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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

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

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

For most parents it is pretty difficult to get our kids to eat their veggies. That is why we have to find ways to sneak in veggies with their meals! Here are 5 ways to sneak in veggies for kids. 5 Ways to Sneak in Veggies for Kids: 1. Smoothies– Smoothies are not only so easy to…

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  • Julie - I love these ideas. I was the queen of sneaking shredded zucchini into everything!January 30, 2017 – 3:45 pmReplyCancel

    • heysimplyreeni@gmail.com - Yes! That is awesome 🙂January 30, 2017 – 6:29 pmReplyCancel

  • Jennifer @ Chic Misfits - These are so cool! I never would have thought to add sweet potatoes to brownies. I’ll have to try this the next time I’m on “aunt duty.”January 31, 2017 – 5:07 amReplyCancel

    • heysimplyreeni@gmail.com - Yes! It is an easy trick to use 🙂January 31, 2017 – 11:45 amReplyCancel

  • Kseniya - This is great! I have a very picky toddler and I love all of these ideas to hide veggies, especially in dessert. Thank you.January 31, 2017 – 10:06 pmReplyCancel

    • heysimplyreeni@gmail.com - Yes I love making desserts that are hiding veggies 🙂February 2, 2017 – 1:25 amReplyCancel

  • MIchelle - Wow. Those are really great ideas!!February 1, 2017 – 3:13 pmReplyCancel

    • heysimplyreeni@gmail.com - Thanks!February 2, 2017 – 1:24 amReplyCancel

  • Britney - And I totally need this! I wish he would just eat them! 🙁February 1, 2017 – 4:01 pmReplyCancel

    • heysimplyreeni@gmail.com - Yes! It can be very trying at times!!February 2, 2017 – 1:24 amReplyCancel

There are 5 easy ways to make 2017 great. I can’t believe it is already 2017 since it seems like the years fly by faster the older you get. There are certain steps we can take throughout our year to make it great, and I wanted to share those with you today! 5 Steps for Making…

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  • Rebecca Hicks - I love this post! I, too, have seen how much daily prayer changes a person. I think it makes us more humble, by openly (and daily) admitting that we are not in control. I also love the idea of failing forward. I hate failing, but it’s something I need to use to grow and learn from my mistakes. Thanks for this post, girl! January 16, 2017 – 1:07 pmReplyCancel

  • Sarah Althouse - # 1 (pray daily) a million times! Giving God my day just sets it on the right path from the beginning. January 16, 2017 – 2:06 pmReplyCancel

  • Tracy - Reeni this is so good. I agree that praying is the key to it all. I haven’t read that Maxwell book yet! Happy 2017!January 17, 2017 – 3:22 amReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Dunham - These are such great reminders! I have also found that when I write down my goals it helps me to keep myself more accountable for them. I will have to check that book out. January 18, 2017 – 2:14 amReplyCancel

    • heysimplyreeni@gmail.com - Yes! 🙂 I love keeping them visible so I can see them!January 18, 2017 – 11:56 amReplyCancel

  • Cristina - I am not a religious person, so I believe more in meditation. Although prayer is some sort of meditation itself, I don’t like to ask God for things I can do/control myself, I would rather thank Him for what I already have.January 26, 2017 – 12:52 pmReplyCancel

  • Mary Barham - Pray daily!!! So important to me….. it is essential for my day to talk to God about it all… good and bad!January 26, 2017 – 12:53 pmReplyCancel

    • heysimplyreeni@gmail.com - Yes!! I agree 🙂January 26, 2017 – 2:33 pmReplyCancel

  • Jen - Your suggestion of writing things down to hold yourself accountable is a good one. I keep a daily to-do list but it never includes things like blog goals or products I plan to make. Maybe I need to start doing that!January 26, 2017 – 2:06 pmReplyCancel

    • heysimplyreeni@gmail.com - Yes! I love the daily to do lists since they are so important as well!! I have noticed a big change in my behavior when I am constantly looking at my goals though as well:)January 26, 2017 – 2:36 pmReplyCancel

  • Anesu - This just gave me reassuranceJanuary 26, 2017 – 6:07 pmReplyCancel

  • Erica Nicole - Oh I love number 1! Prayer is so important to me!January 26, 2017 – 6:58 pmReplyCancel

    • heysimplyreeni@gmail.com - Me too 🙂January 26, 2017 – 9:45 pmReplyCancel

  • Ashley Stephenson - Accountability is my biggest struggle! The blogging world helps though!January 26, 2017 – 7:54 pmReplyCancel

    • heysimplyreeni@gmail.com - Agreed 🙂January 26, 2017 – 9:44 pmReplyCancel

  • Kristin Cook - Great advice, lovely!
    It is so important that we do these things- especially pray and believe in ourselves/God’s power in us! We have so much potential if we would just take hold of it!January 26, 2017 – 11:47 pmReplyCancel

    • heysimplyreeni@gmail.com - Yes! 🙂January 26, 2017 – 11:57 pmReplyCancel

Apple cider vinegar is amazing for many reasons, but today I am going to list 11 apple cider vinegar benefits. I hope to inspire you to start drinking it TODAY! I did not know about apple cider vinegar until about 7 years ago, and it changed my life once I started using it. Now, I make sure…

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  • Foirell - Such a great post. I have heard so many good things about Apple Cider Vinegar. Especially for people with problem skin like me. Its nice to know the many other benefits it has. I love your blog too!February 6, 2017 – 8:15 pmReplyCancel

  • Julie - Excellent list. I have heard of apple cider vinegar for a metabolism boost but haven’t tried it. I need to!February 6, 2017 – 9:53 pmReplyCancel

If you have been introduced to this amazing world of 100% wool dryer balls, then I am excited to be the first one to take you on this journey! In this video I will explain how I use wool dryer balls, and why I first started using them! As you saw in the video, I normally…

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  • The How-to Guru - I miss my dryer balls.  I had some a very long time ago.  I must get another now!  😉
    The How-to GuruFebruary 7, 2017 – 1:55 pmReplyCancel

  • Natalie - I’ve never thought of adding essential oils to the woolen balls…I bet that makes everything smell so amazing and yet with healthy way. Great tip! Thanks for sharing.February 7, 2017 – 3:07 pmReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Dunham - This is so neat! I have seen reusable dryer balls before but never considered them. I love the idea of adding essential oils to them!February 8, 2017 – 8:07 pmReplyCancel

One of the most used natural products around is coconut oil. It is not only so easy to use, but there are so many benefits from coconut oil. In this article I will share with you my top favorite 10 coconut oil uses. To date there are over 1,600 studies proving coconut oil to be…

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  • Sarah Althouse - If I use straight coconut on my face it causes breakouts, but I definitely use it for other the other ways you listed. My favorite is as a makeup remover – the best!January 14, 2017 – 1:50 pmReplyCancel

    • heysimplyreeni@gmail.com - Yes 🙂 Certain skin types are definitely different with what oils work best! I am grateful to be able to use it on my face without any problems, and I love being able to use it to remove makeup as well:)January 15, 2017 – 1:48 amReplyCancel

  • Kat Centeno - Oh, I have virgin coconut oil in my bathroom. I use it as a moisturizer. I am lucky to live in a country with lots of coconut trees. The use of coconut-based products on a regular basis. January 14, 2017 – 3:06 pmReplyCancel

    • heysimplyreeni@gmail.com - That is awesome! I love all things coconut as well 🙂 How exciting to live close to lots of coconut trees!January 15, 2017 – 1:47 amReplyCancel

  • Tara L - I’ve always wanted to try the Coconut Oil Pulling but haven’t yet. What is your favorite brand of coconut oil that you use?January 14, 2017 – 3:32 pmReplyCancel

  • michelle - Yes, absolutely! I love coconut oil… and especially for makeup removal.January 14, 2017 – 3:58 pmReplyCancel

    • heysimplyreeni@gmail.com - Yes it is great for that! 🙂January 14, 2017 – 4:45 pmReplyCancel

  • Kristin Cook - Yes! Coconut oil is amazing! I just made my first ever homemade toothpaste last night and my teeth felt so much better!January 14, 2017 – 4:01 pmReplyCancel

    • heysimplyreeni@gmail.com - That is awesome! I love homemade toothpaste 🙂January 14, 2017 – 4:43 pmReplyCancel

  • Jackie - LOVE coconut oil!! Best thing ever!January 14, 2017 – 10:29 pmReplyCancel

  • Delaine - Toothpaste? surely did not know that. I did a similar post a few months back in 2016. You can look at here: http://delainemyles.com/top-10-coconut-oil-beauty-uses/ January 16, 2017 – 12:52 amReplyCancel

This is a fun DIY recipe for how to make kids essential oil roller bottles. This is a great recipe if you are like me and you like to make things as easy on yourself as possible. Since starting into this essential oil journey, I have learned a lot about safely applying essential oils. I will share with you what…

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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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