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DIY Foaming Hand Soap – How to Make Foaming Hand Soap Essential Oils

In this post: Do you love foaming hand soap, but hate the cost of buying it? After all, it’s just a little soap and some water, right? Sort of. Use our DIY Foaming Hand Soap recipe and learn how to make foaming hand soap with essential oils! *Please note: this cleaner has not been lab-tested….
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How to Make Your Own Thieves Essential Oil – Plus Its Uses

In this post: Do you love the scent and potential germ-killing abilities of thieves essential oil? If you have a few oils on hand, you can easily make your own thieves type essential oil. *This recipe has not been scientifically tested, nor are we at Home Made Lovely qualified to speak to its effectiveness as…
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Ep 005: Getting Rid of Paper Clutter Once and For All

In this episode, I’m talking about how to get rid of paper clutter once and for all!  Listen on Amazon Music/Audible Listen on iTunes/Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify In this episode, Shannon discusses:  The one secret you need to know before you start to tackle any clutter, including paper clutter Tips for purging the paper…
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Quickly Declutter These 10 Clutter Hotspots in 15 Minutes or Less

In this post: I’m showing you how to declutter the top 10 clutter hotspots in your home in 15 minutes or less! There are just some areas in our homes that seem to gather clutter faster than others. I like to call these “clutter hotspots.”  Thankfully, they can be decluttered fairly quickly, with a little…
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Ep 002: Nightly Reset/Evening Routine

In this episode, I’m talking about our nightly reset/evening routine and how you can implement one in your home – so that you can start your mornings on the right foot in your home! Listen on Amazon Music/Audible Listen on iTunes/Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify In this episode, Shannon discusses:  How Nightly Resets/Evening Routines can…
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What Not to Do When Decluttering – 7 Things To Avoid + A New Quiz

In this post: Decluttering can often feel like a gargantuan task. Like it’s impossible to clear that clutter for good. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are 7 things not to do when decluttering to help you be successful.  Want to simplify your home and life? If you’ve been around here very…
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DIY Reed Diffuser – Plus Homemade Diffuser Oil Recipes

In this post: How to make your own DIY reed diffuser using essential oils and water. I’ve mentioned my love of scenting our house naturally using essential oils in previous posts. I’ve even created many posts with essential oil diffuser blends for every season. In this post, I’m going to show you just how easy…
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16 Simmer Pot Recipes for All Seasons – Homemade Simmering Potpourri

In this post: Make your house smell amazing! This simmer pot or simmering potpourri is super easy to make and all ingredients can be kept on hand throughout the year to whip up the homemade potpourri whenever the mood strikes.  Simmer pot or stovetop potpourri is a super easy way to make your house smell…
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12 of the Best Fall Essential Oil Blends For Your Diffuser

In this post: I LOVE the smell of fall & I prefer essential oils in a diffuser over a candle or plugin. Here are the Best Fall Essential Oil Blends For Your Diffuser. I love having a home that smells good. Yummy even. But over the last few years I’ve had a harder and harder…
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