Row of okra

okra hair and face mask

It’s Food on Your Face Friday! Is that a thing? Let’s make it a thing! Who am I kidding — I’m willing to put food on my face any day of the week, especially when it’s as nutritionally rich as okra. Jam-packed with vitamin C, vitamin K, magnesium, and thiamine, okra offers a number of…

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Beet Root Powder

beet root powder

With all the synthetic, and possibly toxic and carcinogenic, dyes and colorants in makeup and skincare products, it's no wonder folks are revisiting natural dyes. Beets are not only healthy, but also great for DIY green beauty and green skincare. I use beet root powder for all sorts of projects, ranging from lip scrub to…

orange eucalyptus shower melts

orange + eucalyptus shower melts

Ready for the easiest, most satisfying DIY ever? Covet a spa-like shower experience? I have just the thing for you: shower melts!  What in the world is a shower melt?! It's the shower's answer to the bath bomb. While this recipe may not have glitter or rainbows, it sure does have some magic. via GIPHY…

aloe vera leaf

aloe there!

Yes, yes, I know – I'm a cheeseball who likes punny headers. That title, however, appropriately expresses the magnitude of my love for the succulent of all succulents: aloe vera. Called the plant of immortality by ancient Egyptians, aloe vera contains loads of minerals ranging from calcium to zinc to manganese. It’s also jam-packed with vitamins…

coffee and cardamom body scrub

coffee cardamom body scrub

Ready for this easy and delicious DIY? With cellulite-busting coffee, moisturizing coconut oil, and aromatic cardamom, this 3 ingredient scrub is as effective as it is scrumptious. And I mean scrumptious... source: GIPHY coffee cardamom body scrub 7 tbsp coffee grounds (I usually save grounds that I've used for coffee and dry them) 7 pods of cardamom…

liquid soap DIY-not?!

It's Sunday! What does that mean? Time for a DIY-not! I've been on the prowl for a great DIY for a while now, and this one is inspired by two blog posts: The Farmer's Nest and Vintage Kids, Modern World. However, I chose to use the following: 1 4oz bar Kirk's Castile Soap (so affordable on Vitacost!) 1/2…