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Make It @ Home: Mood lifting Body Sprays

I love good smells. Who doesn’t? Am I right?

Spraying myself with good smelling goodness was always part of my routine, from the time I was in Jr. High, until I conceived my first child. When I learned what it means to have the word fragrance on an ingredient list I started second guessing the products I was using, along with those I was spraying all around me.

As the gatekeeper to my body, my home, and my children I look for better products now.

Therefore, I am wicked excited to share this recipe! You can use basic ingredients to achieve the same goal! Essential oils, Water, Witch Hazel, and Vegetable Glycerin!

By using essential oils to replace the body sprays, not only am I smelling good, but I can help others at the same time!

Did you know, you don’t necessarily have to be able to smell an oil to receive it’s benefits?

Also, good moods are contagious. Don’t let anyone bring you down!

So without further ado, here is the recipe along with some combinations you can use in your body spray!

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Basic Body Spray Recipe

In a 2 oz spray bottle,

Add essential oils of choice

Fill 1/4 of the bottle with Witch Hazel

Fill 1/4 of the bottle with Vegetable Glycerin

Fill rest of bottle with Distilled Water

Label, Shake, and Spray!

Essential Oil Combinations

Pick Me Up

    10 drops peppermint

    10 drops lemon

Tantrum b gone

    10 drops white angelica

    10 drops stress away

Cuz I’m happy

    8 drops lime

    8 drops orange

    8 drops lemon

    8 drops grapefruit

 

My oils of choice are Young Living essential oils. Their Seed to Seal promise brings me comfort. The benefits I notice from using these oils surpasses any oil I have ever used. I highly recommend then, and am always willing to share if you are willing to learn more!

If you like this recipe, please share with your friends, and let me know how it has helped you! Connecting with new people is why I do what I do!

 

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Make it @ Home: Honey Lavender Lip Balm

Winter sucks.

With winter comes dry heat air, cold, and with that, more time and money spent on winter personal products. Especially if you’re like me and have a hard enough time staying hydrated as it is.

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My skin wants to crumble and fly away with the wind once December hits, but nothing is effected more than my lips. Those pesky things. In order to keep lips happy you need some form of lip balm.

Let’s pause for a moment and think about your conventional lip balm in that sleek little tube. If price is your decision maker, you’re lathering your lips with a product made primarily from petroleum. Petroleum is not only an unsustainable product, its horrible for you to be lathering it on your skin.

If your goal is healthy lip skin without the yuck, well, EWG.org has a list of the best and worst balms. I don’t know about you, but I can not afford to spend $2.99 every week on a tube of amazing lip balm and to actively choose between potential cancer and money, is no way to live.

Luckily for the scatter brain blessed such as myself, there is a solution. The solution is to make your own! If you want something done right you have to do it yourself!

The best part about making them myself is getting rid of the worry of what is in it, or how many I lose. I’ll just grab another out of the fridge.^^

Tip: Keeping them in the fridge helps them last longer. I would recommend letting the tin thaw a little before use as the cold beeswax will cause it to be pretty hard to use.

Let’s break it down:

  1. Beeswax pellets: $10.89 per lb. 0.03lbs = 2 tbsp = $0.33
  1. Shea butter: $5.69 per 7oz = 0.48oz = $0.39
  1. Coconut oil: $21.75 for 54 oz = 0.39 / oz = 0.95oz = $0.37
  1. Sweet almond oil: $13.95 / 16 oz. 0.03
  1. Lavender oil: $10ish when purchased through young living starter kit 15 drops $1.60
  1. Frankincense Oil: $10ish when blah blah Young Living 5 drops = 0.55
  1. Raw honey: $15.95 for 3.0lbs 0.01lb = $0.05

$3.32 for roughly 16 oz of lip balm.

That’s $0.41 per tin.

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One recipe made roughly (8) 2oz tins of lip balm. Lip balm without petroleum products and without breaking the bank at all. I can lose $0.41 a week.

To learn more about how essential oils can change your life, and those of the lives around you, feel free to connect with me.

Let me teach you all I’ve learned so we may go on this wellness journey together. 💜

Disclaimer: I do not have a medical background and do not diagnose, treat, or cure any diseases, neither does Young Living. Please consult with your physician before beginning any new diet or wellness regiments. I’m just a mama sharing what I’ve learned in my own oily journey. 💙

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It’s been a while

Hello there! 👋

How has everyone been?

I’ve been very busy, but life has finally slowed down a little. It seems I have seen the worst and best of humanity this year, and as it comes to a close, I have done a lot of reflecting.

We all have a story to tell, and this coming year, I am challenging myself to tell my story.

Skyrim on the Switch and Valor on the Wrists

In 2018 I want to be more attentive to others now that I have spent time building myself. Our family is journeying into our next step.

My initial plan for this blog was as a hobby to pass time while I was home with my son. 😂😂

If you are a blogger who blogs with young children, I envy you.

I barely had the brain competence to game after a long day of parenting, followed by a long night of parenting. Forget sharing things with people who are not bringing me food. 🍜

Now that my children are more self entertaining, and obsessed with anything Super Mario, the plan is to open up to new experiences and people, and figure out what makes us tick as a working gaming oiling family.

Here’s to 2018! 🎆🎇🎉🎊✌👏

My coat collar always does that. It hates me.

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Response to Anita Sarkeesian Damsels in Distress: Part 2/2- Tropes vs. Women in Video games

This man is extremely smart, and gets into some very interesting studies about women and gaming, including a study on women gamer’s perception of themselves. I will say there are some not so children friendly scenes and language, so I would classify this video as NSFW, but I’m also kind of a prude. 😛

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It’s Alive!

Happy New year Everyone!

I want to start off by saying I am so sorry I’ve been away for so long. That thing called life has been keeping me extremely busy. I hope everybody had an amazing holiday season!

We had a very busy but amazing first Christmas with our little one. It was incredible for a couple reasons. A.) B’s first Christmas, always exciting, but more importantly B.) It was the first time my entire family had been together in one room since my parents were divorced 3-4 years ago. (I don’t count B’s birth since we weren’t all in the same room at the same time, and well, ya know, labor….) I realized how different we have all become, and distant, all occupied with our own lives, but it still seems like we do this every year. I have to give huge props to my dad for coming to my moms. I know it was a big struggle for him, but he did it. Whatever his intentions truly were, I like to think he came to be with his family, and the kid in me felt alive again. I think it is extremely important that parents stay parents together, whether they are together or not. PLus we got this cool picture.

Christmas 2013
Christmas 2013

 

These past few months have gone by incredibly fast. Once you think time can’t move any faster, next thing you know, it’s 2014 and you realize your little baby is walking and almost a whole year old. He just started taking more than 4 steps yesterday. So far, 6 months to a year has been the biggest spurt of growth in so little a time.

With so much going on, unfortunately I haven’t been on here much, or at all really. We are constantly learning and growing and I think I spend 90% of my day watching B in utter amazement that we made a human being. A walking, babbling, thinking, fully functioning person, who’s now growing molars. I don’t know if you’ve experienced molar growth in a while, if at all, but those suckers take FOREVER.

Anyway, I still need to work on conlusions, maybe that will be my obligatory resolution I don’t follow up with. \o/

 

How was everybody’s holiday in the blogosphere?