Showing posts from June, 2019

DIY Moisturizing Bath Bombs Strawberry Milkshake Bath Bombs

These strawberry milkshake bath bombs are courtesy of guest blogger Irena of Country Hill Cottage. Her DIY moisturizing bath bombs recipe is made with nourishing milk powder and a lovely addition to your bath time. My pretty strawberry milkshake bath bombs make the bath time fun and colourful. These DIY moisturizing bath bombs are formulated with dried milk, strawberry powder, and essential oils. Dropped into warm water, the homemade bath fizzies begin to fizzle and to release hydrating ingredients that make dry skin feel soft and nourished. Homemade bath bombs are also a thoughtful handmade gift idea for many occasions that will provide the recipient with a spa treatment right at home. They are lovely beauty presents for Mother's Day, Valentine's, birthdays, anniversaries and holiday season. Enjoy! Irena xx I recently shared a homemade bath bomb recipe with cocoa butter , and Cari has a recipe for bath bombs with shea butter . While the butters in both recipes

6 Essential Oil Recipes For Kids

These essential oil recipes for kids are all made with kid safe oils.  You and your kids will have a lot of fun making these recipes together. It's the end of the month, so it's Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box time!  I got the July box early, so this box is available starting July 1, 2019 and will be available until it's sold out or the end of the month. The July box is all about kids.  Like all of their boxes, it has 4 essential oils and ingredients that you need to make six themed DIY recipes. It's very important to use essential oils around kids carefully.  They are smaller, so you don't need to use as much.  They also takes more breaths per minute than adults do, so always diffuse for shorter periods of time. Essential oils aren't recommended for kids under two.  For kids 2 to 10, there are some kid safe essential oils that are generally safe.  Even though they are safe, you'll want to use them in lower concentrations and for

Frozen Sangria Slushie Recipe With Aldi White Sangria Kit Without Sugar

How to make a frozen sangria slushie recipe with Aldi white sangria kit.  This is an easy way to make a yummy frozen treats for adults this summer. It's here!  The long awaited Aldi sangria kits have hit stores.  I assume they are available all over if my small town got them already. As much as I love a regular sangria, the first thing I thought of when I saw these is a frozen sangria slushie recipe. We haven't gotten into the hot part of summer yet, but we will soon.  The kids like to make slushies and frozen popsicles, and I like to have an adult slushie or popsicle sometimes, too. If you want to make this nonalcoholic, you can totally do that.  I'll give you instructions for that, too. Our annual Fourth of July party is coming up, and I want to try to a new recipe for the adults.  This year, I want to serve this frozen sangria slushie recipe made with a Aldi white sangria kit.   Before we move on to the recipe, I want to note that this isn't sponsored in any

Is Great Wolf Lodge Autism Friendly?

Is Great Wolf Lodge Autism Friendly?  Read the opinion of a mom with two kids on the spectrum and one NT child. I'm pretty sure I have the best job in the world.  I can work on my couch in my PJs with a chihuahua sitting beside me.  I also get invited to awesome place like Great Wolf Lodge. We visited Great Wolf Lodge in Sandusky for the first time last year, and my kids were so excited that we got invited to go back this year. We went a week after school was over, and you have no idea how badly we needed the getaway.  We all needed a day of play to just chill and have fun.  This summer, all locations are doing a Summer Camp-In theme.  We've been camping.  It's fun, but I don't like the bugs and sleeping on the ground.  Not to mention the lack of indoor plumbing and electricity.  Great Wolf Lodge has you covered!  Camp  in with a comfy bed, air conditioning, and no bugs.  They even have s'mores in the evening. We almost didn't make it.

Healthy Strawberry Chia Seed Popsicles Breakfast Pops

This healthy strawberry chia seed popsicle recipe make a perfect dessert or even breakfast in the summer.  You can can other fruits and berries for different flavors.  During the school year, I work full time and homeschool three kids.  The oldest needs driven to his college classes (dual enrollment) and the middle one has autism therapy several times a week. Since my kids are homeschooled, they are active in extra activities like scouts, theater, and martial arts.  We have plans at least 5 nights a week. But when summer rolls around, it all stops save martial arts and one scout meeting.  That's when mom gives zero cares about schedules and most thing in general. When I say "lazy days of summer", I truly mean it.  In the summer, swimming counts as a shower, and I don't even care if the kids are up until midnight. We make homemade ice cream, get popcorn at the drive in, and make memories, but that doesn't mean that proper nutrition is co

DIY Lilac Infused Toner for Acne Prone Oily Skin

How to make a lilac infused toner recipe for most skin types and especially acne prone skin. I have large pores and skin that ranges from a little oily to a lot oily, so toner is my BFF.  I use it morning and night after washing to deep clean my pores.   Even though I have oily skin, it's not acne prone.  I lucked out in that I never really dealt with much acne.  I do have a teenager though, so I wanted to make a DIY toner recipe for acne prone skin. I'm calling this a toner for acne prone oily skin, but I've been using it and loving it, too.  I've made several toners and used a lot of brands, and this is up there with my favorite toner ever. A few weeks ago, I infused lilacs in a carrier oil and also in witch hazel.  As I was researching lilacs and their benefits, I knew they would be perfect for acne prone skin because they are antibacterial and antifungal.   Although most acne is caused by bacteria, fungi can also cause acne.  The lilacs and

DIY Natural After Sun Lotion

Soothe irritated skin with this DIY natural after sun lotion.  This easy recipe uses aloe, lilac infused oil, and essential oils to heal your skin. It's great to get outside in the summer and spend time in the sunshine.  After that long, cold winter, I'm really enjoying getting outside.  Even if I'm working, it's just so refreshing to be outside instead of cooped inside. As good as the sun is for your vitamin D and for your mood, it's not so great for your skin.  Even if you don't get a burn, it's important to take care of your skin after you spend time outside in the sun. This DIY natural after sun lotion is easy to make.  I carefully selected each ingredient for its benefits for irritated skin.   It uses allantoin, lilac infused oil, and essential oils to make this lotion for after sun skin care.  I started with my favorite lotion base, but you can also make your favorite lotion and use these ingredients.   DIY NATURAL AFTER SUN