So you want to begin your oily adventure finally? Maybe you’re already a doTERRA oil user and want to enjoy the benefits of becoming a wholesale member now! There is no better time than now, past & future are irrelevant. You can change your Read More
Okay so you may have heard all the oily goodness going on this month but for those of you who haven’t let me just say if your new to oils and wanting to start your oily adventure this month is the month to jump on the oil train!!!
Between December 1st thru December 15th dōTERRA is giving away a 5ml Holiday Joy + Snowman Topper with any 125pv order! So if you want to get our Home Essentials Kit (225pv) this month you’ll also get our 5ml Holiday Joy + Snowman Topper Free! But wait … there’s MORE! Read More
Hair growth & volume has been an issue for me since my pregnancies. Hormones went out of wack, hair started falling out and thinning 🙁I made the mistake and tried a hot fad shampoo and was one of many many people who experienced terrible results instead of the great results so many were happy with. Because of it my hair thinned ALOT worse and trust me my hair didn’t need any help in that department. Needless to say I stopped using that shampoo and started with my doTERRAshampoo/conditioner. My hair has never felt so healthy. My hair is softer and seems to be shiner too. I wanted to enhance the growth so I made my own hair spritz and I’ve only been using it for two days now but so far I am loving it. I wanted to share with you so you could try too!
What you’ll need:
30ml Glass Dropper Bottle (I get mine from amazon)
2 drops of Lavender
2 drops of Tangerine
2 drops of Grapefruit
4 drops of Rosemary
2 drops of Cedarwood
Top off bottle with Jojoba Oil (Oil Life, use code WANDERLUST5for $5 off $25 or more)
How to apply:
Put in oil drops into glass dropper bottle, top of bottle with jojoba oil. Shake well. Spritz on scalp where hair needs growth and massage in. Spritz on hair ends and massage in. Leave in all day before showering. Repeat 3 times a week!
You can get all of the oils I used here today from my site >> https://www.doterra.com/US/en/site/livingthewanderlust
We have all used store bought fabric softeners at least one time or another but do you know what’s in the fabric softener you’re using in your laundry? I know the fabric softeners we have used long ago contained perfumes that left my skin feeling itchy and irritated while sneezing frantically. Living in Texas we have enough allergies as it is without the help of more irritants being used in our own home. Sure your clothes smell nice I’m sure but it wasn’t worth it to me to feel so itchy every time after we washed laundry. I’m also a person who is very in tune with my body and when my body reacts to something I listen. When our bodies sneeze it doesn’t mean we are allergic to something it simply means Read More
Sometimes everything can’t be perfect when your deciding to begin with your own backyard chickens, however everything can be ideal! Some things just take a little extra work is all. So our hens were used to roaming five acres and when they began laying we could never find the eggs. Too many places for them to lay eggs without us ever finding them so we decided to round them up and put them in their run with their coop almost as a reset button for them. They began laying in their nesting boxes and the production came on very quick so we decided to keep them in their run/coop permanently. Read More
One of the most common questions I see so much with new chicken keepers are about refrigeration the eggs. Do fresh eggs need to be refrigerated? Do you know why or why not you should be refrigerating your backyard eggs?
It may not be as easy as it seems when it comes to choosing a breed for your backyard flocks. Are you wanting large eggs or colorful eggs? You’ll want to choose a breed based on this as well as the size of chicken you’re wanting. Are you wanting to keep to a smaller breed? When we were choosing breeds we knew we wanted some breeds that would lay a variety of egg colors, we loved seeing those blues and greens. We have easter Eggers and Welsummers, however Read More
We have all used store bought fabric softeners at least one time or another but do you know what’s in the fabric softener you’re using in your laundry? I know the fabric softeners we have used long ago contained perfumes that left my skin feeling itchy and irritated while sneezing frantically. Living in Texas we have enough allergies as it is without the help of more irritants being used in our own home. Sure your clothes smell nice I’m sure but it wasn’t worth it to me to feel so itchy every time after we washed laundry. I’m also a person who is very in tune with my body and when my body reacts to something I listen. When our bodies sneeze it doesn’t mean we are allergic to something it simply means our body is trying to evict whatever is foreign to our bodies. A sneeze is our bodies way to get rid of the irritant whether its mold spores in the air, perfumes, tree pollens or dust. In my case candles, perfumes, air fresheners, laundry soaps and softeners is what was most irritant to me. Still to this day if you’re wearing the hottest and latest perfume or cologne I will be sneezing after a hug I can almost guarantee it haha.
Long story short I chose to dig deeper and find a natural alternative, a more natural approach to our daily household uses. My first attempt was with our laundry. Laundry soap and softener, today I will only talk about the fabric softener. So I ask you this. Are you tired of the toxins and dangers that lurk in your fabric softeners? Do they irritate you or your little ones skin? Maybe you’re looking to change to a more natural lifestyle overall and this totally just fits in with that! If you answered yes to the above then give this a DIY a try! Making small changes in your home is the first step to natural solutions that leave your home safer and healthier for you and your loved ones! This DIY softener leaves our clothes now feeling soft and fresh without leaving our skin itchy and bothered. Using essential oils in our home is so important to us not only are they healthy for us but we benefit from them emotionally, and help with our moods and more!
What you’ll need:
- 1 Glass or Stainless Steel Jar 6oz ( I got mine from the dollar store for $1)
- Wild OrangeOil
- Baking Soda
- Epsom Salt (unscented)
- Jar Label (I’m still crafting mine on my vinyl machine)
- Metal Measure Spoon
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How to make:
- First add 2 cups of Epsom Salt to your jar
- Add 1/2 cup of baking soda
- Add 12 drops of Wild Orangeoil
- Add 12 drops of Lavender
- Add 6-8 drops Melaleuca( I prefer 8)
- Stir well before use. Store in a cool dry place.
- Use 1-2 tablespoons per load of laundry & enjoy!
This recipe should last you a really really long time! It normally lasts us 6-7 months and that’s for a family of five. I’d love to hear how you like this fabric softener recipe so leave me a comment on this post 🙂
Okay we love testing out new treats and products that involve our hens so we are super thrilled to announce our new favorite treats for our girls!
Treats for Hens: Mealworms & Calci Worms
One of my favorite things to do is it reward my girls with a healthy beneficial treat. After all they do produce the tastiest eggs and for that I’m so thankful, so what better way than to reward them with treats they love. Our girls love their mealworms and calci worms. They serve as a treat in the evening but also they provide health benefits which is important to a healthy flock. Just make sure not to give your hens too many treats. I like to give them a treat once a day or up to 2x a day every other day. Chickens can become obese in resulting in unhealthy chickens or even early death.
Every time my girls hear our chubby mealworms container shaking they come running from everywhere. They absolutely love these little treats filled with beneficial proteins and nutrients. We normally give our ladies a treat once a day or two times a day every other day. Don’t forget the main purpose of why you want chickens. We always enjoy our fresh eggs that we get daily so we want our hens to be the healthiest they can be since we are consuming their eggs. Unhealthy chickens means unhealthy eggs.
Coops: Let’s talk size
Can we stop and talk about coop size? Having the proper coop size for your hens is vital to their health. We have built our own coops over the years however we did purchase a coop from our local Tractor Supply in which we were looking for a quick finish. Surprisingly this coop only took 30-45 minutes to put together from start to finish.
This coop specified that it would house up to eight chickens. Once I put this coop together I quickly realized this was best suitable for no more than four chickens. My one rule of thumb when either building or purchasing a coop is space. Space is healthy for chickens so for ever chicken we like to allow space for two. If you have four chickens, allow space for eight and so on.