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No 'Poo Recipes

My hairdresser recommended the pricey WEN products for my fine curly hair, but I (of course) want to know how to cheaply make it myself.Her…

Started by Cornelia

12 Mar 18, 2013
Reply by Desiree

Favroite Emulsifier

Hey All, I was wondering about emulsifier opinions.  I currently make two creams for my herbal business: one a rich, luxurious EVOO based c…

Started by Kali

0 Oct 8, 2012

Your lotion may improve with Aloe Jel instead of water

I use Aloe Jel, Oil (almond, grapeseed, avodado, or apricot), tea tree oil, any smell that you like: ie, lavendar, and a small amount of st…

Started by Lola Stone

4 Apr 21, 2012
Reply by Penny

DIY Organic Hair Powder

Ready Made has a simple and economical way to make hair powder - yet another way to avoid the shampoo / greasy & flat-so-I-need-to-sham…

Started by Cornelia

12 May 5, 2011
Reply by kristin clapper

Home made toothpaste recipe

1/2 C. Baking sodaApprox. 1/4 C. Hydrogen Peroxide1-4 drops peppermint oil1-2 drops tea tree oil Combine to desired consistency - using mor…

Started by Cornelia

2 Apr 20, 2011
Reply by Rebecca Lee

Slightly doubtful, but curious

So for the 28 years of my life, I've been pretty married to various beauty products and cosmetics, but I'm ready for a divorce. My question…

Started by Caitlin Couture

7 Jan 26, 2011
Reply by Emily

Lip Balms

I'm about to  launch a small line of homemade organic and local lip balms and soaps with my kid sister, Emily.  I'll be using local beeswax…

Started by Torry

1 Dec 17, 2010
Reply by Karen Heard

Homemade Deodorant

I've been using homemade deodorant for about 6 months now, using a recipe similar to this one (most all recipes are similar) with great res…

Started by Torry

4 Jul 21, 2010
Reply by Nia Monet

Anti-fungal oil - using creosote

Mikey at Holy Scrap Hot Springs writes about the anti-fungal properties of their native creosote.

Started by Cornelia

0 Jun 16, 2010


I am having trouble tweeking my lotion recipe  With some, the water separates out, with others they are too solid.  Any tips?

Started by Torry

1 Mar 26, 2010
Reply by Lizz




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