by Marie | Sep 5, 2022 | Chewy, Lotion, Starter Recipes
If you’ve been wanting to dive into making your very own easy natural lotion, start here! This post is the first in a series on how to create your very own lotions. Today I’ll teach you how to make a basic lotion, and in upcoming posts I’ll teach you how to customize it (and any other lotion, really!) in all kinds of different ways (thicker, thinner, richer, lighter, and more!). Every instalment in this series will have both a blog post and a video to ensure I’m sharing as much information as possible; please make sure you go through both parts of each instalment to get the full benefit of this free series ❤️ Let’s dive in!
by Marie | Feb 14, 2022 | Bath & Shower Stuff, Chewy
This wine-coloured Black Currant & Roses Natural Body Wash has a gorgeous runny honey-like consistency thanks to a gentle self-thickening surfactant blend—no gums or Crothix required! I’m in love with the fresh, juicy scent and plentiful bubbles of this body wash, and it could hardly be easier to make. Let’s get sudsy!
by Marie | Jan 17, 2022 | Bee Better, Chewy, Facial Cleansers
Today’s Creamy Clay Balm-to-Milk Cleanser is a Bee Better update to 2016’s Creamy Clay Cleansing Balm. It’s a rich, slippy, gentle facial cleanser that rinses off the skin beautifully. True to the name, it’s creamy and contains a hefty dose of soft white kaolin clay for a wee bit of physical exfoliation and a cleansing experience a bit reminiscent of a clay face mask. This updated version is gentler, fully percentage-ified, and has better rinse-off than its 2016 predecessor.
by Marie | Sep 16, 2021 | Best of 2021, Chewy, Lotion, Starter Recipes
If you’ve been wanting to make an all-natural lotion but haven’t been sure where to start—start here! You’ll need just six ingredients to make this Super Simple Natural Lotion. It’s a lightweight, pumpable, moisturizing lotion that makes a great hand and body lotion. This post is mostly about the ingredients and formulation structure, while the partner video is more about how to make it and technique tips and tricks. Please make sure you’re checking out both parts for the best possible learning experience 😄 Let’s dive in!
by Marie | Jul 5, 2021 | Chewy, Facial Cleansers, Projects with Videos
This exotically-scented Sweet Magnolia Natural Cleansing Oil gently cleanses the skin, leaving your face feeling soft and nourished. It uses a new-to-me natural emulsifier and has quickly become a favourite facial cleanser for removing layers of summer sunscreen (and sweat) at the end of the day. I love the velvety way it makes my skin feel, and the scent is intoxicating. You’ll only need six ingredients, and many of them are easy to swap out—let’s dive in!
by Marie | Jun 17, 2021 | Chewy, Facial Cleansers, Projects with Videos
This soft, silky powder transforms into a creamy, sudsy cleanser when you work it up with a bit of warm water between your palms. It stars soft and velvety kaolin clay and skin-soothing oats, and you can blend up a batch in just a few moments from just six ingredients. You can customize the exfoliation level and easily make it nut free if you want to. Let’s get started!