Personally, I feel like there is a lot of stigma around the idea of ‘potpourri.’ I am immediately reminded of dusty bowls of weird dried things that smell like really bad perfume. No, thank you. Recently, I stumbled upon the idea of a stovetop potpourri (thanks, Pinterest) and was intrigued. I love the idea of using fresh, natural ingredients from my pantry to make my home smell amazing. Plus, it’s yet another excuse to use our freshly renovated kitchen! I experimented a bit and came up with 3 go-to stovetop potpourri recipes that are perfect for fall and the holiday season — especially with the potential for houseguests.Continue reading “How to Make Stovetop Potpourri”
For the past month or so, I’ve had a really dry spot on my lips and it was driving me nuts! I started perusing stores for a lip scrub, thinking that it would help remove the dead skin and soften. Then I had an idea: it can’t be that hard to make… why not whip up a batch of my own?? So I did some research and discovered so many recipes for homemade lip scrubs. Seriously, SO MANY. I tried out a few and made adjustments based on what I had on hand and preferred. Here’s my DIY lip scrub concoction that’s worked really well — it’s just 3 ingredients!Continue reading “DIY Lip Scrub for Super Soft Lips”
The Fourth of July is behind us and summer is in full force — even here in Seattle! That means plenty of barbecuing, al fresco dinners, and evening spent drinking rosé on the back porch. Aka, total bliss. And, while the vitamin D and warm breezes are a definite perk, the buzzing mosquitoes are more than a minor annoyance. Rather than stocking up on the standard bug-repellant citronella candles, I wanted to make something a little more special. Enter: our essential oil-infused homemade mosquito repellent tiki torches, crafted from pretty vintage glassware (for that extra-special touch!).Continue reading “Homemade Mosquito Repellent Tiki Torches | DIY”
When Joanna shared a post about chic reusable containers last month, I knew it was finally time to post my take on DIY beeswax wraps. I’ve been seeing tons of Instagram ads for Bee’s Wrap for awhile now and I’ve always wanted to make some myself so I can store leftover food in a sustainable — and beautiful! — way. The process was really fun and surprisingly easy. Now I have something practical that makes me smile every time I use it!Continue reading “How To Make Reusable Beeswax Wraps for Food | DIY”
Who among us hasn’t tossed and turned while lists of to-dos and/or imagined ;emergencies; endlessly unspooled in our minds, to the detriment of much-needed sleep? In order to soothe my mind and facilitate deep, restful sleep, I’ve started to spruce up my nighttime routine. I bought myself a really luxurious night cream and invested in some sweet springtime pjs. Linen sheets are next on my list, but until I’m ready to make that investment, I turned to my standby essential oils to round out my new bedtime ritual. Keep scrolling to see how to make this super-easy, deep sleep inducing DIY!
P.s. Hi, friends! It’s been a minute since I’ve shared a DIY tutorial around these parts and I blame the fact that Joanna and I are both planning our weddings right now — a fact which is both exciting and exhausting.Continue reading “Deep Sleep Pillow Spray with Essential Oils | DIY”
Lately, I’ve been all about little moments of self care. As evidenced in Joanna’s wellness posts, that can mean anything: a face mask on a Tuesday night… slathering on rose-scented lotion before bed… an extra-long, extra-hot shower on a Saturday morning. Which got me thinking, how can I elevate that experience just a little more? The answer: making my own Sugar Cube Scrub!
These sweet little sugar cube scrubs are more than meets the eye — they’re full of super-hydrating coconut oil, anti-inflammatory rosehip seed oil, and the heady scent of sandalwood, so they definitely feel like a moment of self care. Bonus? They’re ridiculously easy to make.Continue reading “Sugar Cube Scrub with Essential Oils | DIY”
There are tons of ways to make your home smell great: candles, electric diffusers, plug ins, palo santo, incense… and reed diffusers! Today I’m sharing an incredibly easy way to make your own essential oil reed diffuser with a cute etched glass vessel. But first… a back story.Continue reading “Essential Oil Reed Diffuser with Etched Glass | DIY”