12 Affordable All Natural Beauty Products You Should Try This Month

by Holly Wade

12 Affordable All Natural Beauty Products You Should Try This Month

It kind of feels like natural beauty products are "trendy" right now, but they can be really beneficial for your skin and body if you're willing to put in a little time (and money) to try something new. While it may be convenient to pick up the usual drug store beauty products, some things are worth more research, and natural beauty products don't always have to be expensive. I've been researching all natural beauty products a lot the past six months, and I've learned what I like and don't like, but I've also learned what's affordable and what's not. While some products seem pricey, you also have to look at the quantity of what you're purchasing because a $50 bottle could last you an entire year! 

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How to: Make Simple, Organic DIY Lip Balm for 25¢

by Rebekah Greiman

DIY Lip Balm recipe

I like to re-invent and create things around my home. And I like to do so inexpensively and with my own little flair. So today, I have a low cost, simple and organic recipe for DIY Lip Balm.  

My hubby and I go through inordinate amount of lip balm. And at $3 a tube, it was beginning to add up. I wanted to find a way that I could circumvent the cost, the unnecessary added chemicals and the need for store-bought lip balm. For approximately $.25 a tube, I had my very own lip balm without the chemicals.     

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Round up: 9 All Natural Homemade Beauty Products

by Stephanie Lee
9 All Natural Homemade Beauty Products
Photo: The Wonder Forest

It's been a long time now since I made the switch to organic skincare and I've never looked back - the ingredients used in natural products are just so good for my skin! But although I've been using these items for awhile, I always bought them from our local store without a second thought until I realised just how easy it is to make your own. See below for some of my favourite natural DIY alternatives to storebought beauty products.    

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Curbly Video Podcast: Graffiti Leaves

by DIY Maven

created on: 05/02/08

This is a really quick, easy and inexpensive way to create images pretty enough for framing.

The props:

  • Acrylic craft paint (I used a luscious turquoise)
  • White acrylic spray paint
  • A paint brush
  • Something to serve as a canvas like a piece of plywood or MDF
  • Several leaves from an indoor or outdoor plant (for the picture above, I used silk leaves purchased at my local craft store

The procedure:

  • Paint your ‘canvas’ with a...

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Gaiam's Cork Lamp

by DIY Maven

Gaiam's Cork Lamp

New from Gaiam is their Cork Lamp, which is ‘crafted from sustainable eco-friendly materials’. The cork used ‘comes from the tree’s bark, which grows back, while the base is made from fast-growing rubberwood.’ The lamp ($198) is a perfect example of the minimalist nature of organic materials.

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Compost On A Small Scale.

by Chris Gardner

I long for the days where I'll have enough space to properly compost my food waste. But, until then, I can find certainly find room

Compost On A Small Scale.
for the Green Cone.

Solarcone's Green Cone is an enclosed system - a "four-part injected molded unit" -that helps release the nutrients from organic products back into the groundsoil. "The Green Cone reduces food waste to its natural components of water, carbon dioxide and a small residue. The solar-heated garden unit...

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Root Furniture

by DIY Maven

Root Furniture

A weekend in the woods has left me feeling...well...woodsy. To bring a bit of that feeling inside, a perfect choice is Viva Terra’s Entwined Root Table. Described as "rustic yet refined", the 40.5"L x 14"W x 31"H will set you back 479 bucks. Just as interesting but cheaper is their Entwined Root Stool for $149. (If it wasn’t illegal to pilfer wood from state parks, I could totally envision a DIY attempt.)

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Re-Gifters Rejoice!

by DIY Maven

Re-Gifts isn’t just a cleverly named gift shop; it is a small, family-owned store located in South Minneapolis that sells eco-friendly gifts "made with recycled, reclaimed, repurposed, organic, and natural materials." Check out their on-line store for a growing selection of products available. Here are just a few very Curbly items.

Bicycle Cog Votives, 12 bucks each.

Re-Gifters Rejoice!

Recycled Chopstick Lamp, 36 bucks.

Absolut salt & pepper shakers, 16 bucks. (Made...

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