Citrus Sugar Scrub

Citrus Sugar Scrub

Body scrubs are a fun and luxurious addition to your bathing routine, but they can be so expensive! And often, they contain suspect ingredients that you really don’t want on your skin. There’s no need to buy pricey scrubs though, making your own couldn’t be faster or easier! And it only takes three ingredients. This […]

DIY Reed Diffuser

DIY Essential Oil Reed Diffuser

  I love for my house to smell great. I used to buy lots of scented candles, scented plug ins and smelly gel things from the grocery store. Then I wised up! Those things all have one thing in common. Artificial fragrance oils. Fragrance oils can contain various combinations of asamines, ethers, ketones, lactones, terpenes […]

Everyday Oils: Peppermint

Peppermint Essential Oil

 Everyday Oils: Peppermint (Mentha piperita) Botanical Family: Lamiaceae or Labiatae (mint) Plant Origin: North America, Mediterranean area, Great Britain Extraction Method: Steam distilled from leaves and stems. Properties: one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for supporting normal digestion, including promoting healthy intestinal function and gastrointestinal system comfort. (Source:  ”Chapter 4, Single Oils.” Essential […]

Every Day Oils: Frankincense

Frankincense Essential Oil: Uses and Benefits

Frankincense (Boswellia carteri) Botanical Family: Bruseracae (frankincense) Plant Origin: Somalia Extraction Method: Steam distilled from gum/resin (Source:  “Chapter 4, Single Oils.” Essential Oils Pocket Reference. Comp. Gary Young. 5th ed. N.p.: Life Science, n.d. 66-68. Print.) How Is It Used? Apply 1-2 drops to the face and neck daily to soothe sun-exposure, renew healthy looking […]

Whiten Your Teeth Naturally With Activated Charcoal

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  I have always been slightly obsessed with having a perfect smile. In my twenties, I used whitening strips religiously, as well as whitening tooth paste and mouth wash.  A few years ago though, I started to get queasy right after I used my beloved whitening products. I was also experiencing extreme sensitivity in my […]

Healthy Homemade Lotion Recipe (Guest Post)

Homemade Vanilla Lotion

I’m going to be guest posting regularly at Healthy Living How To, one of my favorite blogs about living a healthy life. I just posted this homemade lotion recipe there and people are already giving it rave reviews! Click HERE to make your own Healthy Homemade Lotion!

Guest Post: Fizzy Bath Bombs

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I did a guest post for my friend Kelly at Primally Inspired! It’s a fun recipe for fizzy bath bombs. Click here to go check it out! Need essential oils to make your own beauty products? Find therapeutic grade essential oils here!

Decadent Body Butter Recipe (Guest Post)

Whipped Shea Butter and Coconut Oil Body Butter

I had the opportunity to write a guest post for one of my favorite blogs, Healthy Living How To. It’s my favorite Body Butter Recipe. I hope you like it! I think it would make a terrific holiday gift! Click HERE to read it now!

Uplifting Eucalyptus-Peppermint Shaving Cream

Uplifting Eucalyptus-Peppermint Shaving Cream Recipe

The other day, Darling Baby got into my husband’s shaving cream. Since I’ve recently started cleaning up our personal care products and looking for natural options, this prompted me to look at the ingredient list and see how it rated on the EWG Database. I discovered it contained parabens (which are a 10, the worst […]

Calming Lavender-Magnesium Scrub

Calming Lavender-Magnesium Scrub

I love this homemade body scrub for personal use and gifting. It’s so relaxing because it contains epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) which help with detoxification, muscle soreness and insomnia, and lavender, my favorite essential oil for relaxation. The jojoba oil is also wonderful for your skin. I use it on my heels and it leaves […]

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