27 December 2020

Everything Pretty Top 10 Posts of 2020

At the end of each year, I dig into my analytics and see what my top posts for the year were.  I look at my top 10 overall and the top 10 published that year. 

The reason I do both lists is because the top 10 overall would never change.  Eight of the ten would be the same year after year!

This helps me because I like seeing what's popular.  I want to deliver content that my readers will like and use.

This year, the top 10 posts are very skewed by the pandemic and Covid.  Five of the 10 posts are posts that I created at the beginning of the supply chain disruption and lock downs so my readers could make the things that they couldn't find in the stores.  

When we heard talk of lockdowns, we headed to the store.  While everyone was grabbing hand sanitizer, bread, and cleaning supplies, we were grabbing rubbing alcohol, flour, yeast, vinegar, and liquid castile soap.  

I was so thankful for my stash of DIY supplies, including my essential oils.  But I was even more thankful for the knowledge that I have.

All these years of making DIY bath and body products and learning about essential oils and herbs definitely paid off.  When hand sanitizer and cleaning products were gone, I was able to make our own.  We barely had an interruption in our supplies.

I was also happy that I had an opportunity to share that knowledge with others through my blog and social media.  I got a lot of questions about making products, homeschooling, and homesteading questions during the spring, and it felt good to be able to help!

Everything Pretty Top 10 Posts of 2020

10.  Essential Oil Blends That Smell Like Candy

Essential oil blends that smell like candy was a fun post to write!  I like light and fun scents for my diffuser or to make wax melts or wax brittle.  I kept looking up essential oil blends, so I decided to just keep them in one post to reference for me and for my readers.  

9.  Skinny Iced Mocha Latte Recipe

Iced mochas were a bit of an obsession last summer.  Instead of stopping to get one full of calories and who knows what else, I made my own skinny iced mocha latte recipe.  

8.  Aloe Vera Hair Mask for Hair Growth

This aloe vera hair mask for hair growth was born due to the salons being shut down.  My hair needed some serious TLC, but I wanted something that I could make once and store on the shelf to quickly grab as needed.  

7.  Glow in the Dark Bath Bombs

These glow in the dark bath bombs are so fun!  I made mine tie dye, but you can make your favorite color or other theme.

6.  Hand Sanitizer Spray Recipe

When hand sanitizer became scarce, I posted my trusted hand sanitizer spray recipe.  This is an easy recipe to make, and it's great for on the go.

5.  Rose Milk Bath Tea Recipe

This rose milk bath tea recipe is perfect for Valentine's Day or any day.  It's moisturizing, so it's great for dry skin.

4.  How to Make Liquid Soap With Castile Soap

When soaps started getting scarce, I taught my readers how to make liquid soap with castile soap.  I use this recipe all the time because it saves so much money.

3.  How to Make Thieves Oil Recipe and How to Use It

Learn how to make Thieves oil recipe and how to use it for natural cleaning.  This is based on a centuries old recipe.  I use it for cleaning and diffusing.

2.  How to Make Hand Sanitizer at Home

I posted a recipe for how to make hand sanitizer at home just before Covid was a thing.  I had no idea how this would go crazy in the next few months.

1. 6 Easy DIY Hair Masks for Dry, Damaged Hair

And finally, the most popular post of 2020 was 6 easy DIY hair masks for dry, damaged hair.  With salons shut down and many people long overdue for a hair cut, I wanted to share my favorite DIY hair masks.  These are easy to make with common ingredients that people could get from the grocery store.

2020 was definitely an interesting year!  It was interesting to see how Covid and the lockdowns affected my blog traffic and top posts of the year.  

Here's to a better 2021 for everyone!

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