I wrote earlier about my essential oils for sleep and our bedtime routine. If you’ve read either of those posts, you know that my children simply do not go to bed unless I put on their essential oil rollers! They will call out and ask for those oils on their cute little piggies until I finally deliver. Or in the case of my oldest, he’ll just get them himself. #winning While I’ve added in many different essential oil rollers throughout the years, an immune support essential oil roller has always been in the routine. [Read more…] about DIY Immune Support Essential Oil Roller
Here in Alaska winter takes a toll on our skin. I remember the same thing happening when we lived in Colorado. As the cold came on, the redness would start showing up, followed by painful cracks. For a long time I took the grin and bear it approach. Most lotions are full of chemicals and make my hands burn. And in the end, they would only make it worse. So I just went without. And then I was introduced to this DIY basic salve recipe.
Whatever we put on our skin gets into our bloodstream in 26 seconds. I’ve been on a mission for several years to rid our house of chemicals and that means I make a lot of things from scratch. Bonus – it’s usually cheaper to make them and they make great gifts. This week I whipped up another batch of DIY lip balm. I’ve been using this recipe for over 2 years and it’s my favorite! It only has a few natural ingredients and it seriously works. You know how many chapsticks seem addictive? Like the more you use them the more you need to use them? That’s because of the chemicals inside of them. They actually are harming your skin. Most chapsticks have petroleum, parabens, and fragrances (a cover term for all sorts of harmful chemicals) which are hormone disruptors and carcinogens. No thank you!!
I’m a Mom. You knew that, so you’re probably wondering why I would even mention it. Okay, well, there are some things that come with being a Mom, right? Sleepless nights. Lack of proper nutrition, alone time, hobbies, and self care. That’s really a downer list, isn’t it?
So Let’s Learn a New Routine – A Mom Routine
Okay, so let’s switch this around. It does not have to be that way. At all. Motherhood changes you. It rocks your world. Motherhood changes everything you know about life. But just because things don’t work and happen the way they USED to, doesn’t mean that self care is a thing of the past. Maybe it is just DIFFERENT self care.
This DIY hair spray recipe has been a little, yet pleasant change, in our household. Hair care can be expensive. Hair spray in my local store ranges from $1.50/6oz to around $15.00/8oz. To buy the quality, non-chemical hair spray we’ve had in our house? We’ve been paying $16.00/8oz. (Please note, these are Alaska prices…you may find they are different where you are!)
I do not use hair spray all that often. I wear it a few times a year when we are going somewhere nice and I want my hair to truly stay looking nice. Usually this means that the kids have also been left in the care of someone else. Which lends credence to the fact that it only happens a couple times a year. Ahem. My husband, Ben, however, wears it every day. In his job, he is constantly taking his hat on and off. He, as you might imagine, likes his hair to stay neat during this continual rotation of hats. And he’s discovered the best way to do this for his hair is to wear hair spray.