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How to Make Homemade Oobleck

Today, I’m going to show you this fun and easy craft idea your kids will love! DIY Homemade Oobleck! It is a non-Newtonian fluid… so you can ask yourself the question… is it a solid? or a liquid?

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DIY Homemade Oobleck

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If you have a child under the age of 15, you likely have seen a video for or had your kids ask to you make Oobleck. It’s typically right up there with making slime or custom Pom-Pom rugs, and while it’s fun to make, it has an even better origin story!

If you find yourself thinking, “Oobleck” is a really silly name, sounds like someone just made it up because it sounds funny… read more

DIY Calming Lavender Pillow Spray

Moms, the day that’s all about you is almost here—Mother’s Day! With everything you do as a super mom, you’ve earned a day of “R & R.”

The trouble with a lot of the “Sleep Help” products and recipes out there is that they are full of fillers or chemicals you might not want on your pillow while you sleep at night!

 

Thankfully, you can make it a day to rest easy with this DIY Calming Lavender Pillow Spray. My husband actually made this with my girls as a surprise and I loved how it helped me relax at bed time!

 

Enjoy this yourself, or make this with your kiddos for other moms who could use a little more rest in their lives!

 

 

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8 oz. glass spray bottle
Lavender Essential Oil
• 1 tbs. Witch Hazel
• Distilled water

 

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1. Pour 1 tbs. witch hazel and drop 30 drops of Lavender Essential Oil into the glass spray bottle
2. Fill the remainder with distilled water
3. Screw on lid and shake to mix
4. Spray on your pillow and rest easy!

 

The great thing is that this simple recipe has what you need to relax but doesn’t have any additives or other things that you might have to worry about having around the house. It’s hard to be 3 ingredients for simplicity!

I’ve used this same formula for my daughters rooms as well, and it truly works!

 

Do you use any sort of pillow spray? If so, What’s your preferred essential oil?

 

P.S. Looking for other tips to improve your sleep? Check out this post, it’s one of our very most popular!

Comforting Essential Oil Shower Soother

If you struggle with allergies or general congestion (especially this time of year) I have something you may want to try!

Shower Soothers are designed to help you relax in the shower as well as assist with your congestion, you get out feeling even more refreshed and ready to roll!

 

I decided that an straight essential oil soother would be the way to go, and I’m super pleased with how they turned out!

Here’s all you need to make your own DIY Essential Oil Shower Soothers!

 

Essential Oil Shower Soother

Ingredients

• 1 cup baking soda
• ½ cup citric acid
• ¼ cup cornstarch
• Eucalyptus Essential Oil
• 8 oz. spray water bottle
• Silicon mold or muffin tin
• Plastic wrap

Directions

1. Add 1 cup baking soda
2. Add ½ cup citric acid
3. Add ¼ cup cornstarch
4. Add 60 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
5. Mix well
6. Spray mixture with water
7. Stir
8. Scoop into mold or tin
9. Cover in plastic wrap and set for several hours to harden
10. Remove from mold (pop out or scoop out)

 

Here’s a quick demo video to show you how easy it is!

 

 

 

Once it’s ready just place one in your shower and enjoy the comforting vapors!

ENJOY!

 

 

P.S. For more essential oil ideas, check out my Essential Oil Round Up filled with helpful tips and recipes to keep your home healthy and happy!

DIY Holiday Coffee Sugar Scrub

The holidays are here! Which means a great opportunity for some homemade gift ideas to share or just to treat yourself!

This season also means drier air which means we can’t ignore our skin –

 

I love making these homemade sugar scrubs because they are so fun and easy too – Plus, this is the perfect way for me to keep my skin healthy all through the winter.

 

Watch How to Make DIY Holiday Coffee Sugar Scrub

 

Ingredients

1/2 cup of coconut oil

1 cup of ground coffee

3 tablespoons of sugar

10 drops of Defend

 

Directions

Mix all ingredients in glass bowl and store in container with lid.

 

I hope that you enjoyed this easy recipe to keep your skin healthy all winter long!

 

 

P.S. If you want to learn more about how I keep my skin healthy and wrinkle free all year long, check out my easy skincare routine!

LIVE Video Gear to Get More Views

If you have been following me for anytime at all, you know that I LOVE working from home – and I love teaching other moms how to build their at home business so they can bring in extra money without having to spend more time away from their family.

Just a few years ago, I was a mom with 2 kids under 3 running around (or scooting around) my feet… and everything was great! Except it wasn’t.

I had previously been a speech therapist working full time at a nursing home, and I knew I didn’t want to go back to work. I wanted to be home! Each year, our home budget kept getting tighter and tighter. I knew I had to find a way to start working from home… but I didn’t even know where to start!

My friend shared with me how she was earning a full time income from home just using products that helped her and getting paid to share about them. I thought this sounded AWESOME! But I had to figure out how to build a business without home parties or talking to random people (I’m an introvert lol).

and video is one of my secrets of how I built a 6 figure income from home!

It has never been easier to show up online and share about what you love and how you can help people!

I want to help you show up and be SEEN! read more

DIY: Holiday Scented Pinecones

The best thing about fall is the holiday scents… what am I saying? The best thing about fall is EVERYTHING!! 

But mama can’t be simmering a pot of apple cider on the stove every day, amiright?

and I don’t love burning candles… fires and kids sort of make me visualize this happening in my house:

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Plus, you really don’t know what you are breathing in when you burn a conventional candle. Most are filled with artificial scents – and I’m just not sure I want to be breathing that in all day. read more

Four “No Carve” Halloween Pumpkin Ideas

It’s Fall Ya’ll! 

And that means it is time for all your fall bucket list ideas!

 

Our Fall Bucket List includes:

Leaf Scavenger Hunts

Making Wassail

Baking yummy Pumpkin Treats

Visiting the Pumpkin Patch

and Decorating Pumpkins!! 

 

Traditionally, most people CARVE their pumpkins.

However, when you carve a pumpkin there are some downsides…

 

When you carve it, it may ROT!

No one wants a stinky pumpkin rotting on their front porch! There are a few tips to help your pumpkin last longer – Click here to check them out!

 

Knives are scary

I’m a mom… and my internal safety alarm goes off randomly. When big sharp knives are involved I always have this BIG flashing red light go off in my head. DANGER! DANGER!

Yes, there are some safety tips you can follow… but most of the carving will need to be handled by mom and dad.

 

 

Here are Four Ways you can Decorate a Pumpkin WITHOUT carving!

 

1 – Paint!

When my girls were younger, this is the option we chose! It was fun, they got messy… but it was lots of fun to see what they created their painted pumpkins!

2- Stickers read more

Melted Crayon Halloween Pumpkin

‘Tis the season for all Fall Crafts! 

And of course when the leaves start dropping… It’s Pumpkin Time! 

 

I personally love finding cute ways to decorate pumpkins that don’t involve carving… 

When you carve a pumpkin, it gets MESSY – Plus I just get nervous with the kids around sharp objects lol.

 

This is a SUPER cute idea that will give you a unique pumpkin + PLUS use all those broken crayons you have laying around your craft room.

 

If you want a HACK to help your pumpkin stay cute all season long, check out three tips to help your pumpkin last.

 

How to make a Melted Crayon Halloween Pumpkin

 

First gather all your broken crayons.

Wipe down your Pumpkin (we used Tea Tree Oil to clean and kill any germs)

Then we laid the crayons on top of the pumpkin.

When we turned on the hair dryer – the crayons FLEW!

 

PRO TIP: We used a glue stick to glue the crayons in place – just to give the crayons a little more stability.

 

It took less than 10 minutes to melt the crayons, some melted faster than others! You can use the hair dryer to direct where the melted wax is going to flow.

 

After the crayons were melted and dried, the girls hot glued some googly eyes and drew a silly face on the pumpkin.

 

From the top, you can see all the melted crayon colors! It looks so fun and cute! 

 

Here is our silly melted crayon pumpkin welcoming all our visitors this fall! read more

DIY Ring Light

If you don’t follow me yet on Facebook (or YouTube) – You totally should! 

But if you don’t follow me, you may not know that

I make a lot of videos! read more

Essential Oil Bathtub Crayons

When a rainy day strikes, bring the fun inside with bathtub crayons. Add a little Essential Oil for play time that can be as calming or energizing as Mom wants!

The girls have really enjoyed these, and sometimes it’s nice to have something that can be messy in a controlled way!

 

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• 1 bar Unscented Castile Soap (grated)

• 2 Tbs. hot water

• Natural food coloring (I like this one myself)

• Small ice cube tray, silicone mold, or cookie cutters on a baking sheet

• Small mixing bowls

• Essential Oils (Lavender, Lemon, Chill, Clear, & Eucalyptus have all worked great for me!)

 

 

How to Make:

1. Put grated soap into a medium bowl and slowly pour water onto the soap while stirring. (Note: the more water used, the longer it will take for crayons to dry)

2. Spoon equal amounts of the mixture into small bowls and add desired Essential Oils and food coloring to each bowl. Mix to consistency of a thick paste.

3. Scoop out and tightly pack into your molds.

4. Set in a warm, dry place to harden for 5-7 days or in the freezer for a few hours.

 

 

Is there anything better than clean, relaxed, and entertained kids!?