4 Simple Natural Cleaning Solutions

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Cleaning Solutions: Toilet Cleaner

Words: Danielle Williams
Photo Credit: Caitlin Rowland

It’s fascinating how the state of our homes can shape our moods. Each edition of The Natural Home Issue is here to help instill natural, nontoxic cleanliness in your life without asking too much from you.

Soap Making 101: Cold Process and Melt-and-Pour

All Posts, Bath, Bath and Body Projects, Recipes, Self Care

Melt-and-Pour Soap

Soap making is a creative and satisfying craft that has been around for centuries. Whether you’re a seasoned soap maker or a curious beginner, you’ve likely encountered the two most popular methods: cold process and melt-and-pour. Both approaches have their unique characteristics and offer distinct advantages and disadvantages. Read on to explore the differences between these soap making methods.

3 Easy Handmade Gift Ideas and How to Make Them

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Handmade Gift Ideas: Festive Orange & Mint Sugar Scrub

Words: Danielle Williams

Whether for a birthday, holiday, or just because, there’s nothing like gifting a handmade present. Making something with your hands shows your loved ones how much they mean to you — you set aside time to craft an item specifically with them in mind because you thought they’d like it. 

Are All Chemicals Bad When It Comes to Skincare?

All Posts, Self Care

Skincare Products

Photo Credit: Jan Berry

Many people in recent years have become increasingly concerned about the potential risks of using chemical-based skincare products. The fear of “chemicals” has led to a misconception that when used in skincare, all chemicals are harmful. But is this fear justified? Are all chemicals bad for your skin? We will delve into skincare chemicals in this blog as we debunk some myths and help you make informed choices.

Top 10 Most Popular Carrier Oils

All Posts, Essential Oils

Carrier Oils

Words: Danielle Williams
Photo Credit: Susan Ilka Tuttle

As vegetable oils derived from the fatty portion of plants, carrier oils are crucial when making homemade bath and body products. They are used to dilute essential oils, absolutes, CO2s, and other concentrated aromatics to “carry” them to your skin. If undiluted, these ingredients may cause harmful reactions on your skin, like burns, redness, and irritations, because of how potent they are in their natural state.

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Welcome to flourish, a haven for all things homemade bath and body.

By reading flourish, you’re not just taking care of your skin. You’re discovering the importance of loving your skin, and everything in-between. flourish is more than just a blog. It’s our way of encouraging everyone to thrive in a healthy and vigorous way – to empower wellness in all aspects of your day-to-day life.