DIY Hand Sanitizer

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Today I’m sharing a super quick and easy DIY hand sanitizer recipe.  While I prefer washing my hands if I can, that’s not always an option, so hand sanitizer is definitely one of my handbag essentials.

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For this recipe, you will need:

Part of what makes this recipe super easy is that there is no formal measuring – which means less things to clean up!  Everything goes straight into the glass amber bottle.

diy hand sanitizer 3Fill the amber bottle up about 1/4 of the way with the aloe gelly, and then fill to the top with witch hazel, making sure to leave room to add the spray nozzle.  Next, add 4 drops of tea tree oil and 2 drops of lavender.  (Note: This is a kid and pregnancy-safe dilution.  If that’s not a concern for you, feel free to double the amount of essential oil drops if you prefer a stronger dilution.)  Put the spray nozzle back on the bottle, and give a good shake to incorporate all the ingredients together.

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That’s it!  A super simple DIY hand sanitizer perfect for taking on-the-go.  Give the bottle a quick shake prior to each use (just for good measure), and you’re good to go!  This recipe contains ingredients that I already keep in my home anyway, so it’s super easy to whip it up in a pinch.


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10,000 Subscriber Giveaway

The Mommy Archives hit 10,000 subscribers on YouTube!  To celebrate, I’ve organized a 10,000 subscriber giveaway.  Enter the giveaway in the form below!  Giveaway ends Friday, March 11, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. CST.  One winner will receive the entire prize package.

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Giveaway prizes include Beachfront Baby SlingR.B. Amber & Sons amber necklace“Bossy” mug from AnkitDream Immunity Vanilla Chai supplementLeven Rose jojoba oilBeauty by Earth face maskBeauty by Earth bath bombsFlo perfume atomizer,  EssentiallyLoved diffuser necklace, and Edens Garden essential oil.

FTC Disclaimer: This giveaway is not sponsored.  Some prizes were donated by brands.

Natural Brow Routine & Tweezers Giveaway

I’m sharing my natural brow routine in today’s video on my YouTube channel!  I’m not an expert by any means, but I thought I’d share what works for me and my face shape.  I typically don’t get my brows professionally done anymore because I never really feel like I leave looking like “me.”

In my opinion, one of the most important elements in eyebrow grooming is a quality pair of tweezers.  I use PreciseGryp tweezers and love them!  They’re well made, and the slanted, thin, sharp tips allow for great precision.  This allows the hair to be easily removed without ripping or tearing and lets you get all those tiny hairs that other tweezers miss.

PreciseGryp was kind enough to offer up a giveaway for my subscribers!  I know giving away a pair of tweezers is pretty random, but a good brow shape starts with a good pair of tweezers, and these ones are great!  Watch the video for my full brow routine (I grew my brows out for a couple weeks so I could show how I shape them), and then enter the giveaway in the form below!

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FTC Disclaimer: This blog post/video is not sponsored.  Tweezers for giveaway were supplied by PreciseGryp.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.  This post contains affiliate links.

Natural Teething Remedies for Toddlers & an Amber Necklace Giveaway!

Teething is never fun!  Fortunately, there are some very helpful natural options for parents to help alleviate the symptoms of teething.  One of my favorite homeopathic methods for teething relief is putting a Baltic amber teething necklace on my two year-old daughter Kennedy.  In my latest video, I talk about what makes Baltic amber so awesome for teething tots and share my other favorite natural teething relief options.

After watching the video, be sure to enter the giveaway for a Baltic amber teething necklace from R.B. Amber & Sons!  Just use the form below!

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Ready to purchase a Baltic amber necklace?  Shope R.B. Amber & Sons on Amazon here!

FTC Disclaimer: This blog post/video is not sponsored.  R.B. Amber & Sons was kind enough to provide me with free necklaces for a review and giveaway.  All thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.  This blog post contains affiliate links.

Mood Factory Review & Giveaway

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I’m so excited to share some information about an awesome company with you all today!  I was introduced to Mood Factory a couple months ago, and I was immediately intrigued by the concept behind the brand.  They use color and aromatherapy to create products that are supposed to evoke certain moods: passion, energy, happiness, renewal, tranquility, serenity, creativity, and sassy.  I had the opportunity to try out several products from each of their different “moods,” and they were kind enough to send enough loot to share!  Watch the video to learn more about this awesome company and the products up for grabs, and then enter the giveaway in the form below!

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Learn more about Mood Factory by visiting their website, or shop their products on Amazon!


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