Fresh-smelling soap is sure to get you in the mood for warmer weather and the arrival of a new season! Not only are these lemongrass and ginger soaps simple to make, but they also make great gifts. Adding details such as a sand dollar and starfish or sprinkling with herbs makes for the perfect little embellishment!
Words: Danielle Williams
Photo Credit: Priscilla Du Preez
As the weather warms up, we might find ourselves at home more than normal this summer. Vacations and outings might look a little different, but we can still bring the seasonal spirit into our homes. I love doing this with essential oil diffuser blends. Each blend can be formulated for a specific mood and help to keep some normalcy in our lives. Below are a few of my favorite blends to diffuse at home this summer.
Words: Sherry Westfall Matthews
This recipe was originally featured in Somerset Life Summer 2018
A good cup of tea can be a fully immersive experience — the taste, the smell, the feel of the mug in your hands — it’s like a warm hug for your soul! I mean, seriously, I could bathe in it … wait, I could! I could totally bathe in it! All I needed to do was create some tub tea. I wanted it to smell delicious and be as much of a treat as a bath bomb with all its fizzy fun and luxurious feel. I experimented with a few techniques and recipes. After a little trial and error, my Bubble Tea Bath Bombs were born.