Essential Oils

21 All-Natural Ways to Support Your Immune System

21 All-Natural Ways to Support Your Immune System

We're about two weeks into self-quarantine thanks to current events, and immune support is high...
Seasoning Salt with Essential Oils

Easy Seasoning Salt with Essential Oils

This Easy Seasoning Salt with Essential Oils is fantastic on a slow-cooked roast and would...
30+ Essential Oil Recipes for Diffusing

Essential Oil Recipes for Diffusing

Looking for solid essential oil recipes for diffusing? The sky's the limit when it comes...
How to Stock Your Natural First Aid Kit for Summer

How to Stock Your Natural First Aid Kit for Summer

Summer is just around the corner, the weather is warming up, and we're all spending...
Hip Essential Oil Diffuser Jewelry

Hip Essential Oil Diffuser Jewelry: My Top Picks {with coupon codes!}

Once upon a time, essential oil diffuser jewelry fell mainly into categories that just weren't...
How to Flavor Kombucha with Essential Oils | Roots & Boots

How to Flavor Kombucha with Essential Oils

We love to flavor kombucha with essential oils. (more…)
DIY Carpet Freshener with Essential Oils | Roots & Boots

DIY Carpet Freshener with Essential Oils

When your family gets food poisoning the day before your house goes on the market,...
Homemade Flubber with Essential Oils | Roots & Boots

Homemade Flubber with Essential Oils

Have your kids experienced homemade flubber with essential oils? They're going to love this recipe!...
12 Ways to Use Clove Oil | Roots & Boots

12 Ways to Use Clove Oil

Clove oil gives off a warm, spicy aroma that always reminds me of fall and...
33 Ways to Use Lemon Oil

33 Ways to Use Lemon Oil

Looking for a few new ways to use lemon oil? Lemon is one powerful essential...
Must-Have Essential Oils for Travel

Must-Have Essential Oils for Travel

When your personal oils stash includes more than 80 singles and blends, it can be...
Essential Oils for Good Mood | Roots & Boots

Essential Oils for Road Trips

Whether you're traveling solo, with the fam, or with your best gal pals, these essential...
Essential Oil Travel Tips

Essential Oil Travel Tips

Let’s talk about essential oil travel tips!  After traveling with my oils and other doTERRA...
doTERRA Convention: What You Need to Know

doTERRA Convention: What You Need to Know

Are you so excited about this year's doTERRA convention?  (more…)
28 Ways to Use Peppermint Oil

28 Ways to Use Peppermint Oil

From tummy troubles to bug spray to respiratory support and so much more, Peppermint is...

Easy Sugar Scrub Fights Winter Blues and Dry Skin

Easy Sugar Scrub

Sugar scrubs are one of my favorite gifts to make with essential oils.  This multitasking recipe fights both winter blues and dry, winter skin.  Plus, it smells great.

Easy Sugar Scrub

Essential Oils: Humidifier vs Diffuser

Essential Oils: Humidifier vs. Diffuser

Can I Use Essential Oils in My Humidifier? This question comes up so often, especially at this time of year, that it’s high time to answer it here on the blog.  Read on for my answer…

Essential Oils: Humidifier vs. Diffuser

Essential Oils for Clear Skin

Essential Oils for Clear Skin

  I love to use essential oils on my face, and have had good success lately with a few new oils and blends. Here’s what works for me…

Essential Oils for Clear Skin

My New, Simpler Version of Essential Oils Deodorant for Men

Essential Oils Deodorant for Men

A while back, Mr. Native Texan made the switch from his mainstream deodorant (bleh) to this completely non-toxic deodorant made by yours truly with essential oils (of course). Well.  I was thrilled about the switch, but not so thrilled every time he needed a refill which required me to drag out approximately 73 bottles of oil…

Essential Oils Deodorant for Men

Reader Q&A: How to Make Your Own On Guard Blend

On Guard Products

‘Tis the season for On Guard! I received several questions about this powerful blend via email last week, and thought I’d share my responses here.  I’m betting that others have wondered these same questions!  I hope these tips will be helpful to you as we head into the winter months…

On Guard Products

Baby Wipe Spray {with essential oils}

Baby Wipe Spray with Essential Oils

As you know, we are now cloth diapering.  As I hoped, it got much easier once all those stressful decisions were behind me.  In case you’re curious, I’m really happy with the diapers we chose: Read my Cloth Diaper Update here. Thus far, one of my favorite parts of cloth diapering is the reusable flannel wipes.  They’re adorable,…

Baby Wipe Spray with Essential Oils

DEET-Free Bug Repellent with Essential Oils {Revised}

Deet Free Bug Repellent With Essential Oils | Roots & Boots

Last year, we had good success with this DEET-Free Bug Repellent, made from three essential oils in a spray bottle of water. This year, I’m adding another oil to the combination: Cedarwood.

Deet Free Bug Repellent With Essential Oils | Roots & Boots

DIY Dry Shampoo {with essential oils}

Sugar Scrub with Essential Oils

Want to know a secret?  I don’t wash my hair every day.  In fact, sometimes I don’t even wash my hair every other day. It’s true.  Not washing my hair every day saves lots of time, not to mention that it’s much better for my hair and scalp to be spared a daily stripping.

Sugar Scrub with Essential Oils

My Favorite Carrier Lotion for Essential Oils

  Tropical Traditions makes my absolute favorite lotion.  It’s clean, pure, unscented and works perfectly alone or as a carrier for essential oils.

Announcing: Special Deal on Custom Waterproof Labels {for All Your DIY Needs}

Water Resistant Labels

After alluding to this for some time now, I’m so pleased to announce this special deal for Yankee Homestead readers on custom waterproof labels.  Hooray! I’ve been using these awesome labels from The Lollipop Label Shop on etsy for over a year now, and am delighted with them.

Water Resistant Labels

Foaming Hand Soap {with essential oils}

Foaming Hand Soap with Essential Oils

Making your own Foaming Hand Soap is easy and economical.  Plus, DIY Hand Soap is much better for your health than regular antibacterial soaps.

Foaming Hand Soap with Essential Oils

35 Amazing Uses for Frankincense Oil

35 Uses for Frankincense Oil | Roots & Boots

Frankincense is my number one favorite essential oil!

35 Uses for Frankincense Oil | Roots & Boots

Water Resistant DIY Labels for Homemade Gifts

DIY labels

I’ve always loved giving homemade gifts.  After essential oils came into my life, homemade gift-giving grew all the more fun, and easy!  The possibilities are endless.  And who doesn’t love a non-toxic, great-smelling, useful, therapeutic gift?

DIY labels

DIY Toilet Bombs

Warming Neck Wrap

The minute I came across this DIY recipe, I knew I had to try it. You see, I live in a house with three boys.  (And a boy dog, but he doesn’t use our toilets.)  More and more often, I’m starting to feel like our bathrooms are lacking in the “clean-and-fresh-smelling” department.

Warming Neck Wrap

Owie Spray {with essential oils}

Owie Spray

This Owie Spray is an easy and effective way to soothe skin irritations.  Melaleuca (tea tree) cleanses and rejuvenates, while Lavender helps skin recover quickly. Frankincense is optional, but smells fantastic and also provides tremendous soothing properties. The next time you or your child suffers a skin irritation, no need to panic.  Just whip out this…

Owie Spray