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A New, EASY Method for applying Vitamin C!

One of my most popular DIY skin care posts was my Vitamin C Serum recipe.  Vitamin C is one of the most amazing anti aging ingredients that we all should be incorporating into our beauty routine.  I'm going to tell you why in a bit.  The problem with Vitamin C is that when it is not in a powdered form, it is very unstable.  That means, it will go bad quickly and not be effective once it's added to a liquid.  My vitamin C serum, while lots of readers have raved about it's benefits, is a pain … [Read more...]

Skin Remodeling DIY

Many of you reading this are like me, that's why you're here!  DIY skin care is fascinating, empowering and all around smart.  It's not just for the uber crunchy-granola crowd anymore!  It's for women who want to feel and look young but don't want the toxic chemicals that are oh so common in the world of beauty.  When Deborah Tosline contacted me about her new book I was thrilled.  I'm hungry for anything I can get my hands on that is credible and readable.  I'll just be honest-I run into a lot … [Read more...]

6 Essential Oils for Beautiful Skin…(that you might not have thought of!)

I tend to talk about the same handful of essential oils don't I?  I've made my love for geranium, lavender, cypress and carrot seed essential oil pretty apparent!  I thought today we would explore a few other oils that have wonderful effects on the skin and would be great additions to your DIY serums, creams and toners! Patchouli Essential Oil: Despite the hippie stigma attached to this oil, Patchouli is a wonderful oil for achieving beautiful skin. It is helpful when applied to slow healing … [Read more...]

DIY Firming Eye Serum with Rose & Kokum Butter

I'm happy to say, I've got my cream makin' mojo back and have created another eye serum.  This one is in a light cream form and instead of adding plain distilled water, I decided to kick it up a notch and add rose water.  Let me tell you, this is the best smelling product ever!  I've made several batches in my experimenting and have been slathering it all over me every night!  My skin has never been so soft!  I kept with my favorites, rosehip seed oil, sweet almond oil, vitamin E, lavender and … [Read more...]

The Benefits of White Tea w/ Neal’s Yard Remedies

A couple of months ago I wrote a post on the London based skin care company, Neal's Yard Remedies.   I became a consultant to the company in order to get quite a few products for an extremely discounted price plus, I wanted to offer a source for you all to buy the products I was going to review since Amazon didn't carry a good selection.  Go HERE for that post. Today I am reviewing a trio of products that I've been using for the last few months.  The products all contain white tea and include … [Read more...]

Why You Should Sleep On Silk Pillows…

Hold on to your pants, wait....is it hats or pants??  Anyway, this post is super interesting!  I have known for quite a while about silk pillowcases being better for your skin and hair but I had no idea they were so beneficial!  When you think about how much time you spend a day laying on a pillow, it makes total sense to pay a bit of attention to the quality of your pillow. Silk pillowcases are an absolute must when you are serious about taking care of your skin.  Every skin issue possible … [Read more...]

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