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It is amazing to me how many toxins and chemicals are out there. They are in things that I never would have thought about before. Since they are so prevalent, I wanted to share my 3 simple tips on living toxic-free! Before I begin with my list I do want to remind you that nothing in…

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  • Emily - Great tips!! I will definitely be looking into your essential oils resources!April 18, 2017 – 4:01 pmReplyCancel

  • Sarah Althouse - I am just finishing up the rest of my toxic cleaners (but have bought organic “clean” brands to replace them) but otherwise..doing pretty well removing all the chemicals from my home!April 19, 2017 – 12:46 pmReplyCancel

This is one of my favorite joyful essential oil diffuser blend recipes! These three essential oils help to create an uplifting and joyful atmosphere. Diffusing essential oils is one of the most popular ways to use them, and it is one way to help receive all the benefits they have to offer. There are so many great…

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I love creating easy + natural recipes to use in my life. I wanted to share my diy natural dry shampoo recipe that I absolutely love to use, and it is so simple to make!   It’s only 2 or 3 ingredients and you will use a makeup brush for easy application. The first thing you will need…

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  • JoJo Tabares - I’ve seen these commercials and thought it a great idea, but never looked for them in the store. Thought they must be expensive. Great idea!April 4, 2017 – 11:13 amReplyCancel

    • heysimplyreeni@gmail.com - Yes! I used to buy them from the store, but love this recipe more plus I don’t have to worry about any chemicals 🙂 Thanks!April 4, 2017 – 5:19 pmReplyCancel

  • jessica - i love DIY projects and i LOVE dry shampoo….can’t wait to try this and thanks for sharing! April 4, 2017 – 1:34 pmReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Dunham - This sounds like a great product that I will have to try! I bet it smells lovely 🙂April 4, 2017 – 6:10 pmReplyCancel

  • Emily - Ok, I use. a TON of dry shampoo, so I just might have to try this. Seems a lot safer than whatever is in those cans of dry shampoo!April 4, 2017 – 11:06 pmReplyCancel

  • Cait Weingartner - I love how you’ve created a dry shampoo without all the chemicals found in the commercially prepared products. I’m sure the lavender essential oil must make your hair smell wonderful. I’m looking forward to trying this soon!April 5, 2017 – 6:54 amReplyCancel

I get a lot of questions about what is needed when using essential oil on kids! Here is the ultimate list of everything needed to use essential oils with kids! Essential oils have so many powerful benefits to support our health. They are a great tool to use for those of us who want to…

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  • jessica - Thanks for Sharing!! I’ve been wanting to know more essential oils for my family!March 28, 2017 – 2:49 pmReplyCancel

  • Jamie - I love this! I know essential oils are POWERFUL, so using the on my kids is something I do with much caution. Definitely adding a few of these to my shopping list.March 28, 2017 – 2:59 pmReplyCancel

  • Meredith - This is so helpful. I’m just starting reading into working with oils and these tips are really great! I’m pinning for later., Thanks!March 28, 2017 – 6:56 pmReplyCancel

  • Sue Tanya Mchorgh - Thanks for sharing. I have never considered essential oils before but i definitely will..March 29, 2017 – 4:55 amReplyCancel

  • aproverbswife@gmail.com - I love using my oils. I find they work better on my hair and skinMarch 29, 2017 – 10:57 amReplyCancel

  • Rimsha - This is such a lovely list. I have this newfound obsession with essential oils so I LOVE this. Had no idea they could be used in a diffuserMarch 29, 2017 – 1:53 pmReplyCancel

    • heysimplyreeni@gmail.com - Yes I love them as well:) There are so many great ways to receive their benefits!! Just one more thing to love:)March 30, 2017 – 4:48 pmReplyCancel

Here are some ways to make the perfect daily health checklist for yourself and your family! Staying healthy is a very difficult thing to do. There is so much information out there on how to live a healthy life, and it can seem overwhelming. Here are some simple steps to take to make the perfect daily…

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  • JoJo - I don’t have too much I can do with so many chronic illnesses and after three surgeries so it’s just putting walking on my list. March 21, 2017 – 10:45 amReplyCancel

  • Shan Walker - Wise wise words!  If only I could remember these simple tips every single day!  Thanks for these great reminders.March 21, 2017 – 10:47 amReplyCancel

  • Teri - I’ve never thought of many of these.   I think I’m going to start a health checklist. Water is my most difficult challenge, but seems the easiest place to star.t Thanks!March 21, 2017 – 5:56 pmReplyCancel

  • Christie Anggara - very helpful article, so loveely to read it. Easily to do in day activitythanks so muchMarch 22, 2017 – 5:36 pmReplyCancel

  • Sarah - I’ve added that book Failing Forward to my wish list.  This post was unexpected!  I thought I would read a bunch of tips about what you should and shouldn’t put in your daily care.  But this has brought a new perspective to my routines.  Thank you!March 23, 2017 – 12:07 amReplyCancel

    • heysimplyreeni@gmail.com - Glad you enjoyed it! I think it is so important to remember that every body is different so what works for one person might not work for another:) It’s important to figure out what works best for your situation. Thanks for stopping by!March 23, 2017 – 11:09 amReplyCancel

  • Kim - These are excellent tips!  Starting small is so important.  When I try to make too many changes at once, I fail at all of them, but when I start with just 1 or 2 I have a much better chance at turning them into a lasting habit.March 24, 2017 – 12:29 amReplyCancel

  • Brit Strawbridge - This is a great post! something I really need to work on! Thanks for sharing! xxMarch 24, 2017 – 1:43 pmReplyCancel

  • Emily | Crunchy Mama Science - I so relate to the simplicity! It’s what got me going on the natural living in the first place. 🙂March 27, 2017 – 1:20 pmReplyCancel

  • Sarah Althouse - I make HUGE green juices because if I’m doing all that cutting I might as well make enough for a few days. Plus, it’s ready to go!March 27, 2017 – 1:58 pmReplyCancel

  • Abbey - I love your advice to start small! I think so many people are unsuccessful because they have big dreams that just aren’t attainable immediately! But if you start small and accomplish the little goals, you will be encouraged to strive for the bigger ones!March 27, 2017 – 3:22 pmReplyCancel

  • Katie - These are great tips! I’m going to have to read that John Maxwell book! I’ve read a few of his others and always really enjoy them!March 27, 2017 – 6:18 pmReplyCancel

Spring is right around the corner so I wanted to share my top 5 spring essential oil diffuser recipes with you! Bonus: Free Printable! I love diffusing essential oils because of all the benefits you get with each oil! All you will need is an essential oils diffuser and some essential oils to get started! Springtime:…

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There are so many different ways to use essential oils! One way that my family and I use them is by creating essential oil spray bottles. They are not only great for having around the house, but also for on the go!  How to Make Essential Oil Spray Bottles:   The first step in creating these…

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  • Sarah Althouse - I’ve had spray bottles sitting in my amazon cart for weeks to make this (and to spray my cat when he scratches the couch but that’s for another time.) Definitely want to make this to spray on my pillow at night!March 8, 2017 – 2:01 pmReplyCancel

  • Marette Flora - I want to make these! So far I have only made a spray for cleaning my yoga mat with tea tree oil. These sound great!March 8, 2017 – 3:15 pmReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Dunham - These are great! I love spraying lavender on my pillowcase just before bed!March 8, 2017 – 4:42 pmReplyCancel

  • Abbey - I love essential oils! We diffuse and use roller balls, but I haven’t made any sprays yet! I’ll have to look into this! 🙂March 8, 2017 – 5:10 pmReplyCancel

  • Crystal // Dreams, etc. - I’ve recently gotten into essential oils and would love to make some of my own sprays. I’ll definitely try some of these out!March 8, 2017 – 6:47 pmReplyCancel

  • Tori - I’m just starting with essential oils (and I’m already in love), so I’m definitely saving this! It seems to be perfect for my bag, work or in my car. Thanks!March 8, 2017 – 9:40 pmReplyCancel

  • Tara L - I love the idea of the pillow spray, sounds really interesting. Do you have a recipe for anxiety?March 9, 2017 – 3:15 pmReplyCancel

    • heysimplyreeni@gmail.com - There are a lot of recipes that could help support anxious feelings:) One of my favorite is 10 drops ylang ylang, 10 drops bergamot, and 10 drops lavender!March 21, 2017 – 6:05 pmReplyCancel

  • Meredith - I haven’t thought of making to-go spray bottles.. Love it! On my to-do list now.. Thanks for sharing!March 9, 2017 – 7:05 pmReplyCancel

  • candy - Haven’t made the spray bottles yet, Like for the different rooms, sleep and purify.  Will have to make these easy enough.March 9, 2017 – 8:58 pmReplyCancel

  • Jewels - Thanks for these recipes! I’m a huge fan of EO. I can’t wait to try these recipes~March 10, 2017 – 12:25 pmReplyCancel

  • Carina - Good idea to use glass spray bottles! I’ve never found sub small ones before. Those are perfect size!March 13, 2017 – 3:17 pmReplyCancel

Healthy living is so important for everyone! There is so much information out there on what diet you should eat, how to lose weight, how to have healthy skin, and how our kids should eat. That is why I wanted to compile a list of the 5 best wellness books to read! 5 Best Wellness Books to…

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  • JoJo Tabares - Always looking for natural alternatives. Thanks. March 1, 2017 – 12:10 pmReplyCancel

  • Krish - This is great information, I’m particularly attracted to the essential oils book as I’ve started using some of the oils and I absolutely love it. But I want to know more and buy the right kind of oils so the book will be handy!March 1, 2017 – 7:00 pmReplyCancel

    • heysimplyreeni@gmail.com - That is great you have started on your essential oil journey! They are so helpful and have so many benefits:) Let me know if you ever need anything or have any questions!:)March 2, 2017 – 10:53 amReplyCancel

  • Diana - I’m definitely interested in the essential oils book. I hear so many people talking about them, but it seems like there’s so many oils that do so many different things. March 3, 2017 – 2:29 pmReplyCancel

    • heysimplyreeni@gmail.com - Yes! Essential oils have been a game changer in our house:) They have so many different uses, and I am constantly learning more ways to use them! If you ever want anymore information on essential oils I am an open book! Email me anytime at heysimplyreeni@gmail.com🙂 Have a great rest of your weekend!March 5, 2017 – 5:18 pmReplyCancel

  • Mamaguru - Thank you for this list. I can’t wait to read Eat Dirt. Sounds really good.March 4, 2017 – 2:37 amReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - I’ve heard a couple of these books but I’m adding a few to my MUST HAVE list. Thanks girl. I appreciate it. 🙂
    Have a great weekend hun!March 4, 2017 – 1:10 pmReplyCancel

  • Kristen - I have to read eat dirt! Also putting both essential oil books on my list too!March 6, 2017 – 11:50 amReplyCancel

  • Dave - A great list. I’m going to add Eat Dirt to my list. I’m reading Obstacle is the Way right now as a way to better handle stress. Stress management is an overlooked piece of wellness. It’s one that I’m really trying to focus on as I face a great deal of daily stress as an autism Dad. March 6, 2017 – 12:05 pmReplyCancel

    • heysimplyreeni@gmail.com - Yes! I agree that stress is overlooked! I think Eat Dirt would be a good book to read! I have noticed that the better my “gut” health has become the better able I am to handle certain stresses in my life:)March 6, 2017 – 6:12 pmReplyCancel

One of my favorite times in life is when my son is peacefully playing and enjoying life. That is why I love this top essential oil calming diffuser blend for kids! It helps calm my son down when life just doesn’t seem to want to slow down. This essential oil diffuser blend is great to give…

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  • vanessa - I have a diffuser and use essential oils daily. It’s great for using the lavender to put my kids to sleep.February 22, 2017 – 1:04 pmReplyCancel

  • Meredith - Thanks for the tips! I’ve been looking into starting using oils for a while now, and I know for sure, my 5 year old boy could use some calming help at times!February 22, 2017 – 6:17 pmReplyCancel

  • Kristin - Any blend with Vetiver seems to do the trick with me or my kids.  Lavender is always a standby.February 23, 2017 – 3:42 amReplyCancel

  • Brigette Collins - I bet these smell great throughout the house! My cousins use essential oils and they swear by them!February 23, 2017 – 4:12 pmReplyCancel

  • Kim@WildflowerFour - We diffuse EOs all the time.  I love how they have a positive effect on everyone in the room, not just the kiddos!  🙂  Stopping by from the IBN Promo Group.February 23, 2017 – 11:59 pmReplyCancel

  • Shann Eva - Thank you for this. Not only will I be using it at home for my boys, but I would love to use it in my dance classes that I teach when the kids are being wild.February 24, 2017 – 4:23 amReplyCancel

Peppermint essential oil is one of the most popular essential oils. It is popular because of how many different ways you can use it! Our home always has this oil out and ready to be used since it is such a versatile essential oil! Here are 15 Ways to Use Peppermint Essential Oil: Rub on temples…

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  • JoJo Tabares - My favorite oil was the Lavender. I liked the peppermint too, but lavender is my fave.February 14, 2017 – 12:00 pmReplyCancel

  • Lara M - I love peppermint oil! I use it with Frankincense for topical pain relief 💖 Thanks for sharing a great list!February 14, 2017 – 9:34 pmReplyCancel

  • Sasha - This is good to know. I didn’t realize it had so many purposes!February 17, 2017 – 1:31 pmReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Dunham - These are great tips! I love using peppermint oil as a little pick me up during the day. February 19, 2017 – 10:24 pmReplyCancel

  • Daniella - Thanks so much, I’m definitely going to try all of these. Its such a useful oil.February 24, 2017 – 7:30 amReplyCancel

  • Krish - I now know all the best uses of peppermint oil, that is great information!March 1, 2017 – 7:05 pmReplyCancel

  • Jennifer @ Chic Misfits - I love essential oils! I had no idea peppermint had this many benefits. I’ll definitely need for a daily pick me up.March 2, 2017 – 4:11 pmReplyCancel

  • Sarah - I recently made some homemade peppermint patties with my peppermint oil.  It’s so great for digestion that I try to have a little bit everyday.March 2, 2017 – 10:24 pmReplyCancel

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I am a natural living, Jesus + fitness loving momma of 1. I have spent the last 8 years of my life to researching and learning as much about natural living as possible! I have completed Dr. Axe's Nutritional Leadership course along with becoming a personal trainer. Since having my son two years ago, I have a desire to share and help others!

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