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Monday, January 25, 2016

Exfoliating Honey Mask




I look so young! I don't think anybody is even gonna recognize me! LOL!! :-) My skin is so soft. It's plump, it's brighter... and I think I'm in love.


I added 1 teaspoon of baking soda to 1 teaspoon of raw organic honey. (affiliate links for all products ahead)

Then, added two drops of Frankincense and four drops of Lemon, mixed it up and spread it on my face. I'd suggest letting it sit on your face for 5 to 15 minutes, to your level of comfortability. 








Frankincense has a long history of loving our SKIN and supporting it to be it's brightest & tightest.


**TIP: If you want an added layer of freshness, try swirling a toothpick into your Young Living Peppermint Oil and then into your honey mask mixture. Peppermint brings oxygen to the skin's surface and is very invigorating.

I actually added a whole drop of peppermint, and while it felt fabulous I DO NOT recommend that for every one. I could see how it would be too much for someone with skin sensitivities and I don't want you to cut your frank & lemon time short! Be the CEO of your own health and of your own skincare, too!! :-)






When it's time to rinse off you will be re-moistening the thick layer of honey and exfoliating with the baking soda at the same time. It was really a lovely treatment and I would recommend this to anybody who would like to see healthier, younger looking skin. 

Gentle, regular exfoliating is important to clear away debris like skin cells that have been shed, mixed with make up, and sebum and yech!! 





Have you seen all of the benefits that honey offers us for our skin? If not, please take a look here: This information was so interesting to me that it really kind of blew my mind...

Just in case you're wondering... This did not taste good. Lol!

A teaspoon each made enough to do my face, decolletage and have a little leftover for my teenaged son's forehead. (which responded well to this treatment) I mixed this together in a fingerbowl, but you could make it in a container that closes. And you can also make more at one time if you'd like. Just stick to equal parts on the honey/baking soda ratio and adjust your oils to your liking accordingly.

I followed up with Young Living's Sandalwood cream, which is just...a dream in a jar!

I learned something about Sandalwood this evening that I'd like to share with all of you. Studies show that sandalwood (also known as Aloes) is the only essential oil that causes cell mitosis to happen (which equates to regenerating--dare I say...healing!!) faster. Amazing, yes? Even weirder is the part about skin cells having the same olfactory receptors as our noses! Fascinating stuff!!


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Friday, January 22, 2016

Kristina's Flower Bomb diffuser recipe and other love & healing inspired recipes...






Something I've found I enjoy a lot is making blends. When I first began using Young Living I went through a time when I wanted to be as girly as possible. I think we all go through this at some point...I felt...ugly. :-/ I'm only human. Sometimes when I feel that way, I will actually eat flowers. LOL. Edible flowers!! I like to put them in a salad and drink a lovely tea and be girly! :-) I suppose I truly believe "You are what you eat."

So eating them wasn't enough - I wanted to fill my room with the scent of flowers. I made what I thought was the most incredibly feminine, heavenly, floral but balanced scent and enjoyed myself for a good blissful 1/2 hour, reading about essential oils in bed before my mister came in to go to sleep. He laid down, we chatted, we said goodnight. And then something happened...and I'll just leave it at that.

Later I shared this blend with my good friend Jetuan. She knows so much about essential oils. I asked her if anything about the blend could possibly be the cause of such 'excitement'. Remember, I'm a new oiler at this point. She took one look at it and said that what I had created...was an aphrodisiac.

So...yeah. :-)  Here it is:

2 Ylang Ylang
1 Geranium
1 Goldenrod
3 lavender
1 Inner Child
Lemon Myrtle

Ylang Ylang has a unique, exotic, floral scent and has been considered an enhancer of sensuality for centuries. I hear that Ylang Ylang is listed as one of the “cornerstone materials” in the famous perfume Chanel No. 5.

Here are more, fun for romance...






The Sweetheart blend, is brought to us by our good friend Barb with The Crafty Side of Mom Off Track. If you're not already, you'll want to follow her. She IS crafty, and she's caring and her blogs are informative & fun. Barb is the epitome of a sweetheart! This combo has been in my diffuser several times this week, and it makes me feel...happy!


A little background on a blend I created, called Anointed Eve. In a moment where I felt like I really could use God's healing to feel like a whole woman, this is the blend that came to my mind. 'Nuff  said? It does feel very healing. Hope you enjoy happy, healing diffusing. :-) 


So, if you're planning on 'flower bombing' your man, please practice safe diffusing. ;-) Check out our blog with holiday diffuser blends for more ideas and really, really good information about diffusing essential oils...

Would you like your own diffuser? Young Living has an incredible offer on a diffuser, plus 11 essential oils & blends in our Premium Starter Kit. To learn more about Young Living Essential Oils, start here.
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100% ORGANIC Couples Massage Oil - 10 things I learned about love &oils

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SO, here we are. :-) Another Valentines's Day is upon us. This one is going to be oilier than in years past, and WOOOHOOO! I learned a thing or ten about making things fun and exciting...between the sheets. (A little fortune cookie humor for ya) 


The first thing I learned is that a regular evening massage has never, ever hurt a marriage. LOL! So if it's not part of your routine, think about adding that in. ;-)

You can store a non toxic DIY massage oil in a glass pump bottle, like one of these (I do not recommend plastic) and decorate it if you want to. (You should DUIT, it's fun) I added flourish stickers and some black bling

The second thing I learned is that sensing things through touch is amplified with any carrier oil no matter which side of the oil you're on. Let that one sink in...hee hee hee!

Third--there are tons of gross things in storebought massage oils and lubricants that aren't safe. Are y'all familiar with parabens? They're linked to cancer and they're IN the stuff you can buy in the store. (Seriously, parabens have been found in breast cancer tumors!)

I am so sorry to say this now, but now would be the time. The fourth thing... We shouldn't put anything ON our bodies that we would not put IN our bodies. Mmhmm. I'm not saying I would, but we should be able to eat it...all. : )

My first experience realizing this was when I applied YL peppermint topically, and a few hours later I burped and could taste it! A light bulb moment for me, because I realized my body is constantly taking in and using what I am putting on my skin - no more denying that. And there aint no parabens in nature! Our bodies just store them. Essential oils, however, are recognized by the body, and the're utilized and also quickly metabolized. They get in, do their job and get out. That's why we love them! And we love them in the bedroom! (Hooray!) Back to the subject...

Another thing I learned is that there are a ton of benefits to using coconut oil in our diets, and therefore it is a great choice to use on our skin. That's five, cuz I didn't even count all the freebies in the last paragraph...

Here's a nice safe dilution for newbies. Old pro's can double or even triple it up. If you want even more heat, add in some black pepper essential oil, which now comes with a dietary 'vitality' label. LOL! Make some salad dressing, make some sex oil. :-) It's all good. Whatever you're comfortable with, cupcake! The fun part is you get to play with different recipes and see what works for you two... 

*If you don't have these oils, try 20 grapefruit or orange vitality with 10 peppermint vitality and see how that works. Maybe even add in a drop or two of Thieves vitality for heat? Tee hee! Or Stress Away, cuz...stress...away!?? That, and vanilla is one of the top scents that men find sexy. JS.



Directions: Massage on inner thighs and run for the hills.
LOL! Oh, I'm having flashbacks of our early oily days... : ) If you want to know how to get your man 'on board' with 'these oils', bring them into the bedroom! He'll be chasing you at night and stalking the UPS truck by day.


That really happened....HahahHAA!

The 6th thing I learned is more like 10,000 things I've learned about essential oils supporting a good healthy body. Hopefully you're on the same journey already and learning lots about that too. For instance, good blood flow contributes to a healthy sex life for him AND for her. If you're not getting an education on what essential oils can do for you, click here to get started learning more.

Soooo, I've had Sensation essential oil blend for a long time and thought it was a lovely addition to my collection of essential oils inspiring romance (Swoon!) before a good friend told me what to REALLY do with it. So, I'll let you in on this little 'secret' too, OK? One drop--applied neat--there. Yes, there! Right on the hoo-ha equals wa-hoo. There, I said it. And that's lucky number 7.

So, a heads up, that's not going to work for everybody. If you're new, dilute that into a tsp. of fractionated coconut oil or more. As with any oil and any application - go slow.


This is what the Reference Guide for Essential Oils has to say about the blend Sensation: Oils in this blend are rosewood, ylang, ylang and jasmine.
  • Rosewood: is soothing to the skin, appeasing to the mind, relaxing to the body and creates a feeling of peace and gentleness.
  • Ylang Ylang: may help balance the male-female energies so one can move closer towards being in spiritual attunement and be able to focus their thoughts, filtering out the ever-present garbage. It brings back feelings of self-love, confidence, joy and peace
  • Jasmine: is very uplifting to the emotions; it may produce a feeling of confidence, energy, euphoria and optimism.

Because the aroma of this blend of oils is so uplifting and arousing, it creates a feeling of excitement and romance, which may help move one to new heights of self-expression and awareness. So yeah...yeehaw, number 8.

The ninth thing I would like to share is this interesting comment on "Laura's Essential Oil Blog", found in my research for this blog, and it made a lot of sense. "This morning I had a moment or two while eating breakfast to read in an aromatherapy book and I found the most amazing thing. It seems that men make a hormone called androsterone which is secreted in their armpits. This hormone which is in a man's body odor, when inhaled by women, regulates her hormones. The author recommended that a woman have sex 3 or 4 times a week and sleep with her head nestled against her husband's armpit in order to regulate her periods, etc."

Man & woman - I would believe that we are chemically dependent on each other! Physical closeness IS a key part of marriage. And a lot of times, physical closeness can be a 'way in' to overcome some kind of emotional distance. God sure created interesting creatures!


And #10? **drumroll** In a word--Goldenrod. **cymbal crash** Let's just say it lives up to it's name. : ) Now I know why it's always out of stock!




If you're not scared, read our post sharing the best Valentine's roller ball recipes 2017.

We're working on 
fun diffuser recipes for inspiring romance...

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

A twist on tea!


You will need a hot cup of tea. Go ahead and get that going...I'll be here. :-)


I had this leftover coconut oil + Jade Lemon EO (from my last romp with lemon cake) and had it set to the side in the kitchen. Tonight, I was waiting for my electric kettle to heat water for tea and I spotted this little dish and thought, "Hmmmm." :-) And...

                     YES!!!    YES!!!    YEEEEEEES!!!

I know coconut oil is very good in coffee--like a creamy, dreamy vacation-good-in-coffee, but I haven't had it in tea until today. I added a little stevia and this is cup number two! :-)

If you know about the benefits of coconut oil already, then WOOHOO! :-) If not, today is your lucky day! I found myself surprised at what I've learned. Check out this article from Coconutoil.com and be amazed. (affiliate links included)



If you think you know the benefits of lemon oil, I bet your mind can still be blown... Do a search of your own on the main chemical constituent of lemon oil, D-limonene and see what you come up with. (SRSLY--DO IT!)
I have an aging father and I recommended this concoction to him for ALL of the benefits...and now I know it's tasty one, too. 


I really don't want to over-link you, but this is important...even if you just skim this article about non-dairy coffee creamer by Dr. Mercola (get it--skim? :-)) you'll pick up valuable information.

Then, take a sip of your coconut oil concotion, so you can increase the chance of retaining the information!



If you'd like to order Young Living Jade Lemon Essential Oil (the only brand you should ingest, 
in my opinion) or just learn more about it, start here.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Ningxia Wolfberry-Almond Bark


I don't know why we haven't thought of this yet, but boy am I glad we did! I didn't search for the perfect 'bark' recipe, but WOW is this good! 


If you're not familiar with the Wolfberry, it's also known as the Goji berry. However, being grown in this particular Ningxia region of China lends something extra special.  Here's the product description from Young Living... 

"The legendary Ningxia wolfberry has long been sought after for its rich nutritional content. With documented use dating back to the Ming Dynasty, it is one of the earliest known “superfruits” utilized in ancient Chinese health practices. Organically cultivated and dried in remote regions of China, the wolfberry’s revered and unparalleled nutritional profile includes polyphenols, polysaccharides, and a distinctive ratio of trace nutrients. Certified USDA organic wolfberries fortify and replenish, making them a perfect healthful snack."



I don't care WHO you are, healthy is sexy--and chocolate is good! :-) We made 2 batches: 


1 1/2 cups Ghiradelli semisweet chocolate chips 
1/4 cup raw almonds
1/4 cup Ningxia Dried Wolfberries




 

1 lb. of dark chocolate
1/2 cup Ningxia Wolfberries
1/2 cup raw almonds








Line a Pyrex dish or cookie sheet with 
wax paper. For extra nonstick protection, 'grease' the pans and wax paper with coconut oil. Gently melt the chocolate in a double boiler (We used a makeshift double boiler but oh-em-gee we want one of these!) stirring constantly until it's nice and smooth. 


 


Keep the temperature as low as possible while you melt the chocolate, and stir it constantly. **At this point you could add in 2 drops of Young Living Orange Essential Oil if you choose. We did try some with the orange oil added in, and if you like fruit & chocolate you'll like that. :-)** 

Once the chocolate is very, very smooth drop in the berries & nuts, stir 
and spread your mixture out evenly. Let the bark harden (put it in the fridge for a quickie shortcut) and break it into pieces. :-)  Be warned--it's yummy.

Couple notes... I felt like the semi-sweet chocolate came out too soft to be 'bark' and made the second batch with this:


I didn't think it was 'barky' enough either, so I did some research.  I admit I was shocked when I realized all there is to know about chocolate and making bark. We are not chocolatiers, but the people who wrote this article are--so if you want to do all that, have at it! :-)

Thankfully, as they hardened more overnight, they're both acceptable as 'bark' in my book.  
Our disclaimer is...refrigerate the finished product if necessary. :-) 

So, we're planning to make this and a few other goodies at a Valentine's make and take soon and wanted to share this. 
This recipe would also be great as individual candy in molds like these... and handed out in something like this...



If you also host make and takes, you might want this never-ending roll of disposable table cloth, too! It's 300 feet of hassle saver for under $15. ;-) 


To buy Ningxia Wolfberries, Young Living Essential Orange Oil or learn more about becoming a member and receiving 24% off your purchases (best Valentine gift EVER) start here: learn about YL or E-mail us anytime.




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**Update: The chocolate candies worked great. We are making flowers for our Valentine's Day make and take - some with milk chocolate, some with dark. YuUuUuMMy!







Sunday, January 10, 2016

Organic Honey Lavender Sugar Scrub

Perfect for your Valentine's Day



Last week we shared another great honey recipe, and with that we learned a few things about honey that were too good not to share. If you haven't had your mind blown by honey yet, click here to read a bit about that.


A HUGE thank you to our sponsor, Tracey Campbell with TLC One Drop At A Time who created this gorgeous graphic and who provides us endless support.

We choose organic as often as possible because consumers speak with their dollars! How often have you wondered, "When will 'they' stop making 'crap'?" I know I've asked myself that a lot over the last decade, and the answer is "When we stop buying it!" 




We usually buy granulated organic white sugar and organic coconut oil at Costco. Raw organic honey and organic shea butter have been easier to find at reasonable prices on Amazon and we've included affiliate links for you as well. Buying organic is important even if you didn't accidentally eat a whole jar of sugar scrub. Not that we know anyone who has ever done that...

Something else that you totally need...a canning funnel.  Mmhmm.



Because you might be like us... make your first sugar scrub and never stop! Lol. (I do find this is the best way to moisturize) Nothing has beaten the sugar scrub for speedy, luxurious, and lasting moisture. And there's a feeling of being ALIVE with the exfoliation, so we just never run out this. 
(And the crowd goes wild...) About a teaspoon per body part is all we need.

If you've never had the pleasure of using Young Living Lavender Essential Oil, you really must. No other company cares for essential oil like Young Living. Lavender is one of, if not THE most adulterated or faked oils out there. In fact, more lavender is sold in France than what is actually produced!

Young Living tests every single batch of essential oil to make sure it contains each of the chemical constituents that make the oil 'work' before it's ever bottled and sold. There's so much to say on quality, and you can read a little more here if you'd like, and this--a MUST READ about our lavender, and we'll close with this thought.

Perfumes and fragrance not only DON'T provide you benefits outside of smelling good, they can also be harmful. Manufacturers don't have to tell us what 'fragrance' is in their ingredients list, even if it's hundreds of things and even if they're harmful. Please don't buy essential oil off a shelf.





Young Living takes their stewardship seriously. Do you take your health and well-being seriously? We do. And it's actually a lot of fun...




You are empowered, you are equipped, you are...
anointed.




Skin benefits of honey


If you're not already aware of the benefits of honey for our skin, check out this excerpt from WebMd or click the link for the full article:

Some people apply honey directly to the skin for wound healing, burns, sunburn, cataracts, and diabetic foot ulcers. Topical use of honey has a long history. In fact, it is considered one of the oldest known wound dressings. Honey was used by the ancient Greek physician Dioscorides in 50 A.D. for sunburn and infected wounds. In manufacturing,  honey is used as a fragrance and a moisturizer in soaps and cosmetics.

Some of the chemicals in honey may kill certain bacteria and fungus. When applied to the skin, honey may serve as a barrier to moisture and keep skin from sticking to dressings. Honey may also provide nutrients and other chemicals that speed wound healing.

And here we're including an excerpt from Livestrong.com by Erica Roth, original article here


Honey, the natural amber-colored sweetener that lends a moistness and rich flavor to cakes and cookies, provides many benefits as a chemical-free skin care product. Honey's benefits for skin care work in a few different ways. The chemical makeup of honey gives the substance properties that can speed healing and prevent infection. The smooth, thick texture also keeps moisture close to the skin, which can help your complexion become supple and glowing.

Moisturizes Skin

Honey can be used as part of a dry skin regimen because its composition is described as a humectant. A humectant is an item or substance that attracts moisture and keeps it locked inside. Using a honey-based facial mask proves beneficial to areas of skin that tend to become dry or itchy because it lends moisture to these areas. People who have oily skin can benefit from honey as well; the sweetener can help your skin retain moisture and elasticity without drying it out, as some conventional facial washes may do.

Protects Against Damage

Honey is a natural antioxidant, which proves beneficial when taken internally, but it also provides protective benefits when used topically on the skin. Antioxidants can protect internal organs from a type of damage called oxidative stress, which can lead to better overall health in some cases. The Skin Care Resource Center reports that current research has determined the effectiveness of honey as a natural form of sunscreen, to protect the skin from sun damage such as premature wrinkling, a condition that in some people can lead to skin cancer.

Promotes Wound Healing

On the medical side of skin care, honey as a wound dressing can help promote healing and prevent infection due to its natural antimicrobial properties. According to the New Zealand Dermatological Society, the chemical makeup of honey, largely sugars, has what is described as "high osmolality." High osmolality when referring to honey means that the sugars interact with water in such a way that microorganisms cannot develop. In addition to the osmolality of honey, when the sweetener comes in contact with wound exudates--fluids that weep from sores or ulcers--hydrogen peroxide is produced. The creation of the hydrogen peroxide can provide antibacterial benefits to ulcerated areas, which speeds healing.






Organic Cinnamon Glaze


I love my peppermint, but I've missed my pumpkin! There was a hankerin', so I baked this pumpkin bread (minimal garbage in it - pretty good for a premade boxed sweet bread) then mixed up the glaze and poured it over while it was still warm. I tasted it then, and it was good, but not nearly as good as after it sat in the refrigerator for a few hours. Then it became... EPIC. 

**cue EPIC music**


In case you missed it, I have to share this helpful hint! To make an organic powdered sugar, just run organic granulated sugar through your food processor. It will just about double, so about 1/2 cup will fluff up to near a cup of powder. In my quest for buying organic, I found this to be very economical. ;-)  

I confess, I have never used the blender or food processor part of my Ninja so I just did this in my smoothie cup. :-)


Glaze: 

1 cup Organic Powdered Sugar
2 - 3 Tbsp. Organic Milk
1-2 drops Young Living Cinnamon Bark Essential oil

Start with less milk, you can always add more. You'll want the consistency as thick as you can get it, because once it's on the warm cake, it will thin out. (that's how you get the awesome 'icing running down the sides' look...which is a good look if you're a cake!)

Be sure to use glass or stainless steel containers when adding Essential oils. And be sure to use Young Living Oils when you're doing ANYTHING, especially if you're going to ingest them!

If you'd like to order Young Living Cinnamon Bark oil or learn more about Young Living, start here. :-) If you'd like to strangle me because it's time to get the holiday weight off, hang tight. Healthy recipes are down the pipeline. ;-)

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Dewdrop Diffuser Hack--Noice!!!




Anyone have members that have hand trouble? Pick up some Command Damage Free Hanging Strips at your local store or click the affiliate link and have them shipped!

**An important point discovered post-video! If the YL logo and the on/off button are aligned properly, there seems to be no trouble with the separation! 😄

So... maybe put a little stick-on jewel on the bottom & top pieces to help people see how to line them up?!? Bling-a-ling...hello?! Hello, sounds fabulous!


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

All-natural Clean Shower Spray



This is the level of cleanliness I get to enjoy in my clear glass shower. All I am doing is spraying it down after I shower--nothing more. It air dries, and my respiratory system is so very grateful. :-)



It's so clean there's a glare...
Once AGAIN, my mentor Tracey Campbell of TLC One Drop At A Time has shared a time-saving, life-changing recipe with us!

Check out the all natural ingredients below:





Isn't that an easy recipe?  It DRAMATICALLY reduces hard water spots in my shower.

And here's a nifty 'idear'...repurposing my Thieves bottles. I bought these black spray triggers through Abundant Health 4 U for a couple dollars each, but you could use any sprayer, really. Once I have my 32 ounces mixed I divide it up and conquer showers all OVER this house.



If you are a germ in my house--be afraid...be very, very afraid.



I KEEL YOU!

Click this link for a little more information on our Thieves Dish Soap used in this recipe. 
These are the things making our lives better and easier, and we want to share with you!

If you'd like to buy Thieves Dish Soap or Young Living Essential Oils start here: Young Living Information

As always, E-mail us anytime!


Thieves Liquid Dish Soap

Because this isn't a high sudsing detergent, it works great in the dishwasher too! Anywhere from just a couple drops to 1/4 teaspoon, so I tested that for myself! I used 1/4 tsp (a couple drops) and it did great! Free from SLS, dyes, SLES, formaldehyde, phosphates and synthetic perfume! A household staple for us! Read more about this plant based liquid dish soap, and some uses you haven't thought of!



One of the pages I visit had a discussion about Thieves dish soap and a super smart gal made this comment: 
"It's funny how we are so pre-disposed to one mindset and one "truth" that we are easy to be skeptical of anything different. When I first started using my Thieves dish wash liquid, I did my usual squirt of the soap in the running water. It made some bubbles but they shortly fell flat. I put some more in and it was, again, flat in no time at all. I admit I was a little concerned because I wasn't getting my visual confirmation of enough soap in the sink to make my dishes clean. I finished washing, rinsing, inspected and smelled and all indications pointed to they were clean but I was still confused. How can soap not be bubbly? Doesn't bubbles mean soap which means clean was the question I was wondering. I sent a message to the Young Living board here on Facebook and was told that the reason it doesn't bubble is that it doesn't have chemicals (which is a good thing). I did a little research on it and what I've found is that the advertising companies have us equating bubbles to clean.

SLS is one of the ingredients that's missing. Sodium Laurel Sulfate is what makes the bubbles and it's not good for us! You'll be surprised how many products that you thought were "safe" (even for children) contain SLS." 


 On that note, if you miss suds add a shot of Thieves Household cleaner while your sink fills for some temporary suds. They don't last long, but they sure do the trick for me! Try it!


--- > Here's an article by Dr. Mercola on SLS and it's safety. If you're unsure WHY SLS is a concern, click the link, scroll down and check it out for yourself!!! You will want to know this...


Suds or no suds...here's more of that eye-opening conversation: "I admit that in the beginning I was still a little skeptical on how effective this stuff was. I was missing that visual of the bubbles. What I've learned is that the bubbles are just a mirage of what is considered clean. When I look at what actually matters in terms of clean dishes (feel clean, smell clean, look clean) they all pass the test. Another big indicator for me is that the dishrag is not getting stanky! Clean and non-stanky rag are what I use to determine how well the soap is - not the bubbles."

Sounds legit! We do have to look at things differently and retrain our brains because this is so important. Even the 'safe' and 'green' brands at the store leave much to be desired. Become a label reader and you'll see. Many still have SLS and MOST have...fragrance. UGH! To me that's enemy number one because of what is allowed to be included and without being disclosed!

Young Living Royal Crown Diamond Adam Green sings the praises of Thieves dish soap: We just finished our first bottle of thieves dish soap! One of these small bottles lasted us two months (we don't have a dish washer so everything is handwashed) costing us just under $7 USD/month (+25% in ER points and shipped right to our door?!)

The formula is highly concentrated and doesn't take a lot, I imagine our second bottle will last us longer now that we know how little is needed. Small price to pay to not be soaking our hands daily in chemicals from traditional store brands, and the convenience of it is a big plus for us as well. Plus, we are able to tell others about our great dish soap and earn an income through referring others to YL, making our soap free, and even getting paid to use the soap!

How great is that, guys? Last time I checked Palmolive didn't offer a referral program...


Another green cleaning idea for Thieves dish liquid is right here: Check out our AWESOME daily shower spray that has been a lifesaver in more ways than one. Non toxic, EASY and SO inexpensive! 

And one more--making an effective and safe scrub is a cinch with a few drops of Thieves dish liquid and our TWO ingredient multi purpose power powder! < ---- check that out!


Click here for a DIY dishwasher powder. 

On a serious note, as I learned all these tips and tricks for natural cleaning I began to understand that over the last few decades, passing down these simple cleaning ideas is something I missed out on, and I felt like big businesses pulled the wool over our eyes. They're putting toxic chemicals in their products we don't need to clean, and we don't need 20 different cleaners. Reduce, reuse, and make sure what you rinse down the drain is good stuff. It all ends up in our food supply and ultimately in our bodies. We can do better! (And for less money!)



My favorite part is how powerful I feel as a consumer. I'm not contributing to big conglomerate companies that don't care if early puberty is an epidemic or if their product has chemicals known to cause cancer. And I love not clipping the damn coupons anymore! LOL. SIMPLE!




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