Friday, April 5, 2019

DIY Deodorant Recipe with Essential Oils

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This DIY deodorant is the best I've ever used.  It's chemical free and works great!  Here's what you need:

 • roller ball bottle
 • 8 drops Lemon essential oil
 • 8 drops Tea Tree essential oil
 • 8 drops Thieves essential oil (by Young Living)
 • 4 drops Purification essential oil (by Young Living)
 • 1 1/2 T fractionated coconut oil
 • 1 T baking soda

Add all ingredients to the roller ball bottle and give it a good shake.  Each time you use it, you'll want to shake it up to mix in the baking soda that has settled at the bottom.

This is amazing stuff!

Thursday, April 4, 2019

DIY Under Eye Serum with Essential Oils

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This DIY Undereye Serum is super easy to make and has great benefits for that tender skin around the eyes.  Geranium essential oil tones and tightens the skin and Frankincense essential oil rejuvenates the skin.  Here's what you need:
 • 10 mL roller ball bottle
 • Geranium essential oil
 • Frankincense essential oil
 • sweet almond oil or jojoba oil

Put 10 drops of Geranium essential oil and 10 drops of Frankincense essential oil into the roller ball bottle.  Top it off with either sweet almond oil or jojoba oil.  Snap on the roller ball piece and give it a good shake.  Use the serum every night after cleansing to hydrate and depuff skin and minimize the appearance of wrinkles.

Monday, January 15, 2018

How I Store My Essential Oils

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I started using essential oils from Young Living several months ago and have amassed quite a collection.  It became necessary to figure out a way to store them, so here's what I've done that makes the oils easy to identify and keeps them all in one place.

First, I got a set of labels (specifically for Young Living oils). They are laminated for durability and are great for labeling the caps of your bottles, so you can identify them from the top.

Then I got this great case that holds 45 5-15 mL bottles in the top levels and another 14 roller bottles in the drawer. I love it!


How do you store your oils?

If you are interested in learning more about Young Living essential oils, leave a comment below or contact me through email (  You can also click HERE.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Natural Deodorant Recipe

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For quite some time, I've been looking for a natural deodorant that actually works.  Now I've found one!

This recipe is made with essential oils from Young Living and a few other basic ingredients.

Natural Deodorant Recipe

8 drops of lemon essential oil
8 drops of tea tree essential oil
8 drops of Thieves essential oil
4 drops of Purification essential oil
1 1/2 Tablespoons of liquid coconut oil 
1 Tablespoon baking soda

Put ingredients in a roller ball bottle and shake to mix.

If you're interested in learning more about essential oils, leave a comment below or contact me at You can also check out Young Living by clicking HERE.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

2018 Reading Challenge

For 2018, I'm challenging myself to read books in different genres. While my list is quite long, my intention is to read at least 12 books, but maybe more.  Here's my list, but I would encourage you to adapt it with your own interests.

2018 Reading Challenge

o   A cozy mystery

o   A classic romance

o   A classic

o   A book that became a movie

o   A book with a number in the title

o   A book about Christian living

o   A mystery or thriller

o   A book with a one-word title

o   A book of short stories

o   A book on the New York Times bestseller list

o   A book at the bottom of your T0-Be-Read pile

o   A memoir

o   A book you can finish in a day

o   A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit

o   A book in a trilogy

o   A book you loved as a kid

o   A book of poetry

o   A book you own but have never read

o   A book that takes place in your hometown/state

o   A book won on Goodreads

o   A book set during Christmas

o   A banned book

o   A book you started but never finished

o   A book about a road trip

o   A book about race or racial issues

o   A Young Adult fiction book

o   A Juvenile fiction book

o   A book with a yellow cover

o   A book with the ocean on the cover

o   A book about a hobby

o   A children’s book I own, but haven’t read

o   A book of choice

o   A book of choice

o   A book of choice

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

FabFitFun Box Spring 2017

Got my spring FabFitFun box and it has such great stuff. FabFitFun is a subscription box that comes 4 times a year for $50 a box, but the value of each box is well over $200!  If you're interested in signing up, use my REFERRAL LINK for $25 off your first box.  Let me show you what I got.

First, I got this great roundie by Gypsy 05.  It's kind of like a heavy sheet that can be used for a picnic.

I got some earrings (studs and crawlers) by LuvAJ.

This one is a Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion age defying exfoliator.

Next is this leave-in conditioning spray called Rosarco Milk by Briogeo.

This pouch has a rubber coating inside and is intended for use as a pouch for a wet bathing suit or liquid items.

This lip gloss kit by REALHER has a liquid lipstick, lip gloss, and lip liner.  Mine is pink nude.

This box by Karuna holds four hydrating face mask sheets.

And then there was a pack of two nail polishes by Deborah Lippman.

In addition to these 8 items, there were two bonus items.  The first is a container of Hair, Skin, and Nails Gummies with Biotin.

And finally, there was a card with a code for access to FabFitFun TV for free workout videos.  Cool, right?

This subscription service has been my favorite by far.  Each box has such unique, high-quality products.  Remember to click HERE for a link to get $10 off your first box.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Fortune Cookie Soap Box—Spring 2017

I love the Fortune Cookie Soap subscription service!  It comes 4 times a year for $19.99 and includes 8 products (some full size, some samples).  The products are great quality and have AMAZING fragrances.  I always appreciate the cute theme of each box and the card included that gives a detailed description of each product.

The box has a Sleeping Beauty theme (or is it Beauty and the Beast?) and all of the scents are really nice.
This bar of Fortune Cookie Soap is in Enchanted Rose and has a mix of rose, violets, and vanilla.

This hand sanitizer called Magic Mirror smells like watermelon, peach, and neroli.

This is a lip tint called Beauty and smells like tangerine and vanilla.

I LOVE the whipped cream body butter.  This one, called Bonjour, is a fragrant mix of tea leaves and lemons.

This one is a perfume oil called There's Something Sweet.  It is so fresh smelling and is described as smelling like rice flower blossoms and spring rain.

Tame the Beast is a hair detangler with a delicate scent of black cherries, patchouli, and sandlewood.

This one is a toner tablet.  You drop it into a sink of hot water, throw a towel over your head and let the steam do its work on your skin.  The fragrance, called Happily Ever After, is a mix of bergamot, mandarin oranges, and grapefruit.

Finally, is the most underwhelming of the box.  This tea light candle is suppose to smell like blackberries, tart apples, magnolia, and sugar, but quite frankly, it smells like NOTHING.  Even when burning... nothing.  Oh, well.  One miss out of 8 isn't so bad.

That's it!  Can't wait for my next box that will come in May.  Be sure to check out Fortune Cookie Soap!