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Holiday DIY Knotted Ponytail Hairstyle


With all the christmas parties and family gatherings coming up, if you have kids with long hair or you yourself have long hair, this video tutorial will show you a quick and very elegant holiday hairstyle for a DIY Knotted Ponytail.

I sent this tutorial to my daughter to use on herself and my grand daughter who both have hair that is very long.

I figured while I was sharing it with family I might as well share it with you in case you too have kids or grandkids with long hair and would appreciate an easy and beautiful hairstyle for the holidays.

Head to the next page now to watch the video tutorial to see how it is done.

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Awesome Gift Idea For Homemade DIY Cranberry Orange Soap [Recipe]


I found a festive diy project recipe for making Homemade DIY Cranberry Orange Soap by ‘Soap Deli News’ that will make the perfect gift for your family and friends. These colorful soaps are the perfect size for traveling, decorating a bathroom and make wonderful stocking stuffers.

Handmade soap is healthier than store bought soap and these are colorful and have a fragrance you and everyone who uses it will enjoy. Making soap is not as hard as you may think. With the right products you will soon be making these beautiful soaps too.

cranberry orange soapIngredients you will need:

19.85 oz. white melt and pour soap base
1/4 teaspoon walnut shell powder
1 teaspoon extra fine red glitter
1-2 Tablespoons orange peel/zest, to suit
.05 oz. peppermint essential oil
.2 oz. cranberry fragrance oil of choice
.35 oz. orange fragrance oil of choice (or sweet orange eo)
red liquid soap colorant
yellow liquid soap colorant


I used a Tovolo King Silicone Ice Cube Tray for this homemade cranberry orange soap recipe. It yields six square shaped soaps.

You’ll be making this soap recipe in layers. After pouring each layer you’ll want to spritz with regular rubbing alcohol to remove any air bubbles then allow each layer to harden before preparing and pouring the next layer. Spritz with alcohol again before pouring each new layer. Weigh all ingredients unless otherwise noted.

You can place this mold in the fridge to speed up the time it takes for the soap to set. This can vary depending on the base you use as some bases harden more quickly than others. However I don’t recommend freezing the soap.

For your first layer use a digital scale to weigh out 3.8 oz. of melt and pour soap base. Cut into chunks and combine in a glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave in short bursts until the soap is fully melted. Be sure not to let the soap boil or bubble…

Get the instructions for the additional layers to make this cranberry orange soap HERE

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[Tutorial] How To Make Fizzy DIY Bath Bombs

Everyone loves fizzy bath bombs, especially kids, but they are not just for kids, adults love them too because it’s like taking a bath in bubbly champagne! In this tutorial by Sarah Titus, you are going to learn how to make Fizzy DIY Bath Bombs that explode with luxurious essential oils fragrances that will melt away the cares of the world as you soak in a profusion of deliciousness.

Fizzy DIY Bath Bombs are simple to make and make beautiful gifts without paying the much higher price for store bought bath fizzies.

What you will need:

  • 1 cup Citric acid
  • 1 cup Baking soda
  • ½ cup Cornstarch
  • ½ cup Oil (almond oil, olive oil, Fractionated Coconut Oil, etc.)
  • 8-10 drops of your favorite essential oil(s)
  • Silicone mold or Saran wrap
  • 1-2 drops food coloring (optional)


Head to PAGE 2 for directions for making your own DIY Bath Bombs…

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How To Use Essential Oils To Balance Hormones Naturally!

Women are not the only ones who are affected by hormone imbalance. Men are just as susceptible to hormonal changes as women.  Even a single imbalanced hormone can seriously affect the entire physical and emotional body of both men and women in ways that science is still working to fully understand.

Hormone balance goes way beyond Menopause, which believe it or not can also affect men in a condition known as Manoapuse that affects men between the ages  of 45-60 as their testosterone levels decline, similarly to the way women are affected when their estrogen levels fall below normal.

Diet and lifestyle play a significant role in hormone balance, we are a nation of people who eat fast and work hard , and as such, the ages at which hormone imbalance occurs has rapidly declined from the statistical standards of many years ago. Add to that, the levels of stress and toxic chemicals we are now subjected to in our foods and products, it is no wonder that hormone imbalance has become an epidemic in the world as a whole.

In this article, you will learn How To Use Essential Oils To Balance Hormones Naturally!

As stated on the Natural Living Ideas website:

A holistic approach is the best way to correct hormonal imbalances. The definition of the word holistic is: the whole is more than merely the sum of its parts.

Treating hormonal imbalances with pharmaceuticals often aggressively corrects one imbalance while creating complications in other parts of the endocrine system. Essential oils are the best solution for the holistic treatment of imbalances.

Super Essential Oils

There’s a super-group of essential oils called adaptogens. These smart essential oils are unique because they have opposing healing properties like being both stimulating and relaxing — they adapt to your needs.

The use of adaptogen essential oils are pivotal for hormonal imbalances where glands may be under-functioning in one system, while over-functioning in another. Adaptogenic essential oils are capable of balancing opposing conditions without creating further imbalance, as many pharmaceuticals would cause. Using them together further strengthens their healing properties.

9 Adaptogen Essential Oils For Hormone Balance Are:

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To read the complete article please visit the good folks at Healthy Holistic Living to get specific treatments for using these 9 Essential Oils for Hormonal Balance

Hormonal balance is such an important factor for feeling good and healthy living, so if hormone imbalance is affecting you, treating it holistically and naturally is the safest and best way to get your body back into balance and yourself back into the flow of a healthy life once again.

Please share this important information with your family and friends! They will thank you for it!

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DIY Sunscreen Recipe That is Non-Toxic! SAVE YOUR SKIN!

We’ve known for some time that many if not most of our skin products contain toxic chemicals that can cause serious health issues. This includes Sunscreen that we use to protect our skin from harmful sun rays while spending time outside. The oxymoron here is that as we apply sunscreens to protect our skin, we unknowingly apply carcinogenic chemicals that can harm the very skin we are seeking to protect.

Until now, I have not known of a safe sunscreen that is free of toxic chemicals and cancer causing agents and I am beyond pleased to have found a safe, natural alternative DIY Sunscreen Recipe from the Healthy Holistic Living website that is non-toxic and full spectrum. Now we have a safe sunscreen product that not only protects us from the sun’s harmful rays, but is also very healthy for our skin!

Now you can make your own safe, non-toxic DIY Sunscreen for you and your family, especially the tender skin of children who spend alot of time outside playing in the sun.

Head to PAGE 2 for the Recipe to make your own DIY Sunscreen that is safe and non-toxic!