Home Made

Home made, when done properly with organic natural ingredients, turns out to be not only good for our bodies but also a lot more economical.


epsom salts in a wooden bowl
After 40 years of twice daily use of store bought conventional toothpastes, mouthwashes, floss, inter dental brushes, gum gels, etc.I found that I’m not even close to the perfect smile shown on the box. Every trip to the dentist, revealed a new cavity or a new tooth infection which translated in fillings, […]

Natural remedies for oral health


image, apricot, almonds and peach desert crumble served with vanilla icecream on top
This is a very versatile and easy to put together desert recipe that will have all your guests or family members begging for second servings. Ingredients:  For the fruity layer: handful of dried apricots, 8 ripe and juicy peaches sprinkled with sugar; small handful of muesli and crushed almonds For the crumble mixture: […]

Home Made Fruit Crumble Desert Recipe


image of home made soaps using the cp method
Making soap from scratch at home is fun. Not only you control what goes in your soap but also you can give it as many colors, shapes and flavors as you wish, thus creating ideal personalized soapy gifts. Today I will write about cold process soap, as it is the number […]

Making Soap Bars at Home from Scratch: CP Method



food, pizza, sandewich, snack,
One of the hottest, tastiest, and often most affordable crazes in sandwiches has to be the Bahn Mi. A Vietnamese sandwich that was once a little-known lunch deal hiding on small business menus has now become a star in itself! It seems like everyone has their own Bahn Mi now, […]

6 Unique Bahn Mi’s You’ll Have to Try


visiting the dentist during pregnancy
After making my own toothpowder using natural ingredients and found it works perfectly well, and researching alternative remedies for receding gums, I decided to also ditch the store bought products and create my own mouthwash, oil blend and routine for caring for gums, teeth and general oral health.  Again, I will […]

DIY Natural Mouthwash and Alternative Gum Care


the benefits of using the juice or gel frshly squezzed out of an Alove Vera Leaf
We all want to look radiant and have youthful looking skin, and the big cosmetic brands out there are tapping into this desire by constantly shoving in our faces glamorous women looking youthful, ecstatic and happy, suggesting that all we need to get whatever they’ve got is precisely that expensive face serum that […]

5 Minutes DIY Vitamin C and Aloe Vera Serum



diy face cream, home made nourishing cream, diy cream with olivem 1000, diy sunscreen with zinc oxide
DIY toothpowder, DIY Castile Soap, DIY Shampoo, I’ve nailed them all, but when it came to DIY Face Cream or home made Sunscreen… well all I can say is that, in the past I made creams but they were not nearly as nice as the store bought one. First I tried […]

DIY Home Made Face and Body Cream with SPF


images of roses that grow in the garden
Nutrient rich,  rose hips have been touted for promoting youthful skin throughout the centuries. Seeds inside the rose hips are high in vitamin A, or retinoic acid. Rose hip seeds and fruit have been used for centuries in skin care products, from face creams to soaps. Today, I’ll share my […]

Facial Home Made Soap Recipe with Rose Hips for ...


Home made Castile Soap recipe
Soap making instructions Picnic in the Forest Dotty Soap Recipe 500 grams Olive oil, 150 grams Coconut oil, 50 grams Shea butter Sodium hydroxide as calculated by this lye calculator with 10% Superfat Coconut water and coconut milk: 300 grams 1tsp Honey Pre-made dots: chocolate soap, cocoa soap, aromatic herbs soap, honey […]

DIY Cold Process Polka Dots Scented Soap



adding salt in cold process home made soap
I was looking for a way to achieve the cleansing, exfoliating and detoxifying qualities of a salt spa bath  in a handmade natural soap. That meant that I had to attempt making a salt soap. Here’re a few of the benefits of a sea salt soap on the skin:  Sea salt draw toxins […]

Adding Salts to Home Made Soap


The benefits of Olive Oil Soap
Most home made soap recipes I came across, recommend adding  coconut oil to the home made cold process soaps as it helps create a rich lasting lather, but as I had some leftover fresh coconut milk plus the coconut water that nobody likes to drink, I made a batch of 100% olive […]

Olive Oil and Coconut Milk Home Made Soap


Landscape Soap: Moon over black Sky
After successfully producing a batch of home made soap using Carrot Oil  and Activated Charcoal for coloring the soap, I found that black soap doesn’t mean black bubbles and black skin. On the contrary, the bubbles are white and the skin feels soft and cleansed after using soap colored with charcoal. […]

Activated Charcoal in Home Made Soap



Hand made soap with ground avocado seed. lemon peel and apricot kernel milk
After eating loads of apricots this summer and saving all those flavorful kernels for family consumption. Apricot kernels or bitter almonds caused web debates on whether the apricot kernels are safe to eat or not.  Among the nutrients  contained in apricot kernels there is one called amygdalin, which is also known […]

Apricot Kernel Milk in Natural Soap Making


artisan hand made sunscape soap with blue sea and orange sky
I love a good painting and I find landscapes,  fascinating. Since playing with oils and lye in various attempts to make extra special natural soaps at home, I wanted to combine art and soap making and recreate the seascape that I see on my daily evening walk: turquoise sea, far away […]

Artisan Soap Design: Seascape at sunset


Rectangular Black and Orange Swirls in Hand Made Soap
So, as a result of me getting hold of a lot of fresh Aloe Vera Gel, I became eager to use it in my soap making projects and a lot of it. Now, the problem is that most the lye calculators online recommend using only about twice the amount of […]

Aloe Vera and Olive Oil DIY Soap.



Solid Shampoo for Dry Hair and Itchy scalp Recipe and Instructions. DIY
Although I’m fairly happy with my conventional store bought shampoo, I made this solid shampoo bar just because I can and I love making home made and natural stuff. I live in an area with hard water and I read that shampoo bars are not ideal as hard water and home […]

Solid Shampoo Recipe for Dry Hair


Home Made Soap from Scratch: Rosemary, Oat and Honey
Becoming confident in Cold Process Soap Making and loving every bit of it, I’ve got creative with Rosemary, Honey and Oatmeal in Soap making. I’ve got a few bars of round, nourishing, rich lathering antibacterial and scrubbing soap. It was also the first time when I used something different than […]

Rosemary, Honey and Oatmeal Soap Bar Recipe.


Use a spoon to scoop out the Aloe Vera gel
Today it has been my lucky day. I was walking my dog and passing by a skip full to the brim of garden cuttings, In the pile I noticed two huge plants that looked just like my little potted Aloe Vera plant, only on a much bigger scale. I broke […]

How to Extract, Use and Store Aloe Vera Gel



Lego Figure in a Transparent Melt and Pour Soap Base
Some time ago, we played with soap – Ivory Soap. We cooked it in the microwave and got a soap cloud that provided hours of fun for the kids and for mom as well. Since then, I got into soap making. I started with a simple Cold Process soap and […]

Melt and Pour Soap Making with Kids


How to make Thick Liquid Castile Soap at Home
Now that I made quite a few cold process soaps, I thought I should give making liquid Castile soap a try. One can buy natural Liquid Castile Soap and use it to make hand wash, shampoo, face wash, washing up liquid, body wash by adding their favorite teas, oils, essential oils […]

Home Made Liquid Castile Soap Recipe


Home made Castile Soap
Recently I’ve got into soap making and I’m loving it. I simply can’t stop myself from trying out a new soap recipe almost every day. For my first ever cold process soap, I made this Home Made Castille Soap  which I could actually call my own as it’s an adaptation of […]

Simple White Home Made Castile Soap Recipe