I love fall!!! It is hands down my favorite season. I love the colors, pumpkins, leaves, décor, everything except maybe for Halloween (not a fan). I think I have more Fall decorations at my house then any other season. Every year I pick a new DIY Fall décor project this year it was between the following 4 Easy DIY Fall Décor Ideas . [Read more…]
I have finally switched over to unpaper towels!!! Getting rid of paper towels is not only beneficial for the environment but also your wallet. I have replaced my paper towels with three eco friendly cost saving options. I decided to put together this “How to go paper towel free” post to hopefully help your transition go a little more smoothly. [Read more…]
Don’t forget to go easy on yourself today!!!
Being the best you is important, it is also equally important to go easy on yourself. I want to apologize a few of my recent posts. I all but said you need to be perfect in your daily life to be a good homemaker. A lot of you homemakers work really hard. You just need someone to tell you its ok to take it easy. This post is for all the homemakers exhausted, struggling to keep up with daily tasks. Those just ready to just crawl into a closet hide and watch Netflix. I will literally do this when I am too overwhelmed with my day. My husband comes home and I just say they are yours, Good Bye.
Today I want to share with you the perfect homemade lotion. The world we live in today is so full of toxic chemicals not only in foods but in cosmetics. I always try to make a product myself so I know exactly what is in it. It can be tough sometimes as many DIY recipes aren’t quite up to par. Every recipe I would try would be off some how. after tweeking a few things I came up with this recipe. I hope you like it as much as me.
1/2 cup filtered, distilled, or boiled and cooled room temperature water
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/8 cup shea butter
1/8 cup grape seed oil
2 tbsp. beeswax
6 vitamin e capsles
15 drops lavender essential oil
10 drops frankinsense essential oil
you don’t have to use these specific essential oils I would recommend staying away from citrus sents as they make your skin more sensitive to the sun.
- First you want to put the shea butter, grapeseed oil, coconut oil, and beeswax in a glass container hovering over boiling water.
2. Mixing occasionally It takes about 5 min for it to melt and combine
3. Next you want to add the melted mixture to a blender or mixer and “slowly” add in the water until you get a nice consistency.
4. Add in the essential oils and the vitamin e oil from inside the capsule. Then scrape the sides and mix until combined.
5. Transfer to a glass jar with a lid. I like these short wide mouth jars because you can easily get to all the contents.
This will last me several months and it smells great!!! Do you have any DIY recipes to replace store bought items? I would love to hear about them.
If you like this recipe check out this homemade laundry soap.