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DIY Clay Oil Diffuser

Here is something I have never done. Playing with clay. I have always wanted to take a pottery class but there are not any near me and from what I hear, they can be a bit pricy. 

But I still wanted to mess around and make something with clay so I purchased some “air drying clay”. I got the idea of the clay oil defusers on line. I thought they were cute and simple. The clay was inexpensive  and I used natural leaves for stamping a design. 

I squeezed and pressed over and over until I had the size and shape I wanted. Using a cookie cutter, I cut out a round shape. I used a straw to make two holes and set them out to dry for 24 hours. 

I like the way they turned out. I debated on painting the print or not but I ended up using some green acrylic paint to enhance the natural print.  I painted one with coffee. It turned out to be my favorite. I plan to hang it in my car. 

I also made a little ring plate using the same technique.

To use the clay defusers, just add a couple drops of your favorite essential oil and hang it from your rearview mirror, office or closet. The clay absorbs the oil and creates a nice aroma. Reapply the oil every few weeks . 

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Mask Talk

I’m still not convinced that mask actually work to protect us from Covid. They may help against the spread of a sneeze or cough but thats it. Mask help protect you from germs not viruses. 

My full time day job does not require anyone to wear a mask, but my part time weekend job does. If I want to make money, I must comply. So if im going to have to wear a mask for 5 plus hours, I want them to be at least comfortable. 

I have several different styles of mask but my favorite is the disposable type. I like that they are light weight, and the straps are thin without a strong elastic pull on my ears. 

My daughter brought me a couple pretty floral disposable masks. They were so dog gone cute that I hated to just wear them one time. This made me decide to do a little experiment and try hand washing them. It worked! 
Using an antibacterial soap, I placed the mask between my two hands and gently rubbed until it it was sudsy, then rinsed it well, squeezed out the excess water and hung it to dry. To my surprise it washed up great and the inside was clean and white again. The mask did not tear up or lose its shape. 

This is a photo after being washed. It was soiled with makup.

Now I can wear my mask more than once but I do not recommend washing it more than twice. I mean, they are made to be disposable. 

I really hope they end this mask mandate, but I do not see that happening anytime soon. Meanwhile, here are a few little mask hacks to help them be easier to wear whether its a washable cloth mask or a disposable mask.

  • If you have a cold or sinus problems, rub a little menthol around top where it fits over your nose. 
  • Does your mask have a filter? Try adding a drop or two of essential oils for some health and healing benefits. 
  • Rubbing the mask between your hands, gently rub in your favorite facial, skin or fragrant lotion to help keep your face from feeling dry. 
  • If you have a roll on for your oils, you can rub a little around the edges. I love my stress relief roller. 
  • If your mask is too big, cross the straps once before putting them behind your ears. 
  • You can add buttons to your headband, beanie or ball cap to use instead of around your ears.

Without getting political (if thats possible), I would like to know how you feel about masks.

Disposable mask from: Shein
Young Living Oils from: TrulyOils (on Instagram).
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My Win Review

I am a sucker for those Instagram giveaways. If it is something I would love to try, I will enter the giveaway. I'm not just after the freebies, but I really and honestly want to try things. I enjoy writing about products I try and I also believe in supporting small businesses.

I entered a giveaway a couple weeks ago and was so excited to have been chosen as the winner of this darling gift pack sponsored by four different companies. It was like Christmas when It arrived on my doorstep.

Usually there will be one item in a giveaway that strikes my attention. This time I liked ALL of the prizes. Let me show you what I got.

1. I received this darling wide lace leather cuff from New Market Farm House. They are a family owned business located in Southern Indiana.

Their products are all delicately handmade with love and care. They specialize in Faith inspiring, engraved and hand stamped leather key chains that are uplifting and encouraging. You really should go check them out. Christmas will be here before you know it.
I think this one will be perfect for my Fall or Winter sweaters.

2. I am always looking for some good plant based health benefits. One day I might find the secret to staying young, but until then, I couldn't wait to try this BIOHM Probiotic Supplement with Super Greens.

BIOHM is formulated with fused fruits, vegetables and herbal extracts. Rich in probiotics, prebiotics and enzymes that include 31 organic plant extracts. That means a healthy balanced gut. That’s right. It has good bacteria and good fungi to break through digestive plaque. 

Just one scoop a day is all you need to feel super charged.
The direction say to add it to water but you can add it to your shakes, smoothies or any other drinks.
How does it taste? I added it to water and it tasted like a nice rich and smooth herbal tea. I think it would be perfect warmed and cuddled in a cup.

3. I can hardly wait to sit back and relax in the tub with the wonderful aroma of these baths soaks and essential oil roller ball from The Inked Bee. The owner is a mother who has a love for bees and what they can produce. She only uses natural sourced organic or non GMO ingredients.  

With hints of Rosemary, Peppermint and Eucalyptus I will be taken away. Calgon has nothing on this. The roller ball is perfect to keep with me for some easy quick aromatherapy when I need it. Be sure to visit her shop for more great natural products.

4. Last but not least, I love this adorable pumpkin patch shirt by D&G at The Memphis Market Co. I have been wanting a cute shirt to wear for Fall fun and this one is perfect..

This company is a husband and wife team in Southern Indiana. You should definitely check them out as they have the cutest t shirts, sweatshirts and digital files to make your own. I love how soft the fabric is. This is not your typical bulky t-shirt. When held up to light, you can actually see how the fabric breathes for a dry and comfortable wear any season.

Essential oil and bath soak- The Inked Bee.
Probiotic Super Greens- BIOHM with Online Health Coach Stephanie Richie
Pumpkin Patch Tshirt- The Memphis Market Co
Leather laced cuff- New Market Farm House

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These items were given to me at no charge. 
All content is written using my own honest opinion.