The Easiest Essential Oil Christmas Gift Idea, Ever.

Ok, all you non-crafty, time-constrained shoppers out there...I have got a cute idea for you today!  It's a spa bath in a cup.  This is simply a layer of Epsom salt on the bottom with a shower poof for the "whipped cream" and a little bottle of essential oil tucked in the top! To use these, just add a few drops of essential oil into the Epsom salt, give it a quick shake and pour straight into a soaking tub for a relaxing spa bath. Be aware that citrus oils will melt … [Read more...]

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Holiday Hostess Guide {using essential oils}

Y'all. It's NOVEMBER. Already?? No way. Not yet. Nope. I'm not ready yet. Is anyone else just staring at their calendar in disbelief going "There is no way that the holidays can be this close yet?" If you're feeling the stress of all that holiday partying already, you are not alone my friend.  Today we're gonna try to ease your pain just a little. Today I've teamed up with some of my very best blog friends to bring you a giant roundup of ideas on how to use those essential oils that … [Read more...]

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All Natural Body, Lip and Facial Scrubs using essential oils

Winter is almost here, and so is the dry, cold weather. I've got three body and facial scrub recipes that offer an all-natural way to keep your skin silky soft all winter long using ingredients you probably already have on hand in your pantry.  Plus, read all the way to the end of the post series to find out how you can win one of two handmade pine bread boards like the ones that are featured in this post! Each scrub in this series offers varying degrees of coarseness, and I’ll start … [Read more...]

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Layered Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe

Looking for a great little gift to give to all the girly-girls in your life? This layered peppermint sugar scrub recipe is perfection and it's SO simple to make. Give this one to all the girlfriends, sisters, moms, grandmamas and teachers for a one-of-a-kind present that will knock their socks off.  I saw this idea last year at my friend Jessi's blog and LOVED it, so this year these are at the top of my list of DIY Christmas gifts. Ingredients needed: about 1.5 cups white Granulated … [Read more...]

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How to Clean an Oven like a Boss

We are down to a matter of minutes before Thanksgiving is here! I hope you all have your turkeys defrosting and shopping lists ready! I cannot wait for the smell of fresh baked goodness coming out of the oven.  But unfortunately, right now, the only smells coming out of my oven are the smells of charred cheese and blackened bits of burned food from years of use.  Once upon a time I used the self-cleaning feature to clean my oven and nearly suffocated from the fumes.  I had to open all my windows … [Read more...]

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Handmade Body Butter recipe {& Essential Oil Gift Guide}

A few weeks ago I posted a very popular post about how to make your own body butter.  I had some questions about the way I got my oils to whip up so light and fluffy, so I wanted to make you guys a video to show you exactly how I make this creamy goodness in a step-by-step video tutorial. This is not my Youtube debut, but it IS the first time I’ve ever spliced clips of footage together and added music, so I apologize in advance for my lack of editing skills.  There is a reason I am a … [Read more...]

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EASY HANDMADE GIFT IDEA: Citrus Cinnamon Sugar Scrub

There is just nothing better than a handmade gift for the holidays, amiright?  I love getting homemade treats that wouldn’t normally make for myself.  This year is going to be a very handmade holiday around our house, and right up at the top of the Christmas lists are quick gifts that can be made using essential oils.  One of my favorite quick gifts using essential oils are sugar scrubs!  So, today let's chat about how to make handmade sugar scrubs! I've even made a quick Youtube tutorial for … [Read more...]

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DIY Body Butter using essential oils

As they say in Game of Thrones… Winter is coming. Which means it’s that time of year when my skin gets as dry and ashy as a White Walker with a bad case of the blue eyes.  Yeah, not pretty. Before someone sticks an obsidian shiv in my ribs, let me show y’all how I have started making my own DIY Body Butter using essential oils! This recipe is super simple, but you’re going to need a few key ingredients first. Whipped Body Butter Recipe: 1/4 cup coconut oil 1/4 cup raw shea … [Read more...]

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DIY Bath Salts using Essential Oils

How many of you have a spice rack full of glass bottles with ten year old spices caked inside?  Yeah, me too...  That is, until recently when I cleaned out my spice drawer and tossed out all the expired stuff.  Since I cannot bring myself to throw away perfectly good glass bottles, I had a bunch lying around just begging me for a project.  Enter my sister's birthday.  She is a Fourth of July firecracker baby, so I made her a basket of assorted essential oil bath salt goodies for her birthday … [Read more...]

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Lemon Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

So, my husband and I have been doing the Whole30 challenge this past month. You can check out our progress so far here and here. One of the hardest things about the Whole30 is finding a suitable salad dressing that is approved on the plan. You pretty much HAVE to make your own salad dressings if you’re going to stay “legal”. All of the store-bought stuff I’ve seen has some junk in it that will definitely not be Whole30 approved.  If you’re wondering how to make your own salad dressings, let me … [Read more...]

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