5 Essential Oil DIY Recipes

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Hello, my name is Brittney, an occasional blogger. It has been a minute, but I am back...and I have some fun recipes to share with you! I have always been a fan of DIY and I have made some oily goodies lately that I just can't keep to myself.



LIP SCRUB
My lips needed a little TLC this winter. Ya feel me? I whipped up this lip scrub for myself and a few friends & it was a hit! It smells soooo good, and really helps exfoliate and soften lips. 
1 TBSP Organic Coconut Oil
1 TBSP Sugar
5 drops of Grapefruit Essential Oil
5 drops of Spearmint Essential Oil
Rub on your lips, and wipe clean with a wet rag. 

LASH SERUM
My eyelashes have never been all that impressive, but I started using this lash serum consistently and noticed a big difference in the length of my lashes! 
10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
I got these mascara tubes from Amazon and added the lavender to the tube, and top it off with castor oil. I apply it to clean lashes before bed. I love this stuff!

BATH SOAK
I have shared bath soak here before...it is such a staple in our house!
1 cup of Epsom Salt
1/2 cup of baking soda
20 drops of Peace & Calming
Store in a glass container and add a big scoop to warm bath water when needed. We love Peace and Calming, but you can use any number of oils. Lavender is another great choice.

LAUNDRY SPRAY
We kicked dryer sheets a loooooong time ago & we have been using wool dryer balls ever since. I like to make up a laundry spray to spritz all over the dryer balls before tossing them in the dryer. I add 20 drops of Wintergreen essential oil to a 2 oz spray bottle and fill it the rest of the way with water. Give it a shake before spraying it on the dryer balls, and make your clothes smell soooo fresh! 

COZY HOME DIFFUSER BOMB
When you find a diffuser blend that you love,  a diffuser bomb is the way to go! Premixing all of the oils into a single bottle makes filling the diffuser a breeze. Here is my new favorite combo. 
30 drops Vanilla
30 drops Grapefruit
15 drops Geranium 
Add all of the oils to an empty 15 ml bottle & shake! When you are ready to make your house smell yummy, just toss a few drops in your diffuser! 

Enjoy these fun little DIYs! If you don't have your oils yet, you can learn more here! 

Monday, December 14, 2020

I have a lot of "favorite Christmas traditions"...sending cards, making cookies, decorating the tree, wrapping presents. I really think that it is all of the fun combined that makes the season so festive and magical, but I REALLY do love wrapping gifts! Here are some of my favorite holiday wrapping tips. 



Wrapping Paper: I usually pick a couple different wrapping paper designs each year. I love neutrals, and almost always include brown paper every single year. Then I add in some buffalo plaid or something with pretty writing. I loved the FALALA wrapping paper from Target this year.

Name Tags: I grabbed a good selection of brown and black name tags from the Target dollar spot this year! I use black, white, and gold paint markers to write on the name tags. Again...they are pretty simple. I also use this label maker to put names on gifts. It is so easy, and I love the way that it looks. 

Finishings: I love some chunky yarn, sparkling tinsel, bakers twine, and fabric to add some dimension to my packages. They are really affordable options, and they look great layered together. I also love a beautiful velvet ribbon! In addition to being all tied up with string, I love tucking some evergreen beneath the bows or adding a jingle bell. 

Boxes: NUMBER ONE TIP...everything goes in a box! If the package isn't square on all edges, I cannot wrap it! I have no problem putting oddly shaped gifts in a box before wrapping it up, and I like how it looks under the tree. 




If you are anything like me, you might not be completely done shopping. I have been popping into some of my favorite local shops to grab some last minute gifts...and hitting up Amazon, of course. 

I know we are running out of time...but I thought I would share a couple quick gift ideas, if you are still looking to finish your shopping. 

I grabbed the kids these snowball makers. We are hoping to get some snow at some point this winter, and I know that they will put these to good use. Anytime there has been the slightest flurry, they have begged to have a snowball fight.

I love a good travel mug, and this is one of my favorites! If you are local, you can pick this up at Blackboard Mercantile! Be sure to stop in there and grab a gift or two. AND on the topic of coffee, this milk frother would be perfect for the coffee lover on your list. 

I got the kids this AirFort, and I cannot wait for them to open it! They build forts all day long...I know they are going to freak out over this. AND I just saw that they have one that looks like a barn! SO CUTE!

Cookbooks are always a great gift idea. I got this one for Dane a couple years ago, and he loved it!

Okay, that is all I've got for you...I am guessing that everyone else is done with their shopping anyway. Falalalala! I hope you are having the most magical Christmas season.

Christmas Books

Monday, November 30, 2020

Every year I add a new Christmas book to our collection & we load our shelf up with all of our holiday favorites to read again and again all season long. We have quite the collection now & I want to share some of our favorites with you! 


C H R I S T M A S    B O O K S

Together

Home Alone

A Jesus Christmas

The Wish Tree

Song of the Stars

Bear Stays Up for Christmas

Little Blue Truck's Christmas

Pick a Pine Tree

S is for Santa

These are just a few of our favorites for the holiday season. Do you have a favorite Christmas book that isn't on this list? Share it in the comments! :)