We've all been there...great hair day, but greasy at the roots. No time to wash and blow dry again, so what to do? Dry shampoo! If you're not familiar with this product, it is commonly sold at drug stores, and hair salons. You would spray the dry shampoo onto your roots and the result; fresher… Continue reading Our Favourite Dry Shampoo Recipe Revealed
There's no question, we live in a wasteful society. From plastic bags, straws, take-away containers, not to mention the copious amounts of food waste. Our landfills are over loaded, our cities and oceans are littered with rubbish, birds and marine animals are dying from plastic pollution. Statistics say that only 9% of plastics actually make… Continue reading Living in a Wasteful Society
What's all the hype about Himalayan salt? Is there really a benefit to using it? Himalayan rock salt come from the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains in Pakistan. This is an unbleached, unprocessed salt with a natural pink hue. It contains the same amount of sodium as table salt, but contains additional minerals and trace… Continue reading Top Uses for Himalayan Salt
It's been a busy new year for Lark & the Lotus and we have been enjoying the growth, and new changes. We'd love to share these updates with you. We truly believe that making your own products is healthier than buying commercial brands. Why? Because even the most 'natural' brands contain some type of chemical.… Continue reading What’s New at Lark & the Lotus?
Are you familiar with how useful house plants are to humans? For one thing, they help cheer up our environment by adding positive energy. If your home is stressful at times, try placing a plant in each room. Plants are also vital in detoxifying our homes from common household chemicals. Commercial cleaning products release harmful… Continue reading Why Your Home Should Have These 4 Plants
Hey DIYers! This week I will teach you how to make an easy lip gloss with only 2 ingredients. No need to buy expensive lip products anymore. Ditch the fragrance, ditch the chemicals....why put that stuff on your mouth? This lip gloss recipe you can literally eat! What you will need: Small glass jar, or… Continue reading Create a Lip Gloss with Only 2 Ingredients
When is a good time to clean up your health? Now of course! What a great way to kick of the New Year with organic, all natural, vegan products. As they say, out with the old, and in with the new. Here's how you can make that happen. Ditching the commercial products: Rip off that… Continue reading Going Clean in the New Year
During the Christmas holidays it's always nice to bring a gift to your hostess. Creating a DIY gift is not only a personal demonstration to show appreciation, you'll save money and can choose what ingredients you put in. Reed diffusers are an attractive way to freshen up a room, and they serve as modern home… Continue reading Creating an Eye Catching Hostess Gift
I urge you to read the back of your bath and beauty products. Go ahead. Somewhere within the ingredients list, you will see 'fragrance.' A bit vague isn't it? Fragrance, what does that mean exactly? It means a cocktail of harmful chemicals have been added to your product to mimic a scent. Secondly, these don't… Continue reading Fragrance – What’s in it,exactly?
With the holidays around the corner, a seasonal home scent is always enjoyed. You can create a cheap and simple home scent in minutes using your household items. Forget the expensive, artificial scents, and create your own, naturally! What you'll need: medium saucepan water spices fresh fruit essential oils Add 2 cups of cold water… Continue reading Creating a Natural Holiday Home Scent