Homemade Lip Balm

Looking for the perfect lip balm recipe?  You are in the right place.  This version is super hydrating without being sticky.  It can be poured into lip balm tins or chapstick containers.  

(Makes 10 tubes)
1 1/2 Tbsp Beeswax pellets
12 drops of Essential Oils

Melt the beeswax in a double boiler. Add the coconut oil, shea butter, and sweet almond oil and stir until melted. Remove from heat and add essential oils. Pour into lip balm containers or chapstick containers and let it set for 24 hours. 

*Our favorite oils to add are PeppermintCinnamon Bark + Orange, or Lavender.

**If you want a subtle tint, stir in some of your Savvy Minerals blush.

***If you have an almond allergy, feel free to use 3Tbsp of coconut oil and omit the sweet almond oil. 

What is your favorite lip balm flavor?

Chicken with Honey Lemon Butter

Sheet Pan Dinners make life SO easy.  This is one of our favorite fall recipes.  We love to use carrots and parsnips from our garden!

Chicken with Honey Lemon Butter over Roasted Carrots and Parsnips
4 servings

Roasted Carrots and Parsnips
Parsnips- 4, chopped into 1/2 in. pieces
Carrots- 6, chopped into 1/2 in. pieces
Olive oil- 2 Tbsp
Thyme leaves- 1 tsp

Chicken with Honey Lemon Butter
Chicken breasts, boneless & skinless- 1 1/2 lbs
Garlic- 2 cloves, minced
White onion- 1/2, finely chopped
Honey- 2 Tbsp
Dijon mustard- 1 tsp
Lemon- 1/2, juice of
Lemon essential oil- 3 drops
Butter- 3 Tbsp
Olive oil- 1 Tbsp
Thyme- 4 sprigs

Arugula Salad
Lemon- 1/2, juice of
Lemon essential oil- 2 drops
Dijon mustard- 1 tsp
Honey- 1 1/2 tsp
Olive oil- 2 Tbsp
Arugula- 6 oz

1. Season chicken with salt and pepper and tenderize.
2. Mince garlic and chop onion.
3. Peel and cut carrots and parsnips.
4. Make Honey Lemon Butter. Combine garlic, onions, honey, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, Lemon essential oil, and butter in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for approx. 1 minute until the butter is melted. Stir to combine.

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Toss parsnips, carrots, thyme leaves, olive oil, salt & pepper in a bowl until well coated. Spread out on a sheet pan. Roast in the top rack of your oven for 25-30 minutes.

3. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil. Sear the chicken until golden brown, approximately 2-3 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to the sheet pan of veggies that have been roasting. Roasting the chicken on top of the veggies will give them a boost of flavor.

4. Pour butter mixture over the chicken and veggies and place thyme sprigs on each piece of chicken. Roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 F. The parsnips and carrots should finish at the same time as the chicken. If necessary, season to taste with more salt and pepper.

5. While the chicken is roasting, whisk together the lemon juice, Lemon essential oil, Dijon mustard, honey, and olive oil for the salad dressing. Add salt and pepper to taste. Toss Arugula with the salad dressing.

What are you making for dinner tonight?

Lemon Exfoliating Scrub

This Lemon Exfoliating Scrub is so good for your skin and it is easy on the budget! Say hello to glowing skin!

What you need:

A wide mouth glass jar
1 1/2 cups of sugar
1/4 cup of olive oil or coconut oil
Juice of one whole lemon
20 drops of
lemon essential oil

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and transfer to the glass jar. 

Apply the scrub to your face once a week and to your body twice a week. Lemon is a photosensitive oil so I'd use this scrub at night to avoid your risk of sunburn.

What are your favorite oils to add to your sugar scrub?

Clarifying Green Clay Facial Mask

Spa nights at home are the best!  When I want to nourish and pamper my skin I mix up a batch of this Clarifying Green Clay Facial Mask and my skin becomes SOOO smooth!

 What You'll Need:
🌿4 oz glass container 

Green Clay Mask Powder

Witch Hazel (Unscented)  

🌿888 drops 
Eucalyptus Globulus

Add a little less than 1/2 cup Green Clay to a small bowl. Squirt in Witch Hazel and stir until it makes a paste. If it is too runny, add more powder. Stir in essential oils and transfer to a jar.

This mask will last for several months in a sealed jar at room temperature.

To use: Rub 2 tsp of mixture over clean face. Allow to sit on the skin for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off and pat dry.

 Benefits of Green Clay:

🌿Detoxifying and Clarifying. It draws out the impurities in your skin.

🌿Exfoliating. This helps to remove dead skin from your face for brighter, clearer skin!

🌿Nourishing. Green clay has many minerals such as calcium and magnesium which promote collagen production.

🌿Reduces Inflammation. Green clay can help with red and puffy spots on your face.

🌿Antibacterial. Perfect for clear skin!

**If you don't prefer the tingly sensation of Eucalyptus on your face; Lavender, Frankincense, or Geranium essential oils would be excellent substitutions.

Have you ever tried a Green Clay Mask?

Oily Supplies

Yay!  Your oils and diffuser have arrived!  If you find yourself itching to make a few DIY recipes but aren't sure where to find supplies, I've got you covered! 

Here is a list of all of my favorite places to find oily supplies! 

Aloe Vera Gel We use this to make our after-sun spray, hand purifier and a ton of DIY recipes.  

Castile Soap We use this to make foaming hand soap, bubble bath, and body wash.  We only use 1-2 Tbsp at a time so a little bit goes a long way! This bottle lasts forever.  It is unscented so we customize the scent with our essential oils. 

Coconut Oil  This is our favorite carrier oil.  I love the pump top.  If I want to dilute an oil I just put on one of my kiddos I can squirt Coconut Oil right on their skin.  This is also the carrier oil we use in our Rollers. 

Double Boiler Pot This is not a necessary kitchen gadget, but it is helpful when you are melting ingredients.  You can also use a glass Pyrex bowl and set it in your pot.

Essential Oil Bags These adorable bags keep your oils organized.  Toss one in your purse and you will have everything you need! 

Glass Foaming Hand Soap Dispensers I've used these foaming dispensers for 6 years and they are still holding up!  I also toss one of these in the shower for foaming body wash.

Jojoba Oil This is our favorite oil to use for facial skincare products.  Jojoba oil has a similar molecular structure to the naturally occurring sebum on our face so we aren't worrying about it clogging pores. 

Labels for Roller Bottles  My favorite Etsy shop to find cute labels for my rollers and spray bottles!

Roller Bottles Rollers allow us to mix up our favorite combos and to apply the essential oils to our skin without making a mess!

Shea Butter We use a cheese grater to break it into smaller chunks to make it easier to melt when we are making body butter

Spray Bottle and Roller Starter Pack  A combo of Rollers and Spray bottles of a variety of sizes

4 oz Spray Bottles We use this size for scalp spray, linen spray, fruit and veggie spray, etc.. 

16 oz Spray Bottles  We use this size to make our Thieves Household Cleaner (one capful) and DIY Window Cleaner

Wool Dryer Balls  Toss these in the dryer instead of dryer sheets!

What are your favorite oily accessories?  Share your links below!
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