Tuesday, March 20, 2018

April Fools Day Food Tricks

April Fools Day is a couple weeks away! And April Fools Day is a special day in my house, because its also my son's birthday!

Last year we hosted his birthday party on April Fools Day, so we had to have a couple treats! Look at all of these yummy treats! Who doesn't love Cheetos, Tootsie Pops and Easter Candy!

Well this is all actually healthy food!!!

The Tootsie Pops are actually Broccoli - I opened the suckers and kept the wrapper. You need to also buy new sticks.

The Easter Candy is grapes, wrapped in the Easter Candy Wrappers.

The Cheetos are actually carrots. Carefully open the bags from the bottom, and add in a few baby carrots. I used a hot glue gun to VERY CAREFULLY glue them shut again. 

My kids are already dreading the treats for this years April Fools Day because they are expecting the tricks!!

Happy April Fools Day!!!!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Happy Essential Oil Blend

Who doesn't need a little happy boost ever so often! I love the combo on these oils, AND this could also be an amazing perfume. It smells so yummy!

My happy blend contains:
5 drops Lavender
5 drops Joy
5 drops Orange
5 drops Stress Away
5 drops Valor

Add it all to a 10mL roller bottle and top with your carrier oil of choice! It also helps if you use these insanely cute glass roller bottles from Root + Petal Roller Balls! I may be slightly obsessed with these roller bottles! So cute!

Friday, December 1, 2017

DIY Bath Bomb Kit Gift

I have a 12 year old niece that lately I've had a hard time buying gifts for her!! For her birthday she pretty much only received bath bombs from Lush. So for Christmas, being the DIY lover that I am I started looking for a DIY kit I could give her, where she could make her own bath bombs. But the only thing I could find was a very cheap looking toy kit with horrible reviews. So I decided I would DIY my own DIY Bath Bomb Kit!!!

First I had my very talented sister create a printable of the recipe I use for my bath bombs. To see my recipe for bath bombs and directions on making them, visit here. In my kit, I included enough ingredients to make bath bombs twice. So I included double the ingredients of what is listed on the recipe card.  Then I purchased another set of the bath bomb molds I like.

In my DIY Bath Bomb kit I included 4 samples of oils for her.  I picked Lemon, Lavender, Grapefruit and Ylang Ylang. On the recipe card I suggested combinations of oils.  I used 1/4 dram glass bottles to give her just enough of essential oil. In each dram I put about 10-12 drops. I used my Brother p-touch label maker to make the labels for these tiny bottles.

The almond oil I put in a 1oz amber glass bottle with a dropper. And the rubbing alcohol I put in a 2oz amber glass bottle with a spray top. The dry ingredients I put in small kraft colored bags. Then I added a paper label to everything.

Lastly, I put it all in a cute box with the printed directions and added a cute ribbon to the top. Just like that I have a great gift for a 12 year old Bath Bomb Lover!

My DIY Bath Bomb DIY Kit turned out a thousand times nicer than the kit I was looking at purchasing for her. I am glad I spent the time to put this together for her!

If you have any questions about Essential Oils please visit my Essential Oils page!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Immunity Booster Roll-on Essential Oil

With it being winter, who doesn't need an immunity booster in their life! 

I love this little blend of Young Living Essential Oils. Everyone in my family uses this blend and we roll it on our necks, chests and behind our ears. Since I got my tonsils taken out a year ago I have a lot of ear pain and this little blend works wonders for that, so I go through this blend rather quickly!!

For this immunity booster blend we use 
5 drops of Tea Tree
5 drops of Lemon
5 drops of Oregano 
5 drops of Purification 
5 drops of Thieves

Add all of these into a 10 mL roller bottle and top with your favorite carrier oil. I used these adorably cute Root and Petal Roller Bottles

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about Young Living Essential Oils, or visit my informational page on Young Living Essential Oils

Friday, November 24, 2017

Bath Bomb Recipe that Actually Works!

I have tried several bath bomb recipes that have not worked, but I finally have one that works and I love it!

For this one you need the following ingredients.

Baking Soda – 1 cups
 Citric Acid – 1/2 cup
 Corn Starch – 1/2 cup
 Almond Oil – 2 tsp.
 Essential Oils – 12 drops
 Coloring –4 -6 drops
 Rubbing Alcohol in a spray bottle
Bath Bomb Molds

Baking Soda, Citric Acid, Corn Starch and Almond Oil (or substitute for any other oil you have on hand) can all be found in your grocery store in the baking isle. I use Young Living Essential Oils.

The bath bomb molds I have used and like can be found here. They are nice because they include a couple different sizes. I like the metal molds for bath bombs, because they easily hold their shape and the bombs are very easy to remove.

Making these bath bombs is very simple, just make sure you mix everything well!

First combine dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

In a separate small bowl combine essential oil and almond oil. If you don't have Almond Oil on hand you can use any other carrier oil you have, including Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Sunflower Oil, etc., even Olive Oil would work fine. Again, you want to mix this well!!

Slowly mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Go slow!! And mix until no more lumps! I find a fork works well for fixing, you can push out the lumps.  Mix in coloring (if you desire) until no more lumps.
Spray in rubbing alcohol 4 to 5 sprays at a time, continually string until mixture resembles we sand. You will need several sprays of rubbing alcohol to get damp sand texture. But don't add in too much! Add it slowly, so you don't add more than you need. Again I like to use a fork, until it stats to get close to that wet sand phase, then I use my hands! This is the step in the past where I have said, oh I can just slowly pour in rubbing alcohol and it will work just fine. I think the spray is key, so you don't add too much liquid.

Looking like wet sand! It clumps together nicely, and holds the shape I form with my hand.

Fill each side of the mold with the mixture (tightly packing it) so it overflows the top.  Firmly press the two sides together, removing any excess from the sides. Let sit for a minute or two.

Lightly tap the mold with a spoon to gently release the bath bomb from the mold. Let dry over night. Finally ENJOY!!!!

What essential oil combination to use?

For these bath bombs, I wanted a relaxing bath bomb, so I used only Lavender oil.

If I wanted more of a energizing bath blend, I could have used 6 drops of grapefruit essential oil and 6 drops of lemon essential oil A calming bath with only Joy essential oil would be wonderful! Or if you are feeling congested a blend of Eucalyptus (only a few drops or it could irritate your skin) and Peppermint would be soothing!

Using this recipe, and the bath bomb molds I suggested, I only made two large and one small bath bomb. The large molds are pretty large, close to the size of a Lush Bath Bomb. This recipe is easy to double. Just double all the ingredients listed above and use 20 of your favorite essential oil blends instead of 12.

Click for more information about Young  Living Essential Oils!!!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Essential Oils, Now What? My Favorite Essential Oil Tools

When I started with Essential Oils I didn't really know where to start. I had my oils, but now what?? I have included a pretty big list of items below that I love and use frequently when mixing up and using my oils. But if you are just starting this might be seem like a lot. So if you want to start small and have no idea where to start......

If you only buy two things and the VERY basics to get started!!!
Ok its three things, but you can pick your favorite color of roller ball bottles.

Now that you used up your first ten The Root and Petal roller bottles (it didn't take me long!!!), and now that you are hooked and you need to know what to add to your collection to mix up any Essential Oil mixture, my list is below!

General Glassware
The Root and Petal bottles look so pretty but there are a lot of other options for roller bottles in the 10mL size. After roller bottles, a good 1 or 2oz bottle with a dropper is good for making your own face serums and beard oils. Small spray bottles are good for making room sprays. Larger bottles are good for making your own cleaning supplies!

Carrier Oils
This fractionated coconut oil is my favorite. It's a must for roller ball blends. The Organic Jojoba oil is great for face serums and the 3 pack of oils is great for trying different carrier oils.

Bath Bombs
Please visit my easy bath bomb recipe for more information on making your own bath bombs!

DIY Hand Soap

Label Printing

Chemical Free Cleaning

Monday, November 20, 2017

Easy Roller Bottle Labels

When I started making all of my roller ball blends, I needed to figure out an easy and cute way to label my bottles. While I have a vinyl cutting machine and for about two seconds I thought I could make super cute labels using that, (until I remembered my love hate relationship with the machine!!!) I decided that wasn't practical for labeling the bottles quickly and easily. 

Then one day I discovered this amazing little label maker the Brother P-Touch Label Maker and its not only makes very cute little labels, but I can create them so fast, without getting out my vinyl cutter. 

And the best part (besides being so cute) is that they actually stay attached to the glass bottles, even if you accidentally get a little oil on the labels. Have I mentioned I love making roller blends!

Do you want to learn more about oils? Stop on over here!