DIY – GEL FRESHENER
Just go over here to the see how the ESSENTIAL OILS QUEEN does it
DIY – THIEVES WIPES
Here is a video of my home made Thieves Wipes, to watch it click here.
DIY NATURAL LAUNDRY using SOAP NUTS
I love doing laundry in a natural way so that my family does not have to sleep and breath wrapped in a cocoon of chemicals. Out clothes, towels, sheets all have toxic chemicals in them if you are using commercial store purchased laundry soap and dryer sheets. Imagine 24/7 you have a sheet of chemicals next to your body. And did you know the skin is the largest organ of the body?? Protect it by doing your laundry with a safe chemical free alternative. Here is one of the ways I do laundry naturally with soap nuts. Watch this video to see how to use them.
This is a soap nut tree with green soap nuts
They start to get dry on the tree like this
When they are dry they look like this
When they arrive they are usually in bags like this and this is where I purchased mine, click here for soap nuts.
They last quite a while, I bought a 3 lb bag last summer and have only used about 1/3 of it. 6-8 of the nuts can last for a few washings. Of course I add a few drops of essential oils by Young Living to each linen bag before I throw it into the wash. If you have questions or want to know more about essential oils click here.
DIY Natural Shampoo
This non toxic all natural 4 ingredients shampoo is great! My hair is so soft and shiny after using it for over 3 months.
4 oz. distilled Water
4 oz. Aloe Vera Gel (I get mine here)
2 oz. Dr. Bronner’s Baby Mild Unscented Castille Soap (I get mine here)
5 drops each of Rosemary, Lavender and Cedarwood essential oils(I get mine here) if you have flaky dry scalp, add 5 drops Tea Tree oil, for a moisturizing fuller body shampoo add a tablespoon of avocado oil to the aloe gel and shake to mix BEFORE ADDING REMAINING ingredients. You may need to shake gently before each use if oil separates. Watch this video for instructions on how to mix and make your own natural shampoo.
DIY Hair Serum
15 drops Rosemary essential oil(I get mine here)
15 drops Lavender essential oil(I get mine here)
15 drops Cedarwood essential oil(I get mine here)
Combine all the oils in a 15 mil dark colored glass bottle. Apply 3-5 drops daily massaging into the scalp and across the hair.
***NOTE – I do this at night because the benefits of Lavender and Cedarwood are very relaxing and helpful in promoting a restful nights sleep.
FACIAL MOISTURIZING CREAM
Whip together the following ingredients with a standard hand mixer until light and fluffy:
1/4 C. Organic unrefined coconut oil(I get mine here)
1 Tbs. Avocado Oil (I get mine here)
1 Drop Frankincense essential oil(I get mine here)
5 Drops Lavender essential oil(I get mine here)
After the mix is light and fluffy place in a container with lid. This is a base for a lot of creams I make. I just change the essential oils depending on what I am trying to achieve. I only use Young Living essential oils. This makes a great gift!
I try to find small cut glass containers at thrift stores and garage sales, but they are hard to find. Baby food jars work nicely if you can find them. Otherwise you can purchase plastic ones here.
Young Livings brand new blend revealed at convention called Light the Fire. If you need to light your fire or know someone who does try this on the wrists, or diffuse it in the air for a nice aromatherapy lift. It is an exotic blend of Northern Lights Black spruce from out farm in Fort Nelson Canada, Mastrante and Ocotea from the Guayaquil farm in Ecuador, Hinoki and Jade Lemon from out partner farm in Taiwan, also Nutmeg, Cassia Canadian Fleabain, and Black Pepper. Later this week I will feature a men’s DIY after shave using this oil, look for it! It has a nice spicey, but earthy smell. If you would like to know how to become a member and get Young Living Essential oils, please click here.