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DIY Candle Making, Scented Candles

The craft of candle making has its roots in the Middle Ages, back when it was known as “chandlery.” It quickly became a profitable career, as sources of light were vital for homes, travelers at night, businesses, streets, religious ceremonies, and entire villages. These first candles were made from wax consisting of tallow, which is the fat from cows or

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Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

IN ESSENCE… Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is derived from the steam distillated flowers of the Cananga odorata botanical. There are 5 classifications of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil: Ylang Ylang Extra, Ylang Ylang I, II III, and Ylang Ylang Complete. The numbers refer to the number of times Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is distilled through fractionation. Used in aromatherapy applications, Ylang Ylang Essential Oil soothes

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DIY Moisturizing Skin Serum

Growing up, I was fed the beauty myth that oily skin is bad. The cosmetics industry pushes the use of harsh, drying soaps and products that strip natural oils to help you get rid of shine. However, those natural oils actually help moisturize your skin. Washing them away can result in overly dry skin, rather than soft and supple skin. Really what you

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Holiday Homecoming Diffuser Blend

A great DIY Holiday Essential Oil Diffuser Blend Recipe for the Christmas Season: 5 drops Sweet Orange 2 drops Frankincense 1 drop Peppermint 1 drop Clove 1 drop Cinnamon Sweet Orange Essential Oil: Description: Sweet Orange is one of the most commonly used essential oils because of its diverse and beneficial properties. Its uplifting and familiar aroma makes it an ideal oil to add to

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Favorite Essential Oil Diffuser Blends For Autumn

One of my favorite ways to use essential oils is to scent my home, especially during the holiday season. Not only does it make our house smell lovely and give us that homey feeling, but it can help prevent illnesses from spreading depending on the essential oils used. Essential oils will work to scent your home best if you diffuse

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Mini Pumpkin and Apple Candles

These mini pumpkins and apple candles make cute autumn decorations that double as essential oil diffusers. You’ll also love the sound of a real fire crackling and snap as the wooden wicks burn! Pumpkin & Apple Candles Time: 30 minutes Difficulty: Easy Ingredients & Supplies: Mini pumpkins, gourds, squash, or apples Wooden candle wicks (these can be found on amazon.com) Beeswax Pellets Essential

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How To Make Natural Perfume

Using essential oils to create original fragrance blends for homemade cosmetics, air fresheners, or perfumes is fun and easy. And, by making your own formulas you can avoid the harmful chemical compounds, such as phthalates, commonly used in commercial perfumes and beauty – care products. {Recent research has linked phthalates to serious health conditions. Choose one essential oil to serve

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Creating Skin-Softening Body Butter Bars

Dry skin is universal, and most, if not all of us have suffered with it at one point or another. This shared discomfort is something you can easily solve with your own line of body butter bars. Creating skin-softening body butter bars is both easy and inexpensive. The basic ingredients are readily available; and, you can create seemingly endless variations

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HOW TO MAKE A FLOWER ESSENCE

While there are a number of variations on the theme, below you’ll find a simplified two-part method for creating your own flower essence. While you might choose to add other aspects to your flower essence creation process (such as prayer, chanting, placing the bowl on the ground instead of on a table, or surrounding the dish with crystals), for safety

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Tinted Lip Balm {DIY}

THIS PROJECT IS SIMPLE—so very delightfully, splendidly, simple. In the beginning stages of my personal transition to living a more sustainable, healthy life, skin care and cosmetics were among the first of my products to change. What you place on your body absorbs through your skin within 30 seconds, and personally, the thought of my bloodstream accumulating the hundreds of

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