Grammy’s Swedish Pepparkakor Cookies Recipe

Every single Christmas season my mother's mother, Grammy, would make the most delicious Swedish Pepparkakor cookies. For the uninitiated, pepparkakor is a thin, crisp, spicy molasses cookie that is a little like gingerbread, but SO much better. My grandparents on my...

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Can you be allergic to essential oils?

I used to think my son was allergic to essential oils. Yeah, this one is a popular misunderstanding but as the mom of two allergy kids I can tell you this is one of the very first of the concerns I researched. You see, my very first time using essential oils on my son...

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DIY Charcoal Bar Soap

This DIY Charcoal Bar Soap is like a dream, I tell you!  A dream! A little over a year ago I started to see charcoal bar soaps come on the beauty scene and it took me a while to see what the hype was all about.   Turns out, it's a good thing I did because charcoal bar...

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DIY Charcoal Face Mask with Cleansing Essential Oils

I had a lot of fun making this DIY charcoal face mask.   My six year old daughter looked at me super strangely when I had it on my face and asked me "what's THAT on your face?" "It's beauty, my dear, beauty on my face."   Oh the things we do for beauty. I don't know...

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Citrus Coconut Popsicle Recipe

Holy smokes, has it been as hot where you live as where I do?  I think that it is time for a popsicle recipe, don't you? Typically Wyoming summers are a dry heat, but for whatever reason Mother Nature decided to do something a little different this year! The heat and...

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Delicious Lavender Lemonade Recipe

Lemonade is hands down my favorite summer drink.   There is something so sweet, tangy and refreshing about some lemonade over ice on a hot, hot day. My standard lemonade is usually infused with peppermint or spearmint, but after tasting lavender lemonade on a trip to...

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120 Ways to Use the Young Living Starter Kit Oils

So you're considering the Young Living Premium Starter Kit, but you're asking yourself a few questions. "Is it worth it?" "Will I be able to figure out how to use them?" "How useful are they, really?" This little kit of  11 essential oils is carefully chosen to give...

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DIY Essential Oil Dead Sea Mud Mask

I just returned from an amazing trip of a lifetime to Israel and Palestine.   And while we saw a great many religious and historical sites, we took some time to check out one of the great beauty wonders of the world: The Dead Sea! Some cool factoids about the Dead...

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DIY Essential Oil Eye Serum Recipe

The closer I get to the big 4-0 the more I notice the skin around my eyes showing the natural progress of time.   Now, there have been a lot of smiles to make those smile lines, and I treasure each one of them.   But I'm just as happy to nourish that delicate skin...

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