Have you ever wondered if you can use essential oils for chickens? The answer is yes! We use essential oils to repel insects, soothe injuries, and support healthy immune function for our laying hens. Here’s a list of our favorite essential oils for chickens.Read More
When I say Essential Oils for Spring, what I really mean is Essential Oils for Itchy Eyes and Drippy Noses and Wheezy Lungs.
- Do you feel miserable when pollen fills the air each spring?
- Do you wish you could wear a tissue box on your head for easy access?
- Do your eyes itch and water and drip when you go outside?
- Does your nose run like a faucet when you smell freshly mown grass?
Do you want to diffuse essential oils more consistently, but can’t seem to remember to start the diffuser? Yep, me too.
When I decided to prioritize daily diffusing at my house, the first step was to identify the obstacles keeping us from using our diffusers more consistently. Once I figured out Read More
Looking for one handy list of all kinds of yummy Holiday Diffuser blends?
Today’s your lucky day! Stash this free printable list of 40 Holiday Diffuser Blends near your diffuser, and be ready to enjoy the scents of the season at a moment’s notice.Read More
Skip the toxins! Instead, use essential oils to give your home a cozy aroma with these fall diffuser blends.
Did you know that most scented candles, plug ins and room sprays actually polute the air of your home? It’s true. When you burn a scented candle, it adds known toxins to the air your family breathes. You can read more about that here. Cozy, right?
Essential oils, on the other hand, do more than make your house smell like Apple Pie, Autumn Leaves, or Gingersnaps. When diffused into the air, essential oils actually cleanse and purify the air.
AND when essential oils are inhaled from the air, they provide Read More
This one goes out to my fellow anxious flyers…
I’ve been a lot of places, y’all. In my younger days, I visited more countries than I can count. I lived in Texas for almost ten years, flying home to the northeast on a regular basis. Travel was my jam. I loved adventures!
About seven years ago, around the time we moved from Texas to northern Virginia (and also, interestingly, around the time when my thyroid function was headed downhill), I began to develop anxiety on airplanes.Read More
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If you’ve used essential oils for any length of time, you’re probably aware of all the gadgets and gizmos available for us oily fanatics…
Want to know which essential oil tools are, well, essential? Check out this list of my top 10 essential oil tools, in no particular order…
Want to know a secret?
I don’t floss my teeth.
A friend once shared that every time he goes to the dentist, they tell him he should floss his teeth every day. His response? “Okay.”
Every time they tell him, and every time he does nothing about it.
I feel the same way! I know I should floss my teeth, but it’s just one of those things I’ve never worked into my routine. As a busy mom of three, it often feels like a good day if my teeth get brushed at all, let alone flossed.
I do know that good oral health is super important for overall health. And, especially in light of my root canal dilemma, I’ve been looking for an easy way to support my teeth and gums.
This mouthwash with essential oils is just the ticket! Here’s why I love it:Read More
UPDATE: Y’all, I love this perfect sugar scrub so much that I’ve improved it even more…and I made a little video to tell you all about it! Guess what: My new and improved scrub recipe is super scoopable! Insert happy dance.
Everyone loves a good sugar scrub.
Even nine-year-old boys, apparently. Older Bro has completely taken over any and all jars of sugar scrub placed in our shared upstairs bathroom. I guess boys like a little pampering, too!
Sugar Scrub is a fantastic trick to keep up your sleeve.
- Last minute gift for mom, teachers, a friend? Sugar Scrub.
- Rough, dry skin on your hands or feet? Sugar Scrub.
- Grubby, dirty gardener’s hands? Sugar Scrub.
- Paint all over your hands after a painting project? Sugar Scrub.
- Grease or sap or other hard-to-remove gunk on those hands? Sugar Scrub.
You know what the best part is? It’s so easy to make.