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Healthy Skin Must Haves!

In case you haven’t seen already, I just entered the 2nd trimester of my pregnancy! Very exciting, and hoping that the morning sickness will start to die down!

Like a lot of moms at this point, I’m getting more aware of my skin and trying to make sure I’m doing all I can to fight off stretch marks or other issues I would rather not deal with on this pregnancy…

Here are my top 2 MUST HAVES for healthy skin care

(These are still good if you have never had a baby, or if your baby is now all grown up!)

Defining Gel

This is my LIQUID GOLD – I literally just slathered it all over my legs! 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! read more

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 read more

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. 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!! 

 

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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

Favorite Fall Essential Oil Blends

Fall is my FAVORITE season…

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I love getting to pull out my boots… my sweaters… my favorite coffee mugs…

and I love the scents that fall brings!

But one thing I learned was that burning scented candles not only wasn’t safe with little kids around… it also wasn’t HEALTHY! 

Just think all those chemicals and artificial scents that you are burning are going into the AIR and you are breathing them in… without even knowing.

So what is the answer?  read more

5 Simple Hacks to Use Essential Oils Today! 

I LOVE simple ways I can use healthier options around my house.

So many things need getting down on any given day, but I do really want to do things in a more natural way.

Thankfully, I’ve got some simple and helpful tips to help you use Essential Oils TODAY.

Here’s our 5 areas:

 Laundry
 Bedtime
 Bathroom 
 Bugs
 Carpool

Watch to See How YOU can use Essential Oils Today!

Do you have any simple home #lifehacks to share with us? Let me know in the comments!

Are you Ready to Start Using Essential Oils?

Click Here to Join my Oil of the Month Club!  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!

What You’ll Need:

• 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 read more

DIY Essential Oil Playdough

Summer is here… Kids are home… Time for lots of fun ideas for PLAY!

As much as I love my kids playing outside, some of these summer days are just too hot – so inside fun ideas are a great thing to have in your back pocket (or great for rainy days too!)

I love this simple DIY Play Dough recipe, because it is fun to make, easy enough for the kids to help, and uses really common ingredients you should have on hand. I didn’t have regular flour, so I even used some Rye flour I had in my pantry. You can add your favorite essential oils and food coloring to make it fun for everyone! read more

Interview: Essential Oils for Newbies

About 10 years ago, I did an overhaul of my whole life!

I was having some health issues going on… and the doctors really couldn’t tell me why!

So I started reading a lot about natural health and ways to get rid of some chemicals or toxins in my daily life… and one discovery I found was essential oils!

I made some simple DIY recipes and was able to replace so many thing in my house with the natural resources.

I had the privilege to interview one of my favorite chiropractors and mom friends, Dr.Shauna and I’m thrilled that I can share that here with you! read more