Cari Dunn

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Lemon Rosemary Detox Bath Salt Recipe

My arthritis has been acting up lately. I haven't slept much the past few weeks because my legs ache so bad at night, so it hasn't been much fun …

Beauty Benefits of Activated Charcoal for Skin and Hair

As someone with large pores and oily skin, activated charcoal is one of my favorite beauty ingredients. I make DIY beauty recipes with it, and I also …

How to Make Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Tea (Golden Milk)

<i>Fight inflammation naturally with this easy turmeric tea recipe.</i><p>I've been tired and sluggish all day since the beginning of winter. I was blaming my …

Antiinflammatory

Vetiver Essential Oil Skin and Hair Benefits

A few months ago, I went to my local supply store where I get most of my carrier oils and essential oils. I was talking to the owner about some skin …

Dry Skin

DIY Lime Mint Sugar Scrub Recipe

I don't know about you guys, but I am ready for spring and summer. Each winter just seems to get a little longer, and it's only February. We still …

Coconut

Honey and Lemon Drink Natural Remedy for Colds and Coughs

When I get sick, I don't automatically run to the medicine cabinet. Most cold medications make me very drowsy, even if they are non-drowsy formulas. …

Common Cold

Helichrysum Essential Oil Benefits for Hair and Skin

A few months ago, I went to my supply store looking for some new things to use in recipes. I was talking to the owner, who is well versed in …

How to Make Butter and Buttercream with a Stand Mixer

Although we are just over two weeks into January, we haven't really started back into our routines. My kids haven't had much school work, and the bad …

Chamomile Hard Lotion Bar Recipe Using the Instant Pot

My dad and stepmom got me an Instant Pot for Christmas, so I've been experimenting with that. So far, I've made an amazing roast with mushroom gravy, …

Best Essential Oils for Cold and Flu

It's cold and flu season, and I've got one kid still suffering from allergies. My essential oil diffuser has been working overtime for since …

Headache Relief Balm Recipe

<i>This natural headache relief salve recipe uses essential oils for natural relief.</i><p>When I have a headache, it can last for several days. I’m prone to …

Sugar Free Hot Chocolate Mix With SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener Recipe

Last month, I posted about hidden sugars in foods and how I was going to omit excess sugars from my diet. It's been a month, so I wanted to give you …

Matcha Green Tea Latte Recipe

I'm trying to make better choices in my food and drinks. I switched from a sugary instant coffee mix in the evenings to a sugar free hot chocolate …

Peach Berry Emergen-C Smoothie Recipe

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Homemade Powdered Toffee Coffee Recipe

It's crazy to me that the days are going to start getting longer soon, yet we've only had one snow. It snowed over the weekend, but it was more like …

Healthy Peppermint Mocha Recipe

One of my favorite hot drinks in the winter is a peppermint mocha. I just love the combination of the peppermint and chocolate in a smooth, hot drink …

What is Essence in Skin Care and Should You Be Using One?

When you do your daily skin care ritual, you probably cleanse, tone, and moisturize. But there's a new product that you should be using: …

Keep Your Lips Soft This Winter With Herpecin L

<i>This post has been sponsored by the PRIMP Network. All opinions are my own</i><p>We focus quite a bit of our time and attention on skin care in the winter, …

Dry Skin Toner Recipe With Just 4 Ingredients

It's amazing how different my skin's needs are in the winter versus the summer. In the summer, my skin is so oily that I have to wear arrowroot …

Parsley Infused Hot Oil Treatment

This summer has been absolutely brutal for my hair. We've been wanting a pool for several years now, and we finally got one this year. We are using …

Hair Care

Valentine's Day Leggings Like Lularoe Plus Size TC and OS

I know we're just getting over Christmas and New Years, but my Facebook and Pinterest are filled with Valentine's Day ideas already. After the cold, …

Clothing

Makeup Mistakes You're Probably Making

It's a new year. A clean slate. A chance to start all over. Are you making any resolutions this year? I'm not really a resolution kind of person. …

Makeup

Calendula Soap Recipe | shopswell

This soap is wonderful for your skin, especially if you have problem skin. It starts with a melt and pour base, so you can make it in about 10 …

Skin Care

DIY Whipped Pumpkin Pie Sugar Scrub | shopswell

In honor of fall, I created this whipped pumpkin pie sugar scrub. Fall is about the time when I need to use sugar scrubs more often because my skin …

Dessert

5 Ways to Make Your Prayers More Meaningful

The scriptures are chock full of verses admonishing us to pray to our Heavenly Father. The commandment to pray can sometimes be a tricky one because …

Jesus

16 Things Your Teenage Daughter Needs to Hear From You

Navigating the teen (<i>and tween!</i>) years can be rough for girls. Their lives, bodies, and social circles are all changing at a rapid pace. Friendships …

DIY Yarn Witch Hats

While I don't decorate my house for most holidays, starting in the fall I am all over holiday decorating. I especially love decorating for Halloween, …

5 Reasons to Do the Dishes Immediately

I absolutely loathe doing dishes. Very few household chores are as unappealing to me, except for maybe cleaning the toilet. Because I hate doing the …

Front Door Sign for a Harry Potter Themed Porch

<i>How to make a Harry Potter themed front door sign from scrap wood as an alternative to a wreath.</i><p><i>This post may contain affiliate links. Using these</i> …

Harry Potter

Dark Before Dawn by Monica McGurk: A Book Review

I have been voraciously reading <b>Dark Before Dawn</b> by Monica McGurk this week so that I could write this post by today—the official release date of the …

Books