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Time for a GREAT GIVEAWAY! Let’s start the New Year off right! I’ve teamed with The Curated Carrot to give a generous gift of Stress Away essential oil and a beautiful diffuser necklace. Diffuser necklaces are great because the scent remains for so long; whereas the skin absorbs the oil and doesn’t linger as long.  My skin is sensitive, so … Read More

DIY Facial Serum for Wrinkles

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I am in love with this wonderful smelling DIY facial serum! The older I get, the more I am conscious of wrinkles.  Father time and gravity are against our skin ladies.  Let’s combat them! I made some gorgeous rollers for some of my best customers and received such great feedback about this serum, that I thought most of my readers … Read More

Facebook Class Tonight

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Invite to all my oil friends!  Tonight, August 11th, at 8pm Central, I’ll be hosting a class on Facebook where I’ll be sharing how to create an all-natural lifestyle with Young Living products.  We’ll be covering a variety of essential oil blends, as well as non-toxic products, such as shampoo, toothpaste, supplements and more!  PLUS I’ll share with you how … Read More

All-Natural Bug Spray

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I’ve finally accomplished ‘tweaking’ my bug spray recipe and happy to say IT WORKS! Now keep in mind, this isn’t DEET.  I’ve camped in some mountain areas where no amount of DEET would work, so we quickly pitched our tent and remained inside to avoid the mosquitos. Living in southern Louisiana, we are no stranger to vicious mosquitos.  I garden almost … Read More

Comfrey Salve

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DIY Comfrey

Homemade Comfrey Salve provides so many benefits that it’s a must for the homemade first aid kit. My husband asked me over 10 years ago to make him a salve with comfrey.  I had no idea how to go about making it and was intimidated I guess.  Why did I wait so long?!  It’s the easiest thing to make and … Read More

DIY Moisturizing Pads

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Moisturizing pads

Simple, easy DIY moisturizing pads are great for on the go and soothing for the skin. I’ll confess.  My tween came up with this recipe and the graphic for this blog post.  She loves making things all “DIY”.  I could polish up the graphic or change the recipe, but I want to empower my kids to create, share and make … Read More

A Day in the Life of an Oiler

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Memoir of a crunchy, Jesus lovin’, homeschooling mama’s oily day. I wanted a break from posting DIY recipes, so follow me on a typical day in my home. Wait.  There’s rarely typical here.  Each day is oh so different.  I will warn you.  My house is a mess.  My car is worse.  My kids might not be smiling.  If you … Read More

5 Spring Cleaning DIY Non-Toxic Recipes

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Perfect for a Make and Take event or for your own home, these 5 DIY non-toxic recipes will produce sparkling results. I’ve compilated some simple and quick cleaner recipes that will save you money in the long run and decrease chemicals in your home.  The best part about these recipes is that they are cost-effective and require minimal supplies.  We also … Read More

Dryer Balls with Essential Oils

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An environmentally friendly alternative to dryer sheets is adding essential oils to wool dryer balls. The cons of dryer sheets, not to mention the smell, have always led me to not buy them.  (I DO NOT judge those who use dryer sheets. It’s just a personal preference.)  I have settled for clothes with static and wrinkles for years.  Through the … Read More

Homemade Laundry Detergent

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I thought Moms that made their own laundry detergent were super heroes. The cat’s out of the bag.  Now I know how ridiculously easy it is to make your own detergent!  Just like the all-purpose cleaner, we’ve always used all-natural detergent.  I can’t stand fragrances that aren’t natural. In fact, I don’t like fragrances on my clothes at all.  This … Read More