Monday, April 25, 2016

New items in the shop

Over the weekend, I added some new items to the online shop, so I thought that I would share some of the photos here on the blog...

While I was taking my product shots, the only things blooming in my garden, were grape hyacinth and pear branches, so they featured in a lot of the photos :)

My French lilac bushes have just started blooming, so I am happy to have something new to photograph... can buy these beautiful glass bottles at any health food store and make your own homemade hand soap, however this recipe does work best with a foaming hand pump {glass ones are available via Amazon}.  This was a quick gift that I made.  I combined it with a pretty tag and a few sprigs of French lilac right before I delivered it.  

Homemade hand soap DIY recipe:

1/4 part filter water
3/4 part unscented Castile soap
{I like Dr. Bronner's Pure Unscented Baby Castile soap}
5 - 10 drops of essential oil {depending on strength of scent you want}

The best part about making your own products, is that you know exactly what ingredients are going into them and you can be sure then that they are 100% pure and natural...nothing toxic, artificial, or harmful to your body.

For this bottle of hand soap, I used the doTERRA lemongrass essential oil.  If you are interested in learning more about my very favorite essential oils...doTERRA...please email me **HERE**

Have a great week ~


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Homemade Sugar Scrub

Happy Thursday!

I'm just popping in to share a photo from my Instagram account, something I'd like to try and start doing more of.

This is a batch of homemade sugar scrub that I made yesterday, as a gift for my sister.  It is so easy to make...

I usually start with one cup of organic sugar, and then just add oil until it reaches the consistency that I like {I like my sugar scrubs a little drier}.  I like using avocado oil for my sugar scrub, but fractionated coconut oil and jojoba oil work really well too {you want an oil that is relatively unscented}.  Then add 5 - 10 drops of your favorite essential oil and you're done!  I have been loving the combination of lavender and spearmint essential oil lately.

If you are interested in learning more about therapeutic grade essential oils, I am a Wellness Advocate for dōTERRA and I would love to send you some information on how to get the very best essential oils and also how to use them...I use mine every single day!

You can email me **HERE** if you would like more information

Wishing you health and happiness on this lovely Thursday!