DIY Moisturizing Soaking Salts

Have you ever taken a bath and come out of it with your skin feeling dry and itchy? It’s not exactly the best experience, especially after you just spent some time trying to unwind and feel good. The typical solution would probably be to just put on some lotion and wait for your legs to stop itching- but what if you didn’t have to do that? What if you could enjoy all the normal perks and relaxation bliss of a bath without the dry and itchy skin? In fact, what if you could come out of the bath feeling as moisturized as you did pampered and clean? Well, you can. And you can do it by making this: moisturizing bath salts!

3 of the Easiest DIY Projects

One of the most enjoyable things about having great ingredients like raw African Shea butter on hand during the holidays is that you get to do DIY things! They’re a great activity for kids, friends or simply on your own for a little me-time, and given as a gift they always feel special. And since the DIY phenomenon has become increasingly popular, it can feel a little bit overwhelming when faced with the decision of which project to go for. Since some are easier, simpler and less time consuming than others, we thought we’d lay out our 3 most favorite DIY projects for the holidays, or any other time.

DIY Essential Oil Body and Room Spray

Is there anything more unpleasant than walking into a room that stinks? Or smelling yourself and realizing you’re overdue for a shower, but you can’t go and take one? Smells are important, whether they’re from you or around you. Perfumes and colognes are great, but they can also be expensive and contain potentially irritating and allergenic chemicals. Synthetic room sprays are also nice and convenient, but let’s be real, they don’t smell as good as pure essential oils from the real thing. So what are you to do? Make your own essential oil based body and room spray! It’s easy, affordable, smells fantastic and of course, it’s fun!

DIY Tattoo Balm

The better care you take of your tattoos when they’re fresh, the better they’ll heal and look when they’ve finished healing over. While it’s popular to simply go to the store and use something like Aquaphor, you can actually get potentially better results from using something more natural that contains pure plant oils that soothe and help the skin to heal itself better. And what’s more, you can make it yourself! With just a couple ingredients you can have a seriously fantastic and effective skin and tattoo healing and protective balm for use any and every time you need it.

How Shea Butter Supports Forest Stewardship

When you hear the words shea butter, what instantly comes to your mind? Skin care? Body butter? Africa? Forests? Probably not forests. Well, they should! Why? Aside from the fact that Shea butter actually comes from trees, buying Shea butter helps to maintain and protect the eco system it’s apart of- and that includes forests. How many skin care ingredients can you say that about? Not a whole lot. But with Shea butter, you can. Here’s why:

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