Here it is – get more sleep & drink more water. That’s it! And the good news is, these are two simple (and free!) things that are mostly within our control! I had never taken the time to think about what impact sleeping & staying hydrated – or lack thereof – has on our bodies.
The dry season is here in Northern Michigan, & that means it’s time to stock up on my favorite homemade hand lotion! Winters are long & cold here – it’s been in the single digits all week! – so we go through a lot of it. A few years ago my skin started reacting to several of the lotions & cosmetics I was using, so I wanted to find a hand lotion I could make myself to try to eliminate the chemicals found in most store bought lotions.
One of my favorite things to do with essential oils is to use them to make roller bottles of my favorite scents. These are great for a lot of reasons! First, roller bottles are a really convenient way to apply your oils- it dilutes the oil, making it ready to use right away so you don’t have to mess with diluting them for each application.
Essential oils can be really overwhelming if you are new to them or have never used them before. There is so much conflicting information out there & it’s hard to know what to believe about them. When I first started using essential oils it was just to replace plug in air fresheners – I had no idea of all the other ways they could be used. Now they have replaced so many products that I used to buy, & I use them all over my house every day. And I can feel good about using them around my family.
We love essential oils at our house & I really can’t say enough good things about them! I started using them as a way to eliminate some of the chemicals in my home -mainly plug in air fresheners – & now I’m hooked. I’ve been using essential oils for a little over 3 years & as I’ve learned more about them and how to use them, I’ve slowly replaced air fresheners, dryer sheets, chemical cleaners & many over the counter medicines we used to keep on hand. They’re so versatile they have replaced my cleaning closet and my medicine cabinet.