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Warm Home DIY Diffuser Blend

It’s one of those mornings… you can just feel the cold radiating from down below the house… makes you wish for those heated floors the HGTV channel shows all the time on their home renovations. This morning, I sat snuggled up with my boys on the couch with our toes tucked in tight under an …

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Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again… that time of year to be on the hunt for the next best gift to give a loved one. But what do you buy someone who already seems to have everything? Chances are if you’re on our site, you’re looking for something to appeal to someone who enjoys the …

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Moving day? Stressed out? This will help!

Moving. You would think someone who has spent most her life moving would have a system to help keep things organized and keep the stress minimal. While enlisted in the Navy, I picked up even more efficient systems for moving. Then… I married a military man and our moves became much more complicated. We are …

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Remove Toxins From Your Makeup & Skin Care

Makeup. Face wash. Soap. Lotion. Exfoliators. Makeup remover. Acne treatments. Sunscreen. Moisturizer. Serums. What do they all have in common? Extremely loose regulations with little government oversight that allow companies to use many toxic ingredients and ingredients without safety data while manufacturing your makeup and skin care. Federal law regulating the cosmetic industry spans a …

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Remove Toxins from Your Perfume or Cologne

Perfume and cologne are everywhere. From sprays to lotions to cosmetics to roll on bottles, everything in the personal care market seems to have fragrance. And why not? Everyone loves to smell good and use products that smell good (at least everyone who I’ve ever met). But what exactly is in that fragrant “smell-good?” What …

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Is Your Laundry Toxic?

Our laundry. Washing it should make us feel clean and fresh to start a new day or bring about happiness when we snuggle up in some fresh linens while reading a good book or watching a movie. That warm and fuzzy feeling that comes from donning clean clothes and linens should not be a mind …

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Remove Toxins From Your Kitchen

In my last post I wrote a brief introduction about toxins in the home. Unless you have begun learning how to navigate ingredients lists (and the lack thereof), chances are there are toxins in your home that are preventing you from maximizing your wellness. Through this series, I’m hoping to make the process of identifying …

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Is Your Home Toxic?

If you purchase your cleaning and personal care products from the local or chain department or drug store and don’t pay attention to the ingredients label and what each item is and what those individual and mixed items can do to your body, chances are, you have a toxic home. Although your body is incredible …

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are candles safe

Before you buy another candle… Are candles safe?

It’s that time of year again. The air is becoming crisper with less humidity. The leaves on the trees are starting to change colors. It’s still warm enough to garden, but not hot enough to warrant running through a sprinkler or spending the day in the pool to keep cool. The days are shorter, enabling …

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Control Bathroom Smells

Bathroom adventures can be quite embarrassing, especially when you’re not the only one home. Knock out the embarrassment by controlling toilet smells. I previously wrote about surviving your in-laws, where I mentioned needing to diffuse some Purification essential oil blend to keep from routinely walking through a brick wall of stench brought to us by …

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Make sure you're using essential oils safely to avoid any unintended reactions or problems. Diffusing is no different.

Diffusing Essentail Oils Safely

Using essential oils safely is an important topic to cover. Essential oils are highly concentrated and need to be handled with care, even when just diffusing essential oils. Diffusing essential oils is where you add oils to a diffuser. There are many types of diffusers. Some use tap water, some use distilled water, and some …

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Restore Smelly Flat Towels with this DIY Towel Refresh

Don’t you just hate it when your towels start to get a bit funky? You wash them, but something just doesn’t feel or smell right. You have two options: turn them into rags and go buy new ones… or restore those tired towels for more use. Thankfully, you don’t need to spend that extra expense …

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DIY Wood Cleaner and Polish Recipe

What could be worse than the sneezing rampage as you dust your furniture? That dust poofs up and achoo! It never seems to end. And forget leaving the windows open in the spring, during the pollen-apocalypse that just coats every surface in an endless cycle of constant dust and sneeze frenzy that never seems to …

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Essential oils require special care. Learn more about what is required to store your essential oils, and check out our ideas on how to store them with boxes, cases, shelves, wall hangings, and counter top displays.

How To Care For And Store Essential Oils

Essential oils, like most volatile liquids, need to be stored appropriately to ensure they maintain their therapeutic qualities. Preserving your precious essential oils requires a few simple steps. First lets talk a bit about the four basic categories your oils fall into. Each oil category has slightly different requirements for storage. Pure steam distilled single oils …

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You expect your clothes to be clean after doing laundry... but if you're using the wrong detergents, all you're doing is soaking your clothes in additional toxic chemicals

Laundry With Essential Oils

Laundry. You mean to clean your clothes, but thanks to substandard labeling laws, all you’re really doing is swishing your dirty clothes in a vat of warm water and toxic chemicals. It was quite the disturbing experience to dig into the toxic chemicals I draped over my body that don’t rinse out of clothes during the …

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