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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Taking spring into summer - diffuser blends

WELL! In Arizona, the kids got out of school at the end of MAY and we didn't leave time to feel any end of school year emotions before we embarked on a trip of a lifetime. My husband planned a trip to bring his Dad back to the country his family emigrated from--Poland! And boy, was it awesome. We brought the whole family and my Dad, too. I'm still only partway through posting the pictures on our Instagram...


Since returning we have a brand new 11 year old daughter in the house and our 13 and 16 year old boys will both become a year older soon, too. Some posts recently covered how we are loving that #Joybomb over here!

Now that we have a lull in the schedule there's a sense of relief as well as a little bit of being... well, bummed out! It's my job as homemaker to help guide 'the people' (that's what I call my family) toward the bazillions of things we have to be grateful for. The official temperatures in Phoenix were probably less than 120 degrees Farenheit but I got a couple 124's and a 127 on my car thermometer, so YEAH. It's been HOT. Like a heat you can't imagine...  And back to that role I have as homemaker!!!

So this is what we're diffusing today. Breathing in a touch of Peppermint always helps me feel cooler, and there will be some kids helping mom with chores in a minute - with a smile!

Yeppp! I learned from Tony Robbins that everything good in life begins with gratitude. It is the antidote to pretty much every negative emotion on the planet, so it's good practice to reflect on all those things in your life there are to be grateful for. 


 This blend smells ahMAZING, folks. You will love. I've diffused this during the day as well as at night time, so I could fall asleep "counting my blessings instead of sheep!" :-) The Young Living blend, Gratitude is designed to help us embrace the blessings in life. The aroma invites 'feelings of emotional and spiritual progress' and those are guests I believe I'd like to have "Come on in!"



This one is interesting...  Now and then I get requests to create blends (which i LOVE to do!) I have a Young Living 'cousin', Shelbi, who asked me if I would create a diffuser blend that smelled like her grandfather's pipe!!! Different, huh?! Here's what we came up with... Very relaxing actually.


This is Shebi's creation, right here. She got me interested in the patchouli/lime combo and came up with the name, too! :-)
 




And this one, because....YUMTASTICNESS!!!


This is too cute! Throwing this one in here so when I whip this post out next year, we can try an Easter Peeps diffuser blend!!


Even though it feels like summer started a while ago here in AZ we're just a couple days into the season. Hard to believe. And school will be starting before I know it. Take this advice: Savor summer!!!!

Ready to bring it on?! Check out summer diffuser blends.
Not ready for summer? Check out best spring diffuser blends 2017! Or some of our winter diffuser blends here. 



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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Summer fun essentials!





Hi! It's almost upon us... I read that the first day of summer will be June 21st in 2017, and now I can't stop wanting to hear Olaf sing, "In Summer"....




Now that I got THAT out of the way... I get some really nifty graphics with great ideas and I'd like to share these oily tips for an essentially fantastic summer with you!


Lavaderm: This graphic says it's for 'sun-kissed skin'. Hopefully you won't need anything for skin that has been smacked by the sun, right? LOL. Be careful out there! Yes, I love Lavaderm. It's not at all expensive (under $14 for wholesale members) but that may be why it's so hard to keep it in stock. (Item 3249) I might want to look into making something similar myself...



Click here if you need ideas on making your own sunscreen.

Oh yes, we do prefer our personal space to be bug-free! This natural insect repellent is a beautiful, simple recipe. Besides Citronella, there are a few oils that can be layered into your spray depending on...who you want to offend! LOL!
This is the recipe we use: Bug off!



I'll say that I've grown to like vodka better than witch hazel in my sprays because of the smell. Vodka has almost no smell (I like Kirkland's brand from Costco) and I think witch hazel smells funny after a few weeks. But, whatevs--this isn't perfume. You can dilute the witch hazel as well. Both are effective emulsifiers and help your oils to mix with water. ;-)



 I live in the dry desert and peppermint spray comes in handy for SO many things. Feeling too warm, a quick pick me up, bad breath. LOL! Especially if we are waiting in line somewhere or at an outdoor sports event. It's nice to have. I actually carry a 1 oz size of both the peppermint spray and 'bug off!' in my purse during the summer months. That's not too much to lug around and they save my butt or the butts of my friends and family fairly frequently!



I don't fish, but someday I hope to take a cruise. :-) Here are a few ways to combat the wooziness that can come with the motion of the ocean.

I know we all got feet... Unless of course you're a mermaid! :-)



I'm a mermaid. Minus the mer. :-) I've recently come to love this combo of lavender and peppermint. Calming and uplifting at the same time. 



I consider myself somewhat educated on body butter, and this recipe is about as good as it gets. Looks like a perfect recipe for feet going into socks before bed, just as the graphic suggests. To purchase ingredients to make body butter, to get a few different recipes or really awesome tips, click here: Better Body Butter
   

Yes, I will be needing germ killers that smell like 'home' and don't disrupt hormones. You will too! I love the products that Young Living makes, but if you'd like DIY versions, you can find those here: quickie DIY sanitzer and how to DIY Thieves spray



Just...hail yes. Life should have waaay more vacations. :-) Who's with me? So if you can't get away you can at least take a mental vacation via aromatherapy every now and again!



I love these marinade recipes because they're easy ways for us to eat healthier and grilling means no pots or pans to wash...Hallelujah!



Strawberry lemonade: Tried it! Love it! You're welcome! :-) I'm finding there's no need to throw away fruit any more. Or maybe that's just maturity... I try to buy organic produce when I can and I DISLIKE being wasteful. So when fruit starts looking less than appealing, I freeze it and later throw it in something like this.



This, I have NOT tried...but I wonder who would like to try it with me!?! You had me at 'skip the artificial ingredients' but there's tequila in it too! :-) If you need to know how to make simple syrup, you can find that in here: Secrets for great lavender lemonade


One more for good measure...the elegant DIY Citronella candle. This is so pretty and functional for your warm weather outdoor get togethers.

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

25+ uses for baking soda I wish my Mom knew



Ever walk past something everyday and one day realize you never appreciated it's value? That's me and baking soda right now. Yup, sitting in a tree! K-I-S-S-I-N-G. As in--keeping it simple, silly!

Why am I so enamored by the simple chemical compound sodium bicarbonate?

Because it makes an effective and economical toothpaste: Thyroid issues and toothpaste - choose safer options by Young Living or DIY



Baking soda can be used in a 3 ingredient mouthwash that works fabulously: Wellness By Design - DIY Mouthwash

Of course, essential oils make it better.






I'm also loving baking soda because I can make an inexpensive and organic facial treatment that produces spa results, right at home: DIY exfoliating honey mask & scrub


It's also a soothing bath soak addition: Relaxing bath salts

And baking soda cleans house like nobody's biz!! Had I known the value in baking soda sooner, I may have saved a fortune! (And had seriously defined arms. :-) There are plenty of Fortune 500 companies out there that'd rather you not know this - a toxin free home is inexpensive, simple and with the added power of Young Living Essential Oils - it can smell like heaven!


Did you know this? It's a new idea for me in the last few of my 46 years. This is a staple recipe you need to know about! Besides the financial savings, the WHY for saving our bodies and our planet are in here: all natural DIY dishwashing tips & recipes

PLUS, links to ALL the cool green dishwashing tips we've collected - from the young and old! ;-)



Carpet freshener, soft scrub, glass cooktop and stove cleaner, oven cleaner, grill cleaner, toilet, tub and tile cleaner, all with this 2 ingredient product base. Read about those by clicking here: Multi Purpose Power Powder

In my Spring cleaning quest 2017, I got to go deeper and cleaned out some of the toxic personal care products from my medicine cabinet. As I went through my kitchen, which has been mostly green the last few years, I actually added something...


This is my trash cabinet. Unfortunately, the design of my kitchen left me few choices for concealing the garbage can. I suppose I can thank God that the can is small and the bag is changed frequently, but the drawer above it is my silverware drawer!! (Eeek)

Occasionally something gross smelling in the trash would waft up to my nostrils when I went to grab forks for dinner, and that aint flyin' with me! See the mason jar by the water tank? It's now full of the multi purpose power powder, with extra essential oils like lemongrass in it. I mix up more of that at one time now, and just stash some extra down here. I know I said 25+ uses for baking soda...but #4,662, 420 may be more accurate! 

After a few weeks it'll be replaced with fresh stuff and I'll use this batch for scrubbing! 
On top of the cabinet and over a couple inches is my kitchen sink where I keep all my YL & DIY goodies in a tray, including the Multi Purpose Power Powder. Multi purpose power powder is REALLY getting a lot of use for just PENNIES. 



Do you still buy Comet?!? Can you brush your teeth with Comet? (That's a hail no) Just something to think about.

These are the simple DIY recipes I wish I'd known about long ago, but my parents just weren't taught. My grandparents knew some of these things, and probably my great grandparents, who came to the United States from Europe around the turn of the century. What I wouldn't give to chat with them now, knowing what I know today... I can picture myself eating a peach from their tree and taking notes between bites. :-)

For sure, my kids know more on this subject than I did at their age. And it's about time. Our bodies are trying to tell us something that we ought to listen to. Here are a few more uses for baking soda you may find useful around the house:





From LoveTheWatsons@blogspot.com : Garbage disposal bombs


Mix it up, press it into a silicone mold such this, and give it 24 hours to dry




Baking soda in the laundry room:


Laundry and soft scrub tip: all natural bleach alternative


Didjya know?  Making washing soda from baking soda is SO easy!


And from that, we can make an all natural stain stick?!? Where have I been all my life?!?



I'm certain there are many more uses for this cheap and plentiful compound of sodium bicarbonate that I have yet to discover... I'm just glad I got started. I buy a 13.5 lb bag of Arm & Hammer baking soda at Costco for less than $8.00 and clean, polish, disinfect and deodorize for about a year!

**I wanted to mention how long baking soda has been around, so I did a quick search and now m
y mind is so BLOWN I can't unblow it! I could fill a lot of blogs with what else baking soda can do. And I just might... But do yourself a favor and look up 'sodium bicarbonate' on wikipedia or a site you trust - today! I bet a lot of people could feel healthier by incorporating baking soda into their lives. We need to share this information with other people.**
 

SO!! Baking soda was introduced in the 1860's and it's earning major respect from me.  One fact I must share is that while creating the nuclear bomb, it was discovered that the only effective way of cleaning uranium-contaminated clothing was with 6 ounces of baking soda added to 2 gallons of water.

Uh, WOW. I'm curious how many of today's issues can be resolved with yesteryear's discoveries...





And I giggle to think- baking soda is a baby compared to essential oils!

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