Posts

Cold Brew Coffee Popsicles Recipe

How to make coffee popsicles.  This is an easy recipe with just three ingredients, and you can customize it with different flavors or even make a boozy coffee popsicles recipe.  This is a fun twist on iced coffee drinks, and it's the perfect summer treat for adults. If you love coffee as much as I do, then you'll love these iced coffee popsicles.  I never thought I'd be an ice coffee fan, but it's my new afternoon pick me up of choice. Cold coffee just didn't sound appetizing for me until last year.  It was hot, I didn't want pop or water, so I tried a cold coffee. That was it.  I was hooked. Then I learned how to make coffee popsicles.  Yum!  It's a great way to cool off on a hot summer day.   As a bonus, you can make them and freeze them in another container, so you can make an assortment of flavors and have them ready when you want to enjoy iced coffee popsicles.

Easy Hand Soap for Gardeners Recipe

Learn how to make an exfoliating hand wash recipe that's perfect for gardeners or anyone who gets dirty.  This gardeners exfoliating hand wash is easy to make, even if you've never made soap before.  It makes a great gift for a gardener. Summer is gardening season.  We plant a huge garden because we have room and three reluctant gardening children to help us. We preserve our homegrown food and give some away.  We know several older couples who aren't able to garden any longer, but they want fresh vegetables to enjoy during the summer. So we pick up extra seeds and plants and grow for them.   I don't mind getting dirty while I'm working, but as soon as I'm done, I want to get cleaned up.  I use this exfoliating liquid hand soap recipe to wash my hands and scrub away dirt after being in the garden.

Easy DIY Citronella Candles

How to make easy DIY citronella candles.  This DIY water candle is easy to make without using wax!  You'll need just a few ingredients, water, oil, and essential oils to learn how to make an oil candle that burns for several hours to naturally repel bugs outdoors. With summer and warm weather comes bugs and mosquitoes.  Living a rural area between corn fields, we have more than our fair share of bugs in the summer.   We enjoy sitting on the patio in the evenings, but the bugs make it almost impossible to be outside without getting eaten alive.   I have several natural mosquito repellent DIYs using essential oils already, but I'm always looking for something new.  When I got my Simply Earth box this month. it had DIY citronella candles without wax. Yes, without wax.  It's a floating water candle that's so simple to make.  I like it because it lasts for hours, and it also looks pretty on the patio.

How to Make Homemade Lilac Soap (Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipe)

How to make homemade lilac soap recipe with lilac oil.  Lilacs can't be directly added to melt and pour soap, but you can use the dried flowers to make lilac oil to make this beautiful swirled melt and pour soap recipe. In late May, you can't walk anywhere on the farm without smelling lilacs.  The previous owner loved them, so there are about 10 bushes spread around the farm. I have purple, white, and a beautiful lilac that is both purple and white.  Some of the bushes are 15 feet high and have 100s of blossoms. A few years ago, I used lilacs to make lilac oil and then used that in a few recipes.  This year, I wanted to show you how to make lilac soap.     This is a fairly easy melt and pour soap recipe, but it's a fun swirled soap that will look so pretty to give as gifts or even to sell. Lilacs have several benefits for your skin.  Unfortunately, their scent doesn't transfer to the infused oil, but their skin benefits do.

Gardener's Hand Scrub Recipe

How to make a gardener's hand scrub recipe to gently scrub away dirt and debris after gardening.  This Epsom salt scrub recipe is strong enough to get rid of dirt, but the natural oils in the Epsom salt scrub recipe nourish your skin to make it softer. Spring means gardening.  We live in farm country, and we have excellent soil for gardening.  We grow several types of vegetables and herbs so we can preserve them for the year. While my husband does most of the vegetable gardening, I mainly grow herbs in pots on my patio.  However, when it's planting time for the veggies, it's all hands on deck. I don't mind getting dirty while I'm in the garden, but I do like to keep my hands looking nice.  We have a lot of clay in our soil, which dries out my hands like crazy. When I'm done gardening, I head inside to use a hand scrub for gardeners.  This is an easy Epsom salt scrub recipe that also has sugar in it to remove dirt while it soothes irritated skin and nourishes you