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Is Your Laundry Routine Hazardous to YOUR Health

When you think of pollution, you probably think of outdoor pollution, right? You know, the kind that is a by-product of vehicle emissions or industrial manufacturing. The kind that produces a heavy layer of smog in cities that fills the air with toxic fumes and chemicals. When I think of pollution one particular day comes to mind. Back in the 1970’s I went to Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, and remember a smog alert being in effect that day. There was a dirty layer of smog hanging in the air. It hung there all day and into the night which turned the brightly lit nighttime sky orange. I kept thinking to myself how much smog there must be in the air for it to do that. It was not a pretty sight. Fortunately, since then the Federal government, along with state and local communities have put laws and policies in place … Continue reading

Homemade Ginger Ale with a KICK!

One of the best things that you can do is to for your health is to ditch all the sugar laden drinks and sodas, and replace them with healthier options like homemade ginger ale or lemonade. Most of the drinks on the market contain either high-fructose corn syrup, which means your drinking a product made from GMO’s which is a whole other subject in and of itself, or artificial sweeteners. Its getting harder and harder but I try to avoid GMO’s like the plague. In recent years studies have shown that sugar is more addictive as cocaine… yep that’s right, COCAINE. Dr. Mercola, an alternative medicine proponent and osteopathic physician, says it’s “one of the most addictive and harmful substances currently known”. If you’ve ever tried to get off sugar and had a hard time doing so, now you know why! And don’t think for one minute that consuming “diet” … Continue reading

DIY Basic Ointment, Salve or Balm

Are you concerned about all the chemicals in products that you use around the house and looking for a way to replace them with natural alternatives? Would you like to start making your own natural, chemical-free ointments, salves and balms, allowing you to know exactly what’s in them? Then you’ve come to the right place. You’ll be happy to find 4 variations of this recipe which will allow you to make either soft, firm, x-tra firm or hard versions. Depending on the application method you’re looking for you may want one that is more like a lotion, other times you may want one for making your own lip balms. Making up all 4 versions in advance takes the guesswork out of what firmness you’ll get before you add your essential oils. When ready to customize yours with your chosen essential oils simply: choose the firmness you want, scoop out the … Continue reading

Choosing the Best Carrier Oils for Your Skin Type

  When mixing a carrier oil with essential oils meant for topical use, depending on what you’re using it for, you’ll want to give some thought into choosing the best carrier oils for your skin type for best results and absorption. It’s fun to create our own creams and lotions, and doing so is a wonderful way to individualize them for our own skin type and personal use, or to make gifts for others, while avoiding all the harmful chemicals found in manufactured items. Your skin is like a great big sponge and absorbs EVERYTHING that you put on it, or emmerse yourself in. I love making my own products as it allows me to know exactly what’s going onto, and into my body. During the winter, when skin can get dry, making my own body butter makes a huge diffence in my skin and allows me to customize it … Continue reading

Making Healthy Choices- HEALTHY BEVERAGES

In today’s toxic world, if you want to live life to its fullest then you need to be making healthy choices in many areas of your life. Some of the simplest ways to do this is to make sure that you are eating whole foods and drinking healthy beverages, ones that aren’t over-processed, denatured, full of sugar and loaded with toxic-chemicals or pesticides. When you supply your body with what it needs it will respond in positive ways. It really is very simple, it just isn’t necessarily easy. We’re all creatures of habit and most of us find it difficult to break old patterns especially ones that have been ingrained in us for many years, but it can be done. Don’t be too hard on yourself if you have trouble giving up sugar. Did you know that studies show that sugar is just as addictive as cocaine… yep, that’s right! … Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas DIY Hot Holiday Cheer Beverages

Create your own holiday cheer and memories and splurge a little with these two hot holiday beverage favorites for our final and last post in the 12 Days of Christmas DIY series. They too make good holiday gifts. Enjoy a cup of holiday spirit while sipping on some homemade Hot Buttered Rum while putting together toys and wrapping gifts this Christmas Eve. DIY HOT BUTTERED RUM 1 cup butter 2 cups light brown sugar 2 teaspoons Nutmeg Vitality essential oil 2 teaspoons Cinnamon Vitality bark essential oil 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Apple cider- hot 1 shot of good quality rum OR… use 2 tsp rum extract for alcohol-free version Place apple cider in pot and heat on stove. Cream butter and sugar with electric mixer; add essential oils and vanilla extract and mix well. Use 1 heaping Tbsp mixture to 1 shot rum per 8 oz of hot apple cider. … Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas DIY Hand, Body and Facial Scrubs

DIY scrubs are a great natural, safe way to exfoliate your skin and they’re a match made in heaven when combined with pure, genuine, therapeutic-grade essential oils. They’re the feature of day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas DIY series! Quick and easy to make, they’re very inexpensive and versatile too. They’ll leave your skin feeling refreshed, moisturized and oh so soft! Depending on your skin type choose essential oils and/or carrier oils that best suit your needs with this simple DIY recipe. Keep your skin looking its best this winter and consider making up a couple of these for friends and family this holiday season. They make great last minute gifts! Pamper Me Scrub Use this for hand scrubs, facial scrubs or body scrubs… just adjust the quantity accordingly. If you find it too coarse for the face eliminate the brown sugar and replace it with more white … Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas DIY Linen Spray and Air Freshener

Making your own DIY linen spray and air fresheners infused with essential oils is not only inexpensive and versatile but one of the easiest ways to experience them. Day 10 of our 12 Days of Christmas DIY series focuses on making your own sprays, allowing you the ability to rid your home of some of the synthetic, made-made toxic chemicals found in homes and office spaces. Air fresheners, linen sprays and scented candles and the harmful chemicals they contain are responsible for some of the worst indoor chemical air pollution found in homes and office buildings. Pure, genuine essential oils have the power to eliminate, not just cover up odors without adding toxic chemicals. Prepare your own sprays and begin experiencing their soothing and powerful aromatic effects around the house or office. Best of all, there are various ways to use them and they also make inexpensive gifts. Prepare a … Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas DIY Thieves Lollipops & Lozenges

Day 8 of the 12 Days of Christmas is focusing on a DIY version of one of the products in Young Living’s very powerful THIEVES product line… Thieves Hard Lozenges. It is a best seller and a very popular product. This DIY Thieves Lollipops & Lozenges recipe may come in handy if you don’t happen to have any of these on hand. Keep in mind… these make a nice, inexpensive homemade gift too. Thieves Lozenges are powered by Thieves essential oil blend for extra strength and effectiveness and provides lasting results you can feel. Naturally derived ingredients are potent yet gentle on the stomach, and contains no artificial flavors, dyes, or preservatives. Enjoy its refreshing lemon-mint flavor. They’re perfect to carry in your car, purse, or backpack for use on the go. Ingredients 1 cup honey 1 teaspoon coconut oil (or ghee) 10 drops Thieves essential oil blend 5 drops … Continue reading

12 Days of Christmsas DIY Recycle & Reuse Your Empty YLEO Bottles

I’ve been using Young Living’s essential oils for years and have accummulated a lot of empty bottles, so day 7 of the 12 Days of Christmas series is going to focus on showing you how to recyle and reuse your empty YLEO bottles which will give you some more ways of gifting to friends and family too. 1- First you want to begin by removing the labels from all your bottles. Look for the PEEL HERE marking on the label and carefully remove label from bottle. 2- Then remove plastic orifice and plastic ring from bottle neck. 3- Place bottles, and plastic parts in a bowl or pan of hot soapy water. 4- Let soak for 1/2 an hour or more, or overnight if desired. 5- Remove bottles, caps and orifices and discard water. 6- Remove any remaining labels from bottles. For stubborn labels try using a little bit of … Continue reading

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