This melt-and-pour orange pumice soap is great for mechanics, gardeners, painters and anyone who tackles messy jobs. It’s also great to take along on camping trips.
This is the ultimate homemade play dough recipe. It has an amazing texture and an even more amazing scent. That’s thanks to the essential oils that I’ve included in the recipe. When you squeeze or roll out the play dough it releases bursts of fragrance.
These microwaveable heating pads are a quick and easy project, and they make a great gift. Use some of the fabric from your stash to make several for friends and family. If you add dried lavender to the filling, they’ll even smell nice when you heat them up.
Use dried flowers and Epsom salt to whip up a quick batch of tub tea to enjoy yourself, or give as a gift. You can even use dried flowers from your garden.
I have two tub tea blends to share with you. They both smell amazing and will do wonderful things for your skin.
Looking for more ways to enjoy the benefits of essential oils? Make a batch of shower steamers, and turn your shower into an aromatherapy spa. I started making these for my family a couple years ago, and we all swear by them.
Looking for a way to take essential oils on the go? Then, make an essential oil inhaler. They’re the size of a tube of lip balm, and they seal tight, so you don’t have to worry about them leaking in your bag. To enjoy your favorite oil blend, just unscrew the lid, and inhale deeply.
If you’ve ever used a Vicks (R) Vapor Inhaler these work just like those. The only difference is that you get to pick what goes inside. Make inhalers to relieve headaches, congestion from a cold/flu or seasonal allergies, motion sickness or even insomnia. There are so many possibilities. Here’s how they’re made.
When my hair conditioner ran out before I found another clearance deal, I decided to see if I could make my own. After a few rounds of experimenting, I ended up with a conditioner that I like better than any commercial conditioner that I’ve ever tried. It takes me less than five minutes to make; costs very little to put together; and leaves even my oldest daughter’s crazy-long locks easy to brush. I also love that I know exactly what’s in it (not much) and that I can use essential oils to customize it to my hair’s needs.
Want to try my recipe for yourself? Here’s my latest formula (recently tweaked for longer shelf life):
We’re entering the teen years at my house, which means we’re dealing with things like zits for the first time. We’re lucky to have good skin in our family, but even the occasional zit can be cause for teen drama. And drama, it’s something I try to avoid. Time to find a solution.
Since I try to steer clear of harsh chemicals, that meant most commercial products were out. Burt’s Bees sells a blemish stick, and I’ve heard good things about it, but it sells for almost $8, and when I looked at the ingredients, it contained several essential oils that are considered unsafe for kids. As much as I love Burt’s Bees, that gave me pause.
So, I did what I often do: I invented my own solution. And now that I know how easy it is to make a blemish stick, I’m really glad I didn’t pay $8 for one. Here’s what you do.
I don’t like to spend money (big surprise, right?), but I recently purchased three essential oil diffusers, and I consider them to be a great investment. Here’s a look at how I’m using them in my home.
Last weekend, my family went on a camping trip, and it reminded me of a project that I’ve been meaning to get to for a while: turning my bug repellent bars into bug repellent sticks.
I’ve been saving our empty deodorant containers for a while, with the intention of making our own deodorant, but one day while I was storing our empties, it occurred to me that bug repellent in stick form would be genius. It would be faster to apply; you could keep your hands clean; and it would be easy to throw into a bag for trips.
So, that’s just what I made yesterday. This is the same all-natural, no-junk recipe that I shared before, just in a different form. Want to learn how it’s made?
Here are my step-by-step instructions: