Homemade Probiotic Deodorant Using Young Living Essential Oils

Homemade Probiotic Deodorant Using Young Living Essential Oils

A special welcome to The Home Life {and Me} to those who hopped over here from Joyful Adorations! How great is the dishwasher detergent recipe Kelly posted? Don’t forget to check out all of the other posts in the Detox Your Home – Spring Cleaning Blogger Series!

I am so thrilled to be a part of this fabulous blog series! Have you read through the other posts in the series yet? Find any keeper recipes and ideas? I’ve been bookmarking posts like crazy! There really is something for everyone.

Detox Your Home - Spring Cleaning Blogger Series

As we were deciding on the topics each blogger would write about, I just knew I had to jump on the opportunity to share a deodorant recipe.

Folks – I’ve been on a deodorant journey for years. I’ve used conventional deodorants (scary ingredients). I’ve used natural deodorants (they didn’t work for me). I’ve purchased deodorants from Etsy sellers (I had great results, but purchasing from Etsy sellers can be costly). My armpits have been through an awful lot on the quest for a natural, high-quality, gentle-to-the-skin, cost-friendly deodorant solution that works.

Well, I’ve found something that crosses off every item on that list. And I’m so excited to share the recipe with you! But before I do, I bet you’re probably wondering something.

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10 More Home Business Ideas for Stay-at-Home Moms

10 More Home Business Ideas for Stay-at-Home Moms

Psst! Did you miss the original “10 Home Business Ideas for Stay-at-Home Moms” post I did? If you’re looking for more work-at-home inspiration, read this.

When I wrote the original “10 Home Business Ideas for Stay-at-Home Moms” post in May of 2013, I had no idea it would get as much attention as it did. It’s been shared on social media a ton of times. It gets a lot of visits from people who search for things like “at home business ideas for moms” and “business ideas for moms” and “business ideas for stay at home moms”. I’ve gotten emails from women wanting my help, wanting to know more about the opportunities listed, and wanting someone to brainstorm with. It thrills me that the list is connecting with stay-at-home moms because helping women who want to stay at home with their kids and still earn an income be able to do just that is something I really love to do!

Since the writing of that post, we’ve welcomed our little guy (he’s 6-months-old at the moment!) into the family. And that’s given me a whole new perspective on this whole topic. I feel like I now understand even more what kind of business ideas stay-at-home moms need.

My goal for this post is to put forth even more legitimate work-at-home opportunities that stay-at-home moms can pursue part-time (though a lot of these could be turned into a full-time income, if that’s what you’re after). I want to encourage you to think outside the box!

So let’s get into the home business ideas.

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My Young Living Essential Oils Essential Rewards Order for February

 My Young Living Essential Oils Essential Rewards Order for February

I can’t be the only one who likes seeing what Young Living Essential Oils items people are ordering each month. In fact, hearing what others are regularly using is typically how I learn what would be good solutions for my family. So going forward I’m going to share my monthly Essential Rewards orders. Maybe you’ll spot something you should add to your order next month!

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Zipadee-Zip: The Solution to Our Love-Hate Relationship with the Swaddle

Zipadee-Zip: The Solution to Our Love-Hate Relationship with the Swaddle

If you’ve had a baby in recent years, you’ve likely been told to put your baby to sleep on his or her back to reduce the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). If I’m being honest, I think there are way more serious SIDS risk factors than stomach sleeping (that’s a topic for another day though), but as new parents my husband and I just didn’t want to take any chances, so from day one we mostly put our little guy to sleep on his back.

But the problem with a baby sleeping on his or her back is this – they have a horrendous startle reflex (Moro reflex) that jolts them awake often. And that reflex can last as long as six months. So what’s a (very, very sleep-deprived) parent to do? Swaddle, of course! But if you’ve swaddled your babies, you know it’s not a miracle solution. At least, not for long. Pretty soon you’re stuck between “this baby needs to be wrapped up in order to sleep” and “my baby won’t stop busting out of the swaddle and waking up”. And that place can be frustrating.

So, this post is for the parents out there who battle the swaddle like it’s World War III. That was us. This is our story. And this is our solution.

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Using Essential Oils to Stop an Ear Infection in Its Tracks

Using Essential Oils to Stop an Ear Infection in Its Tracks

We’ve had our fair share of yuckies in our house over the last few months. Chalk it up to living with a chiropractor who has his hands on sick folks every single day. No matter how many times he washes his hands (and it’s a lot of times), he’s bound to bring home a bug or two every so often. Such is life. I’m just glad that our little guy has yet to get sick (thank you, Jesus!).

A few days ago I was starting to feel a bit rundown. Tired. My head was foggy. I woke up a little congested that day too. I kind of just shrugged it off. Sometimes I wake up tired, foggy, and congested (I haven’t slept through the night in some time – I have a 5-month-old, after all). But then the dizziness set in. That’s when I knew I was dealing with something a little more than just being tired.

I am thankful every single day to be married to a chiropractor. As soon as I feel sick, he adjusts me, does a thorough exam (like on any other patient), and lets me know what I need to do to heal myself. On this particular day, he took a look in my ears and saw that one of them was inflamed and red. The beginnings of an ear infection. That explains the dizziness.

After he looked in my ears and adjusted them (that’s right – chiropractors adjust ears!), I turned to my trusty Young Living Essential Oils for relief.

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