If you had asked me 2 years ago if I would make most of my own skin and bodycare products, I would have said “HECK NO!” I had this preconception that making my own products would be expensive, time consuming, and require science-like precision and expertise. WRONG! In my recent quest to rid my life of as many products that contain synthetic and harmful chemicals as possible, I have created some really amazing products that work for me, better than most store-bought products out there. My newest creation is this DIY Natural Moisturizing Shampoo Scented with Rosemary, Lavender, and Tea Tree Oil.
Most days of the week, you will find me doing something that will get me sweaty. Whether running, jumping at dance class, swimming, or hiking, I will get dirty and need to shower at least once a day. That means A LOT of hair washing! Commercial shampoo- even the natural stuff- was really doing a number on my hair! Stripping it of all the moisture, leaving it tangled, and leaving it brittle and split- I needed to use a REALLY moisturizing shampoo for my locks! Voila! This shampoo works WONDERS for keeping things soft, smooth, and frizz-free. The best part it is- IT TAKES MINUTES TO MAKE…. (more…)
Having an uneasy stomach is no fun and no joke. It could really ruin a good day! To aid in the minor ailment of stomach discomfort and alleviate occasional nausea, I made these DIY Natural Stomach Soothing Ginger and Lemon Drops.
DIY Natural Stomach Soothing Ginger and Lemon Drops
Ginger has been used for thousands of years support a healthy digestive system. Lemon and honey have too! WOW! Can making an all natural antispasmodic be any better? ! These babies work in no time at all to put the hop back in your step! With 4 simple ingredients, you can create these drops within minutes – minus refined sugar, artificial flavors, or other unhealthy ingredients. BONUS: These drops also work wonders on supporting a healthy respiratory system as well! Keep these on hand to support a life of health and wellness. (more…)
Summertime means “outdoor time” if you ask me! I spend as much time as possible outside- gardening, swimming, hiking, or biking. It’s all fun and games though, until someone gets a bad sunburn! I try to remember to slather on the sunscreen before heading outside, but sometimes I forget or just get caught off off guard. It really stinks to reminded of this mistake when my skin is painful or peeling from getting too much sun. I made this DIY Natural After Sun Cooling Cream to help cool things down after getting cooked. I wanted the cooling effect for my skin, minus the artificial green and blue colored gels that contain who-knows-what chemicals!!! (more…)
Does your mother already have EVERYTHING? Are you clueless about what to get her for a Mother’s Day Gift? Don’t worry! Give the gift of LOVE (and wellness) this Mother’s Day! Trust me, this is one of the BEST gifts EVER! Give your mother a Young Living Premium Starter Kit. I PROMISE YOU…. she will LOVE it! (more…)
YOGA…. it does a body good! That’s why I have recently gotten my act back together again, and am immersing myself back onto a path of wellness. I used to take hot yoga classes about 4-5 times a week. That was YEARS ago. Life happens, and I am now…. feeling it! Needing to give my mind, body, and spirit some extra love, I am reverting back into my practice once again! My body was craving the restorative movements, the warmth, the flexibility, and the peace that a vinyasa class brings. Here are some yoga essentials that I have found are SO helpful in a hot yoga class! (more…)
Ever overdo it while exercising? Ever run an ultra-marathon or hike a million miles and then become sore? Yeah, well, it is like a daily occurrence here! Tweaks, twists, and tumbles make our bodies feel soreness quite often. In my household, something between us is ALWAYS hurting. PanAway is one of the most effective blends of essential oils that aids in relieving the discomforts associated with exercise or overuse of muscles. Wintergreen, clove, helichrysum, and peppermint are the perfect blend to help soothe sore muscles. You can apply it directly to the area of concern, or use this DIY After Excersise Cream for massage and to cover larger areas. (more…)
The Holiday season is here!!!!! Need a gift idea for the person who already has everything? Want to shop from the comfort of your own couch? Here’s the perfect solution!
The Premium Starter Kit and complementary wholesale membership make great gifts!!! Here’s how……. (more…)
Give the gift of wellness and love this holiday season! A great gift for YOURSELF, or for the person who already has “everything”! Avoid crowds, lines, and the holiday shopping madness! Grab a glass of wine, sit back in your comfiest chair, and click away from the comfort of your own home to take care of your holiday shopping needs. The Young Living Premium Starter Kit is the PERFECT way to share your love! (more…)
Attention all teachers, parents, students, and travelers……. and ANYONE that wants to keep their hands free of gross “visitors” this coming season! Must I say it ?!?! Between school starting in another couple of weeks here in NY (I am a teacher) and my upcoming camping trip, I will be armed with this powerful and effective DIY Hand Cleaner to help tackle what ever may venture onto my hands. Synthetic- chemical free, natural, healthy. What more do you need? It is SUPER easy to make, it is super easy to travel with, and it WORKS! (more…)
Summer sun can be tough on your body, particularly on your scalp and skin. The trick to prevent damage is to keep these parts exfoliated and moisturized. While many of us already take care of our skin, most of us neglect our scalp, I’m thinking that most of us don’t apply sunscreen to our scalps because our hair covers most of it. However, your scalp is as susceptible to sunburn and damage as your skin. Over time, your head can get itchy and irritated due to the effects of buildup and being out in the elements. I made this DIY Scalp Scrub and Moisturizer to exfoliate and moisturize the skin on my noggin. “AHHHH,” says my head! (more…)