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Lavender

Make and Break 8 – Beard Oil and Luxurious Lavender Bath Salts

This Make and Break installment features a few stocking stuffers I made last month. I'd call these a Make: Beard Oil and Luxurious Lavender Bath Salts. The other goodie in the featured picture is Moisturizing Lavender Lemongrass Spray, the recipe... Continue Reading →

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Make and Break 7 – Soothing Lip Balm

Necessity is indeed the mother of invention. Right after I made inhalers for my sweet friend Mary, I whipped up a batch of lip balm, hoping to provide some relief for my husband and myself. Disclosures and Disclaimers The wind... Continue Reading →

Make and Break 6 – Inhalers

My sweet friend Mary made my day twice when she asked if I could make her a couple of inhalers to help with alertness and sinus congestion. I love that she asked me and that she also gave me a... Continue Reading →

Oils On, Stress Off

I began using essential oils 2 1/2 years ago for seasonal support, but I discovered early on that essential oils also help my reaction to stress, and there are certain essential oil blends I use every day, sometimes more than once... Continue Reading →

Herb Your Enthusiasm 3: Preservation

It's been 3 months since I planted my first herb garden, which includes Lemongrass, Basil, Peppermint, Lavender, Rosemary and Oregano. No one is more surprised than me that the herbs are alive, growing and thriving - disproving my notions that... Continue Reading →

Herb Your Enthusiasm 2: Determined

I was so proud of myself for finally getting my herb garden started. The next night, a torrential downpour washed my pride away. I was more than a little peeved, wanting to shake my fist at the sky and questioning... Continue Reading →

Every Day Is Spa Day

I've had some 10+ hour work days recently, leaving little time for much needed pampering or relaxation.  I try not to complain, because I'm a 1099 and very much appreciate the work.  I primarily work from home.  So today, I was... Continue Reading →

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