Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box: March Mood Box

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Happy March!  This month we have another great Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box!  The theme for this month’s box is Mood Box! I’m very excited about this one, because one of the big reasons I got interested in oils was to help with combat anxiety, stress, and trouble sleeping.

Here are a few quick facts about the Essential Oil Recipe Box:

  • Cost is just $39 / month.
  • Each box has 4 bottles of essential oil, recipe cards to help you use your oils in fun and unique ways, plus other materials you need to make the recipes.
  • Each box is specially curated with a unique theme in mind.
  • Each box is a $150 value!
  • When you subscribe you get a cool BONUS box for FREE!
  • You also get a $40 gift card for FREE when you use my referral link and coupon code:  SSHOMEFREE!

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DIY Sugar Cookie Foot Scrub

Our feet form one of the most important parts of our body. They help us get to our desired destinations with little effort so pampering them with a DIY sugar cookie foot scrub should be a no-brainer. In the spirit of caring for our bodies, if you have had specific skin issues, check out the Skin Spot for some effective anti-aging products.

Benefits of Homemade DIY Sugar Cookie Foot Scrub

The number one advantage of not going to a salon is that it is cheap to make this foot scrub. This is because the ingredients are readily available in our kitchens and the process guidelines can be found almost anywhere on the internet. 

You can make as much quantity as you want and even open up a DIY sugar cookie foot scrub consultancy business out of your garage in half a day. This is of course after perfectly experimenting on and replicating the recipe some five or ten times.  

Another advantage is that you are not limited by the time the way you will be at a salon appointment. This opens up an opportunity for you to fully relax and let the therapeutic sensation sink in through the pores of your feet. This means that you will enjoy a more immersive experience applying a homemade DIY sugar cookie scrub. 

The Ingredients Necessary for a DIY Sugar Cookie Foot Scrub

The required items are things that you interact with daily when in the business of preparing meals in your home kitchen.

If you do not have them, they can be ordered from online stores and delivered to your doorstep or from a physical shop. Some shops do home deliveries but you will look good to the other shoppers if they see the specific contents of your shopping basket. Some will even build up the courage to ask for advice or even a recipe for whatever you are going to prepare. If they do, just act the part and go with the flow maybe you will become famous.

The ingredients to preparing a DIY sugar cookie foot scrub include the following:

  • Two-thirds cup of granulated white sugar.
  • Half a cup of olive oil.
  • The third cup of packed brown sugar.
  • A tablespoon of vanilla extract. 
  • Some of the baker’s twine.
  • A black marker.

Direction to Preparing DIY Sugar Cookie Foot Scrub

The first step is to take a medium-sized bowl and combine the brown and white sugar. Use a whisk and ensure that the two are well mixed.

Then add in the olive oil and the vanilla as you mash them well together. To make sure that the mixture is properly combined using a fork to stir. You will know that it is ready when the mixture feels and looks properly blended. 

Now you can pack the mixture into a jar and seal with the twine. The black marker is for labeling the jar so that no other person is going to mistake the DIY sugar cookie foot scrub for sugar-flavored peanut butter. 

If you enjoy the process, you can do it as a hobby and start manufacturing more jars for commercial purposes. This is only viable only after you have experimented and have come up with a secret ingredient to share with the world. 

The packaging also prolongs the shelf life of the mixture and it makes it easier to transport from one place to another. Most importantly, the jar can be used to gift friends and family on special occasions. 

How to Apply the DIY Sugar Cookie Foot Scrub on Your Skin

It would help if you were in a relaxed environment and posture, and then run the mixture onto your feet. When rubbing the mixture, make circular motions with your hand. The rubbing should take about one minute. 

Then put on some relaxing ambiance or go to your special relaxation spot and leave the mixture on your skin for about ten minutes. Some people prefer to leave it there for longer periods, which are also recommended.

After staying still for those several minutes, rinse the mixture off. The homemade DIY sugar cookie foot scrub should be rubbed on within a week after preparing the mixture. 

Conclusion

A DIY sugar cookie foot scrub is easy to prepare because the ingredients are readily available in any home kitchen. They are inexpensive and can be found in food stores. It is also possible to order them from the internet and they will be delivered to your doorstep. The therapeutic benefits of applying the scrubs are best enjoyed from a homemade mixture. Feel free to pack the mixture and gift it to family, friends, and happy foot scrubbing as you try out this natural anti-aging remedy.

 

Simply Earth Essential Oil Starter Box Review

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Last year I had the honor of reviewing the Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box!  This is a subscription program where you get 4 bottles of essential oils each month, plus other supplies and recipe cards that teach you fun and unique ways to use your essential oils.  (If you missed these posts, please scroll down to the bottom to find links to all my reviews!)

Here are a few quick facts about this amazing subscription box!

  • Cost is just $39 / month.
  • Each box has 4 bottles of essential oil, recipe cards to help you use your oils in fun and unique ways, plus other materials you need to make the recipes.
  • Each box is specially curated with a unique theme in mind.
  • Each box is a $150 value!
  • When you subscribe you get a cool BONUS box for FREE!
  • You also get a $40 gift card for FREE when you use my referral link and coupon code:  SSHOMEFREE!

Rather than reviewing the January box, this month I had the opportunity to review their new STARTER BOX!  Check it out!

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Essential Oil Recipe Box Review: September – Soap Box

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For the last few months I’ve been sharing with you the latest Essential Oil Recipe Boxes from Simply Earth.

If you missed these great posts, please go back and take a look:

Simply Earth‘s Essential Oil Recipe Box is a monthly subscription program, where they send you a box each filled with four oils and other materials you need to create recipes and DIY projects included with the box, and all the recipes and materials follow a fun and unique theme!  Each subscription box is a $150 value for just $39! [Read more…]

Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box for August – Skincare Box

Disclosure: I received free products to facilitate this review. Affiliate links are contained herein. The opinions are my own.

Another month is upon us and today I have a new box from Simply Earth.   When you subscribe to their Essential Oil Recipe Box, they send you a box each month with four oils and other materials you need to create recipes included with the box, and all the recipes and materials follow a fun and unique theme!  Each subscription box is a $150 value for just $39!

The subscription is already a great deal, but to make things even better, when you first subscribe, they also send you an awesome BONUS BOX for FREE!  The bonus box has several bottles as well as other great items like coconut oil, beeswax, and almond oil.  Anyone who’s ever used essential oils, knows that these items are definitely staples, and I think it’s great that they include these bonuses.

And if you order today using my referral link and coupon code: SSHOMEFREE you will also get a $40 gift card!  (It’s basically like getting your first box free, so it’s a win-win!)

So far I’ve shown you a summer box and kid’s box, and today’s is even more exciting for me. It is a skincare box!

I absolutely love checking out new skincare products, particularly facial skincare products and especially organic skincare products, so a box with materials to help me make my own organic skincare products is right up my alley!

Let’s go over the items included in this month’s box:

4 Oils:

  • Clove Oil 
  • Rosemary Oil
  • Frankincense Oil
  • Clear Skin Oil Blend (with Tea Tree, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Juniper Berry, and Lemon)

Other Materials

  • Lavender Hydrosol
  • Compressed Mask

Plus, colorful sticker labels and 7 recipe cards!

Let’s talk about what you can make with this month’s box.  First off, there’s a diffuser blend.  Each box always has a recipe for a diffuser blend, and this month the diffuser blend is Feel Good Morning Diffuser (made with Frankincense, Clove, and Rosemary essential oils).

Apart from being a skincare themed box, the recipes in this month’s box are particularly unique, because they are a complete 6 step skincare regimen. When I saw the recipe cards I was so excited about this! 

Here’s a quick run down on the 6 recipes:

  • Frankincense Face Scrub
  • Rosemary Facial Steam
  • Skin Renewing Face Mask
  • Hydrosol Facial Toner
  • Moisturizing Face Cream
  • Clear Skin Roll On

According to instructions in the box, it is recommended that you use the products you make in the skincare system once a week, but you can feel free to use the toner or cream daily, and the acne roll on can be used as needed.  You can also consult the Simply Earth website to find out how you can customize these recipe for your particular skin type.

If you love essentials oils, or your thinking about getting started with essential oils, I recommend Simply Earth’s Essential Oil Recipe Box!  Please order today using my referral link and coupon code: SSHOMEFREE you will also get a $40 gift card + the BONUS Box!

 

 

 

 

Tree Hut Sugar Scrubs and Body Butter Review

With the summer season upon us, it is a great time to stock up on some of your favorite bath and body products.

I absolutely love natural skincare lines and Tree Hut has become one of my favorite brands. Their products smell good enough to eat and they come in a huge varieties of scents. 

For smooth beach and poolside ready legs I recommend their shaving oil, sugar scrubs, and body butters! 

I personally recommend the Coconut Lime. I absolutely love this scent any time of year, and it really puts you in the mood and sets the tone for summer.

The sugar scrubs are great for exfoliating, and body butters leave your skin feeling so smooth.  I’ve actually used the body butter after a bath, and the following night when I went to get another bath, I could feel the body butter washing off of my skin! That’s amazing!

Check your local retailers for Tree Hut products or order online

Simply Earth Review and Unboxing

Disclosure: I received free products to facilitate this review. Affiliate links are contained herein. The opinions are my own.


I am very excited today to introduce you to Simply Earth.  They offer essential oils at an affordable price.  They also have a fun subscription program called the Essential Oil Recipe Box.  Each subscription box is a $150 value for just $39, and it is a fantastic deal.  For that $39, you get 4 bottles of essential oils,  you also get several recipe cards, and extra materials you need to create the recipes included.

When you subscribe, they also send you an awesome BONUS BOX for FREE!  The bonus box has several bottles as well as other great items like coconut oil, beeswax, and almond oil.  Anyone who’s ever used essential oils, knows that these items are definitely staples, and I think it’s great that they include these bonuses.

And if you order today using my referral link and coupon code: SSHOMEFREE you will also get a $40 gift card! [Read more…]

11 Favors You Should Be Doing For Your Skin Every Day

Your skin is a vital organ, and failure to take care of it can result in all kinds of issues, from premature ageing, to sun damage. You should be taking steps to care for your skin every single day. If you’re only doing it sporadically or when you feel like it, you’ll likely run into problems at some point.

To give you a good idea of how you should be caring for your skin, below we have 11 favors you should be doing for your skin every day. Take a look and you should notice a huge difference in your complexion, whatever your age!

  1. Applying SPF

The earlier in your life you start applying SPF, the better. Just know that it’s never too late! SPF provides protection from the sun and the elements, and is a must even if the sun is not out. You don’t have to be able to see the sun for it to damage your skin. Apply it to your face, hands, and any other area of your body that won’t be covered by clothing.

You can usually find facial moisturisers that contain SPF to make your job easier.

  1. Drinking More Than 2 Litres Of Water

Many people find it difficult to drink enough water, but when it comes to going out with friends, they find they can drink a bottle of wine, lots of cocktails, or whatever their drink of choice is with no problem.

It can be tough to get used to drinking a lot of water, but there are ways you can make it easier. Buying a hydrator jug to carry with you each day will give you a good idea of how much you’re drinking. Aim to finish the whole jug and you know you’ve drank enough. You might also want to invest in a water filter for your tap water for cleaner, better tasting water.

If you don’t like the taste of water, try adding some fresh fruit and mint. Flavored water that contains sugar doesn’t count towards your intake! When you begin drinking enough water, your skin should look more plump, brighter, and clearer.

  1. Avoiding Cigarettes  

Whether you’re a full time smoker or a social smoker, you’d be doing your skin a favor if you just quit altogether. Not only are cigarettes becoming more expensive, there are so many downsides to using them. They make your hands, hair, and clothes stink. They make your teeth look yellow. They can cause all kinds of horrendous diseases. They also prematurely age your skin and make it look dehydrated. Stopping smoking will be one of the best things you decide to do!

  1. Applying Your skin care Products

It’s no good to simply have skin care products sat on your shelf, waiting to be used. They expire, you know! Make sure you’re consistent with your skin care routine, applying your products in the morning and at night. If you want a perfectly beautiful sio face you can try their tips for healing dry facial skin if you need them! If you’re still in the dark when it comes to skin care, make sure you do the following:

  • Find out your skin type. If you’re unsure, visit a dermatologist.
  • Get familiar with the ingredients in skin care products.
  • Experiment with different products after giving each one a chance. Don’t swap and change too quickly. It can take at least a few weeks for a product to work well. Putting too much on your face at once can also be an issue, so take it easy.
  • Start simple with a cleanser, toner, and moisturiser before making your routine a little more complex. When you feel ready, you can include products like serum, eye cream, and even facial oil.
  1. Reducing Stress

Stress is so much more than a horrible feeling. It can actually show on your body! Physical symptoms of stress include hair loss, weight loss/gain, and a dull, fatigued look to the skin. It can cause all kinds of issues, so if you want great skin (not to mention a great quality of life), then make sure you find ways to reduce things that stress you out. For example, if you feel like you have too much on your plate every day, ask for help. Find ways to cut down that to do list. Go easy on yourself!

Don’t forget to stop and take a deep breath from time to time, too. Meditation can help, as it can help us to learn to live in the moment rather than worrying about the future/past.

  1. Getting Micronutrients Into Your Diet

Micronutrients are the great vitamins and minerals found in fruits and veg. Fill up on them and you’ll feel and look great! Your diet does not have to be ‘perfect’ – what is perfect any way? – but you should pay attention to how your skin reacts when you eat certain foods. For example, some people find that when they cut out dairy, they have a much clearer complexion.

  1. Being Mindful Of How Often You Touch Your Face

Thing of everything you touch in a day. Surfaces many other people have touched. Keyboards with bacteria and dead skin. Your phone. All of these things can transfer dirt straight back on to the face, making it a dirty mess. Do not touch your face throughout the day and you’ll likely have a much better time with your skin.

  1. Avoid Showering Too Much

Most people have at least one shower a day, but actually, dermatologists gave admitted that unless you’re working out or doing something particularly dirty, then you don’t need to shower every single day. Try going a day without if you’ve been fairly inactive and relaxed. Your skin will likely thank you!

When you do shower and bathe, avoid super hot water, as it dries out skin. Always moisturise after, too.

  1. Getting Plenty Of Sleep

How much sleep you have can show on your skin, too. The amount you need will depend on various factors, such as your age, how active you are, your stressed you are, and all kinds of other things. Make sure you pay attention to how you feel in the morning and you’ll get a good idea of whether you’re sleeping enough. Some great tips to get a higher quality sleep include:

  • Invest in a fitness tracker that also tracks sleep to give you more insights.
  • Make sure your room is the right temperature.
  • Ensure your mattress is right for your unique needs.
  • Don’t drink caffeine later on in the day.
  • Exercise earlier on in the day, not too close to bedtime.
  • Make sure your room is completely dark and free of technology.
  • Wind down before bed with a book, avoiding TV and anything too stimulating.
    Dim the lights at least an hour before bed, too.
  1. Getting Active

Getting a sweat on can actually make skin glow, providing you wash the sweat off as soon as you can. Leaving it on there can cause spots and clogged pores, but being active over time will help you to improve your complexion, not to mention other areas of your life!

  1. Taking Your Makeup off Properly

If you wear makeup, don’t neglect to take it off properly. The Face Halo is a great new invention that takes makeup straight off the face with nothing but water – unlike makeup wipes that are bad for the environment and can actually move makeup around the face rather than take it straight off!

Double cleansing is a must if you’ve worn makeup, after which you can follow with your usual routine.

Useful Makeup Tips

Makeup choices vary on many levels, from different shades to various textures. The type of makeup you’re looking for as a customer is unique to you. This can make shopping online for cosmetics such as blush frustrating, especially if you can’t afford to pay the top prices that the high street demands for top brands.

Buying makeup online is unique to you, whether it’s blush, eyeliner, or lip colour you’re searching for. When it comes to blush, your skin tone is the prime consideration. You’ll know that if you have fair skin, it brings with it a host of unique problems such as freckles or swift tanning on the beach. You’ll need the lightest blush shade, highlighting with something like champagne, and don’t apply too heavily.

Most women fall into the medium skin tone category, and this can be tricky to get right with blush products. You don’t want to look too pale, but you don’t want to look like a clown either. Choose rosy pink colours or perhaps deep peaches to make the most of your natural skin blend. Similarly, darker skin is a beautiful opportunity for blush so go with deep oranges or rose colours to enhance your natural skin shade. Of course, adding blush is one of the final touches, and so it is a good idea to read this contour and highlight guide by Avon if you need some assistance with the steps that come before the finishing, blush touch.

What about eyeliner?  There are no “one shade fits all” solutions when it comes to eyeliner. Cosmetics have evolved over the years to better suit the individual face. In just the same way as we all wear different bronzers and lip glosses to accentuate the contours and unique features of our faces, eyeliner can be used to similar effect. If you want your eyes to stand out, you need to find the best eyeliner for your eye colour. For instance, contrasting shades are great for bringing out the natural colour of the eye and making the most of your natural beauty. So, if you have blue eyes, why not try copper shades or even gold to bring out the blue that little bit more? Similarly, using touches of blue to highlight brown eyes is an effective way of drawing attention.

The best part of it is that you have complete control over your eyeliner. If you only want to delicately enhance your lids, you can line only the water lines, or you can rim the eyes entirely with colour if you want something more striking. The choice is yours. You’ll find many top eyeliner brands when you shop for cheap makeup online from one of the reputable suppliers of big brand names.

Hopefully, you now feel more prepared next time you go makeup shopping.

Tree Hut + Walmart $250 Giveaway

Disclosure: I received free products for sharing the information in this post. Affiliate links are included.

I LOVE trying organic beauty products.  I recently sampled some products from Tree Hut, and they are amazing.  First off, they smell good enough to eat! And secondly they have a great variety of products from sugar scrubs to lotions and body butters.  And they have many amazing scents and formulas to fit your unique tastes.  They also have high quality products at an affordable price!

I received the above products, and I’m looking forward to trying other scents like their Coconut Lime.  They also have products containing charcoal and hymalayan salt, which I’d love to try!

Be sure to check your local Walmart or Amazon for their products.

 

Giveaway! Want to win a $250 Walmart Card plus Tree Hut Sugar Scrubs?  It’s easy!  Just Follow TREEHUT on Instagram.  Then click the link in their profile.  It will take you to a place where you can enter your email, and you’ll be entered. Very Simple!  The giveaway is open through December 28.