• “There is treasure to be desired and oil in the house of the wise.” – Proverbs 21:20

12 Days of Christmas DIY Water Crystal Gel Diffusers

Making DIY Water Crystal Gel Diffusers is the focus of day 6 of our 12 Days of Christmas DIY Recipes. Another oh so easy recipe and a great gift idea that you can make look very elegant, or sweet and simple… it’s totally up to you and once again can be very inexpensive to do! Once I started using Young Living’s essential oils I learned about the importance of removing as many chemicals as possible from our environment because of all the detrimental effects they have on our body, and that they react negatively with essential oils. It’s been an on-going process but I’m making slow, steady progress. Last year I got rid of all the plastic storage containers for storing leftovers and went to glass. You can learn more about that here. I no longer use chemical laden fragrant candles either. I now diffuse essential oils by either using … Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas DIY Thieves Hand Purifier

This is day five of the 12 Days of Christmas DIY Recipes series, showing you how to use your essential oils and make your own essential oil infused gifts. Today’s project is a DIY version of Thieves® Waterless Hand Purifier. Thieves essential oil has been combined with a unique blend of all natural ingredients to create a safe and effective waterless hand purifier. Thieves® Waterless Hand Purifier utilizes powerful essential oils to clean and purify hands. Moisturizing emollients, Aloe Vera and vegetable glycerin, enrich our formula and add their hydrating benefits. It provides me all the cleaning power and protection I need. I always carry a bottle of it with me in my purse. I use it every it time I go shopping to apply to my hands and the shopping cart handles at the grocery store. Surprisingly their small 2 oz containers lasts a long time and it only … Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas DIY Body Lotion Bars

This is day three of the 12 Days of Christmas DIY Recipes series, showing you how to use your essential oils and make your own essential oil infused gifts. Today’s project focuses on showing you how to make beautiful, luxurious body lotion bars. I’ve tried making homemade lotions before but have to say, I prefer body lotion bars over lotions. I’m hooked on them! Unlike lotions, lotion bars don’t require the addition of any emulsifying ingredients like homemade lotions do, which can be tricky. Lotion bars are solid at room temp, but when rubbed on your skin the heat from your body melts it leaving a thin layer of moisturizing ingredients clinging to your skin. Making homemade toiletry items gives me the ability to determine what goes into them and allows me to fine tune the final product to meet my needs at the time. It allows me to avoid … Continue reading

Dirty Little Secrets of the Fragrance Industry

The fragrance industry doesn’t want you to know about their dirty little secrets… that your favorite perfume or cologne is more than likely a complex concoction of natural essences and synthetic chemicals. They take chemicals from their stockpile of 3,100 chemical ingredients, often made from petrochemicals to produce some of the best smelling, allergy-inducing, hormone disrupting, headache causing fragrances in the world. What they don’t tell you about is that many of these chemicals present potential health risks and build up in people’s bodies and pollute it. Since our skin is our largest organ much more attention needs to be paid to what we are putting on our skin. What you put on your skin gets absorbed into the body very quickly, not to mention that you are also inhaling these chemicals when you either apply them to the skin, or spray your favorite perfume, hair spray, air freshener, etc. … Continue reading

LIVING CHEMICAL FREE Teeth Brushing Routine

Living a chemical-free lifestyle should include using toothpaste and mouthwash that is safe and chemical free which is why you should make our THIEVES™ toothpaste, mouthwash and/or Thieves essential oil blend part of your teeth brushing routine. I say this for good reason! You may not be aware of this but did you know that most toothpastes on the market contain toxic chemicals? Yep, that’s right. Have you ever read the ingredients and warnings on the typical toothpaste products found at your grocery or drug store? Don’t believe me? Go grab your tube of toothpaste or better yet, the next time you’re at your grocery store take a look at the various varieties of toothpastes and mouthwashes… look for the ingredient listing, then check the box or bottle to see if there is a warning on it. Look closely… many contain poison warnings and tell you not to ingest? Many … Continue reading

MAKING HEALTHY CHOICES… The Path Towards Health!

The path towards health includes eating real food along with getting plenty of exercise and are probably the two most important things that we can do for our physical and mental health. Sadly, for a lot people that’s not the norm. With our busy lifestyles its easy to let both of these slip towards the back of the priority list isn’t it? I know I struggle with it and bet most of you do too. For those wanting to begin making better, healthier choices for themselves and their family begin first by taking steps to educate yourself on the benefits of eating REAL food and getting plenty of exercise, along with learning about the dangers and risks involved of not doing so. It may be just the motivation you need to make any necessary changes needed. Eating highly processed foods which may contain harmful additives and chemicals, growth promoters and/or … Continue reading

Making Healthy Choices- DIY Electric Dishwasher Detergent

Yesterday I was inspired by my friend Leah, a fellow oiler and Heaven Scent Team Member, and after hearing of her success with her homemade DIY electric dishwasher powder I decided it was finally time for me make the switch from store bought dishwasher detergent to my own homemade version. I knew that I was almost out of Cascade so the timing was perfect. She informed me that she makes her own dishwasher detergent and said regarding Cascade… “I can’t tolerate it at all! When I went to use it at my mom’s it made me seriously nauseous. I stopped using it a couple of years ago and was using the melaleuca dishwasher liquid but it is very pricey!!” I told her that one would think that any residue would be rinsed away during the rinse cycle. She replied… “Nooooo…. the heat drying usually bakes it into the dish. Put … Continue reading

Winter BEAUTY Regime for Dry Skin

  Winter weather can bring along with it dry, itchy, flaky skin due to harsh soaps, dry indoor air, low humidity, winter wind and cold-weather! Fortunately though, there are safe, natural everyday products found in many homes that one can use to help hydrate and soothe dry skin without using the commercial, chemical laden lotions and oils on the market. Soothing the itch and re-hydrating your skin by treating it with a winter beauty regime, once-a-week, is a lot easier and cheaper than you might think. During the winter I try to exfoliate and moisturize by using a homemade DIY oil based body scrub made up of organic extra virgin olive oil, epsom salts, plain white sugar and essential oils. I encourage you to give it a try, and I’m pretty confident that once you’ve tried this you too will develop this once a week routine during the long winter … Continue reading

Making Healthy Choices- Living Chemical Free

Lets be honest… living totally chemical free in this present day and age is next to impossible! That being said there are simple steps that we can take to greatly reduce our exposure to them and at the top of my list is getting rid of plastics. You see many of the everyday common plastics that we are using contain a potentially dangerous chemical called bisphenol-A (BPA). So you probably find yourself wondering “What in the world IS BPA and why is it so dangerous?” It’s a controversial plastic additive widely used in plastic packaging and the lining of drinks cans. It’s been shown to be a hormone disruptor and many have concerns about its potentially adverse human health effects caused by exposure to this synthetic estrogen. It has been linked to numerous issues, such as reproductive, immunity, neurological problems, and metabolic disease, along with others like cardiovascular disease, childhood … Continue reading

Healthy Immune Systems

As we move into the fall and winter seasons it’s more important than ever to make sure that we are maintaining and supporting strong, healthy immune systems. A strong immune system is our best protection against germs and makes it harder for them to gain a foothold. In today’s environment it’s more important than ever to have a healthy immune system, and just good common sense! There are a few things I feel that are indispensable as we move into the fall and winter seasons…. I refer to them as “winter wellness must’s… as in “MUST HAVES!” or in some cases “MUST DO’s!” Some are common knowledge like being sure to cover our mouth when we sneeze or cough, and simply washing our hands with plain old soap and water more frequently while also avoiding touching our mouth, nose and eyes with our hands, as that is an easy way … Continue reading

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