Herbal Sore Muscle Bath Soak for Soothing Muscle Pain Relief

One of the joys of getting old (ish!) is that I tend to hurt myself a lot easier than I did when I was young.  Being an active, middle aged woman, that means I am nursing sore muscles on a regular basis.  This herbal sore muscle bath soak will help me soothe away a few more of my aches and pains. Last week, my husband and I tackled a hot power yoga class which was incredibly challenging.  Then, the next day, I went for a 3-mile run.  And 2 days later I hit the gym.  Yes, I was feeling ambitious last week but I was also REALLY sore by the time … [Read more...]

Easy Cherry Almond Sugar Scrub Recipe

The calendar may technically still say spring, but summer is definitely here in Georgia. The temperatures are already up to 90 degrees and the neighborhood pool is open for swimming.  Of course, shorts and bathing suits every day mean LOTS of shaving.  This cherry almond sugar scrub recipe is the perfect solution to your shaving and exfoliating needs this summer!This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through a link on this site, we receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.  I honestly love … [Read more...]

How to Make Homemade Extracts

Learn how to make homemade extracts and you will be able to add an amazing amount of flavor into your kitchen creations! If you enjoy baking from scratch, you have probably encountered recipes that call for flavor extracts. Vanilla extract is obviously the most commonly used extract, however, you can add a boost of flavor to just about any recipe with extracts of fruit, herbs, nuts, and other ingredients. Learning how to make homemade extracts is incredibly easy. Why should you consider making your own rather than buying them from the store? By … [Read more...]

Homemade Milk Bath Recipe with Dried Red Rose Petals

A few weeks ago, I bought a bag of dried red rose petals and I have been scouring the Internet for creative ways to use them.  I chose to get an edible variety, so I will be using them in an assortment of DIY beauty projects and recipes over the coming months.  This homemade milk bath recipe was easy to make and will be a great way to treat myself to some relaxing 'me time' this week.  When momma ain't happy, there ain't NOBODY happy, right?  It's definitely true in my house.  Pampering myself occasionally makes me a much better mom!  If you … [Read more...]

This is the Easiest Way to Clean the Microwave!

Over the years, I have found the easiest way to clean the microwave and I wanted to share it with you.  Am I the only person who lives with an individual that is incapable of covering a dish prior to putting it in the microwave?  Is it too much to ask that you put a piece of parchment paper or a lid of some sort over your plate of spaghetti before cooking it?  Why is it that I am the only person who apparently has this much-needed skill yet *I* am the one stuck having to clean the microwave week after week? It annoys me to no end!  I think … [Read more...]

Lavender DIY Lip Scrub Recipe for Soft, Kissable Lips!

Valentine's Day is coming up quickly and this easy DIY lip scrub recipe is the perfect way to ensure that your lips are soft, smooth and kissable for the big day.  If you are anything like me, winter wreaks havoc on your lips.  The dry air and cold temperatures mean that I have chapped lips much more often in winter than I do in summer.  Despite frequent applications of lip balm, sometimes they just start to feel rough and need a bit of polishing up.  I took 5 minutes today to put together this homemade lip scrub and it is the perfect solution … [Read more...]

DIY Sensual Massage Oil and How to Give a Romantic Massage

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and this DIY sensual massage oil will be put to good use! To be honest, my husband and I really don't spend a lot of money on Valentine's Day gifts.  I don't want flowers that are going to die in a week or chocolate I will feel guilty eating.  After being together for 20 ish years, romance means totally different things to us now than it did when we were younger.  Romance is making sure we actually kiss each other good morning.  Maybe make time for a walk after dinner.  Or actually sit together in front of … [Read more...]

How to Remove Armpit Odor from Shirts

If you sweat as much as I do while you exercise, you may be wondering how to remove armpit odor from your workout tops. I have been working out like a fiend for the last year and my workout shirts are starting to smell less than fresh.  The other day I walked into the laundry room while the freshly washed laundry was tumbling in the dryer.  You know what I smelled?  Armpit odor!  YES, how gross is that?  The workout clothes I had just put through the washing machine still had enough armpit odor in them for the heat of the dryer to bring out … [Read more...]

Easy Homemade Sugar Scrub with Cranberries and Orange Zest

I have been swamped with work and a mile long to do list for the last several weeks.  I am looking forward to taking a few days off this week to spend time with out of town friends.  There is nothing I like more than feasting on the smells and tastes of the holiday season.  A glass of spiked egg nog while I take a hot bath or this easy homemade sugar scrub with cranberries and orange zest will really put me into the holiday spirit this week.  I absolutely adore cranberries so I grabbed several bags the last time I went grocery shopping!  I am … [Read more...]

DIY Skin Moisturizing Spray with Rosemary and Glycerin

I held out for as long as I could but we finally had to turn the heat on last week.  It's no wonder that I went looking for skin moisturizing spray recipes this past weekend!  It seems like the moment I turn on the heat, my skin starts getting dry.  I am constantly slathering myself with moisturizers and am always looking for the best skin healing ingredients that I can find.  I started doing a bit of research and found that vegetable glycerin is great to keep skin moisturized. It has water binding capabilities which allow it to draw in and … [Read more...]