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2 Ingredient Homemade Lavender Bath Salts


Yesterday I took my first detox bath with Epson salts and Lavender Oil – I cannot believe I’ve been missing these my whole life!!!!  I could not believe how good my body felt post-workout.  I felt so relaxed, refreshed, and soothed. I had no idea that it would actually reduce swelling, decrease pain, and relax muscles, along with making you and your bathroom smell like a spa!  

Did You Know that Detox Baths Can…

  • Eliminate Toxins from Your Body
  • Relax Muscles
  • Reduce Inflammation
  • Speed Recovery from Illness
  • Relieve Pain
  • Improve Sleep
  • Decrease Stress

I LOVED it so much that I had to share it.  I had Brooks take two over the weekend as he’s been fighting allergies and respiratory crud, and he was begging to take another one an hour later. It was a significant noticeable difference in how he felt and acted.

And in just a few minutes, with just two ingredients you can make these jars of bath salts for gifts. They make AWESOME end of the year Teacher’s Gifts, Shower Favors, Neighbors Gifts, etc.

How To Make And Enjoy Homemade Lavender Salts:


  • 1-2 cups of Epsom Salts
  • 10 – 15 Drops of  Young Living Lavender Oil (This is the only brand of oil I can personally for detox baths. Young Living essential oils are therapeutic grade and safe for your skin.)
  • Glass Jar (I found mine at Michael’s for $2 each)


1. Pour Epsom Salts into the jar and drop essential oil on top of the salts.

2. Seal well.

3. Shake to blend well. 

4. Add 1/4 of a cup of the salt mixture and add under warm running water. 

5. Soak for 20-30 minutes. 

6. Re-hydrate well after enjoying your relaxing soak. 


Other great ideas for essential oils to add to detox baths include: Peace & Calming, Valor, Joy, Lemon, and Stress-Away. {All of these essential oils come in the Premium Started Kit.} 

>>>>> Are you new to Essential Oils and Want to Learn More About Their Amazing Benefits? Check out my post about All You Need to Know About Essential Oils.

How about YOU – have you tried a detox bath?  What’s YOUR favorite essential oil scent for soaking? 


* These statements are based on my own experience and resources. Not everyone may experience the same results, but I hope you and your family do! The above is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, prevent disease or evaluated by the FDA. .


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Easy Chocolate Chip Oat Bars

chocolate chip oat bars recipe

I tried a recipe on a whim the other day. I had a mad craving for chocolate chip cookies, but was feeling to lazy to make cookies. Thus, I found this recipe for Chocolate N’ Oat Bars from the Eagle Brand website, tweaked it a little and it’s vanished from our kitchen twice since! 

It’s made with ingredients that are pantry staples – I love a sweet that doesn’t require a grocery store run! 

You’ll love this easy recipe for last minute guests, church carry-ins, or weekend munchies! ;)

What’s your frequent baked good craving?

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Easy Crockpot Taco Soup Recipe

easy crockpot taco soup recipe

I LOVE SOUP SEASON!!!! Bring on the chowder, chili, and warm goodness!

I put together this simple taco soup in the crockpot the other night, and it was a definite crowd pleaser! It’s a soup that you can prep and walk away from for the day, and let the slow-cooker do the magic.

First you’ll want to brown a pound of hamburger with your favorite taco seasoning (I like this homemade recipe) and a 1/2 of a diced onion.  Transfer that to your crockpot and add 2 cans of diced tomatoes (use the ones with green chilies added for an extra kick), taco sauce, 1 can of black beans, 1 can of tomato sauce, and tomato juice.  Cook on low for 6-8 hours. I added a small bag of frozen corn in the last 45 minutes.

Serve it with all your favorite fixin’s – guacamole, sour cream, shredded cheese, and tortilla chips!

Soup Bowl Bottoms Up!  =)


What’s Your Favorite Crockpot Soup?

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