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Introducing Always Eat After 7 PM

This post is brought to you by our sponsor, “Always Eat After 7 PM”. The opinions expressed below are my own. As a mom, I’m always focused on my kids. I always put their needs first, even at the expense of my own needs. My youngest is 12-years-old now, and my oldest is technically an adult. They are fairly self- sufficient and need less guidance now. Like most women who’ve taken this journey before me, it’s time to start focusing more on my own needs. I want to lose weight, have more energy, and just feel better and look better.      I got an advanced copy of Always Eat After 7 PM: The Revolutionary Rule-Breaking Diet That Lets You Enjoy Huge Dinners, Desserts, and Indulgent Snacks—While Burning Fat Overnight by Joel Marion.  We’ve been told to avoid carbs, eat early in the evening, and don’t eat after dinner. New scientific research shows that this isn’t ideal for our bodies. This book debunks several diet myths. Instead, it has an easy diet plan that boosts fat burning while

Succulent Melt and Pour Coffee Soap Recipe

How to make an easy succulent melt and pour coffee soap recipe.  This is a layered soap with coffee melt and pour soap on the bottom and a cute soap succulent on top.  It's naturally scented with coffee essential oil and copaiba essential oil.   The weather is getting warmer, and I'm ready to move on to summer DIY bath and body recipes.  Last year, I made several succulent DIYs with a cute little mold.  This year, I have a few things planned with the same mold.  The first is an easy succulent melt and pour coffee soap recipe.     This is a two layer soap with an easy melt and pour coffee soap on the bottom and succulent soaps on top.   Succulent Melt and Pour Coffee Soap Recipe This recipe was inspired by a coffee scrub recipe from Soap Deli News.  She used a larger succulent mold and made a coffee scrub with a succulent soap on top.   I thought it was adorable, so it inspired this succulent melt and pour coffee soap recipe.  I also liked how she dusted her mold with green an

How to Make Coffee Infused Oil, Its Benefits and How to Use It

How to make a coffee infused oil, its benefits for natural skin care, and how to use it in DIY recipes.  Coffee is high in antioxidants to promote skin health, and it can also promote hair growth.   Y'all know that I love infusing oils.  It takes a basic recipes to a "wow" recipe instantly.  When you infuse an herb in a carrier oil, you get the benefits of the oil and the carrier oil.   I have infused herbs and oils many times, and now I'm going to show you how to make coffee infused oil.  We'll also talk about its benefits and how to use it in natural bath and body recipes. I'm a coffee addict, so it's probably not a big surprise that I infused it in a carrier oil.  The oil takes on some of the benefits of the coffee, and it smells absolutely amazing.  It smells just like a fresh brewed cup of coffee. If you love coffee and want a true coffee scent, you coffee infused oil in your recipe. How to Make Coffee Infused Oil, Its Benefits, and How to Use It How

How to Make Calendula Salve With Coconut Oil and Essential Oils

How to make calendula salve with coconut oil.  This salve is excellent for dry skin, cuticles, hands, and feet.  I used coconut oil, shea butter, calendula infused oil, and essential oils to promote skin health and healing for dry skin.   Calendula is my favorite herb for natural skin care.  I use it often to make salves, soaps, and more.  I use both the dried herb and the infused oil in DIY skin care recipes.   I learned how to make calendula salve with coconut oil several years ago.  It's one of my favorite skin care salves to make, but I hadn't blogged it until now.   Earlier this week, I shared how I make a calendula infused oil, and now I'm going to show you how to use that oil to make a DIY calendula salve. I used a base salve recipe that I love.  It makes a soft salve, so it's easy to use on your skin.  It's firm enough to be a salve, but it's soft enough to spread across your skin easily.   I also added some essential oils that I love for skin health.  

How to Make Calendula Infused Oil, Its Benefits, and How to Use It

Learn how to make calendula infused oil, it's benefits for skin care, and how to use it for natural beauty recipes.  Calendula is often used in skin care recipes for its many skin benefits, including promoting healing for dry skin, eczema, and psoriasis.   I've used calendula infused oil several times in DIY bath and body recipes here on my blog, but I wanted to back up and devote an entire post to how to make calendula infused oil.  I also want to talk about calendula oil benefits for skin and hair and how to use this oil to make DIY recipes for natural beauty. Calendula is one of my favorite herbs.  I always have dried calendula in my stash of supplies.  It's a gentle oil, so it's suitable for most skin types.  I used it often for lip balms, body butter, and lotions.   Whether you have used calendula before or are just learning about it, here's how to make calendula infused oil for both a quick infusion or a longer infusion, how to use it, and its benefits for you