Thieves Balm Recipe
esssential oils Jennifer Phillips

Thieves Balm Recipe

Shield Blend Essential Oil a.k.a Thieves is my most used essential oil in the colder seasons. I find it incredibly helpful for detoxing the air, warding off airborne viruses and bacteria as well as soothing throat pain. I don’t hear many essential oil enthusiast talk about it’s ability to be applied to the throat and ease discomfort so I thought it was…

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February 22, 2021
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DIY Green Tea Balm
DIY Skin Care Jennifer Phillips

DIY Green Tea Balm

Sometimes I make balms just to experiment with color. Sometimes they turn out to be just another balm I’ll eventually slather on my skin to try to heal the dryness. However, there are a few recipes that turn out to be quite enjoyable, beneficial and pretty. This DIY Green Tea balm turned out to be what I’ve been using on everything from my…

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January 7, 2021
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DIY Pit Wipes-Freshen up Underarms with One Swipe!
Body Care Jennifer Phillips

DIY Pit Wipes-Freshen up Underarms with One …

I’ve not worn deodorant for many years now. Most people gasp at this but as most of you already know, deodorant is one of the most toxic daily products we can use. Not only do most deodorants contain ingredients that are harmful to our body, the concept of deodorant is harmful as well. Making DIY Pit Wipes are a quick and effective…

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August 19, 2020
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Essential Oil Conversions and Dilutions
esssential oils Jennifer Phillips

Essential Oil Conversions and Dilutions

Essential oils have become part of many of our everyday lives.  Especially those of us who love to make our own beauty products.  I know I’m not the only one that enjoys concocting recipes and am constantly looking in random places for different conversions and such.  I wanted to give you a place to find drop conversions as well as an essential…

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October 3, 2019
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DIY Thieves Blend
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DIY Thieves Blend

I can not get through the fall/winter season without several bottles of my Thieves blend recipe. Thieves is a blend of essential oils that every oil company offers. If I don’t make my own, I buy THIS version called Shield. Other oil comapnies call their blend, On Guard, Nature’s Shield and Fighting 5 just to name a few.   If you don’t know…

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September 24, 2019
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DIY Calamine Lotion
DIY Skin Care Jennifer Phillips

DIY Calamine Lotion

It’s finally spring again and I couldn’t be happier!  This winter felt longer, colder and more desolate then usual.  As I write this, I am enjoying my green view with the windows open and the birds singing!  However, all this new beauty and warmer temps inevitably bring the “itchies”.  So much of nature, while beautiful, can cause skin reactions.  Rashes and bug…

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May 3, 2019
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Allergy Relief with Essential Oils
esssential oils Jennifer Phillips

Allergy Relief with Essential Oils

Every year, exactly at this time, I write a post exploring natural options for relieving outdoor seasonal allergies.  Why?  Because I can’t breath and I’m miserable!  I have picked up a couple remedies over the years that make a difference but the congestion, inflammation and drowsiness persists. This year I’m exploring essential oils for allergies. As I sit here, the wind is…

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March 15, 2019
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Pregnancy and Essential Oils…
esssential oils Jennifer Phillips

Pregnancy and Essential Oils…

I get so many questions about pregnancy and essential oils.  I think this is a personal decision and in no way claim to be qualified to tell you one way or another but I can tell you I used essential oils throughout both my pregnancies and was always looking for a guide of essential oils to avoid during pregnancy. I slathered Gentle…

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January 23, 2019
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DIY or BUY Vapor Rub & Healing Salve…
DIY Skin Care Jennifer Phillips

DIY or BUY Vapor Rub & Healing Salve…

The count down to Christmas is officially here!  I thought I’d drop in for one last DIY or BUY for my Neosporin and Vapor Rub alternatives!  I offer both in my Etsy shop but I also have the recipes on my blog!  Both are older posts from when I first started blogging and have turned out to be two DIY products I…

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December 17, 2018
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DIY Essential Oil Jewelry
esssential oils Jennifer Phillips

DIY Essential Oil Jewelry

Many of us could use the calming or energizing benefits of essential all day long and a DIY essential oil jewelry tutorial is just what is needed to make that happen!  Essential oil jewelry is an easy way to enjoy the benefits of essential oils when you’re away from your diffuser!  You make essential oil jewelry with lava stones which are porous…

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December 4, 2018
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