Showing posts from January, 2019

17 DIY Valentine's Day Gifts For Your Partner or Friend

These DIY Valentine's Day gifts are perfect for your partner, a friend, a teacher, a coworker, or whomever!   To be honest, we don't really celebrate Valentine's Day.  I don't expect flowers — but I wouldn't complain about a Reese's bouquet — or a fancy dinner. If I'm feeling spunky, maybe I'll make heart shaped pancakes or a heart shaped pizza for the kids. I do like the cutesy part of Valentine's Day though.  After the polar vortex this week, I need something light and fun to think about right now. Since we don't spend a lot of money on Valentine's Day, here are some DIY Valentine's Day gifts for your partner, or friends, or even teachers. Valentine's Day is in just over four weeks, so it's time to start planning your gifts and ordering supplies now. There are several ideas here, all for adults, but some would work for kids.   DIY VALENTINE'S DAY GIFTS FOR YOUR PARTNER OR FRIEND SOY WAX MELTS WITH

Cold and Flu Sinus Relief Shower Steamers Without Citric Acid

Use these cold and flu sinus relief shower steamers when you need a natural decongestant.  They release essential oils while you shower, which can help you breathe easier. When I'm sick with sinus trouble, whether it be from allergies, a sinus infection, or a cold, I am miserable.  I turn on the cool mist humidifier and take my meds, but the thing that brings me the most relief is using my Breathe Easy essential oil blend. At the first sign of sinus trouble, I put Breathe Easy in my essential oil diffuser.  This works well, but using the oils in steam seems to help better. Sometimes I use my bath salts for cold and flu , which works great when I'm achy and want to take a bath.  But I don't always want to take a bath.  Sometimes I'd rather take a shower. Whether you call these cold and flu shower steamers or sinus relief shower bombs or decongestant shower melts, they are wonderful if you have any sinus trouble. COLD AND FLU SINUS RELIEF SHOWER STEAMERS I use t

DIY Soy Wax Dipped Roses

These soy wax dipped roses make a great gift for anyone in your life.  These are popular around Valentine's Day, but they can be displayed any time.  They are dipped with soy wax and a natural fragrance, so they lightly scent the room.  I used to sell an insane amount of these wax DIY soy wax dipped roses years ago.  I would make them in rose, chocolate, and several other scents.  I'd sell 100s of these on my website and in person starting in mid January each year. These wax dipped roses are fairly easy to make, but they are a little messy and somewhat time consuming.  I used to have a place set up to hang them to dry, but I don't anymore so I had to hold them while the wax set up. I used Very Berry Cobbler for these dipped flowers, which is the same scent I used for my Valentine's Day massage melts . Normally, I wouldn't use a bakery scent for Valentine's Day, but this is just perfect for Valentine's Day. Also, I realize that my f

How to Make Soy Wax Melts for Valentine's Day

These cute little hearts are perfect for Valentine's Day!  Learn how to make soy wax melts for Valentine's Day or any day with this DIY tutorial.  I used a natural chocolate fragrance oil, but you can use essential oils.   Valentine's Day will be here in just a few weeks.  After the snow that got dumped on us last weekend, I'm ready for the cute and fun holiday to arrive.  We only got about 6 inches of snow on Saturday, but the drifting has been really bad.  There are drifts up to 5 feet tall on the roads, so we've been stuck at home.   I heard the roads are getting clearer each day, but there's now a layer of ice below the snow.  So we've been at home playing board games, baking yummy things, and trying to stay warm.   Since we've moved past the Christmas scents, I wanted to move into some fun scents for Valentine's Day.  I decided to use this new natural chocolate scent that I picked up last month to make these soy wax melts for Valentine's Day