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Posted by on Feb 14, 2016 in Essential Oils, Medicinal Recipe, Uncategorized |

DIY Sore Muscle Salve

DIY Sore Muscle Salve

DIY Sore Muscle Salve I’ve been meaning to make my own DIY salve for sore muscles for quite some time. However, life gets busy and whatnot, so I kept putting it off. It’s one of those things where you KNOW you will need it someday, but since it’s not an immediate need, the chore keeps getting put off over and over again. Very recently, a friend of mine needed something for sore muscles. Suddenly, I knew I had a reason to finally make a double batch of sore muscle salve. Huzzah! This Sore Muscle Salve contains both warming and cooling medicinal products, so it will feel kinda like ‘icy hot’ products. My particular salve contains only a few of the herbs and essential oils that are helpful for sore muscles, pain, and/or inflammation. Someday, hopefully I will make up a nice list for you of the natural remedies for sore muscles. For now, this recipe will have to do! This recipe DOES take a bit more time than a...

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Posted by on Dec 21, 2014 in Beauty, Essential Oils, Household Recipe, Uncategorized | 2 comments

DIY Lavender Mint Body Scrub

DIY Lavender Mint Body Scrub

Make Your Own Lavender Mint Body Scrub Lavender is one of the MOST popular smells for cosmetic and household purposes. Both women and men seem to love this stuff. I even read once that many men prefer the smell of lavender to that of chocolate chip cookies! Lavender is full of powerful medicinal qualities, the most important medicinal benefit being that it is great for helping you relax. Click here to learn more about the medicinal benefits of Lavender.  I grow my own beautiful lavender using seeds from here. I made this lavender mint body scrub for a friend who is obsessed with lavender. Lavender is great for your skin and I added some mint because I adore the tingling sensation it adds to my body scrubs. She loved it, and if you love lavender, you will love this too! While you CAN buy body scrubs at the store, who knows what extra chemical junk is in them, and it’s also super cheap to make them at home! This...

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Posted by on Dec 7, 2014 in Beauty, Essential Oils, Household Recipe, Uncategorized | 8 comments

DIY Cinnamon Vanilla Body Scrub

DIY Cinnamon Vanilla Body Scrub

 Make Your Own Cinnamon Vanilla Body Scrub As promised (here), I have a recipe for a delightful body scrub that does NOT need essential oils. I  know how it goes: you scroll through countless DIY Beauty recipes and the darn things all use essential oils. You don’t own them (yet) and you want to make a DIY Beauty recipe NOW with what you already have in your home. For you non-essential oil users, this Body scrub is for you. For you essential oil users (learn more about essential oils here by the way), you can make this body scrub AND add essential oils to it. I added those with the  ‘optional’ section.  This DIY Cinnamon Vanilla Body Scrub would make a wonderful gift for loved ones OR a wonderful scrub for yourself. It’s got ‘warm and cozy’ written all over it. It’s so deliciously spice-scented that you might be tempted to eat it. My husband used it on his dry hands and asked me “can I just lick this off my...

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Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Beauty, Essential Oils, Household Recipe, Uncategorized |

DIY Lemon Mint Body Scrub

DIY Lemon Mint Body Scrub

Make Your Own Lemon Mint Body Scrub As a tomboy with no sisters, I have almost zero understanding of beauty products. For the past year or so, I kept seeing all these pretty looking DIY “sugar scrubs” “salt scrubs” and “body scrubs” on Pinterest, and I had no clue what they were for or how to use them. So please forgive me if my recipe and/or instructions seem super simple… While you CAN buy body scrubs at the store, who knows what extra chemical junk is in them, and it’s also super cheap to make them at home! This recipe uses essential oils (learn more about essential oils here), but I promise you, I will be posting a non-essential oil body scrub recipe soon as well. (Updated: Click here for my Cinnamon Vanilla Body Scrub recipe that does NOT require essential oils!)That way, no matter what supplies you have at home, you should be able to make your own body scrub with some basic kitchen ingredients.  I love trying...

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Posted by on May 25, 2014 in Essential Oils |

How to Buy Essential Oils

How to Buy Essential Oils

  How to Buy Essential Oils In my last post, I talked about “Which Essential Oil Company is Best?!” and I basically concluded that for me, I prefer Young Living Essential Oils for medicinal purposes (and Mountain Rose Herbs for cleaning supplies EOs). Feel free to check that post out to learn more about how I came to that conclusion!   This post is about how to buy essential oils. Specifically, Young Living Essential Oils.  I need to start by emphasizing that it is NOT a good idea to buy Young Living Essential Oils from Amazon or eBay. Why? I have read countless stories about people buying Young Living EOs on those sites, only to find out that their EO was diluted with carrier oils like coconut oil or even olive oil. If they are cheaper than from Young Living’s website, that should be a warning that something might not be right!   For best results, you should consider wholesale membership! The absolute best way to buy oils is...

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