It was popcorn movie night last night and I decided to put a little spin on our popcorn. It was a welcomed surprise and now we’d like to share the recipe with you!
‘Tis the season! I LOVE this time of the year! And I LOVE homemade gifts to give and receive! They are special, they are heartfelt and they are one-of-a-kind.
May you enjoy these fun recipes as you create memories together in the kitchen this year.
And let’s not forget our diffusers while we’re in the holiday spirit! Spruce up the atmosphere and add a little holiday cheer with these Scents of the Season diffuser recipes.
Last but not least, here is a wonderful gift that keeps on giving. It’s where the learning and fun begin. Young Living’s Premium Starter Kit is a gift of health, of wellness, it says “I Care.” Not only that, it’s a wonderful kit equipped with all the right necessities for the DIY person who loves making their own home remedies, spa products, and more.
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May you peak around every corner of this season, taking in all the wonder and excitement. May you spread the holiday cheer, uplift someone’s spirit, and share the the joy! May you be a blessing to those around you.
The changing of the seasons ushers in cooler weather which means now is the time to begin considering ways of staying healthy, supporting our immune systems, and stocking up on the essentials. Here are a few natural options to help support the body so that it can thrive this fall with our Relieve, Support, Protect, Thrive, Cleanse, Restore and Nourish, options for you.
Enjoy the beauty of the changing seasons with confidence as you gather the tools necessary to Thrive this Fall. And as a bonus, because I love DIY projects, here is a fun lip balm recipe for you.
Blessings to you!
This recipe was a hit on our hot summer day yesterday. It was cooling, and equally refreshing. Oh, and easy to make!
~ Tanya Patterson ~
Oooooh, the hot summer days are upon us and as excited as we are to have them here, some days are just a little “too” hot. Especially during fourth of July week in TN where we visit every year. This recipe is courtesy of Stacy McDonald over at The Common Scents Mom and it has been tried, tested and approved by my active boys who love to be outside, even in the heat. I hear, “Mom, can you spray some cooling mist on me, I’m really hot?” as a common phrase around here now, instead of, “I’m hot, do I have do play outside?” 😀
Directions: Add the essential oils to the spray bottle, and fill the rest of the way with water. Shake to evenly disperse the oils and than store in refrigerator until ready to take with you. Toss into your bag and away you go. When you are ready to use, spray the back of the neck, back, and arms. Can spray forehead if careful enough to stay away from eyes. (It also helps refresh and rid that “stinky boy” smell from sweating and playing, until it’s bathtime).
~ Tanya Patterson~
I have been reading a lot on the ingredients in regular over the counter toothpaste and realizing that this is some pretty harmful stuff to our bodies.
How about no thank you, I do not want those ingredients in my body, nor in my family’s body. So I ventured out to see what recipes were out there for homemade toothpaste and here’s what I decided to make.
Directions: mix all ingredients together in a bowl using a small fork to mash it and mix it, when done it will be the consistency of thick cake icing similar to toothpaste.
Begin by adding half the essential oil and mix, try a little to taste and decide to add more or less as you go. The finished consistency is the same as store bought toothpaste.
You will need to think of a container to store your toothpaste in. Glass is best. I have switched to a small pint-size mason jar instead of the plastic container above.
Your are good to go…happy brushing!!!
This toothpaste is pennies on the dollar to make, and for my home these ingredients are already on hand, so it easier access than heading to the store to coupon for free toothpaste (as far as money, it costs about the same as the tax I pay on free toothpaste from the store BUT the health benefits are greater with the homemade option). 😀
I get the question quite often as to how we get the toothpaste out and onto our toothbrush. I buy these small wooden craft sticks from the store for $1.00 (a pkg. of 100) and we use them to scoop a little toothpaste out and onto our toothbrushes. We toss into the trash after each use.
*For information on the effects of flouride in toothpaste please visit Dr. Mercola’s site.