Orange Peel Soap Recipe With Dried Orange Slices

Check out this easy orange peel soap recipe! I love how cute these soaps look with the dried orange slices! This citrus soap recipe is such an energizing way to start the morning! Did you know that citrus is considered an energizing essential oil? So, if you’re struggling in the morning, just grab something with […]

Lemon Poppy Seed Soap Recipe to Exfoliate Your Skin

So, if your elbows, knees, and feet need a little bit of exfoliation, you have got to check out this lemon poppy seed soap recipe! I love working in the garden but that can leave my hands and knees rough and dry. Finally, one of the best ways to smooth away dry, rough skin is […]

How to Make Homemade Spa Treatments to Relax

Homemade spa treatments can be an affordable, safe way to pamper yourself at the end of a long week.   I love treating myself to a little pampering, but I do worry about some of the ingredients in products I purchase from the store.  I hear so much about parabens, phthalates, and sodium lauryl sulfate […]

How to Get Healthy Hair With Coconut Oil

Did you know you can have healthy hair with coconut oil? Yes, you really can. Coconut oil is a miracle worker. With all of the heat styling I’ve been doing to get my hair holiday ready, I need some serious deep conditioning. While I use a regular conditioner almost every day, once a month or […]

5 Ways to Look Younger Instantly

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Alcon. All opinions are 100% mine. Did you ever wish that a genie would appear and grant you just one wish? No tricks. No gimmicks. Just one simple wish? I felt that way yesterday when I was having my daughter take some photos of […]

DIY Lavender Facial

Lately, I have been trying to be more mindful about what I bring into the house. We have a small home to begin with but I’m starting to notice a lot more clutter and disorganization than I feel comfortable with. Before I buy something, I try to really think about whether I need it or […]

Flaxseed Soap With Orange is an Easy Soap Making Project

Check out this easy flaxseed soap tutorial! Years ago, before I started blogging, I had an online craft website and sold my crafts at farmer’s markets and craft fairs. I enjoyed it for the most part but found that making large quantities of crafts all at once just wasn’t something I enjoyed. I still love […]

Madagascar Vanilla Coconut Body Scrub

The heater is running all the time now since winter is here in Vermont. I love how pretty the snow looks outside but the heater is drying the air and that is drying out my skin. My hands need some serious pampering and moisturizing.  I’ve used coconut oil in this Madagascar Vanilla Coconut Body Scrub for […]

Tips for Looking Younger | Aging Gracefully

Thank you to Olay for sponsoring today’s post. I’m 48. It happened a few weeks ago.  No, it didn’t really come as a shock. After all, 48 comes after 47. It’s a natural progression. What did come as more of a shock is that 48 is pretty darn close to 50. I’m not fond of […]

Detox Bath Recipes | Detox Bath with Ginger

Why should you detox? That’s probably the biggest question I had before I started. We put all kinds of junk into our bodies. We don’t always eat healthy, we drink too much coffee, we’re exposed to illnesses, artificial ingredients and pollutants in our every day lives. Our bodies try very hard to remove things that […]