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

by Rebekah Greiman

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

Hi! I'm Rebekah from Potholes and Pantyhose where I share and photograph detailed tutorials of my DIY projects, recipes, photography tips and remodeling endeavors.

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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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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