Homemade Mineral Eye Shadows

Lisa's Herb Remedies, Homemade Mineral Eye Shadows

There’s a lot of interest in natural makeup lately.  I’ve already shared my Homemade Plant Based Powder Foundation and now I will share my mineral eye shadow recipe.

I’ve tried to make eye shadows from plant materials only, but can’t get those beautiful colors that minerals give.  I use mica and iron oxides, and they are safe for cosmetics, or I wouldn’t be using them.

You can get mica in matte or sparkle if you want a little glitter.

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Ginger Syrup Recipe

Ginger syrup

Just the name, Zingiber Officinale promises a great surpriseBut, it’s no secret that ginger works well for motion sickness. But, there’s must more to this rhizome than you think.

Ginger is one of the most ancient spices worldwide. It has become well-known for its health benefits, which include its ability to boost bone health, strengthen the immune system, increase appetite, prevent various types of cancer, improve respiratory conditions, aid in digestion, eliminate arthritis symptoms, reduce excess gas, enhance sexual activity, and relieve pains related to menstrual disorders, nausea, and flu.

Personally, I take ginger for nausea, and for stomach upset.

You can make ginger tea, but I much prefer ginger syrup.  It’s so easy to make with just a few ingredients.

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Homemade Plant Based Powder Foundation

Store-brought foundations have words listed in the ingredients that normal people can’t pronounce. Not to mention what it does to our skin and eyes.

This all natural herbal and plant powder foundation is beautifully sheer, but good for your skin too. You don’t have to worry about itchy red eyes and skin, and inhaling harmful powders.  It absorbs oils and keeps face fresh all day.

Works best on clean skin, apply a moisturizer, let it dry, and then apply your powder foundation.  It works well without the moisturizer too. Read More

Motherwort Tincture

Motherwort Tincture by Lisa's Herb Remedies

This is one of the tinctures I’m making today.  Motherwort is a favorite of mine and I use it everyday.

It has many uses, but these are reasons I use it:

  • cramps
  • heart palpitations
  • nervousness
  • insomnia
  • high blood pressure

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Homemade Pain And Varicose Veins Liniment

This is a great recipe for varicose veins, joint pain, muscle aches, and it’s all natural.

  • 1/2 oz. yarrow (like this)
  • 1/2 oz. calendula (like this)
  • 1/2 oz. St. John’s Wort (like this)
  • .10 oz. cayenne (like this)
  • .10 oz. ginger, ground or pieces
  • witch hazel (like this)


Three Easy Steps

Lightly pack all the herbs and spices to a glass jar with lid.  Pour witch hazel over the herbs to cover plus 2 inches .  With a wooden spoon, stir to remove air bubbles, and place lid on tightly.  Label your jar and infuse for 2 to 3 weeks, shaking your jar everyday. Read More

Herbs and Spices Simmering Pot

Make your home smell wonderful with dried herbs simmering on the stove or in an electric simmering pot.  Choose the herbs according to the season.  With Thanksgiving and Christmas upon us again, fill your home with warm delicious aromas of cinnamon, cloves, oranges, fennel seed, star anise, fir and needles, and pine needles.

Lavender flowers and rose petals are calming and smell lovely.  Peppermint  and Spearmint leaves are minty and refreshing.  You get the picture?  Experiment with your favorite herbs and spices. Read More

Herbal Face Steam

26027280431_799094cc6e_bWeekly herbal face steaming is very beneficial to your skin, and it’s easy to do at home.

Forget the expensive facial treatments, and opt for this herbal face steam instead.

With all of the dirt, pollution and toxins we’re exposed to on a daily basis, our skin can really take a beating.  The nutrients from the herbs get deep into pores to clear them out, and give your skin its natural glow back.

Not all skin is the same, right?  There are herbs for different skin types.  Below is a list of herbs that will detox dry, oily, mature, and sensitive skin.  You’ll also find herbs for acne and other problem skin.

Herbal facials are also very relaxing, blissful, and rejuvenating.  Who needs a little of these after a long day?  Be good to yourself. Read More