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Beginning Soap Making: Using Soap Bases

Making your own soap is a great thing to do because then you can decide what the scent will be and hone it to suit you and your individuality. This is something I’ve looked into because I like to be the one to determine what Read More »

Healing Sunburns with Essential Oils

Sunshine! It’s bright, beautiful, and rejuvenating. And we need it. We need the vitamin D it provides. We also need the light for our own emotional well-being. The problem happens when we get so much that we burn our skin. We all know that with over-exposure, we are raising our risk of skin cancer. We try to work on finding ... Read More »

Natural Men’s Care: Aftershave

Aftershave is the best way to finish off your shave. It is bracing, it tingles, and gets your blood pumping. You are taking part of a time honored, manly tradition and it sure makes you feel good! Making your own aftershave gives you the edge. You can make one that suits your own skin and, by using essential oils,  gives ... Read More »

Natural Men’s Care: Shaving Creams

As a man who cares about his appearance, you have your own set of concerns for the look and feel of your face when you shave.  Therefore, you want a shaving cream made to suit only you and your skin. Commercial shaving creams all have pretty much the same basic ingredients. The main one is water, which is good. Some of ... Read More »

Natural Men’s Care: The Basics

If you are a man who hates seeing your gender portrayed as a mindless sheep on national ad campaigns, as someone who doesn’t have enough brains to figure out what you want to do with your own personal care, then keep reading. This is only for you. You can’t walk  past a magazine rack or read this month’s Men’s Health ... Read More »

Aromatherapy Skin Care: Chronic Skin Conditions

Chronic skin conditions are hard. Eczema, Rosacea, Psoriasis, etc just make life difficult. While I can’t say at all how to medically treat any of these — I am not a doctor — I have found some recipes you can try to help alleviate the symptoms. I will give some short descriptions of the conditions I am discussing, recommended essential ... Read More »

Aromatherapy Skin Care: All-Over Body Care

In previous articles on Aromatherapy Skin Care, I covered treatments for the face. We all focus on that the most because our faces get the most exposure the weather, environmental pollutants, central heating, and other harmful elements. Not to mention the fact that our face is the first thing others see of us. But since we know the skin is ... Read More »

Aromatherapy Skin Care: Mature Skin

When it comes to growing older, we also find our skin losing its elasticity and gaining wrinkles. It loses its brilliance and it gets harder to keep it hydrated and healthy. But don’t worry, there is hope! As part of our series on Aromatherapy Skin Care, this is the section on using essential oils to treat mature skin. Mature skin ... Read More »

Aromatherapy Skin Care: Combination Skin

As part of our Aromatherapy Skin Care articles, Combination skin is the next in the series on using essential oils to take care of your skin.. Combination skin is the most common of all skin types. Skin is oily in the T-zone — across forehead and down the nose and chin — and dry everywhere else. The oily parts need more cleansing ... Read More »

Aromatherapy Skin Care: Oily Skin

We all love how essential oils make us feel. And using them on our skin, particularly our face, makes us feel so much better than when we use commercial products. There are a variety of ways to use essential oils in skin care and this article is part of our series on Aromatherapy Skin Care. We have also published articles on ... Read More »