Three-ingredient DIY shave cream

This is just the best thing ever. Chemical free, all-natural, moisturizing, and smells amazing (I add 10 drops of lavender essential oil❤️). Most importantly, it’s easy to make. Takes me less than five minutes!

Here’s what you need:

1/2 cup olive oil (or grape seed oil)

1/4 cup Castille soap (I prefer unscented)

1/4 cup raw honey

Mix together in a bowl and add desired essential oils for fragrance if you wish.

Pour into a pump bottle or squeeze bottle. Enjoy! I rarely need lotion anymore because this shave cream is so moisturizing. 🙌🏻

Why do you NEED this in your life?

Because you DON’T need harmful chemicals in your life.

Friends, if you don’t already have the Think Dirty app for your phone, please consider getting it. It allows you to scan the products in your home and see what the safety rating is.

Before I started making my shave cream and switched to natural products, I was using a shave cream called Pure Silk. I just looked it up on Think Dirty and it scored an 8 😷. This is on a 10 point scale with 10 being the most harmful.

What makes shave cream a threat to the body is mainly synthetic fragrance. Please read oh so many articles that are available supporting why no one should be using anything containing artificial fragrance. I will keep putting this idea in front of you as long as I’m breathing so don’t worry if you forget. 😂

Pure Silk shave cream also contains Laurel 23 ☠️ 😳. This is a known causer of cancer.

This DIY took me under 5 minutes to make or I wouldn’t be able to buy into it. I’m a busy mama and I need things quick and easy. I swear this is the best shave cream I’ve ever possessed and I plan on using it indefinitely.

Added bonus: it’s moisturizing! I rarely need lotion. 🙌🏻


New Year’s is my favorite

A clean slate, focusing on hopes, dreams and goals and a forward thinking outlook. New Year’s is my favorite holiday, second maybe only to Christmas, because well, it’s Christmas. I look forward to New Year’s and plan for it: I choose a word for the year that will become a simple mantra for me. I make lists of things I appreciate, things that make me happy and that are satisfying. It’s great to reflect on what has gone well because we are all doing a lot of things right! Even better, I am excited for what lies ahead and I love the idea of my future being like an unpainted canvas that is waiting to become more.

It’s a clean slate, a fresh start and a new beginning. In fact, I have loved the feel of “hitting the reset button” on New Year’s so much that I’ve applied it to each and every day of my life, but my New Year’s practice is where I began learning the tools to clear out the old and move forward with intention. Why not apply it daily? Ah, but New Year’s Day itself can be powerful and transformational.

I don’t long for it because I want the previous year to be over or because I’m wishing time away. It’s because I love the vibration and momentum of creating that comes to me this time of year. In fact, my word this year is CREATE. I want to physically create: I love photography, art, writing and speaking. I create a vision board at New Years and have my girls do the same. I’ll add them to this post when we’ve completed them. I’m all about journaling, making bucket lists, setting goals, and all the things that propel you forward!

New Year’s helps me re-establish my forward thinking outlook. I want to create a life by design instead of living by default. I love planning to learn new things, new travels and adventures, focusing on where I want to go in the coming year, both literally and figuratively.

New Year’s has never really been about depriving myself of food, or social media, focusing on doing less of something. It’s about become MORE and CREATING. It’s always been a creative time that gets me excited about what lies ahead. I got through this whole post without mentioning the word resolution. And it was not intentional. But I do feel like it carries a little bit of a negative connotation, like you have to cut something out or give something up. That’s not my New Year’s and it doesn’t have to be yours either. How can you become more in this coming year? My 2019 journal cover says “Do more of what makes you happy.” and that’s exactly how I hope you will live your new year and how I plan to live mine.


Beware! Carriers expire!

Pure essential oils don’t have an expiration, but your carriers do! I just went through mine and this aloe and almond oil have to go! ✌🏻

This is just one of the reasons I chose Young Living Essential Oils for my family. There is no expiration date because the only thing contained in their bottles is 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils.

If you are new to oils, beyond curious and ready to dive in, the Premium Starter Kit is where to start. It has the 12 oils you will use the most often (including peppermint, lemon, lavender, Thieves, Digize, Peace & Calming, Valor, Citrus Fresh, Panaway, Stress Away, Raven and frankincense) plus a diffuser. Grab yours here.


Get out of my house!

Found this in the back of our closet. I thought, it has to be at least four years old because it’s been that long since I banned harmful chemicals, including one of the worst offenders, synthetic fragrance, from our home. Did you know that “fragrance” has been found to be connected to why so many women struggle with hormone and fertility issues? I don’t want to take any chances so I just say no to this. Diffuse Thieve oil to kill germs and clean the air. Use Thieves Cleaner on surfaces (literally pennies per spray bottle once diluted).

Absolutely no judgment here if you have it, because as you can see I used it too – religiously to be honest with you. And I obviously lived to tell about it and you will too. But I have never been as healthy and avoided the doctor office more than these past four years. I don’t think it’s a coincidence.