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Essential Oil Tuesday – Dryer Sheets

Have you read what is in the dryer sheets that we use on our clothes? I have! And I HATE those chemicals touching my body!!! Dryer sheets are VERY easy to make… and only costs pennies with things that I already have on hand!!! Ingredients:  1 cup white vinegar (if you have a larger jar, you can incread the vinegar…

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Revisiting – Oatmeal Bath Bags from 7/22/2014

I love coming across old posts. This is a recipe for Oatmeal bath bags that our family still uses. So join us for a blog post from 5 years ago and reminisce whe my El was about 10 years old and creating her own youtube videos. Are you ready for this super FUN and EASY gift for someone? The kids…

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Preparedness Soap Making Class

[sdm_download id=”4395″ fancy=”0″ new_window=”1″] There are many different ways to create soap. There are three basic soap making methods; the hot process, the cold process, and melt and pour.  This Basic Milk Soap is a simple “Cold Process” method of milk soap.  If you are using your own recipe and want to test the lye content to make sure that…

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Homemade Laundry Sauce

We love making our own cleaning products. I save so much in this size household. We do have a 5 gallon bucket of homemade laundry soap that I have been making every 3 months for the last 5 years… Several months ago, I made a “Laundry Sauce” that I adapted a bit from this recipe. … Laundry Sauce On Budget101 We…

Posted in Crafts and more Crafts Essential Oils

Essential Oil Tuesday – Dryer Sheets

Have you read what is in the dryer sheets that we use on our clothes? I have! And I HATE those chemicals touching my body!!! Dryer sheets are VERY easy to make… and only costs pennies with things that I already have on hand!!! Ingredients:  1 cup white vinegar (if you have a larger jar, you can incread the vinegar…

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Ending 2014… Grateful welcome to 2015

What a year it has been, full of love and hate, full of amazing feats and full of disappointments. I am glad to see 2014 go. We have discovered that sometimes those who are blood are not really family…and those who are not blood are truly our family. One thing that I tell the kids is to give thanks with…

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Essential Oil Tuesday – Homeschooling FUN – Gluten-Free Playdoh (play dough) + essential oils

1/2 cup white rice flour (You can use brown rice flour as well – I did when I ran our of white) 1/2 cup corn starch 1/2 cup salt 2 tsp cream of tartar 1 cup water 1 tsp cooking oil 4 drops Essential oils  (Peace and Calm  or even lavender – works wonders on my kids) Several drops of…

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Essential Oil Tuesday – Whipped Peppermint Body Butter

Perfect for a holiday gift!!! Whip these up and share with your favorite elves this holiday season!   Ingredients: 1 Cup coconut oil (in solid form) 1T Shea Butter (We use Organic, Unrefined and Raw) 10 drop of peppermint essential oil (or any oil of your choice) Whip together all of the ingredients from about 4 minutes in a kitchen…

Posted in Essential Oils Time to Create

Essential Oil Tuesday – Vapor Shower Discs

<br /> Cold season is coming!!! Between kids going back to school and the cooler weather, people tend to catch those winter colds. Treating those beginning stages of colds is crucial to nip them before then become a full-fledged disaster in your household. As a child, I remember my mom buying the “Vic’s Shower Discs” and throwing them in the…

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Essential Oil Tuesday – Wood Furniture Polish

I love that I can use more natural home cleaning items in my home. That is so important with this many munchkins around. I want to use safe cleaners and other items around them and make sure that we are chemical-free. Mix together 1 tablespoon vinegar, 1 tablespoon coconut oil(melted) 3 drops of Citrus Blend, lemon, orange or tangerine essential oil….

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Essential Oil Tuesday – Lavender Shortbread Cookies

     Essential Oil Tuesday – Lavender Shortbread Cookies I only use oils from Young Living because I know that they are 100% pure and a grade above all other oils that I have tried and tested. It is the only one that I will trust with my family. INGREDIENTS 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened to room-temperature 1 tablespoon dried lavender flowers…

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Essential Oil Tuesday – Oatmeal Bath Bags

Are you ready for this super FUN and EASY gift for someone? The kids and I make and use these all of the time. We are always looking for ideas to make using essential oils and for fun gifts for family and friends. Oatmeal Bath Tea bags 1 cup oats 1/4 cup dried milk (Or omit if you don’t have…

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Essential Oil Tuesday – Sugar Salt Scrub

The end of the year is coming and I am getting ready for teacher gifts. I homeschool several of my kids, however, I do have a few in public school. We made some AMAZING “baskets of RELAXATION” for my boys’ teachers… After a year with them, They needed those!!!   Our baskets included bath salts, sugar scrubs, lotion, bubble bath…

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Essential Oil Tuesday – Bath Fizzies

I don’t know about you, but I love baths. A few weeks ago, I posted about making your own bath salts.  These are more fun and perfect for the little girl in your house. Ingredients: 1 cup citric acid 1 cup baking soda ½ cup cornstarch ½ cup oil (almond oil or olive oil) 8-10 drops of your favorite essential oil…

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Essential Oil Tuesday – Pillow Spitz

I love making my pillows smell good and helping me sleep better is important. I do this by using essential oils. This is an EASY recipe and I found a FUN antique style bottle (for half price) at Hobby Lobby that I LOVE! 1/2 cup distilled water 1 Tablespoon vodka 10 drops of essential oil of choice (I use lavender often,…

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Essential Oil Tuesday –Homemade Bath Salt – Ooooh so relaxing

Having  8 kids in this house, means that mom needs a “retreat” every once in a while…. While, they still bang on the bathroom door while I am taking my relaxing baths (and that could be Tall Man when he is trying to escape from the kids too! LOL), I still try and get at least one relaxing time for…

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Essential Oil Tuesday – Making “Ouchie” Bags

Making “OUCHIE” bags filled with rice or wheat is something that anyone could use. These are also called “heating bags”, wheat heating bags, rice heating bags, etc. My daughter, Elwyn, LOVES making these now that she learned how to use the sewing machine. {THANK YOU 4-H!!} We love homeschooled kids too! ________________  What do you use these for you are…

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Essential Oils Pocket Reference Guide

I am SO impressed with this Essential Oils Pocket Reference Guide and the oils at Young Living that I wanted to SHARE! I have ordered 20 of these books, knowing that they will be beneficial to everyone who starts using Essential Oils. – Anyone who signs up online with one of the $150 kits (I recommend the Premium Starter Kit…

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Essential Oil Tuesday – Homemade Lotion Bars

Living in Arizona (even though we are up in the mountains where it isn’t 1oo-million degrees in the summer time) my skin DRIES OUT! So does all of my children’s. I am tired of putting chemicals like lotion on my body when I can’t even pronounce many of the ingredients. We are lucky to have a place called Honeyman in…

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Getting started with essential oils

I have been getting a TON of people asking about getting started with essential oils. Let me first tell you my stories! I am feeling GREAT, healing wonderfully and treating my family with some amazing natural products that are from GOD. How could you go wrong with using oils that are coming right from plants? (Want to know what I went through…

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Essential Oil Tuesday – Homemade Pain Ointment

I hate taking medicine. I have always HATED popping a pill to feel better. I wanted to find an all natural solution and it looks like I did. 2 weeks ago, I had a removal of a portion of my thyroid along with a “interesting” tumor.  I was given pain meds for the soreness and swelling.  There was a lot…