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For some time I’ve been wanting to try making a natural version of Vicks VapoRub. The boys are just coming off a nasty cough and so today I finally looked up some recipes and whipped some up. {I little late on this cold, but I’ll be prepared for the next time one hits!}  Here’s the recipe I found the most useful. It really came together very easily. I used about 1/2 cup coconut oil, and 2 Tbsp of beeswax.

I also got to dabble in using some of my Young Living oils. I wanted this rub to be good for the boys but also the coming baby so I used 3 drops Lemon, 3 drops Thieves, 3 drops Peace and Calming, and 1 drop Peppermint. The oils and amounts I used are a bit more gentle for baby…namely the peppermint since it is cooling on the skin. Yay for awesome oils!! Oh, and just so you know, I now am a member of Young Living Oils, so if ever you need anything, feel free to contact me. 🙂  Love exploring the world of natural remedies!

I also spooled up some bakers twine. I LOVE this stuff. It adds such a rustic, chic, handmade look to things. I saw an adorable spool of it at a shop and was soooo tempted to buy it. It was $12.99 and I really had a hard time walking away. I’ve been trying to be resourceful though and I knew that I had plenty of twine at home and that I had this random old wooden spool floating around my house. So I made my own adorable wooden spool of twine. Saved me a few bucks and actually created more room in my making space since 3 large paper spools fit on this wooden one.

And I made some progress on this little hexi project. Next step is to take some embroidery floss and outline the hexi. Then bind it and call’er done. Small sewing projects are so satisfying!!