House of Herbology: DIY Bath Salts

Bath salts are a fantastic way to detoxify and draw out impurities from your body, help you relax, and soothe muscles. You can make your own bath salt blend using everyday household ingredients, essential oils and dry flowers of your choice. If you want add colour to the blend, you can use food colouring to the salt.  The below video shows you how to make … Continue reading House of Herbology: DIY Bath Salts

House of Herbology: DIY Cocoa Butter Lip Balm

Cocoa butter is a beauty essential applauded for moisturising skin, fading blemishes and stretch marks, and hydrating hair. High in fatty acids, cocoa butter works as a protective barrier enabling skin to hold in moisture. During the winter months, cocoa butter works wonders at soothing chapped lips and hydrating dry skin. If you have thick or Afro hair, cocoa butter also works well as a … Continue reading House of Herbology: DIY Cocoa Butter Lip Balm

House of Herbology: DIY Lemon Toilet Cleaning Bombs

Making your own natural household cleaners is fun, easy and with no harm done to the environment. Just as you can make bath bombs, you can also make cleaning bombs which will clean the toilet bowl. The below video demonstrates how to make toilet cleaning bombs using a few key ingredients such as baking soda, citric acid, and lemon essential oil. Rosa Medea is Life … Continue reading House of Herbology: DIY Lemon Toilet Cleaning Bombs

House of Herbology: DIY Solid Shampoo & Conditioner Bars

There are now numerous alternatives to toiletries in plastic bottles – everything from glass bottles, reusable refills, through to solidified versions of liquid cosmetics such as shampoo and conditioner. Making your own Shampoo and Conditioner Bars at home means you can experiment with essential oils and nourishing, natural ingredients that are beneficial for your hair. The below video shows you how to create the bars, … Continue reading House of Herbology: DIY Solid Shampoo & Conditioner Bars

House of Herbology: DIY Nourishing Hand Cream

Keep your hands moisturised during the winter months with a nourishing hand cream. The below video shows you how to make your own handcream using skin nourishing ingredients including coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter and aloe vera juice. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyles including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals … Continue reading House of Herbology: DIY Nourishing Hand Cream

How to Make Body Butter [Visual] — ecogreenlove

Come winter, dry skin cries out for hydration and a moisture barrier to protect it from the wind and cold, dry air. Massaging in a luxurious, whipped body butter with warming scents may sound pleasant, until you read the long list of ingredients that could make your skin itchier and drier. To feed your skin the nutrients it craves, you can make your own non-toxic, … Continue reading How to Make Body Butter [Visual] — ecogreenlove

House of Herbology: DIY Toothpastes

Making your own daily oral health products are easy. Tooth powders have gained in popularity in recent times, but if you like the consistency of a toothpaste, you can make your own toothpaste using coconut oil or distilled water. The below video shows you how to make toothpastes using coconut oil and distilled water. Note that toothpaste made from distilled water has a short shelf … Continue reading House of Herbology: DIY Toothpastes

House of Herbology: Warming Muscle Rub with Ginger, Turmeric and Cayenne Pepper

While the temperatures start to dip as we head in to winter, a warming muscle rub will come in handy to treat any inflammation and to soothe muscles. The below video makes use of ingredients that you most likely have at home in your spice rack including dried ginger, turmeric and cayenne pepper – each of which are known for treating inflammatory conditions – as … Continue reading House of Herbology: Warming Muscle Rub with Ginger, Turmeric and Cayenne Pepper

House of Herbology: DIY Halloween Soap Jellies

Halloween’s most certainly going to be different this year, but that does not mean that you can’t have fun. Have yourself a fun time indoors by decorating your space in Halloween-themed features – everything from Jack-O-Lanterns through to jelly soaps. To make your Halloween soap jellies, you need a halloween ice mould, gelatine, liquid soap or shower gel, essential oils (optional) and dye or food … Continue reading House of Herbology: DIY Halloween Soap Jellies