Palmarosa and Lemon for your Laundry

I used to use conventional dryer sheets or fabric softeners because I equated the floral scent to mean my clothes were freshly clean.

I was surprised to learn that these things have ingredients that may be irritants or carcinogens (aka bad stuff). And after I started making non toxic replacements like essential oils on dryer balls, my skin had less breakouts! Go figure.

I like Palmarosa + Lemon on my dryer balls because it’s citrusy and floral all together. My clothes smell like spring 😊.

Fun fact: Once known as Turkish geranium oil or Indian geranium oil, palmarosa was used for centuries by the Turks to adulterate the more costly Turkish rose oil 😏.

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.

Chickpeas are delicious!

Looking for a snack that is not full of preservatives?

Making snacks at home can seem challenging but I have an easy recipe for you.

It takes less than an hour to assemble the ingredients and bake these in the oven. Once you are done you will have a very delicious snack that is also very addictive to eat!

Roasted Curry Lime Chickpeas

Ingredients

  • 2 cans Chickpeas, drained, rinsed, dried
  • Olive oil
  • Himalayan pink salt
  • Curry powder
  • Young Living Lime vitality essential oil

Instructions

Toss chickpeas in a little olive oil (about 1/4 tsp)

Arrange in single layer of a large cast iron skillet or cookie sheet.

Bake at 400° for about 45 minutes (stirring every 15-20 minutes).

When chickpeas are golden brown, take out of the oven.

Mix 2 drops Young Living Lime vitality essential oil and 1/2 tsp olive oil.

Pour oil on chickpeas and stir to coat.

Then sprinkle salt and curry powder to your taste. Toss chickpeas for even coverage.

Enjoy.

Oatmeal-lavender bath ball

Saturday Night Shenanigans!!!

My cuz and I were painting 🖼 and she was talking about a skin issue her son has. I decided to make her a oatmeal-lavender bath ball 🛁 Both oatmeal and lavender are naturally soothing for skin. Apricot oil is a natural moisturizer and has helped me with my eczema.

In the midst of making it, I thought to take a few pictures to share with you all.

I didn’t measure anything. I mixed about 1/4 cup apricot oil with 15 drops @youngliving lavender essential oil. Then poured that into about 2 cups of @quaker old fashion oats. Mixed until all oats are coated.

Spooned half of mixture into a pantyhose (you can use cheesecloth or something permeable like a giant tea bag).

Secure end so that the oats don’t leak out. Easy peasy 😁 Now when lil man gets his next bath, he will soak and have some relief!

Linen Spray the Natural Way

I love good smelling stuff!

Unfortunately for me, most of the scented products available on the market have a lot of synthetic chemicals in them which make it difficult for me to breathe.

Thankfully, I have my Young Living pure essential oils. Making my own linen spray is easy and does not cause me to have any adverse respiratory reactions. I consider that to be a win-win situation 😊

For my bed sheets, I used lavender and orange and I called the mix “Sweet Dreams”.

Side note, I had 2 happy dreams last night. Was it the linen spray? Maybe 😊

While you can make a variety of linen and room sprays based on your personal scent preferences, the base is the same.

Linen/Room Spray

1 tablespoon Vodka or Rubbing alcohol

3 tablespoons Distilled water

20-35 drops essential oil (start with a little to determine what you like)

I used 25 drops lavender & 15 drops orange