With fragrance-filled sprays, scented candles, diffuser sticks, and other air-freshening products, the scent lasts just a few minutes and doesn't always mask what you were hoping to cover up. When it comes to the bathroom, scented toilet paper might sound like a terrible (and silly) idea, but it's best at eliminating stinky smells over a long period of time.
The main ingredients needed in both herbal and essential oil bath salts your main ingredients needed are Epsom salts, baking soda (not needed if salts will be used immediately), and sea salt. For the essential oil bath salts you will need essential oils, and for the herbal bath salts you need whatever herbs or rinds you like. You will also need some sort of container to put the salts in, and measuring tools. For the essential oil salts, fill a jar about halfway with Epsom salts, then add a ge...
Check out this video to learn a new toothache remedy using clove essential oil. This is an informative video.
Feeling calmer and happier is at the tip of your nose: It’s just a matter of using your common scents. Check out this Howcast video tutorial on how to use Aromatherapy's Essential Oils to improve your life.
Anxiety can take a toll on your body and there are many ways to help ease anxiety in your body. Essential oils can relieve anxiety and relax the body. Get advice on reducing and managing stress in this stress management how-to video.
An essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants. Commonly used for aromatherapy purposes, essential oils can also be used to remove sticker gunk, make your room smell nice while vacuuming, concoct DIY toothpaste, deter rodents from hanging out in your house, and more.
Clove oil, an essential oil extracted from the clove plant found in India, is truly an essential addition to your medicine cabinet and home. One of its most popular uses is for relieving a toothache, which can be done by adding a few drops of clove oil to a cotton ball and applying it directly to the affected area.
In this video, Tonya shows us how to make whipped shea butter for your hair. Ingredients are: organic shea butter, green tea butter, aloe vera butter, peppermint essential oil, tea tree essential oil, and rosemary extract essential oil. Pour all of your ingredients into a large bowl and then mix together with a spoon until it's well combined. Use as much of each ingredient as you want to make the right consistency for you. After this, use an electric mixer to mix this all together until it's ...
In this two-part tutorial, learn how to make a homemade, preservative-free refresher spray to set your makeup after application. Hosted by Koren of EnKoreMakeup, part one shows us what goes into making the mixture: Distilled water, glycerine, a tea bag, cucumber, rose water, and essential oils: tea tree, rose, rosemary, sage, lavender, & lemon oil. (Oils can be found at Coastal Scents.) In part two, Koren shows us how to combine these ingredients to make the refreshing, makeup setting spray.
Why buy pricey ointments when you can easily whip up your own custom-made lip balm? You will need: beeswax
Cooling sprays are a safe, easy, and effective way to relieve the discomfort of hot flashes associated with menopause. Watch this video to learn how to make a hot flash cooling spray.
Nili Nathan shows you how to make a homemade clay facial mask for oily skin. To make your own clay mask, do the following: You will need 3 tbs of green clay. Mix with some hot water, about 3 tbs. Add 2 drops of Rosemary essential oil, 2 drops of lemon essential oil. Mix well with a fork, until it becomes a paste. Add more hot water if needed. Apply evenly to your face and neck, leave on for about 7 minutes. Rinse off with warm water. Enjoy the deep cleansing, healing effect.
It is of course, non-toxic, and usable on just about anything, from counter tops to pots and pans. To make the basic scrub, you simply need baking soda, as well as essential oil for scent. The advantage of this is that there are a variety of different essential oils out there--if you're tired of the typical commercial cleaner smells, you can make your cleaning scrub smell just about any way you want. To make a more powerful scrub, you can add Borax to the baking soda mixture. The result is a ...
This video describes how to make a cheap and effective furniture polish from scratch. To start, you should find some sort of dispenser to put the polish in. The video suggests an oil and vinegar dispenser because it works effectively with the furniture polish. Put a funnel in the container to make pouring easier, and add 1/4 cup of organic olive oil (make sure it is organic for cleaning). Then add 1/4 cup of vinegar and 20-30 drops of essential oil. The olive oil will keep the wood looking ni...
This video details the use of lavender essential oil to help get rid of eye mucus and eyes and. Gently measure out a small measure of lavender oil into your hand and use your fingertips to gently apply the lavender oil to the cheeks and carefully to the edge of the eye socket and the bridge of the nose. The presenter cautions that you must never get the oil into the baby's eyes. According to the video if you use lavender oil in this manner it should get rid of the eye mucus from around the ba...
Rather than reaching for aspirin the next time a headache strikes, try grabbing a drink of lemonade instead. Not only can it help ease your head pain, but it can also help relieve stress, anxiety, and depression. But not just any old lemonade will do the trick—reach for the lavender lemonade.
Knowing how and when to change the oil and filter in your bike is an essential part of maintaining your motorcycle. This video demonstrates how to perform a motorcycle oil change.
One of the most important things about a car is the constant need to check the oil. This is an essential part of the car that will make sure it keeps going for years and years. Not checking the oil on a regular basis can lead to damage to your engine.
Don’t squeeze that blackhead! There’s a gentler way to get rid of it, and several steps you can take to prevent new ones from forming.
In this tutorial we learn how to make whipped unrefined shea butter. You will need: jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, shea butter, essential oils of your choice, pearl white mica powder, silica powder, rice powder, and borin nitrite. To start, you will measure out all of your ingredients together. Use as much of the oils as you want to make it smell the way you want it to. After this, add all of the ingredients together in a Pyrex glass that can be placed in the microwave. Then, pour into a large mi...
Add some fizzle and sizzle to bath time with a homemade bath bomb. Bath bombs make great holiday or birthday gifts.
This may not work for everyone, since each person has a different pH balance. Or you may need to alter the recipe a bit. What you need is: shea butter, baking soda, corn starch, cocoa butter, Vitamin E gel caps and your favorite essential oil.
Concerned about the unpronounceable chemicals you see on tubes of toothpaste? Clean your tetth and keep your breath fresh without having to introduce unpleasant chemicals to your system! All you need is some baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, essential oils (mints are best) and a few drops of stevia (optional). Combine together, and smile! You have homemade toothpaste!
This video shows the viewer how to make their own organic lip balm. This is a good idea as many commercial lip balms contain preservatives designed to preserve the balm – these preservatives can have detrimental effects. The ingredients used are 2oz of bee’s wax and 1oz of coconut oil. Grate the bee’s wax into a Pyrex boil, add the coconut oil and lower the Pyrex bowl into a saucepan of water. The water should be at a low heat. Gently stir the mixture until it has melted. Allow the mixture to...
It has become a popular and must-have beauty essential—the bath bomb. Not only does it bring an aromatic and calming feel to bath time, but it also leaves your skin soft and will make you smell wonderful for a whole week!
Educational Specialist, Jennifer Taggard shows her viewers a very easy and accurate process to making non-toxic flea killer. This flea killer will not harm children in a household or any dog being treated. To make the flea killer, 1/2 of a cup of baking soda and half of a teaspoon of orange essential oil was used. The two ingredients were mixed together and simply applied and rubbed into the dog.
Teacup candles are a beautiful variation on candles. You will need soy wax, clean tea cups, wicking, your preferred candle dye and essential oils, a wick pin and a method for heating and melting your candle wax (a kitchen stove is generally good enough).
Relieve stress and wrap your aches in warmth by making your own microwavable heating pad. Just gather up these supplies (cloth, needle and thread, uncooked rice, spices/herbs, and essential oils) and follow along with this how-to video. Since this easy crafting project is made from houshold supplies, you'll save money on buying a heating pad from the store. Follow along with the steps in this video project and enjoy your new therapeutic, homeopathic treat.
A cutting board is essential — even if you only ever cut drink garnishes, slicing limes on a dormroom desk is pretty gross.
In this instructional video, Better TV shows you how to go green with your beauty routine by making your own organic sore-muscle soak.
Instructor Andrea Butje guides you through assembling and using an essential oil respiratory inhaler. This aromatherapy inhaler is great for travel and convenient relaxation and relief.
Nili Nathan demonstrates how to create your own homemade rosemary facial spray. 1. Start by adding 3 oz of distilled water to a spray bottle. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. 2. Take rosemary essential oil and add 6 drops to the bottle. 3. Gather up some fresh rosemary (possibly from your garden or a friends garden or a nearby store) and add that to the bottle. Close the bottle tightly and shake it up. 4. Now you are ready to spray desired amount to body and face!
If you're a Febreze fanatic, you're well aware that the "odor eliminator" can be pretty pricey, and that's reason enough to stop buying it.
While we've already covered several good ways to tame the itch of a mosquito bite, you're much better off preventing them from biting in the first place than dealing with the itchy aftermath.
Coconut oil must be sent from the gods themselves, because this stuff is made of miracles. If you ever wondered why your mother always has it around, it's because she's smart enough to know the countless uses for it.
Being a new mom is a full time job - you get tired, swollen and achy. In this tutorial, learn how to perform a relaxing aromatherapy massage for new moms and anyone else who needs a moment off of their feet. This video is hosted by professional healer, Robert Scott. Robert works with numerous celebrities and has been in healthcare for over 20 years, so he knows his stuff.
Taylor and Lily demonstrate making fizzy bath bombs. Ingredients needed are one cup of citric acid, one half cup of corn starch, one cup of baking soda, and one quarter cup of a light vegetable oil. Food coloring and flavored extracts or essential oils can be use to scent them. First mix up all of the dry ingredients in a non reactive bowl. Then add the vegetable oil. Mix with a nonreactive spoon, whisk, or gloved hands. If food coloring is being used, add four drops. If using an extract or e...
Here's how you can mix a "Barnum was Right" cocktail in just twelve seconds! You're going to pour in two ounces of gin, one ounce of apricot brandy, two dashes of angostura bitters and half an ounce of lemon juice. Shake the mixture with ice, then strain it and then garnish with a lemon zest. In order to get the lemon zest that was used at the end you're going to need a channel knife. Apply the knife to the fruit and pull back on it until you peel off a nice and long piece of zest. This will ...
Scented candles tend to magically turn a house into a home. The light flicker of the flame gives a relaxed or romantic tone to the atmosphere, and keeps the space smelling fragrant for hours. The only problem? Wax melts, and the candle becomes worthless after the wax is all gone. So how do you keep the flame going for more than a few hours? Simple, just remove the problematic ingredient—don't use wax!
Whether you’re looking to save money or to avoid allergens, homemade body powder lets you know exactly what you’re putting on your skin.