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Frugal Living

DIY Gifts Made with Essential Oils

There is still time to make something amazing as a frugal gift for your favorite person. I want to share a few great, easy ideas with you. If you make this today or tomorrow you will be good to go. Homemade Vanilla Extract by Pistachio Project. If you want to give it as a gift after Christmas run over to Amazon to grab the vanilla beans. You could make Peppermint Latte Vanilla scrub by Simply…
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Toxin Free Living

On Guard Foaming Hand Soap

This is by far the easiest, homemade, frugal On Guard foaming hand soap I have made. You don't have to use the branded soap dispenser. It is just what I had on hand. I actually plan on using these. Much cuter in my kitchen and bathroom, they just aren't foaming. I am still in search of the Foaming Hand soap dispenser for Mason Jars. Why use On Guard Foaming Hand Soap? On Guard protects against…
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Essential Oils

Homemade Foaming Hand Soap

This is by far the easiest, homemade, frugal On Guard foaming hand soap I have made. You don't have to use the branded soap dispenser. It is just what I had on hand. I actually plan on using these. Much cuter in my kitchen and bathroom, they just aren't foaming. I am still in search of the Foaming Hand soap dispenser for Mason Jars. Why use On Guard Foaming Hand Soap? On Guard protects against…
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Personal Care DIY

Homemade Lip Balm

Melting down all of the ingredients in a 'double boiler' of sorts. A bowl over a pot of boiling water. It took awhile for the beeswax to melt down. The Beeswax Pellets would probably be easier to melt down. I used a dropper (found here) to fill the tubes individually. Arial view of finished tubes. (find tubes here) Arial view of little tubs (found here)....think this was a FAIL. Carmex is soft. This balm gets…
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Essential Oils

Surviving Summer with Essential Oils

Spring is in full swing and Summer is just around the corner. With Summer comes bugs and sun! Here are the essential EO's to have to survive the summer. Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint are a killer combination for seasonal support. 1-2 drops of each to a shot glass of water would be effective at knocking out that discomfort. We also have these in a veggie cap and make one up daily. Bug Spray Protective Blend…
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Essential Oils

DIY Lip Balm

Melting down all of the ingredients in a 'double boiler' of sorts. A bowl over a pot of boiling water. It took awhile for the beeswax to melt down. The Beeswax Pellets would probably be easier to melt down. I used a dropper (found here) to fill the tubes individually. Arial view of finished tubes. (find tubes here) Arial view of little tubs (found here)....think this was a FAIL. Carmex is soft. This balm gets…
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Essential Oils

Lavender Salt Scrub Recipe

SUPER EASY to make! My coconut oil was already soft because it was warm in my house. If yours isn't soft microwave it for about 15-20 seconds to soften it up to make it easier to stir. I can't even believe how easy this salt scrub is! You could use any essential oil you would like. Peppermint would be great for tired feet. Lavender to help you relax. You can find the quality oils I…
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Frugal Living

How to Clean your Coffee Pot Naturally

Hard water can clog a coffeepot and cause yucky buildup inside it. To remedy this, pour 1 cup vinegar and 5 drops Lemon Essential Oil in your coffee pot's water reservoir. Fill the rest of the way with water. Run it through a cycle as usual (without coffee grounds in the filter). Rinse the coffee pot out. Fill it with fresh water and run another cycle, without coffee, to rinse the inside of the coffee…
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Essential Oils

Peppermint Mouthwash Recipe

The Heart and Mouth Connection According to the American Dental Association and the American Medical Association, there is a relationship between the condition of the gums and the condition of the cardiovascular system. Gum health is primarily a result of oral care, personal habits, and, to an extent, genetics. With appropriate effort and proper hygiene, threats to the health of our gums can be eliminated or controlled. However, failure to maintain gum health has other…
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Frugal Living

Homemade Yogurt

  I made yogurt! Using my new to me dehydrator!   I used Organic whole milk and Chobani with live cultures.   bring to 180ish degrees. Enough to scald it. After it gets to 180ish degrees let it cool to removed it from the heat for this. The add 2T of live culture yogurt. After this first batch I will use some of THIS yogurt. I then put it in quart size Mason jars  …
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