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20 February 2020

Homemade Pain Relief Salve With Arnica and Copaiba Essential Oil

How to make a homemade pain relief salve with arnica infused oil, copaiba essential oil, and menthol flakes.  Use this herbal pain relief remedy to relieve symptoms from sore muscles or joints.

I am prone to joint pain, so I have to respect my limits.  A few weeks ago, I had a large DIY project, and I did not respect those limits.

My left knee always hurts, but after I was done with this project, both knees and one hip were killing me.  I could barely walk without feeling like I was going to fall down.


I usually reach for the ibuprofen, but that upsets my stomach if I'm taking it too often.  I had some pain relieving herbs infusing in oil to make a solid lotion, but I decided to use them to make a homemade pain relief salve now.

I did a lot of research on natural ways to relieve pain for this recipe.  Menthol products help me a lot, so I wanted to use menthol for sure.  I also just ordered some copaiba for its benefits for natural pain relief.

Arnica is probably the most well known herb for natural pain relief.  I also added lemon verbena because it has anti-inflammatory properties.

18 February 2020

Home Remedies for Smelly Feet and Shoes + Foot Powder and Foot Spray

Stinky feet?  Try one of these home remedies for smelly feet and shoes.  Learn how to make a DIY foot and shoe powder recipe and a spray recipe with essential oils to reduce odors.  

We live on a farm.  Therefore, we have 2,761 pairs of shoes for five people.  At least it seems that way.

The kids have good tennis shoes, old tennis shoes, work boots, mucking boots, and summer sandals or flip flops.  We have a lot of shoes.

Do you guys know what happens to shoes when they get wet while taking care of goats or chickens?  Or while working in the pond?

They stink.  Bad.



You don't have to toss those shoes!  Try one of these home remedies for smelly feet and shoes and learn how to make a foot powder and a foot spray with essential oils.

I like both of these recipes, so we use both of them often.  They have slightly different benefits, so the best one for you depends on your needs.

11 February 2020

Switching to Natural Deodorant + Armpit Detox Mask Recipe

There's an adjustment period when switching to natural deodorant.  Here's what to expect and how to speed up the process with an armpit detox recipe.

I try to lead a natural life.  We grow a lot of our own food, I make my own cleaning products, and I use natural beauty products.  But one thing that I just couldn't switch to natural was deodorant.

I was diagnosed with OCD in my early 20s, but I know that I had it in childhood.  One of my quirks is that I have to be clean.  I can't deal with dirt on my skin or being smelly.  I definitely can't handle a moist underarm.



Now that I have a 12-year-old daughter who is starting to wear deodorant, I thought it was a good time to finally start switching to natural deodorant.

She's so young, but she wears makeup for theater and that also includes face soap and other skin care products.  She has my baskets of natural products to choose from, and I feel better knowing that she's using natural products.

I have this thing with natural deodorant because I've been using traditional deodorants for over 20 years.  If she starts using them now, maybe she won't have that mental block.

One thing that helps me with switching to natural deodorant was to make an armpit detox recipe.  I'd seen them before on blogs and on Pinterest, but I didn't get why they are important.

06 February 2020

How to Make Hand Sanitizer At Home Easy Recipe With Essential Oils

How to make hand sanitizer at home easy recipe.  This DIY hand sanitizer gel is a simple recipe that uses aloe vera, alcohol, and essential oils.

I might be a bit of a germophobe.  When Caleb was a baby, I swear he got an ear infection every single time we went to the store.  He was hospitalized with RSV when he was four weeks old and again at just over a year old.

I still sanitize the entire cart before I touch it.  I have sanitizer hanging from my purse and one in the car.



Lately, everyone is freaking out about the Coronavirus.  The Coronavirus isn't new; look at a can of Lysol spray at the store and you'll probably find that it kills Coronavirus.

Most strains cause mild to moderate symptoms similar to a cold.  This is a new strain with more severe symptoms.

Although I'm personally not worried about the Coronavirus at home, I still don't want to get sick with any virus.  So far, I've managed to avoid even sniffles from a cold this year.

I am taking steps to boost my immune system, namely taking elderberry syrup, and using this immunity boosting hand sanitizer.

04 February 2020

How to Remove Makeup Naturally

Learn how to remove makeup naturally so you don't use harsh chemicals on your skin.  These methods can reduce irritation and protect your skin.

In the last several years, I've made a conscience effort to switch to natural skin care products and natural makeup.

Back when I was posting more beauty and skin care products, I got so many PR packages, including a lot of makeup remover wipes.



They are so convenient, so I liked using them.  When I'm tired and just want to get to bed, I don't want to spend a lot of time taking off my makeup in addition to my usual skin care routine.

But those makeup wipes and even a liquid makeup remover can be harmful for your skin.  They can have toxic ingredients that can cause more harm than good.

Now I've learned how to remove makeup naturally to keep my skin healthy and clear without using toxic chemicals or harsh ingredients that can cause irritation.