Handmade Maracas

Looking for something fun for your preschooler this Cinco de Mayo? How about making maracas? It’s easy. You need a toilet paper roll, some uncooked beans, tape, colored paper, and regular paper. Tape a piece of paper over one end of the toilet paper roll. Fill halfway with dried beans. Next, tape a piece of…Read more »

Home Remedies

Did you know that castile soap was originally made from olive oil in Spain? It draws moisture into your skin while allowing your pores to breathe. It contains vitamins A&E, which are anti-inflammatory and the olive oil helps your body produce collagen to keep your skin young and supple. Some dermatologists recommend using pure olive…Read more »

Homemade Cleaning Powder

Are you tired of paying high prices for cleaning products? Here is an easy recipe you can make at home. You will need these ingredients: 1 cup baking soda 1/2 cup citric acid ( found in drug stores like Bartell’s) 1/2 cup Borax 30 drops of lemon or orange essential oil 16 0z container Mix…Read more »

Basic Shampoo

With all the junk in marketed products, here is a natural basic shampoo recipe without all the gimmicks. You will need these ingredients: 1 cup of liquid soap 1/2 cup distilled water 1/2 T. jojoba, olive, or avocado oil 10 drops of essential oil, optional ( if you want a scent ) In a spray bottle,…Read more »

Natural Eyeliner

Did you ever wonder how Cleopatra made her famous eyeliner? It only takes a few ingredients to have magnificent eyes like hers. Combine 1 Tablespoon of Argan oil, 1/2 teaspoon of kaolin clay, and 1/2 teaspoon activated charcoal together. Using a funnel, put the mixture inside a tubular container. Apply with a small brush. Most of the ingredients…Read more »

Homemade Eye Shadow

Did you ever look at the prices of cosmetics today and wish you knew how to make your own? Well, I have the recipe for eye shadow.  You’ll need 1/2 teaspoon arrowroot powder & 1 teaspoon dried colored powder. You can find these ingredients at an aromatherapy store or craft supply store. I’ve heard rice flour  mixed with a…Read more »