Lovely Leave-In Conditioning DIY Spray

Our family has been working to get replace of all the harsh products in our home with more natural options.When I began to study about natural living, I had no idea how many places harsh chemicals were hiding. Yes, in your shampoo and conditioner too. I started using the doTERRA shampoo and conditioner quite awhile ago and have had great results with both, but sometimes my hair needs some extra leave in love. Thankfully it's much healthier now then it was when I was on all those RA medications (wish I knew then what I know now). Chronic illness people, I kn...

My adventures with grilling and hair

Okay, so there is never a freakin’ dull moment in my life. Ever.Went to start up the grill -- which I’ve done probably a million times. I grill way more than Dave does. Well. This time I got a little bit of a surprise. The dern thing went WOOOOOSHHHHH and a burst of flame shot up and singed the heck out of my hair. It was a lovely (& smelly) new look. My first thought was “Lord I hope I still have eyebrows.” I mean have you seen how ridiculous people look when they make attempts to draw them on….Thankfully the worst of it was the hair. Crinkly, brittle, can’t run the brush through it burned, but other than that I was no worse for wear. And, yes, I make light of it now, but I do re...

Safer cosmetics are CRUCIAL to our health

Choosing safer cosmetics are crucial to our overall health and wellnessWhat we put on our skin effects our overall health much more than many people realize. There are thousands of ingredients banned in the EU that are not restricted in any way here in the states. Chemicals that disrupt our endocrine system and can cause a whole host of issues and produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects. It is imperative that we take this seriously and incorporate safer cosmetics into our liv...

DIY Makeup Removal Pads

These Makeup Removal Pads are super simple, easy on the wallet, and so good for your skinThis project was so stinkin' fast, I have no idea why I hadn't tried it before. With harsh ingredients and artificial fragrances that can irritate skin, DIY projects - like these Makeup Removal Pads - just makes sense. Not only are you avoiding the toxic stuff, you are using ingredients that are oh-so-good for your skin. So what's the scoop? Grab a wide mouth jar (we actually split the recipe and used jelly jars. The width is perfect for the cotton pads we used) and gather the following:Verage Facial Cleanser,Gerani...

DIY Bubble Bars

Summer projects are fun -- like these DIY Bubble BarsHanapoo and I had a not-so-great time a few weeks ago trying to make bubble bars. let's just say we ended up frustrated and sweaty and had a mess in the kitchen. But I don't like to be defeated, so we tweaked the recipe, tried doing a few things different, and ended up with some amazing DIY Bubble bars scented with amazing doTERRA Balance and Citrus Bliss Bubble bars are fun - they make long lasting bubbles for luxurious baths. They are also pretty pricey if you buy...

Luxurious Lotion Bars

Soothe and pamper your skin with these simple lotion barsThese lotion bars are so luxurious - and way simpler to make than I anticipated. I played around with the ingredients to find a good balance. It needed to be soft enough to act like a lotion, but firm enough to not just melt into a puddle of blech. This seems to be a good combo that sets up pretty fast as well. We used some cute silicone cupcake cups from IKEA. Lavender oil is wonderful for all things calming, so this lotion will calm your mood along with soothing your skin. You can customize with whatever oil you like; there are so many that a...

Soak away your stress

Reduce stress and pamper yourself at the same timeAt the end of a long, busy day that's full of stress, there's few things more relaxing than a nice long soak in the tub. Add some Lavender essential oil and you've got yourself the most relaxing bath EVER. We made these great Tub Tea bags at my last make & take, and they were the most popular item we did. I read recently that lavender was used in ancient times to tame lions and tigers. I haven't been able to find more specifics on that, but I'd believe it. We used it on our high-strung, hyper Cocker Spaniel and he's now very very chill. Lavender most certainly calms and provides str...

How to make the Best DIY Lip Balm ever

This DIY Lip Balm has been deemed the "BEST ever"My theme of life right now is "Healthy can be simple." I want to use the best things, but also not over-complicate matters. This DIY lip balm recipe is 1) EASY 2) amazing for your lips and 3) inexpensive to make. I give these little tins away at my oil classes (you should come to one!) or just as thoughtful gifts to friends. I generally have an extra in my purse for whenever a chapped lip emergency happens. The secret to its amazingness? Shhhhhhh......It's the avocado oil. SO good for your skin (and lips)! The recipe? Equal parts coconut oil, avocado oil, and beeswax. I usually use 1/4 cup to make 15-20 tins.Melt this in a double boiler (I use a small skillet with water and...

Sugar Hand Scrub ~ TLC for crafter's hands!

Love yard work? Then you'll adore this DIY Sugar Hand ScrubI love to craft, work in the yard, and do all kinds of DIY projects. And, yes, my hands can pay the price for it. I love to use different oils that are soothing and nourishing to my skin - I have several blends that I love to use to help keep me from ...