I’m just a sucker for lovely, indulgent spa-type experiences. What nicer than to relax with a foot soak, or a nice hot bubble bath. Here are a few more simple recipes that you can make for family and friends this holiday season. Make sure to make extra for yourself!
Whether you’re looking for gift ideas for family and friends, or just need a treat for yourself, these yummy body scrubs can be made in minutes. They smell great, are all natural and cost very little to make. Be creative in how you present them – hermetic jars with chalkboard labels and a lovely ribbon will turn them into a beautiful and personal gift.
Now that kids are back in school, tensions can run high as parents try to make sure homework is getting done, kids are adjusting to routines with new classes, teachers and subjects, and distractions with phones, iPads and games are greater than ever. It can be stressful and chaotic! Sometimes we need a little outside help to keep things calm and centered (for the kids and ourselves!). Here are three essential oil blends for calm focussed kids that can be a Godsend to have around the house and can be safely and effectively used on a daily basis. You can make them yourself, or even better, you can get them already blended and ready to go! [Read more…]
I love using safe, non-toxic cleaners around the house – not only do they smell great, but I don’t have to worry about Valentina getting chemicals in her eyes, mouth or even worse, ingesting them. Here are three of my favorite recipes that are easy to make and work like a charm! [Read more…]
One of the best things about essential oils is the variety of ways in which they can be utilized. The three main ways to use essential oils are aromatically, topically and internally. There are certain times and situations that make each one most appropriate. Here’s a little summary of each: [Read more…]
Many people know the power and benefit of essential oils for physical health – from digestive support to a well-functioning immune system, essential oils can be used for the whole family to keep the body in balance. However, essential oils also have dramatic impact on emotional states, and there are essential oils for emotional health just as there are those for physical health. This week I am at an essential oil conference where a new range of oils has been released that specifically target emotional issues. I am so excited for this as I know that for myself I have many days where I could use a little calming, or encouraging, or a little extra peace! [Read more…]
Have you ever wondered what to do with your empty essential oil bottles? Especially when you see a little bit left in the bottom that just won’t drip out? Here is a great solution – beautiful DIY essential oil bath salts – a fantastic way to make the absolute most of your oils: [Read more…]
Would you believe we’ve never ever had to use any diaper ointment, not even once? Since Valentina’s birth we have used this safe, natural DIY diaper spray, and it has worked like a charm. [Read more…]
Essential oils have become a staple in my household, and there are a few key ones that I use every day. We are blessed with good health, but there are still things that come up in every day life that benefit from the assistance of oils, and I know that essential oils help us to maintain optimal health!
Here are five essential oils I use every day:- [Read more…]
I’m not obsessed with hand sanitizer in the same way my toddler is, so I never would have sought out a natural recipe. Since she is obsessed, and since I’m not keen on her accidentally drinking a bottle full of alcohol (as traditional hand sanitizers are full of) I went looking for the best DIY hand sanitizer that wouldn’t be detrimental for her to be around. [Read more…]