• Cruelty-Free,  DIY Beauty,  DIY Projects,  Self-Care

    DIY Seaweed Face Mask

    If the beautiful emerald color of this face mask doesn’t pull you in, the benefits to using this homemade mask will. This recipe includes 2 types of seaweed  Fucus vesiculosus and chlorella. The types of seaweed used are essential because not all nutrients can be absorbed by the skin. Prime example is collagen, applied directly to the skin collagen is ineffective, but these algae are absorbed through transdermal contact and support your own natural collagen production when applied to skin.  INGREDIENTS 1/2 teaspoon kelp powder 1/2 teaspoon chlorella 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 drop vitamin E essential oil Blend the kelp powder, chlorella and vitamin E together to make a paste…

  • Cruelty-Free,  DIY Beauty,  DIY Projects,  Self-Care

    DIY Citrus Toner

    The best way to make sure your beauty products are cruelty-free is to make them yourself. As a Florida native, I cannot get enough of citrus. With just a few ingredients, this aromatic spritz will revive your skin on a hot summer day. Store it in the refrigerator for preservation and a cool spritz on a hot day.  Vitamin C protects your skin from the effects of aging. Essential for collagen production and maintenance, Vitamin C is also a potent antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals in the skin. SUPPLIES Peel of 1 organic orange or lemon 1 tablespoon witch hazel Heat Safe Jar + Lid 1 cup boiling water Strainer Spray Bottle 20 Minutes…

  • Christmas,  DIY Beauty,  DIY Projects,  Holidays,  Self-Care

    DIY Christmas Gifts

    Making your own Christmas gifts is a great way to put a little extra love into your gifts while learning something new and making memories with your co-creators. Even when its something simple, gifts made by hand are often more cherished than those which are expensive. Here are a few simple ideas and tutorials to get you started.  Chalkboard Ornaments Go the kids route and make cute keepsakes like these, or do your very own hand chalking for an elegant spin on this gift idea. Full tutorial available from Fireflies and Mudpies. Gold Gilded Coffee Mugs These beautiful and simple mugs can be given as is, or for a dual-purpose…