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How to Decorate Easter Eggs Without Dye: Creative Easter Egg Designs

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Learn how to decorate Easter eggs without dye for beautiful eggs without the mess. Explore beautiful, dye-free Easter egg designs you can create for the holiday to decorate your home for spring.

Creative Easter Egg Designs: How to Decorate Easter Eggs Without Dye. Spring Decor Ideas for Easter Home Decor. Learn how to decorate Easter eggs without dye for beautiful eggs without the mess. Explore beautiful, dye-free Easter egg designs you can create for the holiday to decorate your home for spring.

When my son was little, we decorated eggs every year. Every year, I held my breath as he dipped the eggs and pulled them out of the little cups, hoping he didn’t spill the dye all over my table and floor.

While I’m glad we made those memories, I do not miss the cups of egg dye. Now that he’s grown and in college, I still want to decorate for the holiday, but I don’t want to use dye.

How to Decorate Easter Eggs Without Dye: Creative Easter Egg Designs & Ideas for Spring Home Decor. Learn how to decorate Easter eggs without dye for beautiful eggs without the mess. Explore beautiful, dye-free Easter egg designs you can create for the holiday to decorate your home for spring.

How to Decorate Easter Eggs Without Dye

Learning how to decorate Easter eggs without dye isn’t just for adults. Older kids will have just as much fun with these ideas as the adults will.

You can decorate real hard boiled eggs, but I recommend buying white plastic eggs. They will last year after year, so you won’t have to make more each year. If you do have little ones decorating, it will be fun to see how their art skills progress with each passing year.

Keep these eggs away from young children because they won’t be edible if you use paint, glue, glitter, or paper to decorate them with.

Painted Easter egg designs. How to decorate Easter eggs for the holiday using paint. Sponge Painted Easter Egg designs & ideas. Use acrylic paint to paint eggs a solid color. Then use a sponge to add a complementary color on top for some depth and contrast. Metallic or pearlized paints make really pretty eggs.

Decorate Easter Eggs with Painted Easter Egg Designs

Paint is a fun and easy way to decorate Easter eggs. Here are some of my favorite painted Easter egg designs.

Colorful sponge painted Easter eggs designs. Painted Easter egg designs. How to decorate Easter eggs for the holiday using paint. Sponge Painted Easter Egg designs & ideas. Use acrylic paint to paint eggs a solid color. Then use a sponge to add a complementary color on top for some depth and contrast. Metallic or pearlized paints make really pretty eggs.

Sponge Painted Easter Eggs

Use acrylic paint to paint eggs a solid color. Then use a sponge to add a complementary color on top for some depth and contrast. Metallic or pearlized paints make really pretty eggs.

Easter egg designs using paint. How to make Paint Splatter Easter Egg Designs to decorate Easter eggs for the holiday. Put a small amount of acrylic paint on a tray or plate. Dip a toothbrush into the paint. Then hold the paintbrush over the egg at a downward angle with the bristles over the egg. Run the fingers of your other hand over the bristles, pulling them back so they throw paint on the egg. Let dry and repeat on the other side of the egg. You can mix two or more colors for a fun design.

Paint Splatter Easter Egg Designs

Paint splatter eggs are very easy to make, but they are a mess. Make sure you cover the area with newspaper to catch the overspray.

Put a small amount of acrylic paint on a tray or plate. Dip a toothbrush into the paint. Then hold the paintbrush over the egg at a downward angle with the bristles over the egg. Run the fingers of your other hand over the bristles, pulling them back so they throw paint on the egg.

Let dry and repeat on the other side of the egg. You can mix two or more colors for a fun design.

How to make galaxy Easter eggs. Ways to decorate Easter eggs using paint. Fun Easter egg designs to try for the holiday. Make DIY Galaxy Easter Eggs using paints instead of Easter egg dye. Paint your egg with acrylic paint. Use black for the background, then spong on blue and purple. Finally, splatter on white to make starts.

Galaxy Easter Eggs

Paint your egg with acrylic paint. Use black for the background, then spong on blue and purple. Finally, splatter on white to make starts.

Creative Easter egg designs for decorating Easter eggs without dye. Use paint to make easy DIY Polka Dot Eggs for Easter baskets. Use a marker or paint to add polka dots all over the eggs. To make different sized dots with paint, dip the handle end of a paint brush into the paint and use that to dab a dot of paint on the egg.

Polka Dot Eggs

This is another easy way to decorate Easter eggs without dye. Use a marker or paint to add polka dots all over the eggs. To make different sized dots with paint, dip the handle end of a paint brush into the paint and use that to dab a dot of paint on the egg.

Graphic Easter egg designs for decorating Easter eggs without dye. Get creative this spring with these easy DIY ideas for hand painted Easter eggs for the holiday. If you’ve got a steady hand and some artistic ability, use markers or acrylic paint to make designs on your eggs. You can make simple flowers, stripes, or polka dots. Be creative!

Graphic Easter Egg Designs

If you’ve got a steady hand and some artistic ability, use markers or acrylic paint to make designs on your eggs.

Graphic Easter egg designs for decorating Easter eggs without dye. Get creative this spring with these easy DIY ideas for hand painted Easter eggs for the holiday. If you’ve got a steady hand and some artistic ability, use markers or acrylic paint to make designs on your eggs. You can make simple flowers, stripes, or polka dots. Be creative!

You can make simple flowers, stripes, or polka dots. Be creative!

Easter Egg Design Ideas with Alternative Mediums when you want to decorate Easter eggs without using dye. You don't have to paint your eggs to create fun Easter eggs designs. You can use any number of various mediums to add a decorative design to your eggs for spring. Things like temporary tattoos, ribbons, gold leaf, glitter and even paper are the perfect craft supplies for creating fun and unique Easter egg designs.

Easter Egg Design Ideas with Alternative Mediums (Other Than Paint)

You don’t have to paint your eggs to create fun Easter eggs designs. You can use any number of various mediums to add a decorative design to your eggs for spring. Things like temporary tattoos, ribbons, gold leaf, glitter and even paper napkins are the perfect craft supplies for creating fun and unique Easter egg designs.

Decorate Easter Eggs with Stickers, Decals or Temporary Tattoos

For a very simple way to decorate Easter eggs without dye, just use stickers. (I love these fun glasses and mustache stickers!) These are simple yet they look adorable sitting on a table. Set these on top of an egg cup to make a cute centerpiece for your table.

Decorate for spring with DIY ribbon Easter eggs for fun Easter decor. To create ribbon eggs, tie ribbon around the eggs and add a bow on the top. Set these simple yet cute eggs in a dish to make a centerpiece for the table or on a dish on a coffee table. You can easily match the decor in your room by changing the ribbon color.

Ribbon Eggs

To decorate Easter eggs with ribbons, tie ribbon around the eggs and add a bow on the top. Set these simple yet cute eggs in a dish to make a centerpiece for the table or on a dish on a coffee table. You can easily match the decor in your room by changing the ribbon color.

If you want to dress it up a little bit, cut some burlap or fabric to wrap around the egg. Then tie a ribbon on top.

Marbled Easter Eggs DIY. Fun Easter crafts for spring. Have you seen marbled nails? You can do the same thing to decorate Easter eggs. Fill a disposable cup with water and let it sit until it’s room temperature. Then drop nail polish on top of the water to create a film of polish on top. Use a toothpick to swirl the colors if you want. Hold the ends of the eggs with two fingers then dunk the eggs into the cup. Let it sit for a few seconds then pull back out. Set the egg in an egg carton to dry.

Marbled Eggs

Have you seen marbled nails? You can do the same thing to decorate Easter eggs. Fill a disposable cup with water and let it sit until it’s room temperature. Then drop nail polish on top of the water to create a film of polish on top. Use a toothpick to swirl the colors if you want.

Hold the ends of the eggs with two fingers then dunk the eggs into the cup. Let it sit for a few seconds then pull back out. Set the egg in an egg carton to dry.

Decoupage Easter Eggs for spring. Create unique Easter egg designs by decoupaging a napkin onto an egg. You can use the entire napkin or cut out a design and just glue that on the egg. You can also use paper or fabric, but it won’t lay as flat as the napkin will. Paint a thin layer of white glue or Mod Podge on the egg. Press the napkin, paper, or fabric down on the egg and use your fingers to smooth it down. Then seal with another layer of glue or Mod Podge on top.

Decoupage Eggs

If you don’t have a steady hand or don’t want to paint, try decoupaging a napkin onto the egg. You can use the entire napkin or cut out a design and just glue that on the egg. You can also use paper or fabric, but it won’t lay as flat as the napkin will.

Decoupage Easter Eggs for spring. Create unique Easter egg designs by decoupaging a napkin onto an egg. You can use the entire napkin or cut out a design and just glue that on the egg. You can also use paper or fabric, but it won’t lay as flat as the napkin will. Paint a thin layer of white glue or Mod Podge on the egg. Press the napkin, paper, or fabric down on the egg and use your fingers to smooth it down. Then seal with another layer of glue or Mod Podge on top.

Paint a thin layer of white glue or Mod Podge on the egg. Press the napkin, paper, or fabric down on the egg and use your fingers to smooth it down. Then seal with another layer of glue or Mod Podge on top.

DIY Gold Leaf Easter Eggs. For an elegant Easter decor look for Spring, use gold leaf sheets to decorate Easter eggs. You can cover the entire egg or cut or tear small pieces to attach to the egg as shown in the photo. Cut the gold leaf sheet to size. Then run your fingers through your hair to get some static on your hands. Static helps keep the gold leaf on the egg so it doesn’t shift. Then use a cotton ball to smooth the foil and remove air bubbles.

Gold Leaf Easter Eggs

For a more elegant look, use gold leaf sheets to decorate Easter eggs. You can cover the entire egg or cut or tear small pieces to attach to the egg as shown in the photo.

Cut the gold leaf sheet to size. Then run your fingers through your hair to get some static on your hands. Static helps keep the gold leaf on the egg so it doesn’t shift. Then use a cotton ball to smooth the foil and remove air bubbles.

DIY Glitter Easter Eggs. Glitter Easter eggs are messy, but they are really pretty. Spread white glue or Mod Podge over half of the egg. Sprinkle glitter on top and gently tap off excess glitter. Let dry and repeat on the other half of the egg. You can seal them with another layer of Mod Podge or glue to help contain the glitter. If you don’t want them completely covered in glitter, you can use glitter Mod Podge on the egg.

Glitter Eggs

Glitter Easter eggs are messy, but they are really pretty. To decorate Easter eggs with glitter, spread white glue or Mod Podge over half of the egg. Sprinkle glitter on top and gently tap off excess glitter. Let dry and repeat on the other half of the egg.

You can seal them with another layer of Mod Podge or glue to help contain the glitter. If you don’t want them completely covered in glitter, you can use glitter Mod Podge on the egg.

Creative Easter Egg Designs: How to Decorate Easter Eggs Without Dye. Spring Decor Ideas for Easter Home Decor. Learn how to decorate Easter eggs without dye for beautiful eggs without the mess. Explore beautiful, dye-free Easter egg designs you can create for the holiday to decorate your home for spring.

I hope you found some inspiration here to decorate Easter eggs without dye for your home spring decor! If these Easter egg designs aren’t quite what you had in mind, give one of these Easter crafts a try instead.

Alternately, should you decide you’d like to dye your Easter eggs, consider using a natural, plant-based Easter egg dye. You can learn how to dye Easter eggs naturally here.

This fizzy Easter egg bath bomb DIY adds a bit of fun to bathtime. The finished fizzing DIY Easter egg bath bombs fizz and bubble and sparkle AND nourish with cocoa butter, babassu oil and yogurt powder! And, clean up is so easy! There's NO staining!

Also be sure to check out these fun DIY ideas for Easter basket fillers. Or make something fun for Easter like my Easter egg bath bombs, these painted Easter egg soaps from Everything Pretty, or my moldable chick and bunny Easter sugar scrubs.

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DIY Reed Diffuser with Essential Oils for Natural, Non-Toxic Home Fragrances

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Wondering, how do I make DIY reed diffusers? It’s actually easier than you might think! Learn how to make a DIY reed diffuser with essential oils to naturally scent your home with your favorite, non-toxic fragrance. You can use any essential oil or essential oil blend of your choice with your homemade reed diffuser. It’s so easy!

DIY reed diffuser with essential oils. Learn how to make a DIY reed diffuser with essential oils to naturally scent your home with your favorite, non-toxic fragrance. You can use any essential oil or essential oil blend of your choice with your homemade reed diffuser. Or try one of 6 DIY reed diffuser essential oil recipes to lighten and brighten your mood. Plus learn how to make reed diffuser refills with essential oils. Get started making reed diffusers for your healthy home today!

Simply Earth offers so many great essential oil recipes for health, home and beauty. This month, Simply Earth has made it incredibly easy to use essential oils to create natural home fragrances. Their March essential oil recipe box contains the know how you need to make your own DIY reed diffuser along with the information needed for making reed diffuser essential oil refills.

There are even lava stone beads for making an essential oil lava rock diffuser bracelet or to use in decorative bowl or dish! I’m so excited to share what’s inside this month’s box with you. Plus, I’ll also give you the full instructions for making your own DIY reed diffuser and the recipe for making reed diffuser oil refills using essential oils, vodka and water.

Inside the Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box

What’s Inside the March Simply Earth Box

This month’s Simply Earth essential oil recipe box is all about mood and emotions! It’s filled with a number of essential oil diffuser blend recipes. Plus there are materials for making a lava rock diffuser, reeds for making a DIY reed diffuser, a persevere roll on (rollerball bottles are included in the bonus box) and an aromatherapy inhaler for grief relief. There are also four essential oils included in the box. They are:

The really exciting thing about this box is that, if it’s your first time ordering, you’ll score a big bonus box of ingredients and supplies you can use with future boxes. It’s a $40 value so it’s pretty sweet. You also get a $40 coupon off absolutely anything you want from Simply Earth to use on your next purchase. Just use coupon code: SOAPDELIFREE when you order, so you score all the freebies. 

DIY lava rock diffuser for lava stone jewelry or as a home diffuser in a decorative dish. Get started using essential oils today with the essential oils and essential oil recipes from Simply Earth.

If you love this month’s, just be sure to order it ASAP. Their monthly essential oil recipe boxes usually sell out by mid-month. Otherwise, if you miss out on the current month’s box, they’ll send you their super cool essential oil starter box in its place. That way you don’t have to wait for the next month to roll around before receiving your first box. Buy it now.

Ready to get crafty? Let’s get started making reed diffusers with essential oils!

DIY reed diffuser with essential oils. Learn how to make a DIY reed diffuser with essential oils to naturally scent your home with your favorite, non-toxic fragrance. You can use any essential oil or essential oil blend of your choice with your homemade reed diffuser. Or try one of 6 DIY reed diffuser essential oil recipes to lighten and brighten your mood. Plus learn how to make reed diffuser refills with essential oils. Get started making reed diffusers for your healthy home today!

Making Reed Diffusers with Essential Oils

Making DIY reed diffusers for essential oils to use at home is really simple. I used an upcycled, amber fragrance oil bottle from my DIY wax melts for this project. I then added a sticker I printed from clipart I had previously purchased.

However, you can use any glass container of your choice — and decorate your reed diffuser bottle or not. You just need to be sure it fits the size reeds you are using. I’m a huge fan of these amber glass, apothecary reed diffuser bottles. A nostalgic throwback to Victorian era chemist’s shops, they’re perfect if you’re looking for something to compliment your home decor.

Making reed diffusers with essential oils to naturally scent your home is fun and easy. Who can resist a non-toxic home fragrance? Learn how to make a DIY reed diffuser with essential oils in 5-minutes or less using your favorite essential oil blend or one of six essential oil diffuser blend recipes from the aromatherapist at Simply Earth. Plus how to make reed diffuser refills with essential oils to save money on store bought, chemical filled reed diffuser refills. An easy homemaking hack.

Now let’s get started and make your home smell amazing! Here’s how to make your own easy, DIY reed diffuser with essential oils to add a natural fragrance to your home. Plus discover essential oil reed diffuser recipes from recipe formulator and certified aromatherapist, Katie, of Simply Earth. You can use these essential oil diffuser blend recipes in your DIY reed diffuser. Or simply add a few drops to your essential oil diffuser for a natural scent in your home.

All of these essential oil reed diffuser recipes include the essential oils from the March Simply Earth essential oil recipe box. However, you don’t have to subscribe if it’s not yet in the cards for you. All of the essential oils from Simply Earth can be purchased individually

DIY reed diffuser with essential oils. Learn how to make a DIY reed diffuser with essential oils to naturally scent your home with your favorite, non-toxic fragrance. You can use any essential oil or essential oil blend of your choice with your homemade reed diffuser. Or try one of 6 DIY reed diffuser essential oil recipes to lighten and brighten your mood. Plus learn how to make reed diffuser refills with essential oils. Get started making reed diffusers for your healthy home today!

DIY Reed Diffuser with Essential Oils

Materials for Your DIY Reed Diffuser:

Ingredients for the Reed Diffuser Refill:

  • 2 Tablespoons vodka
  • 2 Tablespoons distilled water
  • 25 drops essential oil or essential oil blend (see recipes below)

Essential Oil Reed Diffuser Recipes:

Whimsey Diffuser Essential Oil Blend:

  • 15 drops Orange essential oil
  • 10 drops Patchouli essential oil

Joy Diffuser Essential Oil Blend:

  • 5 drops Energy blend essential oil
  • 5 drops Cypress essential oil
  • 5 drops Patchouli essential oil
  • 10 drops Orange essential oil

Creative Zone Essential Oil Blend:

  • 5 drops Cypress essential oil
  • 15 drops Orange essential oil
  • 10 drops Energy essential oil blend

Anxiety Relief Essential Oil Blend:

  • 18 drops Orange essential oil
  • 8 drops Energy essential oil blend

Persevere Essential Oil Blend:

  • 12 drops Energy essential oil blend
  • 12 drops Cypress essential oil

It’s Okay to Grieve Essential Oil Blend:

  • 10 drops Cypress essential oil
  • 10 drops Orange essential oil
  • 5 drops Patchouli essential oil

Making reed diffusers with essential oils to naturally scent your home is fun and easy. Who can resist a non-toxic home fragrance? Learn how to make a DIY reed diffuser with essential oils in 5-minutes or less using your favorite essential oil blend or one of six essential oil diffuser blend recipes from the aromatherapist at Simply Earth. Plus how to make reed diffuser refills with essential oils to save money on store bought, chemical filled reed diffuser refills. An easy homemaking hack.

Directions for Making Reed Diffusers with Essential Oils:

To make your DIY reed diffuser, add the vodka along with 25 drops of the essential oil reed diffuser blend of your choice to a glass bottle or jar.

Swirl the ingredients for your reed diffuser refill for at least 30 seconds to mix.

Once combined, add the water to the jar.

How to Use Your DIY Reed Diffuser:

Allow the reeds to soak in the container for two hours, then flip the reeds to the opposite end of the bottle.

Now place the DIY reed diffuser in a small space, such as your office or bathroom. Anywhere you want a fresh scent!

Flip the reeds every few days or so to reinvigorate the scent.

After two weeks, replace the mixture with a fresh reed diffuser refill.

Making reed diffusers with essential oils to naturally scent your home is fun and easy. Who can resist a non-toxic home fragrance? Learn how to make a DIY reed diffuser with essential oils in 5-minutes or less using your favorite essential oil blend or one of six essential oil diffuser blend recipes from the aromatherapist at Simply Earth. Plus how to make reed diffuser refills with essential oils to save money on store bought, chemical filled reed diffuser refills. An easy homemaking hack.

Discover More from Simply Earth

Interested to learn more about Simply Earth essential oils and their amazing essential oil recipe box? You can check out reviews and essential oil recipes for home, health and beauty from past boxes via my archives here.

Or simply sign up for the Simply Earth essential oil recipe box now! You’ll save big while growing your collection of quality essential oils. And, you’ll feel great about knowing that Simply Earth donates 13% to organizations that right to end human trafficking. Don’t forget to use coupon code: SOAPDELIFREE to score your free bonus box and $40 off coupon.

Easy DIY wax melts recipe to scent your home this spring. Learn how to craft DIY wax melts without soy wax in just 30-minutes or less. Plus discover more DIY ideas for scenting your home with your favorite designer fragrance oils or essential oil blends. These easy DIY wax melts are are made without soy wax and is the perfect DIY craft project idea for soap makers. You'll love the fresh scent of ruby cassis, ripe pineapple, sweet rose blossoms and dewy fresh air in this fragrance!

More Ideas for Naturally Scenting Your Home with Essential Oils

If you loved making reed diffusers with essential oils to naturally scent your home or office, then be sure to try these ideas for naturally scenting your home with essential oils.

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Fire Cider Vinegar Recipe: A Natural Cold and Flu Remedy

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I tried fire cider vinegar as a natural cold and flu remedy for the first time at the end of last year. This was after getting yet another cold. A cold which I honestly think was being passed back and forth between me and and a guy I’d been dating. The results were quickly noticeable. By day three I felt like a whole new, shiny person. And that undying sinus headache, that typically only Sudafed takes care of, was quick to make a hasty retreat from the first use. Not only did it help immediately, I didn’t have to take any over the counter medication in addition to the fire cider I was taking.

Fire cider vinegar recipe: A natural cold and flu home remedy for symptom relief. Learn how to make a homemade fire cider vinegar as a natural cold and flu remedy. This traditional, warming apple cider vinegar tonic acts as a holistic decongestant while also supporting immune health. Boost your immunity for health and wellness with this holistic homeopathic fire cider recipe.

I’ve since recommended fire cider vinegar for natural cold and flu relief to all of my friends. Those who took my advice felt better within two days time, with complete relief in under a week. Those who didn’t, well. Let’s just say their illnesses dragged on for two full weeks. Unfortunately, buying fire cider can be expensive. Therefore, if you aren’t in a time crunch, I recommend making your own to keep in stock for when you need it as a home remedy for colds and flu.

With the new virus now a pandemic, a combo of both fire cider vinegar and elderberry syrup are my go to products for cold and flu season. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of fire cider as a cold and flu remedy, how to make your own fire cider vinegar recipe using raw apple cider vinegar, and other natural cold and flu remedies you can try.

ingredients for making fire cider at home from scratch

Fire Cider Cold and Flu Remedy

I’ve been an advocate for apple cider vinegar for a number of years now. It all started with a quest to learn how to better manage my fibromyalgia after realizing that pain killers were literally the worst ever way to treat a chronic condition. I tried literally a zillion supplements and remedies during my hunt for a natural alternative. This journey led me to kombucha tea. Then, eventually, to an apple cider vinegar tonic to remedy my gut health.

When I first learned about fire cider vinegar it was during a trademark dispute over the use of “fire cider.” A traditional cold and flu remedy, the term fire cider had been used for centuries as a holistic remedy. That a company had come along and trademarked a well known term used for a natural remedy was concerning to a lot of people. Luckily, some upstanding, prominent herbalists took it upon themselves to fight this trademark. And, after a lot of time and money (much of which was donated to the cause), they finally won. Five years later and Shire City Herbals no longer owns a trademark to the common term, fire cider.

horseradish for making traditional fire cider vinegar recipe as a natural home remedy for cold and flu relief

This also sets a precedent that prevents the names for traditional folk remedies from being trademarked in the future. Therefore it’s seen as a win for herbalists. After all, people had been making, using and selling fire cider vinegar long before Shire City Herbals trademarked the name in 2012.

Not only should the name not have been trademarked in the first place, but the claim that Shire City Herbals came up with fire cider vinegar on its own in 2010 was simply untrue. There are decades upon decades of history outlining its use. Rosemary Gladstar, a well known and respected herbalist, also outlined a fire cider tonic recipe in her book, Herbs for the Home Medicine Chest, which was first published in 1999 as a traditional, herbal cold and flu remedy.

raw honey and garlic for making a natural cold and flu home remedy for fire cider

What Is Fire Cider?

Fire cider vinegar is a traditional, warming apple cider vinegar tonic. It acts as a holistic decongestant while also supporting immune health. Comprised of onions, garlic, peppers, ginger, horseradish, a lemon or orange, turmeric, raw honey and apple cider vinegar, this spicy folk preparation is perfect as a shooter or an addition to water, oil and vinegar dressings and foods like fried rice or mixed veggies. There are a number of different ways to make fire cider vinegar, although the basics tend to remain the same due to their effectiveness.

It’s easy to customize and, of course, you can add as much honey as you like to taste. It also makes a great addition to non-alcoholic, bloody mary recipe. Unfortunately, it does take a month to steep in a cool, dark location. So if you need your fire cider fix ASAP, you can buy this traditional herbal cold remedy online. Or pick some up at your local co-op like I did!

Keep reading to learn how to make a homemade fire cider vinegar as a natural cold and flu remedy for you and your family.

Fire cider vinegar recipe: A natural cold and flu home remedy for symptom relief. Learn how to make a homemade fire cider vinegar as a natural cold and flu remedy. This traditional, warming apple cider vinegar tonic acts as a holistic decongestant while also supporting immune health. Boost your immunity for health and wellness with this holistic homeopathic fire cider recipe.

Traditional Fire Cider Vinegar Recipe

Ingredients:

1 medium organic onion, chopped
10 cloves of organic garlic, crushed or chopped
2 organic jalapeno peppers, chopped
Zest and juice from 1 organic lemon
1/2 cup fresh grated organic ginger root
1/2 cup fresh grated organic horseradish root
1 Tbsp. organic turmeric powder
1/4 tsp. organic cayenne powder
2 Tbsp. of dried rosemary leaves
organic apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup of raw local honey, or to taste

Instructions:

Prepare the ingredients as indicated, by chopping the onion, garlic and peppers. Then grate the ginger and horseradish. Zest and juice the lemon, then combine with the prepared vegetables and spices in a one quart, sterilized mason jar.

Fill the remainder of the mason jar with unfiltered apple cider vinegar. (I love Bragg’s apple cider vinegar with the “mother.”) Then, place a piece of wax paper, or parchment paper, on top of the jar and screw on the lid. (Alternately, you can also use a mason jar with a plastic lid. You just don’t want the acid from the apple cider vinegar eating away at the metal.)

Shake the jar to combine the ingredients. Then, store the mason jar with the fire cider vinegar in a cool, dark location. You should shake the jar once a day for a period of four to six weeks.

After this time, strain the fire cider vinegar through a fine mesh sieve strainer or cheesecloth. Be sure to squeeze the liquid from the pulp of your fire cider vinegar ingredients as well. You want all the natural health benefits that are found in these particular foods!

Now add the raw honey to the fire cider vinegar. You can adjust the amount to taste. Fire cider vinegar is spicy, but not so spicy I couldn’t stand it. (And yes, I’m a wimp. I buy MILD salsa like a crazy person.)

Your fire cider vinegar is now ready to be used. When not in use, simply store your fire cider vinegar in a cool, dark location or in your refrigerator.

Fire cider vinegar recipe: A natural cold and flu home remedy for symptom relief. Learn how to make a homemade fire cider vinegar as a natural cold and flu remedy. This traditional, warming apple cider vinegar tonic acts as a holistic decongestant while also supporting immune health. Boost your immunity for health and wellness with this holistic homeopathic fire cider recipe.

How to Use Fire Cider as a Cold and Flu Remedy

To use your fire cider vinegar, take one to two Tablespoons as needed to naturally relieve cold and flu symptoms. I like to do shots about three times a day when I first start getting sick. (I also chug a glass of water directly afterwards to tame the burn.) However, you can adjust your intake based on what your body needs at the time.

If you drink a LOT of apple cider vinegar, it does have the potential to damage tooth enamel. So you may want to dilute yours in a glass of water instead.

Fire cider vinegar recipe: A natural cold and flu home remedy for symptom relief. Learn how to make a homemade fire cider vinegar as a natural cold and flu remedy. This traditional, warming apple cider vinegar tonic acts as a holistic decongestant while also supporting immune health. Boost your immunity for health and wellness with this holistic homeopathic fire cider recipe.

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Alternative Natural Cold and Flu Remedies

If you’re looking for more ways to support immune health throughout cold and flu season, you can also try one of these other natural alternatives.

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This article is not intended to provide diagnosis, treatment or medical advice and is provided for informational purposes only. Information on products mentioned are based on my own personal experience or research and have not been evaluated by the FDA. Please consult a physician prior to making any changes that may impact your health.

Bumblebee Oreo Cookie Truffles with Cream Cheese for Spring Entertaining

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These easy, no bake Oreo cookie truffles are perfect for spring entertaining. Shaped like cute little bumblebees, this cute variation on a traditional Oreo cookie truffles recipe is made with cream cheese, white chocolate chips, Oreos and fondant. This recipe for bumblebee Oreo cookie truffles makes a fun and tasty addition to any spring event or party.

Oreo Cookie Truffles with Cream Cheese for Spring Entertaining. These easy, no bake Oreo cookie truffles are perfect for spring entertaining. Shaped like cute little bumblebees, this easy Oreo cookie truffles recipe is made with cream cheese, white chocolate chips, Oreos and fondant. This recipe for bumblebee Oreo cookie truffles makes a fun and tasty addition to any spring event or party if you need cute spring party ideas. A simple spring dessert recipe. No bake party dessert.

Ideas for Spring Entertaining: No Bake Dessert Recipe

It’s not officially spring yet, but it sure does feel like it! We’re gearing up for almost two straight weeks of spring like weather. Temps in the high fifties to low sixties with some rain here and there. Let me tell you, while we haven’t had any crazy cold weather or big snows (so far!) this year, I’m ready to enjoy the nice weather. I love spending time outdoors at festivals and events. And of course, hiking ranks pretty high on my list as well. My favorite thing to do during spring, however, is to entertain.

These bumblebee Oreo cookie truffles make an easy, no bake party dessert that both kids and adults will love digging into! They’re super fun to make. I chose to make my Oreo cookie truffles in the shape of bumblebees for this spring dessert recipe simply because I’ve always loved bees! Bumblebees, in fact, are my most favorite bees ever. This is despite being stung on my earlobe by a black and white bumblebee as a child. They’re just so adorable and generally lazy, that I’ve never really been frightened of them — bee sting or not! Besides, who can resist all those cute photos online of bumblebee butts nestled inside flowers?

Ready to try out my recipe for bumblebee Oreo cookie truffles? It’s really quite easy, and of course, there’s nothing to bake. So you can avoid a hot oven as the temps heat up outside. Here’s how to make your own bumblebee Oreo cookie truffles with cream cheese and white chocolate chip wings. 

Spring entertaining ideas: No bake dessert recipe for bumblebee Oreo cookie truffles with cream cheese and white chocolate chips. These easy, no bake Oreo cookie truffles are perfect for spring entertaining. Shaped like cute little bumblebees, this easy Oreo cookie truffles recipe is made with cream cheese, white chocolate chips, Oreos and fondant. This recipe for bumblebee Oreo cookie truffles makes a fun and tasty addition to any spring event or party. Whip up this fun party dessert recipe!

Bumblebee Oreo Cookie Truffles Recipe with Cream Cheese

Ingredients:

18 Oreo chocolate sandwich cookies
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
2-3 oz. Wilton Decorator Preferred black fondant

Ingredients for making bumblebee oreo cookie truffles1 ½ cup Wilton yellow candy melts
48 miniature white chocolate chips
48 Wilton candy eyeballs

Directions for Making Oreo Cookie Truffles:

To make this recipe for bumblebee Oreo cookie truffles, begin by lining a baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper. Set aside for later use.

Chopping up oreo cookies in a food processor

Count out eighteen of the Oreo cookies. Then use a food processor to pulse the Oreos into fine crumbs.

Mixing crushed oreo cookies with cream cheese for oreo cookie truffles

Now combine the Oreo crumbs and cream cheese in a large bowl. Mix the Oreo crumbs and cream cheese together until thoroughly combined, with both ingredients being evenly distributed throughout.

Rolling crushed oreo cookies and cream cheese mixture together into ovals to make bumblebee oreo cookie truffles for spring entertaining

Once the ingredients for the Oreo cookie truffles are well-combined, roll out the Oreo mixture into twenty-four small ovals. The ovals should be about 1 ½ inches long and 1 inch wide and roughly the shape of a bumblebee. Set each oval shaped truffle onto the lined baking sheet you prepared previously. 

Now refrigerate the Oreo cookie truffles for at least a half hour.

Black fondant cut into strips with a knife

As the truffles chill, roll out black fondant until it’s about ¼ of an inch thick. Use a paring knife to cut the fondant into 48 small strips, about 2 inches long and ¼ of an inch wide.

Then, use the remaining fondant to roll out 24 bee stingers: about ¼ of an inch in size each.

Once the Oreo cookie truffles are chilled, remove them from the refrigerator. Set aside.

Next, place yellow candy melts into a microwave-safe bowl.

Microwave the candy melts in 30-second intervals, mixing in between each interval, until the candy has completely melted. Take care not to overheat.

Bumblebee Oreo Cookie Truffles with Cream Cheese for Spring Entertaining. These easy, no bake Oreo cookie truffles are perfect for spring entertaining. Shaped like cute little bumblebees, this easy Oreo cookie truffles recipe is made with cream cheese, white chocolate chips, Oreos and fondant. This recipe for bumblebee Oreo cookie truffles makes a fun and tasty addition to any spring event or party if you need cute spring party ideas. A simple spring dessert recipe. No bake party dessert.

How to Assemble the Bumblebee Oreo Cookie Truffles:

To assemble your bumblebee cookie truffles, dip ¾ of the first Oreo truffle into the melted yellow candy.

Remove and place back onto the lined baking sheet. Working quickly, then add two strips of fondant to the dipped portion of the truffle. Follow with two white chocolate chips in the center between the fondant to act as wings for your bumblebee.

Next, add a tiny fondant stinger onto the end of the truffle. Be sure to continue to work quickly. You don’t want the melted candy to solidify before you’re able to add all of the features. Otherwise your additions may not adhere to the truffles.

Finally, add a drop of candy onto the back of two of the candy eyes. Then place the eyes onto the undipped portion of the truffle, using the melted candy as glue to hold the eyes to the body of the bumblebee.

Repeat for each of your bumblebee cookie truffles until there are none left remaining.

Then allow the bumblebee cookie truffles to set for at least 30 minutes. After which time, your bumblebee truffles are ready to serve for your guests to enjoy!

Yield: 24 Oreo cookie truffles

No Bake Bumblebee Oreo Cookie Truffles with Cream Cheese

No Bake Bumblebee Oreo Cookie Truffles with Cream Cheese

Shaped like bumblebees, this variation of no bake Oreo cookie truffles with cream cheese makes a fun addition to any spring event or party.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 18 Oreo chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2-3 oz. Wilton Decorator Preferred black fondant
  • 1 ½ cup Wilton yellow candy melts
  • 48 miniature white chocolate chips
  • 48 Wilton candy eyeballs

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper. Set aside for later use.
  2. Chop eighteen Oreo cookies into fine crumbs using the pulse feature on a food processor.
  3. Combine the Oreo crumbs and cream cheese in a large bowl and mix together until thoroughly combined.
  4. Roll out the Oreo mixture into twenty-four small ovals, about 1 ½ inches long and 1 inch wide and roughly the shape of a bumblebee. Set onto the lined baking sheet. 
  5. Refrigerate the Oreo cookie truffles for at least a half hour.
  6. As the truffles chill, roll out black fondant until it’s about ¼ of an inch thick. Use a paring knife to cut the fondant into 48 small strips, about 2 inches long and ¼ of an inch wide.
  7. Use the remaining fondant to roll out 24 bee stingers, about ¼ of an inch in size each.
  8. Once the Oreo cookie truffles are chilled, remove them from the refrigerator. Set aside.
  9. Place yellow candy melts into a microwave-safe bowl.
  10. Microwave the candy melts in 30-second intervals, mixing in between each interval, until the candy has completely melted.
  11. To assemble your bumblebee cookie truffles, dip ¾ of the first Oreo truffle into the melted yellow candy.
  12. Remove and place back onto the lined baking sheet. Then add two strips of fondant to the dipped portion of the truffle.
  13. Follow with two white chocolate chips in the center between the fondant for the bumblebee's wings.
  14. Add a tiny fondant stinger onto the end of the truffle.
  15. Then place a drop of melted candy onto the back of two of the candy eyes. Place the eyes onto the undipped portion of the truffle.
  16. Repeat for each of your bumblebee Oreo cookie truffles until there are none left remaining.
  17. Allow the bumblebee Oreo cookie truffles to set for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 100Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 75mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g
Spring desserts recipes ideas for spring events or parties for seasonal spring entertaining. Shaped like bumblebees, this no bake Oreo cookie truffles recipe with cream cheese & white chocolate chip wings makes a fun addition to any spring event or party. These bumblebee Oreo cookie truffles make an easy, no bake party dessert that both kids and adults will love digging into! Ready to try out my recipe for bumblebee Oreo cookie truffles? It's really easy, and of course, there's nothing to bake.

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Additionally, you may also like my party appetizer recipe for black bean dip, as well as my Rooibos peach tea rum punch recipe. Or try out this fun idea for boozy popsicles with edible lilac flowers. Also be sure to check out these tips for prepping your kitchen for spring entertaining.

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DIY Makeup Vanity Ideas for Small Spaces & Pampering Pleasure

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Need to update or create a makeup vanity space in your bedroom or bathroom? Try out some of these creative DIY makeup vanity ideas for small spaces. Not only do they work in small spaces where you need them to, they also lend style and fashion to your favorite pampering space! After all, isn’t beauty also a form of self care?

DIY Makeup Vanity Ideas for Small Spaces. Need to update or create a makeup vanity space in your bedroom or bathroom? Try out some of these creative DIY makeup vanity ideas for small spaces. Not only do they work in small spaces where you need them to, they also lend style and fashion to your favorite pampering space! Creating your very own DIY makeup vanity space represents a much more beautiful way of getting ready. Show off your artistry skills, and incorporate some of these DIY tips.

DIY Makeup Vanity Ideas for Small Spaces

Pampering has never been so vital, and every single lady on the globe strives to look her best. Even from very early stages in life, girls love to get ready in front of their petite vanity area. There’s nothing more glamorous, and useful for that matter than having a specially designated area where you can pamper yourself without hesitation and disturbance.

Nowadays, you can find numerous posh and superb pre-made or customized vanities, but somehow creating your very own DIY makeup vanity space represents a much more beautiful way of getting ready. Show off your makeup artistry skills, and incorporate some of these DIY tips to make your own customized DIY makeup vanity space for small spaces.

Opt for A Modern Floating DIY Makeup Vanity

For this practical and nifty pampering area, there is no need to break a bank. Find some black or white floating shelves for your DIY makeup vanity that match any wall color and mount it easily to the wall. This simple and elegant idea of having wall-mounted floating shelves as your vanity desk enables you to purchase any kind of chair you desire. Plus, you can invest much more bucks into a quality mirror with gorgeous details as you will have spare cash to use. As the shelves would be floating above the ground, don’t place too heavy items on it – merely for safety reasons.

DIY makeup vanity ideas. Create a classical DIY makeup vanity using a wooden vintage mirror. Go to a second-hand, thrift or garage shop, or visit an antique store to find a vintage wooden mirror. Once you find a classical, rustic delight, have it dusted and spruce it up with a coat of fresh white or silver paint, and voilà - you have the perfect mirror for your DIY makeup vanity. If you happen to get a full vintage makeup vanity set on a garage sale, don't dwell much about it, and pack it asap.

Stick with a Classical Feel

Most of us don’t remember how much vanity space was crucial for our ancestors and aristocratic ladies in the past. AS it was of huge significance, it is only fair to pick up some ideas from them. Go to a second-hand, thrift or garage shop, or visit an antique store to find a vintage wooden mirror.

Once you find a classical, rustic delight, have it dusted and spruce it up with a coat of fresh white or silver paint, and voilà — you have the perfect mirror for your DIY makeup vanity. If you happen to get a full vintage makeup vanity set on a garage sale, don’t dwell much about it, and pack it asap.

An Interesting Twist for Your Makeup Vanity

On the other hand, if you don’t prefer to have an old fair in your bedroom or bathroom, then make more contemporary DIY makeup vanity space. Invest in purchasing a sophisticated vanity table with drawers that come with extra storage. And then add a juicy twist to the overall outlook of your vanity by placing cool boxes for jewelry or cases for your precious diamond engagement ring and other accessories. If you wish to add fashionable rings to fill in your new vanity case, see here.

Creative DIY makeup vanity ideas with fuzzy furniture and rhinestone decorations. Upscale your existing makeup vanity space into a post new DIY makeup vanity project requires adding foam or some other puffy materials to create a more sophisticated mirror frame. You can add cushion rhinestone elements or just glue some glittering buttons or cuffs. Place a puff ottoman to pair it up with your new tufted mirror. Keep it sleek by painting it in light green, blush pink, silver or copper.

Puff Up Your DIY Makeup Vanity

For those who are skillful more with hands than others, there is a flabbergasting way to upscale and posh up your existing makeup vanity space. This nifty DIY project requires adding foam or some other puffy materials to create a more sophisticated mirror frame, for instance. You can add cushion rhinestone elements or just glue some glittering buttons or cuffs. Place a puff ottoman to pair it up with your new tufted mirror. Only make sure that you keep it sleek by having everything painted in light green, blush pink, silver or copper.

If you need help getting started, I love this Ikea hack for a DIY fuzzy stool.

Go for a Foldable but Sleek DIY Makeup Vanity

If you don’t want to compromise on the functionality, looks, and effectiveness, but you, unfortunately, don’t have a large area to work with, there is a solution to that. Everybody who owns a small apartment area, useful DIY ideas for your vanity space is to go with a foldable desk that easily transforms into a sleek vanity. You can easily have it mounted on your wall, and save enough space to roam around the room. Get a foldable chair as well which you can also hang next to the mirror and fold it when you are no longer using it, and vice versa. You might only need to keep your powder set, jewelry and makeup in special drawers near the bedside table.

DIY Makeup Vanity Ideas for Small Spaces. Need to update or create a makeup vanity space in your bedroom or bathroom? Try out some of these creative DIY makeup vanity ideas for small spaces. Not only do they work in small spaces where you need them to, they also lend style and fashion to your favorite pampering space! Creating your very own DIY makeup vanity space represents a much more beautiful way of getting ready. Show off your artistry skills, and incorporate some of these DIY tips.

Dress Up Your Existing Dresser

If you already own a dazzling little dresser, why not utilize it as a one-of-a-kind DIY makeup vanity. This might be the simplest DIY transformation, as you only need to attach a nice mirror and place all your powder and makeup stash on the dresser or hide it in the drawers. This is also a lucrative DIY option since you would both have a fabulous new makeup vanity space, but also a fundamental furniture item to place your clothes or some other amenities.

A Blast from the Past

Again, going back to the old age, but this time try to revive your grandmother’s old sewing machine and use it as upcycled DIY makeup vanity space. That’s right! The sewing machine desk is an utterly amazing desk that already comes with great little drawers and storage area on the left and right-hand side. What’s more, if the sewing machine is in good condition, you may only need to refurbish it by splashing it with a fresh of glazing coat, or by repainting it in some vivacious color. For a handier DIY project, glue or nail a mirror underneath the closing hatch on the top, so that you can open it whenever you are ready to use it.

DIY Makeup Vanity Ideas for Small Spaces. Need to update or create a makeup vanity space in your bedroom or bathroom? Try out some of these creative DIY makeup vanity ideas for small spaces. Not only do they work in small spaces where you need them to, they also lend style and fashion to your favorite pampering space! Creating your very own DIY makeup vanity space represents a much more beautiful way of getting ready. Show off your artistry skills, and incorporate some of these DIY tips.

Stick with An Imaginative Look

Most vanity spaces mimic the individual who is using it. If you are an easy-going and joyful person who follows fashion trends, your DIY makeup vanity should resemble that notion. Place a small wooden desk near the bed or dresser, get a minimalist mirror, and focus on decorating your vanity area like your tranquil and outgoing character desires.

Get luscious and colorful jewelry boxes, play with hues, and place lush greeneries or multi-colored flowers. This may not seem like a big DIY project, but if you are not a big fan of fresh flowers, you can have learned how to decoupage and glue different-colored flowers on your vanity desk for a beautiful DIY hack.

No matter what kind of DIY makeup vanity ideas you get yourself entangled into, if you follow the above-mentioned tips you would surely make a brilliant area for your regular beauty tasks. Get all the tools and equipment ready and feel free to experiment with some of these DIY makeup vanity ideas.

DIY Makeup Vanity Ideas for Small Spaces. Need to update or create a makeup vanity space in your bedroom or bathroom? Try out some of these creative DIY makeup vanity ideas for small spaces. Not only do they work in small spaces where you need them to, they also lend style and fashion to your favorite pampering space! Creating your very own DIY makeup vanity space represents a much more beautiful way of getting ready. Show off your artistry skills, and incorporate some of these DIY tips.

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