This mint chocolate chip dairy free ice cream is a family favorite at the Yankee Homestead. If you keep the ingredients in stock, it’s easy to whip up in the blender and add to the ice cream maker at the start of dinner. By the time dinner is over, there’s a delicious frozen treat ready for dessert!Read More
A personal wellness goal for myself over the past year has been to diffuse essential oils more regularly.
We definitely run our diffusers when immune systems need a little extra support, but I’m trying to get into the habit of diffusing essential oils on a daily basis–for energy, concentration, stress reduction, seasonal scents, and more. Plus, I understand that inhaling essential oils is actually one of the most effective ways to reap their benefits.
Check out a few of my favorite diffuser recipes here: Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes.
But guess what: although I highly recommend Read More
Any time my throat starts to feel a little irritated, I use this simple Essential Oil Gargle Recipe for Irritated Throats. I swear by it!Read More
I’m a big fan of handmade gifts! The useful kind, not the tacky hand crocheted sweater or macrame wall hanging kind.
I’ve rounded up 17 of my favorite DIY Essential Oil Gifts, plus a few bonus gifts that don’t require essential oils. Cost effective, simple to make, and completely safe and nontoxic, these gifts can apply to almost anyone on your list. Perfect for Christmas, birthdays, teachers, coaches, neighbors, friends, and more!Read More
Did you know that essential oils can be used to keep apples from browning? It’s true!
Before I stopped buying juice, I often usedRead More
We’re headed into a time of year when it’s really important to support the immune system. This Immune Support Roller Blend is a great way to do that! I keep several rollers of this blend filled up and ready to go at all times. Read More
With the school year in full swing, I’m sure we could all benefit from a little more focus, memory and concentration, right?
Did you know that simply inhaling the scent of certain pure essential oils can help to reduce stress and increase memory, alertness and concentration? Read More
I’m popping in from my summer break to let you know about a fantastic offer, just in time for outdoor Labor Day activities, fall camp outs and maybe that one last trip to the beach…
Made On Skin Care, one of my very favorite sources of nontoxic personal care products, is offering Yankee Homestead readers a free bug block lotion stick through midnight on Thursday, August 27th.Read More
Did you have a chance to catch the oily expert presentations during the Essential Oils Revolution a few weeks ago?
Knowing I wouldn’t be able to listen in on every presentation on my list, I pre-purchased the entire event at the special early bird rate and am gradually working my way through the talks while working in the kitchen.
If you missed the event, don’t despair! Read More