essential oils

Five Things Friday

Happy Friday! Who else is excited for this long weekend? Not only is it our anniversary on Sunday, but we have a staycation at the Loews Hotel, Atlanta planned and we are so excited to get away. Since we are officially in September, I wanted to share my current Fall favorites with you. 
A good planner is key for busy moms. We need a place to keep up with doctors appointments, school activities, and weekend plans. I’m loving the Start Planners and all of their fun designs. I use the Mid-Year Legit Weekly Planner and it’s been so helpful to keep track of everyone’s schedule. 
I rarely wear makeup during the week and if I do, I stick with black liquid eyeliner and mascara. I’ll admit that the only reason I purchased the Katy Perry cosmetics is because of the monochrome packaging. I actually love the mascara, especially the curved wand and it lasts all day without clumping. Plus, it was only $8!

The past few months I have really been using my essential oils daily and experimenting with different diffuser combinations, rubs, and doing general research on my favorites. I use Lavender daily in the diffuser and on my kids’ feet before they go to bed. Did you know it can also stimulate hair growth? I put a few drops in my shampoo and also my mascara to make my lashes fuller. Not only does this oil aid with hair regrowth, it also treats anxiety, sleeplessness, and stress. If you interested in learning more about essentials oils and their benefits, shoot me an email! {chanel@lifewithhenryandevie.com}
Aside from diffusing different oil blends, I also love a good smelling candle. My all time favorite is the Capri Blue Volcano from Anthropologie. With subtle hints of grapefruit and orange, it’s perfect to burn year round and the jar is so beautiful. I have one on my bedside table and in our kitchen. 
A few weeks ago a came across the cutest website for sunglasses {Glow Glam} and immediately fell in love with everything on their site. I’ve always been a sunglasses addict and when I saw the Cali Rose pair, I knew I had to have them. I love the rose gold color and mirrors lenses. They are different from the normal sunglasses you see around, which makes them so unique. If you sign up for their email list you will get 20% off your first order and free shipping! 
Do you have any fun plans for the Holiday weekend? I hope the rain holds out so we can get some outdoor time. Be safe and enjoy the long break! xo

Valentine’s Day Sugar Scrub

Today I’m sharing a super easy and quick Valentine’s Day sugar scrub. These are great for teacher favors, grandparents and in my case, mommy friends. I love the invigorating smell of the peppermint essential oil which is perfect to give you a jump start while taking your morning shower (even if you only get 5 minutes before the baby starts crying). I cannot wait to try this when the kids go down for nap today!

 

Ingredients: 
1 cup Organic Cane Sugar
1/2 cup Organic Coconut Oil
2-3 Tablespoons Almond Oil
1 Tablespoon or 3 Capsules Vitamin E Oil

 

Combine all dry ingredients in medium size mixing bowl and stir together with a whisk. Add in all oils and stir until wet and dry are evenly combined. Add in 1-2 drops of the pink food coloring and fold together with spatula. Once food coloring is all mixed in, disperse evenly into small mason jars. I ended up needing a bit more cane sugar which I added at the end after I decided my scrub wasn’t coarse enough. Each batch filled 5, 4 ounce mason jars, but you could make larger servings if only making a few. In my case I needed to make 20 so I just repeated the recipe four times. There you have it! So simple and it only took me 30 minutes from start to finish. I was able to make it while the kids were eating breakfast and watching Mickey Mouse Club House (thank you, Disney!) If you’re interested in learning more about essentials oils, please email me at chanel@gmail.com!

 

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