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Posted in Bathroom Time Essential Oils

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…

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…

Posted in Essential Oils Goats Milk Homestead homesteading soap

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…

Posted in budgeting Essential Oil Essential Oils homesteading laundry recipes

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…

Posted in adoption Essential Oils homesteading Just Being Family

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…

Posted in Essential Oils homeschooling Just Being Family

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…

Posted in Bathroom Time Essential Oils

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….

Posted in Breads & Desserts Essential Oils Gluten Free In my kitchen

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…

Posted in Bathroom Time Essential Oils

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…