DIY Deodorant Creme with Litsea Essential Oil

Most of us have heard about the harsh and potentially dangerous ingredients in antiperspirants. But it can be a real  hassle to find a deodorant that is effective enough, especially if you deal with excessive perspiration. My youngest has an issue called hypohydrosis, which essentially means she sweats A LOT. And as a teen girl, Read More

DIY Hair Serum

Ready to add some shine and pizazz to your hair? I love my hair serum from doTERRA. However….I neglected to order some this month and my bottle is on E so I set out to make my own. I  read a bunch of articles about oils that are good for hair and what good carriers Read More

DIY Make up Remover Wipes

Make up remover wipes certainly are convenient but we pay for that convenience. Most make up remover wipes contain ingredients we don’t need to be putting on our skin.  And as spoonies, we especially need to reduce the harsh chemicals we are exposed to.  Our bodies certainly don’t need any help malfuntioning… Makeup removers wipes, Read More

Best Natural After-Sun Care

We all need after-sun care for our skin after a day in the sun Sometimes you sunscreen and take precautions and still end up with a little too much sun.  Many of the meds we take can make us more sensitive to the sun, so it’s important to have some safe ways to get relief. Read More

Healthy Hair with Rosemary Essential Oil

Want healthy, shiny hair again? Many people with chronic issues struggle to have healthy hair and skin.  I can be from the meds we take or the struggle of eating right or the disease itself. Obviously addressing the nutritional side is important, but I have a few other tricks up my sleeve to help as Read More

DIY Magnesium Spray Deodorant

Looking for a safer way to destink your pits? Many of of these days are  concerned about the ingredients in antiperspirants (Check out what TIME has to say about ingredients we should be concerned about) Well, I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to be sweaty and stinky either. So what’s a girl Read More

DIY Luxurious Lotion Bars

Soothe and pamper your skin with these simple lotion bars These lotion bars are so luxurious – and way simpler to make than I anticipated.  I played around with the ingredients to find a good balance.  It needed to be soft enough to act like a lotion, but firm enough to not just melt into Read More

4 Tips for Surviving the Cold

It’s currently warmer in ALASKA than it is here in North Carolina. Something is definitely wrong with this picture. So I seem to have more swelling in the humidity of summer, but more joint pain in the cold of winter.  And……Baby.It’s.Cold.Outside. While I’d love to just curl up under my heated blanket and sleep until Read More

Calming Magnesium Body Butter

 I did a little research on magnesium recently You may have read my DIY post for magnesium spray.  It was surprising to learn that many of us are deficient in magnesium. Dr. Amy Myers says, “Magnesium, which is important not only for immune function but also heart health, is a mineral most people are chronically low Read More