DIY Green Tea Balm
DIY Skin Care Jennifer Phillips

DIY Green Tea Balm

Sometimes I make balms just to experiment with color. Sometimes they turn out to be just another balm I’ll eventually slather on my skin to try to heal the dryness. However, there are a few recipes that turn out to be quite enjoyable, beneficial and pretty. This DIY Green Tea balm turned out to be what I’ve been using on everything from my…

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January 7, 2021
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DIY or BUY Smith’s Rosebud Salve
DIY Skin Care Jennifer Phillips

DIY or BUY Smith’s Rosebud Salve

The Smith’s Rosebud Salve is so popular that I’ve been noticing it everywhere, even in the checkout line at Nordstrom Rack. I decided I had to figure out why it’s so popular and is it natural? I, of course, also needed to figure out if I could concoct a recipe for a DIY Smith’s Rosebud Salve. Below is what is listed in…

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February 18, 2020
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Comparing and Deciphering Vegan Waxes for Balms
DIY Skin Care Jennifer Phillips

Comparing and Deciphering Vegan Waxes for Balms

I get a lot of requests for vegan DIY skin care. You might wonder how there could be animal products in skin care and there typically isn’t but I use a lot of beeswax in my recipes which obviously comes from bees and makes many of my recipes not vegan friendly. I’ve explored a couple of plant based waxes to replace beeswax…

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February 12, 2020
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DIY Conditioning Beard Balm
DIY Skin Care Jennifer Phillips

DIY Conditioning Beard Balm

With Christmas right around the corner, I thought a men’s DIY conditioning beard balm might be helpful since most men are hard to buy for!  Plus, so many men are sporting beards these days and let’s face it, a beard can either be really good or really bad!  I have a beard serum recipe but upon doing some research, a beard balm…

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December 17, 2019
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How To Avoid Grainy Balms….
DIY Skin Care Jennifer Phillips

How To Avoid Grainy Balms….

Have you ever experienced spending a decent amount of money on HIGH quality oils, butters and waxes to make the perfect balm only to find hard grains in it once it hardens?  Or maybe you’re more like me and make balms for the medicine cabinet and months after making them find the texture has changed?   Grainy balms and salves are something…

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July 24, 2019
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Beeswax Beauty Benefits
Beauty Jennifer Phillips

Beeswax Beauty Benefits

I’m sure many of you know the main purpose of beeswax in DIYs, right?  It’s to harden up oils so we can make salves/balms in many different textures.  Did you know that beeswax is actually beneficial to the skin?  It is and it  has many redeeming qualities your skin will love! Let’s talk about the beauty benefits of beeswax… First off, I…

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April 15, 2016
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DIY Eucalyptus Lemon Heel Salve
Body Care Jennifer Phillips

DIY Eucalyptus Lemon Heel Salve

Heels are such a problem, especially in cold weather months!  Heck, they’re a problem in the summer too!  Going barefoot wreaks havoc on the bottoms of feet.  In fact, speaking of summer, have you ever had super cute sandals on only to ruin it with heels that look like they belong to a 100 year old?!  The best thing for heels is…

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January 27, 2016
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Push Up Tubes=Fun Sticks!
Body Care Jennifer Phillips

Push Up Tubes=Fun Sticks!

Who doesn’t need a little convenience in their life??  I know I do!  You all know, one of my favorite things is making balms and salves!  It’s easy and rewarding!  The wonderful thing about balms and salves is that they hold their shape.  You can add any beneficial essential oil for whatever skin need you have and have an easy to apply…

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May 1, 2014
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