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]

Top 10 Projects Using Essential Oils

It seems like every where I go I see and hear people talking about Essential Oils. On Facebook, on the sidebar of many blogs and recently at my hair salon. I have been using essential oils since the late 1990’s when I owned the herbal gift shop with my sister. So many of the products… [Read More]