Sunday, October 26, 2014

Peppermint Cinnamon Body Butter

Get ready to blow your friends and family away with your mad DIY skills. This recipe smells very much like my Peppermint Chocolate Bark and quite frankly--- you will just want to roll around in this stuff. Or maybe it's just me...

But probably not. :)

#DIY Peppermint Cinnamon body butter is the perfect #DIYgift for #christmas

This mixture is just beautiful-- it's got hints of chocolate, peppermint, cinnamon and almond which all screams the Holidays to me. I'm more than happy with how it turned out and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bad Breath Busting Biscuit for your Dog (Grain Free)

I have a confession.

My dog likes to eat horrible things like vomit. It's so gross!!! He doesn't care if it's his own or the cat's upchunkings but he wants it. BAD. Needless to say his breath is less than desirable at time.

That's why I created the Puppy Peppermint Bad Breathe Biscuits. They are even grain-free for your paleo or gluten sensitive pup and it helps to clean his teeth and freshen his breath. Not to mention he goes crazy over them!

Bad Breath busting biscuits for dogs using peppermint essential oil

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

How to use the Thieves Premium Starter Kit

You may or may not know that I'm totally obsessed with Thieves essential oil. It's this amazing blend that smells like Gingerbread cookies and Christmas in a bottle. And there is a bonus!! This is a home detox kit in a box!

Everything you need to really kick chemicals to the curb in one place! How sweet is that?!

#Thieves Premium Starter Kit from #YoungLiving
I forgot to take a picture with the Thieves 15 ml bottle! Ooops!!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Homemade Chocolate Peppermint Lip Gloss

This year is a DIY Christmas! I'm really excited because I have a lot of great things planned, but I thought I'd start making gifts early so I don't get too overwhelmed as we get closer to the holiday season.

Easy homemade chocolate peppermint lip gloss for #christmas #diy #gifts.

My first project is a super easy homemade lip gloss. Of course, the flavors have a holiday feel, but it is very easy to substitute other flavors for different seasons. Lavender and Coconut are one of my favorites for when it starts to warm up while Peppermint/Grapefruit is perfect for summer. For fall, you have to try Cinnamon Orange! Yuuuum!!!!

My friend Joanne made a Peppermint Chocolate Lip Balm for her family and friends which was a huge hit! She inspired me to create a very simple recipe to share with you, but by request I made a lip gloss instead of a lip balm. I hope you enjoy it!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Easy Homemade DIY Face Wash for Any Skin Type

Over the last few years I've changed my skin care routine from prescription meds, expensive face creams, and spa treatments to simple DIYs and the results have been amazing! I wanted to scream from the rooftop when DIYs gave me better skin at a fraction of the price of what I was spending.

I absolutely love this DIY face wash and I'm going to share my recipe, but since we all have different skin types I wanted to talk to you briefly about different ingredients that can be used. It's so important to find what works for each of us as an individual so feel free to mix and match until you find your perfect combination.

Building A DIY Face Wash
When constructing a face wash, a base is important. There are lots to choose from such as raw honey, rose water, yogurt, aloe vera, apple cider vinegar, castile soap and more. The base will make up the majority of the face wash so it's important to find the one that works best for your skin type.


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