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Espresso Italiano Body Scrub June 21 2018, 0 Comments

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Essential Oils for the Face May 31 2018, 0 Comments

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Shave Oil May 10 2018, 0 Comments

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Simple Spring Hand Scrub April 13 2018, 0 Comments

 

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Sweet Orange and Ylang Ylang Body Scrub Recipe February 21 2017, 0 Comments

Make your own creamy body scrub scented with uplifting sweet orange, and calming ylang ylang.

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What you need to know about sweet orange essential oil February 07 2017, 0 Comments

A cold pressed oil from the peel of the fruit with a sweet citrus aroma. The uplifting scent is often found to be invigorating to the body and calming to the mind. Sweet orange makes a great addition to many blends providing a top note sweetness.

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Everything you need to know about bergamot essential oil. January 24 2017, 0 Comments

Bergamot is a cold-pressed oil extracted from the peel of nearly ripe-fruit. It has a sweet citrus aroma with spicy undertones. This is an aroma enjoyed by both men and women. It’s probably most recognized as the scent from Earl Grey tea.
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Make You Own Organic Hand Soap November 09 2015, 0 Comments

I love making soap, but I find it easier to use a pump style liquid soap for hand washing. This is the process that I use, which creates a moisturizing soap that is inexpensive, smells amazing and comes together quickly. 
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Make your own non-toxic hand sanitizer October 11 2015, 0 Comments

Commercial hand sanitizers contain the chemical Tricolsan which has been linked to a number of environmental health hazards. It has been found to increase breast cancer cells in vitro, negatively affect the thyroid, decrease testosterone and alter endocrine function to name a few.

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My Beauty Travel Checklist August 20 2015, 0 Comments

 

My family and I just returned from a 9 day trip down to Williamsburg and Virginia Beach, Va. When traveling with kids and staying in hotels there are a few things that I always have with me. Here is a list of the top 13 first aid and beauty items that were in my bag.

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Identify your Skin Type and Easy Recipes to Try. July 23 2015, 0 Comments

The skin covering your face is some of the thinnest and most vulnerable skin on your body. However it is exposed to the most products, toxins and environmental changes. It can be effected by environment exposure, poor diet, overloaded liver, stress, and inflammatory disorder, and genetics to name a few. It is also easily penetrable which makes it susceptible to irritation and allergies. This small patch of skin is noted for having a variety of skin types in one area. Knowing your skin type and the best product to use for it can help alleviate a number of skin issues you may be facing. 
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7 Essential Oil Myths - Part 2 June 26 2015, 0 Comments

There are many myths surrounding the use of essential oil. This 2 part serious goes over some of the most popular myths circulating around.
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7 Essential Oil Myths - Part 1 June 18 2015, 0 Comments

 

There are many myths about essential oil use floating around. As part of our series on using essential oils safely I thought I would share some of those myths and some alternative ways to use your oils. 

Myth # 1- You can't be allergic to essential oils because they are natural.

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Dilution and Carrier Oils: Using Essential Oils Safely June 03 2015, 0 Comments

This week we will dig in to dilution a bit and the different carrier oils you can use to dilute your oils.  Many times fractionated coconut oil is recommended across the board. This is not an oil I personally choose to use. I like to look at each oil for it’s properties and then choose my carrier oil based on the benefits it provides in relationship to what I am trying to achieve with my essential oils.

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Safety First. Or Maybe Not. 4 Things You Must Know. May 21 2015, 0 Comments

 

If you're already using essential oils or looking to start incorporating them into your life, you should know and be familiar with these terms. Irritant, Sensitization, Toxic and Phototoxic.

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Ditch Toxic Bug Spray with these Essential Oils May 12 2015, 0 Comments

Essential oils can be used to effectively repel insects without the use harmful chemicals such as DEET on your skin. DEET is a registered pesticide often used in many commercial bug sprays.
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What are the Characteristics of an Essential Oil? January 30 2015, 0 Comments

It seems like essential oils are everywhere these days and their popularity is growing like wildfire. Eight years ago when I started making soaps I didn't know anyone using essential oils in their daily life. In my experience they were mostly the things of hippies, spa, and the occasional soaper. Today I think most of us can think of at least one person who uses essential oils or even sells them. As the home use of essential oils increases and people are becoming more interested in natural health in lieu of conventional intervention, we see more information popping up on how to do that.

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