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DIY Essential Oil Bath Bombs For Abundance & Self Care

DIY Essential Oil Bath Bombs For Abundance & Self Care

I will admit it ..I LOVE Self care and self indulgent baths! What I don’t like is all the chemicals that are found in the majority of commercial products! Make your own DIY essential oil bath bombs for abundance and self care without the harsh chemicals! 

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Making your own chemical free bath bombs is not difficult! It is actually rather relaxing and fun ! Plus you can infuse your products with intention for manifesting abundance.

You just need a few simple ingredients, most of which can be found either at your local grocery store, health food store or on Amazon.

Raising Your Vibration With Essential Oils & Meditation

Essential oils can be used to raise your frequency and offer support for many different things.

I like to de-stress and detox with a healing bath  using essential oils & meditation. Make sure that the ingredients you are using are organic and of the highest quality! This is one of the reasons I love Young Living essential oils, they have a Seed to Seal guarantee!

They are harvested at the optimal time to receive the most benefit from the highly medicinal plants.

Creating A Toxin Free Home

One of the main reasons so many people are sick and suffering from chronic illness and pain is due to toxic overload! I highly recommend a ditch & switch! Start with one room at a time and take a look at the ingredients in the products you are presently using.  Start replacing those toxic, chemical laden products with healthier, chemical free alternatives. So many of your household products can even be made yourself.

Dream Of Abundance DIY Essential Oil Bath Bombs:

Mix all of your dry ingredients in a glass, ceramic or stainless steel mixing bowl . ( No plastic!) Once you have all of the dry ingredients combined, add in the oil and essential oils.  You can make your own cannabis infused oil with one of these. I used 24 grams of cannabis trim for a full litre of oil)

*cannabis is great for reducing pain and relaxing muscles.

Add in your essential oils and mix with your hands (wear gloves to keep it sanitary) 

You want the mix to be the consistency of wet sand that holds together , but not too wet! It may take a bit of practice!

If you find your mixture is too dry, you can mist it a few times with witch hazel. Water tends to activate the citric acid , so I prefer not to use it.

Pack your chose mold tightly and removed from molds. Let them cure for 24-48 hours to cure and harden.

These make excellent Gifts! 

Once fully cured , light a candle, put on your favorite mediation and submerge yourself in your Dream of Abundance!

How To Create Sacred Space At Home & Why You Should!

How To Create Sacred Space At Home & Why You Should!

Imagine a space where you could go to everyday or anytime you needed to disconnect from the outside world and connect to your inner peace & wisdom, The Akashic Records , connect to your spirit guides , Ascended Masters & higher self.

In a world that is going through a massive shift right now , having a Sacred Space for you to let go of negative energy and start consciously creating the life that you want to live .

Perhaps you want to make a massive impact on the world and really be able to connect with your inner guidance and intuition.

I would love to not only help you design your sacred space with my recommendations on creating your meditation room and spiritual spaces, but I would love to help you add to your beautiful sacred decor ( READ TO THE END FOR A GIVEAWAY & THE RULES TO ENTER.)

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How I Created Sacred Space In A Multi Purpose Room

I live in a house that can be quite chaotic at times , 3 cats , a dog , a husband and 2 grown boys. Finding a quite place to work and meditate can be difficult.

When I was chronically ill , I was working propped up in bed and one of the first things I did that made a huge difference for my healing and self development was to create a space that was not cluttered with things I didn’t love or need in this space.

It is still a work in progress but I am getting closer to having a completely decluttered space that is full of positive energy.

I also started applying Feng Shui principles as best as I could in the space while filling it with things that brought me peace and joy and helped me to ground and center. 

 

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Creating Sacred Space In A Multi Functional Room

Making a space multi functional for 2 people can be challenging but lucky for me , I have a husband who loves my design taste. 

I majorly decluttered the room several months back. I had a closet that was full of high end cosmetics that I no longer used plus a bunch of other “stuff” that was just collecting dust. This is still a work in progress but got rid of most of that stuff that just wasn’t in line with my life anymore. So I have replaced those items and use the closet more to store things for easier access.

I replaced those things with:

Choose Elements That Spark Joy & An Element Of Calm When Choosing Your Spiritual Decor Items For Your Sacred Space

Creating Sacred Space At Home Is Essential To Maintain Good Mental Health

With the current state of the world, it is important to take time to clear negative energy and disconnect from the media.

Perhaps you used to leave the home to meditate or practice yoga and due to social distancing rules, you cannot leave the house to go to the studio.

Even if it is just a corner of a room. create enough space for an alter ( if you need one) , a yoga mat and a meditation pillow.

When I am working ( my workspace is placed in the direction in my room for abundance a) and I have my desk in front of a window where I have my beautiful Mandala Sun catcher from Catch The Sun Designs.

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13 Art Therapy Ideas To Help Ease Anxiety

13 Art Therapy Ideas To Help Ease Anxiety

Many  people around the globe are suffering from stress and anxiety. Whether this is a new emotion that you are trying to deal with or you were already someone who suffered, these 15 Art Therapy ideas will help calm and relax the mind and body. 

Part of coping with anxiety is learning how to be mindful and quiet the constant chatter in your head. I would love to hear from you if already practice some of these methods or of you tried one and fell in love! 

1-Coloring For Adults

Coloring Books For Adults

Remember that carefree feeling you had coloring as a child? Many adults use coloring as a way to ease anxiety & stress and as a way to express themselves artistically. 

You can choose from mystical & witchy , fairytales, nature, mandalas, florals and many other adult coloring book categories. 

 

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2-Wood Burning ( Pyrography)

Pyrography is at the top of the list for my favorite adult crafting ideas. This is a great crafting project for beginner wood burners. I love this even more than my vinyl cutting machine to be honest because #1 You do not have to be able to draw! Simply print out any pattern and trace on to your wood project with the help of some transfer paper or a projector for bigger projects.

#2 All you really need is your wood burning tool of choice and a piece of wood. You can buy a beginner kit or go all in with a professional kit which offers more precise shading and burning. 

To keep things natural, seal with any nut oil or beeswax. 

You can also pick up raw wood craft pieces at any dollar store or craft store. You can also give new life to thrifted items. I have seen so many different wood burning ideas that would make great DIY gifts!

Wood Burning Ideas For Beginners: 

  • Wood Spoons
  • Wood Boxes
  • Raw Wood Slices
  • Wood Canvas
  • Wood Planter Boxes
  • Wood Kleenex Boxes
  • Wood Ornaments
  • Wood Jewelry
  • Wood Blocks
 

I would love to see your wood burning projects! Please feel free to link them in the comments below!

3-Rock Hounding & Lapidary

I have always had a love for crystals and when I found out that I could mine for my own and fairly locally, it became a passion. It is so grounding to spend time out in nature and mine for your own crystals and minerals. Part of the fun is learning all about the treasures you have found, such as what healing benefits that are touted for. I love to create products with both tumbled and polished stones. One of my sons bought me a rock tumbler for Christmas, I always love to see the results after tumbling raw stones. 

Having the right tools is important when you are going rock hounding, nothing is worse that finding something great and not being able to get it out of the ground!

4-Decoupage

This is a simple & fun crafting idea! I am always on the lookout for things that I can use to decoupage. Dollar stores & party stores are great places to score decorative napkins, tissie paper, wrapping paper and posters. I will have to take a look through my photos and come back and post some of my own personal projects… A few years back I did dressers for my niece and nephews. One was done in a zebra print napkin and the other with old comic books. ( Upcycling is one of my favorite things to do! )

5-Clay Art

I am simply amazed by the talent of people who work with clay, it is definitely on my list of to do’s! Ace of Clay is likely one of my favorite clay artists! The detail that he puts in to his work is unbelievable!

Clay is another very versatile crafting medium. Check out the video below to see an example of an awesome clay project.

Wood Carving & Whittling

Wood Carving & whittling wood are easy to get started with just a few simple tools. However, make sure to use the correct tools and techniques to avoid injury as you will be working with very sharp tools. 

I love to take things from nature and turn it into beautiful art! When using raw wood, opt for trees & branches  that have already fallen to help preserve our precious trees!

If you want to see some amazing wood projects, check out Bobby Duke Art

6-Resin Art

I love to work with resin. It is yet another medium that is very versatile. One of my favorite things to do is create high vibe crystal art with plant based resin. When working with resin, especially ones that are not plant based, always use proper protective equipment like gloves and a respirator mask. 

You can also make a number of other things with resin:

  • jewelry
  • paper weights
  • orgone pyramids
  • coasters
  • serving trays
  • Geode Art

7-Sewing

Sewing is not only a great crafting idea, it is also very practical. Learn to make your own clothes , pillows and other fabric needs. Many things can also be made with the new sew technique which involves using a steam iron and some fusing webbing

Many people are also opting learn how to sew surgical style face masks to help flatten the curve of the covid-19 pandemic. 

8-Crochet & Knitting

If you think that crochet and knitting is just for Grannies, think again!  There are so many amazing crochet patterns for gift giving.

  • Beautiful Crochet Blankets & Throws
  • Comfy & Stylish Sweaters
  • Amazing Mandala Patterns
  • Hats
  • Slippers
  • Scarves
  • Childrens Toys & Dolls

 

9-Soap Making

Soap making is yet another creative crafting project that is also very practical. Making soap and other diy bath & body products allow you to control what is going in to the products you put on your skin and make great gifts. 

** If Gift giving, always label with full ingredients list! 

10-Candle Making

So what you may or may not know is that I have been a candle maker for well over a decade. Before I got sick and started blogging, I owned a brick and mortar store where I sold handcrafted candles and bath and body products and was the local consignment shop for creators. 

Candle making is the one crafting project where I REALLY encourage following all safety testing measures before giving as gifts. Much like bath & body products , where you label all ingredients to avoid potential allergic reactions, candle making has it’s own set of safety testing. As with any new project, I expect that people will practice due diligence and do their own research.

With candlemaking I also recommend that people use natural ingredients and help cut down on chemical pollution, in the air and in your lungs!

Soy wax is my wax of choice as it does not burn as hot as other waxes , does not contain all of the carcinogens of other waxes and cleans up with soap and water!

11-Jewelry Making

I love to take the crystals and minerals I find and turn it into beautiful crystal healing jewelry and infuse it with Reiki energy. I personally work with a lot of copper wire wrapping and natural stones, which then can be polished as is or electroformed. You can make some really beautiful pattern with wire wrapping and often will not need to use a soldering gun.  

12-Gardening

Gardening is a major stress relieving activity. Nothing is better than grounding in nature and creating beautiful things with plants. You can get really artistic with your arrangements and create a beautiful chair planter , birdcage planter, colander planter or upcycle numerous other things as planters.  Fairy Gardens are extremely popular and I make one every year. 

Succulents are my favorite plants to work with and have often admired the beautiful succulent wreaths I see. Maybe this year I will get around to making a wreath. However, unless you have grown several of your own succulents, the wreaths can be a little costly to make.

Another great option would be to make wreaths out of grapevine and herbs or flowers, for example, hydrangeas. 

13-Art Therapy Journaling

Art Therapy Jouraling combines regular journaling with creative expression. This can be in the form of a combination journal/coloring book , doodling your own creations , printing images out and gluing to the pages , stamps or stickers. 

DIY Face Mask – No Sewing Machine Required

DIY Face Mask – No Sewing Machine Required

With the shortage of medical facemasks I wanted to see of I could make a diy face mask without using a sewing machine. The only time a needle and thread was used , was to secure the elastics to the mask.

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DIY Face Mask To Help Protect Against Covid 19 Virus

SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR DIY FACE MASK:

  • 9 X 12 PIECE OF FABRIC
  • IRON ON ADHESIVE
  • NEEDLE & THREAD
  • ELASTIC BAND
  • PIECE OF FELT TO USE AS FILTER

I started with a piece of fabric that I had cut to 9 x 13 and folded each side over about an inch and ironed it flat with my steam iron. (Hence the drops of water on the fabric)

This was my first trial on making the diy face mask and I plan to try a couple of different methods. With this first one, I wanted people to be able to make their own mask without the need for a sewing machine or a lot of hand stitching.

I have used this iron on adhesive for several previous projects with great results, so thought it would be something really easy for those who do not know how to sew ( or like me , just aren’t very good at it! ) 

Measure and cut a piece of iron on fuse tape to fit under each fold and iron each side to fuse the fabric together. 

Next you will want to fold the fabric into 3 sections  with some overlap, much like a clutch or envelope.

You will want to iron so that you can see the creases. I also made a crease directly in the middle of the fabric.

Flip the fabric over and pinch to create pleats in the fabric. I created 3 pleats and ironed them to hold the pleats in place.

You will then want to flip it over and fold it back in to an envelope. Once you have it folded, take each end and secure with fuse tape. Tuck your elastic band into the crease and throw a couple of hand stitches in each end to secure the elastic. ( I had cut two 7.5 inch pieces of elastic but found the ear loops way too tight, so I would likely try 9 inches next time) 

I also tried doing one solid piece of elastic in the middle to secure behind the head but found the fit was not as secure.

The reason we folded it over in this fashion was to allow for a pocket to slip in either a piece of felt like I have used or any other material that you can use as a makeshift filter. While this is not as good as the medical masks you can purchase, it will offer some level of protection. 

As I previously mentioned, I will be attempting other versions of the mask and will be posting them so that others can make their own if they are unable to purchase masks.

I also just want to re-iterate how important it is for people to be practicing social distancing and self isolation in order to cut the exposure and growth of the virus.

I have some other posts that you may find helpful.

Places you can shop online for supplies ( many will have wait times and shipping is still an option at this point) and antibacterial/antiviral essential oils that includes a DIY Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer recipe.

Stay Safe & Be Kind.

12 Of The Best Antibacterial & Antiviral Essential Oils

12 Of The Best Antibacterial & Antiviral Essential Oils

Cold & Flu season is here and rather than paying for expensive , chemical laden antibacterial sprays, why not make your very own disinfecting products with these 12 essential oils known for their antibacterial and antiviral properties.

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Make Your Own DIY Hand Sanitizer Gel With These Germ Busting Essential Oils

DIY Hand Sanitizer Spray Recipe

You can also add the essential oils directly to aloe gel or any natural lotion and have a squeezable or pumpable product.

While so many people are stocking up on clorox disinfectant wipes and leaving the shelves empty , take comfort knowing that you can still purchase the ingredients needed to make your own antiviral products at any health store or order from any reputable online company or Amazon. And if you are anything like me, then you already have many , if not all of these supplies already on hand. 

I have actually been sick less often since switching to natural methods for my health & wellness like essential oils.

These cold & flu busting essential oils can also be diffused ( just be careful around pets, infants and pregnant women. Always double check the pre-cautions on each essential oil) 

No Diffuser? No Problem! Just add the essential oils to some witch hazel and mist into the air.

Etsy has some amazing diffusers and essential oil diffusing jewelry.

Which is your favorite germ busting essential oil? Have a recipe you would like to share? Leave a comment below.

100 Plus Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas

100 Plus Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas

In spite of the cold, I do love to decorate for the Holidays! And if you are anything like me , then you look forward to adding new rustic farmhouse decor pieces to your ever growing collection of vintage Christmas decor! And as a result, I have gathered 100 Plus Farmhouse Christmas Decor Ideas that are sure to add a few new gotta haves to your own Farmhouse Christmas Decor wish list!

Front Porch Farmhouse Christmas Decorations

I love to look at how other people decorate their front porches during the holidays. 

I could get lost for hours on Pinterest just looking at farmhouse Christmas decorating ideas. From diy farmhouse christmas tree decorations , to farmhouse christmas decorations for mantels.

Not to mention:

  • Custom printed farmhouse christmas decor ideas
  • DIY Farmhouse Christmas Signs
  • Farmhouse Christmas Decor On A budget
  • Farmhouse Printables
  • Front Porch Farmhouse Christmas  decorations  , and don’t even get me started with the holiday recipes.
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I love to incorporate as much burlap, mercury glass and rusty vintage decor items in to my Holiday decor as I can.   For instance, beautiful worn christmas enamel dishes, Galvanized Christmas tree tubs, chippy , rustic and nostalgic… just how I like it!  Combine that with some fresh green elements and you can just smell Christmas joy in the air!

DIY Farmhouse Christmas Printables

Without a doubt, Farmhouse Christmas Printables are one of the easiest DIY Christmas decor projects to do. You can easily create beautiful christmas decor within minutes with printables.

Additionally, these make great DIY Christmas gift ideas, print off as many as you need and pop in a frame and voila! Instant Christmas gift idea on a budget! 

I have always loved to make my gifts when I have had the time … and as a result, I typically have a wide assortment of craft supplies on hand but a quick visit to Michaels or Amazon and I can get what I need! 

You can get some really awesome things at the Dollar Store too that you can diy to make look like it came straight off the shelves at your favorite home decor store!

Personalized Farmhouse Christmas Decor

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There are tons of options available for personalized farmhouse decor. These make really great Christmas gift ideas that will be enjoyed for years to come! You can choose from personalized Christmas pillows, to personalized Christmas signs and dishes.  Of course, one of the best places to find personalized gift ideas is Etsy

Alternatively, some other great finds can often be found on Amazon. ( Don’t forget to use Rakuten Cash Back when shopping online) 

Beautiful Farmhouse Christmas Mantel Decorating Ideas

Sitting by a beautifully decorated fireplace mantel at any time of year is amazing, however, Christmas is an especially magickal time to do so! 

Curl up with your favorite book and a cup of hot cocoa while you admire the fresh boxwood arrangements, rustic ornaments and primitive Christmas sign that hangs above the fireplace. 

Perfectly rustic stockings over flowing with Christmas goodies and the smell of fresh cedar and smoke …. sigh… Christmas is certainly a time of peace and joy.

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