Stress & Anxiety Relief with Essential Oils

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve struggled occasionally with anxiety. I’m not anxious all the time, but I do have some specific triggers that give me panic attacks. As a kid, I didn’t understand what it was, so I just “dealt” with it–I was NOT successful on that front! When I got into collegeContinue reading “Stress & Anxiety Relief with Essential Oils”

Make Your Own Bath Bombs

Admittedly, I’m not a bath person. It’s probably because I’m short and find it nearly impossible to comfortably recline in a tub. Plus, I’ll admit I don’t keep my tub clean enough to like the idea of soaking in it for enjoyment. However, when I started making all-natural products, bath bombs were a constant request.Continue reading “Make Your Own Bath Bombs”

DIY All-natural Lip Balm

If you’re anything like me, you’re constantly applying lip balm–especially if you live up in the Midwest like I do! I go through it like crazy, and it gets awfully expensive–FAST! One day, it occurred to me it would be pretty darn easy to make, and I could save some money doing so. Guess what?Continue reading “DIY All-natural Lip Balm”

why you should be using customized skin and hair care

As a general rule, I have oily skin. When I was younger, I always thought it was weird that I needed to moisturize my already-oily skin. I mean–isn’t there enough “moisture” there to begin with? So I did a little research, and you know what I found? Our body is pretty darn smart. Oil isContinue reading “why you should be using customized skin and hair care”

easy homemade skin care

I have struggled with acne my entire life, and I’m now well into my 30s. As a teenager, I visited the dermatologist monthly, and he had me on every product you can possibly imagine–including Accutane. I realize most of you don’t know what that is, but here’s what I can tell you about Accutane: doctorsContinue reading “easy homemade skin care”

homemade dry shampoo

I have oily hair–and I mean, really oily! I can wash my hair right before bed, and it will be oily in the morning. Needless to say, I wash it daily. But some days, I just don’t have time. I had tried several store-bought dry shampoos; none of them worked. Most of them left a weird filmContinue reading “homemade dry shampoo”

homemade, all-natural foaming hand soap

When I started DIY’ing pretty much everything in the house, hand soap was a no-brainer! Since everything we put on our skin (including soap, of course) gets into our bloodstream in just 30 seconds and circulates through the entire body in just 30 minutes, I knew I wanted an all-natural soap. They’re even saying nowContinue reading “homemade, all-natural foaming hand soap”

all-natural backpack essentials

With the school year fast-approaching, parents are busy getting the kids’ backpacks ready. Send your kids to school with all-natural essential oil essentials! I use and recommend doTERRA essential oils; they’re certified pure therapeutic grade. My favorite backpack essentials include Skin Soothe, an immune booster roller bottle, hand sanitizer spray, and a focus roller bottle.Continue reading “all-natural backpack essentials”

natural remedies for your diaper bag

What’s in your diaper bag? Diapers, wipes, extra clothes, snacks, a couple toys, last week’s lunch… The diaper bag is home to all of our on-the-go essentials. We also carry some essentials to keep us clean and sanitized on the go–things like hand sanitizer, diaper rash treatment, and lotion. What’s the difference? The products inContinue reading “natural remedies for your diaper bag”

manage your pup’s arthritis, joint, and muscle pain with essential oils

Our oldest dog, Jake, is now 13+ years old. He’s a mix breed built like a dachshund or corgi–long body, short legs. We always knew that would cause stress on his back, hips, and joints, and it’s definitely showing now with his age. He has a tougher time jumping up on furniture, his back legsContinue reading “manage your pup’s arthritis, joint, and muscle pain with essential oils”