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2018-02-15 05:01
We'll be making some big design changes to our blog around 10:30 - 11:00 AM EST on Thursday, February 15. While we expect this transition to be a smooth one, some users may experience a temp… Read More
2018-02-14 17:16
 Five Minute Magnesium Body Lotion: a three-ingredient mineral body cream.   Magnesium is a great mineral for supporting healthy sleep and overall wellness. While this mineral is p… Read More
2018-02-06 19:38
Cocoa Ginger Lotion Bars: a sweet and spicy solid lotion bar recipe for moisturizing or massage. This time of year my skin always seems to find a way of getting dried out. Between chilly w… Read More
2018-01-31 15:19
Toasted Coconut Sugar Scrub: An exfoliating body scrub made with real coconut. Body scrubs are such fun to make - and even more fun to use. I love to play around with different kinds of exf… Read More
2018-01-24 18:06
Coconut Honey Turmeric Facial Scrub: an all-natural scrub with honey and coconut Exfoliation is a key part of a healthy skin care routine, but finding exfoliants that are both effective and… Read More
2018-01-19 17:33
Yuzu Vanilla Lip Mask - an intensive lip balm perfect for fighting dry winter weather. This time of year, when harsh winds blow and temperatures plummet, many of us find our lips in worse s… Read More
2018-01-10 20:35
Mineral rich bath fizzles infused with chamomile, mandarin, and vanilla. Magnesium is my new favorite bath ingredient. Whether I'm simply tossing a cup full of Magnesium Flakes into the tub… Read More
2018-01-04 13:45
Oatmeal is a menu splendored thing. Not only does this tasty oat supply hungry bellies with warm, stick-to-your ribs breakfasts, its natural anti-inflammatory benefits have also made it a tr… Read More
2018-01-01 20:41
It's been a great year here on The Natural Beauty Workshop. We shared more than fifty posts last year - including some of our most popular bath and body recipes yet. We helped From Nature Wi… Read More
2017-12-30 20:20
Sleepytime Magnesium Body Spray - a soothing blend of magnesium oil and herbal hydrosol. When Magnesium Chloride is dissolved in water it creates a clear liquid with a surprisingly slippery… Read More
2017-12-19 17:51
Our super simple recipe for bubble bath bars comes together quickly and easily - making this a great project for beginners and advanced formulators alike. Unlike many other bubble bar formul… Read More
2017-12-09 02:32
Ready to take your DIY personal care to the next level? This recipe for handmade tooth powder is a great alternative to typical toothpastes. Just dip your moistened toothbrush in this minera… Read More
2017-11-28 23:03
Magnesium Rich Mineral Bath: A simple bath soak recipe packed with mineral rich salts, coral calcium, and natural magnesium flakes. When it comes to nutrition, one of the first words that o… Read More
2017-11-17 18:08
If you are planning to make soap for the holiday season, this gorgeous and deliciously scented recipe should definitely be on your list. Our resident soap maker, Kelly Owens of Sunnypatch S… Read More
2017-11-13 21:18
Deep cleansing Sea Clay provides an ideal base for custom facial masks. With medium-strength absorption and rich mineral content, Sea Clay is a suitable ingredient for almost every skin typ… Read More
2017-11-02 21:27
With the holiday season coming up fast, it's a great time to start thinking about home scents and handmade gifts. Scented wax melts (also called tarts) are a wonderful option for adding nat… Read More
2017-10-12 19:26
Moisturizing bath melts made with pure cocoa butter, oatmeal, honey, and milk powder.     This is the time of year when my mind turns toward the tub. Don't get me wrong, I en… Read More
2017-10-04 20:50
Today's recipe is an homage to everyone's favorite gelatinous treat, the mighty gummy bear.  When it comes to cuteness, gummy bears pretty much have the market cornered. They come in r… Read More
2017-09-23 20:48
Lip scrubs are such fun. The combination of sweet sugar and conditioning oils makes a wonderful base for creative customization. This Pomegranate Lip Scrub uses a splash of Flavor Oil and a… Read More
2017-09-01 19:19
 A naturally aromatic sugar scrub made with real coffee and cocoa ingredients. Natural ingredients come in a rainbow of colors and scents. Some carrier oils and butters are virtually o… Read More
2017-08-24 15:30
We love using Argan Oil in natural hair care products. It's rich supply of fatty acids, squalene, and Vitamin E make it so nourishing to dry and damaged tresses. This simple recipe uses Arg… Read More
2017-08-22 13:36
  Are super cute soaps your undoing? If so, I've got bad news. Our resident soap maker, Kelly Owens, has just whipped up a batch of kryptonite.   These soaps are adorable. K… Read More
2017-07-24 18:34
Yuzu is a rather exotic type of citrus fruit with a unique aroma that is bright, tart, and floral - sort of like a mix between lemons and flowers. It makes a beautiful top note in handmade p… Read More
2017-07-21 15:17
If you've ever had the pleasure of plucking a sun ripened raspberry from its stem, than you know exactly how magical those tart little berries can be. But you might be surprised to learn th… Read More
2017-07-13 14:55
Whipped shea butter makes an excellent conditioner for both skin and hair. By whipping this moisturizing butter, you can create a quick and simple leave-in conditioner that nourishes and pr… Read More
2017-07-09 16:22
  Summer fun has so many benefits. Relaxation, exercise, re-connecting with friends and family or exploring the great outdoors. All of these things can be revitalizing for both mind and… Read More
2017-06-25 00:05
  Remember how I waxed poetic a couple of weeks back over the virtues of German Chamomile Essential Oil? Well, it got me thinking about recipes where this wonderful soothing ingredient… Read More
2017-06-14 18:18
As an inherently crafty person, I couldn't wait to get my hands on our newly added line of Paperboard Containers. These natural toned cardboard tubes and jars are gorgeous as-is, but the pos… Read More
2017-06-02 13:14
With Father's Day around the corner, we thought it would be fun to share a recipe geared toward Dad. This simple shaving soap is quick and easy to make, and a pleasure to use! Pack this soap… Read More
2017-05-25 16:36
  As an avid gardener, I am all too familiar with that sinking feeling one gets when plucking a suspiciously light tomato. Turning that hard-earned piece of fruit over to see that it's… Read More
2017-05-22 19:59
Preparing clay facial masks for long-term storage can be a real challenge. Adding liquids to these formulations makes them fragile and often forces artisans to incorporate preservatives or… Read More
2017-05-16 18:39
If you ask me, perspiration gets a pretty bad rap, and unfairly so. Though society may deem it uncouth, your body needs to sweat. Sweating helps regulate your body temperature and expel toxi… Read More
2017-05-06 14:07
Oil cleansers, like this one, are great for deep cleaning pores and refreshing skin. Even with the most simplified formulas, oil cleansers can help dissolve built up oils and free clogged p… Read More
2017-04-28 18:15
While I love to work on all kinds of formulations for natural beauty, there is one product that you will always find in my personal stash - a great body oil. Or, as I like to call it, Every… Read More
2017-04-21 20:23
The soothing benefits of calendula and the cheerful scent of sweet orange come together in this buttery soft lip balm recipe.  Our Organic Calendula Extract Oil is produced by gen… Read More
2017-04-14 17:57
Creating unique and effective body scrubs is often a cornerstone for handmade bath and body businesses. These formulations can be made simply, sometimes with as few as two ingredients. But… Read More
2017-04-07 19:16
Spring colors and themes are such fun. Delicate flowers, pretty pastel colors, and sweet treats provide plenty of inspiration for bright and cheerful bath goodies. It might just be my favor… Read More
2017-03-31 18:31
  Are you ready for something super cute? This adorable lip balm project uses a simple cut-out technique to add pretty shapes to a simple, moisturizing lip balm recipe. The same method… Read More
2017-03-15 19:51
  With Mother's Day just around the corner we thought it might be fun to share a recipe for the expectant mamas out there. Growing bellies need plenty of nourishing moisture to remain… Read More
2017-03-10 18:21
Body oils are a quick and effective way to moisturize dry skin, and packaging them in sprayer bottles can make application extra quick and easy. Just pump a spritz of oil onto your skin and… Read More
2017-03-01 18:42
Who loves jellybeans? Go on. Raise your hand! You know those sweet, chewy little sugar-filled beans are impossible to resist. Our Jelly Bean Lip Balm Kit remains popular all year long, whic… Read More
2017-02-22 13:51
The honey-sweet aroma of Linden Blossom CO2 Extract makes a deliciously unique base for this simple perfume oil. The rich aroma of linden blossom is blended with top notes of bright and che… Read More
2017-02-15 14:27
With colorful layers and a sweet cherry scent, these fizzing bath treats are perfect for cheering up the last lingering days of winter. Say hello to spring with this fun and easy project - m… Read More
2017-02-10 14:09
The herby and floral aroma of Lavandula Hydrosol makes it one of my all-time favorite ingredients for handmade and natural beauty. This gentle lavender water is perfect for adding… Read More
2017-02-03 14:05
Winter weather can leave the delicate skin of our faces and necks feeling rough and dry. A fresh mask is perfect for soothing and moisturizing dry facial skin. This recipe fresh mineral rich… Read More
2017-01-26 18:28
Himalayan Pink Salt brings a beautiful color to bath products. It can be used to speckle bath bombs, star in bath salts, color body scrubs, or steal the show in a layered milk bath. The sal… Read More
2017-01-20 20:54
It's getting to be that time of year again when candy hearts and pink flowers abound. While searching for the perfect gift, I beg you to consider something handmade. These cute soap bars are… Read More
2017-01-13 21:16
I just love a great body lotion. The right recipe leaves skin feeling happy and moisturized without being overly greasy or slimy. In my experience, a lotion is only as good as its ingredien… Read More
2017-01-06 19:10
Lately we can't seem to get enough of Organic Virgin Chia Seed Oil. This nourishing carrier oil is great for boosting the conditioning benefit of almost any skin care recipe. This scrub, fo… Read More
2017-01-04 15:00
We've been having a lot of fun lately sharing photos and highlighting favorite ingredients and blog posts on Instagram. It's also been a real treat discovering the lively natural beauty and… Read More
2016-12-30 14:27
It's been a great year here on The Natural Beauty Workshop. We've enjoyed sharing new formulations, projects, and tips for creating amazing handmade skin and hair care products over the past… Read More
2016-12-28 15:46
Fresh facials provide an excellent opportunity to pamper your face with active ingredients that can be tricky to formulate into shelf-stable products. Vitamin C, for example, can be notorio… Read More
2016-12-21 22:15
The spicy scent of cardamom evokes memories of dainty baked goods and exotic savory dishes. When blended with naturally fragrant Cocoa Butter, Cardamom Essential Oil offers a sweet and uniqu… Read More
2016-12-15 23:27
Just when you think you've made every type of handmade bath goodie under the sun, you go and find a recipe that inspires you to try something totally different. When I spotted these Milk &a&helli…Read More
2016-12-08 16:04
Colored decorating sugar adds fun and playful touch to this rich and creamy whipped sugar scrub. This recipe starts off with a luscious dollop of Cupuacu Butter. Sweet Almond Oil is added t… Read More
How To Craft Custom Oil Cleansers
2016-08-18 18:29
Adding custom Oil Cleansers to your skin care line is an easy way to expand your product offerings without a lot of heavy-duty formulation. This is because oil cleansers use a simple ratio… Read More
Exfoliating Mosaic Soap Bars
2016-08-12 15:06
Exfoliants can help increase the lather in bar soaps - especially when used in Melt & Pour Base where big bubbles aren't always abundant. As if this weren't enticing enough alone, natur… Read More
2016-05-16 14:24
The warm, spicy aroma of Ginger Essential Oil blends beautifully with bright Lemongrass Essential Oil and rich Carrot Seed Oil in this stimulating body scrub recipe. The gorgeous color of t… Read More
2016-04-13 17:27
This beautiful blend of herbs, flowers, and salt can be used to prep skin before a facial or to refresh skin and open pores as a stand-alone treatment. Facial steams are easy to make, a ple… Read More
2016-03-17 19:35
Hydrosols are truly remarkable ingredients. With their gentle properties, mild aromas, and delicate natures they can add beauty and benefits to a huge variety of natural skin and hair care… Read More
2016-02-26 19:42
To someone who has never made a batch, making a luscious, creamy whipped body butter might seem a bit intimidating. All of that melting, whipping, and dipping in ice baths does seem like an… Read More
2016-02-17 18:39
When the chilly weather reaches its zenith every year even the most braun among us may start to feel a sniffle coming on. Hot steamy showers can help take the edge off of winter sniffles … Read More
2016-01-25 19:46
Hearts, flowers, candies, these are just a few of the things we give one another to show our love. Whether you are celebrating your next Valentine's day, throwing your friend an amazing bri… Read More
2016-01-05 18:50
One of the latest and greatest natural hair care ingredients to gain popularity is Jamaican Black Castor Oil. Ours is made by roasting, grinding, and boiling all natural castor seeds to extr… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
It's been a great year here on The Natural Beauty Workshop. We've enjoyed sharing new formulations, projects, and tips for creating amazing handmade skin and hair care products over the pas… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
I'm in my thirties, and during the past ten or fifteen years, I've watched in awe as countless friends have gone through the miraculous transformations of pregnancy. It seemed like every tim… Read More

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