Showing posts from November, 2019

Easy Ways to Make Your House Smell Like Christmas With Essential Oils

Easy ways to make your house smell like Christmas with essential oils. These simple DIYs will make your home smell great this holiday season. Use them when you are entertaining to set the mood. I like having a nice smelling house. Back in the day, I make wax melts and candles and used those to make my home smell good. With three people with allergies and asthma, I've had to switch to essential oils to make my house smell good. I change the scents through the year. In the summer, I use a lot of fruity scents. Now that it's almost Christmas, I'm using winter scents like cinnamon, peppermint, other mints, and earthy essential oils. Using a diffuser is probably the easiest way to use essential oils to make your house smell like Christmas, but that's not the only way. I found the best essential oil DIYs and recipes to make and use for a great smelling house. I use my diffuser the most and also wax melts. I will make a simmer pot if I'm going to be home

How to Make Christmas Wax Melts With Essential Oils

Scent your home naturally this holiday season with these easy to make Christmas wax melts with essential oils.  I used a holiday set of essential oils and natural favor oils to scent my wax melts with. I've always been a huge fan of wax melts and candles.  I started making candles and wax melts over fifteen years ago before I moved to DIY bath and body products. I used to burn candles all the time, but then my cat stepped in one and wax got everywhere.  Luie was fine from the candle, but I'm pretty sure the bath afterwards scarred him for life.  I know it scarred me for life.  Literally.  He sliced my hand pretty good that night. That's when I started making wax melts.  I like them better because I can turn them off an on without worrying about the wick tunneling.   They are also a lot easier to make since you don't have to worry about wick size and testing so much. This Christmas, I wanted to make some wax melts with the new Fall and Winter

Elderberry Syrup Recipe With Honey

How to make an elderberry syrup recipe with honey.  This can help support the immune system and shorten the duration of coughs, colds, and the flu.  Store leftovers in the fridge up to three months. One benefit to homeschooling is that we avoid many of the germs that get passed around in the schools.  We haven't been nearly as sick, but we made up for it last year. I don't have time to get sick.  I can't write when I don't feel good, and then I can't get any work done. Last year, I was in the ER on Thanksgiving and didn't feel better until January.  It was late spring before I finally felt like myself again. I don't ever want a repeat of being that sick.  I started looking into elderberry syrup to support my immune system.  Now I take it daily.  The kids aren't believers quite yet, but I do make them take it at the first cough or sign of a cold. There is some evidence to support using elderberry syrup as a natural supplement to ward off bu

How to Use CBD Lotion For Pain With Notion Smart CBD

This post is sponsored by Notion CBD Lotion.  As always, all opinions and enthusiasm is my own. How to use CBD lotion for pain with Notion Smart CBD oil.  Learn more about how CBD lotion works and how to use it for pain relief.  CBD lotion is the latest crazy, but does it work?  Read my reciew and learn more. CBD oil and lotion has been crazy popular for a while, but Ohio was a little behind with their laws.  CBD products just became legal a few months ago, and I was eager to try them. I don't talk about it a lot on the blog, but I suffer from chronic joint paint.  I could never get a traditional job because I can't sit or stand for long periods of time. I have to take frequent breaks to get up and move or my joints hurt. One day of deep cleaning or even shopping can lead to several days in bed because of the pain. I've seen specialists,  and I've tried prescription medications.  I didn't like the side effects, so I stick with alternative treatments for

How to Make Oatmeal Cream Pie Soap Cupcakes

How to make soap cupcakes.  These adorable oatmeal cream pie soap cupcakes are easy to make with a cupcake mold.  They smell amazing with a natural scent from essential oils. Melt and pour soap is my favorite kind to make.  It's quick, easy, and fairly inexpensive to make.  I like that you can really get creative with different scents, additives, and molds. I like making food inspired soap because it looks cute and is fun to use.  My kids really like the food inspired soaps, too. One that had been on my to do list was to learn how to make soap cupcakes.  Most soap cupcake recipes or tutorials call for whipped soap on the top.   I do have a how to make whipped soap from melt and pour soap recipe that works great.  However, I am not the best at piping and this soap doesn't fully harden.  It's not great for making soap cupcakes. So I found an adorable soap cupcake mold, and it's perfect for these oatmeal cream pie soap cupcakes. These cute soa

Introducing CAULIPOWER Chicken Tenders

This post is sponsored by CAULIPOWER Chicken Tenders but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. We have an autism house, so we do things a little differently.  Toys and other things are lined up in a straight line.  My fridge is covered in laminated visual aids to help make our days go smoother.  And we really like chicken tenders. All three of my kids would be perfectly happy to have chicken tenders every night.  I joke that my boys eat so many chicken tenders that we are just planning on having them catered for their weddings. Sometimes it's hard to find a balance between the foods that they will eat and healthier foods, but now we can have both with CAULIPOWER Chicken Tenders .

DIY Air Freshener With Essential Oils, Beeswax, Soy Wax

Make your home smell good with this DIY air freshener with essential oils, beeswax, and soy wax.  These adorable hanging air fresheners give off a light scent and can be used in closets, drawers, or anywhere that needs a little freshening up. This time of the year is always crazy busy.  Right now, I'm in that calm before the storm.  The kids' homeschool is going well, we are between therapists for my son (that's a long story) so we don't have therapy, and my weekends are actually open. But it's coming.  I know it's coming. I spent last weekend making pretty things for the blog.  That's my favorite part of the job: making pretty things. I even made myself a shirt that says. "I just want to drink coffee and make pretty things."  It's the truth. One thing I wanted to make were these DIY air fresheners with essential oils, beeswax, and soy wax. Beeswax air fresheners have been done so many times, but I wanted to put my own spin on