How to Make Stovetop Potpourri

Make Your Home Smell Festive with These 3 Stovetop Potpourri Recipes! How to make Stove top simmers DIY tutorial with cinnamon sticks, cranberries, vanilla extract, rosemary, juniper berries, and more. #stovetopsimmer #diy #fall #fallscents #entertainingtips #holiday #christmas #stovetoppotpourri #potpourri

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.

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DIY Lip Scrub for Super Soft Lips

How To Make Your Own DIY Lip Scrub for Super-Soft Lips! combine coconut oil, rosehip seed oil, and raw sugar for this homemade lip scrub to soften lips and remove dead dry skin. #naturalbeauty #homemadeskincare #homemadebeauty #naturalskincare #pantryskincare #pantrybeauty #coconutoil #rosehipseedoil #rosehipoil #cleanbeauty #selfcare #beauty #skincare #cleanskincare #essentialoils

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!

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Homemade Mosquito Repellent Tiki Torches | DIY

How to Make Homemade Mosquito Repellent Tiki Torches. Banish bugs and add chic decor to your outdoor area with these essential oil-infused tiki torches made from vintage glassware. Get the full tutorial at Jojotastic.com #diy #summer #patio #essentialoils #mosquitorepellent #homemadebugrepellent #tikitorch #summerDIY #outdoorentertaining

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!).

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How To Make Reusable Beeswax Wraps for Food | DIY

How To Make Reusable Beeswax Wraps — Perfect for Zero Waste Food Storage! DIY tutorial. A bit of fabric paint and some beeswax transform a piece of cotton into reusable, sustainable food wraps. Get the full tutorial at Jojotastic.com #DIY #foodwraps #sustainability #beeswaxwrap #beeswax #zerowaste #cleanliving #zerowastliving #livegreen #eco #wellness #noplastic #reducewaste

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!

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Deep Sleep Pillow Spray with Essential Oils | DIY

Promote deep sleep and relaxation with this pretty #DIY pillow spray infused with lavender essential oil. Get the full tutorial at Jojotastic.com #lavender #deepsleep #essentialoil

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.

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Sugar Cube Scrub with Essential Oils | DIY

Up your at-home spa game with these easy sugar scrub cubes infused with essential oil. Get the full tutorial at Jojotastic.com #diy #sugarscrub #essentialoils #sandalwood #sugarcube #wellness #selfcare #cleanbeauty #naturalbeauty

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.

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