Using Plants to Clean the Air in Your Home

Using Plants to Detoxify Your Home | aDelightfulHome.com
In 5 ways to detoxify your home and body we briefly discussed on the topic of using plants to clean the air in your home. Today I'm diving in a little deeper . . . Most of us spend a lot of time indoors these days. While our home may feel clean and cozy, it’s important to consider the quality of the air we breathe. There are many reasons the air in our home may not be optimal. Here are a few: Our home has poor ventilation Synthetic materials such as furniture, carpet, and paint emit chemicals into the air....
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Quick and Easy Elderberry Gummies Recipe

If you have a hard time getting the kids (or yourself) to take elderberry syrup or perhaps you just want to add some variety to your elderberry routine, try this simple elderberry gummie recipe. Besides boosting the immune system, these elderberry gummies are also great for the gut because of the beef gelatin that is included. They aren't just for immune-boosting purposes, these homemade elderberry gummies can even pass as a sweet treat or small dessert! The base for this elderberry gummy recipe is elderberry syrup. I use homemade elderberry syrup, which is super easy to make. Find the elderberry syrup...
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How to Use Geranium Essential Oil

Geranium essential oil has a rose-like aroma with herbaceous undertones and a touch of citrus. Why is Geranium Recommended for Rose-Themed Products? Geranium is often suggested as a substitute for Rose essential oil. Why? First: the rose-like scent.  Geranium's rosy aroma is a good replacement for rose essential oil in rose-themed natural body care products. It's not exactly the same, but similar enough to work. Second: Cost It is far less expensive than Rose Essential Oil. To give you an idea of the difference in pricing, .5 ounces of Bulgarian Rose Essential Oil is currently $677.50 on Mountain Rose Herbs whereas .5 ounces...
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Homemade Dryer Balls

Dryer balls are a great addition to your natural laundry routine. They help laundry dry faster and cut down on static. The best dryer balls are made from wool as it absorbs water very well. Dryer balls are readily available for purchase, but have you ever thought about making your own? It’s pretty easy and kind of fun, a little relaxing too, but it should be noted that homemade dryer balls aren’t significantly cheaper than buying ready-made dryer balls, so it may not be a money-saving project. However, for the die-hard DIYer, homemade dryer balls are a truly satisfying project....
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Herbal Remedies Notebook

A few weeks ago I share how to create a home remedies notebook in a live video on Facebook and Instagram. This was my hand-written method, but I thought it would be fun to make a printable version so you could print it out and make your own home remedies notebook in a matter of minutes. Click here to download the notebook and print it out. Read on to learn how to use it. See my Facebook video below: P.S. The Fresh Start Program I mention in the video is now closed. But you can get on the waitlist for the next round here....
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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 Bath Bombs

Watching a bath bomb fizz is one of life’s simple pleasures. It’s fun to toss it in the bathtub and watch the bubbles begin to sizzle until the bath bomb is completely dissolved. There’s something magical about it. While you’ll easily find bath bombs available in stores, many contain dyes and fragrances that should be avoided. Not to be too dramatic about it., but knowing you are soaking in stuff that’s not good for you kind of ruins the relaxing bath experience. The great thing is, bath bombs are easy to make with natural ingredients. There are a few important...
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How to know if you have Diastasis Recti? (And what to do about it)

Has anyone ever congratulated you on your pregnancy, except you weren't pregnant? It happened to me!  Do you feel self-conscious about your belly? I do! Would you like to change that? If so, hang with me. I've finally decided it's time to do something about my mommy tummy! I know the shape of my belly does not define me, nor does it increase (or decrease my value as a human bring. But, I also know that I feel better when I'm in good shape. And feeling better improves many other areas of life. For a long time I thought I just had the...
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DIY Cinnamon Spice Body Scrub

This homemade body scrub smells just like fall. I hop back and forth between calling it Cinnamon-Spice body scrub and Holiday Spice body scrub! If you have a well-stocked spice cabinet, you can whip up this sweetly spiced body scrub in a matter of minutes. I love the ratio of spices in this recipe, but to tell you the truth, if you don't have all the spices, substitute 1-2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice for a similar scent. Since this scrub contains cinnamon it's important to note that it may not be suitable for those with sensitive skin or for pregnant...
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