Category: DIY Projects

DIY Carrot and Cinnamon Exfoliating Facial Scrub

This DIY Carrot and Cinnamon Exfoliating Facial Scrub is the perfect way to make your skin glow. Without the use of synthetic-chemicals, you can soften and soothe skin, all the while helping to reduce the signs of fine lines and wrinkles. Many times throughout the year,  I find myself with dry and dull looking skin on my face.  Exfoliating your skin is one of the best ways to keep it looking bright and healthy. This DIY Carrot and Cinnamon Exfoliating Facial Scrub is the perfect way to make your skin glow.  Without the use of synthetic-chemicals, you can soften and soothe skin, all the while helping to reduce the signs of fine lines and wrinkles.  Who doesn’t need that???? Within minutes, you can be on your way to a beautiful face!  (more…)

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DIY Natural Shoe Deodorizers

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P-U!!!!……As many of you know, my husband Mike is a trail ultramarathoner.  After a hike or a run of his, Mike’s car can smell pretty darn rank- not to mention my house too when his shoes come inside.  He is ALWAYS running or hiking some mountain.   That means A LOT of miles run through mud, water, brush, and dirt. To combat this rather pungent problem, I made these simple DIY Shoe Deodorizers.  It took about 10 minutes to make 4 of these babies, and I am glad I did!  I used Blue Spruce and Purification Young Living Essential Oils for a scent to make the stink go away!  Thanks to these deodorizers, I can breathe in clean air in my home! Ahhhhhh….. (more…)

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DIY Summer Leg Makeover- 3 Natural Ways to get BEAUTIFUL legs

 

Follow these 3 easy steps for a DIY Summer Leg Makeover. The best part is that you make your own products in minutes and get seriously amazing looking legs!

Let’s face it ladies. The struggle is real. Getting those legs back in shape to show in the summer. Living in the northeast like I do,  my legs haven’t seen the outdoors since last October!  It’s been a long winter. Before I can even think about leg exposure, I need to give them a little bit A LOT of love. Follow these three easy steps for a DIY Summer Leg Makeover.  The best part about this makeover is that you can make your own natural products in minutes and get some seriously amazing looking legs! (more…)

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DIY Therapeutic Heat Pack

 

Treat discomfort from injuries naturally! This DIY Therapeutic Heat Pack is easy to make and uses essential oils to add therapeutic and calming effects!Are you and your family active?  Do you fight over the heating pad in your house? Well…. as normal as this may not be, this is the norm for us! 🙂

Between my husband, my dog, and myself, there is always an injury of some kind present in my household!  My husband is an ultra marathoner, so sore muscles are no stranger to him!  My dog is had 2 CCL surgeries (ACL in humans), so he gets sore sometimes after long hikes and rough playing  And me….?  Dancing, hiking, or just falling down on flat ground always leaves me with an injury to an appendage of mine!  Since we all end up fight over the use of the electric heating pad we have, I decided to make another one for us to share. This pack is extremely easy to make, incredibly inexpensive, and couple it with the use of Young Living Essential Oils  and add some pretty potent therapeutic effects!  (more…)

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Maple Syrup – Making Maple Syrup in Your Own Backyard

There's nothing more satisfying than getting sap from your trees and then boiling it into maple syrup! Here's how to make maple syrup in your own backyard!What is my FAVORITE thing to do every year (just before springtime)?  To Make Maple Syrup!!!  I literally anticipate the moment all year for the day that we tap our trees to make “liquid gold”!!!! There is nothing more satisfying than getting the sap from your trees and then boiling it into the sweet stuff that I obsess over and LOVE! One winter morning, I woke up, and said I want to make maple syrup.  Here’s how this sweet journey started…. (more…)

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DIY All Natural Lemon Sugar Lip Scrub

Has the cold winter weather made your lips chapped ? This DIY Natural Lemon Sugar Lip Scrub has restored My smackers to a healthy, smooth, and happy state.Has the cold winter weather made your lips pout with dryness or cracking?  Do they need some TLC?  Well, this winter, my lips are SCREAMING for some extra love!  The weather here in NY has been cold and dry, constantly sucking moisture out of my lips.  Making this DIY Natural Lemon Sugar Lip Scrub has saved my smackers, restoring them to a healthy, smooth, and happy state.  It is one of the best things I did to make my mouth happy!  I need to share this recipe with you…. (more…)

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DIY Natural Lip Balm *Moisturizing and Soothing*

Do you use lip balm like it's your job? This silky, smooth DIY Natural Lip Balm is moisturizing and soothing. Change that chapped pout right into a smile!

I use lip balm like it’s my job! There are always 4-5 tubes lying around between my coat pockets, nightstand, and various bags.  That is- unless I loose them. You all know the fright that occurs when you can’t find your lip balm!  :0   Store-bought natural lip balms cost about $4+ each, and that adds up!   I decided to take matters into my own hands and make my own so I would always have a stash of my DIY Natural Lip Balm on hand, while not breaking the bank!  I am SO glad that I did.  I LOVE this recipe.  I don’t see myself having to buy store-bought lip balm again! It is moisturizing, smooth, healing, and tastes great! I love that I can make it in minutes and that I can make a variety of flavors to please my smackers!  (more…)

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How to make DIY Natural Wool Dryer Balls

Be good to the Earth and good to your wallet by making these DIY Wool Dryer Balls! Easy to make, scented with Young Living Essential Oils, and inexpensive!

I feel as though I do a zillion loads of laundry a week.  Between my athlete husband’s dirty clothes, my dirty dog, and my own sweaty clothes after a workout or dance class, I find myself washing clothes almost every day. I will ONLY use all natural laundry detergents and dryer sheets because wanting to be earth-friendly and being selective about what goes on my family’s skin, is very important to me.  Let me tell you though, the cost of all natural products can add up REALLY fast! Well- I was at it again…being dexterous!   I made these DIY Wool Dryer Balls!  These dryer balls are made of merino wool, scented with 100% pure Young Living Essential Oils, and eliminate static. They contain no harmful synthetic chemicals and smell DIVINE!  Because they are reusable, they do not create trash.  It is a win-win situation for all!  If you have a few minutes, you can make these in no time at all… (more…)

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DIY Lemongrass Rosemary Salt Scrub

Pamper yourself with this DIY Lemongrass and Rosemary Salt Scrub! It takes minutes to make and will make you feel as though you just left the spa.If you could, would you go to the spa every single day?  Right!?!?!   There’s nothing like the relaxation that comes from a massage or a pampering treatment. The reality is though, going to a spa everyday is not really realistic…. {frowny-face}    What if I told you that it is incredibly easy to create a spa of your own in your home?!?!  Well that’s just what I’m going to do…. Pamper yourself with this DIY Lemongrass Rosemary Salt Scrub!  It takes minutes to make.  It will make you feel as though you just got a really expensive scrub-down at the spa.  It will leave your skin soft and moisturized. Your skin will be radiant and glowing.  The scent is divine.  All for a TINY fraction of the cost of what you would spend at a fancy spa.  Are you ready to be pampered?… (more…)

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Ways to Keep Skin Hydrated and Healthy {during cold winter weather}

Your face is always being battered by the environment. Here are tips to revive, moisturize, and protect your face to allow it to show its healthy glow!

Ways to Keep Skin Hydrated and Healthy {during cold winter weather}

Protecting your skin from the elements can be quite tricky. Whether it’s the heat and sun of summer, or the cold and wind of winter, your face is always being battered by the environment. Often times the skin on your face can look dry, dull, and even gray. Here are some tips to revive, moisturize, and protect the skin on your face to allow it to show its healthy glow.   (more…)

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