Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Skunk spray

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

Homemade baby wipes

You will need:
2cups water
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

Candy Brittle

Spread your ingredients on a cookie sheet then poor white chocolate or vanilla almond bark over the top and tada! Super tasty and you can tailor it to yourself and put your favorites in it. Enjoy :)

Lavender Lotion 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

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
• Honey
• 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!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Down Syndrome awareness month!

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!