Greening Our Cleaning: D.I.Y. Fabric Softener

 D.I.Y. NATURAL NON-TOXIC FABRIC SOFTENER RECIPE

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CLOTHES DRYING / ANTI-STATIC / SOFTENING: Start by using silicone or other dryer balls such as those made from pure wool, in an electric or gas clothes dryer, to prevent static electricity. You can place a drop or two of a pure essential oil of your choosing onto or inside of one of these dryer balls for scent and to kill microbes.

“I remember ditching dryer sheets around about 1987, and didn’t use anything at all in the dryer until someone invented the little silicone “hedgehogs” as i like to call them. Now there are 100% wool dryer balls to which you can add a drop or two of your favourite essential oil or blend. The box says they reduce static, reduce drying time by 25%, eliminate wrinkles, are safe for sensitive skin, and soften clothes naturally.”

“This week I added a drop of Young Living’s ‘Purification’ essential oil blend to wool dryer balls and really loved the way the clothes DIDN’T smell when I was putting them away!”

“Some people use a rolled up ball of tinfoil to eliminate static electricity.”

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You can also easily and economically make your own liquid fabric ‘softener’ using the recipe above, that works, and will not harm you body or the environment. It is especially nice to use when washing flannelette sheets!

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Dishwasher Tabs: D.I.Y. with essential oils

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by Diana E. Natalie Johnson
PHOTO CREDITS: Michelle Anderson. RECIPE PROVIDED BY: Michelle Anderson of ‘The Glow Drops’.

So you open the dishwasher to put away the “clean” dishes and are hit with a cloud of synthetic chemical scent – enough to give some people a headache. Your forks taste like cheap perfume, and your drinking glass smells like a dryer sheet. First world problem, yes, but one we would chose to avoid. Especially as we become more diligent in kicking harsh chemicals out of our lives and inviting nature’s remedies, healers and detoxifiers in…

These D.I.Y. dish tabs WORK and are EASY to make, providing a safe, cost-effective alternative to those heavily perfumed and potentially toxic commercial dish tabs or pods

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A shout out to my dear friend Michelle, of The Glow Drops, a vibrant Young Living essential oils group, for providing us with this D.I.Y. and the lovely visuals to go with it.

D.I.Y. DISH TABS Ingredients:

For one batch you will need…

Glass or stainless steel mixing bowl, measuring cup, a half teaspoon measure, an ice cube tray to use as a mould, and a storage container.

1 cup baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)

1/2 cup fine sea salt

1/4 cup citric acid

1/2 to 1 Tablespoon  Thieves™ Household Cleaner (a truly all-aurpose ‘Essential Oil Infused’ concentrate). NOTE: Keep adding Thieves concentrate in 1/2 teaspoon increments until the mixture holds together loosely when squeezed in your hand. SEE PHOTO BELOW…

(Note: Citric acid occurs naturally in citrus fruits. As an isolated compound it is sold as a white crystalline powder, available at your local bulk foods store. Citric acid is used as a food additive/preservative, and as a powerful cleaning agent. A natural chemical, Citric acid is a weak organic tricarboxylic acid having the chemical formula C₆H₈O₇.

METHOD & USAGE:

In a glass or stainless steel mixing bowl, measure and mix all ingredients JUST UNTIL moistened.

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SUCCESS HINT: START WITH THE 1/2 teaspoon of Thieves™ Cleaning Concentrate and only add the additional half teaspoon if needed for the mixture to loosely hold its form.

Press into an ice cube tray. Let sit to dry overnight.

Carefully pop your dish tabs out of the ice cube tray and store in a container.

Use as you would commercial dishwasher tabs – add to machine for any cycle.

USAGE TIP: Your D.I.Y. Dish tabs also make great ‘toilet bombs’. Toss one in the bowl and watch it fizz and bubble! Swish with a cleaning brush and flush! Safe for septic systems and not harmful to municipal water supplies.

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DJ’s Natural Anti-Frizz Hair Spritz

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Tame your hair naturally. Mist a bit of this D.I.Y. Hair Spritz onto damp hair before drying. You’ll be amazed at how shiny and smooth your hair becomes almost immediately, with lasting styling power, and you’ll be enthralled with how heavenly it smells!

The base for this beautifully natural anti-frizz hair spritz is witch hazel and pure distilled water. To this we simply add a wee bit of Himalayan pink salt*, real vanilla extract (made from vanilla beans & alcohol / no propylene glycol), and pure therapeutic grade essential oils known to be excellent for the health of the hair and scalp.

Witch hazel is a distilled oil, sometimes called a topical astringent, derived from the bark and leaves of the North American Hamamelis virginiana shrub. Witch hazel’s medicinal properties reduce irritation (to hair follicles) that may inhibit new growth. It is gentle, cleansing, and moisturizing.

The same properties that make witch hazel beneficial to the skin make it good for the hair and scalp. Using witch hazel on your hair balances out its hydration level freeing it from frizz and giving lots of shine!

INGREDIENTS: For a 4 ounce (or larger) bottle with a spray pump or trigger sprayer…

METHOD: Combine all of the ingredients in a 4 ounce or larger spray bottle (pump sprayer or trigger sprayer). Shake well until the pink salt is dissolved.

USE & APPLICATON: Shake well before each use. Spray on damp hair before blow drying or styling.

*About the Pink Salt: Himalayan Pink Salt naturally contains 80+ minerals and elements. Himalayan salt crystals form naturally within the earth and are made up of 85.62% sodium chloride and 14.38% other trace minerals including: sulphate, magnesium, calcium, potassium, bicarbonate, bromide, borate, strontium, and fluoride (in descending order of quantity).

Because of these minerals Himalayan pink salt can increase hydration, balance pH, and help regulate water content inside and outside of cells.

To order the finest, first distillation, therapeutic grade essential oils produced with utmost purity, shipped directly to your door from world leader in essential oils at 24% discount CLICK HERE

For questions, inquiries, and further information contact Diana E. Natalie at:

essentialoils.start@gmail.com

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D.I.Y. JOY™ Car & Room Spray

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We love to carry a little ‘JOY™’ therapeutic essential oil blend with us wherever we go especially during the month of February!

Ditch the synthetic fragrances and let your body and mind capture the pure plant essences of this beautifully supportive blend ~ aromatherapy for the adrenal glands, and the limbic or ’emotional brain’, this blend is useful during times of stress, anxiousness, grief, or feelings of depression.

The uplifting emotionally balancing oils contained in this sweet, floral-citrus blend include: Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Rosewood, Lemon, Mandarin, Jasmine, Roman Chamomile, Palmarosa, and Rose! All 100.00% genuine, 1st distillation oils from Young Living -World Leader in Essential Oils.

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RECIPE ‘HOW TO’:

  1. Fill a 1 oz. amber glass spray bottle to 1/3 full with Witch Hazel.
  2. Add 10 to 15 drops of Joy™ essential oil blend (from Young Living).
  3. Add 1 drop pure vegetable glycerine (assists blending/mixing of liquids).
  4. Fill bottle the rest of the way with distilled water (or boiled & cooled water).

USES:

  • Mist over heart, ears, neck, wrists to wear as a ‘cologne’.
  • Mist in your workspace, home, or vehicle.
  • Mist on your pillow before bedtime.
  • Mist on sofa cushions, in lingerie drawer, closet, or clothes dryer.
For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use. Not intended for use during pregnancy. Not intended for children under the age of 6 without the advice of a health professional.

To order the finest, first distillation essential oils, including JOY™ essential oil blend, and others mentioned in this article, produced with utmost purity from world leader in essential oils at 24% discount CLICK HERE

For questions, inquiries, and further information on how to obtain the finest Essential Oils produced with utmost purity shipped directly to your door, contact Diana E. Natalie at:

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References: Essential Oils Desk Reference, Sixth Edition. © 2014, Life Science Publishing. Reference Guide for Essential oils. ©2016. Abundant Health, LLC.

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D.I.Y. Pain Relief Roll-On

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With two immediate family members in need of ongoing pain relief, one elderly with osteoporosis pain in the low back and hip area, and another with pain related to incapacitation during medical treatment, we have found essential oil therapy to be tremendously effective in delivering immediate pain relief.

When we aren’t available to assist with application of the oils, namely using the Vita Flex technique or Raindrop™ Technique, we encourage self-application using either a convenient roller-ball bottle with appropriate oils diluted in a carrier oil, or a spray bottle with essential oils diluted in a combination of distilled water and witch hazel.

[See Vita Flex Technique feet application chart below]

Recently we gifted each of these family members with a clean ‘upcycled’ 15 ml amber glass bottle, fitted with an AromaGlide stainless steel roller ball top, and filled with the following, including an amazing oil blend which has recently become available in Canada:

‘Recipe’ for a 15ML GLASS BOTTLE BLEND / fitted w stainless steel ROLLER BALL & LID:

~~~ 30 drops Deep Relief™ essential oil blend from Young Living (World Leader in Essential Oils) which contains the following therapeutic grade 100.00% genuine and properly distilled essential oils:

[Peppermint (anti-inflammatory and analgesic), Lemon (invigorating and warming / muscle soreness), Balsam Fir (traditionally used for relief of overworked tired muscles and joints), Brazilian Copal (Copaiba is extremely high in Beta-caryophyllene, a well documented anti-inflammatory traditionally used for muscle aches and pains, stiffness, and nervous exhaustion), Clove (anti-inflammatory and a topical analgesic), Wintergreen (99% methyl salicylate which gives Wintergreen its cortisone-like properties – may benefit arthritis, rheumatism, tendinitis, and other discomfort related to inflammation of  muscles, joints, and bones),  Helichrysum (a powerful anti-inflammatory), Vetiver (antispasmodic and locally warming), and Palo Santo (historically known to relieve muscle pain and promote healing).  Find out more about Deep Relief™ essential oil blend HERE.]

~~~ finish filling bottle with Ortho Ease® carrier oil (massage oil).

[Ortho Ease® is designed to also provide a relaxing, calming blend of vegetable oils and 100% pure essential oils including wintergreen (excellent topically applied for bones), peppermint (analgesic and anti-inflammatory), juniper (antispasmodic, nerve support), marjoram (traditionally used as an antispasmodic, for muscle spasms, arthritic symptoms, rheumatism, stiff joints, sprains, cramps, and headaches), eucalyptus (analgesic, anti-inflammatory), vetiver (rubefacient – locally warming, antispasmodic, and sedative to nervous system), thyme (a warming general tonic to the nervous and circulatory system), and lemongrass (anti-inflammatory, revitalizing, regenerating and strengthening to connective tissue and vascular walls].

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At first use, and each application therafter, immediate relief was noted. Those who are using this powerfully effective combo of therapeutic essential oils are giving consistently positive feedback with regard to how much it is benefiting their level of comfort and ability to cope.

For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use. Not intended for use during pregnancy. Not intended for children under the age of 6 without the advice of a health professional.

Vita Flex Technique ~ Feet Application Chart:

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To order the finest, first distillation essential oils, including the Deep Relief™ essential oil blend, and others mentioned in this article, produced with utmost purity from world leader in essential oils at 24% discount CLICK HERE

AromaGlide Roller Fitments which fit Young Living essential oil bottles are also available for purchase to all those with a Young Living member account…

For questions, inquiries, and further information on how to obtain the finest Essential Oils produced with utmost purity shipped directly to your door, contact Diana E. Natalie at:

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References: AROMATHERAPY, Essential Oils in Colour, Caddy Classic Profiles, Rosemary Caddy BSc Hons ARCS MISPA, ©1997 Amberwood Publishing, Essential Oils Desk Reference, Sixth Edition. © 2014, Life Science Publishing. Reference Guide for Essential oils. ©2016. Abundant Health, LLC.

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D.I.Y. Deodorant

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Is it important to consider what you put on the skin of your armpits?

If you consider that your skin is your body’s largest absorptive organ, and that we often apply personal care products following a bath or shower when our pores are especially open and ready to receive whatever we give them whether it’s harmful or helpful, then the answer is YES!

Look for a safe natural alternative to the toxic mix of chemicals outlined below, or make your own with our D.I.Y. recipe which includes pure therapeutic grade essential oils / plant life force – safe, and naturally antibacterial for the win!

Conventional deodorants may contain undesirable and even toxic ingredients which are associated with untoward and cumulative damaging effects on the body…

Heavy metals like aluminum, used to prevent sweat from escaping pores, is stored and accumulated in fat cells. Offloading heavy metals from the body is extremely difficult, which is concerning as they are linked to an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease, as well as to breast cancer and prostate cancer.

Other undesirable ingredients you may find in commercial deodorants include Propylene Glycol (the main ingredient found in antifreeze, common in deodorants, implicated in dermatitis, kidney damage and liver abnormalities), Parabens (preservatives derived from toxic petrochemicals), Phthalates / synthetic Fragrance or “parfum” (Phthalates interfere with the body’s proteins, are hormone disruptors classified as xenoestrogens, found in personal care products and plastics, and are linked to disease processes), and Triclosan or tricolcarban (a chemical found in “antibacterial” products like hand sanitizers, now thought to contribute to antibiotic-resistant infection (MSRA), also linked with thyroid function disruption, and liver toxicity. Researchers have found Triclosan impairs muscle function, and is also toxic if inhaled.)

There are a variety of wonderful ‘recipes’ for making your own D.I.Y. Deodorant. A shout out to Lettuce Change for encouraging us to ‘make the change’ to a safe natural deodorant!

We suggest trying two or three different ‘recipes’ you find, including this one, and go with your favourite or what works best for you. Some include corn starch. We have chosen not to use cornstarch in our recipe simply because we were unable to find a non-GMO version. You may also wish to add your own favourite essential oils in lieu of, or in addition to the ones you see here.

D.I.Y. DEODORANT ‘RECIPE’

Melt together in a glass jar or measuring cup in a double boiler (as shown):

~ 1 teaspoon pure Beeswax

~ 1 Tablespoon organic Cocoa Butter

~ 1/3 cup Shea Butter

~ 1/3 cup organic Coconut oil (the kind that is solid at room temp)

Once completely melted pour the liquid ingredients into a glass bowl or large glass measuring cup.

Using an electric hand mixer, carefully blend the following dry ingredients into your melted mixture:

~ 2 Tablespoons Baking Soda

~ 2 1/2 Tablespoons Arrowroot Powder (synonymous with ‘Arrowroot Flour’ – readily available from favourite local bulk foods store)

Blend in the following 100.00% pure therapeutic grade essential oils (we choose Young Living essential oils known for quality & purity from seed grown to oil you receive):

~ 15 drops Tea Tree essential oil (antibacterial / odour preventing / and healing to skin)

~ 5 drops each: Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Ylang Ylang, and Copaiba essential oils. (NOTE: again, you may switch any of these for your own favourites – we chose these specific essential oils not only for their gentle aroma but also for their antimicrobial and skin soothing benefits.)

Recipe fills 2 – 4oz glass jars. 

Place jars in refrigerator for 1/2 hour to “set up” and Label your jars if desired.

Keep on your bathroom counter or dressing table 🌱💦💚

xo Diana E. Natalie

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RECOMMENDED REFERENCE MATERIAL: Vibrational Cleaning: Real-Green clean… Sabina M. DeVita, Ed.D., D.N.M., NNCP, IASP, CPB, DCSJ ©2013. Wellness Institute of Living and Learning.

To order the finest essential oils, including pure genuine first distillation Tea Tree, Geranium, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, and other essential oils seen here, produced with utmost purity from world leader in essential oils at 24% discount CLICK HERE

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Creative Salads & D.I.Y. Dressings

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“A salad simply is too wonderful a moment in the meal to waste on assumptions…make one of an ingredient about which you get excited, or of whatever looks most lively, or of whatever you have around already.”1

Salad plates and bowls are a great way to take action this year, to increase your intake of fresh, whole, raw, organic, natural foods, and infuse a little extra antioxidant and immune boosting power into your daily diet. Humble ingredients, or more daring, a salad need not be lettuce at all if its not in season…and a dressing need never be boring from a bottle!

Whether your salad base is cold roasted beets, sweet potato, asparagus, broccoli, red pepper, or cauliflower – boiled green beans or egg – spinach, kale or romaine – whether it has added lentils, rice, beans, cold pasta – sweet onion or the extra crunch of walnuts, hemp hearts, cashews, chia seeds, or pepitas – a touch of sweetness from berries, citrus, apple, or pomegranate seeds, or saltiness from goat cheese, tuna, or anchovies, most people agree that the salad “dressing” can make or break the final enjoyment of it!

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Many commercial salad dressings, though tantalizing to our taste buds, are actually made with unhealthy fats, sugars, and undesirable additives.

Once you have the basic ingredients on hand, making your own dressing  is quick, easy, healthy, and delicious!

Use the following basic ‘recipes’ as a guide to make your own D.I.Y. versions. Taste and tweak as you go before drizzling them over your salad plate. Soon you’ll be whipping one up each time with your own favourite healthy ingredients.

Since they are not heated, salad dressings, like breakfast smoothies, are a great way to add the antioxidant and immune boosting power found in a drop or two of genuine Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils. We’ve suggested a few to choose from according to taste.

Keep unused vinaigrettes in a glass jar in refrigerator and use them until their gone! They’re also lovely drizzled over steamed veggies, rice, or cooked pasta.

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D.I.Y. BASIC VINAIGRETTE ~ Whisk the following ingredients together in a measuring cup or small bowl, or shake together in a jar with a tight fitting lid:

1/3 cup organic extra virgin Olive oil OR Avocado oil

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard OR your favourite Hummus

1 Tablespoon Wine vinegar (red or white) OR Balsamic vinegar (Note: if using apple Cider vinegar reduce to 1 teaspoon)

1 Tablespoon Lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon Pink salt OR Sea salt

1 Garlic clove smashed and finely minced on top of the salt on cutting board (to soak up its oil)

1 Shallot or slice of Sweet onion finely chopped (optional) – NOTE: adding onion or shallot to the vinaigrette ahead of time lessens their pungency and pulls out their sweetness.

1 drop of a genuine Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil of your choice (according to taste you’re going for and other salad ingredients): Examples ~ Lemon EO, Jade Lemon EO, Lime EO, Orange EO, Grapefruit EO, Citrus Fresh EO Blend, Lemongrass EO, Clove EO, Ginger EO, Basil EO, Coriander EO, Fennel EO, Dill EO, Marjoram EO, Tarragon EO, Thyme EO, Celery Seed EO, Black Pepper EO.

A drop of Clove oil added to your dressing, for example, is lovely with beets. Jade Lemon in a fruit salad. Ginger with green beans and cashews. Basil with spinach and chick peas. Coriander with roasted sweet potato and kale, Thyme or Tarragon with tomatoes and tuna. Black Pepper with eggs and romaine.

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D.I.Y. CREAMY DRESSING

Same as above adding 2 Tablespoons Plain Yogurt or Creme Fraiche

D.I.Y. ORANGE-GINGER SWEET ASIAN DRESSING & GARNISH

Same as above adding 1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil + 1 Tablespoon unpasteurized honey + 1 drop YLTG Ginger EO + 1 drop YLTG Orange (or other citrus) EO.

Garnish: Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds (brown or white) over finished salad. [To toast your own sesame seeds: Spread evenly on non stick cookie sheet. Place in 300 degree F. oven for 10 to 12 minutes (for brown sesame seeds). 5 to 7 minutes for white sesame seeds. You will smell them when they’re ready to come out of the oven and cool.]

D.I.Y. NINGXIA RED DRESSING

Same as above adding 1 teaspoon to 1 Tablespoon Ningxia Red antioxidant juice.

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Bonus Complete Recipe & Instructions:

Here’s our bonus complete recipe and instructions for a Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa Lentil Chicken Salad with Sesame Balsamic Vinaigrette. Try adding a drop of Black Pepper Coriander , or Ginger YLTG Essential Oil to finish this vinaigrette!!!

 

with joy over Creative Salading together with you!

Diana E. Natalie.

1. [Tamar Adler, An Everlasting Meal ~ Cooking With Economy and Grace, 2011. Scribner.]
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D.I.Y. Evergreen Spritz

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Spritz your Christmas tree, a centrepiece, bowl of pine cones, or the bathroom towels with an invigorating, balancing evergreen aroma during the holidays … or any time!

Did you know that Young Living therapeutic grade Pine essential oil is antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiviral, and antiseptic, or that it may help to combat throat, lung, and sinus infection?

Did you know that YLTG Black Spruce essential oil helps one to feel grounded and emotionally balanced?

Did you know that YLTG Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) essential oil is closely related to the biblical Cedars of Lebanon, and that it is also anti-infectious, calming, and purifying?

Fill a 1 oz. glass spray bottle with the following:

🌲 1 Tablespoon liquid carrier oil (we use MCT coconut oil)

🌲 2 teaspoons witch hazel (optional, replace with distilled water)

🌲 5 drops pure vegetable glycerine

🌲 30 drops Young Living therapeutic grade essential oils (your favourite evergreen essential oils) …

Examples:

20 drops Pine + 10 drops Balsam Fir

10 drops Black Spruce + 10 drops Pine + 10 drops Balsam Fir

10 drops Idaho Blue Spruce + 10 drops Pine + 10 drops Cedarwood

🌲 FINISH FILLING with DISTILLED (boiled & cooled) WATER.

Spritz regularly on pine cone centerpieces, Christmas trees, wreathes, bathroom towels, etc.


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References:  Essential Oils Desk Reference, Sixth Edition. © 2014, Life Science Publishing.  Experience The World of Essential Oils Version 2.0, Young Living Essential Oils.

D.J.’s D.I.Y. Sore Throat Spray

 

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Upcycle a 15 ml amber glass Young Living essential oil bottle into a little ‘Throat Spray’ for that nasty tickle or soreness in your throat.

Each of the Young Living genuine Therapeutic Grade essential oils used in the ‘recipe’ below, are ‘GRAS’ or “generally regarded as safe” for human consumption by the FDA in the United States.

Clove and Peppermint ALSO have been approved by Health Canada as Natural Health Products (NHPs) – asserting their effectiveness in relieving symptoms associated with common ailments, as well as restoring, maintaining, and supporting good health.

The oils used are soothing and help numb a sore throat, but more importantly have anti-infectious, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and immune-stimulating properties. Some are also mucolytic helping to dissolve or breakdown and expel excess mucous.

“Most sore throats are caused by viruses and can be successfully treated at home. In actuality sore throats are a common symptom of an acute infection like laryngitis, tonsillitis, and pharyngitis. Strep throat is a bacterial infection of the throat by Group A Streptococcus bacteria and can only be diagnosed by a throat swab. Antibiotics are frequently given for strep throat to prevent a rare health problem associated with strep throat, rheumatic fever. Most sore throats will subside within 10 days”. ~ [School of Nature’s Remedies – Doctor Mom ~ Urgent Care for Everyday Ailments, © 2012 Life Science Publishing].

CAUTION: If sore throat persists past a few days please consult a physician.

USE: The suggested throat spray recipe is for use with adultsNOT for use with very young children or infants. It is helpful for the elderly to have assistance while using a throat spray.

DIRECTIONS:

Using a small stainless steel funnel, or pipette, fill bottle 15 ml (0.5 oz) glass bottle 1/2 way with distilled water (boiled & cooled).

Add 2 drops pure food grade Vegetable Glycerine.

{NOTE: Use ONLY 100.00% pure Young Living Therapeutic Grade  essential oils.}

Add the following essential oils:

3 drops YLTG Oregano EO

3 drops YLTG Lemon EO

2 drops YLTG Peppermint EO

2 drops YLTG Copaiba (Copal) EO

2 drops YLTG Clove EO or YLTG Thieves EO blend

Top up with distilled water to 1/4 inch from top of bottle.

Attach mini spray top. Available HERE or HERE.

Use in conjunction with R.C. (Respiratory Care essential oil blend) or Raven essential oil blend – Diffuse, and/or or dilute in carrier oil and apply to neck and outside of throat area.

Cautions: Not recommended for use with very young children. If sore throat persists consult a physician.

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References:  The Ultimate Antiseptics: 12 Essential Oils That Wipe Out Disease-Causing Bacteria, Dr. Carolyn DeMarco, MD. 2006. Life Science Publishing.  School of Nature’s Remedies – Doctor Mom ~ Urgent Care for Everyday Ailments, © 2012 Life Science Publishing.,  Essential Oils Desk Reference, Sixth Edition. © 2014, Life Science Publishing.  The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness, Nerys Purchon and Lora Cantele. ©2014. Robert Rose Inc., Experience The World of Essential Oils Version 2.0, Young Living Essential Oils.
IMPORTANT: THE INFORMATION WITHIN THIS DOCUMENT WAS OBTAINED FROM REPUTABLE RESOURCES (REFERENCED), LECTURES, AND BIOCHEMISTRY EDUCATION WHICH THE AUTHOR HAS RECEIVED OVER THE PAST TWO DECADES. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PRESCRIBE OR RECOMMEND A PARTICULAR TREATMENT OR PROTOCOL, BUT RATHER, TO EMPOWER THE READER WITH KNOWLEDGE THAT MIGHT HELP THEM TO HELP THEMSELVES TO BETTER HEALTH NATURALLY.

 

Roller Ball Bottles & Essential Oils ~ D.I.Y.

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Some of Young Living’s 100.00% Genuine Therapeutic Grade essential oils may be topically applied “neat” or straight, and many others require dilution in a quality carrier oil prior to application. SEE DILUTION CHART and INSTRUCTIONS BELOW.

If you have a member account with Young Living and have your Premium Starter Kit of essential oils, you will notice a roller ball filament and cap in the bottom tray of your kit to turn one of your bottles into a ‘roller ball bottle’ once there is room to add some carrier oil …

See below: On-line sources for new empty dark glass roller ball bottles with

stainless steel roller balls.

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… Darker glass bottles with a stainless steel roller ball and tightly fitting cap, provide a simple way to transport and have your essential oils ready-to-go; pre-diluted age appropriately, for fast and practical application.

Labelling your bottle is always a good idea when you plan to make more than one! You don’t want to reach for Lavender & Cedarwood at bedtime and accidentally apply Peppermint (unless you have a good book to read for a while!) You don’t need a label maker. If you hand write on paper labels or print them with your computer, they’ll last longer if you cover them with some clear tape.

Roller ball bottles are great when applying dilutions of genuine therapeutic grade essential oils for:
⭐️ Tummy upset & indigestion
⭐️ Muscle soreness & joint pain
⭐️ Headache 🤕
⭐️ Energy & focus
⭐️ Sleep 😴 and calming

🎁 HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN ROLLER BALL BOTTLE:

Fill a 5 ml or 10 ml bottle 2/3 full with your favourite quality carrier oil (such as V-6 Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex from Young Living, or a liquid ‘M.T.C. coconut oil’, or sweet almond oil) and then add a number of drops of your favourite essential oil or oil blend to make an age-appropriate dilution (see DILUTION CHART) for every day or therapeutic use. They are a great way to share your oils and make great gifts!

NOTE: Tiny 2ml bottles are great for sharing therapeutic dilutions of your oils with others for short term use.

CAUTION: Some oils are referred to as the ‘Hot Oils’ (clove, oregano, cinnamon, thyme, and peppermint). Always use MORE carrier oil with the hot oils. SEE THE DILUTION CHARTS FOR SINGLE ESSENTIAL OILS and ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDS in the definitive Essential Oils Desk Reference available from Life Science Publishing, for dilution ratios specific to each oil and blend.

GENERAL DILUTION CHART for various sizes of Roller Ball Bottles:

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With a Young Living member account you can save 24% off of genuine Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils to use in your roller ball bottles. Ounces Of Prevention uses only essential oils from Young Living – the world leader in essential oils, because we want to know what we’re rolling onto and into our bodies! Click HERE for Young Living’s promise of purity from Seed To Seal!

 Click HERE for Young Living Essential Oils. Follow the prompts to set up your account and save 24% on all on-line orders!

Questions & inquiries? Email Diana at:  essentialoils.start@gmail.com

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ON-LINE SOURCES FOR DARK GLASS ROLLER BALL BOTTLES WITH STAINLESS STEEL ROLLER BALLS:
Stoney Lake Wellness
Life Science Publishing
AliExpress

Happy Oiling, Giving & Sharing,

Diana E. Natalie

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IMPORTANT: THE INFORMATION WITHIN THIS DOCUMENT WAS OBTAINED FROM REPUTABLE RESOURCES (REFERENCED), LECTURES, AND BIOCHEMISTRY EDUCATION WHICH THE AUTHOR HAS RECEIVED OVER THE PAST TWO DECADES. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PRESCRIBE OR RECOMMEND A PARTICULAR TREATMENT OR PROTOCOL, BUT RATHER, TO EMPOWER THE READER WITH KNOWLEDGE THAT MIGHT HELP THEM TO HELP THEMSELVES TO BETTER HEALTH NATURALLY.