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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

Homemade Foaming Hand Soap

This is by far the easiest, homemade, frugal cleaner I have made. Protective Blend foaming hand soap. 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. Why use Essential Oil Foaming Hand Soap This Protective Blend protects against environmental and seasonal threats with essential oils known for their positive effects…
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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

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 from my Green Blogger Mom friends. 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…
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Essential Oils

Homemade Shaving Cream

I love making things with my essential oils. How cool is it to make stuff for yourself. This week I made shaving cream! Now, this shaving cream didn't lather up like your husband's shaving cream probably does. It didn't even lather like my gel does. It did, however, make my legs feels amazing! It also smells great! The lower, right picture is how much this recipe made. I am not sure why it looks so…
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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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Christian Living

Busy Mom

There aren’t enough hours in the day, right? With work, helping the kids with their homework, preparing meals, cleaning up after everyone and putting yet another load of laundry on, there’s very little time for sleep – let alone DIY and crafting! 
 But do you look at that bare wall in the den and that tatty tablecloth on the kitchen table, and just wish you had a few hours to do something about them?…
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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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