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Oct 29, 2015

Get some Thieves in Your Life!

I have been blogging and Facebooking about my experiences with Essential Oils.  With the colder weather settling in, we're on the cusp of fending off pretty much every sort of cold and sickness that you can imagine.

See just below because I have an offer for $20 off the Thieves Oil + a Nebulizing Diffuser Just below valid only till Tomorrow at 5pm!

Have you heard the story behind Thieves Essential Oil?  If not, I encourage you to take a closer look....  Thieves is designed from a combination of oils that was originally used by a group of (you guessed it) thieves who pillaged graves during the Bubonic Plague, yet somehow never seemed to get sick themselves.  This blend of essential oils protected them.   Crazy right?

We will be using Thieves to help boost our family's immunity to get through these next few months.  We also use Thieves for a variety of purposes here around the house, including but not limited to helping my son with his braces, which can be very uncomfortable they also give him canker sores from time to time, Thieves to the rescue!  My husband now carries a small bottle with him for periodic headaches.  I love adding to a cup of tea with honey too.  I honestly wouldn't dare run out of Thieves, we all love it.

As it turns out, the best type of diffuser to use for this kind of oil is a Nebulizing Diffuser (this is different from the vaporizing diffusers I use typically.)  No water is used in here, hence nothing to spill.  (With two boys and a dog, this is a big win for us)

This is the least expensive of the nebulizing diffusers (there are fancier ones, but this is the one that is coming home to me...: 

"Young Living's Essential Oil Diffuser gives you the benefit of diffusing essential oils throughout your home or office. Diffusing is a simple and effective way to use essential oils. With Young Living's innovative air pump, oils are dispersed in a micro-fine vapor, allowing them to remain suspended in the air for extended periods of time. The diffuser disperses the oils without heating them so they retain their therapeutic benefits. When inhaled, the oils are easily absorbed through the lungs. Depending on the oil used, diffusing can cleanse the air of odor, calm overactive children, and support respiration.*

Because I really, really want you to try this for yourselves, for Today, Thursday the 29th and Friday October 30th only, I'll offer a discount on pairing the YL Essential Oil Diffiuser with a Bottle of Thieves Essential oil.  

Buy both products together for $83 <-- That's a $20 savings off retail prices!   As an added bonus, if you're local to me here in Franklin shipping is free. If I have to ship it to you, I'll send you a Paypal invoice. All orders must be placed and paid for by 5pm EST on Friday October 30th to qualify. You can email me at joanne (dot) basile (at) me (dot) com to place your order, or you can contact me through my Essential Oil Facebook Page.


**Please note, this offer is valid for orders in the US only.

Oct 22, 2015

Limited Time Offer: Free 14.4 Fluid Oz Thieves Household Cleaner with yoru Premium Starter Kit


A few of you have expressed interest in the Young Living starter kit before and I'm here to hopefully give you the push you need to jump in with both feet! To sweeten the deal - If you sign up between now and October 28th - I'll give you a FREE bottle of the amazing Thieves Household Cleaner. Message me for for details! You can also contact me on my Essential Oils Facebook page HERE

The starter kit is loaded with value already - it includes a spectacular array of oils as well as a diffuser to enjoy the oils aromatically.  Your Premium Starter Kit is perfect gift for your family to eliminate odors and freshen the air. I use these in place of a candle, because with two busy boys and a very busy dog, it's certainly safer than a lit candle. I also have a few favorites for diffusing at bedtime to create a calm and soothing atmosphere.

In addition to the diffuser, the kit also includes the Premium Essential Oils Collection. This is a great way to see which oils you like best and includes a wide range of oils:

   * Lavender 5-ml
   * Peppermint 5-ml
   * Lemon 5-ml
   * Copaiba 5-ml
   * Frankincense 5-ml
   * Thieves® 5-ml
   * Purification® 5-ml
   * R.C.™ 5-ml
   * DiGize™ 5-ml
   * PanAway® 5-ml
   * Stress Away™ 5-ml


Are you ready to claim your
FREE THIEVES HOUSEHOLD CLEANER?


This special offer is for a free 14.4 fluid oz bottle and
only valid for enrollments using my member number
2642514
between October 22, 2015 and  October 28th,  2015.

 

You can enroll and select your starter kit at  https://www.youngliving.com/vo/#/signup/start You'll select the option on the left to sign up as a member (the right is simply if you want to place your own orders online, at retail cost). In the next box you can click the radio button indicating that you were referred by a member.

My member number is 2642514 you can add that to both the Sponsor ID and the Enroller ID box. That then brings you to a page that asks for your mailing address etc. The next page will give you the option to select a starter kit.


Once you are signed up there are so many ways that we can get you ready and on your way.  I am part of a wide network of Young Living Independent Distribtors and we have lots of resources to help you out! 





I also post regularly on my Oily Facebook Page
Be sure to follow me over there for frequent updates. 


 

Sep 23, 2015

Back To School - Back to Germs be Prepared with Essential Oils

We've had a lovely summer, but all good things must come to an end.  The boys are back to school, and I am too!  I love my job, but sitting in the front office as you can imagine, I'm exposed to pretty much everything that comes through the front door.  I've got my Young Living Essential Oils to help me get through it, and I'm excited to share a few tips that have been working for our family.

The turn of seasons often leads to a nasty cold at my house. I was fighting one off last week, and the other day Jack woke with a junky cough.  I oiled up his feet before school hoping to prevent it from progressing into a full blown sickness.  So far so good, but I'll be using this the next few nights....




For kids you can add it in a base of carrier oil and apply to the bottom of their feet.  Adults can add to a carrier oil in an empty vegetable capsule and ingest. The Lemon, Frankincense and Thieves are all included in the Starter Kit. 

Be sure to head on over to my Facebook Page where I've posted about the yummy Thieves Tea recipe! 


Let's talk stomach bug. Gross right?

Where there are kids, there is often the stomach bug. Here's my advice: You can use Peppermint to settle an uneasy stomach (even carsickness!) Add a drop to your palms and deeply inhale, you can also rub a drop directly on the stomach. DiGize applied to the stomach does wonders for Jack and I. Peace and Calming II can be used to alleviate the cramps that can accompany the stomach bug.  As an added bonus, you'll be thrilled to find both Peppermint and DiGize included in your starter kit!


Allergy Bomb: 

Fall pollen has been a beast lately.  My older son is especially sensitive to ragweed. YUCK!  To help him I've been diffusing Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint in his bedroom at night night. You can also give this in an empty gel capsule as the "allergy bomb" - 3 drops each Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint along with drops of your choice of carrier oil.  As a bonus all three of these oils are included in your starter kit!


If you have any interest in Essential Oils, you can follow my Facebook Page for frequent updates. 

I'd LOVE to have you join my growing team. 

All the items shown below are included in the Premium Starter Kit.  You'll also earn 24% off all future purchases.  I also have free gifts for my downline - the Chemical Free Home books 1, 2 and 3! These books are a great way to put your new products to use for a happy and healthy home.


You can sign up here to join my team, just be sure to mention my name Joanne Basile and Member ID 2642514.  

Jul 8, 2015

One Thing I'm Really Bad At

I honestly TRY to make healthy choices, but sadly there is one thing I'm really bad at.  Like hopelessly bad about.  Luckily my Young Living Essential Oils are helping me to make healthier decisions for myself. You can see what I'm working on in this quick video:



I've been working hard to make water my new healthy habit.  By the way, did you know that the ideal amount of water to drink is half your body weight in ounces each day.  

Just remember that if you're going to spike your water that you need to put it in a GLASS water bottle.  The oils an actually break down the plastic, and you clearly don't want to drink that! 



I'd also like to remind you that this isn't carte blanche to go taking any oils internally! Young Living's Seed to Seal process "guarantees a genuine, pure essential oil that has the highest therapeutic efficacy." With that in mind, please don't head right out and start ingesting any other oils that you may have in your collection as I can't speak for their safety.  


You should only ingest oils that are labeled GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) or which have been certified as a Food Additive by the FDA.  You can find this information on the Young Living Website for each individual product, on the label of the bottle or I'd be happy to look it up for you.  I also have and LOVE an App for my iPhone called the Reference Guide for Essential Oils. It's a great resource for more details on any oils you have in your collection or are considering adding. 




If you're already an oiler, what's your favorite? 
 I do love Grapefruit in my water, but I'm running low till my next order ships. 

I'm off to go refill my bottle I'm not quite yet at half my body weight in ounces for the day! 


As always I'm not a doctor, so I can't diagnose, treat, or prescribe you anything, all I can do is share with you what we've done and what works for our family.  Have a great day, and go drink some WATER!



If you have questions or are interested please contact me, or you can place an order here. Please be sure to reference my Young Living member ID: 2642514 


If you'd like to learn more about the Young Living Opportunity and how you can enjoy 24 percent off retail pricing on your favorite Young Living please contact me!  All the items shown above are included in the Premium Starter Kit. It's an amazing way to get started with Young Living. You can sign up here to join my team, just be sure to mention my name Joanne Basile and Member ID 2642514.  My free gift to you will be the Chemical Free Home Books One and Two these booklets are full of recipes to get you on your way with everything from cleaning recipes to beauty supplies and MORE! 


Jun 1, 2015

After Sun Soothing Spray


I happen to be notorious for overdoing it in the sun.  So I've just prepared ahead and mixed up a little after sun soothing spray to have all ready.  Lavender is an amazing skin soother, and so incredibly gentle. When we recently went to Florida I had a little dry skin upon my return, just where I missed the sunscreen on one shoulder.  The Lavender Essential Oil took the itch right out and my skin cleared up quickly. 

To be ready the next time, I have paired 1 oz Pure Aloe Vera Gel with 1 oz of water and 10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil in an amber spray bottle. This little concoction is staying cool in the fridge.  It will be a perfect relief the next time that I've got a little bit too much sun. 



It will also be a perfect relief if I (somehow) manage to stay sunburn free but feeling hot and tired from the sun. You can also use this healing spray for minor cuts and abrasions.  Love my lavender!




If you have questions or are interested in Lavender Essential Oil please contact me, or you can place an order here. Please be sure to reference my Young Living member ID: 2642514  

If you'd like to learn more about the Young Living Opportunity and how you can enjoy 24 percent off retail pricing on your favorite Young Living please contact me!


May 31, 2015

Let's Chat About Lavender

Lavender is sometimes referred to as the "Swiss Army Knife of Essential Oils" and now I giggle when I look up something in my Essential Oil Guide and the answer comes up Lavender. It is incredibly versatile. If you are just venturing into Essential Oils, Lavender is a wonderful place to start!

As I find additional uses for Lavender I will continue to update this post, so if you have Lavender Oil you can bookmark this page for future reference: 

  • To begin with, it's gentle, so gentle in fact that you can safely use Lavender on minor cuts and burns.

  • You can mix it with a little aloe vera and it will pull the sting out of a sunburn.

  • It will also soothe a case of razor burn. This happened to me the other day and a dab of lavender worked like a charm! 

  • I add rub one drop onto the soles of my feet when I snuggle into bed and it helps me fall asleep and sleep soundly

  • Add a few drops of lavender to your shampoo to help moisturize your scalp. You can add to sweet almond oil, and create a masque for your scalp to alleviate dandruff.  Why not add a drop or two to your shampoo to keep your hair and scalp feeling great? 



  • You can use it to keep your laundry smelling fresh and clean.

  • Lavender has been recommended to assist with attention issues and to ease worries. Add a drop to the forehead or add to your diffuser to improve focus.  Inhale or use in a shower gel or bath salts to alleviate worries and stress.  

  • Pair lavender with Lavender is paired with Peppermint and Purification in my Itch Stick. 

  • Add a drop of Lavender to your temples to ease a headache.

  • Lavender is gentle enough to use on your face, I've seen several anti-acne and face washes created with lavender. 

  • Menstrual cramps can be alleviated with a few drops of Lavender in a carrier oil, lightly massage or use as a compress on your abdomen. 





If you have questions or are interested in Lavender Essential Oil please contact me, or you can place an order here.  Please be sure to reference my Young Living member ID: 2642514  

If you'd like to learn more about the Young Living Opportunity and how you can enjoy 24 percent off retail pricing on your favorite Young Living please contact me!

May 25, 2015

No Bite Spray


All natural essential oil bug spray

It seems that summer weather is finally here in New England, and along with that comes fun things like barbeques, picnics, long walks with the dog.  Unfortunately, with fun adventures like that you'll also sometimes get mosquitoes and other annoying little pests.

The good news is you can use your Young Living Essential Oils to keep those little pests at bay. My younger son has extremely sensitive skin, so traditional bug spray has always been incredibly harsh on his skin.  As an added benefit, it smells fresh and clean!

I mixed up a Spray Bottle with the following and headed off to our first BBQ of the season:

I found these cute Kraft Labels to label my DIY sprays.

The boys and I headed out to our first BBQ of the season and I gave a little spritz for all of us, and it was a no-tears event. (Usually there is a big howl because regular bug spray stings.) The boys were playing outdoors all afternoon and into the evening, walking through the woods, playing in an open field and not a single bite on any of us.  I had my "Itch Stick" handy just in case but we didn't have a single bite!



If you have questions or are interested in the ingredients for my No Bite Spray Oils (or any of the others) please contact me, or you can place an order here.  Please be sure to reference my Young Living member ID: 2642514 

If you'd like to learn more about the Young Living Opportunity and how you can enjoy 24 percent off retail pricing on your favorite Young Living please contact me!

May 21, 2015

Especially for Mom!



I've been making hand made cards since my younger son was only a few months old, and he just turned ten earlier this month.  When I first started, my cards were really simple and honestly quite terrible. Yikes.  Over the years, they've been stitched on, water colored, fussy-cut, die-cut.

And my sweet mother has a drawer FULL of them at her house, every single one I've given to her over the last ten years.  So, when I make a card for her now I'm extra specially careful to make it a keeper because it's going into the drawer.


Fortunately for me, I am well equipped with a LARGE collection of MFT Flower Die-namics. I added a Keys and Locks Die-namics, an MFT Button and a Scalloped Doily too.  I must say that think layering and clustering embellishments like this is my very most favorite part of cardmaking when I'm able to eek out a little time to do so.

It's tough to see in the photo, but the main panel was stamped with Natural Ink using the Sheet Music Background stamp.  A kraft layer was added using the Bracket Duo.  You can use any of the MFT alphabets to create custom sentiments, but for me the Little Letters are just the right scale for cardmaking.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


May 20, 2015

A Nautical Welcome Baby


It's been ages since I've had something crafty to share, but I've got two new cards to blog this week. Since I'm out of my regular card making routine, this all takes me longer than it used to. It was fun to grab my iPad and crank through a few episodes on Hulu and make a big old crafty mess.  I have quite a large supply of stamps and Die-namics from My Favorite Things, so I was pretty sure I could put together something.  And I got to enjoy an episode of Scandal on a quiet Sunday morning, so it's all good!

Up fist I have the card that I made for my new baby cousin.  I'm so excited to meet this little squish later this afternoon.  Sweet Patrick is my cousin's little baby and they're home for the weekend. I'm so excited that our family has grown by one tiny adorable little boy.


Clean and simple cards are such a hot trend, but I can't help myself I do love lots of layers and added details.  I started by grabbing my selected palette of colors - navy, kraft, fuse green and whip cream.

Then I reached for my Sailboat Die-namics.  These are so classic, and so ME!  At first I picked up my Let's Get Nautical Die-namics but realized the scale of the anchor was off.  Happily I recalled I had my Sea Charms, the scale was just right for a small accent.

Up next I reached for my assortment of Cover Up Die-namics and selected the Stripes Die-namics.
As I layered my elements I wanted something to cover the bottom third of the card.  I die-cut a rectangle and overstamped with the Typewriter Text Background Stamp from MFT.

Rather than use the anchor as a charm, I diecut it from a Navy circle and used the negative, I paired that with two MFT Buttons for a little trio.

If you've been collecting the Blueprints Die-namics then you'll have a variety of small elements to mix and match.  I found this stitched strip in one, and this large fishtail in another.  It's a great way to have perfectly even, square cornered cuts.

That's it for me today, I have a girly-girly card to share with you. I'm off to go edit photos and will have it to share with you tomorrow! 




May 5, 2015

Head Lice Preventative: I've Got an Oil for That!

When you work at a school or have kids in elementary school, sooner or later "that email" comes home. You know which one I mean, the one that lets you know (ever so politely) that a student in the school has lice.


Reading "the email" makes you itchy, in fact typing this post makes me itchy.  Well, even just thinking about it makes me squirm. (Confess, you are resisting the urge to scratch your head right now.)

So after I got over the urge to scratch, I grabbed a hair tie from my purse and got to investigating remedies.  I'm sure you won't be surprised when I say "I have an oil for that."

Within a few minutes, a friend of mine at work stopped by and asked me what I had at home that would be a good preventative.  She bought two glass bottles at lunch and I'm fixing up a spray for us tonight.

In a four ounce bottle add four drops each of Lavender and Tea Tree oils.  Shake well to mix and spritz onto hair. Just obviously be sure not to get this spritz into your kids eyes!  I've got two bottles ready one for me, and one for my friend who has a serious case of the itchy-scratchies just even contemplating this idea.

Hint: In the hopefully unlikely event you ever DID get Essential Oil in the eye, you want to flush your eye with a carrier oil (in our house that's Olive Oil.) Never flush your eye with water as it can force the essential oil even deeper into your eye. Remember, you can't dilute oil with water, you can only dilute the oil with another oil. 

By the way, Rosemary is also a great lice repellent, but I don't have that here at my house (yet.) Once again, I was able to make just what I needed with only the contents of my Premium Starter Kit! Love that!


 


You can get your own Premium Starter Kit by signing up HERE I hope that you'll check it out and consider list me, Joane Basile as your reference using the Member ID: 2642514.

If you have any questions please leave me a comment and I'd be happy to help! 





May 2, 2015

The Best Bang for Your Buck with Young Living!

So many of the Young Living products I've posted about recently are part of the Premium Starter Kit. This is an incredible way to receive a wide assortment of Essential Oils and a diffuser too! When you do the math, this deal is pretty incredible.  The Diffusers themselves are a $100 value and then you get the Everyday Essential Oils on top of it!


Using only the ingredients in the Premium Starter Kit I've been able to make the "Allergy Bomb", created some All Natural Cleaners for a thorough spring cleaning.  I settled my whole family in for a good night's sleep using Stress Away, and made a soothing oil for my son using PanAway after an injury, and used Tea Tree Oil to help alleviate some itchy runny eyes. I used a drop of Thieves to help a friend relieve a painful toothache.  We've used Purification to vanish nasty smells in my son's soccer cleats.  Made a little carpet cleaner with Baking Soda, Lemon Essential Oil and vinegar. I used a bit of Lavender Oil with some Olive Oil to soothe a sunburn, and again to help heal a cut on my son's face.  The other day at work I passed around the Stress Away which I'd fitted with a roller ball attachment (included in the starter kit!) for a power boost to get through the rest of the day! And that's all I can think of off the very top of my head!

Again I've been able to do all this, only with the contents of my starter kit!  If you'd like even more uses for the other oils in the kit, let's take a look:



For $150 here's what's included in the Premium Starter Kit:

Kit includes: Everyday Oils collection, Home Diffuser, Welcome to Young Living booklet, Essential Oils at a Glance user’s guide, Distributor Resource Guide, S.E.E.D. Sharing for Success booklet, Citrus Fresh 5-ml, AromaGlide Roller Fitment, two Lavender Sample Packets, two Peppermint Sample Packets, two Peace & Calming Sample Packets, two Lemon Sample Packets, two Thieves Sample Packets, Sample Packet Business Cards, two NingXia Red 2-oz. samples, Distributor Agreement, Product Guide and Product Price List. 

 Here's a few great reasons to consider membership in Young Living: 
  • Enjoy 24 percent off retail pricing on your favorite products.
  • Participate in the compensation plan and earn commissions just by sharing Young Living.
  • Qualify for exclusive Young Living member events around the world.
  • Enjoy the benefits and convenience of Essential Rewards.
 

You can get your own Premium Starter Kit by signing up HERE I hope that you'll check it out and consider list me, Joane Basile as your reference using the Member ID: 2642514.

If you have any questions please leave me a comment and I'd be happy to help! 

Apr 29, 2015

Stink Be Gone!

Love these boys of mine, but as any mother can attest, kids can be stinky little things. Good thing they're cute right? (PS, in the background of this photo you catch a glimpse of Dart, while I love that boy dearly, he also is responsible for his own fair share of stinkiness in this house!)



I mean let's discuss sports.  Whether it's a smelly soccer cleat, or a big old sweaty hockey bag sometimes you could just fall over.  Rumor has it that even little beautiful ballerina's have a little something sour smelling in their dance bags. The remedy is an easy one, a drop of Purification oil on a cotton round and then stuffed inside the shoes.

And mothers of boys everywhere can weep about regular bathroom cleaning.  Please don't even get me started there. Here's a quick way to keep your bathroom fresh smelling - again add a drop of Purification to a cotton round and then tuck inside the cardboard tube of toilet paper before hanging it on the holder. As the roll spins, it will freshen the scent. When you change the roll, add a new cotton ball inside with a dab of Purification.

You can also tuck a cotton ball or tissue that has a drop of Purifcation into your vacuum, I stuck one inside my air purifier the other day to freshen the air as it worked!

Last night I leaned of a recipe for Purification that I hope I'll NEVER need to use, but better to have it on hand just in case.

Skunk Be-Gone:
  • Glass Spray Bottle
  • 1 oz Baking Soda
  • 10 Drops Purification
  • 5 Drops Thieves
  • Fill the rest of the bottle with water.
  • Shake Well and Spray!
  • (Follow with a bath!)
You can also use Purification as part of an all natural bug repellant.  Simply mix the following in a glass spray bottle: 
  • 4 oz. Witch Hazel
  • 4 oz. Distilled Water 
  • 10 drops Thieves 
  • 10 drops Purification 
  • 10 drops Peppermint
Purification is a blend consisting of Citronella, Lemongrass, Lavandin, Rosemary, Tea Tree, and Myrtle essential oils. When using essential oils for cleaning, it is recommended to use glass bottles.  I picked mine up at Amazon, and then found these cute little kraft labels to go with them. You can find them here:

Spray Bottle
Kraft Labels



Purification is one of the oils included in the Premium Starter Kit, I've really enjoyed trying out each of the oils in the kit over the last few weeks, and for me, this one is certainly a keeper.
 If you're interested in Purification Essential oil (or any of the others) please contact me, or you can place an order here.  Please be sure to reference my Young Living member ID: 2642514 


If you'd like to learn more about the Young Living Opportunity and how you can enjoy 24 percent off retail pricing on your favorite Young Living please contact me!

Apr 27, 2015

Seasonal Allergies and All Natural Relief

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Recently I've added a new all natural treatment to our allergy protocol and I am hoping that we'll have good results this spring.  It's a combination of products from Young Living that is commonly referred to as the Allergy Bomb.

It's equal parts Lemon, Peppermint and Lavender essential oils.  You can combine them in a vegetable capsule, or take them in water, but for the boys I prefer to add it to the diffuser and let it run bedside while they read a book. You can also add a few drops to your hands, rub together and then inhale.

The oils can also be applied topically, but I never apply oils "neat" to my boys as they have sensitive skin.  Instead, I usually add them to a base of olive oil (coconut oil is supposed to be amazing for this purpose, however my younger son is incredibly allergic for coconut so for us, that's out as an option.)

By the way, you'll also want to be careful with topical application of Lemon right now as that oil is "photosensitive." When applied to the skin before sun exposure they can cause a rash or a burn on location.  **Oils applied to the feet and under covered areas of your body should be fine.**

While I know the worst is still to come since things are just now starting to bloom, already this has been a welcome relief for my two sniffly itchy boys. 



If you're interested in Lavender, Peppermint or Lemon Essential oil (or any of the others) please contact me, or you can place an order here.  Please be sure to reference my Young Living member ID: 2642514 



If you'd like to learn more about the Young Living Opportunity and how you can enjoy 24 percent off retail pricing on your favorite Young Living please contact me! 

Apr 24, 2015

DIY Cleansers with Young Living

If you've read my blog for a long time, then you'll know that my two boys have severe food allergies.  To keep them safe, I've been trying to eat cleaner, buy organic, cook from scratch wherever it's possible. We also see a variety of alternative health professionals including a chiropractor and naturopath.  The irony of all of this, is that my younger son is also allergic to coconut, so the majority of all natural cleansers don't work for us.  (You'll also find that a lot of the all natural cleaners have either shea, or almond oil in them.)  So, instead for years, I've fed my boys organic food, and used traditional commercial cleansers.  Yuck.



A month or two ago ago, I purchased some Young Living Oils to help my older son with some seasonal allergies, and then I was thrilled to find that I could use these same oils to create a variety of all natural cleaners using only the ingredients I want (and conveniently omitting the allergens that would put my boys at risk.)

Since spring has finally decided to arrive in New England, yesterday I did a little spring cleaning, using my Thieves Essential Oil.  Easy peasy.  After a snowy and wet winter, I finally threw open the blinds, and opened the windows and what I found was just ICKY.  I used this cleaner, a rag and some q-tips to clean all the sills. I was so happy with the results, and everything smelled fresh and clean during the process.  No gross chemical smell and no allergens that could harm my boys.  Here's all you need:
  • Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Thieves Essential Oil - 10 drops
  • Water - 2 Ounces
  • Glass spray bottle
Afterwards I mixed up a glass cleaner using my Lemon Essential Oil which worked like a charm. It included only:
  • 1 1/2 cups of vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water,
  • 10-12 drops of Lemon Essential Oil
The Lemon Essential oil is potent, it's a total grime and gunk buster.  Did you know that it takes over 75 lemons to create a 15ml bottle of Lemon Essential oil?

By the way, you can find a few other safe cleaning "recipes" right here.....



When using essential oils for cleaning, it is recommended to use glass bottles.  I picked mine up at Amazon, and then found these cute little kraft labels to go with them. You can find them here:

Spray Bottle
Kraft Labels

If you're interested in Thieves or Lemon Essential oil (or any of the others) please contact me, or you can place an order here.  Please be sure to reference my Young Living member ID: 2642514 



If you'd like to learn more about the Young Living Opportunity and how you can enjoy 24 percent off retail pricing on your favorite Young Living please contact me! 

Apr 23, 2015

Today, I'm the Laundry Lady!


I have a handy little tip for you today!  We've just returned from five days down at the beach so I'm just swimming in laundry, mine, the kids, my husbands. A ton. Last week before we left, I used a bit of vinegar and my Lemon Essential oil to clean out my washing machine. I've got a front loader, and if you have one too, you'll know that the rubber gasket can get just plain old icky. It was nice to come home to a machine that was fresh and ready for a workout because it certainly is getting one today!


Traditional dryer sheets add scent to your clothes, but they're actually a bit of a fire hazard, and my younger son can not tolerate the chemicals in them at all. For years I've done without them, however recently I picked up a set of Wool Dryer Balls and I toss them in with my clothes. They bounce around in there, aerating the clothing and actually speed drying time and keeping your clothes really soft during the process.  You could even add a dab of Lavender Essential Oil to freshen the scent. If you're looking for information about the little fuzzy Dryer Balls I found mine on Amazon.

About year or so ago, a friend noticed how much eczema my little guy had and asked what I used for laundry detergent. I always use the free and clear type, but she recommended adding a 1/2 cup of plain white vinegar to my wash as well. I was a little skeptical and concerned that I'd be sleeping on sheets that smelled like vinegar, but that was not the case. You use it in place of fabric softener and it helps to pull any remaining residue from your clothing. It worked like a charm and his skin looks great!!



If you're interested in Lavender or Lemon Essential oil (or any of the others) please contact me, or you can place an order here.  Please be sure to reference my Young Living member ID: 2642514 



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