choosing carrier and essential oils for your skin type

Thinking about making your own face wash, body wash, lotion, moisturizer, or anything else for your skin? You’ll find TONS of recipes online, and many of them may call for carrier oils and essential oils. The first question, though, is: Which oils are best for my skin type? This post will help you decide! First off, let meContinue reading “choosing carrier and essential oils for your skin type”

choosing carrier and essential oils for your hair type

Thinking about making your own shampoo and/or conditioner? You’ll find TONS of recipes online, and many of them may call for carrier oils and essential oils. The first question, though, is: Which oils are best for my hair type? This post will help you decide! First off, let me explain a bit about what carrier oils and essentialContinue reading “choosing carrier and essential oils for your hair type”

all-natural foaming face wash for all skin types

I’ve struggled with acne my entire life (even now well into my 30s), and I’ve never found anything that I thought really helped. A few things made it a bit better, but nothing cleared me up completely. Fast forward to about a month ago when I got into making A LOT of my own healthContinue reading “all-natural foaming face wash for all skin types”

homemade, all-natural foaming shave soap

The downfall to making your own health & beauty and cleaning products is the whole process of trial and error. I have tried several shaving “cream” recipes, tweaked several, and finally came up with one I love! I should note: this is NOT a traditional shaving cream. If you’re looking for something you can smearContinue reading “homemade, all-natural foaming shave soap”

my top 8 essential oils

Did you know there are nearly 100 essential oils? Some are pretty common like lavender and lemon. Others are more obscure like cardamom and helichrysum. As I’ve mentioned before, it’s also important to consider the quality of the oils you choose, as they are not all created equal. I use and recommend doTERRA oils. They areContinue reading “my top 8 essential oils”

homemade, non-greasy lotion

I like body butter, but I don’t like how greasy it leaves my skin – especially if I use it on my hands. I tried several different things to create a non-greasy lotion, and I finally found one I like! The recipe doesn’t use any butters or coconut oil, so it doesn’t leave your skinContinue reading “homemade, non-greasy lotion”

beat the cold!

For the first year of our son’s life, he wasn’t in daycare at all. When he was about one, though, he started to going to daycare four days a week for a total of about 20 hours a week. He loved being there, playing with the other kids and experiencing new things like painting, sensoryContinue reading “beat the cold!”

all-natural, homemade muscle soothing cream

I have something called de Quervain’s tenosynovitis, also known as mommy’s thumb. It’s often referred to as mommy’s thumb because it’s common among (new) moms especially. Essentially, the tendons from the thumb through the wrist become inflamed, resulting in anything from mild discomfort to severe pain on the thumb side of the wrist. Why mommy’sContinue reading “all-natural, homemade muscle soothing cream”

all-natural, homemade cough & congestion chest rub

Have you ever read the ingredients on the Vaporub jar? I used to use that stuff all the time, and I always felt like it really cleared my nasal passages and chest congestion. When I started making my own health remedies, this was definitely one I wanted to try! This recipe uses one of doTERRA’sContinue reading “all-natural, homemade cough & congestion chest rub”

happy tot roller

Feeling anxious, stressed, uptight, or just a bit down? This essential oil roller has a wonderful calming, uplifting effect. I use it whenever my toddler gets a bit unruly! Lavender essential oil is a great natural remedy for, among countless other things, anxiety and stress. Wild orange also eases anxiety as well as sadness andContinue reading “happy tot roller”