The Benefits of Essential Oils in Bath Bombs

Non-toxic skincare and clean methods of self-care are all the rage right now. More than ever people are interested in finding “cleaner” products (think essential oils and plant-based everything) to introduce into their daily and/or weekly beauty and self-care routines. Now, I don’t know about you, but have you ever looked at the ingredients list for some beauty products? There are so many long, unpronounceable words it seriously makes my head spin. One product in particular that I started making on my own a while ago because of questionable ingredients is bath bombs.

I love a good bath bomb as much as the nest person, so when I started making them myself, I wanted to incorporate as many good-for-me benefits as possible. One must-have item that fell into that category was essential oils. There are so many positive benefits associated with essential oils that it really was a no-brainer. Plus it makes the bombs smell ahhmazing.

So, what are these benefits (other than the great smell) of using essential oils in bath bombs? I’ve got all the answers below.

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window shopping // vintage varsity style (for under $100!)

take your fall inspiration from vintage back to school days with these varsity styles all for under $100! #under100 #backtoschool #varsity #preppy #fashion

Back-to-school season is upon us, folks! Personally, I’m super excited about this. I was always that over-eager kid who asked her mom to take her to Target for school supplies the moment we got the list from the school. And clothes? I spent hours and hours shopping and planning my first-week-of-school outfits in my head until I was satisfied that I was going to put my best foot (and new shoes!) forward. Inspired by this feeling of fall and new beginnings, I’ve rounded up my favorite vintage-inspired varsity pieces that conjure images of freshly mowed football fields and perfectly dusty chalk boards. All the pieces are under $100, so get to clicking!

source: varsity stripe sweater

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Travel Guide: Tuscany & Annette Joseph Styling Workshop

Tuscany Travel Guide

I hope you enjoyed last’s Travel Guide for Pisa cuz today is all about where I visited in Tuscany and everything I learned while participating in Annette Joseph’s styling workshop! While participating in the workshop, Annette showed us beautiful areas of Tuscany that were just too beautiful to keep to myself. I wouldn’t call this exactly a comprehensive guide to that region because there is just so much more to explore… but this is a great starting point, especially if you’re considering taking one of her workshops next year!

Tuscany Travel Guide

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Travel Guide: Pisa, Italy

Things To Do In Pisa - Travel Guide for Pisa Italy including what to see, where to eat, and where to stay in Pisa. #pisa #travelguide #italy #pisaitaly #wanderlust

It’s finally time for my long-awaited travel guides for Italy!

In the coming weeks, I’m planning to share a travel guide to each city we visited during the trip, so be sure to stay tuned for each one. So many readers have asked on social media for me to do trip recaps because either you’re planning a trip to Italy or have already been yourself. Admittedly, it took me way longer to sift through all of my trip notes, photos, and videos to put these travel guides together, but I’m so excited to finally be able to share my trip experience with you! I started my trip to Italy in Pisa and spent 1 day there exploring because the flights were soooo much cheaper if I flew in a day early. It was definitely worthwhile because arriving a day early helped me cope with the jetlag and also start off the trip with some delicious meals and exploration.

Pisa Travel Guide

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A Summery Brunch Tablescape | Small Space Entertaining

Small Space Entertaining, A Summer-Inspired Brunch Tablescape with layered white plates, wooden chargers, raw rough linen, vintage flatware utensils, and gold rimmed glasses. #tablescape #tabletop #entertaining #smallspaces #hostess

Wow, it’s been a hot minute since I shared a tablescape with you! In the heat of summer, I usually keep things pretty casual on the entertaining front… simple white plates with a buffet-style food serving situation — then tons of outdoor seating! Recently, I hosted a brunch for my girlfriends where I wanted the vibe to be a bit more curated, but still very casual. I pulled the inspiration for the tabletop pieces from Sarah’s all-white floral centerpiece, so there is plenty of clean white, natural wood tones, raw linen, and a touch of gold metallic (cuz every tablescape needs a touch of gold!).

A Summer-Inspired Brunch Tablescape

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An All-White Floral Centerpiece Inspired by Summer | DIY

After our elaborate ombré peony installation last month, we decided to go back to the basics to showcase summer’s floral bounty this month. August is always an odd time of year because it feels like peak summer, but with a hint of the cooler months to come. It’s been too hot here in Seattle to do anything over the top (does anyone else feel like it requires tons of extra effort to do stuff when it’s blazing hot out?), so we kept this DIY pretty simple and straightforward. Using a custom handmade Jill Rosenwald vase, we chose to compliment the bold, blue tones in this vase with whites, greens, and a touch of blush. The combination is a floral arrangement that’s easy to make and quite stunning!

An All-White Floral Centerpiece Inspired by Summer | DIY

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