Smokey Corn, Black Bean, & Honey Salsa

I’m not usually a salsa person. It’s not that I have anything against a delicious combination of tomatoes, onions, and other goodies, it’s just that they’re often not that… delicious. Store bought salsas are often runny, heavy with the vinegar, and straight-up boring. But this salsa… no. This salsa was a delicious revelation.

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Monoi de Tahiti and Meadowfoam Lip & Body Balm

This soft and creamy Monoi de Tahiti and Meadowfoam Lip & Body Balm comes together in a flash, and leaves you smelling of Tahitian gardenias and citrus. It sinks in quickly, and feels wonderful on the skin. The ingredient list is short, and you can use the balm on your skin and your lips. And, if you’ve been dreaming of the tropics, this beautiful balm just might soothe your wanderlust.

How to Make Monoi de Tahiti and Meadowfoam Lip & Body Balm

How to Make Monoi de Tahiti and Meadowfoam Lip & Body Balm

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Peppermint & Cedarwood Aftershave Lotion

This fun aftershave lotion project was another reader request. I can’t find the email or comment to thank her, but thank you! This was an awesome thing to puzzle out, and I’m really happy with the result. I first made this cream towards the end of Movember (otherwise known as November), and I gifted wee bottles of it to all the men in my life who had sprouted dodgy mustaches over the previous weeks in what could be called a none-to-subtle hint.

How to make aftershave lotion

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Cedar & Palmarosa Solid Perfume

I’ve had some requests for more scent blends for solid perfume, so here we go. This simple blend has notes of citrus and tea, with a soft woodiness from the cedar, and a bright spicy sparkle from the cardamom.

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Homemade Diaper Creme

The count of babies due to pop up in my life continues to rise—it’s currently at 7. That’s got me thinking about all the crap that’s in diaper creme. It’s mostly petroleum/mineral oil, which is a sad thing to put on anybody’s skin, let alone your darling baby’s. My homemade diaper creme has a nice, short ingredient list, and nothing in it is related to plastic.

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