• DIY Natural Lotion - simple to make
    ESSENTIAL OILS,  NATURAL BEAUTY,  WELLNESS

    DIY Moisturizing Natural Lotion

    This winter is like every other Saskatchewan winter – cold and dry. We have spells of -40 weather and the furnace is running constantly, sucking all potential moisture out of our home and leaving our skin dry and itchy. It doesn’t help that we have a problem with dry skin to begin, Raeca has a long struggle with dry skin and eczema and Ephraim’s beautiful African skin needs a lot of moisturizing. So, I’ve been experimenting with some different lotions and have come up with one that we love! I originally intended to make a body butter but it turned out more lotion-y and that ended up being a pleasant…

  • The Best Headache Essential Oil Blend - perfect for roller bottles
    ESSENTIAL OILS,  WELLNESS

    The Miracle Essential Oil Blend – Great for Headaches!

    I got my first essential oils three years ago. I was a total skeptic but my theory was “it doesn’t hurt to try!” Now, three years later I think I can finally put myself in the fully convinced category. Let me start off by saying that I’m not loyal to one oil company. I’ve had three companies that I’ve purchased from since the beginning and I still like all of their oils.     I purchased some roller bottles awhile ago and have been creating my own blends and wanted to share a few of them here over the next while. If you are looking to buy some roller bottles I’d…

  • Things I No Longer Buy Resulting in Cheaper, Greener Living
    LIVING,  NATURAL HOME,  SIMPLE LIVING,  WELLNESS

    Things I No Longer Buy – Resulting in Cheaper, Greener Living

      Two sidenotes before we begin: One: This post is going to sound like it was sponsored by Norwex, it’s not. I just seriously love their stuff. I’ve actually thought about selling their products because I’m constantly raving about them but for right now I’ll just continue sounding like a spokesperson for the company. Two: I wrote a post with this title two years ago but a number of things have changed so instead of just updating the old post I decided to write a completely new one. Over the last five years or so I’ve really been making an effort to live a life of less, I don’t think…

  • ESSENTIAL OILS,  WELLNESS

    Saje Wellness – Pocket Pharmacy Review

    Like all my essential oil posts, I’m not getting paid or compensated to talk about certain oils or companies, I’m just as girl who started out a little skeptical about essential oils and thought I’d share my journey for any others out there that may feel the same way. You can read my previous posts about essential oils here. Two weeks ago I went to a seminar at Saje given by the co-founder of the company, Jean-Pierre. It was a very informative seminar, not because he really told us anything about essential oils that I hadn’t already heard or known but I found it so very interesting to hear his personal…

  • ESSENTIAL OILS,  WELLNESS

    My Favorite Essential Oils & Ways I Like to Use Them

    It’s been over a month now since I’ve received the bulk of my essential oils and I thought I’d share a few of my favorite ways I’ve been using them. Since I got a little overwhelmed at the number of oils I have I decided to just start using a few of them for now and once I know the uses for those ones I’ll look into using some of the other ones. Essential oils are usually diluted with a carrier oil because they are so potent on their own. For the most part I dilute the oils in coconut oil (I just melt the coconut oil and then add…

  • ESSENTIAL OILS,  NATURAL HOME,  WELLNESS

    Thieves Oil Foaming Hand Soap

    Lately I’ve been experimenting with all sorts of essential oil recipes, some having been working (like this soap recipe and an awesome tub scrub -recipe coming soon!) and others not so much (like diy shampoo, can we say greasy much?). I’m excited to share this thieves oil foaming soap recipe because it’s one I’ve been loving lately. Thieves oil is said to kill germs so that’s why it’s the oil of choice for soap. Thieves Oil Foaming Hand Soap Items Needed: empty foam soap dispenser (I just used one from Bath & Body Works that I had finished up) 1 cup water 2 tbsp Castile soap 1/4 tsp carrier oil…