This medieval braided updo is suitable for a 16th or 17th century lower class woman. 16th and 17th century lower class women always wore their hair covered with a coif, so it’s not easy to know how they dressed their hair, but they might have worn a similar braided updo according to these two
16th century paintings – a great source about 16th/17th century hairstyles + free coif patterns.
The braid hairstyle is made without hairties or hairpins!
Continue reading 16th Or 17th C. Braided Hairstyle – Tutorial
It’s the first homemade shampoo recipe I tried which is actually better than store-bought shampoo. 😀 And it can’t get easier than this to make shampoo!
Continue reading Homemade Easy Egg Shampoo
It’s easy to make homemade vanilla oil which can be used for cooking and baking and for beauty recipes. I used the vanilla oil for my
cold cream. I just replaced the almond and jojoba oil with vanilla infused oil. Now the cold cream has a wonderful vanilla rose scent! 😀 Continue reading Vanilla Infused Oil Recipe
just soap didn’t clean my hair thoroughly, I came up with this natural soda & soap shampoo recipe. It cleans the hair just like store-bought shampoo, and because it’s thickened with starch, it’s easy to distribute in the hair. And it’s naturally green! 😀 Continue reading Homemade Natural Green Soap & Soda Shampoo Recipe
I tried the
Victorian ‘Hair Wash For Thick, Soft And Glossy Hair’. This hair wash is a bit more complicated than other Victorian homemade shampoos I tried because it involves a 2-step hair cleansing process: First washing the hair with boiled wheat bran and soap, and then washing the hair with an egg yolk. But because the hair wash was advertised as producing thick, soft and glossy hair, I had to try it. 😀 Continue reading Victorian Bran Egg Shampoo For Thick, Soft And Glossy Hair
Today I made my own shaving cream. 😀 I didn’t know that it’s so easy to make homemade shaving cream – and what’s best it’s all natural! It’s actually a Victorian recipe for shaving cream.
Continue reading DIY Natural Shaving Cream
Today I tried the ‘
1910s Milk of Cucumber‘. It’s an Edwardian facial moisturizer and hand cream recipe made with fresh cucumber juice. Continue reading Edwardian Milk Of Cucumber Moisturizer Recipe
This is method 3 of my short series about how to make rosewater at home: This time I made ‘real’ rosewater – rosewater hydrosol (here you’ll find
method 1 – heat infusion and method 2 – cold infusion).
Rosewater is a by-product of the distillation of rose petals to make rose oil. My tutorial is for distilling rosewater without a still at home.
Continue reading Homemade Rose Water Hydrosol
I made the
homemade Victorian bran shampoo again. Last time the shampoo was too watery, so I adjusted the recipe slightly. Now it has the consistency of commercial shampoo. For this DIY shampoo you’ll just need 2 ingredients. Continue reading Thicker Homemade Bran Shampoo Recipe