Showing posts from October, 2020

How to Make DIY Pine Cone Fire Starters

Learn how to make DIY pine cone fire starters.  They look pretty sitting in a basket, and they make a great gift.  Use these outside to start fires quickly and easily.  You can also add essential oils for a light scent. Living in the country, we have a lot of fires in the fall.  You know, those nights where it's a little cool, but you still want to enjoy every last moment of being outside before the snow starts flying. We have a nice fire pit and plenty of firewood.  To make starting the fire easier, we use pinecone fire starters that are dipped in wax and have a wick on the end.   Just light, set in the fire, and sit back and enjoy your evening fire.   These also make really unique wedding favors.  If you're looking for a favor that's not your typical candy and something that your guests will use, these are perfect. You can even change the colors to fit the colors of your wedding.

How to Make Thieves Oil Foaming Hand Soap Recipe

 Learn how to make Thieves oil foaming hand soap recipe.  This saves money versus buying it, and you can make it under 5 minutes!  This uses a blend of essential oils called Thieves oil that are said to be antibacterial. Even without being in the midst of a pandemic, it's still a good idea to practice good handwashing.   With 5 people in the family, we go through a lot of hand soap.   I swear it's like my kids use half of a bottle each time they wash their hands!  I make my own hand soap to save money.   I used to use the regular pump style soap dispenser and put a hair tie on it so it would squirt out less soap.  I gave up on that and just use a foaming dispenser now. Foaming hand soap dispensers are almost 80 to 90 percent water.  Even though you're only getting about 10 percent soap, it's still plenty to clean your hands.  

How to Make Hydrosol from Fresh or Dried Herbs

 Learn how to make hydrosol from fresh or dried herbs.  This saves you money, and you can create a hydrosol in just a few hours.  Use your hydrosol for a toner, DIY hair care, DIY skin care, or even a homemade cleaner. Hydrosols are sometimes called floral waters.  They are made in much the same was as an essential oil, and they are actually a byproduct of making an essential oil. Where an essential oil is oil based, a hydrosol is water based.  It has similar properties to the essential oil, but it's milder and can be used in a variety of DIY recipes or on its own. Today, we are going to learn how to make a hydrosol using either fresh or dried herbs.  I'm using a steam juicer because I have one for food preservation.  I'll also show you how to make hydrosol without buying any special equipment.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Lip Balm Recipe

How to make a pumpkin spice latte lip balm recipe.  This tastes just like your favorite drink but with no calories! How many pumpkin spice lattes have you had this year?  Be honest; I won't tell anyone. What if you could get all the taste of a PSL without adding extra calories or spending much money?  W With this pumpkin spice latte lip balm recipe, you get all the smell and taste of a PSL at any time without running to the coffee shop or drinking extra calories.   This pumpkin spice latte lip balm recipe is natural and made with essential oils for the scent.  It helps heal and protect the lips.  

How to Make a Hydrosol With Essential Oils

 Learn how to make a hydrosol with essential oils.  This is a copycat recipe, and it's a quick and easy way to make a hydrosol with supplies that you already have.   I've used a lot of ingredients to make DIY bath and beauty products, including essential oils, butters, and oils. I love using herbs to make infusions.  I even use food for DIY recipes in soap, scrubs, salts, masks and more. One ingredient that I hadn't played with much until recently was hydrosols.  Part of that reason is that I tend to get my supplies from one place (Crafty Bubbles) and they don't carry hydrosols. I have to order hydrosols.  To be honest, I've been on a no buy or low buy for almost two years because my supply closet was getting out of hand. Now I've managed to get through a lot of my supplies, so I was going to order some hydrosols to experiment with. How to Make a Hydrosol With Essential Oils Hydrosols aren't cheap.  Expect to pay about $10 per hydrosol, and some are a lot mo

Homemade Peppermint Lip Balm Recipe

How to make an easy peppermint lip balm recipe. This moisturizes your lips and helps protect them from future damage from cold air. I love the cool tingle of peppermint lip balm, especially in the winter.  Peppermint essential oil is said to help heal chapped lips, so this is really a great recipe for winter.   My kids constantly lip their lips, no matter how many times I tell them that this is what causes the red, chapped lips!   This peppermint lip balm recipe helps create a barrier while it heals and protects.  I usually make a double batch of this so we can stash them all over the house for the kids.   Do your kids lose lip balm as often as mine do?  I have no idea where it goes.  It's there one day, gone the next, and back again the next day.