Showing posts from May, 2019

DIY Bug Repellent Floating Candles With Essential Oils

These easy to make DIY bug repellent floating candles with essential oils will help keep you protected from bugs in your backyard this summer. I live in a rural area, so there are a lot of bugs.  We have three ponds and are surrounded by corn fields, so spending time outside without being bit can be a bit of a challenge. In an effort to live a chemical free life, I started using essential oils to repel mosquitoes and other bugs a few years ago.   This year, I added DIY bug repellent floating candles with essential oils to my bug repelling arsenal.  Not only do they repel bugs, but they also look cute sitting on a patio table while you're entertaining. One benefit to making floating candles is that you don't have to keep them lit for hours at a time.  With candles, you need to burn them about an hour per inch of diameter.  If you blow them out before that time, they can tunnel down the middle. These can be lit for an hour or more and then relit the next time you go outside

DIY Natural Summer Beauty Recipes with Essential Oils Simply Earth

Get six easy DIY natural summer beauty recipes with essential oils.  These recipes help your skin, hair, and mood all summer long. It's the end of the month, and that means it's time to share next month's Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box with you.  The June 2018 Simply Earth box is all about summer.  There are six great recipes to try for your hair, skin, and overall wellness. If you're new to the Simply Earth box, it's a monthly subscription box that has ingredients and supplies to make six natural products at home.  Each month, you'll get four essential oil bottles in either straight oils or blends. You'll also get supplies to make the recipes.  You'll have to provide only very common ingredients.  These vary by month, but I've had to add Epsom salts, vinegar, and baking soda in previous boxes.   When you purchase a Simply Earth Recipe Box through my link and use code EVERYTHINGPRETTYFREE, you also get a free Bonus Box with roller bottle

What Are Carrier Oils for Essential OIls?

What are carrier oils for essential oils?  Learn how to use carrier oils, what do they do, and how to choose the best one to use with essential oils or in DIY bath or beauty recipes.  Plus get a free printable PDF chart of 20 different oils and their benefits for skin and hair. If you make DIY beauty or bath and body recipes or use essential oils, then you've heard about carrier oils.  But you might be wondering, what are carrier oils for essential oils? When using essential oils topically, it's important to use a carrier oil to dilute it with.  Not all essential oils can be applied neat (without dilution), so you have to use a carrier oil to dilute the oil. You can also use carrier oils in DIY recipes.  Each oil has its own properties, so you can choose the best one for the needs of your skin and hair type.   Carrier oils are so named because they carry essential oils or other products.  They can be also be used on their own or infused with herbs to get the benefits of

How to Make Whipped Soap from Melt and Pour

How to make whipped soap from melt and pour soap.  This mermaid soap is light, fluffy, and perfect for bathing or use to shave your legs.  To celebrate summer coming, I have this adorable whipped soap recipe made from melt and pour soap in a fun mermaid theme.  I've also teamed with with eight other bloggers to bring you summer themed DIY recipes, so check those out at the bottom of the post. I've been wanting a good whipped, fluffy soap for a while.  My son has sensory issues, and he likes to play with putty and playdoh, so I thought he'd like it.  My daughter loves slime, so I knew she would love it too. You can buy a foaming bath whip, but I will be honest in that I do not need more supplies.  I have an insane amount of supplies, so I wanted to use what I had to make a foaming soap instead of buying something new. I tested some ways to make a whipped soap from melt and pour soap, and I found a winner. This makes a base recipe for whipped soap, and it's a gr