DIY Peppermint Lip Sugar Scrub

I've received a lot of positive feedback on my recent green tea sugar scrub recipe which inspired my newest post! Sugar scrubs are such an easy and inexpensive way to nourish your skin at home but their benefits aren't limited to your arms and legs. Did you know you can also make a sugar scrub for your lips? Lip sugar scrubs help gently exfoliate your...

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DIY After Sun Skin Soothing Spray

Now that we're fully into the summer season, I wanted to share a super easy after sun skin soothing spray with you all that you can make at home! This skin soothing spray is great to use after a day out in the sun, for nicks and scrapes from hikes, and even an after shave spray and lotion! I use this all the time during the summer when I'm out with my fam...

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How to Make Cashew Milk

Milk alternatives have become more diverse and available over the last ten years as people stop drinking animal milk due to lactose-intolerance, vegan diets, antibiotics in cow milk, and many others. What some people may see as a fad is actually a sustainable diet change that can impact you and your family's health and overall well-being. In the array of op...

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How to Make Continuous Brew Kombucha at Home

Welcome back! In this post, I'm going to continue the recipe for how you can make your own kombucha at home. If you haven't seen part one of this process, you can go back to see what the first steps you need to take to make your own kombucha scoby . You will need a kombucha "scoby" before making your first batch of komnucha. You can make your...

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How to Make Kombucha "Scoby" at Home

Kombucha has been a popular “elixir of health” in the United States since the 1990’s, but has been an ancient form of Chinese medicine since 200 b.c.e. Although Kombucha doesn’t have restorative properties you would expect to find in the “Fountain of Youth”, there are many beneficial health benefits to incorporating kombu...

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DIY Holiday Gifts - Simple, Creative, Practical & Useful DIY Gifts Using Essential Oils

Are you looking for some simple and creative holiday gift ideas that people will actually WANT to receive? If so, this post is for you! I’m a big fan of practical and useful gifts. Here are three of my favorite DIY gift recipes for the holiday season plus 2 lightning fast treat recipes to serve at parties. To make your gifting life easier, I’...

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Quinoa Breakfast Bowl: Quick, Easy, & Deliciously Made in the Instant Pot

When my daughter was born, I wanted to continue cooking healthy breakfasts but wanted to be able to do it in a fraction of the time. After a quick search online, I learned about the Instant Pot and found that I could continue to create nutrient-dense foods, but in less time! Perfect! I created this recipe one morning when I had an infant wrapped around my c...

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Homemade Natural Multi-Purpose Glass & Surface Cleaner

One of the first things I did as soon as I got my first essential oil kit was throw out my Windex and make a toxin-free, chemical-free glass & surface cleaner myself. I knew this was a priority for me because according to research by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the air inside our homes has been found to be 5x’s more polluted than the air...

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Mashed Avocado - A 2 Minute Guacamole Recipe

I was going to bring guac to a party and realized my fresh cilantro was wilted and that Adam had used my last lime in his ginger brew. I also realized how difficult it was to chop onions while holding a newborn so I skipped the chopping and grabbed my essential oils. I was able to create this delicious guacamole in a fraction of the time of my traditional ...

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Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding with Coconut Milk: A Natural Healthy Breakfast

This is one of those recipes that can be made with a toddler on your hip. It was difficult to photograph because my husband and daughter kept trying to eat them all! It’s nutrient dense, thick, creamy, and deliciously tart. It's easy to whip up a batch of this chia seed pudding at the beginning of the week to have on hand for a filling, nutrient-rich s...

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DIY Sugar Scrub Recipe with Essential Oils

I love my homemade sugar scrubs. They’re easy to make (takes just 5 minutes) and are so much more affordable than buying one from a place like Bed Bath & Beyond. It also feels great to know what you’re putting on your own body plus getting to feel like you’re taking the time to take care of you :) Adam always comments on how silky smo...

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Cassia Spiced Chocolate Clementines

Looking for a simple and delicious treat to share with your sweetie, make with your kids, or bring to your next gathering? You can whip up a batch of these juicy treats in less than 10 minutes. I craved clementines throughout pregnancy. Seriously, there were days when I would eat an entire bag of cuties in one sitting. Clementines are packed with Vitami...

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25 Christmas Traditions to Create Mindfulness, Gratitude & Fun with Children.

Teach children mindfulness, gratitude and generosity while having fun this Christmas season. As a child, creating memories was more meaningful than any gift I received. I was raised by my mother and grandmother who were both hardworking yet had very limited resources. They could not afford to provide me with the latest Cabbage Patch doll or Converse sneake...

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Chocolate Spiced Pretzels

Ready to spice up your snack life? Check out these simple and delicious chocolate spiced pretzels made with the immune boosting properties of OnGuard essential oil. OnGuard is a blend of cinnamon, clove, rosemary, eucalyptus, and wild orange essential oils. This blend is designed to support a healthy immune system and protect against seasonal threats. It s...

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Turmeric Ginger Latte

Warm up and nourish your body with a Turmeric Ginger Latte. This simple coffee free latte is filled with the anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric and ginger. Turmeric has a rich culinary history and is widely used in Indian dishes and Ayurvedics. Potential health benefits of turmeric include better regulation of inflammation, blood sugar support, di...

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