The top 10 essential oils I always have on hand

Recently, I sent out a question to the wonderful readers on my newsletter list asking what overwhelms them most when it comes to wellness and essential oils. I got some really great questions, but the one that came in time and again was: What are the top essential...

Should you DIY or buy natural skincare products?

You've decided to use all-natural products to protect yourself and your family from the toxic chemicals that are abundant in today's personal care products. But. Do you DIY or buy? And while it would be really easy to give you a cut and dry answer to the question,...

How to use essential oils safely with kids

You want to keep your family healthy naturally. You know, based on your research, that plant-based remedies are a good move. They're safe. They're effective. They can save you a lot of money. And you like that essential oils are a super easy way to use herbs in your...

How to create a capsule wardrobe for kids

We've already talked about what it looks like to create a capsule wardrobe for yourself. But what about your kids? My children used to have so much clothing, way more than I did. I gratefully accepted all hand-me-downs, but never went through them so I could only keep...

What are your top needs? (+ my self care flowchart)

For the last year, self care has been at the top of my priorities list. During a spontaneous retreat with my bestie, I realized just how bad I’d been neglecting my top needs as I was reflecting on the way I’d been acting at home. More often than not, I’d been...

Essential Oils for Yoga

About a year ago, we moved out of our bus, into a 3 bedroom, 1 bath house with a large fenced yard and a laundry line (something I've wanted for a very long time). The transition was challenging, but it had its perks. For one, we have the most amazing neighbors ever....

Minimalist tips for using StitchFix

About a year ago, I decided to try out this fun shopping service a bunch of my blogger friends were talking about. It was July after all, and since my birthday is on the 29th (and I'm a Leo), I like to celebrate my birthday all month long. So why not start with a box...

Top Essential Oil Books and Courses

When I first started using essential oils, I got this great idea. What if, instead of deodorant, I just rubbed on a few drops of wild orange (because I love the smell) and call it good? Guess what happened? It burned. A lot. Turns out, diluting it with some coconut...

Journaling Your Health Journey

Years ago I ran a handmade bath and body products business. What started out as an interest in essential oils quickly blossomed into soap making, hand and body lotions, salt scrubs, herbal baths, lip balms, herbal balms, facial steams, and so much more. The list of...

How finding my style helped simplify my wardrobe

A few years ago, I approached a good friend and asked her if she'd be willing to help me hone my style, which at the time could best  be described as "minimalist frumpy". You see, she always looks AMAZING and I knew that if anyone could help, it was her. But I was a...