DIY Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

Lindsay GrimesDIY, Food

My friend, Anne, gave me this simple but tasty Lemon Poppy Seed recipe. The original source of this recipe comes from Catherine Stein. I made it for my most recent essential oils 101 class and it was a success. I am sure there are bakers out there that will cringe at the fact that I am using a box of yellow cake. Honestly, if I knew how to make that, I would. But I don’t. So if you do know how, please email me and tell me! I’m always open to suggestions and improvements! *You can make this recipe gluten free, by buying a box of gluten free yellow cake. Ingredients: Cake – (1) Yellow cake mix – 1/2 cup … Read More

DIY Non-Toxic Scrub Cleaner

Lindsay GrimesDIY

I started using Young Living’s Thieves Household Cleaner when I signed up for my Premium Starter Kit, because I won it in a raffle at my class. I loved it from the get go! The smell. The non toxic/chemical free. The versatility. Then I began to learn the awesomeness of baking soda. I use it in my deodorant, in my homemade laundry detergent, etc. The list continues to grow. One day, I decided to mix the Thieves Household Cleaner with Baking Soda to make a scrub for a stain in the kitchen sink. It worked wonders! The great thing about this DIY is you really can’t mess it up. These measurements are just a guideline, mix what feels good and … Read More

DIY: Sun Lotion

Lindsay GrimesDIY, Oils

I meant to share this recipe when summer started, but life got busy! So here I am mid-August sharing with you an all-natural Sun Lotion recipe my friend, Somer, made for Carsen and I that we absolutely love. Please note, I have not made it. I’ve just used it. We have spent many a days outside in the back yard and pool side to really appreciate this sun lotion. I love knowing I’m putting an all natural lotion on my son that will help maintain his healthy looking baby skin! It smells fabulous and goes on easily. The texture is soft and a bit oily. But it has kept my son’s skin his beautiful WHITE self. Ingredients: – 1/2 cup … Read More

DIY: Laundry Soap

Lindsay GrimesDIY, Oils

Young Living just came out with an amazing Thieves Laundry Soap that I have and love. I keep it around in case I run out of my all natural homemade laundry detergent. Most of my DIY recipes are easy and my laundry detergent is no different! That’s right, my natural DIY Laundry detergent recipe is S-I-M-P-L-E. Only three ingredients, and it will last you for a very long time! I’m trying to make this doable for y’all! I got this recipe from my friend Jeannette, and have been using it since we returned to the states at the end of May 2014. I hadn’t started using essential oils yet, but knew I wanted to start making changes in my life … Read More

DIY All Natural Play Dough

Lindsay GrimesDIY

It is raining today, and Carsen and I can get cabin fever when we stay inside. So this morning we made all natural oil-infused play dough! It was a fun, easy, kid-friendly DIY… Although Carsen still didn’t love getting his hands dirty. He cracks me up! You can make this play dough with just two ingredients, but if you want to add color there is a third. Grab those littles, a mixing bowl and get ready for some really soft, relaxed smelling dough that could keep your kids busy for hours… Or if you have a toddler like me, minutes 🙂 What You Need: – 2 cups Arrowroot Powder (you can use cornstarch) – 1 cup of Young Living’s Lavender … Read More

DIY Summer Spray

Lindsay GrimesDIY, Oils

I’m so excited to share this DIY Summer Spray recipe today! Those flying annoyances love me and the summer time is especially bad. Normally, I’m covered, but with this summer spray, I haven’t had any problems! Plus, this recipe is chemical free and totally safe for me to spray on Carsen’s skin and clothes. This recipe is easy to make! You can have it finished in just a couple of minutes.   What You Need: – 10 drops Purfication essential oil* – 5 drops Lavender essential oil* – 5 drops Peppermint essential oil* – 1/4 teaspoon vegetable glycerin – 1.5 ounces witch hazel or vodka (I used vodka) – 2 ounces distilled water – 4 ounce spray bottle (I use … Read More

DIY Lavender Linen Spray

Lindsay GrimesDIY, Oils

Quite possibly the easiest bottle of smelly goodness you will ever make! I love my linen spray and use it daily. I spray it on our sheets. I spray it on my son’s car seat. And I randomly spray it in the house and in the car. Lavender has a sweet, floral aroma that is soothing and refreshing. Lavender’s aroma is great for relaxing and winding down before bedtime; add to bath or diffuse to create a calming and comforting environment. Are you ready for the easiest recipe ever? What You Need: – 4 oz spray bottle (I use glass, because I’m working hard to move away from plastic) – Distilled water – Splash of witch hazel or vodka – … Read More

DIY Deodorant

Lindsay GrimesDIY, Oils

I’ve wanted to make my own deodorant for a long time, but never got around to it. I was too tired, too lazy, not enough time, chasing a 17 month old, didn’t have all the ingredients… the list could go on. But after I talked with my friend, Steph, on the phone the other day I decided to take the plunge. Now, let me say… I need quick and easy (giggle). I don’t have much time in the day to be mixing ingredients and being Betty the crunky homemaker. So my “recipes” aren’t complex. This DIY Deodorant is one I’ve seen many places. There are definitely recipes with more ingredients that are probably great (maybe even better because they use … Read More

Elderberry Syrup

Lindsay GrimesDIY, Oils

Elderberry Syrup is a must-have preventative to keep on hand during the winter season, especially for littles. Since I’m working my way to “Crunchy” status, I decided I didn’t want to buy Elderberry Syrup from the store. After some research, I found a recipe that used Young Living essential oils that I have tweaked here and there to make it to our liking. This powerful concoction can help boost the immune system and keep sick days to a minimum. Elderberries are rich in vitamins A, B, C and are a traditional remedy used for hundreds of years. They are known to have high antioxidant activity and the bioflavonoids and other proteins in the juice of the berry destroy the ability of … Read More