my favorite ingredient sources

hi loves! i hope you're doing well. this is a quick post to help share some online, trustworthy, ingredient sourcing for at-home DIYs. there are no affiliate links, no codes, no referrals, nothing. the companies don't know i'm doing this. i don't gain anything - just sharing the love! please share your favorite sources in [...]

4 things on my blog i no longer agree with

... and no, non-vegan items are not included 😉 i've decided to publish this because, hey, no one is perfect. if we're not learning from our mistakes, we're doing something wrong. we should always strive for improvement. let's get straight into it. baking soda hair wash the pH of baking soda is much too harsh [...]

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 [...]

alright, alright… let’s make a hyaluronic acid serum

hi crunchies! let's keep this to the point 🙂  i've never posted a DIY hyaluronic acid serum before, so here i am. for this DIY, you will need something that blends on your behalf for the hyaluronic acid powder, a water-soluble preservative, and patience. this might cost more upfront in bulk ingredients than it would [...]

herbal-infused body oil

hi crunchies! i hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead. today let's blend up 8 ounces of a silky, soothing, fast-absorbing body oil that contains skin-supporting herbs. before you order or bring out your ingredients, please note this will require an herbal solar infusion lasting 6 weeks. if you don't have that kind of patience, [...]

herbal tooth powder

we've talked about tooth powders and pastes before, but i wanted to get back into DIYing my oral care routine. why? because i really want to try more herbal-based tooth powders, and i couldn't find one that fit everything i wanted and didn't want. please note i am not a dentist or in any way [...]