21 September 2018

Apple Pie Spice Foaming Whipped Sugar Scrub Recipe

Gently scrub and cleanse at the same time with this luxurious apple pie spice foaming whipped sugar scrub recipe made with essential oils.

Pumpkin spice season isn't over, but we're taking a bit of a break to move to apple pie spice.  Apple pie spice is the the middle child of fall.  It doesn't get nearly as much as attention as pumpkin spice or cinnamon.

Sugar scrubs have been really popular lately as we head into cooler weather, so I wanted to make one with this new essential oil blend.  But I didn't want just a simple sugar scrub.

Sugar scrubs are a great way to naturally exfoliate your skin, but they leave your skin oily.  This is great when your skin is really dry, but not so great when you want to get on with life after you use the scrub.

I'm always on the computer of my phone.  I don't want my hands oily after using a scrub.
This scrub is a foaming whipped sugar scrub, so it has castile soap in it for the foaming part.  It cleans while it scrubs, and it cuts down on the greasy feel.

I also whipped it to make it more luxurious.  The simple act of whipping it for a few minutes really turns this scrub into a spa like scrub versus a plain sugar scrub. 

19 September 2018

Pumpkin and Kaolin Clay Natural Face Mask For Oily Skin Recipe

Exfoliate your skin and naturally moisturize with this DIY pumpkin and kaolin clay natural face mask recipe.

If you've been reading my posts the last three weeks, then you know that we are all about pumpkins this month.  Don't worry, I'm switching to apples soon!

I've been making this pumpkin and kaolin clay face mask recipe for years, but I haven't blogged it before now.  I like it because it's so easy to make, yet it's quite a powerful face mask.

This mask has just four ingredients and takes about 2 minutes to make, but don't let that fool you.  It's full of ingredients that help exfoliate your skin, moisturize, and help reduce acne.

I don't have acne prone skin, but I do have large pores and oily skin.  This natural face mask recipe works well at clearing out pores and balancing oil production.

I wouldn't recommend this mask if you have sensitive skin because the pumpkin might irritate your skin.  It should be good for normal skin though.

Don't forget to make your skinny pumpkin spice latte before you make this pumpkin and clay face mask.

17 September 2018

Skinny Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer Recipe With Coconut Sugar

This skinny pumpkin spice coffee creamer recipe has no artificial ingredients and tastes amazing.

When I started eating healthier, one of the things I dreaded giving up was my beloved flavored coffee creamer.  I actually didn't give it up for the first year because I didn't realize just how easy it was to make at home. 

I started by making my own powdered coffee creamer, which is really easy.  I had made coffee creamer before, but it wasn't, well, creamy.  I like cream in my coffee, and I don't think skim or 2 percent milk cuts it.  My powdered coffee creamer uses coconut oil, so it is creamy and doesn't taste like coconut.  

I always have my powdered creamer, but sometimes I also make a liquid.  While the powdered tastes great, I prefer using a liquid for the taste.  

In years past, I always bought pumpkin spice coffee creamer.  This year, I decided that I didn't want the extra ingredients, so I set out to make my own.  Now I wish that I'd started making my own years ago!

14 September 2018

DIY Pumpkin Spice Essential Oil Wax Melts

Celebrate pumpkin spice season with these easy wax melts made with essential oils.

Yes, it's another pumpkin spice tutorial.  I just can't help myself.  I love pumpkin spice season!

Today, I'm going to show you how to make a DIY pumpkin spice essential oil wax melt.  You can pop these in a tart burner and enjoy pumpkin spice in just a few minutes.

Back in the day, when I was selling my soaps, lotions, and other bath products, I also used to sell candles and wax melts.  I had a lot of fun making candles, but it was a lot of work.

When you make candles, you have to test each fragrance in each wax with different wicks.  The right percentage of fragrance to wax might be fine for one scent. but the next one won't work.  It's the same with wicks.

Each new scent or container can take several tries before you get it right.  

Luckily, wax melts are a lot easier to make.  Since there's no container or wick, you just have to test the wax and the scent.  With wax melts, most fragrance oils will follow the same ratio.

12 September 2018

DIY Pumpkin Spice Perfume With Essential Oils Two Recipes With and Without Alcohol

Now you can smell like pumpkin spice all the time with this easy DIY pumpkin spice perfume made with essential oils.

If you've been visiting the blog over the last two weeks, then you know that's pumpkin spice season.  My pumpkin spice posts from last year and this year and getting a lot of shares and views, so I'm assuming that you're loving them.

If for some reason pumpkin spice isn't your thing, then give me a few weeks to get back to regular programming.

Today, we're learning how to make a DIY pumpkin spice perfume with essential oils.  Again, you can adapt this to any type of recipe by using different oils.

I like wearing perfumes, but they bother my husband's asthma.  I've found that I can wear perfumes made with essential oils, and they don't bother him.  The alcohol in the perfume does bother him, so I use cyclomethicone for the base.

I'm going to give you two ways to make this DIY pumpkin spice perfume, so you can choose the way that's best for you.