d.i.y.friday ~ Homemade, Natural & Healthy Christmas Presents!

Natural, Healthy & Homemade Gift Ideas!!
These DIY Christmas presents are really easy and so much fun to make!
They are made from all good ingredients and will be sure to put
a smile on the face of whoever you give them too!!

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• WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THESE •
SCENTED SOY CANDLES

Jars/some type of container
Soy wax
Wicks (+ some glue)
Essential oils to scent the candles (I used lavender, peppermint and orange)
Decorations (food coloring and items to put in the candles. I used pieces of orange peel, dried lavender and some lingonberries. I think adding crushed candy cane to the peppermint candle would be really cute, but I could find any anywhere..)

SPICE MIXES:
Pumpkin/Christmas Spice

1/4 cup Cinnamon
1 tsp Ginger
1 tsp Cardamom
1 tsp Nutmeg
1 tsp Cloves

Taco Spice Mix
3 tsp Paprika powder
3 tsp Cumin
2 tsp Coriander
2 tsp Garlic
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Chili

Tikka Masala Mix
3 tsp Cumin
2 tsp Coriander
2 tsp Garam masala
2 tsp Curry powder
1 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp Chili
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
A few curry leaves
5 Cardamom pods
8 Whole cloves

PEPPERMINT SUGAR BODY SCRUB
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tbsp coconut oil
10-15 drops of peppermint essential oil

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All Natural Cleaning Recipes

All you really need to know is Baking Soda and Vinegar!! Pair these guys up with essential oils and natural based soap and you are ready to give your home an aromatic cleaning you will both appreciate!


ROSEMARY SOFT SCRUBBER ~ Great for bathrooms!

1/2 cup Baking Soda
1/8 cup liquid vegetable-based soap
10 drops Rosemary essential oil

MIX up then Scrub the crud!

The next homemade recipe:

TEA TREE MOLD -n- MILDEW ZAPPER

1 cup white vinegar
25 drops Tea Tree essential oil

Spray on ~ go put your feet up for 10 minutes ~ wipe or just spray it and leave it!

HANDY KITCHEN SPRAY

Fill your spray bottle up with naturally disinfecting white vinegar along with a good squeeze of natural dish soap and 20+ drops of your favorite essential oils. Lemon, Pine or Clove are great!! Spray on counters, table, high chair and greasy messes!

SUNSHINE WINDOW CLEANER

In a spray bottle add:
1/2 cup white vinegar
2 cups of water
1/2 teaspoon or less of natural dish soap
5 to 10 drops essential oil of LEMON, ORANGE or GRAPEFRUIT essential oils

AROMA~CLEANSE AIR SPRAY

Brace yourself for this genius breakthrough…
Get a bottle, fill it with water, add naturally disinfecting essential oils,
shake it and spray it….. wow.

Use single oils alone such as Lavender, Sweet Orange, or Clove or make complimenting combinations such as Patchouli~Rose or a Citrus Blast with Grapefruit, Lemon, Orange and Lime! Make an air purifying sick room spray of Eucalyptus, Thyme and Lemon.

LOVELY LAVENDER CARPET DEODORIZER

In a glass jar with a tight lid combine equal parts of baking soda and dried Lavender flowers.
To remove the stinkers, Sprinkle this mixture on your carpet. Let it sit for at
least an hour, then vacuum.

GROUNDING SPICE MOTH REPELLANT

1/4 cup Dry Thyme
1/4 cup Whole Cloves

Combine and separate into clothes bags to put in drawers, chests,
or to hang in closets.

All recipes are all natural, smell fresh and are very effective.

Happy Cleaning!

d.i.y.friday ~ Lemon Sugar Body Scrub


Everyone usually preps their feet for summer [aka heavy duty exfoliation day]
And know it’s time to do an end of the season de-callousing!

Thank you feet for running us around for all this summer fun,
plowing along through hours of yard work, and putting in your time
being smothered in chlorine water. Prepare to be pampered!!

But let’s not stop at tootsies!!

Elbows, knees, thighs, booties & backs love a good sugar scrub too!
[just be cautious on your pretty face though if you have sensitive skin]

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d.i.y.friday ~ Make Perfume with Fresh Flowers 

Flashback to the scented days of the Peony flowers!

Every year I wish the blooms would last forever,
so this season, I decided to start a long-term project
of making perfume from the blossoms.

It literally could take years, but—

Totally worth it. Totally fun.

And here’s the DIY video that inspired me!
Wouldn’t it be nice to live in Hawaii
where beautiful flowers grow year-round!!

This guy’s got it made –
I’d love to get a whiff of this homemade perfume!!

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Happy DIY Friday!! 

I’ve been stitching my heart out all day
on my new Singer One
(braggart)
(thanks Dreg!!)
Making the cutest little zippered
big mouth pouches, that I’d be happy to
show ‘n tell a few pics below! 

But what I really want to invite you
to look at are all the tweets
I just retweeted on Twitter!
TONS OF DIY FRIDAY IDEAS FOR YA!!!

My profile is @allnaturalme
(of course),
and there should be a link on top of my blog
to take you there (probably)

Yippee Twitter!
I’d love for you to hook up with me there!!
It’s NOT Facebook lol 




Finding fabric to match zippers…

My version of Pokemon Go 🙂 

Have a great diy weekend!!! 

Zippers are my new thing! 

d.i.y.friday ~ Print Clothes with Flowers


With this weekend being the annual Herb and Fiber Arts Festival
at the Sawmill in Cooks Forest, Pennsylvania
How could I not do a herby earthy flowery diy to go along with my excitement!!

Seriously, I’m excited.
Like, I am actually looking forward to waking up tomorrow,
Putting on my herbal game face, and scouting for botanical treasures!

I’m looking for a few things like:
something new that I haven’t grown before,
and something that when I smell it, my entire body tingles,
and then probably some thyme because I love it so.
And maybe mugwort, because I can’t identify it in the wild – yet.
And some purple basil. To make the best ever salad vinegar.
And then maybe something special for the bees & me,
like bee balm. or echinacea. or lavender. or anise hyssop.

So you see, I’m not looking for that much this year 😉

I read the other day that there are over 35,000 edible plants in the world.

Wowzers!!

Did you know you can toss some of your peony petals in your next salad?
(with the purple basil vinegar – yum yum)

Yes! They are edible!!
I should know – I just googled it.

And they might also work for this week’s crafty diy
of using them to print fabric as a natural clothing dye.

Happy Do-it-Yourself-ing!!

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Now please enjoy some gorgeous photos
I snapped this week of the fantastically beautiful,
deliciously smelling,
and according to Google, edible peony.

100+ ideas for DiY Friday

Creative energy is life force!

I invite you to pick a DIY (do it yourself) and allow the creative life force energy juices to start flowing in your veins!!

Make making things a habit, a pasttime, and, a priority!

HAPPY DIY FRIDAY!!!

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