Category: DIY Projects

DIY Natural Tinted Lip Balm – Peppermint Flavor

This DIY Natural Tinted Lip Balm is DELICIOUS with its Peppermint Flavor! It's the perfect color, made with a few simple ingredients, & a great gift idea!Are you a lip balm addict like me? You will never find me without some on my smackers. My lips are always dry, no matter what time of year it is.  I’ve come accustomed to making my own since it is so simple, and this way I know exactly what goes in it.  I decided to make some with tint in it to spice things up!  Nothing wrong with that- right?  This DIY Natural Tinted Lip Balm is DELICIOUS with its Chocolate Peppermint Flavor! It is the perfect natural color, made with only a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your home.  Containing no synthetic or hard-to-pronounce chemicals, it’s all natural.   The recipe is based off of my DIY Natural Lip Balm recipe, so if you already use/make that- you are in for a real treat!  Even better, it beats the $8 price I pay for tube at the store!  I can make about a dozen of these babies for less than $5.

Holiday Bonus:  Nothing beats these DIY Natural Tinted Lip Balms as holiday gifts or stocking stuffers.  Make tons of people happy without breaking the bank or leaving your kitchen! 🙂  (more…)

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DIY Natural Peppermint Salt Scrub- Great Gift Idea!

Make DIY PEPPERMINT SALT SCRUB! Great for yourself or to make holiday gifts for everyone you know! Leave your skin smooth, and your senses smiling!

The holiday season is almost here! Can you believe it?  Things can get out of control FAST when it comes to the time and expense of buying gifts for friends and family. I LOVE making people happy, but I HATE the thought of fighting crowds to buy generic gifts for them.  This DIY Peppermint Scrub solves all my problems! Taking only a few minutes to make, with only a few simple ingredients in my own home, I can make a ton of this stuff with my PJ’s on.  Then, after enjoying all the extra time I will have left over, I can enjoy a relaxing peppermint scrub-down of my own in the shower before going to bed!  It’s a win-win situation.
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5 EASY Ways to Turn Showertime into Spatime, Naturally!

Who is ready enjoy a few minutes of R&R at any moment you choose?  If you answered YES, follow these 5 EASY Ways to Turn Showertime into Spatime- Naturally!   Raise your hand if you’re like me and would love to go to a spa each and every day?   I’m pretty sure everyone reading this put their hand up!  But in reality, who has the time or money to be able to spend so much time or money at a spa? I know I don’t!  With my perpetually busy schedule, I have very little time to be able to treat myself to this bliss, so I created  these 5 EASY Ways to Turn Showertime into Spatime- Naturally!  It is a way to give myself the gift of relaxation each and every day if I choose!  You don’t need to schedule an appointment, you won’t break the bank, and you can turn your shower into a spa experience, ANY TIME YOU CHOOSE!   Who’s with me?!?!?! (more…)

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DIY Lavender Vetiver Deep Sleep Balm for Restful Sleep!

Do you feel like you can't fall asleep at night?This VERY simple DIY Lavender Vetiver Deep Sleep Balm can have you snoring in no time! It is SO easy to make

Do you feel like you can’t fall asleep at night?  Wish there was something that could ease the process? What if I told you that a VERY simple DIY lavender Vetiver Deep Sleep Balm can have you snoring in no time? Well, I said it! Relax into a deep sleep with the help of some aromatherapy.  Calm your senses and count of the sheep that jump over fences FAST after applying this dreamy balm! Wake up feeling refreshed and renewed after such a good night’s sleep!

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Meet Up Monday Link Party #105

 

1-meet-up-mondayHAPPY MONDAY!   Welcome to the Meet Up Monday Link Party #105!  I hope you had a great week and it was filled with fun!  What projects have you been up to this week?  Join in with me to share and comment on the posts the love is shared and to keep this party growing!  As always, I will feature 3 posts and the most clicked post as well!  I can’t wait to see what you all have been up to! Be sure to check out and follow the Meet Up Monday Pinterest Board HERE.   SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!  The more partiers, the merrier!    Also, follow along on my  INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK, and/or TWITTER accounts to follow along with my new and exciting posts!

This link up closes Thursday night, so be sure to link up now!  (more…)

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DIY Shower Steamers- Breathe Easy and Naturally

These DIY Shower Steamers turn your shower into a soothing machine as the power of the essential oils fill the air,calm your lungs& open breathing passages. Cough, cough…. sniffle, sniffle….  I am just turning the corner and getting well again after a NASTY respiratory infection. One of the things that helped me most to get some respite and relief from the discomfort in my chest were these nifty little DIY Shower Steamers I made in minutes! Turn your shower into a soothing machine as the power of the eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils fill the air as you inhale, instantly calming your lungs and opening breathing passages.  You can buy these life-savers commercially but they are expensive and who knows what is in them.  In just a few minutes, and with only 4 ingredients I already had in my pantry, I whipped these disks up. When they are finished drying, instant relief.   (more…)

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DIY Bag “Seatbelt” Clips for the Car

Keep your bags and belongings from flying on the floor in your car with these Bag "Seatbelt" Clips for the Car. They are really easy to make!

You are driving along the road.  Suddenly, Sam the Squirrel darts across the lanes of traffic and you SLAM on your brakes to avoid squashing him! Sam is saved! Next thing you know though, the entire contents of your bag that was on the front seat is all over the floor of the car. It is inevitable that something really small that you NEED rolls under a seat and is almost impossible to retrieve.  Does this scenario sound familiar?!? I would bet that something like this has happened to almost every driver on this planet.  I know it has to me, and I have found a really simple solution.  These DIY Bag “Seatbelt” Clips for the Car take minutes to make, are simple to use, and keep your things perfectly organized and safe.  You will never have to crawl through your car on your hands and knees again!!! 
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DIY Whipped Body Cream made with Mango Butter

Slather on this Whipped Body Cream made with Mango Butter to soothe, moisturize, and nourish your skin! It is light, creamy, and SO amazing!

DIY Whipped Body Cream made with Mango Butter

If you know me, you know that I make virtually all of my own skincare and body care products. I’m a little obsessed :).  Well, I am at it again after getting my hands on some of this FABULOUS Mango Butter.   I usually use a high quality Shea butter as an ingredient in many of my DIY products.  After getting my hands of some of this LUXURIOUS mango butter, I had to give it a try in place of the Shea butter.  The result-  still AMAZING!   The major difference I found was that the Mango Butter was a bit lighter in weight than the Shea Butter, so if offered a slightly lighter feel while slathering it on.  Choices….  I love the choices I now have! 🙂  This recipe is a must try for some seriously smooth and moisturized skin!
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DIY Natural Toilet Cleaning Fizzies

Cleaning a toilet is hard work! Drop in one or two of these DIY Toilet Cleaning Fizzies and walk away! Let the fizzies do the work! Easy peasy!

Cleaning a toilet is a hard job!   Harder and more gross, are the chemicals needed to do the job! That scares me! I made these DIY Toilet Cleaning Fizzies to help do the dirty work! With 5 natural ingredients and about 15 minutes, you can have the cleanest toilets in town!  (more…)

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Back to School NATURALLY with Essential Oils

Make this school year the best school year ever ! Go Back to School NATURALLY by using these DIY products to stay healthy and be chemical free! :)

As you know, I am a teacher by day, blogger by night.  That means that in late summer, my mind starts working to prepare for the upcoming Back-to-School season and how to breeze through it NATURALLY for teachers, students, and parents alike! If you fit into this category, and you too want to have a healthy season without the use of synthetic-chemicals, you have come to the right place!  I worked hard to arm myself with several different DIY Back-to-School products using essential oils that help my classroom stay clean, fresh, and safe!  This season can be an expensive time of year when it comes to buying new supplies and equipment for school.  All of these healthy DIY Back-to-School products will save you tons of cash and take only a few minutes to make! So get smart on your health, and get moving on making this the HEALTHIEST school year ever!  Here’s how to get Back to School NATURALLY… Using Essential Oils to Stay Healthy… (more…)

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