Handsoap – DIY or Nah?

You know how much I love sweet smelling soap!

As I have mentioned before, the word “fragrance” can hide any combination of 3000+ Synthetic chemicals (some more toxic than others).

But who wants a life of unscented soap?

Not me. That’s why I love this fresh floral blend of oils.

I start with an 2 oz unscented Castile soap and add 9 drops of each essential oils. Then fill the 8oz bottle to top with water. Voila!

BUT if you don’t want go the DIY route…

Yeah, Young Living has you covered and you can use Thieves hand soap. I bought the refill because I already have plenty of foaming pump bottles.

Think you want to get started with a set of oils or Thieves premium starter kit to your own non-toxic hand soap ? Click here to get started.

Why choose Young Living

Story Time!

About 20 years ago, I was in a store called Burlington Coat Factory and found a small bottle of patchouli essential oil.

I read great things about patchouli and was excited to find it! I checked the packaging and the label because I wanted to be sure I was getting pure essential oil. Back then, I did not know that companies had a lot of leeway when they use terminology such as “pure“, “natural”, and “therapeutic“.


I opened the bottle and YUCK … I thought I didn’t like patchouli!

Fast forward to today. I realize that I didn’t like the chemically laced synthetic scent they were trying to pass off as PURE.


I’m so grateful for Young Living’s commitment to purity and quality. They prove to me time and time again that I can trust their claims and labeling 🌿…..

If you want a high quality essential oil, Young Living is the best option available.

Assorted essential oils from Young Living

Here’s the link to purchase

OTC – Thieves Chest Rub

While I have an awesome DIY chest rub recipe, I like that there is Thieves Chest Rub available. It helps tackle seasonal colds and coughs that you can feel in your chest.

With natural camphor and menthol along with Eucalyptus oil and the power of Thieves, rub this on your chest to help relieve coughs, soothe nasal passages, and keep you breathing easily and comfortable while you recover.


It provides temporary relief of coughs caused by allergies, cold, minor throat and bronchial irritation. The aromatic vapors soothe nasal passages.

Plus, it’s plant based and formulated free of petroleum, parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, synthetic perfumes or dyes, artificial colors, preservatives, or GMO ingredients!

AND it has a hands-free application !

Here’s the link to purchase

DIY Lotion Bars

In my latest DIY project, I made lotion bars and I used the dandelion infused coconut oil I made a few weeks ago along with shea butter and beeswax.

I melted those ingredients in a double boiler (or glass bowl in pot) over medium high heat.

FYI: The beeswax helps it to remain firm in warmer temperatures .

Then I scented the batch with lavender and frankincense because these are both great for supporting healthy skin.

Then I poured the oil into the mold and chilled in the freezer until completely solid.

Side note: I love these cute molds!!!

Have any DIY projects you want to share?

Ubiquitous Fragrance Ruins Everything

F R A G R A N C E.

Candles, sprays, plug ins, hand soaps, perfumes, cleaning supplies, etc. all have sweet scents, but none of it natural . Ughhhhh!!!!

– The word “fragrance” can hide any combination of 3000+ chemicals that companies engineer in the lab. Cosmetic manufacturers do not have to disclose smells since that is considered a trade secret. Even many of the so called “essential oils” were lab created. Yupp…they are all fake.

– The majority of candles contain paraffin, a petroleum waste product. They are a suspected cause of cancer, can cause respiratory distress.

– The toxins released from candles are as detrimental as second-hand smoke.

Now, I use Young Living essential oils in a diffuser. Since I started avoiding fragrance, I have noticed less sinus problems. I thought I was doomed to a life of congestion. Not anymore!