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.

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. 

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!

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.

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! 

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


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! :)