DIY Natural Laundry Soap

For those looking for a DIY Non-Toxic Laundry soap after much research I found one powder and one liquid for you! The cost is between .06 cents to .26 cents per load.

Most DIY’s you will find on the internet or in books contain Borax and Fels-Naptha; or other bar laundry soaps that contain harmful fragrances, TALC, and more. You are here because you want healthier non toxic options. If that is the case…keep reading. 😉

Borax is a topic of great debate, but I encourage you to do your research and make the best decision for you and your family. EWG rates it as and F because Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity, Skin Allergies & Irritation, and Asthma/Respiratory concern.

Fels-Naptha contains TALC and a whole list of other ingredients that are concern for Cancer, in addition there is concern for Asthma/Respiratory.

I encourage you to use the EWG website search and look up all the ingredients in the products you are currently using and those you are considering using:: https://goo.gl/qVzBDd

If DIY is not your thing see my post here about the AWESOME Thieves Laundry Soaphttps://goo.gl/ecJYED

Okay let’s get to it… Here is some DIY non toxic Laundry soaps, softeners, and stain removers for you! Also consider replacing the bar soaps in recipes with Young Living Thieves bar soap.

NATURAL LAUNDRY DETERGENT

Ingredients::

4 – 4 oz bars Kirk’s Original Coco Castile Soap Fragrance Free (16 ounces total)
4 lbs Baking Soda
3. 7 lbs Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda (1 box)
3 lbs OxiClean Baby OR OxiClean Free (1 container)
28 oz Epsom Salt (optional, for laundry softener)

Instructions::

1. Grate Castile soap into very small bits.
2. To turn the grated soap into smaller bits
3. Mix all ingredients in a large container and stir. (Do not breathe in the dust.)

How to use the laundry detergent::

Measure 1 or 2 Tablespoons onto the laundry per load. (There are no fillers in this detergent so it takes less than commercial laundry detergent.) It can be used in regular and HE machines.

Bonus tip: Fill the washer’s fabric softener dispenser with white vinegar for safe and effective laundry softening.

makes 11.43 lbs (183 oz.) for $20.75 or 320 loads at $0.06 per load!

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LIQUID LAUNDRY DETERGENT

Super Washing Soda – 7 oz (2/3 c)
Sal’s Suds – 1/2 cup
Water – 4 cups, divided

DIRECTIONS::
1. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil.
2. Pour washing soda into a large glass bowl then slowly stir in 2 cups of boiling water until washing soda is completely dissolved.
3. Stir in ½ cup Sal’s Suds until well combined. Then slowly stir in remaining 2 cups of boiling water.
4. Cool to room temperature, store in a glass bottle.

How to use the laundry detergent::
Use ¼ cup liquid detergent per load.

This cost .26 cents per load.

– All ingredients in both these recipes have an A rating from EWG.
– both you can add your essential oils to as well.

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Where to find ingredients::

Amazon has it all but you can also get these in local stores such at Target and Fry’s Food. Also check your Costco and Sam’s club, sometimes they have some of these things.

Links on Amazon::

Super Washing Soda: https://goo.gl/drKP6p
Baking Soda: https://goo.gl/Hr1Cgd
Kirk’s Castile Bar Soap: https://goo.gl/5vkgMT
OxiClean Free: https://goo.gl/pcRx5i
Epsom Salt: https://goo.gl/xP1PV9
Sal’s Suds: https://goo.gl/gLXLhH

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Fabric Softener DIY’s:: I have a few options for you to choose from. 😉

I personally LOVE my Wool dryer balls with Essential Oils they speed up the dry time and leave our clothes static free and smelling fresh. For Essential Oils; I use really whatever essential oil I am drawn to at that moment LOL but my go to’s are Citrus Fresh, Purification, Lavender, and Geranium. But I also love to use a mix of Eucalyptus and Lavender. Use what you love! (I have a soft water system in my house, so I skip the water softening addons)

DIY FABRIC SOFTENER

INGREDIENTS:
2 c. White vinegar
2 c. Water
1/8 c. Vegetable glycerin
10-20 drops Essential oil
cotton cloth (for dryer sheets)

LIQUID FABRIC SOFTENER DIRECTIONS

1. Combine white vinegar, water and glycerin in a glass jar. (To make liquid fabric softener mix together in a vinegar jug, it’s easy to pour into the machine.)

2. Add essential oils, if desired, and stir or shake to combine.

To use this mix as Dryer Sheets

DRYER SHEET DIRECTIONS:
Add 100% cotton cloths to the fabric softener container. (you can simply rip up strips of flannel or cotton jersey or an old 100% cotton t-shirt can be cut up and made into dryer sheets. Make sure it’s 100% cotton.)

How to USE:

Liquid Fabric Softener – Add ½ cup to the final rinse cycle. Use fabric softener dispenser or a dispenser ball.

Fabric Softener Sheets – Remove a fabric sheet from the jar and squeeze so it is not dripping. Add a sheet to the dryer with wet laundry and dry as usual.

Here is another for you.

LAUNDRY SOFTENER RECIPE:

1 gallon white vinegar
2 tbsp Young Living Lavender Conditioner
10 drops lavender/Citrus Fresh essential oil

Mix all ingredients in two 1/2 gallon mason jars and use half a cup per load.

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STAIN REMOVER: WE GOT THIEVES!
We love using Thieves Bar Soap and/or Thieves Household Cleaner as a terrific stain remover.

For Thieves Bar Soap, rub into stain and place in washer. Wash as you normally would.

STAIN REMOVE Roller with Thieves Household Cleaner:
1 10 ml Roller bottle
1 capful Thieves household cleaner

Add thieves household cleaner to roller bottle and top with Distilled water.

TO USE: roll on to stain and wash as you normally would.

STAIN REMOVER STICK DIY
video how to:: https://youtu.be/JAtgpYTGgaw

Ingredients

1 bar solid castile soap, unscented, shaved into small pieces
1/3 cup washing soda
2 tablespoons white distilled vinegar
½ cup water
½ cup Thieves® Laundry Soap
4 drops Lemon essential oil
Empty deodorant container
Empty lip balm container

Instructions

1. Add all ingredients except for the essential oil and laundry soap into a saucepan.
2. Heat on low until the soap and all the particles are mostly melted.
3. Remove from the heat.
4. Add Thieves laundry soap and essential oil and evenly mix.
5. Let cool slightly and empty the mixture into a ziplock bag.
6. Cut the corner off and squeeze the liquid into your containers.
7. Put on the lids, let completely cool.

HOW TO USE:
Lightly dampen stick with a wet washcloth before use to adequately spread around the stained area. Wash as you normally would.

 

I truly hope you find this helpful in your journey.

XO,
Faith

 

 

*Credit for recipes for Liquid Laundry soap, Natural Laundry soap DIY, DIY fabric softener, and Liquid fabric softener goes to Bren from brendid.com

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Affordable Plant Based Oil Infused Laundry?!?!

I have a large family and on average we do 13 loads of laundry every week…that’s an average of 52 loads per month. 🤨

Thieves Laundry soap is 6x’s concentrated and one bottle does 64 loads of laundry…. it comes out to just 46 cents per load. 😍 

I love it because It’s affordable and I don’t have to worry about what I am putting on my family’s skin or what my pets will be laying on. Our gym clothes, husbands and kids uniforms, towels, our bedding, and our animal bedding comes out smelling clean and feeling soft! 

 

  Benefits of Thieves Laundry Soap::

• It is a plant-based formula is FREE from SLS (sodium
lauryl sulfate), dyes, petrochemicals, formaldehyde, phosphates, synthetic perfume, and optical brighteners.

• It uses the power of Thieves, Jade Lemon™, and Bergamot essential oils.

• Thieves Laundry soap plant-based formula can be safely poured directly onto clothes.

• It can be used in all washers including high-efficiency, and its highly concentrated formula will handle approximately 64 loads with just 32 fluid ounces.

Did you know???
Many detergents add optical brighteners to make clothes appear brighter, which has nothing to do with cleaning clothes. Clothes only appear whiter and brighter because these additives reflect blue light, giving the illusion that your clothes are less yellow. These optical brighteners remain in the clothes and are against the skin when worn.

Some like to use a little laundry soap Hack for this as well to DOUBLE their Bottle!!

  • Remove 16oz soap from the bottle (half)

  • Add 3 capfuls of Thieves Household Cleaner (this is a booster & its optional)

  • Add 16oz distilled or filtered water

  • Gently shake until completely incorporated

  • Use as directed on bottle

 

XO,
Faith

The Safer more Affordable option to Cleaning!

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love a good deal! I am very frugal with our money…. this is why when I first found Thieves household cleaner I was a little set back by the price…but then I did the math. Young Living’s Thieves household cleaner comes in two sizes: a 14.4 ounce bottle or a 64 ounce bottle. The 14.4 ounce bottle costs $22.50 (wholesale price). The 14.4 ounce bottle actually makes 432-720 ounces of ready to use cleaner (depending on the strength you want to make it) and costs only $0.03-$0.05 per ounce!  YEP! that’s affordable!

 

BUT….Let’s compare the prices of 7 other common household cleaners:
How will Thieves cleaner stack up to the price of some popular store-bought household cleaners:

– Fabuloso Passion of Fruits all-purpose cleaner: $0.05 per ounce
– Lysol Lemon Breeze all-purpose cleaner: $0.06 per ounce
– 409 Lemon all-purpose cleaner: $0.09 per ounce
– Mr. Clean Febreze and Citrus multi-surface cleaner: $0.11 per ounce
– Green Works all-purpose cleaner: $0.11 per ounce
– Myers Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaner: $0.25 per ounce
– Honest Company Multi-Surface Cleaner: $0.15 per ounce

💜MOST AFFORDABLE —> Thieves household cleaner (diluted appropriately and ready to use in a spray bottle – I reuse an empty spray bottle): $0.03-$0.05 per ounce. It’s even less when it is part of my Essential Rewards order…because you get points back to redeem later.

Now that we gone over affordability let’s chat Safety! Because that is also very important to me, when I began purging my home and began living a healthier lifestyle knowing what is in the products I am using and bringing into my home is crucial.

I looked up each of the above household cleaners on the Environmental Working Group’s website. EWG gives an A to F health rating for cleaning products:

A = Few/no known or suspected hazards to health or the environment; good ingredient disclosure.
B = Low concern; limited potential for hazards to health or the environment; at least some ingredient disclosure.
C = Moderate concern; some potential for hazards to health or the environment; at least some ingredient disclosure.
D = High concern; llikely hazards to health or the environment; may also have poor ingredient disclosure.
F= Potentially significant hazards to health or the environment; or poor ingredient disclosure.
Here’s how the cleaners rank:

– Fabuloso Passion of Fruits all-purpose cleaner: F rating
– Lysol Lemon Breeze all-purpose cleaner: C rating
– 409 Lemon all-purpose cleaner: F rating
– Mr. Clean Febreze and Citrus multi surface cleaner: D rating
– Green Works all-purpose cleaner: F rating
– Myers Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaner: C rating
– Honest Company Multi-Surface Cleaner: C rating

💜 SAFEST CLEANER —> Thieves household cleaner is not ranked by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). However, I did look up each of the ingredients on their website.
– Alkyl Polyglucoside has a B rating.
– Sodium Methyl 2-Sulfolaurate (or Lauric Acid) has an A rating.
– Disodium 2-Sulffolaurate (listed in their cosmetic database) has a rating of 1 (low hazard).
– Pure, therapeutic grade essential oils (Thieves cleaner contains Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, and Rosemary essential oil) are generally agreed upon to be a safe alternatives to harsh cleaning chemicals. Thieves household cleaner seems to be the safest choice! 

We use Thieves cleaner all the time, for everything from animal habitats, bathrooms, laundry, floors, windows, and even our carpet . It is very affordable, safe, and works extremely well. Plus, it smells awesome and is biodegradable.

 

You can check out EWG’s databases here:
Cosmetic
Cleaning

Get your Thieves Cleaning Kit!!

I did it! I threw it out!

DMDM Hydantoin, Diazolidinyl Urea, Imiadazolidinyl Urea, Methenamine, Quaternium-15, Sodium Hydroxymethlglycinate, Parabens, Phthalates, Petroleum distillates, BHA.

WOW! What a list! A total mouthful most can’t pronounce and very few can spell. Do you know what they are? If your anything like me you had no idea but thought if they sell it, it’s safe right? NOPE, not true. Products with harmful chemicals are in so many products sold in the US. They are readily available and don’t come with the warnings they should.

I have been wearing makeup for about 30 years now and until about 3 years ago I didn’t think about what I was putting on my face, in my hair and all over my body. Skin is our largest organ—adults carry some 8 pounds and 22 square feet of it!!! Skin is your body’s coat. It protects you so why shouldn’t we take care of and protect it?

When I began a healthy food lifestyle 7 years ago one of the first things I learned about food was a good rule of thumb for healthy living is eat what you can pronounce with the exception of quinoa. 😉 So I began to look at my household items first and replacing those with healthy alternatives, then I started looking at my body products and replaced those. I did the same with those products as I did with my foods years ago, I looked up every ingredient to find out why it was an ingredient. When I looked at what was in my makeup and body care products needless to say, I was putting myself at risk for serious health problems and even death.

I downloaded the EWG app and started scanning all my makeup. This app makes it easy to see what’s in your products. It uses a rating system for a consumer guide to more than 78,000 personal care products. When I scanned something and it wasn’t in the app, I threw it out. Better safe than sorry! I will admit it was hard to throw it all away at first because there was a lot of money tied up in that makeup but I couldn’t use it know what I was putting on my skin and my life and health is not worth that risk. There are better options out there that doesn’t make beauty deadly!

 

    

 

What did I replace this make up with? Savvy Minerals from Young Living. I got started with a premium stater kit, it’s not all the makeup I want but it’s a simple start and for some it’s more than enough. I always liked having enough makeup to wear many different looks because makeup is fun, it boosts confidence, and just makes us feel amazing even in our mom and gym clothes. Why I chose Savvy Minerals?

Savvy is completely free from toxins, talc, dismuth, parabens, phthalates, gluten, nylon, acrylics, polyvinyls, BPA, petrochemicals, cheap fillers, synthetic dyes, heavy metals, coal tar, harsh chemicals, nanoparticles, synthetic fragrance. It’s cruelty-free, vegan friendly, kosher, and halal.

  • The wholesale price is $150.00 (this is $50 less than when each product is purchased individually.)

  • There are 4 Kits available based on the 4 most popular foundation colors…Cool 2, Warm 2, Dark 1 and Dark 4.

  • Each Kit includes 1 Foundation, 1 Blush, 1 Lip gloss, 3 Eye Shadows, Foundation Brush, Misting Spray and 5 ml Lavender essential oil.

Get your Savvy Minerals Kit

 

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Skin Nourishment Salve DIY

Skin nourishment salve!! This is super simple to make and I want to share recipe with you!! I made it with coconut oil, shea butter, mango butter, rosehip oil, vitamin e, beeswax, and tea tree, frankincense, geranium, myrrh, lemon, and carrot seed essential oils. To support healthy happy feet and hands.
 
You can make this salve and use other oils you would like, some for pain? Maybe sleep? lemon for cuticles?
 
makes 2 oz
 
1 TBSP coconut oil
1 TBSP shea butter
1 TBSP mango butter
1 TBSP beeswax
1 tsp rosehip oil
1 tsp vitamin e
essential oils
 
1. in double broiler melt coconut oil, shea butter, mango butter, and beeswax.
 
2. Add rosehip and vitamin e oil to mixture and stir well.
 
3. Pour mix into container that you will be storing this in and allow mix to sit for a few minutes to cool down a little.
 
4. Add essential oils and stir well. (for this I used 8 drops each essential oil)
 
5. Allow to cool and become solid. (you can put this in the refrigerator to help speed up this process)
 
6. Enjoy and use as often as needed.
 
I get my supplies on Amazon.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 XOXO,
Faith

Essential Oils 101

I am so glad you stopped in today! I am an independent distributors for Young Living Essential Oils who is incredibly passionate about essential oils and the jaw-dropping things they can do. I’m a normal, everyday person who has found something powerful (and natural!) to get my family through our days with optimal health. This has resulted in cutting down on all the toxic products we used to put in and on our bodies every day. It is my hope that every single person I know will jump in with both feet because I’m confident about how much it will help everyone enhance and maintain a healthier lifestyle.

Essential Oils 101

WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS?

First things first, let’s talk about what essential oils even are, since apparently “they’re magic bottles of goodness” doesn’t really count. 😉

Essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts. The way they are extracted is by resin tapping directly from a tree, cold pressing citrus rinds, and one of the most common ways they can be extracted is through the careful process of steam distillation of a plant’s root, stem, leaves, or flower petals. Because of how they’re extracted, the benefits found in essential oils are much more powerful and targeted than the plants they come from. Not only do they have unique scents, but they also help support the systems of the body, and as part of a daily regimen can help you achieve your goal of whole body health. We’ll get into more specifics about which oils do what in a minute, but let’s take a look at the basics of essential oils.

Since essential oils are highly concentrated and very strong, using them safely is important. The general rule of thumb is “low and slow,” which means to start out using a small amount until you know how you and your body respond to each oil. Each bottle of essential oil will be labeled according to how it should be used: Topical, Aromatic, or Dietary (for internal use). Based on those labels, here’s how you would use them.


Topical: apply the essential oils directly to your skin or with a carrier oil, depending on the oil and what the label recommends. Good carrier oils to use with essential oils are Coconut oil, Jojoba oil, Argan oil, Avocado oil, and others like them, whichever you prefer.

Aromatic: these oils can be diffused using an ultrasonic diffuser or inhaled directly from the bottle. Diffusing is the most popular method for this as it breaks down the oils and disperses them into the air for all to breathe in and enjoy their benefits.

Dietary: these oils can be ingested and used as a dietary supplement, allowing the oils to be dispersed through your body in a different way. You can put these oils in a vegetable capsule and fill the rest with carrier oil, or place a drop directly in your mouth, or add them to food or drinks in order to easily digest them and get the benefits that they provide. Young Living’s line of dietary oils is called Vitality oils, and that lets you know that the oils in those bottles are safe to ingest when used properly.

NOTEnot all oils are safe to be used topically or internally. In fact, some essential oils aren’t really good for you at all because of the fillers and synthetics used in them. That’s why I only use and recommend Young Living. We’ll talk a little bit about that soon. 🙂 

essential oils 101

HOW DO I USE EO’s SAFELY?

Safety is important when it comes to using essential oils. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all of the information available, but using common sense and starting gradually will help ease any sort of intimidation you might feel as you begin using essential oils in your everyday life.

1.When storing essential oils (EOs), it’s important to keep them in a cool, dark place with lids tightly closed (and always out of reach of children). You’ll also want to keep carrier oils (like coconut, olive, vitamin e, sweet almond oil, etc.) on hand for dilution. Always use and store EOs in glass containers, especially when drinking them in water, since most plastic products contain chemicals that can be broken down by the oil.

2. Most EOs are generally safe for use during pregnancy, but need to be used with common sense. As with any health program, you may want to consult with a health care professional beforehand. A great resource is the book “Gentle Babies” by Debra Rayburn.

3. Citrus oils are photosensitive and when applied to skin, they may cause a rash or dark pigmentation on skin exposed to UV rays or direct sunlight within 1-2 days after application of citrus oils.

4. Keep EOs away from eyes and never put them directly into the ears. Should irritation or accidental contact with eyes occur, never use water to clear the EO (they are not water-soluble). Instead use a carrier oil such as coconut oil or sweet almond oil to cleanse the area and reduce discomfort.

5. Epileptics and people with high blood pressure should use extra caution when using EOs with high ketones like basil, rosemary, sage, or tansy.

6. For people with allergies or sensitive skin, it’s best to test a small area (like the inside of the upper arm) then wait 30 minutes before applying to other areas. In general, the bottoms of the feet are safe for topical application.

7. Direct inhalation (not the same as diffusing) can be a deep and intensive application method, particularly for respiratory congestion and illness. This method should not be used more than 10-15 times throughout the day without first consulting a health care professional.

8. When adding EOs to bath water, start with 1-3 drops first mixed with Epsom salt to help disperse the oil. Never use more than 10 drops in one bath. If a dispersing agent is not used, serious discomfort can be caused because the oil tends to float undiluted on top of the water.

9. Young Living states right on the bottles if an oil is able to be consumed as a food additive. Also, they now have a “Vitality Line” that provides oils made for consumption. Please do not use any Essential Oil internally until you check to make sure it is an oil that can be ingested.

Essential Oils 101

WHY CHOOSE YOUNG LIVING?

Young Living has been the leader in essential oils for over 20 years, and they are constantly ahead of the pack in innovation and ensuring that their members get the absolute best in essential oils. I researched quite a bit before deciding to put my trust in Young Living and gave their oils a chance, and I’m so glad I did. The thing that eventually convinced me is their Seed to Seal guarantee. They take a lot of care to make sure that their members get the absolute best essential oils. They own their own farms and only partner with farms that meet their strict Seed to Seal guidelines. They plant their own seeds. They cultivate their own crops, and they guarantee no pesticides or chemicals or anything toxic is ever being used on them. In fact, YL treats their essential oil crops with their own essential oils! They oversee everything from planting to harvesting to distilling, then bottling and sending it to your door. They know what is in those precious little bottles – 100% pure essential oil. Not just 100% pure oil, which could mean as little as 11% essential oil mixed in with a carrier oil or other unknown substance.

Here’s a basic breakdown of what Young Living’s Seed to Seal guarantee is.

Seed: expert seed evaluation and selection.

Cultivate: sustainable growing and harvesting methods that meet the most rigorous standards.

Distill: an innovative combination of ancient and modern techniques to ensure the purest product and result.

Test: internal and third party testing to make sure the essential oils meet the most stringent specifications.Seal: a dedicated facility to provide careful sealing and inspection before shipping to your home.

As if the quality guarantee wasn’t enough to ease your mind, you can also rest assured that with Young Living, you’ll have the most vast choice of singles and blends. They offer over 167 essential oils, plant based cleaning products, natural mineral makeup, beauty line, baby line, supplements, an animal line, a line of products just for kiddos, a line of products for a healthy and fit lifestyle, and more!! Young Living has the biggest selection of essential oils and even allows us access to certain EO’s that no other company offers – due to their extensive farm ownership in several continents. You are not just getting oils… you’re getting the BEST essential oils which are grown in their land of origin.

Another thing I love about Young Living is that they start you with a variety of oils to help with all kinds of everyday issue that we all face. In fact, the premium starter kit comes with 11 oils, a diffuser, and other goodies. Let’s talk about the oils that come with it and how they can change your life. I know they did mine.

Essential oils 101

WHAT ARE STARTER KIT ESSENTIAL OILS & THEIR USES?

The Young Living Premium starter kit comes with 11 oils, a diffuser, samples, and information to help you get started. Let’s talk about these oils and their uses for a moment.

Lavender: Soothing and refreshing aroma. Use for winding down and relaxing before bedtime. Diffuse to create a calming and comforting atmosphere. Add to your favorite hair, body and beauty products. Diffuse to eliminate odors. Contains many constituents that contribute to a vast range of uses.

Lemon Vitality: Takes 75 lemons to make one 15ml bottle. Invigorates the mind and body by supporting the nervous system. Cleans your bodily systems. Supports proper nasal function. Supports healthy respiratory function. Flavors water. Perfect replacement for lemon juice or seasoning to flavor seafood, vegetables, beverages or desserts. Contains the powerful constituent limonene. Use to remove sticky residue from stickers, or to remove crayon/pen marks.

Peppermint Vitality: Supports gastrointestinal system comfort. Promotes healthy bowel function. Supports proper digestive function. Natural breath freshener. Helps promote focus and clarity by supporting a healthy nervous system. Helps with occasional constipation. Helps with occasional gas. Helps relieve minor aches and pains associated with daily life when taken internally. Helps alleviate nausea. Encourages proper respiratory function. Supports proper joint and cartilage function. Provides nervous system support during times of stress. Suppresses appetite. Relief of occasional heartburn.

Frankincense: Supports healthy skin when applied topically. Promotes feelings of calmness and balance. Increases spiritual awareness. May help smooth the appearance of healthy-looking, aging skin. Rub on bottom of feet to alleviate nervous energy. Add to your daily skin care regime as an excellent moisturizer.

Citrus Fresh: is a blend that may help to enhance the feeling of well-being in children. It is relaxing and calming and it smells SO good. Think citrus with a hint of mint. This blend is made up of six single oils. Orange brings peace and happiness to the mind and body. Tangerine is calming to the nervous system. Mandarin promotes happiness. It is also refreshing, uplifting, and revitalizing. Grapefruit is balancing and uplifting to the mind. Lemon promotes health and physical energy. Spearmint is uplifting to one’s spirit. Application: May be applied on the ears, heart, and wrists or worn as a perfume or cologne. Diluted with carrier oil for a full-body massage. It may also be added to water for a relaxing bath. It is excellent for children, though dilution with carrier oil is highly recommended. I love to use wool dryer balls and a few drops of Citrus Fresh for a fresh scent. Dry your clothes with the wool balls. When clothes are dry, add a few drops of oil to the wool balls and tumble dry for five minutes to scent clothes. You don’t need to spend money on fabric softener or dryer sheets and you eliminate a TON of harmful chemicals. LIFE HACK: You can also use a Young Living baby wipe as a dryer sheet. If you don’t have a baby, these wipes are also great to remove your makeup! So many great uses for the baby wipes. Safety Data: Avoid exposure to direct sunlight for up to 12 hours after use.

Copaiba Vitality: Supports the body’s natural response to injury or irritation. Aids in easing common digestive discomforts when taken internally. Helps the body regulate its natural immune responses. Main ingredient in Stress Away; it can be soothing. Promotes a youthful appearance from the inside out.

Raven: This a powerful blend of Ravintsara, Lemon, Wintergreen, Peppermint, and Eucalyptus radiata. Lemon prompts physical energy, and is great over lungs. Wintergreen contains 99% methyl salicylate which makes it great to apply to chest and joints pre or post workout. Ravintsara is a cross between clove and nutmeg. Great for energy. Peppermint is soothing and cooling. Eucalyptus radiata gives you a spa like experience when used or diffused. Application: Dilute one to two drops and apply to reflex points of the body. Apply topically to lungs and throat. Diffuse or put on pillow at night. Companion Oils: Melrose, RC, Thieves.

PanAway: Designed to relieve occasional muscle soreness and tension. Helps counter stressed nerves. Peppermint and wintergreen essential oils soothe sore joints and ligaments after exercise. Add to massage oil for use with occasional tension. Perfect for localized soreness after gardening, shopping, working out, or any other physical activity.

Thieves Vitality: Supports healthy immune function. Complements daily wellness regimes. Helps maintain a healthy respiratory system. Key component for the entire Thieves line of products by Young Living. Helps freshen stale air when diffused. Use a drop or two in a spray bottle with water for cleaning. Inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated a special aromatic combination composed of clove, rosemary & other botanicals they used while robbing the dead and dying.

DiGize Vitality: Supports a healthy digestive system. Helps alleviate nausea & upset/sour stomach. Supports a healthy immune system. Useful for occasional irregularity or constipation. Can offer relief from occasional heartburn. Alleviates fullness, bloating and occasional gas from overeating. Antispasmodic.

Stress Away: Help reduce nervous tension and induce relaxation. Use to add a fun and fresh flavor to water. Supports the nervous system when exposed to occasional stress. Invigorating and refreshing. Helps to reduce stressors so that normal sleep patterns can be maintained.

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HOW DO I GET STARTED?

I would absolutely love for you to join my team and I on this “Oily Adventure!” When you purchase the premium starter kit, you automatically become a Young Living member & will then receive their 24% off wholesale discount on future orders. I’m here to help and won’t let you go on this journey alone!

You do not have to renew your membership… the kit is a one-time purchase and you will remain a member as long as you spend $50 in a year. Your kit covers your whole first year & you will never be charged a renewal fee. If for some reason you choose not to make any further purchases, your membership just goes inactive after 12 months. 

In addition you will receive continued support from me personally, a little welcome gift from me and if you are on facebook I have an amazing oils education group with tons of resources and added support.

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  1. Go to Young Living

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Switching to All Natural Deodorant..you may need to detox!

Making the Switch doesn’t have to be a smelly one! I have been making my own deodorant for 2 years now. But when I made the switch I didn’t know there may be a detox period so I thought the deodorant wasn’t working, but it wasn’t the deoderant it was my body getting rid of all the chemicals I had been putting on it!! 😲

So let me me share with you what I have learned. When you are going from store bought deodorant to all natural there is sometimes a detox period that we must go though. So when you have been using deodorant that contains chemicals and begin using an all natural one here are some tips to help the transition! After doing a armpit detox I have noticed that I just don’t smell, in fact many days I don’t even need deodorant although when I am going to be out in the summer heat, out of the house for the day or when I go running I do apply because no one wants to stink like BO!

Read on for how to detox and 2 DIY deodorant recipes!

Detox your pits! through trial and error and lots of research I found a great way to do this from Wellness Mama. (I just love her)

You’ll just need bentonite clay, apple cider vinegar and water.

This is the bentonite clay I use: https://www.amazon.com/Aztec-Secret-Indi…/…/ref=sr_1_7_s_it…

I use braggs apple cider vinegar

Ingredients
1 tablespoon bentonite clay
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1-2 teaspoons of water (to get right consistency)

Instructions
1. Mix all of the ingredients in a glass bowl (do not use metal!) with a wooden or non-metal spoon until about the consistency of sour cream.

2. Spread in an even layer over the armpits and allow to sit for 5-20 minutes. I suggest starting slowly and working up to a longer period of time once you see how your body adjust. If it hurts at all, remove immediately.
(This may cause some redness as it will increase blood-flow to the area, but it will go away quickly.)

3. Wash off in the shower or with a warm, wet washcloth.

4. Repeat daily or as needed until under-arm odor goes away and natural deodorant is non-irritating.

Also, make sure to drink a lot of water any time you stimulate lymph flow (dry brushing, massage, detox, etc) to help flush the body and avoid getting dehydrated.

The deodorant I use:
1 tbs baking soda
2 tbs kaolin clay
3 tbs coconut oil
2 tbs shea butter
1 tbs arrowroot
1 tbs beeswax
1 tbs rosehip (can use sweet almond or grapeseed)
20 drops Purification, 10 drops Lavender & Cypress (or you can use 20 drops purification and 10 lavender)

Directions:
1. combine shea butter, beeswax and coconut oil in double broiler (or use a large glass measuring cup in pan of boiling water)

2. Remove from heat when all is melted.

3. combine baking soda, kaolin clay, and arrowroot to melted shea butter, coconut oil, and beeswax. Mix well.

4. in a separate bowl mix rosehip and essential oils.

5. combine rosehip/essential oil mix to deoderant base mix. Stir well.

6. pour into containers and allow to cool completely before use.

**If you need additional support while detoxing use one drop of purification to each armpit before applying this deodorant or other natural deodorants.

The deodorant my son likes and is a SUPER easy option for natural deodorant: make a 5ml roller bottle with jojoba or grapeseed oil + 20 drops of Purification

Not into DIY no problem!! Young Living has deodorant as well!!

Here is links to the ingredients I use to make my own.

XO,
Faith