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Pour and Melt LEGO Soaps

By Andrea @ utensi / October 30, 2017

I’m pretty sure most parents will agree that these Legos are the best kind of Legos you can have! No fear of LEGO foot injuries, or at least if it happens it won’t hurt near as bad! You can easily whip up a batch of these with the kids. Or, these would make “handy” gifts […]

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Homemade All-Purpose Healing Salve

By Andrea @ utensi / May 3, 2017

As much as possible I try to utilize natural ingredients for ailments for our family. You will find several recipes we share include essential oils because they are easily accessible and one of my favorite ways to incorporate natural ingredients! In fact, you probably have many of the ingredients to make this salve if you made […]

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Mica Powder Lip Stain

By Andrea @ utensi / March 28, 2017

This is literally a 3-minute DIY! If you have leftover Mica Powder from the Mica Powder Soap recipe, you won’t have to spend a dime to make this one! Mica Powder Lip Stain Ingredients Vaseline (or any Petroleum Jelly) Cosmetic Grade Mica Powder (found here) (we used Scarlet Sparkle) .15 cc Scoop (found here) ** Mica Powders will stain so […]

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3-ingredient Lip Scrub

By Andrea @ utensi / March 14, 2017

Confession time! I used to purchase lip scrub for around $20. When I started to look at the ingredients in the product, I realized that I was throwing money away! Also, in my attempt to be more aware of the ingredients in the products I’m using, I knew the $20 lip scrub was something I […]

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DIY Wax Warmer Cubes

By Andrea @ utensi / January 31, 2017

I purchased a few wax warmers years ago and immediately loved that you can leave them without worrying about fires. The scents were becoming a bit strong for me and the cost of the refills started to add up. This recipe allows you to save money by making many more for your dollar. Plus, the scents are natural […]

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Make Your Own Lotion Bars

By Andrea @ utensi / December 13, 2016

Another Lush copycat that you will love! Once you have the ingredients from the Rainbow Soap or Grapefruit and Lime Lip Balm recipes, you can reuse them with this one! These homemade lotion bars are easy to make and perfect DIY gifts! You can grab a star silicone mold or just use any mold you already have. Lotion […]

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Dino Crayons

By Andrea @ utensi / December 8, 2016

Our kids will be out of school soon for their school break and the BEST way to avoid the “Mom, he’s annoying me!!!” chatter is to keep them occupied. Can any other parents relate?! These crayons are SO fun to make and super cheap. We have a TON of leftover crayon pieces so that’s what gets melted. […]

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Make Your Own Rainbow Soap

By Andrea @ utensi / November 8, 2016

Have you heard of Lush? If you haven’t, it’s truly one of my most favorite stores to stop and pick up personal care products like lotion, body wash and those fun bath bombs. They are handmade and contain organic items. The one thing I don’t love is the price. Their products are rather expensive so […]

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Grapefruit and Lime Lip Balm

By Andrea @ utensi / October 18, 2016

This lip balm is a refreshing mix of citrus essential oils that will make your lips feel great. It uses all natural ingredients in its base that are easy to find so you know exactly what’s going onto your lips! Grapefruit and Lime Lip Balm Ingredients 1.5 oz, Beeswax 2 TBS, Unrefined Coconut Oil 2 tsp, […]

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Homemade Slime Recipe

By Andrea @ utensi / September 12, 2016

Slime, slimey slimey. This stuff is so fun to make with the kids! You can make your own colors for festive seasons. It is a great craft to make for a school party too. Homemade Slime Ingredients 4 oz Bottle, White Liquid Craft Glue 1 1/2 cups, Warm Water 1 TBS, Borox Gel Food Coloring (any colors you like) Homemade Slime Directions […]

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