dirt but also for removing paint, oil, and grease (yup, we’ve got lots of different hobbies!). So here’s a recipe for a soap that will delight all the gardeners you know, to be made and shared at every opportunity! How to make hand’s soap? Ingredients 350 g (37.54%) of olive oil…