DIY Sunscreen

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Hi there Mine for the Making readers! Bee here with the-oily-bee.com! It’s summer time here in the desert, and that means I’ll be out by the pool! So what is the number 1 thing we need during the summer to protect ourselves? Sunscreen! It’s super important to protect that precious skin of ours from that bright sun! I want something that is ALL natural, and SAFE to use on myself and my family. I have a great recipe you can try out! Thanks to my all time favorite oil educator, Jen O’Sullivan. I love her recipes, You can find her books on amazon and I recommend them! Let’s get started.

Sunscreen SPF 35 (Essential Oil Make & Takes, By Jen O’Sullivan)

You will need:

  • 4 Ounce glass jar
  • 2 tablespoons Cocoa butter
  • 1 tablespoon Beeswax
  • 1/2 tablespoon Red Raspberry Seed Oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon Carrot Seed Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Zinc Oxide Powder (Non Nano)
  • 10 Drops each Lavender and Frankincense Essential Oils
  • Gloves
  • Facemask

 

Directions to make: In a double Boiler (or you can totally do what I do, and put a glass bowl over a pot of boiling water), melt the cocoa butter. Turn off the boiler and add your Carrot Seed, and Raspberry Seed Oils and blend well. Add essential oils and stir until combined. Grab your mask, and put on your gloves for this next step! Once your gloves, and mask are on, slowly start adding your Zinc Oxide Powder into your mix. Add a small amount at a time until fully blended into the lotion. Use a mixer for several minutes to make sure all is evenly blended. Pour lotion into your container, and let cool before using.

Side note: Always use gloves and a face mask when you are dealing with Zinc Oxide powder. Although this is an all natural ingredient and non-toxic when used in your lotion, it should not be inhaled. Do not have young children in the room when working with zinc oxide powder.

 

Directions to use: Apply to exposed skin before heading out to enjoy your nice sunny day! This sunscreen is water-resistant but not waterproof. Reapply after swimming or every 30 minutes (depending on your skin, if you are more likely to get sunburned apply more often) while swimming.

Apply every hour or as often as you need.

There you have it! Your DIY Sunscreen!!

Make sure you always reapply your sunscreen. Take care of that skin!!

Just a quick little tip if you happen to get too much sun (I did this weekend): After a long day in the sun, get out your pure Aloe Vera gel (this should be a clear gel substance). Pour some gel in a 4oz container, and add 10 drops each Lavender and Peppermint Essential Oils. Apply on red areas and start to feel the relief. This felt so GREAT on my shoulders! I will have this in my bag ALL summer long.

Thank you for stopping by!! Enjoy and visit me on Instagram for even more healthy tips and tricks.

Hugs,

The Oily Bee

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15 DIY Backyard Games

Hello, hello! Yay for Friday! 
 
 
Allison here once again and it is time to finish out this month’s summer posts today. I am bringing you lots of ideas for outdoor fun! These 15 DIY Backyard Games are sure to make those summer get-togethers even more fun!

There are so many fun ideas out there and here are 15 that caught my eye! 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 How fun are all those games?!
Which one are you going to build this summer for fun with your family and friends? 
 
 
Stay tuned next month for a whole new topic!
 
Your hostesses,

 


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DIY Outdoor Decor Ideas

Hello, friends! Michele here with a new theme for our fun monthly series, Must Have Craft Tips & More! This month we’re focusing on all things summer! School’s out. Kids are home. The temps are warming up. There are so many directions for us to take this summer theme!

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
I’m focusing on all things outdoors this week! Once the temps go up, it’s a great time to move your living outside after being cooped up all winter. These amazing DIY outdoor projects will have your space looking top notch!

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
DIY Pergola from That’s What Che Said

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
Brick Library from KU Alumni Association

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
DIY Tiki Torches from The Scrap Shoppe

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
Simple Outdoor Bench at eHow

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
DIY Lamp Posts from I Should be Mopping the Floor

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
Pineapple Door Mat from Lydia Out Loud

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
Solar Chandelier from Dive of DIY

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
Moss Graffiti from Green Prophet

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
Sedum Path from A Garden in Bethlehem PA

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
Painted Floor Tiles from Old Brand New

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
Wine Barrel Table from Centsational Girl

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
Upholstered Patio Furniture from Place of My Taste

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
Upcycled Rope Ottomans at Style Me Pretty

Take your outdoor space up a notch with these amazing outdoor decor ideas!
Planter/Hose Holder from DIY Candy

 

I hope you’re inspired! I can’t wait to try a few of these out in my outdoor space.

Must Have Craft Tips & More!

Stay tuned next Friday for more fun summer-themed ideas!

 

 

Your hostesses,
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Creative Outdoor Upcycle Ideas

Hi! It’s Allison from A Glimpse Inside back once again to share with you our last post on upcycling ideas for this month. If you have missed the other posts you can find them here: Tip 1, Tip 2, and Tip 3.
 
 Today, I am sharing some awesome and creative outdoor upcycle ideas! With spring around the corner, it’s a great time to start planning out your outdoor space projects. 
 
 
By using your imagination and some creativity, you can use something and give it a whole new life to add it to your outdoor space. There are so many unique ideas out there for repurposing furniture, household items, pallets and much more to make your patio or garden much more interesting.  
 
 
Furniture Ideas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Take old chairs and turn them into swings from Worth Trying DIY Projects

 Make an old sewing table into a beverage station from Ambient Wares

 

 
 
 

 

 
Garden and Patio Accessories 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 There are so many fun and unique ideas out there for your outdoor space. 
Have you upcycled something for your garden or patio? 
We would love for you to share it with us! 
 
Stay tuned for a whole new topic next month!   


Your hostesses,

 


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Tot School Tuesday: 12 Outdoor Learning Activities

Hello friends!

Welcome to another Tot School Tuesday with See Vanessa Craft and Mine for the Making!

I think it’s so important for us to change up our learning environment and with the nice weather outside, why not take our learning outside?

Today I am sharing 12 FUN outdoor learning activities that I rounded up around blogland. Be sure to click over to the original source to get all of the details.

Starting at the top left corner and working my way around…

Water a Sight Word Garden at Mom to 2 Posh Little Divas

Play Doh Garden Center at The Imagination Tree

ABC Letter Splash at Make and Takes

Painting Outside at Lighthouse Learning Center

Mud Pie Kitchen at Smile and Wave

Spelling Doesn’t Have to be Boring at Best Practices 4 Teaching

Classifying and Sorting at Playful Learning

Hammering & Tinkering Table at Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning

Sidewalk Chalk Subtraction at Education.com

Learning Outside with Chalk & Water at Learn with Play at Home

Color Hop at Train Up a Child

Outdoor Work Station at Discovery Days and Montessori Moments

Don’t these ideas make you want to go play outside right now?? ME TOO!

Take learning outside with your tot or preschooler and enjoy the weather and nature while you can!

Now it’s time to head on over to See Vanessa Craft for more Tot School ideas!
Also, we’d love to see what you’ve been doing with your tot/preschooler…link up your kid-friendly ideas below!

Fresh Front Patio using HGTV Fabrics

Hi friends!

I’m so excited to share the easy freshen-up I did on our front patio today! I used some of the new vibrant HGTV HOME line of home decor fabrics that’s being sold exclusively at JoAnn, in-store and online! In-store, you can find an assortment of 30 fresh, colorful prints and patters. Online at JoAnn.com, you can find the expanded assortment of 74 exclusive designs. Indoor and outdoor home decor fabrics and trims are all available now, in-store and online.

Are you ready to see when I did with some of HGTV’s beautiful fabrics?

I made some pretty pillows to freshen up our bench on the front patio…

Aren’t the colors perfect for spring/summer time?

I also used some of the material to make a bright new wreath and I used the trim to hang it from my front door.

Here’s the BEFORE and AFTER…

One more close up of the cute pillows and wreath…

Now I just need to add some pretty potted flowers and maybe a hand painted sign or two from my shop…

I think you will LOVE the HGTV HOME line of fabrics!

Hurry into JoAnn to pick out some today!

And here’s a special coupon just for you to use on your next trip to JoAnn…

Thanks for stopping by today friends!!

See you next week.