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...
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

How to Flavor Kombucha with Essential Oils

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

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

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 Road Trips

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...

DIY Chest Rub {with essential oils}

DIY Chest Rub with Essential Oils

  It’s that time of year!  I hope you won’t have the opportunity to put this recipe to use anytime soon, but if you do, you’ll be ready. This DIY Chest Rub supports respiratory health, which is especially helpful during the winter months, don’t you think?

DIY Chest Rub with Essential Oils

How to Give Your House that ‘Holiday’ Smell–the Easy, Non-Toxic Way

How to Give Your House that Holiday Smell

The holiday season is fast approaching.  Many folks love to fill their homes with “holiday scents”–cinnamon, pine, vanilla and citrus are popular aromas that evoke cozy feelings associated with Thanksgiving and Christmas. By now you’re no doubt aware that artificial fragrance is downright dangerous, having been linked to cancer, migraines, fertility issues and the like.…

How to Give Your House that Holiday Smell

Essential Oils for Back to School: Get a Good Night’s Rest with Sleepytime Oils

Sleepytime Oils

Sleepytime Success with Essential Oils Not too long ago, I reported my sleepytime success with Chamomile Oil. Since then, I’ve been experimenting with combinations of Chamomile, Lavender and Vetiver.  And I’m waiting for delivery of another new oil reported to aid in sleeping: Marjoram. Currently, I really like Vetiver and Lavender at bedtime.  I place…

Sleepytime Oils

Homemade “Lysol” Spray {Easy & Non-toxic, with Essential Oils}

Homemade Lysol Spray with Essential Oils

During my days as a Coupon Queen, I used to stock up on cans of Lysol and other aerosol sprays for next to nothing. We used them mainly for the kitchen trash can and in the bathroom. But guess what?  Now I know that most household cleaners and sprays contain dangerous chemicals.  When you know…

Homemade Lysol Spray with Essential Oils

Homemade Hand Sanitizer {with essential oils}

Easy Homemade Hand Sanitizer with Essential Oils

Honestly, I’ve never been a big fan of hand sanitizer.  We rarely use it.  For starters, it dries out my hands.  And I was less than thrilled to learn about the ingredients in most mainstream versions.

Easy Homemade Hand Sanitizer with Essential Oils

Which Diffuser is Right for You? {Part Four}

Kitchen Diffuser

Did you read the first three posts in this series on essential oil diffusers? Which Diffuser is Right for You? {Part One}–features to consider Which Diffuser is Right for You? {Part Two}–my personal experience with two mid-range options Which Diffuser is Right for You? {Part Three}–all about doTerra’s official diffusers, plus one low-cost option I…

Kitchen Diffuser

Which Diffuser is Right for You? {Part Three}

doterra diffusers

Did you catch the other posts in this series?  I recommend reading the first two before reading today’s post. You can do that here: Which Diffuser is Right for You? {Part One}–features to consider Which Diffuser is Right for You? {Part Two}–my personal experience with two mid-range options Which Diffuser is Right for You? {Part Four}–how,…

doterra diffusers

Which Diffuser is Right for You? {Part Two}

Whisper Diffuser

Did you catch the first post in this series?  I recommend reading it before reading today’s post. You can do that here: Which Diffuser is Right for You? {Part One}–features to consider. Now that you know which features to consider in an essential oil diffuser, let me share the diffusers we’ve used here at the Yankee…

Whisper Diffuser

Easy Gardener’s Hand Scrub {great gift idea}

Gardener's Hand Scrub

I love to garden.  [Check out This Year’s Garden Experiments.]  Wish I had more time to devote to digging in the dirt and trying to make things grow, but here’s one thing I don’t have to spend extra time on: cleaning up my grubby hands, post-gardening.

Gardener's Hand Scrub

Which Diffuser is Right for You? {Part One}

Yankeehomestead.com

I’ve received quite a few questions lately about choosing a diffuser. It’s time to answer your questions!

Yankeehomestead.com

My Favorite Natural Deodorant: What I’m Using Now (and loving)

My Favorite Natural Deodorant

So you’ve heard all about What’s Wrong with Regular Deodorant, and you know which Natural Deodorants I’ve Tried.  Now it’s time to tell you What I’m Using Now (and loving), plus Two Tricks I’d Like to Try.

My Favorite Natural Deodorant

Easy Gift Idea: Homemade Air Freshener (and the dangers of regular air fresheners)

DIY Air Freshener

I live in a house with three boys and a dog.  Let’s just say there are times when I could use some air freshener.

DIY Air Freshener

Homemade Toothsoap

Homemade Toothpaste

I am not a huge expert on flouride or dental health, but I do know that sulfates are not healthy.  So why would I put them in my mouth?  Or even worse, in my children’s mouths? It’s such a shame that many personal care products contain sulfates, parabens and other nasty ingredients that can contribute…

Homemade Toothpaste