Self-Care Action Plan for the Holidays

The next few days are ones that can be filled with highs and lows. While the holidays are an exciting time, many of us also feel tired, lonely, overwhelmed, and/or stressed.⁣ A few things to that might help you stay sane this week:⁣ #1 – Breathe I know it sounds so simple! But just taking a minute to pause and take a deep breathe can do wonders!⁣ #2 – Move Your Body This may not be the time to hit the gym (or maybe it is, depending on your situation), but finding a way to move your body this week...
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Peppermint & Rosemary Foot Soak Recipe

Peppermint & Rosemary Foot Soak Recipe As you head into the weekend, why not take some time for a foot soak? You can test out this recipe then make some more for a Christmas gift. It's a great way to give those feet a rest and relax for a few minutes. Ingredients – ⅔ cup Epsom Salt – ⅓ cup baking soda – 10 drops peppermint essential oil – 3 drops Rosemary essential oil – 1 teaspoon avocado or sweet almond oil Method Place oil and essential oils in the bottom of a mixing bowl and stir until well combined...
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10 Natural Body Care Products Anyone Can Make!

These quick and easy recipes for natural body care products use simple ingredients that nourish the skin. Great for personal use and make excellent gifts. One of my greatest joys is showing people how easy it is to make natural body care products at home. I think many are under the impression that is is complicated or time consuming to create personal care products, but it's not! (Well, it could be, I suppose, but it's certainly not necessary!). In today's post you'll find 10 easy (and natural) body care products anyone can make. Most of these can be made in...
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Made with Love Labels for Handmade Gifts

Adorning handmade gifts with pretty labels is the perfect way to finish them with style. I tend to handwrite labels most of the time, but they don't always look the best. So it's always nice to find some printable-labels for handmade gifts that are beautiful, but still generic enough to be used for various types of DIY projects and presents. These Made with Love labels fit the bill and work well for just about any type of homemade gift. I'm not overly talented when it comes to designing labels, so I asked my friend Tabitha Emma to design some for us. I love...
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How to Make Lotion Bars (A Simple Lotion Bar Recipe)

Simple Homemade Lotion Bars
I've given lotion bars as gifts for a few years now. They are usually a big hit! One reason I love to give lotion bars is that they are unique. Most people have not used a lotion bar before. It's a treat to introduce them to something I enjoy using so much. Lotion bars are excellent moisturizers and are very simple to make. Once I had the idea to give lotion bars as gifts less than an hour before a large group of people showed up at my house. I was able to whip them up and have a batch...
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Healthy Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals

Every time Black Friday/Cyber Monday rolls around, I love to dig in and see what natural and healthy deals can be found.  Below I've listed the best offers I've discovered and will continue to add to them over the weekend. There are so many wonderful deals to help you life a healthy lifestyle!  Even though many overlap, I've tried categorize them to make it easier to find what you need. SELf CARE + Lifestyle   Inside this bundle, you’ll learn how to: Create a self-care plan you’ll actually stick with Improve your strength, flexibility, balance, and energy Heal acne once...
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How to Choose the Best Probiotic Supplement

If you've ever wondered how to choose the best probiotic, we've got some suggestions for you! The world has gone a little crazy for probiotics. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but with so many claiming to provide probiotics in a myriad of ways (foods, beverages, cleaners, skincare, mattresses, pillows! – Yes, probiotic pillows are a thing!) it can get really complicated and confusing.  In this article we examine what probiotics actually are and discuss how to ensure you're getting quality probiotics when purchasing them. First things first, what are probiotics? The official definition, coined by a 2001 UN/WHO...
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How to Make Infused Honey

Infused honey is a delightful gift for the holiday season. There are many possible variations, all of which are fairly easy to prepare. Use it in tea, on toast or muffins, and even as a sore-throat soother (and is some cases, a facial wash—no I'm not kidding about that!).    Below you'll find four infused honey recipes. Each one is lovely on its own, but together they make a fun gift set.    I used a different variety of honey for each recipe, attempting to pair the flavor of the honey with honeys, each with complimentary herbs and spices. Each...
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Buckaroo Organics Skincare Review

I've already shared my love of Buckaroo's laundry soap and essential oils, but did you know there's a whole line of Buckaroo Organics Skincare items too? Buckaroo sent me a few skincare items to try, and I am excited to share them with you. Especially the body butter! It is amazing! Why I love Buckaroo Organics Skincare  I love this family-owned company because of their dedication to creating safe and natural products that make a difference. They work hard to make products that 100% organic and everything they make is extremely useful in daily life.  It's important we vote with...
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