Which Essential Oil Companies Should YOU Buy From? My surprising findings on my quest to find the best

I am most likely going to piss off some people with this post, but the information that I found was too good to keep to myself and keep you guys in the dark. As always, you should do your own research and question everything (even me!!). I ALMOST fell for the ploy. I got really excited because I felt like I was about to embark on a journey into the world of “top quality essential oils”. I thought that the lines I was being fed about these oils being “Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade” (or “CPTG”), “100% pure therapeutic grade”, and “therapeutic quality” meant that these essential oils HAD TO BE THE BEST. I was about to find out that all of these descriptions meant nothing in the eyes of the FDA and the aromatherapy world; they were just that, descriptions. Continue reading “Which Essential Oil Companies Should YOU Buy From? My surprising findings on my quest to find the best”

Ban the Bugs With Essential Oils – DIY Bugs-B-Gone Candles & Spray

It seems to me, that every year I feel like the bugs come out bigger, badder, and stronger. Last year the grasshoppers ate my entire vegetable garden; but this year, I have plans to prevent any bug infestations from ruining any outdoor fun I want to have! I have created The Hippy Homemaker Bug-B-Gone candles and spray. The smell of this spray is absolutely wonderful and refreshing. We have even sprayed this spray on our picnic tables and blankets, to help keep the bugs off of our area. This spray works so well that I carry a bottle of it in my purse, just in case! Continue reading “Ban the Bugs With Essential Oils – DIY Bugs-B-Gone Candles & Spray”

Make Your Own Skin SO Soft Whipped Shaving Cream

When I was trying to make up a batch of my liquid dish soap one day, I was in a hurry and trying to dissolve everything quickly, so I threw it in my Ninja Food Processor and whipped it up, thinking it would just stir it REALLY well. What I didn't think about or expect, was that it would WHIP the castile soap so that it cooled differently than the liquid dish soap recipe. In the end, after it had cooled sufficiently, it had turned into this fluffy whipped soap, and an idea sprung from the mistake that I had made. I can make my own shaving cream! Continue reading “Make Your Own Skin SO Soft Whipped Shaving Cream”

Homemade Holiday Scented Play Dough For The Little Ones In Your Life

I love playing with play dough. I have always been one of those artsy types of people; as a child, anything that my mom would suggest, that had to do with crafting, I was on board. Now, as a mom myself, I am always turning to the arts and crafts on those rainy days, and pretty much every day in between! One of Syfy's favorite things to do is play with play dough! What kid (or adult for that matter) doesn't like to mold and sculpt their every whim into playdough?  Continue reading “Homemade Holiday Scented Play Dough For The Little Ones In Your Life”

Exfoliate Your Skin With Homemade Body Scrubs – 3 Delicious Flavors

Every girl out there who has ever used a salt or sugar scrub, knows and LOVES that luxurious feeling that your skin gets after rinsing off. In the middle of the summer time, I am usually partial to a coconut lime version of one of these, but during the winter time I need certain comfort scents; citrus, peppermint, cinnamon, and vanilla. Continue reading “Exfoliate Your Skin With Homemade Body Scrubs – 3 Delicious Flavors”

Make Your Own Holiday Gifts: Peppermint Lavender Soy Candles

Did you know that most of those candles that you buy at the store are just burning toxic fumes into the air that your family and visiting friends breath, in your home? Those toxic chemicals are called “VOCs” (Volatile Organic Compounds) and they have been linked to everything from cancer to fertility problems. I had no idea that all of those wonderful clean linen scented Glade and Febreeze candles, that I used to love, were so full of all kinds of chemicals. Continue reading “Make Your Own Holiday Gifts: Peppermint Lavender Soy Candles”