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DIY Reed DIffuser With Water and Vodka

How to make a DIY reed diffuser with water and vodka. This easy essential oil craft lightly scents a small area without using chemicals.  I've made a lot of DIY projects for personal use and for my blog, but one thing that's been on my list that I haven't quite gotten around to is a DIY reed diffuser.  Reed diffuser are great for a light scent in a small area.  They don't have a big throw, so they aren't typically used for large rooms. The March Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box is packed with goodies to make for a natural home.  One of the projects is a DIY reed diffuser with water and vodka.  It also has several blends to make to use in your reed diffuser with the oils in the box. For those not familiar with the Simply Earth box, it's a monthly subscription box that comes with four essential oils and supplies to make 6 natural DIYs.  Each box has a theme, so I've made skin care products, products for pets or kids, natural cleaners, and more.

Homemade Shaving Cream Recipe With Shea Butter

Learn how to make an easy homemade shaving cream recipe with shea butter, essential oils, and oils to soften your skin.  This shaving cream leaves your legs incredibly soft and reduces irritation for silky smooth skin. Each winter, my skin goes absolutely insane and decides to be dry and itchy.  I make my own lotion with skin loving ingredients and use it multiple times a day.  If I don't, I'm an itchy mess. Shaving creams really trigger my dry skin.  In the summer I can use a shaving soap, but it's not rich enough for my dry winter skin. The homemade shaving cream recipe with shea butter is super lux with coconut oil, grapeseed oil, and essential oils to moisturize your skin.  I also add a pinch of arrowroot to cut down the greasy feeling without losing the moisturizing from the oils.

Homemade Pain Relief Salve With Arnica and Copaiba Essential Oil

How to make a homemade pain relief salve with arnica infused oil, copaiba essential oil, and menthol flakes.  Use this herbal pain relief remedy to relieve symptoms from sore muscles or joints. I am prone to joint pain, so I have to respect my limits.  A few weeks ago, I had a large DIY project, and I did not respect those limits. My left knee always hurts, but after I was done with this project, both knees and one hip were killing me.  I could barely walk without feeling like I was going to fall down. I usually reach for the ibuprofen, but that upsets my stomach if I'm taking it too often.  I had some pain relieving herbs infusing in oil to make a solid lotion, but I decided to use them to make a homemade pain relief salve now. I did a lot of research on natural ways to relieve pain for this recipe.  Menthol products help me a lot, so I wanted to use menthol for sure.  I also just ordered some copaiba for its benefits for natural pain relief. Arnica is probably the

Home Remedies for Smelly Feet and Shoes + Foot Powder and Foot Spray

Stinky feet?  Try one of these home remedies for smelly feet and shoes.  Learn how to make a DIY foot and shoe powder recipe and a spray recipe with essential oils to reduce odors.   We live on a farm.  Therefore, we have 2,761 pairs of shoes for five people.  At least it seems that way. The kids have good tennis shoes, old tennis shoes, work boots, mucking boots, and summer sandals or flip flops.  We have a lot of shoes. Do you guys know what happens to shoes when they get wet while taking care of goats or chickens?  Or while working in the pond? They stink.  Bad. You don't have to toss those shoes!  Try one of these home remedies for smelly feet and shoes and learn how to make a foot powder and a foot spray with essential oils. I like both of these recipes, so we use both of them often.  They have slightly different benefits, so the best one for you depends on your needs.

Switching to Natural Deodorant + Armpit Detox Mask Recipe

There's an adjustment period when switching to natural deodorant.  Here's what to expect and how to speed up the process with an armpit detox recipe. I try to lead a natural life.  We grow a lot of our own food, I make my own cleaning products, and I use natural beauty products.  But one thing that I just couldn't switch to natural was deodorant. I was diagnosed with OCD in my early 20s, but I know that I had it in childhood.  One of my quirks is that I have to be clean.  I can't deal with dirt on my skin or being smelly.  I definitely can't handle a moist underarm. Now that I have a 12-year-old daughter who is starting to wear deodorant, I thought it was a good time to finally start switching to natural deodorant. She's so young, but she wears makeup for theater and that also includes face soap and other skin care products.  She has my baskets of natural products to choose from, and I feel better knowing that she's using natural products. I h

How to Make Hand Sanitizer At Home Easy Recipe With Essential Oils

How to make hand sanitizer at home easy recipe.  This DIY hand sanitizer gel is a simple recipe that uses aloe vera, alcohol, and essential oils. I might be a bit of a germophobe.  When Caleb was a baby, I swear he got an ear infection every single time we went to the store.  He was hospitalized with RSV when he was four weeks old and again at just over a year old. I still sanitize the entire cart before I touch it.  I have sanitizer hanging from my purse and one in the car. Lately, everyone is freaking out about the Coronavirus.  The Coronavirus isn't new; look at a can of Lysol spray at the store and you'll probably find that it kills Coronavirus. Most strains cause mild to moderate symptoms similar to a cold.  This is a new strain with more severe symptoms. Although I'm personally not worried about the Coronavirus at home, I still don't want to get sick with any virus.  So far, I've managed to avoid even sniffles from a cold this year. I am taki

How to Remove Makeup Naturally

Learn how to remove makeup naturally so you don't use harsh chemicals on your skin.  These methods can reduce irritation and protect your skin. In the last several years, I've made a conscience effort to switch to natural skin care products and natural makeup. Back when I was posting more beauty and skin care products, I got so many PR packages, including a lot of makeup remover wipes. They are so convenient, so I liked using them.  When I'm tired and just want to get to bed, I don't want to spend a lot of time taking off my makeup in addition to my usual skin care routine. But those makeup wipes and even a liquid makeup remover can be harmful for your skin.  They can have toxic ingredients that can cause more harm than good. Now I've learned how to remove makeup naturally to keep my skin healthy and clear without using toxic chemicals or harsh ingredients that can cause irritation.