Bug Off Extra Tough Repellent

bug off all natural bug repellent

Mosquito's love me. Really. Really love me. The feeling isn't mutual. Bites for me swell to almost quarter sized. So last summer I went looking for something that would help keep the creepy crawlers off of my skin. I found a great bug recipe that I have shared many times and you all have loved it as well so I hear. Fast forward to a trip we are taking this summer to Alaska--where the state bird is the mosquito. I can't risk letting them near me and while the old recipe works great for me at home I am Alaska sizing it this time just in case. Here is what I came up with: What You Will Need for Bug Off: 8 oz glass bottle (affiliate link). I like the trigger spray kind for this. Hint: do not store the plastic trigger spray in the bottle to reduce the time plastic is exposed to oil. 10 drops Peppermint Oil (get Young Living at a Discount) 10 drops Thieves Oil 10 drops Citronella Oil 10 drops Purification Oil 5 drops Rosemary Oil 4 oz Organic Witch Hazel (affiliate link) Directions to Make Bug Off: Add 4 oz of organic witch hazel to spray bottle. Add each of the 5 essential oils. Fill remainder of bottle with distilled water. Mix well and spray on to ...

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How To Take Pinteresting Photos

pinterest photo tips

I'm often asked (and very flattered) when people ask me what equipment I am using to take my DIY shots. The truth is, I don't use anything fancy at all. Just some simple techniques I have learned throughout the years and my trusty Samsung Note 3 phone. Yup, that's right...I don't even own a "real" camera. Here are some Pinterest photo tips to get you started. Pinterest Photo Tip #1: Know Your Home Which windows get the most natural light? At what time of day. I have two places I take shots, in my living room on the floor in the afternoon under a wall of windows or in the kitchen next to the sink window in the morning. Anywhere else casts too many shadows or won't let me see the details on things like oil bottle labels. To test it, take some small objects like oil bottles or even green army men and shoot around your house. You will start to see how the shadows play at different times in natural light. Don't be afraid to get down on the floor...as you will see shortly, no one will ever know. Pinterest Photo Tip #2: It's All About the Props I am constantly on the lookout for Pinteresting Props. I stalk the Target $1 spot which is full of great things like Chevron contact paper, ...

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DIY Mothers Day Spa Basket Recipes with Essential Oils

DIY Mothers Day Spa Basket Recipes

This Mother's Day why not get a little bit crafty and make a DIY Mothers Day Spa Basket with essential oils? We have lots of creative ideas to get you started and even printable labels to make the project a little easier. DIY Mothers Day Spa Basket You can use any of the spa recipes above but I have some favorites that I make and highly recommend. DIY Linen Spray This DIY Linen Spray recipe can be found here: Essential Oil Sleep Spray DIY Bath Salts Find the easy tutorial here: How to Make Essential Oil Bath Salts DIY Body Butter Directions to make your own body butter (hint: you can change it to any oil) DIY Sugar Scrub LOVE this Peppermint Sugar Scrub recipe from Sarah at MooseandTater.com DIY Mothers Day Spa Basket Printable Labels No matter which recipes you try these labels will come in handy. They were made by Lori at Oil Revolution Designs. If you are a Young Living Distributor I cannot recommend her site and services more highly. She is the design genius behind many of the graphics you see me post on Crafty Side of Essential Oils. You want to print these on 2x2 Avery Labels (Amazon Affiliate link) Purchase Young ...

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Essential Oil Sleep Spray

diy linen spray

A friend of mine just had surgery and I wanted to bring her a relaxing gift. This essential oil sleep spray was the perfect thing. An easy bottle to mix up that creates a big impact~ immediately relaxing and luxurious. Mix up a bottle for yourself and a friend to spray on your linens at night. It's a great way to extend the punch of your Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood. Essential Oil Sleep Spray Supplies 2 oz glass spray bottle (affiliate link to Amazon but I know they have them at Sprouts) distilled water (or filtered water with a splash of unflavored vodka) 10 drops lavender 5 drops Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood (buy Young Living at 24% discount) Essential Oil Sleep Spray Directions Remove the label from the bottle (use a couple drops of Young Living Lemon to get it off if you need to) Fill bottle to the neck with the distilled water (or filtered water with a splash of unflavored vodka to make it more sterile) Add drops of oil. Seal, test spray (add a few more drops if you want it stronger), decorate bottle and enjoy. It's that easy. Hope you enjoy it! ...

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Ningxia Red Smoothie Recipe | Green Goodness with a Shot of Red

ningxia red smoothie recipe

I recently bought a Vitamix and have been happily blending up my entire kitchen (maybe a slight exaggeration). I came up with a green smoothie recipe using Ningxia Red that I love and feel good about sharing with you all! Don't know what Ningxia Red is yet? NingXia Red® is a powerful antioxidant drink that contains whole Ningxia wolfberry puree—a super blend of blueberry, aronia, cherry, pomegranate, and plum juices, natural stevia extract, grape seed extract, pure vanilla extract, and orange, yuzu, lemon, and tangerine essential oils. You can learn more about it here. Ningxia Red Smoothie Ingredients: 1 whole orange peeled 1 small banana peeled 1 small handful washed spinach leaves 1 1/2 rings fresh pineapple 1 scoop unflavored protein powder (optional) 1 tablespoon chia seeds 1 shot glass Ningxia Red 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt 1 1/2 cups ice Ningxia Red Smoothie Directions: Throw everything in a Vitamix. Turn the preset button to Smoothie and hit on. That's it. If you don't have a Vitamix you will have to adjust for however your blender works--and PS save up for one. SO worth it. This will make approximately 3 16 oz servings. Looking for a discount ...

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