Crafting:, Going Chewie, Inside the Home, Mom

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!

BodySprayIngredients

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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Going Chewie: Crib Sidecar

WP_20131111_004We finally did it. After months of trying to find a good time, we sidecared the crib. Last night was the first night, and he hasn’t slept in it.

Unfortunately we have one of those kids that grows, and somehow ends up taking up the whole entire bed. So to save our backs, we decided to sidecar the crib. It’s an interesting concept, and a nice middle ground between sleeping with us, but still in his own space, using things we already had. It also takes away a place for me to dump clean laundry and procrastinate folding.

It was super easy to do. First we took off the railing on the crib, then lined up the mattresses. I shoved a blanket into the back creice between the crib mattress and the back railing, so that the two mattresses butted against each other., and voila!

Now if only I can get him to sleep in it. Moving a sleepy baby is like chancing fate.

 

/bow

 

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Going Chewie: Homemade Linoleum Floor Cleaner

Today I cleaned my kitchen floor.  This may not sound like a big deal to most, but today I did it with a cleaner that I made myself, which always makes it better. It’s the ultimate win win, clean kitchen floor, accomplished mommy. Plus making my own cleaners makes me feel like a scientist.. MY CREATION!

Okay so it’s not entirely my creation. I look around the interwebs and usually end up combining ideas from other random people to make something spectacular. So without further ado, here is how I cleaned my kitchen floor! (I don’t have pictures, because I’m planning on bombarding your eye balls with lots of pictures coming soon. Imagination should work for now.)

I used a microfiber cloth that I picked up from the super market. I literally was on my way to get something else and saw it, figured I would give it a go. I will say that if cheapy store brand microfiber works that good, I cannot wait to get my hands on some good quality microfiber clothes. I think I’m hooked. Thank god, because I’m really sick of buying paper towels.

I have a 5 gallon pickle bucket that I use for a cleaning bucket. Why spend money on a bucket when I can get one that is just going to be recycled? Ask your local deli department or even bakery, since they get giant frosting buckets. It depends on your grocery store, but most will let you purchase a bucket or two for pretty cheap.

Ingredients:

~one gallon of hot water

~1 1/2 cup of vinegar

~3 drops dish soap

~3 drops baby oil

~15 drops each of lavender essential oil and tea tree essential oil

I don’t know why but lavender and tea tree is my favorite scent right now.

I mixed them all in the bucket dunked my microfiber cloth, and begin to wash! The baby oil adds some sheen, I used Dawn blue dish soap for grease cutting factor, and increased the vinegar a little based on a lot of recipes I read because well, my floor needed it.

Vinegar is a great cleaner because of the non toxic and also acidic properties. I just buy a big gallon of regular white distilled vinegar. There is a Heinz Cleaning Vinegar that has 6% acidity instead of the normal 5%, I haven’t tried this out yet to see if there is that much of a difference. If you have, let me know!

/cheer