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Dye - Dyes From Plants - Pioneer Thinking. Did you know that a great source for natural dyes can be found right in your own back yard!

Dye - Dyes From Plants - Pioneer Thinking

Roots, nuts and flowers are just a few common natural ways to get many colors. Yellow, orange, blue, red, green, brown and grey are available. Go ahead, experiment! Gathering plant material for dyeing: Blossoms should be in full bloom, berries ripe and nuts mature. Remember, never gather more than 2/3 of a stand of anything in the wild when gathering plant stuff for dying. To make the dye solution: Chop plant material into small pieces and place in a pot. Getting the fabric ready for the dye bath: You will have to soak the fabric in a color fixative before the dye process.

Color Fixatives: Salt Fixative (for berry dyes) 1/2 cup salt to 8 cups cold water Plant Fixatives (for plant dyes) 4 parts cold water to 1 part vinegar. Cosmetic Ingredients Supply - MakingCosmetics.com Inc. How To Make Deodorant [Homemade Easy and It Works] Making your own personal products is a blast, and you can control the ingredients.

How To Make Deodorant [Homemade Easy and It Works]

Today we share yet another way to help you live a healthy, more sustainable and self-sufficient life. diyNatural reader Samantha said, “I was extremely, extremely skeptical. I think even a little part of me wanted to be able to come back and say – no it doesn’t work. But, it really did! Like others here, I already feel that I’m sweating less, but as much as I’m excited about not smelling anymore (who wouldn’t be), I’m more excited that I won’t be throwing away shirts that are ruined by deodorant stains. Why Homemade? Essential Oils for Healing the Skin. Essential Oils for Healing the Skin (Please see the Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Article Index at the bottom of this page; descriptions of individual oils can be found from the links on the main Essential Oils page.)

Essential Oils for Healing the Skin

Healing the Skin with Essential Oils Trends in health and beauty are placing more trust in the efficacy of natural and organic ingredients. Skin care is no exception, with more women coming to realize the purity of what they put on their skin is as important as that of what they eat. The skin is the largest organ, and is generally permeable to substances placed on it. Castor Oil - Natural Protection from Deadly Viruses. CASTOR OIL - Natural Protection from Deadly Viruses From David William's complementarys Newsletter.

Castor Oil - Natural Protection from Deadly Viruses

Dr. David G. Williams -- complementaryS -- v6 n1, July 1995 Moving on to more "exotic" techniques to increase immune system efficiency, we come to castor oil. In many ways, castor oil is a very unique substance. Essential Oil Use Chart. - Aura Cacia. Essential Oil Directory a • b • c • e • f • g • h • j • l • m • n • o • p • r • s • t • v • w • y Allspice Berry - The oil has a warm, spicy-sweet aroma.

- Aura Cacia

It is used in spicy or masculine scents. It combines well with orange, ginger, patchouli and all of the spice oils including cinnamon, cassia and clove. Aromatherapy benefits: warming, cheering, comforting, nurturing. Amyris - Amyris is also known as West Indian sandalwood, although unrelated to the true Indian sandalwood. Homemade Massage Oil Recipes. Homemade massage oils give you an easier access to quick relaxation.

Homemade Massage Oil Recipes

Certain massage oil recipes must be memorized by heart, so that you can swiftly prepare them, as and when you are in need of unwinding and pampering yourself. Regular exercise and busy schedule tires and fatigues your muscles. It can cause constant body ache, which negatively affects your daily activities. To make things worse, it also affects the agility of your body, making your movements slow and calculated. Lotion Making Supplies. Making lotion seems complicated but it couldn't be easier.

Lotion Making Supplies

Wouldn't you love to make a thick and luxurious cream in your signature scent or maybe a light, healing after sun moisturizer? We've got all the supplies you need to make the exact lotion you want from scratch. Of course, we also carry lotion bases if you just want to skip to the fun part of adding the fragrance and packaging! Info and Inspiration. Make your own natural body lotion. Lavender Body Lotion Recipe. Luscious lavender homemade lotion.

Lavender Body Lotion Recipe

Homemade Body Lotion Recipe. Elbow and Knee Lotion. Recipe by Anne-Marie Faiola This is a cross between a crème and a lotion.

Elbow and Knee Lotion

It can be placed in a jar or in a squeezable bottle. DIY Natural Shampoo Recipe. Over the past couple years, as my family has tried to cut back on toxic chemicals in our house, I have experimented with all sorts of organic and “all natural” shampoos. Sadly, all left me a little closer to broke and with greasy, waxy hair. All Natural Deep Conditioner with Coconut Cream. People are really interested in all natural care products.

All Natural Deep Conditioner with Coconut Cream

I’ve had a lot of great questions about my natural lathering shampoo recipe. And several people have wondered the best treatments for colored or chlorine damaged hair. That’s why I’m happy to give you guys this awesome little recipe: An all natural deep conditioner for your hair using coconut cream! Behold the power of saturated fats If you’ve been around this blog for a while you already know that I love to include a lot of saturated fats in my diet (from real, clean food).

Due to its high content of saturated fat, coconut is an excellent emulsifier to restore damaged hair. Coconut Cream Hair Rinse: An all natural deep conditioner Ingredients: 1/2 cup fresh coarsely grated coconut meat* 1/2 cup fresh coconut milk (like this) 2 teaspoons raw honey 1 fresh vanilla bean, cut into small pieces (optional, but really heavenly) *Fresh coconut is always going to give superior results.

Homemade Shampoo. Soap Making Recipes and Tutorials. How To Make Your Own Dish Soap One Good Thing by Jillee. Yesterday I got an email from someone asking about a Homemade Dish Soap recipe. My initial reaction was “I’ve already done that!” , but then I thought about it for a minute and realized that is something I HAVEN’T done a post on before! I could hardly believe it. lol. How could I have missed THAT one? My only explanation is that since so many of my really effective homemade solutions include Dawn Dishwashing Detergent, I almost always have it on hand.

Home made dish soap. I got this recipe from : www.frugalhomeliving.blogspot.com Homemade Liquid Dish Washing Soap 1 (7-oz) bar ZOTE or Octagon soap (or 1-2-3 brand soap) {Or cut a 14-oz bar in half} 5 qts. water 1 c. baking soda 1/4 c. washing soda 1/4 c. lemon juice Grate bar soap and place into a heavy stockpot. Pour in water & stir.

Heat over medium heat, stirring often until soap is melted. Remove pot from heat and add in baking soda, washing soda & lemon juice. Stir to mix well. (As the mixture cools in the pot it may begin to gel up and separate itself from the water. The Oil-Cleansing Method.