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Bath Salts for Cold and Flu Recipe

Make these bath salts for cold and flu before you get sick so you'll have them on hand when you aren't feeling well. Tis the season for colds and flu. I have been down for over two weeks with bronchitis, and my husband is on week four of pneumonia. It's not fun to be us right now! I'm still not feeling great, but I am able to get up and do a few things each day. I made sure to make these bath salts for cold and flu because they are nice to have on hand. When you feel yucky is not the time to start to think about making these. They will sit on the shelf for months, so make them now for when you need them. This is one recipe from my new book  Bath Salts: 30 Easy Recipes for Fun & Profit . BATH SALTS FOR COLD AND FLU RECIPE Links in this post may be affiliate links, which means that I earn a small commission from sales. Unfortunately, life doesn't stop when I'm sick. I tend to be overly sensitive to cold medications, so I don't like to take

Non-Costume Halloween Women's Clothes, Shirts

Halloween is my favorite holiday.  I love the crisp fall air, the fun colors, and getting dressed up.  Some years I wear a costume, but sometimes I want a Halloween shirt or outfit without wearing an actual costume.  These festive Halloween women's clothes and shirts will have you in the spirit of the holiday without having to wear a costume. Links in this post may be affiliate links, which means that I earn a small commission from sales at no additional cost to you.

How To Make Glycerin Soap Without Lye

How to make soap without lye.  Lye is necessary to make soap, but you can still make soap at home without using lye by using glycerin or melt and pour soap.    If you are new to soap making, glycerin or melt and pour soap is the easiest type of soap to make at home. It is also called melt-and-pour soap because you simply melt the soap base and pour it into a mold.  You can make a basic bar of soap, or you can customize the soap with things like color, scent, and additives to make a fun bar of soap.  You can get so creative with this kind of soap, so have some fun with the different melt and pour soap additives !   Learn how to make soap without lye with this easy step by step tutorial.

Fall Beauty Tips

I'm not sure where this summer went.  I don't even remember June, and I'm pretty sure July lasted about 2 days.  August?  Yeah, that flew by and we are in our second week of school now!  At this rate, I think I'll be sipping a pumpkin spice latte whilst wearing Ugg boots next week.   It's time to start thinking about changing my beauty routine from summer to fall.  My hair and skin both have different needs in the fall, so I usually get a lot of new products.  Here are my top fall beauty tips for your skin, hair, and makeup.

Kings Island Kicks Cancer and Other Fall Events

This post is sponsored by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company in conjunction with Blog Meets Brand, and I have been compensated for my participation. As always, all enthusiasm and opinions are my own. Last week, we took a day off and went to Kings Island to have some fun during their Kings Island Kicks Cancer promotion.  We could not have picked a better day to go.  School had just started in that area and it was pouring down rain in the morning, so the park wasn't that busy.  When the rain stopped shortly after the park opened, it turned in to a beautiful day.  

How to Make Theraputty

I haven't talked much about autism on this blog, but I've decided to share the DIY autism and therapy tools that we use since I know some of my readers are also autism parents.  My son, who is 10, is currently receiving ABA therapy and occupational therapy. I prefer to make most of our therapy tools because it's cheaper, which allows us to have tools in our toolbox.  Having a child with autism can create financial strain on the family, so maybe these will help other people too. Another advantage to making my own is that I don't have to wait for shipping.  We start homeschool tomorrow, and there were a few things that I forgot to purchase for our sensory nook.  Oops! I learned how to make theraputty with things we had on hand, so we can work into our school day tomorrow instead of waiting.   How to Make Theraputty What Is Theraputty? My son's OT uses theraputty at every session.  It's a stiff putty that really gets his finger muscles workin

Essential Oil Blends to Use in a Diffuser

The best essential oil blends to use in a diffuser. I use my essential oils in a diffuser more than any other way.  I have two diffusers, and I use special blends depending on our needs. A few weeks ago, we talked about the best essential oil diffusers and some essential oils that you can use in them.  You can use single oils or a blend of oils, depending on what you are using the aromatherapy for. If you're new to diffusing oils, you want to use a cold diffuser and not one that heats the oils like a tart burner.  Heating the oils can diminish some of its properties. You may want to diffuse essential oils for the scent in the air, which works as an alternative to candles.  You can also use essential oils blends in your diffuser to relax, get energized, or improve concentration.  Here are over 25 essential oil blends to use in a diffuser at home .

How to Get Volume in Hair

How to get volume in hair with these best volumizing products.  Use these simple tricks to add even more volume to your hair.   Whether your hair is fine, thick, or anywhere in between, sometimes we need a boost of volume to create the perfect look. There are so many volumizing products, it's hard to wade through them at the store.  Here are the top 10 volumizing products to add volume and boost your look. You'll be pleased to know that drugstore products often work just as well as the salon products! Then keep scrolling down to get some easy tricks and learn how to get volume in hair.