March 14, 2019
If you follow any oils account I'm sure you have heard about the Anthro Volcano Candle diffuser blend. I have never been in an Anthropologie store 🙊 so I have no idea what they smell like but supposedly this is their signature scent. My ER order came today (more on that later) and I finally had all the oils needed for this blend. I have to say other than the clean/citrus smelling blends this is my favorite! It's fruity, yet woodsy and isn't overpowering. My husband even said he liked it! *I've seen many variations of this blend but this is the one I went with!


+ 🍊 5 drops grapefruit
+ 🍊 4 drops orange
+ 🌲 3 drops northern lights black spruce
+ 🌸 2 drops geranium

Grapefruit 🍊
(Why isn't there a grapefruit emoji?😂) It's an uplifting scent and will promote a sense of focus.

Orange 🍊 
Promotes a feeling of happiness and warmth.

Northern Lights Black Spruce 🌲
(I believe Idaho Blue Spruce is what this blend typically calls for but it's out of stock so this is said to be a good substitute) a rich, woodsy, and invigorating scent that creates a fresh atmosphere.

Geranium 🌸
A sweet, floral scent that invites a peaceful, spiritual feeling in your space.

Have you diffused the Anthro candle blend? What do you think?


March 10, 2019
I did a couple of these with Tucker and instead of aiming to do one for every month, this time around I'm going to try to do them for 3, 6, 9 and 12 months. Hopefully lowering my expectations will help me achieve my goal...😂

Age: 3 Months

Stats: Weighs 14.9lbs and is 24" long.

Nicknames: Brother, Sunshine, Buddy, Baby Boy

Milestones: He is sleeping through the night 7ish to 7ish and goes back down after his morning feed so mama can get a few more winks. He is giggling now and trying to give kisses. He went to the nursery for the first time just a few days before he turned 3 months and he did SO good. He made it all the way through even thought I was a little nervous he wouldn't since he usually likes to nurse mid-way through.

Favorite Things: Being held or worn in the carrier by mama.

Least Favorite Things: I'm just going to say the obvious and say having a dirty diaper or being hungry because this boy is straight sunshine. He is almost always happy and takes all we throw at him.

Signature Moves: At this point he doesn't have too many moves but he loves to kick his feet and wiggle around on his play mat.

Today I took some pictures of my little piece of sunshine. I could just eat him up! 



March 9, 2019
Up next on my "ditch and switch" list is hand soap. A few months ago I cashed in some of my Essential Rewards points with Young Living and got the Thieves and Lavender Foaming Hand Soaps. We loved them so much but now they're gone and to be honest, I don't want to spend $14/$10 on them. The lavender scent was my favorite so I decided to make our own. Not only is this very affordable but I can switch up the scents for our different bathrooms or the changing seasons!


Paula Deen "Soap Y'all" Dispenser (I purchased mine at Tia's Boutique)
3/4 cup water
3/4 cup Castile soap* (unscented)
10 drops of Young Living lavender essential oil*

*Bonus: Next time I make this I'll be adding 1 tbsp witch hazel* for its bacteria inhibiting properties but I didn't have any on hand today. I also think I may purchase these foaming dispensers* because I really liked that about the Young Living Foaming Hand Soaps.

In a pint sized mason jar or soap dispenser, add the water first (to prevent bubbles) then the liquid Castile soap. I used the unscented kind because I wanted to scent with my lavender essential oil.

Add the fractionated coconut oil (or whichever moisturizing oil you choose - jojoba, olive, etc.) and the essential oil of your choice.

Shake to combine and you're ready to use. Remember, a little goes a long way.

This soap smells so good and leaves my hands feeling soft!


March 7, 2019

In January I asked on my personal IG (@roadcalledlife) what people did for a face care routine. I'm turning 33 this month and think it's way past time for me to get my own routine going. Besides washing my face in the shower and occasionally wiping my makeup off with those (toxic) wipes that's about all I do.🙈

I wanted something quick, easy, and not too expensive. After watching @younghouselove's "woo woo skincare" stories I've landed on cleansing my face with apple cider vinegar (1 part water, 1 part ACV) and instead of using coconut oil for my moisturizer (I've read it can clog your pores) I made a roller with lavender, frankincense, and jojoba oil that I’ll apply in the mornings and evenings after I wash my face. This little combo supports healthy looking skin, a soft glow, and reduces appearances of fine lines and wrinkles.🙌🏼


I've included links to the products I used below. (* denotes affiliate link)

10 ml roller bottle*
10 drops of Young Living lavender essential oil*
10 drops of Young Living frankincense essential oil*
Top off with jojoba oil*

*Bonus: Next time I make this serum I'm going to add 5 drops of geranium (promotes cell regeneration and supports smooth and healthy skin) 5 drops copaiba (this is a driver oil meaning it magnifies all the qualities of the other oils to work even better). I'll also add a little bit of witch hazel.

I chose lavender because it's known to help with acne and wrinkles and it also helps regenerate skin cells. It can also lighten the appearance of age spots and scars.🙌🏼 I added frankincense because I read it's an astringent that can help protect and repair skin cells, reduce acne, prevent wrinkles, lift and tighten skin, kill germs, reduce large pores, and slow signs of aging. Um, yes please!🙋🏼‍♀️ I topped it off with jojoba oil because it's moisturizing, it's antibacterial, and it's an antioxidant - among other great benefits. I took before photos so if I notice any differences I'll share them with y'all!

Do you have a skincare routine? What have you found that works for you? Bonus points if it's all natural and not $$$!

If you have any questions about essential oils or are interested in how to add them into your daily life I'd be happy to help any way I can. If I don't have the answers I'll be happy to point you in the right direction! If you're ready, you can order here.