Home making it…

I dislike chemicals. Actually that’s being kind. I loath chemicals. I’m talking the unnecessary ones. The ones that have no place disrupting our hormones, poisoning our foods and erroneously making their way into our precious bodies. So when I pull out the homemade tick repellant I embrace the eye roll of my teenage daughter. I’m okay being the mom that walks around with the yellow handbag inscribed with “love” across it, out of which I may pull any one of my brews. I sometimes remind her that I’m actually pretty tame in my “hippiness” and my ability to embarrass her could be so much more intense.  I hug her and remind her how grateful she is to be my daughter. I toss her the bottle and as she indulges me I know that she understands I do it from a place of love and that the seeds of mindfulness are germinating.

So with that I share some of my homemade brews for which I can not take creative ownership.  That rests solely with the wise crew at Floracopeia.  I’m sure I’ve mentioned them before so forgive the redundancy.  I choose their oils not only for their superior quality but for their mission.  Floracopeia not only embraces, but actively promotes and participates in environmental sustainability, fair trade and community empowerment where ever their products are harvested.  It’s difficult to find stellar customer service but this company has it.  Their staff is knowledgeable, friendly and willing to lend their time and expertise to answer any question you may have.  Give them a try.  You won’t be disappointed.

Insect Repellent
2 oz. water (or your favorite hydrosol)
10 drops Lavender Oil
10 drops Lemon-Scented Eucalyptus Oil
5 drops Rose Geranium Oil
5 drops Peppermint Oil

Tick Repellent
1 oz. water
1 oz. witch hazel
15 drops Lemon Scented Eucalyptus
15 drops Rose Geranium

Hand Sanitizer (Thieves Blend)
1/2 oz. water
1/2 oz. witch hazel
3 drops Clove
3 drops Lemon
2 drops Cinnamon
1 drop Rosemary
1 drop Eucalyptus

I don’t get any kick back from Floracopeia. In fact they have no idea I’m mentioning them so visit their site knowing there are no strings attached.  Same is true for Susan Nichole’s vegan handbags.

Simple pleasures such as making these can make my day so bright!

Simple pleasures such as making these can make my day so bright!

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