DIY- Clean & Clear Calming Face Oil

DIY- Clean & Clear Calming Face Oil

I love natural products and one thing I love even more is making my own!

My favorite thing to do is make things and be creative. A couple years ago I use to make almost everything I used on my face and body. I even started my first company selling products I created. As life got busy and I went in a different direction I hadn’t made things for a little while, until now!

Recently I had the worst breakout and needed a quick fix. All the products I could find in stores were so expensive and filled with harmful toxins.

So I got inspired and decided to make my own calming & clearing face oil. In just the first night of using it my redness went away. By the second day of applying it morning and night my face was clear and redness free!

Its super simple to make, smells amazing and works better then any face product I have ever tried. The best part is that it is fun to make and completely natural.

So if you want to save money, have clean skin, and do a fun natural DIY heres the recipe

what you need-

  • dropper or bottle

  • carrier oil ( coconut oil, almond oil, jojoba oil)

  • frankenise oil

  • tea tree oil

Step one-

Take a clean bottle of your choice and add 3 TSP of carrier oil (I used almond)

Step two-

Add into the bottle 15 drops of frankenise oil and 7 drops of tea tree oil

Step 3-

Add to the bottle 3 TSP of carrier oil and shake well.

Apply to a freshly washed face with clean hands.

21 Things I Learned In 21 Years

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21 things I’ve learned in 21 years 

Yesterday was my 21st birthday so I decided to share with you 21 lessons that I have learned. I am so thankful for the 21 years God has given me so far and for the life he blessed me with. Not everyday is always good, but there is good in everyday. I am so thankful for the people, places and things that have been apart of my life over the years and where God has me today.

  1. God is so Faithful -  God is always faithful and his promises still remain. No matter what season I’ve walked through God has unfailingly showed me grace, love and mercy. 

  2. Family is everything- This year, I joined a new family and started my own with my husband I was reminded how important family is. Spending time with my biggest blessings, my husband and son is so special and a gift. Being able to be with extended family and having them close is something I am so thankful for and I wouldn’t have been able to transition into motherhood so smoothly if it wasn’t for them. Its such a blessing to have unconditional love and people who love me and my son so fiercely. 

  3. There is no timeline of how things should be done - I learned that there is no set order of how things have to happen. God has his own plan for each of us and we all walk different paths at different seasons of life

  4. Kindness if the best policy - Being nice is always the best choice.

  5. Friendship is a gift - Having true friends who are there through everything and stand by your side is honestly such a gift. This year I learned who my true friends are and I am so thankful for them.

  6. Forgiving Others is so Important- Holding grudges only hurts the one hanging on to the hate. 

  7. Do not judge anyone - I learned you really never know what someone is going through and its just not your place to judge them.

  8. There is always a reason to smile - No matter what there is always something to smile about

  9. . It’s Okay to Fail - its okay to mess up becasue sometimes the mess ups teach us the most 

  10. God always has a plan- enough said

  11. Not everyone is going to like you and that’s okay - I learned to stop trying to be a people pleaser and understand that not everyone is going to like me and thats okay. 

  12. Enjoy everyday - there is joy to be found in each and every single day 

  13. Save as much as you can - this one can be pretty obvious but I learned how important it is not only to save money but sentimental things like photos and such 

  14. Always say yes to ice cream - enough said 

  15. Marry your best friend - Marrying Ethan was the best decision of my life because he truly is my best friend. Our home is always filled with laughing and jokes. Since we are best friends we are able to be silly and love each other so deeply. I can’t stress enough how thankful I am for him & the wonderful man that he is.

  16. Being a mom is the biggest blessing - Caeden makes everyday so much sweeter and being his mom is the best calling I have in life.

  17. Spend less time on the phone and more time in real life - I learned that I need to spend less on my phone and more time just present in the moment. To appreciate the people and things right in front of me in my everyday life. 

  18. Everyday is a gift - Tomorrow is never promised and there is value in every moment we are given. 

  19. Surround yourself with kind people- I once heard a quote that goes something like you become the people you spend the most time with. And I think its true. I learned how important it is to surround my self with kingdom builders, who are kind, loving, and uplifting! 

  20. Enjoy exactly where God has you- Time goes by so fast and before I knew it I was in a new season of life. It feels like one day I was a little kid and the next I was an adult raising a kid of my own. Life goes by in the blink of a eye so I learned to just appreciate exactly where I am today, because before I know it this season will change

  21. Do not sweat the small stuff- Life is way to short and to precious to get upset over little things.


Truths You Need To Hear About Social Media

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The Truths You need to hear about social media

“I love what you do but sometimes I just feel like your joy and relationship with God is unobtainable” 

The other day one of my closest friends and I were hanging out and while we were talking about my online ministry she said that to me. And honestly I was really taken aback. 

I know her intention of saying it was not mean at all, but still I was caught off guard by the comment itself. 

It’s funny how one comment like that about yourself can really stick out and ring through your head.

When my friend said this, I know that she didn't mean anything rude by it or for it to come across with bad intention. I think a lot of people are skeptical about the content that influencers such as myself put out about their lives. I’m sure some people wonder as my friend did, is this really the reality they live in? That someone can’t truly be as joyful as they are in their pictures, right? Maybe it’s a struggle for onlookers because of the way people’s lives online are sold to us with perfect pictures plastered all over our instagram feeds. 

So here are some things to remember if maybe you feel skeptical about the way people present themselves on social media.

  1. Social media is a highlight reel. This is something I’v commonly heard said and it is 100% true. People are going to post things that they are proud of and the version of themselves they want shown to the world. You are going to see the happy moments, the good memories, and the moments of joy. You post things to remember, inspire or share. It’s way less common to see people posting things that are a low-light of their life. Your’e not going to share a video of you crying, or fighting with your sister, or a video of the break up you had with your boyfriend. I don't have any pictures of the pile of laundry I need to do, and I don’t have any videos posted courtesy of one of my and Ethan's arguments. 

So what I am trying to get at is this: Instagram and Facebook are all of the good moments we choose to share with the world. It might be bits and pieces of someones life, but not their whole story.

2. Comparison is a wrecking ball that swings both ways. This is a topic I've talked about in past blogs and podcasts and because comparison is so destructive. You can fall into one of two categories. You can either build yourself up, or tear someone else down (that someone could be you or someone else).  Both are sinful and you can never win. You get what you want, but someone gets the newer version. You start a new job and someone else gets a promotion. You learn a new instrument and someone makes a whole album. It’s a never ending never won battle. Because lets face it, there are tons and tons of people in the wold and there are always going to be people who have more or less then what you have. 

God didn't create us with the intention to ever bring anyone else down or tear down ourselves wishing we had more or were just slightly different. He created us to fiercely to love one another and to be uniquely made in our own way, each with our own purpose and plan.  God didn't make you to fit into her shoes, because he calls you to walk in your own 

Comparison allows a door to be opened that allows whispers of the enemy to creep in and cause you to believe lies. These are lies that contrast the truth the God made you wonderfully and fearfully and unique as yourself. 

3. Everything has a filter- I love lightroom and I’m a fan of a good filter just as much as the next girl, but it’s important to remember that most pictures posted on social media all have a filter over them. They are edited to be a bit brighter, more balanced, and vibrant than they were in the moment. The pictures shared are all enhanced in someway.  And more often than not, you usually have to take 10 or more pictures before getting a “postable" one. Everything from the right angles to finding good lighting goes into the final pictures we see on our phone screens. No one constantly lives in perfect lighting and looks like  a full snack 24/7. Everything you see is edited. From posts, captions, stories, videos and pictures. Filters and edits go into everything. 9 out of 10 times someone isn't going to show you their double chin pictures or bad lighting selfies. 

So what we see is real life, but it’s not reality. It’s just an enhanced version of it. 

I want to know how you feel and what you think about this. I want you to know that my life isn't perfect and my joy or relationship with God is not unobtainable. Because of being saved and know my savior I am able to have joy through difficulties because I know that my worth and identity comes from Christ Jesus. I know that I can be joyful because even when my circumstances aren't good, God still is.