Non-Toxic Living

The Houseplant Momma: Essential Oils

Last week, I had the pleasure of guest posting on my friend Allison’s blog about essential oils. I was thrilled to be able to share a deeper look at plants and how their essential oils can be used to support our health and wellness. Head on over and learn more about what essential oils are, […]

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Toxin-Free Living on The Essential Oil Revolution Podcast

This week I had the honor of being interviewed by Samantha Lee on  The Essential Oil Revolution Podcast. I had an awesome time chatting oils and discussing toxin-free living. If you haven’t listened to her podcast before head straight over and you’ll find TONS of interviews by essential oil enthusiasts from all different walks of […]

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Bug Off! Recipe: Finally Enjoy the Outdoors

Another special thanks to my good friend, Allison, for sharing another essential oil recipe win! I’ve been using this recipe for years and I don’t spend any time outside without it! –Laurie I’ve been camping all of once in my life. Yep. Once. When I was in high school, there was a retreat for the […]

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DIY Bronzing Butter Recipe

My friend Allison is back again sharing one of my new favorite DIY skincare recipes! I’m incredibly blessed to have her share such a heartbreaking story and pray you’ll practice safe sun exposure by avoiding burns and tanning beds. Thankfully, this bronzing butter recipe is all-natural and gives you a healthy glow without having to sun […]

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DIY Safe Sun Lotion Recipe: Happy Summer

Special thanks to my friend Allison for sharing these adorable pictures and this safe sunscreen solution that’s my absolute new favorite! A few of my friends have cautioned that they didn’t think this recipe was waterproof, but I’ve been successfully using it on my children when they swim. Skin types vary and the amount of Vitamin […]

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My Monthly Wellness Box

Today I’m going to share how our family has slowly replaced toxic products in our home over the last 3 years one month at a time. When I first became a Young Living wholesale member I made the commitment to join Essential Rewards in order to earn points toward free products, but it has really […]

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iTovi Scanner: Take the Guesswork Out of Choosing Oils!

Are you a Young Living Member and confused about what oils to use and when in order to support a healthy lifestyle? I am thrilled to announce I have a new iTovi Scanner set to arrive later today! For those of you who do not know what an iTovi Scanner is, please watch the following video: In […]

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DIY Essential Oil Recipe Roundup

Over the past 2.5 years I’ve made great strides toward a toxin-free home with these proven DIY essential oil recipes.  Changing all of my buying habits took time. I was so overwhelmed when I started learning how toxic store-bought cleaning products and personal care products typically are. I didn’t know where to start! I was finally […]

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Laundry: My Routine for Our Family of 6

Laundry. I don’t know many people who love it. Some say, “I love doing laundry!” but then honestly admit, “But I hate folding it and putting it away”. Here’s some news. The word “laundry” describes the whole chore in its entirety.

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DIY Essential Oil Christmas Gifts

What is the first thing you think of when you think about Christmas? Gift-giving is a top contender for me, and while giving is good, it ends up becoming the reason for the season! My prayer is that this year I focus on my relationships and share Christ’s love with the ones I love. Saying […]

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DIY Skin Care with Essential Oils

Essential oils can make incredible changes to your skin. Their potent, regenerative, properties help smooth fine lines and wrinkles, normalize oil, balance PH, and renew dull complexions depending on what essential oils you use. Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending an exclusive bridal event at The Carrs Photography called, Teas & Timelines. The Carrs gave […]

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Teas & Timelines

Today my good friend Grace from The Carrs Photography invited me to be a vendor at their exclusive bridal event called, Teas & Timelines. It was such a blast. All the beautiful things about a wedding all in one room, with the soon-to-brides grinning from ear to ear as they planned and dreamed about their big day. I had the pleasure […]

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Non-Toxic Cleaning With Thieves Household Cleaner

Fall is in the air! Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year! Beautiful colored leaves, cooler weather, sweaters and boots, and pumpkin-flavored everything. But let’s not forget fall holidays! This year my kids had a great time dressing up for Halloween and Trick-or-Treating. My whole family is looking forward to Thanksgiving and the […]

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Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer Recipe

Alright, I know some of you might be getting bored with my essential oil posts, but the truth is I’m just trying to catch up! For the last two years I’ve been learning so much about essential oils and blogging, and I haven’t had time to implement a thing! It’s just that season of life where I’m […]

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Cinnamon Spice Lip Balm + Exfoliating Lip Scrub

Cinnamon spice Lip balm 4 TBSP coconut oil 1 TBSP shea butter 3 TBSP beeswax 2 drops Cinnamon Essential Oil 2 drops Clove Essential Oil 2 drops Nutmeg Essential Oil 2 drops Ginger Essential Oil (I left this out of this batch but it would be a great addition!) Optional (not pictured) a few shavings off a natural lipstick to melt […]

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Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub

This is one of my favorite winter skin recipes! If you battle dry skin like, me you will want to make this! It’s so simple and easy and it’s a great addition to your shower routine. To keep your skin baby soft and bright it’s important to exfoliate at least once a week. You can […]

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Homemade Deodorant Recipe

Clinical Strength, Coconut Oil Deodorant 2 4oz mason jars ¼ cup aluminum free baking soda ¼ cup arrowroot powder or non-gmo cornstarch (arrowroot power is less irritating if you have sensitive skin) 4 tbsp melted coconut oil 12 drops Thieves 12 drops Tea Tree **You can come up with your own combination of essential oils or […]

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Finding Time for Homemade

I’ve always been drawn to homemaking, frugal living, and DIY EVERYTHING! I often walk through stores, pick up a beautiful decoration of some sort and scheme about how I can make it myself. Even though I draw the line at spending a bundle on craft supplies to DIY something and “save money”, I haven’t always […]

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Get Started With Essential Oils

Essential oils are powerful and created to work perfectly with our bodies. It’s funny how the media talks about essential oils like it is a new trend – people have been using them for thousands of years! Young Living is a trusted source and a pioneer in bringing the use of therapeutic oils to the United States. So I’ve made […]

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