Greenwashing is NOT a good thing

Do you know what greenwashing is?

It is when companies make false claims of being a “natural alternative” for your home, but they actually contain ingredients that are the opposite. Look at the ingredients and do a quick Google search!

I won’t name names (because I’m not that type of person) and I think they had good intentions in the beginning but now they miss the mark.

When you choose “CLEAN” products, it is so important to know that the ingredients are really safe.

You do not want to expose yourself and your family to harmful things when you don’t have to!
This is especially the case if you have respiratory or skin issues like I do!

If you didn’t know, the Thieves kit (products with a plant-based formula that give an effective, deep clean) has all the basics for you to get started.

Here’s a list of ingredients that may have harmful side effects and you might want to think about replacing

  • Fragrance
  • Lauramide DEA
  • Diazolidinyl Urea
  • Methylparaben
  • Propylparaben
  • Benzisothiazolinone
  • Methylisothiazolinone
  • PEG-2 Cocomonium Chloride
  • PEG-5 Coconate
  • Trideceth-9
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Sodium Caprylyl Sulfonate
  • Sodium methyl-2 lauryl sulfate
  • Sodium Borate
  • Disodium cocoamphodiacetate
  • Alcohol Ethoxylate
  • Laureth-7


Plus, there are so many different ways to use Thieves products. You can make the products last twice or even three times as long! So it’s toxin free and you are going to $$$$ at the same time! Win-Win!

When we know better, we do better!!

Thieves Household Cleaner

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!

Make your oils last longer

TIPS TO MAKE YOUR OILS LAST LONGER

When you look at the size of a bottle of essential oils, you might think,

“That is such a little amount of oil!”

I am constantly telling people to measure the bottle in the number of drops instead of ounces. A 5-ml bottle has about 90 drops and a 15-ml bottle has about 200-250 drops (depends on the viscosity).

However, there are other ways to make your oils last even longer.

1. Make a roller bottle. 10ml-sized glass bottles can be purchased inexpensively via Amazon. They have stainless steel roller ball top, making application quick and easy. Just add 10-20 drops of the essential oil of your choice, and fill the rest with a carrier oil like jojoba or sweet almond oil. This dilutes the essential oil but doesn’t reduce the effectiveness because one drop is so powerful. You extend the life of your oils and have a super simple way to apply them on the go.

2. Use the lowest setting on your diffuser. My Desert Mist diffuser (from Young Living) that can run for up to 10 hours! On the lowest setting, it cycles on and off at intervals, allowing the few drops that I put in to last almost all day.

3. Use diffuser jewelry to carry the aromatherapy benefits with you everywhere you go. Google search diffuser necklaces or bracelets and you’d find a lot of options to consider, including easy DIY options. I have made bracelets with accent lava beads. These hold the oil and it’s scent last a day or two.

Healthy Skin is quick and easy #DIYFacetoner

Making your own face toner wipes is so easy!

I see so many face toner recipes that have tea tree oil in them but there are so many different essential oils that you can also use for your face toner. I like tea tree but I like a little variety as well!

I prefer to use fennel because it is a natural astringent. I have oily skin and need something that is going to help reduce the shine but not strip my skin of it’s natural oils.

After doing some research, I have found that juniper essential oil is a great complement to fennel and it has cleansing properties as well. It is a tree oil, so you have that woodsy aroma.

I also add lavender because it is a calming and soothing oil for the skin.

Hydrosols are aromatic waters produced during the distilling process. They offer many of the same naturally occurring constituents as your favorite essential oils but in a lower concentration. As such, it can help balance the skin’s pH after cleansing, refresh, and hydrate your skin. I’m using Young Living’s Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood hydrosol because it has some of the same benefits of using sandalwood which helps support healthy skin.

TOW DIY Face Toner

  • 10 drops lavender
  • 6 drops fennel
  • 5 drops juniper
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup Witch hazel
  • 2 tablespoons Royal Hawaiian sandalwood hydrosol (optional)

Mix and pour into 4 oz glass jar.

***Note: make sure your witch hazel says that it is pure witch hazel and not witch hazel mixed with alcohol. The benefits of using pure witch hazel is that it is a natural astringent which helps reduce skin irritation and fight acne without drying out your skin. I use Thayers unscented.

Release stress with tree oils

I previously posted this in one of my facebook educational groups.

I liked it so much, I wanted to share here:

Scientific studies have shown that trees like pine, fir, cedar and cypress contain phytoncides such as alpha-pinene and beta-pinene (which make up the essential oils of many trees) and these were found to decrease levels of the cortisol stress hormone.

With that in mind, let me share what are my favorite 5 tree oils and why 🌲 🌳 🌲

🌲 Cypress: This oil is not only wonderful for releasing stored emotions, but it helps ease feelings of loss and creates a sense of security. I use in the diffuser because it has helped me to heal emotional trauma in the past. Currently it calms me emotionally, relieves anger and just helps life flow better.

🌲 Cedarwood: This oil’s powerful scent creates a relaxing, calming and comforting environment by stimulating the limbic region of the brain. It is my “Go To” each night for deep restful sleep 😴 I use sometimes in the diffuser with lavender and other times apply by itself neat to my wrists. I also use in my eyelash serum. If you want to do some light reading, google “Cedarwood and pineal gland” 😉

🌲 Northern Lights Black Spruce: This oil is grounding yet uplifting at the same time. I use this in the diffuser at night to relax and unwind. There’s is something very comforting about NLBS and orange for me.

🌲 Sacred Frankincense: This oil promotes confidence and purpose as the feelings of negativity disappear and stimulates the body’s immune system. I use Sacred Frank when I’m studying and meditating to keep my mental focus and allow for a deeper connection.

🌲 Sacred Sandalwood: The deep “woody” Sacred Sandalwood is intoxicating to me. I love the aroma and because of all it’s Oxygenated Sesquiterpenes, it will linger on the skin ALL day. I put a drop behind my ears when I feel I need a little extra clarity. I notice when I turn my head throughout the day, I get light whiffs which help me maintain my focus and vision.

So these are my Favorite 5! Are any of these in your list of faves?

Email me and I can help you purchase 😊

To read more about the study, check it out here

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/17055544/