French Green Clay and Charcoal Facial Soap Recipe

homemade french green clay facial soap
This French Green Clay and Charcoal Facial Soap recipe makes a delightful soap that cleans deeply, yet gently. It is suitable for most skin types.  If you've tried your hand at making natural skincare products, you may have stuck with the simple things, like body scrubs and facial scrubs, serums, and body butters. After some time, it stands to reason that you may wish to expand into more complicated products such as homemade soap.  Or perhaps you are already a soap maker, but want to venture into facial soaps. Or maybe you already make facial soaps but are looking for...

Non-Toxic Laundry with Buckaroo Organics

buckaroo organics laundry kit
Want to switch to a natural laundry routine? It’s a great move to make considering the toxins found in many laundry products today. Laundry soap, fabric softener, and dryer sheets, are exposing us to a host of chemicals that stay on our clothes and some transfer to our skin (which we know absorbs all kinds of things – so we’re dealing with some of this stuff getting into our bloodstream, not to mention what we're also breathing it in.)  I don’t like to harp on the bad, but before I move on to the good, I would be remiss not...

100 Percent Pure MakeUp and Skincare Review

100 percent pure make and skincare
Have you heard of 100 Percent Pure? It's a non-toxic, natural brand of skincare and makeup that uses fruit pigments to color their cosmetics, carefully sources ingredients, and is cruelty-free. If you've ever wondered if 100 Percent Pure Make up and Skincare is worth trying, I hope today's post will give you a better understanding of their products so you can decide if they are right for you.  Before we get to the products, let's chat for second about why it's important to use non-toxic skincare and cosmetics.  Since our skin is the largest organ of the body, and it...

Which Essential Oil Brand Is Best?

“Which essential oil brand is best?” I get this question a lot and if you are confused about which essential oil brand is best, don't worry, you're not the only one! As essential oils grow in popularity, so do the many options for purchasing them. With so many brands out there, it can be hard to determine what essential oil companies and brands we should choose.  Is it possible to know which essential oil brands are reliable, trustworthy, and transparent? Can we know which ones offer only pure, unadulterated essential oils? That's what I aim to answer in this article. ...

How to Use Sweet Almond Oil in Homemade Skincare

Ever wondered how to use Sweet Almond oil in homemade skincare? Perhaps you've asked questions such as Is it ok for the face? Can you use sweet almond oil on hair? What is the shelf life of sweet almond oil? Today we will answer those questions (and more).  Before we start, I'd want to quickly share that we like to highlight and deep-dive into various natural body care ingredients here at No Fuss Natural from time to time. Knowing more about what ingredients are available and how to use them allows you to make the most of the ingredients and...

How Fix Grainy or Gritty Shea Butter

Is it possible to fix grainy or gritty shea butter? This is a question asked by DIY skincare and natural body care creators. In this article you will learn what causes shea butter to become gritty or grainy and how to fix it, so your skincare creations will have a soft, smooth consistency.   Graininess in shea butter or products made with shea butter is a common problem for the DIY skincare enthusiast. But rest assured there are ways to fix it.  Is Grainy or Gritty Shea Butter Bad? Is it still useable? Graininess in shea butter does not mean the...

Modern Cosmetics: Ingredients of Natural Origin Review

Looking for accessible scientific information on natural ingredients for homemade skincare? It's not always easy to find! That's why I am excited to share a new book filled with reliable, scientific information with you today. It's called, Modern Cosmetics: Ingredients of Natural Origin, A Scientific View, Volume 1. As you are likely aware, I have a passion for homemade natural skincare products. If you are reading this, there's a good chance you do too. And while there are many books on creating natural skincare and body care products available, many of them do not include scientific information. Sure, you'll find...

How to Infuse Aloe Vera

Take your aloe up a notch by infusing it with herbs. I love to add calendula to enhance the skin-soothing benefits of aloe. Plantain would be a great option as well.  Place dried herbs in a clean jar, just how you would if making an oil infusion. (so, about 1/3 of the jar). Pour aloe juice or aloe vera gel over the herbs so it fills most of the jar (leave an inch of headspace in the jar so the herbs have room to expand the absorb the aloe).  Cover and let steep for 3-4 weeks.  Strain. Use the herb-infused...

Using Essential Oils Safely in DIY Skincare

Essential oils are concentrated substances. It is easy to use too much and cause skin irritation or sensitization. How can we use them safely when making DIY skinacre products? There are many factors to consider when creating your own natural body care and skincare products. Essential oils are an important part of many homemade products and must be diluted correctly in order to be safe. I have written about diluting essential oils for use in natural body care in the past, but that post is a very general overview. In it, I share the basic guidelines for creating safe products...