Tuesday, April 17, 2018

diy reusable swiffer wet cloths...


We have been using this same recipe for diy swiffer mopping pads (or whatever the heck you call them! Hold on, let me google their real name.... Swiffer Disposable Wet Cloths! There you go!) for a good solid year now. And we LOVE it! Not only is it cost effective (hello, you're only paying for drops of essential oils, a few tablespoons of cleaner and white vinegar!) but it is also 100% natural! It makes making the switch from toxic to non-toxic living in our home a heck of a lot easier.

And this "recipe" couldn't be simpler either. You literally mix a super simple solution up (took me 2 minutes), drop in some old rags (or nice new ones!) and you're good to go. Just make sure you measure the rags before adding. You want them to be big enough to wrap around your Swiffer and stick in the holding holes (haha), but not so big that the rag is dragging and hanging off. Then, after you've used a rag to mop your floor, instead of throwing them away and adding to the abundance of trash in our country already, you ring out, and toss in the wash. I mean. Win central. 

Thursday, March 29, 2018

cold protocol for littles...


Friends, this cold and flu season has been pretty brutal for us. What about you guys? Since the beginning of December we have had sickness after sickness! If not my husband, my son. If not him, me. And so on. Sometimes the illnesses even overlapped. That was fun.

So here we are, just ending our third round of my son having yet another head cold. The last two (one in December and one just last month) resulted in ear infections, so honestly, I was pretty worried. I felt like I was pretty prepared each time the cold and congestion hit, but those two other rounds actually left myself feeling like I just didn't quite catch it. So here, during round three in 3 months, I think I've got this figured out. Wouldn't you know, after instilling this new and improved little guy protocol, this bout lasted WAY less and didn't end up in an ear infection like the other two!

Here's our new cold/cough/fever/head congestion protocol for littles (toddlers)!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

diy essential oil face serum...


Facial serums are so personal and really something I never paid very much attention to, until just recently. Call me naive, but I have pretty much had the same skin care routine since I was like...16. Ok, no, maybe more like mid twenties. But still! Your skin changes so much once you reach your 30's- especially your face! 

I'm going to blame it on being a brand new mom when I hit 30- then the next few years being a big fat blur because I've been trying to keep up with that role, #toddlers. I rarely, if at all, had time to stop and think, "how is my skin looking?" Just wasn't ever something that crossed my mind. 

Until a few months ago (maybe the summer of last year?) I had taken a few pictures of myself and Luke and went "OH MYLANTA MY FACE LOOKS SO DULL AND TIRED!" I mean. It was. I WAS! Always tired over here! Hahaha. But it was then that I started researching skin care health, and even more so- the face, and started playing around with a natural, essential oil heavy after shower body oils and face oils. 

Fast forward to now- I've found my favorite. At least for now, a.k.a: being in my almost mid 30's, with normal to oily skin, and having only 0.5 seconds to do much of anything in the lines of self care. This works. And it smells amazing. I look forward to taking a shower at night, and using this on my face afterwards. My own little "you did good today!!! (or maybe I didn't do so good, so here's a treat anyway) reward. It's made to brighten, tighten, and lessen the look of spots or scarring. 

Saturday, February 17, 2018

essential oil supplies...


Since I started selling dōTERRA (and even before that, now that I think of it), the most common questions I get regarding essential oils is, where to find certain supplies and resources!

I get asked these questions so frequently as a matter of fact, that I decided to make a one stop shop for all your essential oil supply needs. Now, there are as many resources and places to buy things as there are people on this beautiful earth. But, these are what I have personally used or currently use, and love and can vouch for their quality. 

And, if you're wondering, they are all found on Amazon which, lets be honest, is one of the greatest places to buy things in all the land. I can't quit Amazon. I literally order something from that dang place almost every. single. day. So if you have an Amazon Prime membership and have recently started with essential oils, you guys- these are for you!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

new business venture...


You guys! I have such exciting news!

No, we're not pregnant. 😜 I made the mistake of starting something off like that before and someone got sooooo excited that we were going to have another baby. Alas, no. No baby.

So what is it?