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DIY with Castile Soap

DIY with Castile Soap

Castile soap is one of my favorite DIY ingredients! It's easy to work with and versatile! Below are a few really great ways to start using castile soap in your home!  Foaming Hand Soap Here’s what you ‘ll need: Foaming pump dispenser {16 ounces} 3 tablespoons Castile Soap 1/2  teaspoon  (0.5%) Optiphen + (a preservative) 10 ounces water 30 – 40 drops essential oil or blend Here’s what you’ll do: Add the water to the foaming pump dispenser Add Castile Soap Add  Optiphen + Add essential oil Replace cap, shake well Multi-Purpose Spray What you’ll need: 5 ounces water 3 ounces white vinegar...

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OIL DIY - Clean Smarter, Not Harder: Shower Cleaner

OIL DIY - Clean Smarter, Not Harder: Shower Cleaner

No one likes cleaning the bathroom...AmIRight?!? Soap scum, hard water stains, is that crayon? You have enough to worry about so cleaning the bathroom should be a breeze! Work smarter, not harder. Toss the nasty chemicals and opt for this less harsh tub and shower cleaner! You can use this as an every day after shower spray and if want a little extra scrubbing power, add some baking soda for grit. You can even put the mix into one of those dish scrubbers, you know the one that has a bottle as a handle. You can use whatever essential oil...

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Essential Oil and Pets: Is That Oil Safe?

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Essential Oil and Pets: Is That Oil Safe?

As aromatherapy becomes more mainstream and more people are looking for chemical free options, we see an increase in use with pets. In this post I am going to provide you with some guidelines on using essential oils with your furry loved ones! If you use an oil and feel an uncomfortable sensation, you can tell someone. Unfortunately, our beloved pets have no voice. I know you don't want to deliberately hurt your pet, but there is a lot of bad information out there and it's hard to sort through it all. So, let's set the pet record straight, shall we?Not...

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I'm not saying you CAN'T ingest essential oils. I'm saying DON'T ingest essential oils.

I'm not saying you CAN'T ingest essential oils. I'm saying DON'T ingest essential oils.

Essential oils are concentrated plant based medicine! Let's start with the notion that an essential oil is more than something that just smells nice. Essential oils are, for all intents and purposes, a "drug". A drug being any substance (other than food that provides nutritional support), that when inhaled, injected, smoked, consumed, absorbed via a patch on the skin or dissolved under the tongue causes a physiological change in the body. Each oil is comprised of a number of naturally occurring chemical constituents. What am I talking about? Let's look at regular old lavender essential oil. Lavender essential oil is...

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Essential Oils Emotional Reference Chart

Essential Oils Emotional Reference Chart

As a follow up to yesterday's posts on using essential oils for emotional support and to cleanse your chakras, I wanted to share a easy peasy reference chart with you! Whether you want calmness, clarity or balance, essential oils can help you achieve the desired mental state in a safe and natural way. You can use these oils to:  Reduce stress levels Help your kids prepare for a test Be more alert at work Concentrate on an important task Get restful sleep Beat depression and anxiety Maintain a positive frame of mind  ….and a lot more. Here’s an easy reference...

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