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
PEG-2 Cocomonium Chloride
Sodium Caprylyl Sulfonate
Sodium methyl-2 lauryl sulfate
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 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.
N I N G X I A R E D is a proprietary superfruit drink blended with balanced ingredients INCLUDING essential oils and WHOLE Ningxia Wolfberry Puree for a WHOLE BODY nutrient infusion!
-The Ningxia wolfberry contains ALL essential amino acids AND is one of the most protein dense fruits on the planet (it contains 13-16% protein by weight!), so not ONLY are you getting all amino acids, but you’re also getting them from a RICH, DENSE source!
-the wolfberry is the highest WHOLE FOOD source of potassium of any known food on the planet-the wolfberry has been used in traditional Chinese medicine & has been a part of the Chinese diet for over 2000 years.
So many wonderful health benefits! End it is great to use when making a cocktail 😊
COVID-19 Happy Hour Special
1 oz vodka
2 oz moscato wine
1oz Ningxia red
enough club soda to fill the 6oz glass
Have all ingredients chilled so you don’t need ice. I chopped some strawberries and added to glass with frozen blueberries
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.