Homemade Aromatherapy Play Dough
Aromatherapy Play Dough Recipe
By Erin Huffstetler | 12/19/2019 | No Comments
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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.

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Boxes of Sugar Scrub Cubes
How to Make Sugar Scrub Cubes
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/11/2019 | 2 Comments
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These sugar scrub cubes would make the perfect homemade gift. Whip up a batch, and you’ll be able to cross several people off your gift list.

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Homemade Microwaveable Heating Pad
How to Make a Microwaveable Heating Pad
By Erin Huffstetler | 12/09/2018 | No Comments
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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.

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Tub Tea Recipes
Tub Tea Recipes
By Erin Huffstetler | 12/03/2017 | 2 Comments
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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.

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Homemade Shower Steamers
How to Make Shower Steamers
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/11/2017 | 67 Comments
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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.

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Whipped Body Butter
Whipped Body Butter Recipe
By Erin Huffstetler | 09/27/2017 | 1 Comment
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Whipped body butter is wonderful for your skin, and surprisingly easy to make. Make a jar for yourself. Then, make more to give as gifts. Here’s my recipe.

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How to Make Honey Soap
By Erin Huffstetler | 08/02/2017 | 6 Comments
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This soap looks like honey comb, smells like honey, and takes less than five minutes to make. Here’s my super-simple recipe.

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How to Make Bug Spray
How to Make Bug Spray
By Erin Huffstetler | 06/01/2016 | 3 Comments
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Make your own bug spray, and skip all of the chemicals found in commercial versions. My recipe uses just two natural ingredients.

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Essential Oil Inhalers
How to Make an Essential Oil Inhaler
By Erin Huffstetler | 04/11/2016 | 12 Comments
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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.

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Homemade Hair Conditioner Recipe
Homemade Hair Conditioner Recipe
By Erin Huffstetler | 04/01/2016 | 95 Comments
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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):

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Blemish Stick
Homemade Blemish Stick
By Erin Huffstetler | 02/16/2016 | No Comments
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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.

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Top of Diffuser
How I Use Diffusers in My Home
By Erin Huffstetler | 01/29/2016 | 25 Comments
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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.

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How to Make Bug Repellent Sticks
How to Make Bug Repellent Sticks
By Erin Huffstetler | 05/30/2014 | 16 Comments
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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:

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Homemade Lotion Bars With Printable Labels
How to Make Lotion Bars
By Erin Huffstetler | 12/16/2013 | 44 Comments
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Lotion bars are just the thing for thirsty skin, but you can easily spend $8-$12 a piece for them at the store. Crazy! Fortunately, they’re easy to make, and only require three ingredients.

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How to Make Lip Balm
How to Make Lip Balm
By Erin Huffstetler | 12/10/2013 | 12 Comments
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Make a batch of lip balm, and you’ll wonder why you were ever willing to pay $2-3 for a tube. Seriously, lip balm is just too cheap and easy to make to hand over that kind of cash for it. Follow this recipe, and you’ll have 17 tubes (give or take) in less than 15 minutes time.

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