Monday, January 7, 2019

Mom’s Beard Oil

OK, so my son asked me for beard oil for Christmas last month and had a specific product line he usually bought from. I looked high and low and finally came to the conclusion that they no longer made it in the specific scent that he requested. So, I went on a mission to make him my own version. It’s safe, all natural and with essential oils. He LOVED it! I decided to make a batch so I had enough to give to my husband and my daughters boyfriend too. The one thing they loved was that it was made with Sandalwood and that the oil not only smelled great but also made their skin and beard hair soft!
I thought it would be funny to call it “Mom’s Beard” oil! 🤣

It was SUPER easy to make, but the Sandalwood EO can be expensive. I didn’t mind since it was Christmas!  You may want to play around with other scents that can lend themselves to manly cologne type smells. Woodsy types like Idaho Blue Spruce, Northern Black Spruce, Cedarwood, Evergreen are a few options and there are so many others! Blend those woodsy spells with lime or citrus smells to round it off. Play around in small increments before making larger gift size bottles! Here is the recipe I used for the “Mom’s Beard Oil”. Did I mention how EASY this was?! I think it took me longer to make the labels. Even that wasn’t too bad with Avery! (Round labels # 22807 and designed and printed on line at

BEARD OIL recipe
1 TBS Shea Butter
1/3 cup Sweet Almond oil
1/3 cup Jahoba oil OR V6 oil from Young Living
2 tsp glycerin
1/4 tsp vitamin 3 oil (optional)

Essential oils I used (but you can play around with the ratio’s.
30 drops Lime EO
10 drops black Pepper EO
1/2 tsp Sandalwood EO

Directions: the only oil that needs to melt is the shea butter. Put that and a little bit of the Almond oil in a small cup in the microwave (or double boiler) just until it’s melted. I did mine in the microwave for 5-10 second increments. Once it easily blends with the almond oil you can add the rest of the ingredients. Once the first ingredients are all blended well, add your Essential Oils. (Remember that EO’s should not be added while things are hot, as this will destroy the health benefits EO’s have in the cooled state.) 

This recipe yielded 3) two ounce bottles. (I used a pump style bottle) My son says the one he used to buy was half the size and thinks this one should last 9 months to a year! It only take a few drops and goes a long way! Have fun! I know Fathers Day is half a year away, but this would make for a great Fathers Day gift...or even a Birthday gift for the man in your life!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

All natural DEODORANT with essential oils

 Here is a really EASY, peasy recipe you can make in 5 minute! With all the concern about aluminum in store bought products, it makes sense to DIY this awesome recipe!

Summertime, Melt-Free Deodorant (MY FAVORITE for year round)
The addition of beeswax in this recipe will keep the deodorant from melting so you won’t need to keep it refrigerated.
½ cup of coconut oil
1 tablespoon of beeswax pellets or shaved beeswax (I did 3 TB to make it firmer)
¼ cup baking soda
¼ cup cornstarch or arrowroot powder 
(I added 1/4 c arrowroot too)
10 drops Lavender or other essential oil (I did 15-20 drops)
(With all my adjustments it made 3 deodorants)

1. Warm the coconut oil and the beeswax in the microwave (using ten-second intervals) or in the top of a double boiler until the coconut oil melts and beeswax is very soft. Stir the mixture until the beeswax melts.
2. Stir in the baking soda and the cornstarch and/or arrowroot powder.
3. Making sure the mixture is not too warm, add the essential oil.
4. Now pour the mixture into a recycled deodorant dispenser (I bought new ones on Amazon!) for easy application or into a lidded jar to apply by hand.

Deodorant for Sensitive Skin
 cup unrefined coconut oil
 cup cornstarch or arrowroot powder
1½ to 2 tablespoons of baking soda (adjust for sensitivity)
10 drops Lavender or other essential oil

1. Warm the coconut oil in the microwave (using ten-second intervals) or in the top of a double boiler just until it melts. Heating coconut oil this way will not destroy the Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA) that make it antimicrobial, but you can skip this stepit will just make blending and pouring a little harder.
2. Stir in cornstarch or arrowroot powder and the baking soda.
3. Making sure the mixture is not too warm, add the essential oil.
4. Now pour the mixture into a recycled deodorant dispenser (or ones you can purchase on Amazon) for easy application or into a lidded jar to apply by hand.Keep in refrigerator during warmer weather.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

DIY- Diffused Jewelry - for EO's

We did a special Make and Take class a couple of months ago. As you can see, with guidance from a fellow artist and jewelry maker, we ended up with some beautiful pieces! Thanks Rolland Rousselle for your talent and help! For those who want to join us for future classes, join my mailing to get notified of where and when: FILL OUT THIS FORM:

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Hand Sanitizer- all natural with essential oils!

Hand Sanitizer -DIY natural recipe
Arm yourself with a softly-scented natural version of hand sanitizer using this recipe

5-10 drops tea tree essential oil 
30 drops lavender essential oil – this is a 0.5% concentration  
1 Tablespoon witch hazel extract or high-proof vodka  (I used vodka)
8 ounces 100% pure aloe vera gel  
¼ teaspoon Vitamin E – a natural preservative to increase shelf life (It will also help soften hands!)


Add essential oils and Vitamin E oil to a small glass bowl or container and swirl to mix. Add witch hazel (or alcohol) to the oils and swirl again. Combine this mixture with the aloe vera gel and mix well. Shake gently before each use. (Sanitizer should last several months with the addition of Vitamin E and alcohol to help preserve.)

I am not a fan of commercial hand sanitizers that contain drying alcohol and often contain triclosan and antibacterial ingredients that may contribute to resistant strains of bacteria. (this will link to a fellow blogger who has done some research in this area!)

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Soft Scrub-DIY all natural

Making your own soft scrub is so quick and easy! It only takes 4 ingredients and 1 minute to make!

1/2 cup baking soda
5-6 TBS Castile soap

1 cap Thieves household cleaner (Young Living)
4-6 drops Lemon Essential Oil (Young Living)
Mix together and store in a glass jar. That's it!!

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

TIPS for using Essential Oils in cooking!

Sugar Scrub

Here's a wonderful body scrub. This is helpful for exfoliating dry, dead skin on your legs, elbow's, heals etc... I used it today and man, it worked awesome!
I made a FB video of this and the Baked Feta recipe. I posted it on YouTube if you want to see it, CLICK HERE!