DIY Aromatherapy Play Dough

It’s that time of year again.  The kids are out of school and you may be looking for ways to not only entertain them, but to keep them learning throughout the Summer.   Why not turn play time in to learning time by making aromatherapy playdough?  This activity is a perfect way to teach kids about aromatherapy and essential oils.  By using a variety of colors and oils you help them identify new scents and the plants from which they[Read more]

Skip the Artificial Sweeteners, DIY Natural Sodas

Folks, I don’t know about you, but I try to avoid putting things into my body that could make me feel bad, especially if it could potentially lead to illness.  I’m talking about all those artificial sweeteners in our diet drinks and other ‘sugar-free’ foods.  I would rather avoid headaches, irritability, joint pain, and all the other symptoms that have been linked with artificial sweeteners. The good news is that there IS a natural sweetener out there, native to The[Read more]

DIY: Ultra Moisturizing Natural Sunscreen

Summer is here which means a lot of time in the sun. According to the Environmental Working Group, safe suncreens must be free of oxybenzone, retinyl palmitate (a type of vitamin A), not have SPF above 50 and protect against UVA and UVB sunrays.  However, according to the group, 56% of beach and sport sunscreens on the market contain the chemical oxybenzone. The primary function of oxybenzone is to absorb ultraviolet light, but some research shows oxybenzone can be absorbed through[Read more]