What's your least favorite area to clean? Many people say the bathroom, but for me, it's more specifically THE TOILET! It's just gross. All those microscopic germs ... And it's even more gross when the dirt is visible. If you are reading this, chances are you would like to reduce the toxins used in your home. This one area where we can get rid of the chemicals yet know that dirty toilet is getting clean!
What to Use:
Wait, why use Melaleuca?
Here are 4 of the top properties of this powerhouse of an oil:
Here are 4 simple steps to cleaning your toilet bowl, too!
Like magic! Cleaning with essential oils gives you the confidence of knowing you are actually cleaning and it's safe for you and your whole family!
What's your favorite way of using essential oils in your cleaning routine?
Can I just tell you that I really love ON GUARD? Well, I do! I've been wanting to make hand sanitizer with On Guard so that we can clean our hands while on the go without using the typical chemicals found in store bought hand sanitizer.
My daughter decided to take a break from her homemade slime and help me make this simple hand sanitizer using On Guard and Wild Orange essential oils.
Before you begin, a few things to note:
Hand Sanitizer using Essential Oils (On Guard & Wild Orange)
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Anyone can pick up vitamins at the grocery store and hope that they contain what they are supposed to … and don’t contain what they should not have in them. They all seem to have some kind of “seal of approval” or endorsement but, if you’re like me, you may wonder what that really means!
“Not all vitamins and dietary supplements are the same. Many popular supplement brands, in fact, contain artificial additives, synthetic flow agents, chemical colorings, and even imitation vitamin compounds that your body does not recognize and cannot fully process.” (www.naturalnews.com)
As our family is looking to incorporate more natural and safe tools to keep our family healthy, one area of concern is vitamins and supplements. It is a process to change my mindset, especially when it’s so easy to grab those stylish looking bottles on the shelf as I’m out shopping! BUT we CAN do it!! Let’s stay committed to living more naturally!
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15 Uses for Oregano
Having tools in our “health toolbox” is an important piece in a mom’s life.
My mom always carried pain relievers in her purse so that wherever we were she had something on hand in case one of us suddenly had a headache or other ailment. Of course, I continued this tradition in my own purse in order to take care of my family. Recently I’ve added a few more tools in my arsenal.
First, I added two rollerball bottles with fractionated coconut oil and peppermint ~ one diluted for adults and the other diluted for kids. Peppermint oil, like so many others, has a variety of uses and can be a great tool for alleviating headaches, tummy aches, congestion and even cooling off on a hot day.
And second has been this awesome bracelet from Loilj. A few drops of oil for whatever support you need for the day!
I particularly love doTERRA’s blend called Motivate! I will often add a couple drops to my bracelet especially on days that I really need to focus, keep moving and have a lot to accomplish. As I’m out and about running errands or perhaps doing chores around the house, a quick sniff of my bracelet can be just the lift I need! The other day I had already put some Motivate on my bracelet however as the day went on, circumstances were causing a lot of stress. I knew I needed to calm myself a bit as I ran some errands so I added a drop of Lavender to the little tassel piece. Just what this mom needed and it went everywhere with me!
As you can see in the picture, I may have ordered a size too small so I made a little extender which is working great!
How do you like to take your oils with you on the go?
My friend Bonnie at Essential Oils for Moms recently posted about the TICK SPRAY she made using oils. This is great!
I’ve been getting a ton of questions about a bug and tick spray. This is my first summer using oils and I found this great recipe that I’ll be using. (I also added terrashield to the recipe.)
Also, I’ll be using dōTERRA’s terrashield spray!
I have Lyme disease so I’m really concerned about ticks.
This is what I’ve found so far but I’d love to hear what’s working for you.
When it comes to the nastiest outdoor insects, ticks take all the honors! The easiest way to deal with ticks is to avoid areas where they may be found; however, it seems their habitat is expanding, so we need to be more vigilant. As always, repelling the insect is a more desirable goal than dealing with the aftermath of a bite.
Ticks dislike the following Essential Oils:
Consider this great repellent spray next time you venture out!
TICK REPELLENT SPRAY
• 2 c. White Vinegar
• 1 c. Water
• 5 drops Lavender Essential Oil
• 5 drops Thyme Essential Oil
• 10 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil
Combine and shake well. Apply to clothing, skin, and hair. Reapply every 4 hours to keep ticks away. Be sure to examine yourself when you get back inside.
If you do happen to find a tick on your body, remove immediately with tweezers or a tick-removal device. Do NOT try to smother the tick with liquid soap or Essential Oils.
Irritating the tick and making it to “let go” will cause it to regurgitate potentially dangerous toxins into the bite.
If you do find yourself in this situation, use the following recipe after removing the tick:
TICK BITE RELIEF RECIPE
• 3 drops Oregano Essential Oil
• 2 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil
• 2 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
• 2 drops Cleansing Essential Oil Blend
• 1 tbsp. Fractionated Coconut Oil (or carrier oil of your choice)
Apply twice daily to bottoms of feet, and the area where the tick was located on your body, until all symptoms are gone. If possible, take the tick in to a medical professional to be tested for disease.
QUESTION – HOW MANY TIMES PER YEAR DO YOU HAVE TO REMOVE TICKS FROM YOU OR YOUR FAMILY?
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On this Think About It Thursday I wanted to share this with you. My friend Amber from @VintageSilverLining shared a testimonial about her son’s eczema last month and the amazing results. Now, to be honest, I saw the AFTER post first and thought, “I don’t see much if anything. What’s she talking about?” Then I saw the BEFORE post! What results for just one application!
~~~ Remember to follow proper dilution when using with children ~~~
Last week we ran out of fabric softener … and our clean clothes came out smelling kind of funky. My family does not use just any old fabric softner though for 2 reasons: First, my girls have sensitive skin. Two, I prefer not to have our clothes soaked in chemicals and then worn on our bodies.
Thankfully I found this easy recipe to makeover my fabric softner! Claire at everydayroots put together a natural and scented fabric softner that can be used in high efficiency machines and can be added to the drawer or directly in with your load of laundry. Since this recipes calls for Epsom Salts, Baking Soda, essential oils and a tightly closing container, you may already have everything you need on hand! I made mine with OnGuard by doTERRA and we all enjoy the scent!
For the full scoop (haha!) hop on over to everydayroots!
Wife to Joel (18 years & counting!) and Mom to Nathanael, Hannah & Elena. Seeking to reduce our family's toxic load and reach for natural solutions for our health & wellness!