Happy Birthday With a Birthday Cake Sugar Scrub

It's my birthday (on October 13th) and I'll be celebrating with lots of sprinkles, birthday crowns, cake, and fancy spa day goodies! I love making beauty products with a theme, so I thought I would enjoy a sugar scrub that looks and smells like a birthday cake celebration! It smells so good, that I might also need to make my famous vegan vanilla birthday cake to eat alongside my bathtub spa time.

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Crockpot Pumpkin Pie Applesauce

At the beginning of this summer, I thought it would be prudent to buy myself two 12-packs of organic pumpkin puree, because I just knew that I was going to want to make everything pumpkin as soon as September hit. I thought that I was crazy when I unpacked all of the boxes of pumpkin puree, until I began thinking of all of the pumpkin recipes I wanted to share with you guys! Today's fall pumpkin treat is an easy one and it's the perfect healthy after school snack for the whole family!

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Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil – The Spicy Germ Killer

The utterly recognizable warm and inviting aroma of cinnamon has been enticing humans for centuries. Because of its extremely antiseptic, antibacterial, and antiviral properties, when diffused, cinnamon leaf essential oil kills airborne cold and flu germs! It also helps to stimulate the immune system, boosting your body's ability to fight off infection. I am utterly fond of cinnamon leaf essential oil, using it profusely during the fall and winter seasons!

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Easy DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice Cold Brew Coffee

Are you in love with cold brew coffee? Living here in Texas, I have come to really appreciate cold brew coffee, especially on all those hot summer days! The summer heat can go all the way through October here, making me feel torn between wanting a pumpkin spice latte' and trying to avoid hot beverages. Well Hippy Lovers, I have solved this conundrum for us all with my homemade pumpkin pie spice cold brew coffee! It's SUPER easy to make and saves you a TON of money! 

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Rosalina Essential Oil – The Kid-Safe Eucalyptus Alternative

Known as “lavender tea tree” in Australia, Rosalina essential oil is not as well known as either lavender or tea tree, but it definitely should be. Extremely gentle, this essential oil is the perfect substitute for eucalyptus in any kid-friendly vapor rub or diffuser blend. It works hard to help ease seasonal discomfort, calm coughs, and open up airways for better breathing. Carrying many of the same properties as lavender and tea tree, Rosalina is great at cleansing and healing open wounds, dermatitis, and even acne.

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Moving Can Be Stressful But The Cleaning Part Doesn’t Have To Be!

Moving seems to be one of the skills that I am BEST at. As a military brat, I practically spent my childhood moving around, and now as an adult who loves apartment life, I have found myself moving around town, almost as much. This year has been no exception. The Boyfriend, Syfy, and I made a move into a new apartment this summer and boy has it been interesting combining two households! Fortunately, I was able to lighten our load with my easy green cleaning methods throughout our new home, and today I am sharing with you my favorite ways to clean using simple non-toxic methods and essential oils!

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Treat Your Allergies Naturally Using Herbs – DIY Herbal Allergy Vape Blend

Even though spring is officially gone, my seasonal allergies are still going strong here in the great state of Texas. I swear I have an allergy to something during every season here! This season's allergies have been so frustrating that I decided it was time for me to find the best natural remedies to keep my allergies at bay throughout the year. Along the way, I stumbled upon an idea that turned out to be just what I was looking for! Vaping herbs can give you some of the same benefits as drinking them in a tea. 

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My Skin Needed a Summer Vacation – A Lather Review

Summer is here and The Boyfriend, Syfy, and I have finally unpacked from our move into our new apartment! It's been a stressful two months, having to pack everything up and move right at the end of the school year, and I was in dire need of a spa treatment (and a good beer). Luckily, my friends over at Lather had just what I needed to give my skin the vacation it needed! They hooked me up with their Honey Moisture Mask w/Propolis Extract and Bamboo Lemongrass Body Smoothing duo and I supplied the beer.  I had everything that I needed to get my summertime spa up and running…the only question I had was could I convince The Boyfriend to join me at the HippyHomemaker spa? The answer…YES! 

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Essential Oil Safety Q&A With Robert Tisserand

Here on THH, essential oil safety education is my TOP priority! We have talked a lot about essential oil safety over the years and my favorite source for much of the information that I have shared with you guys is world renowned essential oil safety expert, Robert Tisserand and his book, Essential Oil Safety. Today, I have a special treat for you, Hippy Lovers! Robert Tisserand has agreed to answer our essential oil safety questions! I asked Robert the top questions you've had about safety and he came through with some great information!

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