There is something special about bathing with homemade soap. Melt and pour soap bases are available at craft stores and it is so easy to make your own soap. I normally use a castile soap base, add some argon oil and also use my soap as shampoo. I would not have thought of adding honey to a batch of soap, but it is supposed to have awesome benefits for skin. Click here for the tutorial.
Oatmeal is the perfect ingredient for facial masks since it contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds which soothe itchy, dry and irritated skin. It is also excellent in absorbing oil, great for acne-prone skin. I've used oatmeal in DIY masks with amazing results, which is why I was very interested in an article I found on about.com featuring oatmeal masks. Click here to go to the article.
Since I've really gotten into making my own soap, I want to dive into making more beauty items. Lip balm is something I buy a lot of and always have some with me. Click here for an article that includes many recipes for lip balm!