Natural Health & Everyday Wellness...
5 easy ways to detox your home!
Caution: We are a house of essential oilers! Of course I am kidding when I say this but it seems that essential oils are receiving a lot of buzz lately. I believe that there is sufficient evidence out there for the use of essential oils and the importance of making your own items as ingredients in store-bought products are often very deceptive!
A common concern for nearly every individual who has never heard of or used essential oils is that they simply do not know what they are or how to use them. Well, for those folks, that ends today! Today, I am sharing about how simple it is to get started with essential oils by simply switching a few items that are already in your home.
I understand that there have been a plethora of unsubstantiated health claims and exaggerated benefits of using essential oils. These are snake oil salesmen. I do NOT advocate using oils the same way these folks do. My primary reason for using essential oils is to replace unknown ingredients, with known ingredients in my home!
These 5 recipes are super simple and demonstrates how to replace products you are already using. For all the DIY'ers out there (and even those who cannot change a light-bulb), I believe that making your own products is safer, healthier, and very cost effective as many of these products can save you a ton of money over store-bought products.
I know it can be overwhelming to hear about essential oils and imagine getting a starter kit and figuring out what to do with it. Let us put your mind at ease. We are going to discuss some great ways to help you get your oils out of the box and use them everyday!
Two primary reasons to continue reading this post:
Our change did not happen overnight. Every month, over the last several years, we have been working toward doing better. I changed a couple of products per month which eventually lead to a chemical free home.
It wasn’t hard to justify getting signed up for Young Living's Essential Rewards to help me slowly ditch all our old products. You can have the confidence that money you were previously spending on store-bought items can be more efficiently allocated to the more economical, healthier, essential oil products. My community likes to call this transfer buying. Transforming you home may sound scary but it all starts somewhere. These next 5 recipes will help you move in the right direction to a cleaner home!
My Top 5 Homemade Essential Oil Products:
1. Household Cleaner
An essential home cleaner for any and all demands! We use just this one bottle for all of our household cleaning needs. From windows to carpets, dog crate to countertops, toilets to furniture, Thieves household cleaner has you covered. A common question is can I use this cleaner on wood or granite? The answer is YES.
How to make "Homemade Cleaner" WITH Thieves Household Concentrate:
Note: If you do not have the Thieves Household Cleaner Concentrate yet you may use Thieves essential oil and your choice of additional oils to make this cleaner. It is important to note however, that the Thieves Household Cleaner Concentrate is quite a bit more cost effective and can potentially last for 6 months or more!
How to make "Homemade Cleaner" WITHOUT Thieves Household Concentrate:
New to essential oils altogether? Skip to the end of the article to learn how to purchase oils and find out why signing up as a member is a MUCH BETTER option than buying individual oils as a retail customer.
2. Homemade Room or Linen Spray
A great way to remove unnecessary fragrance from your house is creating this easy Linen spray or Room Spray. I like to keep this spray handy to freshen up rooms, blankets, clothes, closets, and our laundry. We have linen sprays in a variety of glass bottles but most of the time I use a 2 oz. bottle.
How to make "Linen Spray":
3. Essential Oil Infused Wool Dryer Balls
One easy way to remove a whole bunch of chemicals is by ditching your traditional dryer sheets. Traditional dryer sheets are problematic if they contain fragrance and other chemicals. The problem worsens because you are also heating up these fragrances and chemicals which sounds like a bad science experiment! Using these chemicals in our laundry is a bad idea because these items will directly be exposed to our skin which absorbs everything. Remember our skin is the largest organ and chemicals exposed to our skin is found in our body very quickly. Here are some tips for replacing dryer sheets:
4. DIY Carpet Powder
Another super simple homemade item is DIY carpet powder. I love sprinkling this on the carpet before I vacuum the house. We use our carpet powder every time we vacuum. I sprinkle the powder on the carpet and let it sit for about 15-20 minutes before vacuuming up. All you need to make this natural powder is some baking soda and essential oils. How easy is that?!
Tips for making DIY Carpet Powder:
5. DIY Hand Soap or Thieves Hand Soap
One of the first things I got rid of in our house were the soaps, skin was my biggest issue and now I understand why! With this switch you have a two options:
Remember, the control is in your hands!
I hope you can see that these 5 recipes are a simple place to start something amazing. These all natural recipes can help you get rid a lot of chemical filled products that you are probably using in your home by switching to a cleaner version product.
I love that these can all be created by using a Premium Starter Kit along with a few other affordable items. I encourage you to do some reading and dig into the facts. Knowing about the toxic ingredients commonly found in store-bought products is very important!
In our homemade items we only use Young Living essential oils for their Seed to Seal promise. We know where all the farms are. We know what they are using in their fields and how they distill their products. We know they are going to put the ingredients up against a rigorous third-party review. We know that they set unparalleled standards in the industry of essential oil production. It is a brand we know and trust. We have been to their fields and seen their facilities. No other organization provides this much transparency (trust me, we have tried to reach out to other companies to receive these disclosures and NONE of them provided details). Ultimately, choose whatever brand you want as long as you understand why we have chosen Young Living.
As always, if you are new to essential oils and do not have any of your own, consider a premium starter kit from Young Living. This is widely regarded as the simplest way to get started with essential oils. When signing up for your first kit, you will have the opportunity to choose one of our leaders. This is an important step as they will provide you with ongoing support for the lifetime of your Young Living journey at no added cost to you! You can do this simply by visiting the our team page and selecting the individual you would like as your direct upline.
Further, by signing up as a member you will also receive tons of additional promotions such as saving 24% off retail pricing on future purchases of Young Living products.
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