Mother’s Day is probably the best gift-giving holiday when it comes to me and my obsessive DIY-ing. As a child I gifted my mum handmade crafts of popsicle sticks, paint, glitter, and glue. Fortunately for my mom, I’ve graduated into more useful DIY projects that don’t shed sequins all over everything. Here’s some of my favorite gift-able items for your mum!
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I’m super excited to announce the first big giveaway I’ve ever run on Humblebee & Me.com! It’s my “Healthy Hair Giveaway”, and I’ve assembled a great goody bag of prizes to help you get your hair care healthy & natural. What’s in this grab bag and how do you enter? Keep reading!
I’ve been asked a few times over the past couple months how I colour my soaps. One of my biggest pet peeves is seeing a store like Lush or The Body Shop branding itself as “natural”, and seeing how many artificial, petroleum-derived colourants they use in their products. That’s just not my style.
I tend to use natural colourants, ranging from naturally coloured oils to oxides. The saponification process is a bit of a wild card, in that you never know how a coloured ingredient will be effected afterwards. Apparently rosehip extract, which is bright pink, turns black turning saponification. Whoops, haha. Anyhow, here’s how I colour my soaps, without the use of any artificial dyes.
This intoxicating soap is lightly golden and reminiscent of tropical gardens and exotic locales. It makes me think of small towns in the summer time—specifically Gig Harbor, Washington. My Aunt’s family lives there, and all of my most recent visits have been in the summer. We’ll always spend one afternoon walking the main street of their quaint downtown.
As with my hair, I try not to bother my face by washing it too often (which also, conveniently, means I don’t have to bother myself to wash my face—win/win, says I). Most of the time a simple swipe with some toner will do the trick, but sometimes I need a good mid-week, between masks scrubbing. This sensitive skin scrub fits the bill—cleansing without being irritating.