, pub-8545697763943345, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0
Select Page
DIY Hibiscus Mint Lip Balm

DIY Hibiscus Mint Lip Balm

If you are anything like me #1 you just love to make things and #2 you are tired of chemical laden products. Make this DIY Hibiscus Mint Lip balm and have a little extra homemade goodness to add to your gift baskets.

I will often make an entire spa basket with lip balms, homemade bath bombs, Handcrafted candles an something else that has been made by me.


DISCLAIMER: This site utilizes affiliate links. All this means is that if you click through and make a purchase with one of my links, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.

How To Make Lip Balm

This lip balm is super moisturizing and is so simple to make!



I had purchased this portable electric element / stove /hot plate …  because I thought it would be extremely handy during canning season and for my diy projects like this one, along with  candle making. I then take a stainless steel pouring pot and add a few inches of water in it to act like a double boiler. 

I filled a mason jar with everything but the peppermint essential oil  ( I recommend you always use a Good Quality essential oil … My 4 favorite essential oil companies are Young Living, Revive, Simply Earth and Fabulous Frannies)

I let this simmer on very low for a few hours to steep the hibiscus in to the oil. 

This high mucilage content of Hibiscus enhances the skin’s ability to retain moisture and makes for a great addition to this DIY Lip Balm Recipe. Once the oils were completely melted and had been steeping for a few hours, I grabbed another clean glass container and strained the oil to remove the hibiscus. You may find  it easier to strain in to a small glass measuring cup if you do not have any pipettes on hand. Pipettes allow for more accuracy and less mess.

Fill each lip balm container to the top and allow to cool. Once cooled you will likely notice that there are holes in the middle, if you still have room at the top, you can take any left over balm and top it off , or simply use a heat tool on low to level out the tops. 

If you plan on giving these for gifts or selling, I recommend adding a nice label and some shrink wrap. 

If you are not very good with design, you can buy some editable templates on Etsy , like the one I purchased to make these.

There are so many different variations that you can make with this recipe. Instead of the hibiscus you can infuse other herbs, such as chamomile , butterfly pea flower or rose. 

Try a different flavor combo, like Sweet orange and vanilla for a tasty natural orange creamsicle flavor, or iced coffee  and Pumpkin Pie for a Natural Pumpkin Spice Latte ( Or make life even simpler by buying it pre -blended! . Blending Winter Cocoa and Roasted Coconut will give you a lovely Chocolate Macaroon Flavor. 

These oils are also great options on their own :

@jenniferdawnweltz It is my goal to become as toxin free as possible and show others how they can start ditching the chemical overload! #toxinfree #essentialoils #diyproject #holistichealing #urbanhomestead @jenniferdawnweltz ♬ Dance Monkey - Tones And I

I would love to hear of any flavor combinations you have come up with or tried! Tag me on TIKTOK. 

Celery Juice Benefits & How To Make Celery Juice Without A Juicer

Celery Juice Benefits & How To Make Celery Juice Without A Juicer

For most of us, celery juice is one of those things that we have heard about but never actually tried. The truth is that it’s a great addition to your daily routine and it can help you in a number of different ways. In this post I’ll discuss the benefits of celery juice, how to make celery juice without a juicer, what’s in celery juice, and why you should drink it!

Is Celery Juice Good For Weight Loss?

Celery juice is a popular drink that has been known to help with a variety of different ailments, including weight loss.

Celery has been used as a natural diuretic for centuries. That means that it helps to flush out your system and reduce bloating and water retention. It is also full of healthy fiber and can help to keep you feeling full and satisfied for longer.

DISCLAIMER:  None of the information contained on this website is a substitute for professional medical advice. It is purely for informational purposes and is based on my own personal experiences. I am also an independent distributor for many of the products contained within the post. But I am also a consumer of the products. 

What Are The Benefits Of Celery Juice

Celery juice is a very healthy drink that has been used as a healing tonic for centuries. In recent years, it has been gaining popularity as a natural cure for many ailments. Some of the benefits of celery juice are:

  • Many nutrients
  • Improves digestion
  • Alkalizes
  • Fights infections
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Heals your gut
  • Weight loss
  • Improved focus
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Healthier , glowing Skin

Celery juice has a negative charge that makes it capable of attracting positively charged toxins and taking them out of the body. It also has a high alkalinity that promotes the release of the body’s natural enzymes, which are essential for proper digestion, nutrient absorption, and cellular repair. Celery also contains flavonoids which are powerful antioxidants

Celery is a great source of Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, and Magnesium. The vitamin K helps with blood clotting, the vitamin A helps your eyes adjust to darkness, the vitamin B6 helps with utilization of proteins and carbs, the magnesium helps with relaxation

How To Make Celery Juice Without A Juicer

If you do not have a juice there are a few ways you can still enjoy the benefits of celery juice. Option 1 is to locate a juice bar and buy fresh celery juice. However, this can get very costly and celery juice should be consumed the same day it is made or else it oxidizes.  Option 2 is to blend celery juice with a small amount of water in a blender and then strain with some cheesecloth or a nut milk bag. Option 3 which is my chosen method, is to purchase freeze dried celery powder and make a glass of it each morning. 

Celery Juice VS Celery Powder

There is a big debate whether celery powder provide the same benefits as drinking fresh raw juice. As someone who has tried, all of the options mentioned in this post, I will say that I do not believe that anything , whether it be celery or another fruit or vegetable, is better than the organic fresh version, this is a great alternative and freeze drying will actually retain most of the benefits of the plant.  I also choose to mix my celery powder with alkaline water, which in my opinion makes juice just as good as the raw plant. 

Why Celery Juice In The Morning?

Drinking celery juice in the morning is a great way to get an extra boost of vitamins and minerals. The celery contains a powerful mix of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, which can help to fight off harmful free radicals in the body. It also helps to stimulate the digestive system and the metabolism. In the morning, it’s a great way to give your body a boost of energy and increase your metabolic rate.

Why Celery Juice On An Empty Stomach?

Celery juice is an excellent way to detoxify your body. Celery is loaded with fiber, minerals, and vitamins. It contains no fat or cholesterol and can be consumed by people of all ages. Drinking celery juice on an empty stomach is the best because it will help you get rid of toxins in your body while providing your body with a fresh supply of nutrients. It is also a great way to alkalize your body first thing in the morning. 

Celery Juice & Epstein Barr

Celery Juice is a natural remedy that can be used to help with many different health problems, including Epstein Barr, acid reflux, gastritis, and skin conditions. It is a natural diuretic that can help flush out your kidneys and bladder. It also helps clean up the blood by removing toxic substances from the body and can help with mental health issues, including anxiety. Disease begins in the gut and there is a gut brain connection, meaning that if your gut is out of whack, chances are your brain is on some level as well.  Many people have found that when they have taken care of their gut health , anxiety and depression has been alleviated. 

There are so many health benefits to drinking celery juice and the best part is, you can make it at home! You will be surprised at how easy it is to make a part of your daily routine.

Boho Decor Ideas For Your Own High Vibe Space

Boho Decor Ideas For Your Own High Vibe Space

Looking for boho decorating ideas for the home? If you are wanting to create a high vibe , inspirational space for you and your loved ones to gather … I got you!

Bohemian decor and Hygge Decor have not only become a hot trend for people to start connecting more to higher self but also for those looking to create more sustainable lives with organic products made from nature.

What Is Hygge?

“a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture). “

What are some typical boho accents you can add to your space?

  • Air Plants
  • Macrame
  • Crystals
  • Soy Candles
  • Knit Blankets
  • Pottery
  • Upcycled Wood Decor
  • Moon Decor
  • Floral Decor
  • Wunderlust Decor
  • Feather Accents
  • Copper Accents
  • Stone Accents


Why Boho Decor?

Boho decor is a style that appeals to free spirits, creators , artisans, herbalists and people that are spiritual in nature. It invokes a feeling of well being, inspiration and encourages people to connect to their higher self and start living their best life.

It is a form of self-care in and of itself. 

Create a space where you can quiet the mind and that creates a feeling of joy.

Surround yourself with things that increase your vibrational energy and make it easier to manifest the life that you are creating.  Place plants, crystals, and organic food in beautiful pottery, take a spiritual bath, grab your manifesting journal and connect to your inner guide. 


Add Clay Pottery Accents

If you are a bohemian goddess then  you know that any boho bathroom will contain natural handmade artisan soap , made with natural , healing ingredients and organic florals and plant matter. 

Keep small sample bars to add to the appeal and to gift to your guests and to keep next to your organic towels. 

Fill your space with ethically sourced , organic and sustainable products.  Ditch the chemicals , be kinder to yourself and the earth.

22 Plus Amazing Charcuterie Board Ideas For Entertaining

22 Plus Amazing Charcuterie Board Ideas For Entertaining

Charcuterie Boards are the hottest new entertaining trend right now and is predicted to be an even hotter trend in 2021! Check out these awesome charcuterie board ideas for your next gathering or special event. Or even just to serve up something special on family movie night!

You can throw together a beautiful charcuterie board for just about any occassion!

These beautiful serving trays are also known as grazing trays. Some people even create complete grazing tables.

Disclaimer: This site utilizes affiliate links. All this means is that I may earn a commission if you purchase something from one of the links you click on. Of course, at no extra cost to you.

  • Wedding Charcuterie Boards
  • Chocolates & Fruit Charcuterie  Boards
  • Cheese & Fruit Charcuterie Boards
  • Veggie & Fruit Charcuterie Boards
  • Breakfast Charcuterie Boards
  • Mexican Charcuterie Boards
  • Easy Keto Breakfast Charcuterie Boards Charcuterie Boards
  • Christmas Charcuterie Boards
  • Valentines Day Charcuterie Boards



There are so many different styles of charcuterie boards to choose from.  While the ones made with resin are beautiful to look at , I would worry that the chemicals from the resin would leach into my food so I would only use them for serving if I was setting dishes on them. To be able to place food directly on the platter, I would choose to go with a natural wood like walnut or olive wood that has been treated with a more natural option , such as linseed oil or beeswax.

Here is a round up of  are some of my favorite Charcuterie Board Ideas.

Click on the photos to be brought to each page. 












Chemical Free Home Fragrance – 65  Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes That I Use To Replace Bath & Body Works

Chemical Free Home Fragrance – 65 Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes That I Use To Replace Bath & Body Works

Essential Oil Recipes For A Toxin Free Home

Chemical free living is something I strive for on a daily basis and one of the main reasons I joined Young Living. Not to mention being on Jack Canfield’s team certainly comes with many benefits! Check out my chemical free home fragrance ideas – I created a printable PDF of 65 Bath & Body Works Candle Dupes Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes.

Wow… that was a mouthful!

I will be the first to admit that I was a Bath & Body Works JUNKIE! 

I also used to run and a candle and gift store and trying to dupe other top brands was one of my favorite things to do! I STILL love to do that, however, my body no longer tolerates chemicals and we should all be learning to cut back on the chemicals that we are putting on and in our bodies. 

DISCLAIMER: Please be aware that this site utilizes affiliate links. All this means is that if you click on a link and make a purchase, I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.

Chemical Free Living

With my Young Living Essential oils , I know only top quality ingredients are going in to the products I use and create for my family.

Essential oils contain a variety of health benefits , with many of the essential oils being anti viral and antibacterial. 

You can create your own chemical free home fragrances simply by combining essential oils with witch hazel or alcohol.

Diffuser Blends Young Living

One of the best ways to use your Young Living Essential Oils is to diffuse them. There are so many beautiful diffusers to choose from and you can even get diffusers for your car.

You can also diffuse essential oils by placing them on a cotton ball inside of drawers to keep contents smelling fresh!

Chemical Free Home Fragrance Options

You can purchase cedar hanger rings , put a few drops of your favorite essential oil and keep your clothes from getting a musty smell from hanging in the closet.

I love my Young Living Essential Oils , I had been using some other brands and could really tell the difference in the quality the first time I used them.  

***Learn EXACTLY how I have used Pinterest to drive traffic to my website, attract leads to my business and increase my income.  GET THE FREE PDF HERE! 

8 Mistakes Gardeners Make And How To Fix Them!

8 Mistakes Gardeners Make And How To Fix Them!

If you’ve faced empty shelves at the grocery store during the pandemic, you might be wondering how secure your food supply actually is. Or even if things aren’t that bad where you live, you might be stressed out by all the bad news and looking for a hobby to take your mind off things.

In either case, this is a great opportunity to spend more time gardening and growing more of your own food.

With gardening, each season is different, but each season also has common themes. So you don’t want to make the same mistakes over and over.

How would you like to learn about some of these topics?

    • Soil health
    • Watering best practices
    • How to deal with pests
    • How to buy the best foods for your body
    • How to prioritize your planting schedule
    • And more!
Please be aware that this site utilizes affiliate links. All this means is that if you click on a link and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.

Gardening For Sustainable Living

Before the pandemic hit, my family and I were heading to a more simple way of living. As someone who had lived with chronic illness for over a decade, we realized that the stress and chemicals present in our lives was toxic to our health and mental well being.

I gave up medication and started treating myself with natural therapies. I first turned to garden projects to help alleviate anxiety and get me out in in the sun.  Part of my issues I believe are due to the fact I was vitamin d deficient and needed to be putting more natural foods in to my body instead of chemically processed garbage.

Last year we really started getting into sustainable living and created several gardens on our small town property.

We had actually planned on moving this summer , however, with current world events, we have had to delay those plans so we are focusing on creating a food forest on our existing property. 

The value in this bundle is immeasurable! Especially if you are a beginner gardener …

You may be facing gardening challenges like we are like gardening in small spaces and not having acres of land to grow your food. 

Get creative! If you have space, build a raised enclosed garden . This is actually one of immediate projects.

Container gardens can also be utilized to grow many things like an herb garden, tomatoes , peppers, potatoes  and so much more. 

So many things can be grown in containers and there are many ways you can start living a more sustainable life.

You can learn about:

Gardening Tips & Sustaible Living For Beginners

Angi and her family have been turning their 1.5 acres into something that can supply many of their needs for years to come (that includes gardens, fruit trees, chickens and bees).

Join in on the webinar to see what 8 Mistakes Gardeners Make And How To Fix Them

Grow Your Own Healthy Food To Preserve

If you are anything like me then you LOVE variety! We also started a seed bank last year and continue to add to it.

I love being able to walk out my front door and pick a big , juicy heirloom tomato , grab herbs to season my dishes or dry and just be able to pick fresh, organic food for meals and canning recipes.

Have you started planning your garden or is there something about sustainable living that you would like to know more about? I would love to hear about it in the comments below!