introduction to herbalism: oil infusions

whew, it's been a couple weeks! hello, crunchies! welcome back to our little "introduction to herbalism" series! today we're going to go over OIL INFUSIONS. and here's your friendly reminder to ALWAYS check contraindications and drug interactions when using herbs.... always. yes, they're plants... but no, they're not all safe all the time. πŸ™‚ what [...]

diy dupe series – cleansing balms

welcome back to the DIY DUPE SERIES. today we're formulating dupes for cleansing balms! cleansing balms are pretty neat. they're like cleansing oils, but are more solid and contain both an emulsifier and a surfactant. that means they're also different from micellar water, which can pull hydration OUT of your skin (and they aren't the [...]

diy dupe series – expensive face oils – PT 1

welcome back to the DIY DUPE SERIES. today we're formulating dupes for expensive face oils! this is part one... part two coming next week, with a couple big hitters. as with all the other dupes, no companies will be named and the names of the products have been changed. i hope the names make you [...]

get your glow on! – hydrating AHA & BHA gel-like mask

i've been dying to share this mask with you all! it's a more involved DIY (and honestly a bit pricier than what i typically post), but really worth it - i promise. it's a "gel" mask that's deeply hydrating and contains gently exfoliating AHA and BHA acids, helping to unclog pores, resurface skin, improve texture, [...]