Category: Weekly Roundup

More ways to keep those pesky flying insects away!

handmade flying insect repellent in a jar copy

Weekly Roundup 5/16 – STOP the swarming! Flying insects are the worst!  Use this easy insect deter method! Everyone loves to enjoy the outdoors especially this time of the year but it is impossible to go outside without the swarming of pesky insects like mosquitoes, flies, horse flies and gnats!!  Use this easy and quick… Read more »

Do you like camping? Be sure to pack these Essential Oils!

camping flying insect spray

Weekly Roundup 5/16 – Essential Oils and Camping! Everyone loves to enjoy the outdoors when camping but can’t seem to keep those aggravating insects away!  Don’t knock yourself out from swatting at them; try this simple and quick insect repellent spray recipe!  Just spray directly on your skin!  We will be using our essential oils and packaging…. Read more »

Do annoying pests interfere with your outdoor activities?

flying bee stings man

Weekly Roundup 5/16 – We are starting the first part of our Healthier and Cleaner Home Inside and Out series using the outdoors as our theme. Everyone loves to enjoy their yards but unfortunately so do the flying and biting insects as well!!  Here is a simple and quick spray recipe that you can use on… Read more »

How to layer red, white and blue stars soap DIY!

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Colorful red, white and blue stars soap squares are a great way to show your support on Memorial Day! Of course we know what the stars stand for but they also can make a nice hand bar soap to help celebrate Memorial Day! DIY Colorful Red, White and Blue Stars Soap Bars Recipe 1 Milky… Read more »

DIY Red Poppy Flower Soap Bar Recipe!

Memorial Day field of poppies

The history of Memorial Day is very interesting.  Did you know that the Poppy flower is the holiday flower? What are Poppies? They are a herbaceous plant with showy flowers, milky sap, and rounded seed capsules. Many poppies contain alkaloids and are a source of drugs such as morphine and codeine. In 1915, following the Second… Read more »

Places to Sell Your Handmade Soap

Beautiful colorful hibiscus for sell

Making handmade bath and beauty products is not just for the holidays!! You can make them for your family and friends or SELL them!!! Perhaps you’re looking to add a secondary income or just to offset the cost of making soaps for personal use. Maybe you’ve been gearing up your production of handmade soaps and… Read more »

Safety Tips For Your Pets on Memorial Day Weekend!

pets and memorial day saftey tips

Memorial Day weekend is a big travel time!  Keep your family safe as well as your pets! Memorial Day weekend in a car, truck, SUV, crossover, RV and even boating, remember safety-first, buckle up the whole family. It’s easy to do a pet travel harness, tethers or crates. 55 percent of deaths whether it is… Read more »

8 Things To Do Each Weekend To Be Successful!

success depends on you

Being successful means a lot of things to different people.  It has been noted that these eight things are done by successful people.  WHAT?  We are all successful!!! However, I do think that these things are good and can be done by anyone! After working all week we all love our weekends and here we are planning… Read more »

Happy Cinco De Mayo!!!!

Happy cinco de mayo

Do you know what Cinco de Mayo is?  What do you do on Cinco de Mayo? “Honor to the soldier, and Sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor also to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field, and serves, as he best can, the same cause.” Abraham Lincoln. History The… Read more »

DIY Weekly Roundup 5/2/16 – Creating Soaps for Mother’s Day

Celebrate Mother's Day

Tips and guide for getting ready for Mother’s Day!! Creating soaps for the special Mother in your life is ever so easy!!! “The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.” – Henry Ward Beecher Many of today’s shoppers are looking for something personal and beautiful that’s also affordable for Mother’s Day. Instead of spending money on… Read more »

TGIF – 10 Tips for a Healthier Weekend!

have a healthier weekend

Do we make the right food and work out choices over the weekend?  On Friday or Saturday night does your will power go out the window? Weekends are made to enjoy, revive, rest, play and prepare for the next week! The weekend sure can pose a challenge to our health and weight-loss goals.  During the week, we… Read more »

We have to stop meeting like this!!! — TGIF is here!!

TGIF end of work week

We did it!  How was your work week?  I do believe a fun filled weekend is in order!  Don’t You? It’s Friday, which means it’s the end of the work week. As you move into your weekend, remember not to let your fatigue and stress hold you back in your career or your life! Let’s end… Read more »

Why You Should Use Essential Oils for Your Respiratory System 4/18 – Weekly Roundup

Use essential oils for the respiratory system

The Respiratory System!! Why should you use essential oils? The Respiratory System Nose, throat and lung infections are conditions which respond very well to treatment with essential oils.  Inhalation is very effective way of utilizing their properties, for ‘although after arriving in the bronchi the main part will be exhaled directly by the lungs, they… Read more »

Why You Should Use Essentials for Your Skin 4/18 – Weekly Roundup

floral scented essential oils

How do Essential Oils work?  Can they help your skin? How Essential Oils Work The therapeutic potential of essential oils, like other plants-derived remedies has yet to be fully realized.  Although numerous medical herbs have been utilized since antiquity, many of which have been exploited to provide the biologically active compounds which form the basis… Read more »

Step by Step Guide to Making Dry Oil Spray!

colorful dry oil sprays

Here is a step by step guide to making dry oil spray with Cyclomethicone! Be colorful!! As we all know the wonder ingredient for sprays is what?  Yes Cyclomethicone!  Cyclomethicone Cyclomethicone is a clear, odorless silicone based oil. It leaves a silky smooth feel when sprayed directly onto the skin. Because it evaporates quickly, it’s… Read more »

DIY Linen Spray with Cyclomethicone and Air Freshener!

linen smell cyclomethicone spray

Make your own Linen Spray and Air Freshener with Cyclomethicone!  It is so easy and smells so fresh!! Keep your home smelling fresh all year round! With school being out the kids will be running around the house, so you want your home to look and smell great for when you have guests!  But as… Read more »

DIY – 3 Easy Steps Perfume for Mother’s Day!!

DIY perfume bottles

You can make that perfect perfume with that favorite scent for Mother’s Day!! Three easy simple steps… Let’s make some perfume for Mother’s day as well as for personal or business use! We all know that Mother’s Day is a day to honor all the moms in your life, and if you are a mother, then… Read more »

DIY Hot Process Soap for Mother’s Day!

hot process soap bars

What is the difference between Cold Process and Hot Process Soap? The main difference between the cold process and hot process methods is temperature. In cold process, hot oils and lye are combined to initiate the saponification process.  Hot process soaping is fantastic and quick!  This method gives results in a style by design bar… Read more »

DIY Cold Process Soap for Mother’s Day!

colorful cold process soap

What is cold process soap?   Cold Process soap making is the act of mixing fixed oils (common oils include Olive, Coconut and Palm) with an alkali (Sodium Hydroxide or Lye). The result is a chemical process called saponification, where the composition of the oils change with the help of the lye to create a… Read more »