diy belly butter

hi loves! with this post i'm sharing a belly butter that was inspired by a peachy-colored "all-over" balm i made for my friend. this is for all our pregnant peeps out there that want to keep their skin moisturized. it also helps with itching and scarring, which i hear happens when your stomach skin stretches [...]

ingredients we need to stop using in skincare (endangered / at-risk)

happy sunday loves! today we're going to take a look into a handful of ingredients derived from flora that are at-risk or endangered, but still being used in skincare products. i encourage you to dig deeper into each one, and kindly ask brands to rethink their formulations to exclude endangered flora.  ** please note this [...]

herbal-infused whipped body butter (no heat)

hello loves! welcome back. today we're whipping up (i'm hilarious) another super easy diy - herbal whipped body butter! it's silky, it's anhydrous (read: no preservatives), not so greasy, and easily customizable. we love that on this blog.this recipe yields two 8 ounce batches of whipped body butter, with 4 ounce of infused oil left [...]

i answer google search terms that brought people to my blog – PT 2

  welcome back! 🙂  here we are again, almost exactly 1 year later (ha...), reviewing my blog stats and getting to read what people searched to wind up on this site. black walnut hair dye  this was by far the most searched term that drove organic views to this site in the last year. yes, [...]

cucumber gel serum

welcome back! today's formula is super simple. it's a lightweight, hydrating treat, perfect for hot weather. cucumber gel serum! this recipe is fully customizable, as usual, so get creative! note the links provided are not affiliates and i do not benefit in any way. they're provided only to help you find good quality ingredients. INGREDIENTS [...]

diy formulation educational series: luxury face oil

hello friends! i'm back again with another DIY face oil formula, taking inspiration from a $225 / 0.67 fl ounce night serum. picking apart ingredient lists is a fun hobby for me, however weird that sounds. it has really great ingredients, but can be DIY'ed because - 1. it's completely anhydrous; and 2. doesn't need [...]