Energizing Shower Steamers to Wake You Up

Energizing Shower Steamers with Essential Oils

Energize your mornings with these DIY aromatherapy shower steamers (also called shower bombs) featuring natural ingredients & essential oils to wake you up. This recipe was inspired by newsletter subscriber, Melody. She makes sinus bombs for the shower when her family has colds and also wanted to make some “wake up” bombs, but wasn’t sure which essential oils would go well in those. Shower bombs (also called shower steamers) are made similar to bath bombs, … Continue reading

How to Make Lavender Dusting Cloths

How to Make Non-Toxic Lavender Dusting Cloths

These all natural, lavender dusting cloths are so simple to make and use. I love that I can hand them off to my kids at chore time and not worry about exposing them to potentially toxic chemicals. Lavender is well known for its soothing, calming properties. I like my home to feel like a safe, calm oasis in the middle of a crazy world, so it’s one of my favorite scents to use around the … Continue reading

DIY Herbal Scouring Powder for a Naturally Clean Home

I’ve decided that I’ve reached my tolerance level for the winter grunge that has accumulated in my house and hereby designate this coming week as Spring Cleaning Time! I plan to declutter and/or scrub everything in my path with a vengeance. Of course, shortly after I made that plan, I heard that we’re possibly going to get a snow storm in the middle of the week, so in all actuality, I might end up sitting … Continue reading

Capturing Memories on New Year’s Day

Today, I’m sharing my favorite family tradition! For a decade now, I’ve made it a habit to take a picture of my children on New Year’s Day. I then ask them a few questions about their favorite foods, colors, games, what they want to be when they grow up, what they think their sibling will be, what they would buy with a hundred or million dollars… all those sorts of things. After they answer the … Continue reading

Short and Sweet

Last Friday, I sat down at the computer, planning to spend a few hours working on a post. I did a quick Facebook check first and saw the news about the horrific shootings in Connecticut. I read for a short while, then turned off the computer and took my kids for a walk outside. One of my favorite quotes is by Henry Thoreau: “The cost of a thing is the amount of what I call … Continue reading