From homemade hand creams and body oils to DIY shampoos and conditioners, here are The Untrained Housewife’s best recipes for making your own beauty products.
Natural Remedies for Summer Health
Whether you’re traveling, at home, camping or taking a trip to the beach, here are a few natural remedies, herbs, essential oils and homeopathic remedies that may come useful as we wind down the summer months.
Home Beauty Treatments for the Summer
Summer is the perfect time for DIY beauty treatments. Garden herbs or wildcrafted herbs are ideal for facial steams, foot baths and hair rinses, or try seasonal vegetables for homemade beauty products.
A Beginner’s Guide to Essential Oils
Essential oils are natural, concentrated home remedies for many everyday health problems. Use them in massage, in baths, in oil burners and vaporizers, in compresses, in steam inhalations, and in homemade beauty products. If you are just starting out with essential oils, get one or two oils and build up your collection as you get […]
Win a Free Herbalist and Aromatherapy Course from Vintage Remedies
Register for the Essential Oils Revolution summit and enter to win free Vintage Remedies prizes!
Recipe for Natural Cleaning Bombs
These are much like bath bombs and can be used for toilets, garbage disposals, microwaves,toilets, pots, pans, sinks, baking sheets, and even dish washers.
Homemade Volumizing Scrunching Spray
This spray is how we achieve those voluminous beach waves on a shoe string budget. Remember that many sea-salt sprays are drying to the hair and pull out natural oils. This recipe contains natural oils to compensate for the drying effects of the salt in the spray. At about 1/50th of the cost of store brands, it is a steep bargain without the dangerous chemicals.
DIY Hair Spray
When it comes to offenders of chemicals and hair and scalp damage, hair spray is one of the worst. This easy recipe will actually boost hair health over time.
Homemade Hair Gel
For many, hair gel is essential, especially for men or those with coarse hair. Thankfully nature does provide us with safer alternatives to commercial chemicals. This recipe is not only vegan, but it may actually help make hair healthier. Play around with it until you find a consistency that works well for you. Ingredients: 2/3 […]
Homemade Hair Conditioner
This recipe can detangle even the curliest of hair and slowly restore even the most badly damaged hair.
25 Herbs You Can and Should Grow in Your Kitchen Garden
These are the top 25 easiest to grow herbs that are essential kitchen garden must-haves. Indulge in this herbalist’s dream garden and every chef’s fantasy. As a bonus, all of these herbs have been chosen for their ability to happily grow in containers on any balcony or sun room. 1. How to Grow Aloe 2. […]
10 Ways to Use Aromatherapy at Home
June 10-16th is Aromatherapy Awareness Week. Aromatherapy is one of the most enjoyable complementary therapies, and essential oils are natural, concentrated home remedies for many everyday health problems. Use them in massage, baths, oil burners and vaporizers, compresses, steam inhalations, and homemade beauty products. 10 Ways to Use Essential Oils at Home: 1. Do […]