Making Bath Salts with Herbs and Essential Oils

Making bath salts is a fun and easy craft, and makes a great gift for any time of year.  This project starts with Epsom salts and essential oils. Then you add layers of dried herbs for added beauty and health benefits. Best of all, it looks so pretty in the jar. Making Bath Salts with… [Read More]

Handmade Gifts: How to Make Soap Balls

I have a pretty bar of wrapped scented soap in my powder room, which was a gift from my sister. It’s probably eight years old, but I love the fact that it still makes the room smell nice. This inspired me to make something scented for the blog, and I decided to make soap balls with… [Read More]

How to Make Homemade Candles from Citrus Rinds

Homemade candles with essential oils are so easy to make. They smell wonderful and don’t cost a lot to make. I’ve made many as gifts or favors, with small tins, however, recently I saw some made from citrus rinds. I really love the bright fresh, natural look, and the smell of citrus, so I tried making… [Read More]

Homemade Fabric Refresher Spray

I’ve been playing with essential oils, and came up with a great mix to use as a homemade fabric refresher spray. Though I try not to buy too many items that need to be dry cleaned, I still hate having to machine wash things like sweaters, because as soon as you do, they seems to go… [Read More]

DIY Essential Oil Diffuser

When my sister and I ran an herbal gift shop we sold a lot of essential oils, items made with essential oils, and accessories to go with essential oils. One, was a pretty ceramic diffuser, that you heated water with a few drops of the essential oil(s), simply from a tea light below. So, recently when I was… [Read More]

Make Your Signature Scent: Perfume Oil Project

Have you ever made your own perfume? You can easily make a roll-on perfume oil by combining essential oils with a carrier base oil. It doesn’t cost very much, can be a great gift for the holidays, or can be an inexpensive way to make your own signature scent. Perfume Oil Project   Several years… [Read More]

Make a Mason Jar Oil Candle Lamp

Every year I make a handmade gift for my friends, family, co-workers and others we want to thank at Christmas time. In the past I’ve made bayberry candles, simmering potpourri and spice mixes. This year I decided to make a mason jar oil candle lamp, that looks pretty and smells nice too. Mason Jar Oil… [Read More]