Archive for Essential Oils

DIY Facial Moisturizer with Essential Oils

I recently started playing with essential oils to see if I could create my own DIY facial moisturizer at home. Why? First, in a thrifty attempt to save some money, and second, because our skin is our biggest organ and it’s just as important to put clean, nourishing products ONTO our skin as it is INTO our bodies with the foods we eat. DIY Facial Moisturizer with Essential Oils   …continue reading


Essential Oil Gift Topper

How to Make the Perfect Essential Oil Gift Topper in Less Than 5 Minutes. Are you looking for the perfect gift for that hard to shop for friend, family member, teacher, coworker, or Secret Santa? Look no further because we found the perfect gift that everyone will love and use that won’t break your holiday shopping budget.  Join the 10 Day Chemical Freedom Challenge Order your “hard to shop for” friend …continue reading


Home Office Diffuser Recipes

My new diffuser was the first thing I used when I received my Young Living Premium Starter Kit. I diffused a few drops of Lavender Essential Oil and thoroughly enjoyed it. But it wasn’t until I started creating home office diffuser recipes that I decided I couldn’t work (or live) without my oils and my diffuser! And today I’m sharing 8 of my favorite home office diffuser recipes with you! …continue reading


How to Clean a Shower to Sparkle

One of the absolute worst places to be dirty or grimy is a shower.  All too often it is one of the most difficult places to keep clean.  Especially when you’re dealing with hard water stains and soap scum.  It just naturally builds up over time.  In order to combat this, I have 5 specific tips on how to a clean a shower to sparkle. Join the 10 Day Chemical …continue reading


Grinch Holiday Sugar Scrub

Are you feeling the lightning in the air with the excitement of the season?  My girls certainly are.  They talk to our Elf on the Shelf on a daily basis and look forward to our Advent Calendar everyday.  It’s all about making memories for us, which is why this Grinch Sugar Scrub is the perfect fun idea! Grinch Holiday Sugar Scrub   The supplies needed to create the santa hat …continue reading


All Natural Countertop Wipes

This may contain affiliate links. With Back to School right around the corner these easy All Natural Countertop Wipes are perfect for all types of surfaces.  Especially students desks, but they also work great home.  The best part is that they can be put together by a five year old in under ten minutes.  Yep, these are made by Riley and the video is below so the proof is in …continue reading

Simplest Way to Clean the Garbage Disposal

We recently made our move down south and we are adjusting nicely.  We are especially loving the new house.  I have a little bit of secret though to share.  I’ve always had a thing against garbage disposals.  They just make me nervous.  The whole idea of grinding going on just below the surface of the sink doesn’t sit well with me.  I’m getting used to it though and I’ve quickly …continue reading


How to Make Bubble Bath

We are finally settled with all of the major furniture {our couch came Tuesday} so now I’m able to pay attention to the little details in the house.  One of the first rooms I paid attention to was our master bathroom.  I’ve always wanted a whirlpool tub and our new house has one so it was the perfect time for me to put together a video tutorial on How to …continue reading


Orange Creamsicle Muffins

I have a deep affinity for breakfast.  I would literally eat breakfast all day long.  Since it’s summer and one of my favorite popsicles as a kid was an orange creamsicle it only seemed apparent that I would create Orange Creamsicle Muffins that could be enjoyed for breakfast or even dessert.  They are just that good! Join the 10 Day Chemical Freedom Challenge Orange Creamsicle Muffins In my opinion, the …continue reading


Rejuvenating Bath Salts

My 21 Day Fix journey was totally worth it, but don’t get me wrong there was definitely some trials I had to overcome.  Aside from having Riley remind me, “Mommy, she said switch to heavy weights.” and Avery think that it was the perfect time to crawl through my legs while I did my jumping jacks, I was definitely sore on repeated occasion.  As a former college athlete, I used …continue reading


Bee Sting Soother

I’m extremely fortunate that my girls are not allergic to bee stings, but let’s be honest when you get stung it hurts!  When Riley was three she got stung right  above her lip.  It was horrific and all I wanted at the time was something to soothe her the pain.  We used ice to help with the swelling, but she fought us to keep it on.  This year I’m going …continue reading


Lavender & Lemon Cheesecake Cookie Cups

I didn’t realize how much I truly loved cheesecake until I made my Lime Cheesecake Shooters, which were absolutely amazing!  I decided that I needed to create another quick and easy cheesecake recipe that was individual sized.  These Lavender & Lemon Cheesecake Cookie Cups are made using cookie dough and a super simple lavender & lemon cheesecake recipe that will have you looking for more. Join the 10 Day Chemical …continue reading

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