So who else gets an extra check from their W2 job this January? Here's an idea on how to spend your extra income. Instead of wasting it on toys and clothes, invest in your family's health by purchasing a premium starter kit. It's a great addition to your house any time of the year.
Monday, December 22, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Well I got woken up quite early today, the dog got sprayed by a skunk and the baby got up WAY earlier than usual. So I jumped on Facebook and asked my oily friends for advice. Followed by a Google search I decided on Dawn Dish Soap and Purification Essential Oil. I can't believe how much better she smells!
Now having a sleeping toddler and 2 sleeping pups. I would say that is a sucess!
Sunday, October 19, 2014
You will need:
Roll of paper towels (select a size)
1 tbsp Baby wash
1 tbsp Oil (I used grapseed, you could also use coconut)
Essential Oils (I used lavender and Melaleuca)
Wipe container (we have a wipe warmer)
Rip up paper towels to smallest size. Fold the wipes in an accordion style.
Put the paper towels folded into a container. (I used a Tupperware container to soak them in before putting them in the wipe warmer)
Boil 2 cups water. Then remove from heat, add 1tbsp oil of your choice, and 1tbsp baby wash. Stir. Add 10 drops each of lavender and melaleuca essential oils. Pour over paper towels. Let sit for a few min and your good to go. And they smell amazing.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
LAVANDER LOTIONS BARS
Yield: Makes 15 mini bars
2 ounces beeswax
2 ounces coconut oil
2 ounces shea butter or cocoa butter
10-20 drops lavender essential oil
In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the beeswax, coconut oil, and shea butter just until they turn to liquid. Immediately remove from the heat.
Stir in the essential oil and pour into molds.
Unmold the bars and store in a cool, dry place. To use, rub over skin and then rub in as you would your daily lotion.
Notes: You can increase the ratio of beeswax to shea butter and coconut oil to make a firmer bar for hotter temperatures.
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Candy Corn Pudding Pops
Here is what you will need to get started:
Makes 10 Pudding Pops
• Popsicle Mold and Popsicle Sticks
• Small box (3.3 oz) Instant Jello Pudding – White Chocolate Flavor for white layer
• Large Box (5.1 oz) Instant Jello Pudding - Vanilla Flavor for yellow and orange layer
• Red and Yellow food coloring
• 4 cups of milk
Step 1: Prepare White Chocolate Jello by mixing pudding mix with 1 1/2 cups of cold milk. Note: This is less milk than the box directions call for. This makes the pudding pops richer and creamier. Stir in 1 teaspoon of honey and transfer pudding mixture to a large plastic baggie.
Step 2: Prepare Vanilla Pudding by mixing pudding mix with 2 1/2 cups of cold milk. Again, a little less than the box calls for. Stir in two teaspoons of honey and divide pudding into two bowls.
Step 3: Color one bowl with yellow food coloring, adding just a few drops at a time. Next, color the other bowl orange by combing yellow and red food coloring. Transfer the yellow and orange pudding to a plastic baggie.
Step Four: Snip corner of plastic baggies and squeeze pudding into popsicle molds. Start with white layer and finish with yellow. Tap mold on counter between layers to reduce air bubbles and level the mixture.
Step Five: Freeze pudding pops 2-3 hours or overnight.
These are so fun to make, and the touch of honey in the pudding gives them a real candy corn flavor!
Friday, October 3, 2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
It's Down Syndrome awareness month! Help support local families by purchasing a premium starter kit this month. 10% of proceeds will go to help a local Down Syndrome Organization that provides helpful information and support to parents of children with Down Syndrome. They were a huge help and very informative during my pregnancy and afterwards. I have learned so much! I will be sharing some fun facts about Down Syndrome throughout the month. I want to spread so much awareness that all that will be left is acceptance!
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014
Saturday, September 20, 2014
As you know I am an independent distributor for Young Living, but did you know I am a Lemon Dropper? What's a lemon dropper...? Well we are just the best possible group to be a part of! Haha we have an incredible upline that helps out each and every team member and customers. We look out for eachother in the best ways. Always trying to help everyone to be successful in their oil journey, whether they are our customer or not by answering questions and offering advice. I love this team! Our upline creates marketing graphics tailored to each distributor! How great is that!? They also create tools for us to use to grow our business and help to teach new people. Best part? Anyone can become a lemon dropper by becoming a Young Living member through any lemon dropper!
Friday, September 19, 2014
Baking soda, enough water to make a paste and essential oils. (I did about 10 drops per disk) I used eucalyptus, peppermint and lavender essential oils.
1/8 cup coconut oil
1/8 cup grapeseed oil
2 teaspoons beeswax
25-30 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
20-25 drops rosemary essential oil
10-15 drops lavender essential oil
Melt the coconut oil, grapeseed oil & beeswax in a small saucepan on low heat until melted, stirring with a wooden spoon. Turn off the heat & stir in the essential oils - drop by drop (keep stirring until all have been added). Poor into empty chapstick containers for mess free application or a glass jar for traditional application. Store in a cool, dry place for up to a year.
Hey ya'll sorry forgot to post my receipt last night! Here is my diaper rash stick recipe:
I used 2 tablespoons of Shea Butter 2 tablespoons of beeswax 1/8 cup coconut oil and 1/8 cup of grapeseed oil melted then 20 drops of each lavender and Frankincense essential oils. You could also use Mel-A, I just don't have that one yet.
I love this recipe too, it cleared up my son's rash by the next diaper change!
Thursday, September 18, 2014
So it's been a long time since I've posted. I have had my hands full to say the least. My son has 5 therapy appointments a week so that takes lots of time in addition to chasing him around! Haha I've been bathing in stress away alot lately! I've also made some cold and flu things to be prepared for it before the sickness hits :) I'll be posting the recipes later on today!
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
I am getting some new roller bottles delivered today so I am on the hunt for roller bottle recipes... this is what Ive found so far:
Allergy trio (Lemon, Lavender, Peppermint)
Sleep assist (Peace and Calming, Lavender, Cederwood)
Blues buster (Joy, peppermint)
Energizer ( Peppermint, Lemon)
Immune booster (Thieves, Lemon)
Belly ache-be gone (Digize and peppermint)
I am sure there are a ton more though that i haven't come across yet.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
So Im on the hunt for freezer meal ideas so I can make the food ahead of time and then its just quick heat up and BAM dinner! Which I think will make for a much happier toddler and mommy :) Somebody likes to scream bloody murder the second he gets hungry which makes for a cranky mommy! So here is my solution. I'll share all the tips and tricks I come up with along the way and here us the first one! Its a long one but very detailed. Wish me luck!
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
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I’ve already shared with you all the 7 plants that repel mosquitoes but in case that post didn’t convince you how truly anti-bug bite my stance is, I’ve got a backup defense today that’s actually a pretty fun and cute craft-DIY Citronella candles.
- mason jar-size of your choosing
- smokeless candle wicks
- flaked soy wax
- Young Living Citronella Essential Oil
While your wax is melting prepare your wick by placing it on the bottom center of the jar and wrapping any excess around a skewer or pencil balanced on the top rim of the jar. This keeps your wick in place while your wax hardens.
When wax is fully melted add 10 drops per cup of Young Living Citronella Essential Oil-as always, I only recommend Young Living oils because of their purity and high level of quality…read more here.
Carefully pour the wax into the candle mold. If the wick gets disturbed put it back in place before the wax cools.
Allow the wax to dry undisturbed for 4-5 hours or until firm.
Trim the wick and light that baby up! I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised how well these all natural candles repel insects over store bought ones, many of which don’t even contain citronella oil but rather citronella fragrance. Boo!
The fun thing is you can easily make any kind of scented candle you want by replacing the citronella with other essential oils (again, I don’t recommend any brand other than Young Living for this!) Add some pretty fabric and bakers twine and you have a perfect hostess gift or even a candle wedding favor!
Am I the only one with a multi-pronged mosquito defense plan? Tell me I’m not!!
Monday, June 23, 2014
Alright better get back to work. tootles
Friday, June 20, 2014
I am going to rub some PanAway on my shoulders and get back to work. Only 4 days after today! WOO!!
I am so in love with taking long hot baths right now! It all started with the simple detox bath recipe I posted a while ago, and ever since then I’ve been experimenting with new bath ideas and enjoying one or two a week. It has been fabulous!
One of my favorite bath accessories is the bath fizzy. Not only do they make your bath smell nice, but watching them fizz up in the water is fun too.
When I came across a pin on Pinterest of a recipe for DIY bath fizzies on Martha Stewart’s website I knew I had to try it. I totally bombed my first effort and the fizzies fizzed up on me before I could even get them into the mold, but the second attempt was a complete success! And look how adorable they are!
To make your own bath bombs you need:
- 1 C baking soda
- 3/4 C cornstarch
- 1/2 C citric acid (This is sometimes hard to find at a regular grocery store; I found it at Whole Foods)
- 1/4 C Epsom salts
- food coloring
- Young Living lavender essential oil (learn more about essential oils here)
- a small spray bottle
- ice cube trays or candy molds (You should use soft silicone trays if possible, it makes the bath bombs easier to remove at the end. I got these adorable octopus ice cube trays at Bed Bath & Beyond)
The first thing you should do is put down some sort of cover over your work area. I didn’t realize how big of a mess this would make before I started, and you can see what happened!
Add about 15 drops of essential oil to the salt mixture for fragrance. The oil won’t make the mixture fizz, but be careful to mix it in well immediately. You can change the amount of oil here depending on the scent and desired strength (i.e. lemon is a stronger scent than lavender, so use less). 15 drops of lavender oil makes the actual bath fizzy itself smell very strongly, but when you add it to an entire bathtub full of water the scent is very very light. You can add more essential oil if you want a stronger scented bath.
The final step before packing the mixture into the molds is to add the coloring and a little bit of water to make the mixture packable, and this is where I messed up the first time, so pay attention here. You color your bath bombs by putting water and food coloring into a spray bottle and lightly spritzing the mixture while stirring it in until it is the color you want. I had two different problems here. First, my food coloring to water ratio was very diluted, and second, I added too much water to the salt mixture in an effort to get the color dark enough. It basically turned my entire bowl of stuff into one giant bath fizzy that wouldn’t stop fizzing and expanding as I tried to pack it into the molds. Woops!
The first picture below is the one I had messed up. It wasn’t completely fizzing at this point, but about a minute later it started expanding (kinda like bread rising) and you can see how much more “crumbly” it is than the bottom picture. What you want is a very slightly moist and sandy mixture with maybe a few crumbs (like the bottom picture).
Once the mixture is ready to go, spoon it into your ice cube trays, filling to the top. Press it down a bit; I used a piece of saran wrap to keep it from sticking to my fingers and I used my thumbs to compact it. Pack it down, but not too firmly; it still needs some air in there so it dries properly. Keep packing and filling your trays until the salt mixture is gone, and that’s it!
Let your bath fizzies dry for at least 24 to 48 hours before gently removing them from the trays. 48 hours is better if you can wait that long, they will hold their shape better. The square bath bombs popped right out after 24 hours without much hassle, though the bottom of the fizzy was still slightly wet. I just turned them over on a plate and let them dry overnight again. The octupus-shaped ones weren’t quite dry after 24 hours and I was worried the legs would break off, so I let them sit for 48 hours and they turned out fine!
Have you ever made your own bath bombs before? I never even knew you could do this!
I used Young Living’s lavender essential oil, which is probably my favorite of all the ones they make; it’s so versatile! It helps heal chapped, dry skin, minor burns, and itchy bug bites, and it’s great for helping you relax, so I knew it would be great in these little bath bombs! Check out all the other things lavender essential oil can do!