Saturday, May 12, 2018

Luxurious hand scrub and a lime body scrub

Todays video is like yesterdays where I show you how to make bath salts without a recipe but this video is with scrubs! To watch the video directly on youtube click this link.



Scrub base:

  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Baking soda
  • Epsom Salts
  • Coffee Beans (ground)
  • Oat flour (be sure to use this within a couple days)
  • Almond meal (ditto) 
  • Coconut flour (double ditto) 
Scrub oils
  • Almond
  • Apricot
  • Jojoba
  • Grapeseed
  • Sunflower
  • Coconut
  • Olive
Other additions
  • Essential oils
  • Moringa oil
  • Rosehip oil
  • borage oil
  • Tamanu oil


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Friday, May 11, 2018

My intuitive method for making bath salts without a recipe

Todays video has four different or actually maybe five different bath salts! They all use the same elements but just a bit different to make them custom for your needs. I make diy beauty stuff the same way I cook, using approximates and guesstimations and I also go by smell sometimes too. especially when I'm adding essential oils. I decided that I should show you a video on how I make them so you can learn how to make bath salts intuitively too.

As always you can click this link here to watch the video directly on youtube.


I love making bath salts but I never use a recipe. I don't think I ever have, its such an easy process that a recipe is unnecessary in my opinion. I figured that making a video to show my process would be helpful to those of you that don't know how to diy things like this without a recipe. Honestly its so easy and so much fun to be able to customize a recipe to yourself and your needs. 

I start off with a base of epsom salt and a bit of oil. The oil is optional but you need something like epsom salt, sea salt, or Himalayan salt to have as your base. From there all you need is to decide if you want to add any oils, like bath oils or essential oils, if you want to add some sort of flowers or herbs, clays, charcoal, whatever you want. If your adding something like a hydrosol or bubble bath then you will need to let it dry out on a baking sheet. 

Base Ingredient options:

  • Epsom salt
  • sea salt
  • Himalayan salt 
  • MSM flakes
  • Essential oils
  • Bath oils
  • Bubble bath or body wash (be sure to click HERE to see how to use these properly)
Additional ingredients:


  • Same as above
  • Clay (white, green, rose, red, bentonite,)
  • Flowers or herbs (I prefer to crush/ grind these)
  • Citric acid
  • Baking soda (I have alkaline water so I usually don't use this, I prefer my bath to be more acidic)


Be sure to watch the video for more tips and have a great day! 

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

DIY Glass Cleaner

This DIY glass cleaner is crazy easy to make. All you need is some distilled or reverse osmosis water and some isopropyl alcohol. You could also use a high proof clear grain alcohol without any added flavorings as well. I also added in some essential oils so that I can shake it up and have a linen or room spray too.

Some people use distilled vinegar instead of the alcohol but the vinegar isn't good for some seals and finishes that the spray might come in contact with so I like to stick with the alcohol instead.

Basically mix together half rubbing alcohol (I use 91%) and half water and put it in a spray bottle. My bottle hold two cups, so I use a cup of alcohol and a cup of reverse osmosis water.

In the video I also describe how to make nail polish remover. If you prefer to watch the video on youtube then click HERE.


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Friday, April 27, 2018

Preserved Moss Terrarium diy


Hey guys, I have an extra long video for you so that I can show you why I like preserved moss, some things that I don't like about it, and how to make a preserved moss terrarium.

This is a full tutorial on how I make terrariums with preserved moss. I also give a few tips on making them with live moss. I basically make two because I decided that I wanted to use Himalayan salt as the centerpiece which I could do because their will be no moisture in this terrarium!


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Friday, April 13, 2018

Houseplant update

Hey guys! So my cactus that I had showed you was budding now has such beautiful flowers! I was so excited when my cactus flowered that I had to make an update video mostly for just that. But, I also include an update on my new air plants, some succulent cuttings, and a couple other plant updates. I hope you enjoy this video, and as always you can watch it directly on youtube by clicking this link HERE.



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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

MyChelle Haul and Product Review

Hey guys! So today I have a big ol' review video for ya. I have used MyChelle products in the past but I kinda went a bit crazy a couple months ago.

Just real quick, this post is not sponored or anything, I just wanted to share my experience with you. :)

The only thing I usually buy a bunch of at a time is plants and groceries so getting so many new products at once was pretty crazy for me. Kind of overwhelming actually. It took me a bit to get to all the products because I'm used to savoring whatever new thing i get; taking the time to use each product for awhile and seeing how it works.

Anyway since I was spoiled a couple months ago I now have a pretty good experience of all of these products so I think my review is pretty complete. Well as complete as I ever am. I mean I do get distracted talking about why some scrubs are bad for your face, and how other products from other brands work, but I think that if you have been looking for natural skincare, a new brand, or have been interested in MyChelle then you will probably find this video helpful. I know I would have, i mean if I wasn't the one that made it and had the experience already... Any-hoodles, I will have another video up Saturday that is an update on some of my house plants. Once of my cactuses is blooming!!!!! And it is so pretty!

If you would like to go directly to youtube click THIS LINK. Otherwise go ahead and watch it below.


I think that the sweet treats is a great deal because the lip balm stuff is $12 on its own so your basically getting the scrub for like $3 which is awesome. Also When you get the lip collection your basically getting one lip product and the bag for free, and the bag is pretty nice too. It can fit all of the stuff in the video except for the cucumber spray. The shining stars is all small sizes of the products so I'm not sure if thats as good of a deal but its definitely nice to be able to try all the products before you buy the larger sizes.
They have a bunch of other skincare products and the cleansers are pretty much all affordable for most any budget which is great! I love it when companies have a good range of easily affordable products and ones for a higher budget. Which is also cool, because you can save money on some things, and spend a bit more on something that you could really benefit from, like a skin cream or serum thats going to be working for you for hours instead of like some crazy expensive cleanser that your going to use for a couple of minutes.

I think I love the shining stars duo and the tropical mask the best out of everything because they make my skin feel and look the best I think. Anyway I'm going to enjoy my tea, but if you would like to see any of the products I reviewed I have them all linked below. Have a great week!

sweet treats: https://www.mychelle.com/collections/... Shining Stars: https://www.mychelle.com/collections/... Tropical Skin Smoother: https://www.mychelle.com/collections/... Love Your Nude Collection: https://www.mychelle.com/collections/... Cucumber Cooler Soothing Spray: https://www.mychelle.com/collections/...


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Saturday, March 31, 2018

What to do when your kefir grains don't work right and wont grow

If you've been having problems with your kefir grains, like they are getting crusty, or they wont grow, or your milk is turning sour before it turns into kefir, then you will want to watch the video below. I made this video to specifically address problems that you might be having with kefir grains.

 Making kefir can be so easy and rewarding but making it every day is a lot of commitment so after research and practice I now can get my kefir grains to actually grow during the winter when I don't really use kefir that much. It's pretty darn simple to do, but I have a ton of other tips so if you want to know all my ticks then please do watch the video below or by clicking This Link Here.


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