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Sep
18

What Are the Pumice Stone Benefits?


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What Are the Pumice Stone Benefits?: Ask Us Your QuestionsWhat Are the Pumice Stone Benefits?

What is the ground pumice herb? Also, what are the pumice stone benefits? Anyone that may be asking these questions, you are in luck, as this cosmetic blog is a great way to answer your questions.  Plus, you can use this blog to find out about the benefits that this herb has for your body.  The cosmetic pumice stone available from Natures Garden is perfect for creating all kinds of cosmetic recipes. Further, there are all kinds of other ways that you can perfectly use this herb. If you are interested, then you can continue reading this blog to learn more about the uses of ground pumice stone.

What Are the Pumice Stone Benefits? : What is Pumice?

First of all, pumice isn’t really an herb. This cosmetic ingredient is actually a type of rock. This rock will form certain types of magma that are cooling. In the case of this cosmetic ingredient, the pumice stone would be ground up to be used in all kinds of bath and body recipes. But, not all pumice starts out in such a small form. In fact, some of the pumice stones that are formed can be quite large!

What Are the Pumice Stone Benefits? : How is Pumice Made?

Simply, the pumice stone is a type of volcanic rock that is formed from cooling magma. But, there is a bit more you can learn about the formation of this special rock. First of all, there is a slight difference between magma and lava. While these two words are very similar, the difference is that the magma is stuck underground and lava flows above ground.  Sometimes the magma will become lava after a volcano eruption. Other times, the magma will cool underground before it gets the chance to make it to the earth’s surface.  In both of these cases, there is a potential for pumice to form. But, the rock that will be formed from magma that rapidly cools under the ground is more common for industrial use.

However, pumice isn’t formed from just any type of magma. These cosmetic rocks are made from magma that is frothy, full of gases, and cooled rapidly.  The gases will form the little holes that we see in the pumice stones. Once the liquid around the gas solidifies it will leave the air pockets that we see in the hardened rock. If the pumice doesn’t form underground, there is one more way that it can be created. You can have pumice form after a volcano erupts. Once the volcano erupts any of the frothy magma that is spewed out has the potential to quickly cool into pumice as it falls back to the earth. 

What Are the Pumice Stone Benefits?: Where is Pumice Found?

Although pumice can be formed underground or in the air after an eruption, most of the pumice is formed by magma cooling underground. Since most of the pumice is created from cooling magma, most of this volcanic stone is mined from the ground. These hunks of pumice can then be used to create pumice stones or ground up to be added to bath and body recipes.

Plus, there is pumice being mined in areas all over the globe. Italy is the largest producer of pumice and is followed closely by nearby countries, like Spain, Greece, and Turkey. However, this volcanic rock can be found all over the globe, including the United States.  Basically, you can find pumice anywhere there was gas and water in magma that is cooing rapidly. So, many of the volcanoes that form near a coast will likely have pumice being created nearby. You can even find this stone in the deepest depths of the ocean, as there places in the oceanic crust where water sinks below the crust and can lead to pumice!

What Are the Pumice Stone Benefits?: Industrial Uses

This ground up volcanic rock can be used to create all kinds of great bath and body recipes. Of course, you can use ground pumice to add some exfoliating properties to your bath and body recipes. Plus, there are some other various uses for this stone in both the current industry as well as in the ancient past. So, check out the information below to learn even more about this cosmetic ingredient.

What Are the Pumice Stone Benefits?: Medicinal Uses

Although there aren’t any medicinal benefits to eating ground pumice stone, there are some medicinal benefits that you can gain from using this cosmetic ingredient. However, all of these benefits are cosmetic and there aren’t any known benefits for ingesting this stone.

What Are the Pumice Stone Benefits?: Food and Beverages

Even though you can’t use a pumice stone to create drinks or meals, there is another type of product that this stone can be used to make. This cosmetic herb can be added to tooth paste to add some exfoliation properties. This great herb can be used to provide some extra exfoliation properties, as it will add cleansing and abrasive properties to the recipe.

What Are the Pumice Stone Benefits?: Bath and Body UsesWhat Are the Pumice Stone Benefits?: Bath and Body Uses

Pumice is best known as a natural exfoliating ingredient for cosmetics. This cosmetic herb can be included in all kinds of recipes to add some exfoliating properties to your various cosmetic recipes. Plus, some people will even use a whole pumice stone to exfoliate rough, callused skin. So, you know that this cosmetic ingredient works well and can get your skin feeling its absolute best.

First, you can add some of the ground pumice to your bath and body recipes and to your homemade soap making recipes. Then, you can use a recipe with pumice stone to both cleanse and exfoliate your skin. This will be useful for helping rejuvenate and refresh your skin. Also, you can use the pumice to help remove any blackheads that may form. Plus, this is a fantastic herb to use to create homemade scrubs. This is a fantastic ingredient for creating cosmetic recipes that will remove dead skin. This will leave your skin feeling smooth and rejuvenated. Further, people will use this herb to help soften calluses and corns to reduce pain from friction

Additionally, you can use this cosmetic herb to boost circulation. This will bring more blood to the skin, which makes your skin look that much healthier. Also, using a pumice stone can be useful for improving skin tone. So, the pumice herb will help exfoliate dead skin and reveal your young, beautiful skin. Plus, this cosmetic herb can be used to reduce rough, dry skin. So, you can help to create smoother skin that is less dry and rough.

What Are the Pumice Stone Benefits?: Natures Garden Cosmetic RecipesWhat Are the Pumice Stone Benefits?: Natures Garden Cosmetic Recipes

First, you can use some of the ground pumice from Natures Garden to create a fantastic foot care recipe. Although this recipe is for making a cleansing soap, the added pumice allows the recipes to add some foot scrub properties. So, this bar of soap will be able to smooth, pamper, and moisturize the feet, too. Not only does our Peppermint Cold Process Foot Soap Recipe include pumice to exfoliate and smooth your feet, but this homemade soap recipe includes luscious herbs and essential oils that will nourish the skin.

Alternatively, you can use pumice to create a cleansing bar of body soap. Our Mechanics Soap Recipe is perfect for anyone that needs some extra help getting really clean. This homemade soap recipe will provide a better clean than a typical bar of soap due to the extra exfoliating power. So, these bars of soap are perfect for providing a stronger clean along as well as exfoliating the dead skin and grime. Plus, this recipe includes skin loving oils and even some cosmetic clay that will all work to nourish the skin.

What Are the Pumice Stone Benefits?: Other UsesWhat Are the Pumice Stone Benefits?: Other Uses

Another added benefit of this cosmetic ingredient is that you can use this cosmetic herb to remove unwanted body hair. This hair removal process is similar to how you exfoliate dead skin.  First, you will want to wash the area with warm water. This will soften the skin and make the hair removal process easier. Then,  you will want to make sure that you lather the area with soap, cosmetic oils, or another kind of lubricating substance. This lubricating substance will be used to help prevent irritation and make the process go easier.

As you use the stone, make sure to do small circular motions. You will want to go both directions with your small circles and apply minimal amounts of pressure. If you decide to use straight strokes instead, then you will be more likely to break the skin. Also, use brisk strokes and be careful not to be too rough as you could potentially cut the skin. be sure that you don’t use this method of hair removal on areas that are irritated, sunburned, peeling, or broken.

Also, small pieces of pumice can be use to prevent bumping of a boiling liquid. This will ensure that you liquid boils more calmly and won’t splash too much.  However, pumice isn’t the only stone that can be used as a boiling stone. Any porous material that are chemically inert can serve as an effective boiling stone.

What Are the Pumice Stone Benefits?: History of Pumice for Building

In ancient civilizations pumice was used for quite a few different ways. One significant use this volcanic stone has is by Romans. This ancient civilization, as well as a few other civilizations, would use this herb  to construct buildings. Some of the constructions that they included pumice in was the dome of their Pantheon as well as some of their aqueducts. Furthermore, many of these ancient constructions are still around today.  Even today, pumice will be used to create lightweight concrete to make some of other modern buildings. If you want to learn more about this cosmetic herb, then you should check out the Pumice and Roman Concrete article from Pumice and Concrete.

What Are the Pumice Stone Benefits?: Fun Facts About Pumice

You may notice that pumice stone is very porous. In fact, it has about a 90% porosity. The abundance of pores has led to this volcanic stone being the only known rock to float on water. However, the pumice rock will eventually sink as it slowly absorbs the water until it becomes too heavy. Also, this useful stone can be used for creating a chinchilla dust bath and even a cat litter box.

What Are the Pumice Stone Benefits?: Ask Us Your QuestionsWhat Are the Pumice Stone Benefits?: Ask Us Your Question

If you have anymore questions about this cosmetic herb, then you should feel free to reach out. We are available to talk at the Natures Garden store, on the phone, and online. An easy way to reach us online is on our social media pages. First, we have a Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on Instagram and on Twitter. Not only are these platforms perfect for getting answers, but you can share your own creation and even take part in the conversation. We wish you the best of luck for creating your cosmetic recipes. Also, we hope to hear from you all soon!

What Are the Pumice Stone Benefits?: A Note About Our Pumice Stone

Natures Garden sells our ground pumice, for external use only. We do not sell our cosmetic products as food items. The information that we provide is for educational purposes only. We at Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies do not intend for this information to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. The information written about pumice that we have provided has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Also, you should keep all of our herbs out of reach of children and pets. Also, special care should be taken by any pregnant and/or lactating women when handling pumice. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our cosmetic herbs. Also, all of the required testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Aug
22

Chamomile Bath Bomb Recipe


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Chamomile Bath Bomb RecipeChamomile Bath Bomb Recipe

Our next wonderful bath bomb recipe is the Chamomile Bath Bomb Recipe. This Natures Garden original bath fizzy recipe uses notes of a beautiful fragrance oil along with the skin loving properties of a cosmetic herb. This cosmetic herb, chamomile flowers, is a soothing ingredient that is wonderful for the skin and entire body. So, you will be able to create a simple cosmetic recipe that cares for your body and is perfect for relaxing in the tub! Just sit back, relax, and enjoy your fizzy bath bomb body product.

Chamomile Bath Bomb Recipe: Amazingly Grace Type Fragrance OilChamomile Bath Bomb Recipe: Amazingly Grace Type Fragrance Oil

This wonderfully herbal bath bomb is not only great for the skin but it has a lovely, feminine scent that will make you feel pretty…oh so pretty! This beautiful scent begins with notes of Italian bergamot and sparkling lemon that are sweetened with middle notes of freshly picked citron and neroli. Then, this fragrance oil finishes with notes of white floral jasmine, orange blossom and rose are blended with sheer musk and cedarwood to create an irresistible aroma for your bath and body recipe.

Chamomile Bath Bomb Recipe: Ingredients Available from Natures Garden

Citric Acid
Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda)
Macadamia Nut Oil
Amazingly Grace Fragrance Oil
Chamomile Flowers German Whole
Kaolin White Clay Powder
Chamomile Flowers German Powder
Bath Bomb Molds
8 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottles
Safety Glasses
White Fine Mist Sprayers 24/410
Safety Gloves
Nature’s Garden Apron
Safety Mask

Chamomile Bath Bomb Recipe: Other Needed Ingredients

Witch Hazel (in spray bottle)
Mixing Bowls
Scale
Mixing Spoon
Rubber Gloves

Chamomile Bath Bomb Recipe: Total Weights and Amounts

300 grams of the Citric Acid
600 grams of the Baking Soda
10 grams of the Kaolin Clay Powder
18 grams of the Amazingly Grace Fragrance Oil
3 grams of the Chamomile Flowers Whole
18 grams of the Macadamia Nut Oil
5 grams of the Chamomile Flowers Powder

Chamomile Bath Bomb Recipe: Clean and Prepare

Before you begin working on this herbal bath bomb recipe, there are a few preparations that you can make to have this process to easier. First, you should gather and clean all of the equipment you need for this recipe. Also, you will want to prepare the spray bottle of witch hazel at this point. Additionally, we suggest that you clear and clean an area of space for you to work to create these bath bombs. Once all of your equipment and work space are both ready to work with, you can begin creating your Chamomile Flowers Bath Bomb Recipe!

Chamomile Bath Bomb Recipe: Measuring the Dry IngredientsChamomile Bath Bomb Recipe: Measuring the Dry Ingredients

First, you are going to need to prepare the dry ingredients for this recipe. So, grab a medium mixing bowl and the scale. Now, weigh 300 grams of the Citric Acid, 600 grams of the Baking Soda, and 10 grams of the Kaolin Clay Powder into this mixing bowl. After all of these ingredients are added, you will need to mix them together. So, take a gloved hand and mix these ingredients well. Be sure that you break up any clumps that you may come across. Once these ingredients have been mixed, you can set this mixture aside for the moment.

Chamomile Bath Bomb Recipe: Measuring the Wet Ingredients

Next, you will be preparing some of the other ingredients for this bath bomb recipe. So, take a new mixing bowl and the scale. Now, weigh the 18 grams of the macadamia nut oil and 18 grams of the Amazingly Grace Fragrance Oil into this bowl. In the following step, you will be using these wet ingredients.

Chamomile Bath Bomb Recipe: Combining the Wet and Dry Ingredients Chamomile Bath Bomb Recipe: Combining the Wet and Dry Ingredients

Now, you are ready to combine the wet and dry ingredients. An easy way to do this is to add the oils to your powder mixture. Once these ingredients are in the same bowl, you will need to use a gloved hand to thoroughly mix everything together. Once all the ingredients are evenly incorporated throughout the mixture and you have no clumps, you can move on to the next step.

Chamomile Bath Bomb Recipe: Dividing the Mixture

Next, you will need to divide all of your mixed ingredients into two even portions. It will be easiest to keep one half in the same bowl and move the other half into the other mixing bowl that you had used previously. You will be using one of the portions in the next step and you can set aside the other portion for right now.

Chamomile Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Herb PowderChamomile Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Herb Powder

First, you will take one of your portions of the bath bomb mixture and add one of the cosmetic herbs. So, take one of these portions and add in 5 grams of the Chamomile Flowers Powder. Then, you will need to mix these ingredients thoroughly with your gloved hands. Once this herb is fully incorporated, you can move on to preparing the other portion.

Chamomile Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Bath Bomb Mixture for the Molds

Now, you will be ready to fill the first half of your bath bomb molds. Before you begin make sure that you are filling the correct half of the mold, as these molds will only fit together one way. So, you need to be careful to ensure your molds will be half and half. You will begin by spraying this portion of the mixture with witch hazel. Make sure that you mix with your hands as you spray, as this will help let you know when the dough is ready to use. Once the mixture feels like crumbly dough, you can stop spraying.

Chamomile Bath Bomb Recipe: Filling the Bath Bomb Molds

At this point, you are ready to fill your bath bomb molds! So, take all of the bottoms of your molds and begin to fill them up. Make sure that you pack the dough into the mold tightly as you continue. This will ensure that the ingredients stick together and that the bath bomb holds its shape after being removed from the mold. After you have this portion used up, you should have about six bath bomb mold halves filled.

Chamomile Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Whole Chamomile FlowersChamomile Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Whole Chamomile Flowers

Next, you are going to be preparing the other half of your bath bomb mixture. Now, this portion will have 3 grams of the Chamomile Flowers Whole added to the mixture. Once this herb is added, you will need to use your gloved hands to fully mix this wholesale herb into this portion. Once everything is mixed well, you can move on to filling up your bath bomb molds wholesale.

Chamomile Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Mixture

Now, your bath bomb mixture is nearly ready to add to the wholesale bath bomb molds. All you have left to do is spray this portion of the mixture with the bottle of witch hazel. Again, you will need to use a gloved hand to blend the bath bomb mixture as you continue to spray these ingredients. Just be careful to avoid over spraying with the witch hazel. If you spray too much, then you may end up accidentally activating the ingredients in the bowl. This means that your bath bombs may not stick together as well in the mold and they may not fizz as much in the bath tub. So, be cautious and stop spraying once the mixture has a consistency of crumbly dough.

Chamomile Bath Bomb Recipe: Filling the Bath Bomb Molds

Then, you will be ready to fill the other half of the bath bomb mold. Now, we should be left with the tops of the molds to fill. So, use your gloved hands and fill up these halves of the cosmetic molds. Make sure to pack your mixture in tightly to make sure everything sticks together and holds its shape. Once you have all the molds filled, you are ready to combine the two halves!

Chamomile Bath Bomb Recipe: Combining the Bath Bomb Mold Halves

Finally, it is time to combine the two halves of the bath bomb mold. So, you will need to pair the tops and bottoms of the bath bomb molds. First, you will need to lightly spray each half of the mold. Then, you can firmly press the halves together until the mold snaps shut. Repeat these two steps until all the bath bombs are made. Once all of your bath bombs are whole, you will need to set them in a safe place where they can set up completely. You will know that your bath bombs are ready when they have hardened up and feel solid to the touch.

Chamomile Bath Bomb Recipe: Finished Bath BombChamomile Bath Bomb Recipe: Finished Bath Bomb

Now, your Chamomile bath bombs are finished! Once your bath bombs have fully hardened, they will be ready to use. At this point, you can either pop them out of the mold or leave them in the mold until you’re ready. Many people like to leave the bath bombs in the molds, as it functions as an easy method of bath bomb packaging. However, you are able to pop your bath bombs out as soon as they harden. You can either use them right them for some fizzy herbal bath bomb fun or you can wrap them with your very own packaging.

Chamomile Bath Bomb Recipe: Chamomile Flowers HerbChamomile Bath Bomb Recipe: Chamomile Flowers Herb

One reason why this bath bomb recipe is so wonderful is that there are skin loving bath bomb supplies included. Of course, these supplies include the chamomile herb. There are many benefits that you can gain from adding this cosmetic herb to your bath and body products. First, this cosmetic ingredient can be used in skin care recipes. This herb is thought to help soften the skin and provide a healthy glow to the skin, too. Further, many have found that this herb can be useful for healing dry, flaky skin as well as reducing stretch marks and wrinkles. Additionally, some use this herb as a natural muscle relaxer. So, chamomile may be useful for relieving inflammation, muscle stiffness, and pain.

If you are interested in learning more about this cosmetic herb, then check out our Chamomile Class!

Chamomile Bath Bomb Recipe: Chamomile Flowers Herb Medicinal

Although our own herbs are only for cosmetic use, there are some places where you can buy chamomile for making tea and cooking. This is often done to gain some of the various benefits that this herb has to offer. First, many find that Chamomile can be used to treat an upset stomach, promote restful sleep, and help aid in healthy digestion. Additionally, some use this wonderful herb to help relieve symptoms of both asthma and colds. Plus, this cosmetic herb has been found to help relieve the pain of menstrual cramps as well as certain sleep disorders. Further, some have even found that this herbal tea can be used to help kill off cancer cells.

Most commonly, people will use cosmetic grade chamomile to create tea. In fact, this cosmetic herb is often used to make sleepy time tea. Another delicious way to integrate this cosmetic herb into your own diet is Real Simple’s recipe for Lemon Chamomile Shortbread. So, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the benefits of this herb!

Chamomile Bath Bomb Recipe: Reach Out to UsChamomile Bath Bomb Recipe: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you enjoyed this wonderful bath and body recipe from Natures Garden. If you have any questions about this cosmetic recipe or anything else, then feel free to reach out to us! We are available on the phone, in the store, and online. If you are looking to talk online, then a good place to find us is on social media. We have a Facebook account. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on Twitter and Instagram. Not only is this a perfect place to ask questions, but you can use these platforms to stay up to date on our latest released recipes. We hope to hear from you soon!

Please Note: Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies sells both chamomile powder and whole dried chamomile flowers for external use only. We do not sell either chamomile as a food item. (The information we have provided above is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease or illness. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration). Always keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Special care should be taken by pregnant and/or lactating women when handling herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our chamomile powder and chamomile whole herb. All testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Feb
28

Activated Charcoal Recipes


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Activated Charcoal Recipes Activated Charcoal Recipes 

If you are looking for an amazing way to get yourself a deep body cleanse, then you are not going to want to miss out on these amazing activated charcoal recipes! This cosmetic additive has a unique chemical structure that leads to some amazing benefits for the human body.

Since activated charcoal has a multitude of internal spaces, or pores, on its surface, it is able to sort of trap a variety of chemicals.  This includes things like toxins in your body, on its surface. Thus, these toxins are all in one place and are unable to react with anything else. This makes the toxins easier for the body manage and remove. This makes the activated charcoal extremely useful for cleansing the human body. Not only can it be used to cleanse the outside of the body, but this powder is useful for removing internal toxins as well. Therefore, recipes that use activated charcoal can be more cleansing and better for the skin. So, this blog will discuss further a few of the benefits of activated charcoal. In addition, we give you a variety of fantastic activated charcoal recipes from Natures Garden.

Activated Charcoal Recipes Skin Toxins Removal Benefit

Activated charcoal is a fantastic detoxifier that can be used to help clear up your skin! This recipe has been known to be great for reducing blemishes on the skin, even blemishes that may pop up on the face. Anything from pimples to deep down pore impurities can be reduced by using this amazing cosmetic powder. Further, outbreaks of acne have been found to be reduced in various cases from the use of activated charcoal on any afflicted areas. Since activated charcoal attracts and helps remove toxins and small particles, it will help pull out the toxins in your pores that would otherwise build up and eventually cause nasty blemishes. Overall, activated charcoal is a perfect ingredient to use on your face and general skin care routine!

Activated Charcoal Recipes Activated Charcoal Mask Recipe

Activated Charcoal Recipes Activated Charcoal Mask RecipeSince activated charcoal has all kinds of beneficial properties for skin, this incredible ingredient would make a perfect addition to a variety of recipes. One such cosmetic recipe is meant for cleansing the face. While this recipe is hardly the only choice for an effective cleanse, Natures Garden has a great facial mask recipe.  It was created incorporating this lovely powder. The Activated Charcoal Mask Recipe is a simple recipe that helps clean out your pores and rejuvenate your skin!  The activated charcoal along with the help of vitamin E oil, bentonite clay powder, vegetable glycerin, and rosemary essential oil will create a difference in your skin that you will be able to see and feel. So, take a chance on this cleansing recipe and feel a deeper clean from your typical skin care regimen!

Activated Charcoal Recipes Lumps of Coal Bath Bombs Recipe

Activated Charcoal Recipes Lumps of Coal Bath Bombs RecipeEveryone loves a great bath bomb! Watching the pretty orb fizz as you sit back and relax. It is the perfect end to a long day. However, just sitting back and relaxing with a typical bath bomb is not going to scrub all that dirt. No matter how pretty the scent you eventually realize your bath bombs were not made for anything more than a scented soak. So, why not create a bath bomb recipe with more cleansing power? Get ready for a soak in the bath that your body deserves while the activated charcoal does all the work. While this recipe has the typical ingredients of a bath bomb, the Lumps of Coal Bath Bomb Recipe has the added benefit of this useful cosmetic powder.

Originally, this recipe was formulated to appear to be lumps of coal for the holiday season. However, this fantastic bath bomb recipe deserves to be celebrated all year round! It’s impossible to limit something this great to just the holiday season, so give this cleansing bath bomb recipe a try.               

Activated Charcoal Recipes Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe

Activated Charcoal Recipes Activated Charcoal Scrub RecipeScrubs are one of the best kinds of products to fix dry, flaky hands. This is often the product of choice for dry skin. This is because scrubs can be used to remove dead skin. The added oils moisturize at the same time. While a scrub recipe is amazing for quenching dry skin, they’re typically made without any kind of cleansing properties. While activated charcoal is not exactly the same as soap, adding this cleansing powder to a scrub can make it more than just your average scrub. So, creating this recipe, Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe, is the best of both worlds! Not only do you get the exfoliating and nourishing power of an average scrub recipe, but there is the added benefit you get from adding activated charcoal.

Activated Charcoal Recipes Creating Naturally Colored Activated Charcoal Soap Recipes

Activated Charcoal Recipes Creating Naturally Colored Activated Charcoal Soap RecipesActivated charcoal can add some extra cleaning power to your soap recipes. Also, this cosmetic powder can be used for aesthetic purposes too. This powder can be used to naturally color your soap to a shade of black. Plus, from the addition of diamond dust mica, it has a unique shimmer. So, the Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe was created to blend the aesthetic appeal with the amazing properties.

Activated Charcoal Powder Uses Creative Cold Processes Soap Recipe

Activated Charcoal Powder Uses Creative Cold Processes Soap RecipeAs you now know, this cosmetic powder is a perfect addition to recipes made for cleansing! An obvious recipe would be creating soap. However, it is not just melt and pour soap that can benefit from the powder. Another creative way to use activated charcoal is as a colorant in a fun cold process soap recipe! Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe takes everything we all know and love about soap making, giving it a slightly new twist. Since this recipe utilizes the benefits of activated charcoal, it is just as cleansing as the typical cold process soap. In addition, it has the deep pore cleaning power of this fantastic cosmetic powder!

Activated Charcoal Recipes Naturally Colored Fish Kiss Soap Recipe

Activated Charcoal Recipes Naturally Colored Fish Kiss Soap RecipeFurther, activated charcoal is used to create some fun and unique recipes. Activated charcoal can be used as a natural pigment for the soap. It is a great way to get creative. Additionally, you will maintain the usefulness of your product. One recipe created by Natures Garden is an mp soap.  This soap recipe uses some soap colored with activated charcoal. It is our Fish Kiss Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. This creation is a super cute fishy melt and pour soap recipe! Imagine a big, orange and black fish swimming in a soap bar size pool of water! Check out this recipe that combines deep, true cleanliness with adorable creativity.

Activated Charcoal Recipes Where to Find Recipes and Products

Are you looking to create one or more of these recipes above? Go to Natures Garden’s website to find the ingredients needed for the above recipes. You can find the recipes on our site too. Simply click the link on the name of the recipe. It will take you to a detailed tutorial. Nearly all of the ingredients used in the recipes mentioned can be purchased from Natures Garden. You can click on this activated charcoal link to purchase the powder discussed throughout this blog.

We hope that you have found this blog both inspiring and informative.  In addition, Natures Garden offers a variety of other fragrance fun ideas.  You will find all of our free classes and recipes in our recipe box.  We are also always here to assist in your creative endeavors.

Natures Garden sells activated charcoal for external use only. We do not sell it as food items. The information we provide is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Special care should be taken by pregnant and/or lactating women when handling herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our herbs. All testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Dec
09

Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe


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Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe

It is that time of year.  With winter comes both dry skin and chapped lips.  All of us need a little exfoliation from time to time.  However, all too often we treat our body to a luxurious scrub.  How often do we give the same attention to our lips?  If you are like me, you may give them a little gloss, or maybe some lip balm, but ladies and gents, I think it is time we pay them a bit more attention.  Don’t neglect those lovely lips.  After all, a beautiful smile can easily brighten someone’s day.  So don’t hide those lips, exfoliate them.  Our brown sugar lip scrub recipe will gently do just that.

 

Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe Other Ingredients You Will Need

Scale
Mixing Spoon
Microwave Safe Bowl
Brown Sugar

Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Total Recipe Weights

1.25 ounces Brown Sugar
1 ounce Natures Garden Lip Balm Base
1 ounce Sweet Almond Oil
10 drops Chocolate Bon Bons Flavor Oil
Begin by preparing your equipment, utensils, and packaging materials.  This recipe will make seven lip scrubs.  You will need seven of the 10 milliliter lip balm pots with natural lids.  You will want to begin with a clean work area.  Also, sanitize any equipment and packaging materials you will be using.

Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe

First, we will weigh out the three main ingredients.  Prepare your scale, make sure it is set to weigh in ounces.  You will want to use three small bowls.  Add one ounce of sweet almond oil to the first bowl.  Add 1.25 ounces of light brown sugar to the second bowl.  You will also need to use your scale to weigh out one ounce of the natural lip balm base.  Make sure you are placing the base in a microwave safe bowl.

Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe

 

Next, we will begin melting the lip balm base.  Melt it in the microwave in thirty second bursts.  Be careful when melting.  You only want to melt the base, you do not want to over-heat it.

 

 

Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe

 

Next, add one ounce of Natures Garden’s sweet almond oil.  Mix well to blend the oil into the base.  Then, add 10 drops of Natures Garden’s Chocolate Bon Bons Flavoring.  This will give the scrub a wonderful chocolatey flavor. However, it is optional.  You can also adjust the amount of flavoring you add to your liking.

 

Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe

 

Finally, add the 1.25 ounces of brown sugar to the melted base.  Mix well to blend the sugar thoroughly.  Now, add the scrub to the 10 ml lip balm pots.  Place a lid on each jar.

 

 

Now, you are ready to use your scrub.  Go ahead and give those lips a little much needed TLC.  I’m sure they will thank you!  Once you use the scrub, show off that beautiful smile by posting a picture on our Facebook page or Instagram by tagging us @ngscents

Dec
08

Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe


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Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub RecipeVanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe

Often times, our customers will give us input on things that might be missing from our recipe box.  Our next recipe, a vanilla brown sugar scrub, came from some of these requests.  We have had many requests for an emulsified brown sugar scrub recipe.  So, we decided to create our vanilla brown sugar scrub recipe.  This recipe not only uses brown sugar, but also vanilla powder.  In addition, we are using a variety of natural oils and waxes.  Personally, I have found that I love the gentle exfoliation a brown sugar body scrub gives to my skin.  So, if you are a fan of sugar scrubs, and typically use white sugar, I suggest trying the addition of brown sugar instead this time.  Compare the two types for yourself!  Let us know what you think.

Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

 

Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe Other Ingredients and Equipment Needed

Mixing Bowls
Spatula
Mixing Spoon
Stove
Pots- for double boiler step
Brown Sugar
Scale

Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe Total Recipe Amounts

860 grams – brown sugar
136 grams – Coconut 76 oil
110 grams – Grapeseed Oil
74 grams – Cocoa Butter Golden Natural
62 grams – Shea Butter
50 grams – Emulsifying Wax Traditional
30 grams – Vanilla Extract Fragrance Oil
23 grams – Jojoba Oil
15 grams – Arrowroot Powder
12 grams – White Beeswax Pastilles
10 grams – Optiphen Preservative
5 grams – Vitamin E Oil
5 grams – Vanilla Powder

Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe:  Before Starting Prepare Your Packaging Materials

Before you start creating your scrub you will want to clean your work area and utensils.  You will also want to sanitize all of the packaging materials and other items you will be using to make this vanilla scrub recipe.  In addition, you will want to wear an apron, gloves, and a hair net while making this craft project.  You will need nine of the 4 ounce clear PET jars.  Also, nine white dome lids 58/400.  Once you have everything ready, go ahead and move to the next step.

Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe:  Preparing Your Oils, Waxes, and Butters

Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe: Preparing Your Oils, Waxes, and ButtersWe will be using a double boiler to melt our oils, butters, and waxes once we weigh them out.  Using a double boiler will prevent our oils from burning, or getting too hot.  So, weigh out 136 grams of coconut oil 76, 110 grams of grape seed oil, 74 grams cocoa butter golden natural, 62 grams of shea butter, 50 grams of emulsifying wax traditional, 23 grams of jojoba oil, and 12 grams of white beeswax.  Allow these ingredients to melt, stirring occasionally.  While we are waiting for the oils to melt, we can go get our other ingredients weighed out.  Move to the next step.

Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe:  Preparing the Other Ingredients Needed

Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe: Preparing the Other Ingredients NeededWe will start by weighing out the brown sugar.  You will need to medium size mixing bowl.  Use a scale to weigh out 860 grams of brown sugar.  If you notice any clumps of sugar you will want to use your hands to break them up.  Next, we will be adding the vanilla powder to the brown sugar.  Using your scale, weigh out 5 grams of vanilla powder.  Mix this into the brown sugar.  You want to make sure the vanilla powder is evenly dispersed in the sugar.  I also found it easier to use my hands to mix it in.

Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe: Preparing the Other Ingredients NeededNow, we will begin weighing out the other ingredients in separate bowls.  I find it easiest to have these weighed out in small bowls ahead of time so I can be prepared when my oils are finished melting.  Once again, using a scale, weigh out 10 grams of optiphen preservative.  Then, in another bowl, weigh out 30 grams of Natures Garden’s Vanilla Extract Fragrance Oil.  In a third bowl, weigh out 5 grams of vitamin e oil.  Finally, in a fourth bowl, weigh out 15 grams of arrowroot powder.  Set these off to the side until your oils have finished melting.

Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe:  Combining All of the Ingredients

I would like to note a few things before we begin this step.  The temperature is extremely important here since we are adding a preservative.  If we add our Optiphen preservative above 140 degrees Fahrenheit it will burn off.  However, adding it below 120 degrees will cause separation in your finished product.  You may also be wonder why we are adding a preservative.  While our vanilla brown sugar scrub recipe scrub doesn’t  contain water, body scrubs are typically used in the shower so, they may come in contact with quite a bit of water.  It is better to be safe when making this type of product.  After all, you do not want your customers, or yourself getting sick from bacteria growth in your product.

Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe: Combining All of the IngredientsSo, with all of the being said, let’s move on to putting everything together.  Once your oils have melted, allow the temperature to drop to around 120 degrees Fahrenheit, no lower.  First, we will add the 15 grams of arrowroot powder to the melted oil.  Use a spatula to mix the arrowroot powder into the oil.  Next, add the 10 grams of Optiphen preservative you prepared earlier.  Then, the 30 grams of Vanilla Extract Fragrance Oil.  Finally, add the 5 grams of vitamin e oil.  As you are adding each ingredient you will want to mix well to incorporate each one.

Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe:  Adding the Brown Sugar and Vanilla Powder Mixture

Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe: Adding the Brown Sugar and Vanilla Powder MixtureFinally, we will be adding the sugar to the scrub recipe.  Add the bowl of sugar and vanilla powder you prepared in a an earlier step.  Once added, mix very well to incorporate the brown sugar.  Then, allow the vanilla brown sugar scrub to set up at room temperature.  This will allow the oils to combine completely with the sugar.  Once the scrub is at room temperature, begin adding it to your jars.  We chose to use the 4 oz clear jars.  Also, we used white dome lids.  However, if you choose, you can use a different jar and lid combination.  Just remember using 4 oz jars allows us to create 9 jars of vanilla brown sugar scrubs.  Once you have filled each jar, place a lid on top.

Finally, I have got to say, if you are looking for a gentle sugar scrub recipe, personally, I highly recommend this one.  I have found brown sugar to be a wonderful addition to scrub recipes.  I will definitely be making this recipe again.  Personally, I may even be making these for Christmas baskets that I plan to give to my friends and family.  I’m thinking I might add some mica this time, just because I LOVE all things that sparkle!  Have you created your own brown sugar scrub?  Perhaps you have created another bath and body product?  Or, maybe you have used this recipe?  We would love to see how yours turned out!  Post a pic on Instagram, tagging @ngscents.  Alternatively, you could post a picture directly to our Facebook page.  We absolutely love seeing how our customers are using our products!  We hope that you enjoy this brown sugar scrub recipe as much as we have!

Oct
10

Top 48 Cosmetics Blogs


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48 Cosmetics blogs

Venturing into the wide, wild world of DIY cosmetics can be a venture in and of itself. You likely find yourself spending many hours searching the web for DIY cosmetics recipes, classes, and product ideas; becoming inspired by other people in the cosmetics industry. Keeping up-to-date with cosmetic trends and product innovations can be a daunting job for you.

In order to minimize the time you spend searching for relevant cosmetic sites, I have created a list of the most reputable and informative cosmetics blogs online. These sites will allow you to see what is hot in the cosmetics industry, what types of packaging companies are using to promote their products; some of these blogs even provide DIY cosmetic recipes.

If you’re new to cosmetics blogs, I can assure you there are plenty of resources out there.

That’s why I’ve searched them to bring you the best of the best. Actually, I support them so much that I made a badge for them to display and be recognized as the Top Cosmetics Blog online. The numbers and order below don’t reflect any ranking; truly these blogs are all wonderful, informative resources you are sure to enjoy. Visit these blogs for free cosmetic recipes, for insight in the cosmetics industry, and for inspiration for your own DIY cosmetics product line.

Best Cosmetics Blogs

1. Huda Kattan – Learn how to enhance your natural beauty with this Hollywood trained celebrity artist, and natural beauty herself, Huda Kattan. An award winning blogger based out of Dubai, a few minutes on her page will show you why her blog has been viewed in over 100 countries and influences women daily. Check her out and learn the secrets of Hollywood celebrity makeup.

2. Kate – A licensed cosmetologist, Kate has been doing hair since high school. She also loves makeup, jewelry making, cooking, and fashion. Read her reviews on makeup products, tutorials, and tips and tricks to make getting ready easier and far more glamorous from someone who has been a pro at it for decades.

3. Jessica Teas – If you don’t already love Jessica for the sheer fact that she left her start-up job for an around the world honeymoon, then you will after you read her blog. Posting from “wherever she happens to be,” at the given moment, take a global view of makeup from someone with a real eye for it.

4. Amy Nadine – This duo of ladies has created some bombshell content bringing hair and makeup to live happily-ever-after on The Beauty Department. Amy confesses to loves to teach makeup as much as she loves to play with it on celebrities like Lauren Conrad. Watch her videos or read her tips and tricks on how to recreate your favorite celebrity look.

5. BackyardBeauty.com – This is a truly inspiring source for natural beauty fanatics with an author that believes, “everything you need is truly in your backyard.” Boasting all natural ingredients with loads of recipes, she will guide you through beautiful uses for beets, to making your own primer on a dime. She also reviews that natural makeup companies and helps you define their hard-to-pronounce ingredient list.

6. Karen – Karen is a freelance writer that has a true love for makeup and her cat. She shares amazing tutorial videos, and tips and advice for every category of beauty. From eyes to nails, she’ll even walk you through the best drugstore makeup versus breaking the bank at cosmetic counters.

7. Krishna – After suffering with acne and depression, Krishna decided to put some feel-good energy into some beauty tutorials and turned her life (and skin) around. Browse her site for some wonderful ideas for healthy, natural skin products and makeup. She wants to share what she has learned so no one has to suffer the way she did. Thanks for the inspiration Krishna.

8. Alex Ray – Alex Ray has a sweet voice to her writing, describing herself as an “almost hippie,” and hopes she can help her readers achieve the same status. She’ll help you learn how to remove the toxins from your beauty routine and whether to buy or create your own natural cosmetics.

9. Dawn Michelle – Dawn wanted to be a journalist but didn’t want to compromise her professional dancing career. She satisfied her journalistic longings by creating her blog. A great deal for readers, Dawn has worked as a consultant for one of the world’s largest beauty retailers, and isn’t shy sharing her tips with her fans. Her natural recipe section will keep you busy, with hair care, skin care, nail care and more, you will be discovering uses for household items you once took for granted.

10. NoMoreDirtyLooks.com – A delightful duo, these two beauty experts know the truth behind misleading cosmetic labels. With regular public speaking gigs and media interviews, these ‘clean beauty experts,’ are happy to share their love for luxurious, responsibly-made, and effective cosmetics. If you love their blog, stop and buy their co-authored book, “No More Dirty Looks: The Truth About Your Beauty Products and the Ultimate Guide to Safe and Clean Cosmetics.”

11. Michelle Phan – Watch her exquisite tutorial videos and be inspired to try a new look. She’ll also teach you how to look good walking in heels while wearing a pore strip across your nose. Michelle knows beauty, but she also knows her share of fashion and loves to share trends and style tips.

12. BeautyHigh.com – Even the all-natural girls will find swoon-worthy reads on Beauty High. From seasonal trends to tips on natural styling, Beauty High has every girl in mind. With an ever-growing audience it’s no wonder their content is spreading globally, empowering women to achieve beauty more simply and more affordably.

13. Kat – She may be 20, but this girl knows her stuff! A self-taught makeup artist now attending cosmetology school, Kat will save you hundreds from the salon in teaching you how-to color your hair at home, and make your skin spa-worthy with reviews of her favorite products to use at home. Her site in still up-and-coming, but show her some support to keep her reviews and ideas coming.

14. Cara – This beautiful mommy has a love for all things beautiful, including showing women their true beauty. Allure’s beauty blogger of the year, Cara’s beauty index will keep you scrolling and scrolling…and scrolling. She also has wonderful hair tutorials and an incredible section of celebrity looks, where she successfully transforms her look in to dozens of your favorite celebrities.

15. TheVanity – If you don’t know your way around the beauty counter, browse the articles of ‘The Vanity,” and you’ll be a well-versed beauty product expert. She shares her personal beauty regime, personal product preferences, and her honest reviews on cost and quality. A great place for the unsure shopper, or those looking for an honest review before investing in the risk.

16. Natalie – Though she’s not a professional, Natalie knows her way through the beauty aisles. She’ll share what to buy, and what to save your money on from makeup to hair products. She encourages local shopping, where possible, but will help you find products you are sure to love.

17. Hannah – When she’s not busy studying law, Hannah likes to “hoard, stash, and collect,” beauty products. Her shopping is to our benefit because this girl can shop…and write! What started as a hobby has now turned into one of her biggest passions, and her content has expanded to include makeup tips and tricks, product reviews, nails, hair, and body care. Maybe she can be a beauty attorney, or at least she’ll look good in court.

18. Sarah – Sarah is on a series quest: to prove that makeup products should be affordable for every girl and she is going to show you how they can be. This budget-savvy college student loves to share her favorite deals and steals, from beauty secrets to trendy pieces at bargain prices.

19. Anne-Marie – Anne-Marie sees the face as an artistic canvas to highlight every woman’s unique qualities of beauty. She shares transformation photos of lucky ladies fortunate to be made over by her talent, along with the products she used to achieve the look. Learn the products and the tips to achieve the look you love from real, everyday women.

20. Betzy – Betzy shares her exciting daily life as a 20-year-old turned makeup PR personnel through her blog. With frequent inquiries to write reviews for products, she also finds frequent invitations in the mail to major cosmetic events. When she’s not doing makeover sessions, studying, or working, she’s updating her blog to share her expertise of all things beauty.

21. Christina – Christina admits that her makeup junkie ways started way back when she was 14 and her mom took her to a Clinique counter. Though she admits she could have bought a house with the money she’s spent on makeup and skincare, we’ll just say it was a good investment to her unquestionable knowledge of all things beauty. With an ever-growing blog audience, she now has several contributing writers that help her keep an honest look at celebrity looks, while offering humor and professional expertise.

22. Ashley Marie – This Etsy shop mama of two loves all things creative and homemade. Her passion lies in creating with her spunky daughter, and anything knit, drawn, painted, sewn, or mixed. She will share all of her mommy secrets, along with natural recipes for makeup remover and lip balm. If you’re not feeling crafty, click over to her Etsy site and support this stellar mom by buying her goods without having to make a mess of your own.

23. DIYMakeup.com – Visually stimulating is an understatement for this one. The beauty tutorials that could get you through a 3-day weekend with no distractions. There is definitely plenty here to freshen up your look if you’re feeling adventurous or creative. A beauty bible is something I’ve never seen on a site, with hair and nails to go right along with it.

24. Nicole – Nikki’s award page is almost as long as her blog scroll! This self-taught beauty addict splits her time between freelance makeup work and blogging. She shares her tips, tutorials, and product reviews to help you learn how to achieve the latest looks.

25. BeautyAndBlog.com – This site is for all things girly for the “BnB gal-pals,” as they so affectionately call their followers. They share all the tips and secrets to a thrifty makeover, as well as how to make your own luxurious face masks. If that doesn’t hook you, they also do frequent product giveaways to their loyal fans.

26. PearlsNHeels.com – Her blog is a fun spin on the makeup lovers palette. A graphic arts student, she hopes to land a career in makeup (of course) focusing on branding, packaging, and advertisement. In the meantime, she’ll share her splurge or save reviews on the expensive beauty products we all love, and teach you how to recreate magazine worthy looks.

27. DesiGirlsBeauty.com – A Journalist turned PR consultant, she started her blog for a place to write about what she loves. Written for desi girls, she shares her honest reviews on high-end to budget beauty products as the average consumer. She shares great photos to go along with her detailed descriptions of self-trials. Oh, and she does giveaways for her readers, and encourages them to join in the conversation.

28. AnIndiansMakeupMusings.com – Though she loves referring to herself as “Indian girl,” this blog is definitely not limited to its audience. Her blog combines her love for celebrity styles and fashion, to makeup trends and styles, and somewhere in-between her daily life and love for food. Stay on your toes and read along to follow this sweet and savory blog.

29. Amy Dillon – Born and raised in Dublin, Amy is no stranger to the beauty world. Her mom, dad, and grandmother are all hairdressers, and she developed a love for helping people feel confident and beautiful. An accomplished makeup artist, and painter, Amy shares her passion for art mostly via YouTube videos and tutorials on her blog.

30. Bailey Rose – As certified Makeup Artist, Skincare and Fragrance Specialist, Bailey has learned the ins and outs of the beauty industry. Her more recent venture includes discovering and promoting all-natural products, and her belief in their overall benefit for beauty and health. She’ll teach you the importance of natural and organic, and then help you choose the brand that is as environmentally friendly as beautifully effective.

31. Janine – An army wife from Germany, this South Carolina transport is a mommy that loves fashion, beauty, and blogging. She offers fabulous tutorials for looks that make you want to play dress up all day long. Enjoy her vast knowledge of beauty products and fashion, from Germany to the U.S.

32. DoTerraBlog.com – If you like the thrill of making your own products, this blog is absolutely heaven in website form. To name a few, hard-hand lotion, body butter, and baby wipes are more recent posts that make you want to scrap your store list and start rolling up your sleeves. Oh, did I mention it’s all natural based recipes with ingredients you probably already have in your home? You’re welcome.

33. Sunny – With over a decade of being vegan under her belt, Sunny is pretty well expert-status worthy of animal friendly products, including makeup. She hopes to break the stereotype of ‘stinky hippies,” and show the world that vegans can still be absolutely girly and have lots of fun, without the expense of animals suffering. She’ll educate you on makeup and skincare products that are animal-friendly, so you don’t have to do the research.

34. SimpleLifeMom.com – This mom’s quest to a “simple life,” is enough to make you re-evaluate yours. Inspired by a desire to simplify the ingredients her family eats, she has also taken a look at the effect our food choices have on allergies, and how we can use plants as medicine. Learn how to make your own soap, and educate yourself on the toxins that sneak into our everyday routines.

35. Penny – Penny shares how to live a rich life on minimum wage, because she’s done it. She’ll share budget saving tips you have never ever heard of to help you squeeze more out of every penny. She’s a homemaking-mom that knows how to make a dollar work for her.

36. Amy – Amy is one savvy-20-something, newlywed gal. She shares all things frugal, crafty, and tasty on this darling blog that will have you bookmarking ideas left and right. With a whole section on homemade makeup and sustainable living, you can’t resist trying one of her recipes.

37. Robin – Robin simplifies healthy living down to: eating real food, moving your body, and living toxic free. Not only is her approach simple, so are her recipes. Homemade mascara with four ingredients? Yep. Her site might tell you to thank your body, but I think we should thank her.

38. EcoEtsy.com – Eco Etsy is a sensational culmination of Etsy artists that have come together to dedicate themselves to reducing, reusing, and recycling. If that’s not admirable enough, they also share their secret recipes, like vegan mascara and vegan cake mascara, to their loyal readers. Read blogs from different artists that use different mediums and styles to inspire your next project, or just to learn how to reduce your carbon footprint.

39. TheGloss.com – Fashion, beauty, and feminism meet offbeat wit in a wildly successful culmination of talent in this blog. With a voice behind every article, and some pop-culture education, this blog isn’t for the lighthearted, or otherwise easily offended reader. Learn how to make your own makeup or read about the royal wedding. There’s plenty of content to get you lost in.

40. Nicole – A professional coffee drinker, Nicole’s biggest frustration is her interest in almost everything. Her readers don’t seem to mind, Nicole offers makeup tutorials and recipes to try at home that will keep dollars in your pocket and teach you how to covet smoother feet.

41. FashionIndie.com – Not for the slim wallet, fashion indie will definitely inspire your wardrobe and your next shopping trip. For the die-hard trendsetters, this site will keep your look together from head to toe. Categories to cover the most lavish lifestyle, don’t forget to stop by the giveaway tab to score some freebies.

42. Heather Crosby – Heather is dedicated to sharing the benefits of a plant-based diet and lifestyle with her readers. Honestly, she had me at blush made out of beets. How fantastic is that? Even better, double the recipe and make some lip gloss while you’re at it. Heather will leave you inspired to live a happier, healthier life.

43. Marie Rayma – Though she’s left her titanic fan site behind, her talent with graphics and design have inspired her to share her labor-intensive hobbies with her lucky readers. Marie has a true knack for all things thrifty and crafty. You can peruse her categories to pick out recipes for hair, body, skin, makeup, and soap. Tried and tested, she’ll share all her tutorials with her so you can make yours perfect the first try.

44. Jill – Jill openly shares her story of recovering from addiction as the path that guided her to her blog. She has certainly found her passion through her dedication to a healthier, happy lifestyle. She shares her recipes, projects, crafts, and (my favorite) her homemade solution section.

45. Emily – Emily is a health researcher and writer ready to teach us readers a thing or two about what we think we’re putting in our bodies. She focuses primarily on educating readers on “what to eat and what not to eat,” she also shares random tidbits of a hippie, and healthy, lifestyle to inspire your lifestyle too.

46. BodyUnburdened – A truly eye-opening blog, ‘Body Unburdened’ focuses on eliminating the toxins we put in our body everyday through environmental contact to the products we choose to use. Discover what products you may be using that are harming you and your body, and learn about healthy, non-toxic alternatives for a better peace of mind.

47. Tiffany – Tiffany is a real food mama that shares her journey through babies and learning a real food lifestyle. She focuses primarily on the use of coconuts, from oils to flours, and shares her recipes for delicious meals and healthy products. Shop her page to support her writing, and learn about the benefits of reading the ingredients.

48. Britanie Faith – Britanie is an organic and natural beauty advocate, green makeup artist, photographer, herbalist and health and wellness enthusiast. As if that doesn’t fill her day-to-day, she also regularly contributes to magazines such as Lucky and Organic Beauty Talk. She reviews products, and also shares how to make your own makeup, like homemade eyeliner using two ingredients.