Tag: DIY

DIY Aromatherapy: Make Your Own Fragrances with Enfleurage

Spring has sprung, or at least feels like it has here in the Bay Area. With so many fragrant flowers in bloom, we thought it would be a fun opportunity to break out a DIY project from Jeanne Rose’s The Aromatherapy Book—enfleurage! The adapted excerpt below gives instructions for enfleurage: one of the oldest methods of fragrance extraction. Traditionally, …continue

Natural Remedies for Insomnia

Can’t sleep? Insomnia symptoms plague more than one in three Americans, and chronic, every-single-night sleeplessness affects one in ten. So, your chances of facing insomnia at some point are pretty significant. General grumpiness and necessary stealth naps aside, sleep deprivation has a host of serious, real effects. Your risk of developing cardiac conditions goes way …continue

Holiday Gift DIY: At-Home Spa Kit

Along with the holidays often comes some extra time to relax and take time for yourself. You can help your loved ones make the most of their “me” time with this At-Home Spa Kit, which provides the perfect opportunity. All the recipes in this kit have been excerpted or adapted from The Herbal Handbook for …continue

DIY Holiday Gift Ideas

For those who like to add a personal touch to the holidays by making their gifts, we decided to post a collection of DIY projects that anyone can make at home. Inspired by our books, these crafty gifts are easy to adapt, as we’ve demonstrated in a few of our posts. Check our blog on Fridays …continue

Five Things to Do on Black Friday That Don’t Involve the Mall

It would be dishonest for me to claim that I’ve always been disinterested in the sales on Black Friday. Fortunately, none of my experiences involved camping out outside a store, physical violence, or any kind of police intervention. Just your run-of-the-mill shopping sprees that started with scraping ice off of my windshield at 4 AM and went …continue

Fall Skincare DIYs from Pip Waller

Colder autumn air brings with it some of our favorite things: chunky sweaters, changing leaves, and a gentle reminder to slow down, stay in, and burrow under the covers with a good book. It also necessitates a change in our skincare regimens, when summer’s lighter lotions fail to stand up to fall’s crisp, cool weather. …continue