Homemade Thieves Hand Sanitizer

22
Jan
2015

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This homemade hand sanitizer – made using Young Living’s Thieves essential oil blend – provides cleaning power and immune protection and no chemicals – especially Triclosan, which is found in most antibacterial products.  I shared my love of all things Thieves here and why I dislike Triclosan!

The other day I had run out of my ready made Thieves Hand Sanitizer I get directly from Young Living, so I decided to make my own.  Now, remember, I am not much of a DIY person…… this is not a strength for me, so I need SIMPLE!  This recipe fit the bill.

I picked up a 4 oz plastic container at my local Co-op, for $.99 and was ready to get started, as I had all the other ingredients in my pantry.

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Homemade Thieves Hand Sanitizer Recipe

Pure Aloe Gel
1/2 – 1 teaspoon Vitamin E Oil
15 drops Young Living Thieves Essential Oil
Distilled Water
4 oz squeeze bottle

Start with filling your squeeze bottle with aloe, about 2/3 full.
Next add the Vitamin E Oil
Add 15 drops of Thieves EO and shake
Add distilled water to get the desired consistency you like

I have created a label you can add using Avery Label #18163, but I have found the label is unlikely to stick for the long term. But you could use adhesive you if you like.

Why not transition your family to less chemicals in 2015?  To find out more on how you can bring Young Living Essential Oils into your home, check out my info page and my FREE bonuses for January.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am just a mom sharing my experience in order to help others, not a doctor.  

The Ultimate DIY Bundle 2015 – Get Your Creative On!

21
Jan
2015

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There aren’t enough hours in the day, right? With work, helping the kids with their homework, preparing meals, cleaning up after everyone and putting yet another load of laundry on, there’s very little time for sleep – let alone DIY and crafting!  You all know I am not a huge DIY person, but I use to be.  I feel like I’ve lost a bit of my creative side, although I venture into using it differently on this blog.  :-)

I am in the middle of updating our family room and kitchen, it’s been a long process, but I wish I could add a little of my own flare – but how?   I need inspiration and just wish for a few hours to do something about it?

Or do you browse through those wonderful crafting successes on Pinterest and think to yourself that “one day” you’ll have a few more minutes to yourself so that you too can create something incredible?

You’re not alone – there’s a huge community of people out there who are feeling just as frustrated as you are!

Thankfully though, there’s an exciting new product to help you quickly and easily get into (or back into) the creative projects you’ve been desperate to start. It’s called The Ultimate DIY Bundle, and it’s a collection of carefully curated DIY and crafting eBooks and eCourses from the world’s leading authors and bloggers in the industry.

For the crazy low price of just $34.95, you get access to a carefully curated library of over 75 eBooks and eCourses. And let me reassure you that this really is great value: the Ultimate Bundles team (who produced the resource) has spent MONTHS seeking out the most respected experts in the industry and asking them to contribute their premium-quality eBooks and eCourses. These really are the best of the best when it comes to DIY and crafting advice and information.

Topics in the bundle include:

  • Home decor
  • Furniture painting
  • Photography
  • Chalk pastels
  • Handmade gifts
  • Homemade skincare products
  • Cake decorating
  • Photography and photo-editing
  • Paint colors and interior design
  • …and a whole lot more (76 eBooks and eCourses in total) – to help you be inspired or get started with your next DIY or crafting project!

There’s no need to worry about information overload though: The Ultimate DIY Bundle comes with a complete guide to getting started, so that you can know exactly which resource to use for your specific crafting or DIY project and jump straight into it with confidence!

 

Hurry though! The Ultimate DIY Bundle will only be on sale for 6 days – from 8am EST on Wednesday, January 21 until 11.59pm EST on Monday, January 26.

You can buy with complete confidence because you’re covered by the Ultimate Bundles 30-day money-back guarantee. That means you have a full 30 days to enjoy all the eBooks and eCourses in the bundle, and if you don’t think they provided enough value, you’ll get a full refund.

Not only that, but The Ultimate DIY Bundle comes with 4 awesome bonuses, worth over $118. That’s 3x the price of the bundle alone! These include…

A free $15 Store Credit PLUS 8×10 Art Print from Hope Ink ($43 Value), a free online class from Craftsy (up to $60 Value), free $15 store credit to Fawnsberg.com, and a free sewing pattern PLUS a Premium Video Class from UpCraft Club ($19.99 Value).

So, don’t miss your chance to grab The Ultimate DIY Bundle, and get 75 incredible eBooks and eCourses for just $34.95. All you need to do is take action by midnight on Monday, January 26!

This amazing deal ends in just…

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Pick up your copy right now, before it’s too late. Or, learn more here.

 

Disclosure: I have included affiliate links in this post. Read the fine print about this bundle and read the answers to frequently asked questions about the bundle.

 

12 Homemade {DIY} Gifts With Essential Oils

4
Dec
2014

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It’s that time of year to begin thinking about gift giving – unless you are an early bird and have all your shopping done!  I often do, but this year I have fallen behind schedule more than I care to admit.

So if you are like me and want to be frugal in your gift giving but really share something that can be helpful to a friend or loved one, I know you are gonna love this post with some homemade gifts using essential oils.  You know I am not a big DIY’er and really stretch myself when I do, but I have found when I take the time to make gifts myself they mean more to me and I know are loved by those receiving.

When you add therapeutic grade essential oils to homemade recipes you are truly adding ‘drops of love’ into your gift.  

I can’t wait to try some of these recipes!!

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Bath Bombs

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Peppermint Twist Face & Body Scrub

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Men’s Shaving Cream

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Homemade Body Butter

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Lime and Mint Foot Scrub

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Scented Room Spray

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Peppermint Cocoa Lip Balm

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Detox Bath in a Jar

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Foaming Hand Soap

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Mason Jar Oil Candles

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Moisturizing Body Wash

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Lavender Linen Spray

I use and recommend only Young Living essential oils . All of these recipes can be made using Young Living essential oils and I plan to doing just that!  :-)

If you would like to read the other posts I’ve shared on how I use essential oils in my home with my family and how you can get your own essential oils, click here!  I have a great BONUS for those who join in December… truly the BEST one I’ve ever offered.

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Do you have a favorite DIY gift idea that is made with essential oils?  I would love to add to the list!

DIY All-Natural Vapor Chest Rub

15
Sep
2014

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Are you ready for winter?  I always like to be prepared for anything – all the stuff that comes with season changes, I am on it!

This weekend my daughter and my four year old made up an easy Homemade Vapor Chest Rub made specifically to help fight off the sniffles, breathing trouble, coughing and feeling blah – with an amazing blend of Young Living Raven Essential Oil and Eucalyptus Radiata.

Why this blend?  There are some amazing properties in these two oils, here is just a bit on these two giants taken from the EODR 6th Edition.

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This blend helps support a healthy respiratory system.  You’ll find these singles in the blend:

Ravintsara:  has a spicy, camphorous, warm scent, similar to eucalyptus but softer.

Lemon:  has a strong, purifying, citrus scent that is revitalizing and uplifting. Lemon consists of 68 percent dlimonene, a powerful antioxidant.

Wintergreen:  contains the same active ingredient (methyl salicylate) as birch and is beneficial in massage for soothing head tension and muscles after exercising.

Peppermint:  has a strong, clean, fresh, minty aroma.

Eucalyptus Radiata:  is cooling, refreshing, and energizing.

“In 2012, Tunisian researchers investigated the activity of eight eucalyptus species against several pathogenic organisms. The researchers concluded that eucalyptus oils that are rich in the compound 1,8-cineole ‘may serve as potential candidates against enterovirus infections.’”   SOURCE

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This single oil, as seen from the testing above, has the potential to be very effective in supporting normal healthy immune systems.

I decide to combine these two oils for this chest rub that would already be in an easy to use diluted form so we could easily apply when needed.  I wanted additional Eucalyptus, so added the additional 10 drops.

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DIY All-Natural Vapor Chest Rub Recipe

1/2 CUP Coconut Oil (we use this)

40 drops of Young Living’s Raven Essential Oil

10 drops of Young Living’s Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oil

Melt the coconut oil and add in the essential oil.  Mix and then pour into a glass jar that can be sealed.  Makes 1/2 cup.

Chest-Rub

This was super easy to make and was fun for my four year old to help out with.  Now he is much more prone to take an active approach to help apply it to his chest – you know how finicky those toddlers can be sometimes!  You could also add some Rosemary or Thyme, other oils that help relieve congestion too. Make sure everyone washes their hands with soap after applying to avoid any accidental touching of eyes, or other sensitive areas.

I had gotten a 5 ML bottle of Raven as one of the FREE promo oils for September with a 190 PV order with Young Living as a member.  The timing couldn’t be better with viral season coming into full swing and the threat of this power virus coming at us.

To learn more about the benefits of Young Living essential oilsclick here. 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am just a mom sharing my experience in order to help others, not a doctor.

Woolzies Dryer Balls – Review & Giveaway!

3
Oct
2013


Disclosure:  I received this product for free as part of a review and giveaway opportunity. The opinions in my review are honest and my own and I would never recommend a product I would not personally use and purchase myself.

It’s funny how a bit of time can change things.  Just over a year ago, I was probably just like a lot of busy moms, just using products that I had grown up with because I didn’t have the time or energy to research alternatives.  With health challenges in our home and the desire to find more natural ways of cleaning, eating and caring for our bodies I was thrilled with the opportunity to try Woolzies Dryer Balls. [Read more…]