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I have had a lot of interest on my DIY Essential Oil Spray Bottles post. There have been many requests for more busy moms’ essential oil spray bottle recipes, so I decided to share some more recipes! I use essential oil spray bottles with my son a lot. They are not only easy to make, but they are…

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  • JoJo Tabares - I love lavender!April 25, 2017 – 12:24 pmReplyCancel

  • Lynn - Love this recipe!  As an essential oil expect its always great to find new bloggers that appreciate their resourcefulness as much as me!  April 25, 2017 – 6:25 pmReplyCancel

  • Cait Weingartner - I just read an article today that said certain essential oils can be used as natural tick repellent. One was lavender, and the other was lemon grass. I’m going to try making your “Sleepy Time” recipe, only substituting lemon grass for the white fir, and spraying it on myself before doing any yard work. Wish me luck!April 26, 2017 – 7:17 amReplyCancel

  • April Kitchens - I use essential oils. I like lavender a lot, I make a calm down spray for my daughter with it.April 28, 2017 – 8:00 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

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

One of my favorite ways to cleanse my face is oil cleansing! This video goes over how I oil cleanse my face. It is a great natural way to clean your skin. What do I use to oil cleanse my face with? I oil cleanse my face with coconut oil, but there are many other oils…

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  • kathy - Great!January 13, 2017 – 11:59 pmReplyCancel

What are Essential Oils? Essential oils are organic products extracted from plants. They come directly from nature and are known to have tremendous healing properties. Used for centuries, the most common uses of essential oils are for natural medicine, home cleaning, beauty products, and relaxation. How to Use Essential Oils? The three most common ways to…

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  • Jewels - This was so useful. Just what I need to get jumpstarted on building my EO collectionJanuary 14, 2017 – 3:12 pmReplyCancel

  • Erin | A Welder's Wife - I love using diffusers in my home! They work much better for a  more fragrant result than any candle I have used. I also have some spray bottles for mists, but haven’t taken the time to make any yet. Maybe on my to do list for next week! Thanks for the recommendations!January 15, 2017 – 2:54 amReplyCancel

    • heysimplyreeni@gmail.com - Differs are great! Excited you will start using the spray bottles to create mists! I love creating a lot of different kinds that I use for different occasions. My favorite way to use it is a calming blend I made my son for times when I can’t see to get him to calm down 🙂 Works so well!January 15, 2017 – 7:10 pmReplyCancel

  • Jackie - Love the bracelet and the roller bottles!February 3, 2017 – 12:58 pmReplyCancel

  • Kassandra - This is such a great post! I didn’t even realize there were some of these accessories for essential oils!! February 3, 2017 – 4:35 pmReplyCancel

  • Mariah - Oh my gosh that bracelet is awesome! What a really neat idea!http://moosmusing.comFebruary 3, 2017 – 6:14 pmReplyCancel

  • Patricia @ Grab a Plate - Okay. All of these products are amazing! I’m just getting into essential oils, and I’ve never seen those bracelets before. So great! And love the box to hold all your oils. Thanks so much for sharing!February 4, 2017 – 1:13 amReplyCancel

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

As the year comes to a close I can’t help but wonder what 2017 will bring. As I look back on 2016 it was a year full of huge changes and shifts for my family. I am already starting to plan for what I want to accomplish in 2017, but that has made me wonder…

I love the holiday season! It is one of my favorite times of the year. That is why I wanted to share one of my favorite holidays diffuser blend for a Happy Holiday Season! Diffusing essential oils have so many health benefits along with the added benefit of cleansing the air! Not to mention they…

One of the ways I like to make sure I am getting whole foods and more greens into my diet is by making smoothies. I love making a lot of different kinds of smoothies depending on my mood. This everyday healthy smoothie recipe is the smoothie I make my son and myself every morning! It is…

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  • Sarah Althouse - I make a smoothie every morning. Such a great start to the day!February 13, 2017 – 2:07 pmReplyCancel

  • TaraBerries - I really enjoy green smoothies. Thanks for the recipe!February 14, 2017 – 2:05 amReplyCancel

  • Patricia @ Grab a Plate - Love smoothies, especially when they have such goodies included! Thanks for sharing!February 14, 2017 – 3:48 amReplyCancel

  • Cait Weingartner - This is very similar to the go to smoothie I try to drink every day for a healthy lunch. The only thing I do differently is add some fresh pineapple chunks and I usually do both fresh strawberries and frozen blueberries. I really like the idea of adding the protein powder, but I guess I need to experiment a bit with the type, because when I’ve attempted it, my smoothie came out too thick and kind of gritty!February 14, 2017 – 6:59 amReplyCancel

    • heysimplyreeni@gmail.com - Pineapple chunks sounds amazing! I will have to try this:) I had to experiment a lot with the protein powder, but finally got to a good ratio that works for us!February 14, 2017 – 7:15 pmReplyCancel

  • Cristina - This looks amazing! Although, I am quite skeptic about protein powders. I like to add some oats or greek yogurt to my smoothies.February 14, 2017 – 10:03 amReplyCancel

  • Jill Campbell - Great recipe, thanks for sharing! I always forget to add protein powder so this was a good reminder 🙂February 14, 2017 – 7:31 pmReplyCancel

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I am a Natural Living, Jesus Loving, and Holistic Mama. I have spent the last 9 years of my life researching and learning as much about natural living as possible! I am a graduate of Dr. Axe's Institute of Nutritional Leadership. Since having my son two years ago, I have a desire to share and help others!

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