DIY Wood slice essential oil holder

I saw this cute birch log slice essential oil holder from etsy seller Wood and Oils and my immediate thought was "I can DIY that."   So, we did.  :)  I had this birch log slice lying around and my husband grabbed his drill bit set from the basement.  Within about 5 minutes we had a homemade essential oil display that is SUPER cute. Here's how you can make one of these for yourself to display your essential oil collection.  Supplies needed: … [Read more...]

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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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Rocky Mountain High {Young Living Lavender Farm Tour}

I'm home today from my rocky mountain high after a trip to Utah (sorry John Denver, not Colorado) where I spent the weekend with Garrett visiting Salt Lake City and the Young Living Lavender farms in Mona, Utah. Y'all.  There is TOTALLY NOT ENOUGH ALPHABET to describe the beauty we witnessed on this trip. It was just.... I mean. For real, y'all. I cannot even. Absolutely stunning views every single direction I turned. I won the free trip to Utah … [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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50 Ways to Use Essential Oils in Your Home

  This post could really be titled 5,000 ways to use Essential Oils, but we're too busy to blog about them all!  HA!  So, in case you haven't noticed, Young Living essential oils are becoming a way of life for my family.  I'm all about the oils, baby!  Speaking of oiling friends, mine have been busy! Today I am teaming up with a whole bunch of my blogging/ oiling buddies to share with you 50 Amazing Ways To Use Essential Oils.  So, here you go! Feel free to click through to any of the recipes … [Read more...]

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HOW TO GET RID OF THAT STINKY DOG SMELL

I hate to admit this, but our dogs are stinky. Their crates are stinky. Their bedding is stinky. Their breath? Oh, don’t even get me started. Gus and Woodrow, our two 100 pounder Labrador Retrievers, have lived with us their entire lives.  They have it made in the shade, quite literally.  They spend most of their days sleeping side-by-side, lounging pool-side on piles of cushion-y dog beds and being hand-fed snacks by a certain six year old. They are low-maintenance … [Read more...]

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