Zap the Summer Cold!

August 13, 2014

As much as I hate it when my family is sick, there is a distinct closeness that comes from caring for a sick child or family member. And, in the winter, this can especially true. Steaming broth, hot tea, snuggly blankets, a cool cloth on a feverish brow, and, of course, the healing scent of […]

Stinky Kid Spray!

June 30, 2014

I grew up in Southeast Texas where it was too hot to go barefoot – though we did it anyway (just had to avoid the sidewalks). Frosty lemonade. Hot inner tubes on a cool river. Slides you couldn’t touch until evening (literally). Seat belt burns. Melty popsicles. Fire ants. Sandcastles. All these things were part […]

Sweet Dreams Pillow Spray!

January 27, 2014

After a long day, imagine laying your head down on a fluffy pillow lightly scented with your favorite essential oil. Spray pillows, sheets, towels, washcloths, stuffed animals, and bedspreads. You may also choose to use it as a room or bathroom freshener. I spray the guest towels in the bathroom and it lightly scents the […]

How to Make Unique Essential Oil Gift Baskets!

December 9, 2013

I love making gift baskets! I think it’s a lot more fun and interesting to open all sorts of unique little surprises within a big basket than to open one big gift all at once! And when all the gifts are homemade, it just seems so…well, so special. With a little creativity and effort, you […]

How to Make Your Own First Aid Spray

December 2, 2013

Stacy’s Boo Boo Spray (First Aid Spray) 2 oz. Aloe Vera Juice (or purified water) 8 drops therapeutic grade lavender 8 drops therapeutic grade geranium 4 drop therapeutic grade frankincense Shake together well and store in a dark glass spray bottle. It is very important to use only therapeutic grade essential oils. Lower grade oils […]

Make Your Own Spray Deodorant

October 30, 2013

Since making my DIY all-natural deodorant stick, I’ve been asked on numerous occasions to come up with a recipe for those who prefer sprays. Though our deodorant stick worked great and came out beautifully, it was definitely somewhat time-consuming. Not because of the preparations, but because of the clean up. Have I ever told you […]

Make Your Own Sore Throat Spray

September 19, 2013

I have been known to be a little paranoid about “choking hazards,” so I’ve never been a fan of throat lozenges, especially for children. That’s why this throat spray is my favorite way to deal with a sore throat! And it can be used as needed throughout the day or night. I love that! And […]

Healthy “Cool-Aid”

July 22, 2013

This stuff is amazing! To be honest, I wasn’t sure how it would taste, but I was so thrilled to find that it was absolutely delicious! It was fruity, tart, and thirst quenching, without that syrupy texture that most “cool-aids” have. It was easy, inexpensive, colorful, and healthy! And my kids LOVE it! I love […]

Bumps and Bruises

June 14, 2013

Bruises are no fun; but, bumps and bruises/contusions, especially while raising children, are part of life. When an area of the body is hit hard, the small blood vessels (capillaries) near the surface of the skin break and blood leaks into the surrounding tissue. This forms a discolored (black, blue, or red) area that is […]

Healing Hands Become Healed Hands!

June 3, 2013

I love it when I hear about an essential oil success story…especially when I find out The Common Scents Mom had something to do with it! I saw this comment posted by Jennifer Cash on Facebook today, written in response to a lady whose son is struggling with eczema. One lady shared with her the […]