How to make a Natural Moisturizing Body Butter.



- 1/2 cup raw shea butter

- 1 tablespoon sweet fractionated coconut oil

- 1 tablespoon jojoba oil

- Optional: 10 drops of lavender essential oil (for fragrance)



1. Start by melting the shea butter: Place the shea butter in a heat-safe bowl and gently melt it using a double boiler or microwave on low heat. Be careful not to overheat the shea butter as it can lose some of its beneficial properties.

2. Once the shea butter is melted, let it cool for a few minutes. Then, add the fractionated coconut oil and jojoba oil to the bowl and mix well using a spatula or spoon. The oils will help to enhance the moisturizing and nourishing properties of the shea butter.

3. At this point, you can add optional ingredients such as lavender essential oil for a soothing fragrance, and for its skin brightening properties. Mix everything thoroughly to ensure even distribution of the added ingredients.

4. Allow the mixture to cool down and solidify by placing it in the refrigerator for about 1 hour. This will help the shea butter to solidify and achieve a smooth texture.

5. Once the mixture has solidified, use an electric mixer or whisk to whip it. This will create a soft and fluffy consistency, making it easier to apply on the skin.

6. Transfer the whipped Shea Butter Skincare mixture into a clean, airtight container, and store it in a cool, dry place. Make sure to label the container with the date of preparation.


This whipped shea butter skincare can be used as a moisturizer for the face, body, hands, and feet. Apply a small amount of the mixture to your skin and massage gently until fully absorbed. It is best to use this skincare recipe after cleansing your skin, preferably in the morning and evening, for optimal hydration and nourishment.

Note: As with any new skincare product, do a patch test on a small area of your skin before using it all over your face or body to check for any potential allergies or sensitivities.

Enjoy the luxurious and moisturizing benefits of this homemade shea butter skincare recipe!


How to make a Natural Candle scented with Essential Oils.


Choose the right ingredients:

To make a natural candle scented with essential oils, you will need simple ingredients.

Wax: 450 g of wax shavings:

This is the main component of your candle. The wax gives it its shape and it melts more or less quickly depending on its composition. There are 2 types of waxes you can use to make a natural candle: wax of plant origin or wax of animal origin.

Wax of vegetable origin: ideal for making all types of candles, soy wax is the most frequently used. It can be used on its own, without added oils or vegetable butters, which makes it easier. In addition, it heats less strongly than others and cools down quickly after burning.

Animal Wax: Beeswax is appreciated for its sweet, bewitching scent and slow combustion. When making candles, it should be mixed with 10 to 20% vegetable oil to prevent it from shrinking. Beeswax is ecological.

Essential Oils : 5 to 10 % of the blend.



To scent your candle with essential oils, choose suitable essences and make sure that their flash point is above 65 ° C (so that your candle does not cach on fire). Do not use any gasoline containing alcohol and limit yourself to a total of 5-10% essential oils per candle.

Your possibilities are endless: Eucalyptus, Egyptian Geranium, French Lavender, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Ylang-ylang, etc.


Vegetable oils and butters (optional): 10 to 20% of the mixture

Vegetable oils and butters can be added to the mix to facilitate the melting of your candle by softening the wax and perfecting the finished look. It is not necessary to add it to a soy wax candle, but 10 to 20% can be used in the beeswax candle.


The other materials:

heat-resistant glass container, measuring cup type

aluminum foil


pot holder

wooden spoon

500 ml capacity jar

cotton candle wick.


How to make a scented candle with essential oils: the different steps:


Step 1: The wax

Weigh 450 g of wax shavings and pour them into a measuring cup-type glass container capable of withstanding heat. The jar must not be full in order to allow the wax to rise without overflowing.

Place the container in the microwave and heat the wax for a total of 3 minutes. Every 30 seconds, turn off the microwave and mix the wax with your wooden spoon to help it melt and give it a more harmonious consistency. Repeat the operation until the wax is completely melted. Take a potholder to handle the jar without getting burned.



Step 2: preparing the wick

Cut the wick long enough to protrude from the candle.

Prime the cotton wick by soaking it for about 2 minutes in melted wax. Then place it on aluminum foil and shape it straight. Then let it cool in the freezer.

This step allows the candle to burn better.


Step 3: essential oils

Pour a few drops of essential oils into your wax and mix with the wooden spoon. Pour 10 drops first, then add a few depending on the intensity of the scent you want.

If you want to add vegetable oils, vegetable butters or natural colors, now is the time. Follow the correct dosages then mix with the wooden spoon for 2 minutes.


Step 4: setting up the wick

Take your cotton wick out of the freezer. It should be straight and rigid. If not, plunge it back into the wax and repeat the operation.

Place a pencil or a wooden skewer across the opening of the jar in which the candle will be placed. Place the wick in the center of the jar and wrap its end three times around the pencil or wooden skewer to keep it in place. It must remain in an upright position in the jar.


Step 5: setting up the wax

Allow the wax to cool down to a creamy form, but sufficiently liquid to flow. Pour the cold wax into the jar. Hold the wick for 1 or 2 minutes to allow it to stay vertical while the wax begins to harden.

Then place the candle in the refrigerator for about 2 hours, until it has solidified.


Step 6: the finishing touch

Take your candle out of the fridge. Cut the wick so that it protrudes to about 2.5 cm. All you have to do now is light your candle and enjoy its delicious scent of essential oils! 


How to make your own Mineral Body Scrub?

If like me, you want to make sure you don't use harmful chemical cosmetics on your face and body, you might want to have a go at making your own. What a better way to control what goes on your skin!

Here is an easy recipe, using only natural biodegradable ingredients that have the benefit of improving your wellbeing whilst saving the planet!

Use in the shower, by applying a small amount on damp skin and massaging gently, then rinse off and pad dry.



How to make Bath Bombs with kids:



How to make a non toxic Weed Killer?

We are all looking to make our environment safer for our personal health, but also for future generation. Getting rid of those unwanted and invasive weeds growing in our backyard is not an easy one. Often, we find ourselves having to resort to armful chemicals to do the job!

Here is a simple recipe that won't break your budget, and will certainly not affect your health or the earth:


  • Add 1 cup of white vinegar and 1 Tbs of Citric Acid to a spray bottle. 
  • Close lid and shake gently until citric acid dissolves.
  • Open lid and ad 1/4 teaspoon of environmentally friendly dishwashing liquid.
  • Shake very gently to avoid frothing.
  • You can now spray it regularly on your unwanted weeds.


How to make your own natural Air Freshener:

  • Add 2 tbs of Natural Sodium Bicarbonate to a bowl. 
  • Add 10 drops of lavender Essential Oil, 10 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil, 10 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil, 10 drops of Lemon Essential Oil (or Peppermint Essential Oil). All these essential oils have anti-bacterial properties and a lovely relaxing and refreshing scent. They blend well together,  but you can choose to ad your own favourite essential oils.
  • Combine the mixture with a wooden spoon.
  • Pour the mixture into a spray bottle. Make sure you use a mist spray nozzle, so your air freshener will spray lightly and evenly throughout the room, without making a mess.
  • Fill up the rest of the bottle with purified water or even better, distilled water.
  • Shake well. Your air freshener is ready to use.