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Thursday, May 23, 2019

best healthy natural sunscreen guide

You would probably have to be living under a rock to not know that sunscreen has come under fire recently. 

Sketchy ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate have been demonstrated to cause harms to coral reefs and in some areas like Hawaii and Turks and Caicos have banned sunscreens that use those ingredients.

A study published in early 2019 showed that common sunscreen chemicals are absorbed through the skin and enter the bloodstream in amounts many times higher than FDA standards (read Consumer Reports' write up about it here)
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Mermaid inspired DIY bath bombs

These delightful mermaid-inspired bath fizzy sprinkles are easier to make than a bath bomb but just as fun to use!

Instead of having to make sure your moisture balance is just right for packing the bath bombs into molds, the fizzy bath sprinkles get the same bath-time effect but with less work and a larger margin of error.

If you have kids who love mermaids, they will love these mermaid-inspired bath sprinkles.

Just sprinkle the dry bath sprinkles over a warm tub of water for a fun and fizzy experiment!

The essential oil blend I used for this bath fizz is soothing and calming. You may find after a soak in a warm bath with the "sweet slumber" scent that your kids are ready to snuggle in and go to bed more calmly than normal.

Let me know how it goes for you!



Love bath fizzies? Want to learn how to make bath bombs for kids with toys inside?

Learn how to make bath bombs for kids with this super simple bath bomb recipe >> How to Make Bath Bombs for Kids


DIY Mermaid Bath Fizz
easy homemade bath fizzy sprinkles

Learn how to make easy DIY bath fizz powder. This easy recipe lets you make fizzy bath products with baking soda, citric acid and essential oils. It's a fun way to get an at-home spa experience. Your kids will love adding these to their bath water. This easy beauty craft makes a great gift for mother's day, stock stuffers or your favorite mermaid wannabe. #creativegreenliving #bathbomb #bathfizz #bathsalts #DIYbeauty #greenbeauty #essentialoils



Bath Fizz Supplies


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Essential oils for bath bombs - get the sweet slumber kit from Plant Therapy to get essential oils and bubble bath that you can turn into bath fizz
Plant Therapy sent me this "Sweet Slumber" set and I love the bubble bath and sweet slumber oil blend for this bath fizz recipe. The roller bottle is also perfect for applying right before bed to help kids settle in for a gentle good night.

This kit is super affordable and comes with the bubble bath, essential oil blend, essential oil roller bottle, a sleep mask and a very nice carrying case - perfect for travel.


How to Make Bath Fizz Sprinkles


How to Make Bath Fizz Step 1: 

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, carefully whisk together the baking soda, citric acid, and cornstarch.


How to Make Bath Fizz Step 2: 

Add in the drops of Sweet Slumber essential oil blend.  Don't have that? Lavender essential oil will work in a pinch.

Use a whisk to mix it into the dry ingredients.

How to Make Bath Fizz Step 3: 

Slowly start to mix in the bubble bath a teaspoon at a time.

Pour just a little bit in at a time and mix thoroughly to help make sure you have an even moisture level. I find mixing it with a gloved hand works the best.

Keep adding a little bubble bath at a time until you can squeeze the mixture together and it will hold its shape. It's ok if you don't end up using the full amount called for in the recipe.


How to Make Bath Fizz Step 4: 

Crumble the mixture into small pieces and chunks onto a baking sheet and let air dry for a few hours.

How to make mermaid inspired bath fizz sprinkles



How to Make Bath Fizz Step 5: 

Transfer the mixture into your jars and add in the sprinkles on top.

How to make fizzing bath salts



How to Make Bath Fizz Step 6: 

These make super fun gifts and will last in an airtight container for a couple months.

Learn how to make easy DIY bath fizz powder. This easy recipe lets you make fizzy bath products with baking soda, citric acid and essential oils. It's a fun way to get an at-home spa experience. Your kids will love adding these to their bath water. This easy beauty craft makes a great gift for mother's day, stock stuffers or your favorite mermaid wannabe. #creativegreenliving #bathbomb #bathfizz #bathsalts #DIYbeauty #greenbeauty #essentialoils


How to Make Bath Fizz Step 7: 

When ready to use, simply sprinkle over a warm bath and enjoy the fizzy little bubbles.




That's it!
How to make DIY mermaid-inspired fizzing bath salts. This easy recipe uses essential oils, baking soda, citric acid and a secret ingredient to make a fun, fizzing bath salt recipe that is perfect ffor a DIY spa day. This Lush inspired experience will help you unwind. These homemade bath salts make a great gift as well! #creativegreenliving #lush #bathsalts #bathbomb #bathfizz #essentialoils #DIYbeauty #DIYspa #giftideas


Mermaid inspired DIY bath fizz

How to make DIY mermaid-inspired fizzing bath salts. This easy recipe uses essential oils, baking soda, citric acid and a secret ingredient to make a fun, fizzing bath salt recipe that is perfect ffor a DIY spa day. This Lush inspired experience will help you unwind. These homemade bath salts make a great gift as well! #creativegreenliving #lush #bathsalts #bathbomb #bathfizz #essentialoils #DIYbeauty #DIYspa #giftideas



If you love this Fizzing Mermaid Bath Salts tutorial, be sure to pin it to save it for later!
How to make DIY mermaid-inspired fizzing bath salts. This easy recipe uses essential oils, baking soda, citric acid and a secret ingredient to make a fun, fizzing bath salt recipe that is perfect ffor a DIY spa day. This Lush inspired experience will help you unwind. These homemade bath salts make a great gift as well! #creativegreenliving #lush #bathsalts #bathbomb #bathfizz #essentialoils #DIYbeauty #DIYspa #giftideas


PRINTABLE MERMAID BATH FIZZY SPRINKLES DIRECTIONS



Homemade Mermaid Bath Fizzy Sprinkles

Yield: 2 jars of bath sprinkles
Author: Carissa Bonham
Estimated cost: $5
prep time: perform time: 10 Mtotal time: 10 M
These fizzy bath sprinkles are fun and easy for kids to make. Sprinkle a little or a lot over a warm tub of water to watch them make a fizzy, soapy foam. Your kids will love adding these to their bathtime routine. Soothing essential oils make them perfect for winding down in a nighttime bath before bed.

materials:

  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 1 cup citric acid
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 drops of "sweet slumber" essential oil blend
  • 2-3 tablespoons bubblebath
  • Sprinkles

tools:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon
  • Baking sheet
  • Jar for storage

steps:

  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, carefully whisk together the baking soda, citric acid, and cornstarch.
  2. Add in the drops of Sweet Slumber essential oil blend. Don't have that? Lavender essential oil will work in a pinch.
  3. Slowly start to mix in the bubble bath, you’ll want to pour just a little bit in at a time and mix thoroughly to help make sure you have an even moisture level. Only add in more bubble bath until you can squeeze the mixture together and it will hold its shape.
  4. rumble the mixture into small pieces and chunks onto a baking sheet and let air dry for a few hours.
  5. Transfer the mixture into your jars and add in the sprinkles on top.

NOTES:

To use, sprinkle the bath fizzy sprinkles over the top of a bathtub full of warm water.
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Get More Summer Beauty Ideas!

Some of my blogger friends and I teamed up to bring you a great collection of beachy, summery inspired beauty!

If you love DIY beauty products, you will love these ideas. Get the links right below this graphic!

Discover 9 summer-inspired DIY beauty ideas that will keep you looking gorgeous all season long. Some of the beauty recipes make excellent gifts that you can craft to surprise your friends with a thoughtful, seasonal homemade gift. Included are melt-and-pour soap recipes, mermaid bath salts, a solid perfume recipe, a coffee body scrub and an aloe vera face mask, as well as a sunscreen lip balm and strawberry lip scrub.

Best DIY Beauty Products for Summer:
  • Natural Sunscreen Lip Balm from Garden Therapy
    My friend, Stephenie, has a great sun screen lip balm recipe that will help keep the skin on your lips smooth and protected.
  • How to Make Solid Perfume from Life N Reflection
    If you are tired of chemical laden perfumes, you will love this DIY solid perfume tutorial that lets you make your own - no sketchy ingredients required.
  • Whipped Mermaid Inspired Soap from Your Beauty Blog
    If you love all things mermaid, you will extra love this whipped soap. She teaches you how to make both the cute mermaid adornments and the pretty whipped soap. 
  • DIY Aloe Vera Mask from A Life Adjacent
    This face mask is super moisturizing and great for soothing angry, sunburnt skin.
  • Strawberry Lip Scrub from Country Hill Cottage
    Use this gentle lip scrub to buff away dry, chapped skin from your lips. This is great to do right before moisturizing.
  • Melt and Pour Soap with Seashells Inside from Soap Deli News
    This fun melt and pour soap recipe can be used to embed anything you want inside!
  • Lime Scented Cactus Soap from Lydi Out Loud
    Cactuses are super trendy right now and you can make your own cactus shaped soaps scented with lime essential oil using Lydi's recipe.
  • Beach Body Coffee Scrub from Botaneri
    I love a good coffee scrub myself, and this one is a super simple, pared down version with no essential oils added - just the power of coffee to slough off rough dry skin!

About the Author:

Carissa Bonham is a lifelong crafter and mom of two creative boys. The owner and lead writer at Creative Green Living, she won the Craftys Award for the "Best Craft Blogger" category in 2016 and the ShiftCon award for "Best DIY Blogger" in 2018.

Her creative pursuits don't stop at crafts - she is also the author of the hardcover cookbook, Beautiful Smoothie Bowls (Skyhorse, 2017) and several ebooks. Her projects have been featured in magazines like Kids Crafts 1-2-3, Capper's Farmer and Urban Farm Magazine. Follow her on PinterestInstagramTwitter or join the Creative Green Living community group.
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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

How to make hummus in instant pot

Do you love lemony, garlicky hummus? You will absolutely adore this recipe!

This recipe is super easy to make in your Instant Pot and food processor. If your family goes through a lot of hummus (like mine!), you will love being able to make it yourself at home.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Healthy, Vegan, gluten free energy balls recipe with chocolate and peanut butter

These no-bake energy balls are a great grab-and-go breakfast or snack. My healthy energy balls will get you 13 grams of plant-based protein plus 33% of your RDA of fiber. 

This vegan energy ball recipe features the flavors of peanut butter together with dark chocolate and coconut. YUM!

No need to warm up your house to make these. This no-bake recipe is easy peasy and your kids will love helping you make them.

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Friday, April 12, 2019

How to grow wheat berry grass to have living easter basket grass

We started a tradition of growing our own Easter basket grass from wheat berries about six years ago. I hate plastic Easter grass and needed an eco-friendly alternative. We had been using shredded green paper but this real Easter grass (AKA wheatgrass) is super easy to grow in about seven days. The best part? When you are done with Easter, the wheatgrass is edible! 

To eat the wheatgrass, blend it into smoothie, run it through your juicer or feed it to your pet rabbit or chickens! Growing wheatgrass is really easy and makes your Easter baskets look extra fancy. Plus there's no waste, so it's an eco-friendly win all around!

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Monday, April 8, 2019

 

Hi friends, it's Natalie from Doodlecraft sharing a fun paint marbling craft!

Marbled Easter eggs make stunning Easter decor and are simple to make!  

The results you get from learning how to do a marbling technique are amazing and a surprise each time. 

 It's a great craft for any skill level--beginners to advance crafters will love to marble a dozen or more eggs.

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Monday, March 18, 2019

how to dye easter eggs with natural homemade dye

Dying Easter eggs is something my family loves to do every year. 

My kids and I don't eat artificial food coloring, though, so it doesn't make sense to dye Easter eggs with a product that will mean we won't want to eat the eggs anymore! 

Dying Easter eggs naturally isn't hard - although it does take a little bit more time than dying eggs with the kits from the store. 

Try coloring your Easter eggs naturally this year with fruits, veggies, spice and even coffee!

You and your kids will love how much fun it is to combine science with Easter egg decorating!

Making natural Easter egg dyes is easy and you will love thinking up new ways to dye eggs that I didn't even list here!

If you have success with a particular way to dye eggs naturally, pop into the Creative Green Living Tribe on Facebook and let us know!

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

How to turn jeans to a skirt. Easy DIY skirt tutorial from jeans.

Have you ever wondered how to make a DIY jean skirt out of a pair of jeans? I can help!

This step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make an easy denim skirt for girls or women of any age or size from a pair of jeans.

Turning jeans into a skirt is easier than you might think. This even works with jeans where the knees have blown out and lets you salvage the rest of the usable fabric.

All you need is a pair of jeans, a seam ripper, scissors and a sewing machine.

Once you make one, you will love how easy it is to upgrade the jeans you decided didn't bring you joy into cute DIY jean skirt that you'll want to do this a few more times!

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

The recipe is sponsored by Wild Harvest.
How to make keto garlic bread rolls - an easy low-carb, gluten free bread recipe that uses almond flour, coconut flour and cheese

Have you been missing bread on your journey into gluten-free or keto?

I have been gluten-free myself for three years now and found some gluten-free bread that isn't terrible. 

The problem with most gluten-free bread, though, is that it is very high in carbs because it often uses a blend of flours including rice flour to make.

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Paint denim patches with dimensional paint to create fun flair for a backpack.

Hi creative friends, it's Natalie from Doodlecraft here to teach you how to make patches from denim scraps!  

This is a fun upcycled craft that you can make from an old pair of jeans. You don't even need a whole pair! 

It's a great way to use up any scraps leftover from a project you made with recycled jeans like Carissa's really popular Farm Girl Apron from old jeans project or this upcycled denim crown project.

It's really easy to make denim patches using Dimensional Fabric paint (some might call it puffy paint).  

These colorful patches are perfect for adding embellishments to a tote or backpack. They are a fun craft to do with older kids or even as a summer camp craft.  

I have rainbows, unicorns, diamonds, flowers and narwhal patches featured here, but get as creative as you like--the sky is the limit!

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