Homemade Play Dough

Homemade Play Dough

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There are a lot of homemade play dough recipes out there. I have tried a few and let me tell you, it wasn’t pretty. So I wanted to share with you a recipe that actually works and is fun to make with your kids.

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Homemade Sugar Scrub

Homemade Sugar Scrub

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Sugar scrubs can be used on your face, body and feet to help moisturize and exfoliate your skin.  Because they are so incredibly easy and inexpensive to make, they make an amazing gift for a teacher, daycare person, co-worker, friend or family member.  You can give just the sugar scrub alone or make it a gift basket and add some homemade lip balm and/or hand soap from my previous blogs.

I hope you enjoy this simple Homespun Creation and you take the time to try it at home! Be sure to Click Here for the Free Printable Labels that will make your creation truly personalized!

Read Below for a full list of ingredients and step by step instructions as well as a video where I will explain how easy this Do It Yourself Sugar Scrub Creation really is to make!

Homemade Sugar Scrub
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Ingredients
  • ½ Cup Raw Sugar
  • ½ Cup Olive Oil
  • 2-4 Drops Essentials Oil of your choice. (I used a lavender variety!)
  • Jar with a screwable top. (I picked a mason jar!)
Instructions
  1. Measure out and pour Raw Sugar into the container.
  2. Add Olive Oil and Essential Oil.
  3. Replace cover and shake mixture.
  4. Scrub skin with mixture to exfoliate and rinse.

 

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DIY All Natural Lip Balm

Homemade Lip Balm

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This is one of my all-time favorite recipes! Over the years I have spent a lot of money on Chapstick and lip balms that I end up losing, washing/drying and are all filled with nasty ingredients. I absolutely LOVE this lip balm because, as with all the other recipes I have shared with you, it is inexpensive, so quick and easy to make and works great! Also, I have absolutely no worry with my young kids using it or “accidentally” eating half a tube. Please be aware that using citrus oils such as grapefruit, lemon or orange on your skin prior to exposure to the sun or other ultraviolet light may cause a skin reaction or increased redness.

Click Here (http://goo.gl/Mlhtaz) for the free printable labels and give these as gifts – they make GREAT stocking stuffers!

Check out the awesome recipe and instructions below so you can make these at home yourself!


 

DIY All Natural Lip Balm
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Ingredients
  • 2 T. Beeswax pellets
  • 2 T. Shea Butter
  • 2 T. Coconut Oil
  • 5-7 drops Essential Oil of your choice (i.e. Aura Cacia Peppermint oil)
  • Lip balm tubes
  • Medicine dropper
  • Toothpick
Instructions
  1. In small pot, melt beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil.
  2. If using different kinds of essential oils, make sure to mark the bottoms of your tubes so you know which oil is in which tube.
  3. Turn burner off but leave pan on hot burner so the mixture does not harden.
  4. Carefully use the medicine dropper to fill a tube halfway with melted mixture, add drops of essential oil, stir with toothpick and fill the rest of the tube with melted mixture.
  5. Once the tubes cool and harden, the mixture will sink and there will be a space at the top. Make sure to leave a little of the melted mixture so you can go back and fill that spot in each tube.
  6. Replace covers once the tube is completely cooled.

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Homemade Foaming Hand Soap

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Foaming hand soap was one of the first things I started making on my own when I began to transition to natural products in my household.  This recipe is extremely simple, super cost-effective and knowing the ingredients are safe for my family to use is an awesome extra perk.

The Bottle

For this blog I am using a foaming soap dispenser that I purchased online. However, you could also reuse a foaming hand soap dispenser that you already have on hand from one of those bath stores, I think you know the one I am referencing.

Free Printable Label

Once again, I have provided you with free printable labels. Click here to open and print using Avery 42395 labels.

Homemade Foaming Hand Soap
 
Ingredients
  • Empty Foaming Hand Soap Dispenser (About 8 Oz. Container)
  • ¼ Cup Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Castile Soap
  • 2 Drops Veriditas Good Samaritan Essential Oil
  • Distilled Water
  • 2 Drops Scented Oil of your Choice i.e. Lavender, Lemon, or Orange (Optional)
Instructions
  1. Add liquid castile soap to the soap dispenser.
  2. Add essential oil(s).
  3. Slowly pour water into the soap dispenser, leaving about 1 inch of space at top so mixture does not overflow when replacing cover.
  4. Replace cover, close and lightly swish to mix.
Notes
Dry hands? Try adding 1-2 Drops Vitamin E Oil to help moisturize your skin.

 

Lori
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Homemade Bathroom Cleaner Spray

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How to make DIY Homemade Bathroom Cleaner Spray with Essential Oils - www.cobornsblog.comWhen I started making my own natural products for around my home, one of the hardest things for me to give up was my bleach-filled bathroom cleaner.  I knew how many germs gathered in the bathroom and I wanted to make sure that every time I cleaned it, they were GONE.   With this homemade cleaner, I feel just as confident that the germs are gone and it is great for sinks, toilets and showers and, the best part, no harmful chemicals! No more need to wear thick gloves or leave the bathroom window open and only clean when the kids are clear of the area due to toxic fumes.  In fact, now the kids can HELP with cleaning the bathroom!

Get it at Coborn’s

For this blog I used Veriditas Essential Oils from Coborn’s. Veriditas are Certified Organic and Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils, conveniently sold at your local grocery store. In fact, I purchased all of the items for this blog at Coborn’s. From the Veriditas Essential Oils to the Empty Spray Bottle. You will typically find all of these items in the Natural Foods Department, however some Coborn’s stores have their natural and organic items integrated throughout the grocery store, so just ask an employee if you need some help. The distilled water is by the bottled water and I found the spray bottle by the brooms and other cleaners.

Helpful Hints

Remember to Pin this blog on Pinterest so you can save the recipe for next time.

You can also Click Here and print a label for your bottle. Simply open the file and print on Avery 42395 labels and stick to your bottle, or if you want to be crafty, you can cut around the shape to make it really cute.

In the recipe below it calls for 15 drops orange and 15 drops lemon. I actually use 8 drops of each. It is really your own preference, do what smells best to you.

Also note that depending on the size of your spray bottle, you may be able to double this recipe for twice as much cleaner!

Homemade Bathroom Cleaner Spray
 
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups Distilled Water
  • 1 T. Super Washing Soda
  • 3 T. Liquid Castile Soap
  • 15 Drops Veriditas Good Samaritan Essential Oil
  • 15 Drops Orange and/or Lemon Essential Oil
  • Empty Spray Bottle
Instructions
  1. Pour distilled water into a large bowl
  2. Add Super Washing Soda.
  3. Quickly stir together to dissolve Super Washing Soda.
  4. Mix in the rest of the ingredients.
  5. Pour mixture into an empty spray bottle.
  6. Shake before each use.

Happy Cleaning!

Lori
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