Lemon Eucalyptus Toilet Bombs

This fun little nuggets of citrussy-scented cleaning power are like bath bombs for your toilet, except instead of softening your skin, they fizzle away at your dirty toilet bowl. As far as toilet cleaning goes, these are actually pretty fun. That’s not much, but it’s something.

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Lemon Rose Creamy Body Wash

This brand new Lemon Rose Creamy Body Wash has me seriously excited to take showers. It’s been years since I used a body wash—my shower has been strictly soap since 2011, and I love soap… but I also love trying new things. I especially love trying new things that are awesome! This creamy body wash works up into an utterly lovey, lace-like lather that I just can’t get enough of. I’ll drizzle some on a loofah, work it up into a cloud of bubbles, and go to town. Swoon.

How to Make Lemon Rose Creamy Body Wash

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Relaxing Essential Oil Roller

Today’s recipe is refreshingly easy to whip up, which is perfect considering it’s a Relaxing Essential Oil Roller, and it would be rather counter-intuitive to try and kick-start some relaxation with a crazy complex recipe. You can assemble this roller in no time at all (you don’t even need to leave your ingredient storage area to go to your making area if you don’t want to!) and jump straight into the relaxing. Aaaaah.

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Lemon Chiffon Body and Hand Lotion

I was just going to call this something like “citrus body lotion”, but then I made it, and I tried it. And oh my. That dull name was nowhere near good enough. This beautiful, silky lotion is unbelievably smooth and lightweight, leaving skin touchably soft and lightly lemon scented. As soon as I used it, chiffon sprung to mind. Silk chiffon. And then pie, because… well, lemons. So, it had to be Lemon Chiffon Body and Hand Lotion. It’s divine and indulgent, and I think you’ll love it.

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Whipped Lemon Poppyseed Emulsified Sugar Scrub

This bright and juicy Whipped Lemon Poppyseed Emulsified Sugar Scrub is a new bath time favourite of mine. In addition to leaving my skin wonderfully soft, hydrated, and exfoliated, it also leaves me craving pound cake, and I definitely don’t think that’s a bad thing. It’s rich and creamy, packed with scrubby sugar and a sprinkling of poppy seeds, and thanks to the emulsifying wax in it, it won’t leave greasy globs of shower death in your bathtub. All good things, says I (my shower, skin, and skull agree).

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10 Recipes to Make with Coconut Oil

It has recently come to my attention that I have over 800 (!?!) posts published on this humble little blog. Err… wow. I’m impressed by past me, that’s a lot of writing, photo taking, and recipe making. Anyhow, with that many recipes up here it’s pretty much impossible for anybody to have read ’em all, so I thought I’d start publishing some ingredient themed guides every now and then to draw some attention to some of my favourite recipes from the last 800 posts or so 🙂 Today’s theme is coconut oil!

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Coconut oil has become crazy popular in the last few years, complete with legions of devoted fans (this video pokes some fun at that and definitely made me laugh). Hype aside, coconut oil is pretty awesome. It’s made from the meat of the coconut , and the virgin version smells downright amazing, like sunshine and tropical vacations. It’s a lightweight oil, sinking into the skin quite quickly. I don’t find it’s an amazing moisturizer for the dry climate I live in, but it’s still a good moisturizer, and I really like including it in lotions that I want to keep light, but still effective.

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