Grammie Di’s Owie Salve D.I.Y.

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It’s Back-To-School week and we’re thinking about all the wonderful ways genuine essential oils come to the rescue for everything from immune support to the inevitable scrapes, cuts, bumps & bruises!

Older children may carry Grammie Di’s Owie Salve to school in their back-pack as their “recess boo-boo” go-to.

This Do-It-Yourself ‘recipe’ makes about 3 oz. total – and the consistency of the “balm” or “salve” is suitable for small P.E.T. plastic or glass jars, salve tins, lip balm tubes, or “squeeze tubes”.

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 Tablespoon beeswax

2 Tablespoons organic unrefined raw Shea Butter

1/2 teaspoon pure vitamin E oil

1/4 teaspoon pure jojoba oil (optional)

2 drops pure vegetable glycerine (optional)

10 drops each genuine, therapeutic Young Living Tea Tree essential oil, Young Living Lavender essential oil, and Young Living Frankincense essential oil.

2 drops Young Living Patchouli essential oil (optional)

 

HOW-TO:

  • Gather & measure ingredients
  • Melt beeswax, Shea butter, and Coconut oil in a dry glass jar or mason jar sitting in the top of a double boiler in a couple inches of water – OR melt them in a dry glass measuring cup sitting in a saucepan with an inch of simmering water.
  • Stir with a stainless steel spoon or glass stir stick, until the beeswax is completely melted. Remove the glass jar or measuring cup from the heat.
  • Stir in the vitamin E oil, optional jojoba oil & vegetable glycerine, and stir in the genuine Young Living essential oils.
  • If the mixture begins to set up before you’ve finished adding all the ingredients, place it back into the hot water temporarily to gently melt it again.
  • Once the essential oils are stirred in, carefully pour the liquid into your containers of choice.
  • Allow to cool completely before labeling. Use permanent marker to write on labels.
  • To use: Teach your child to apply a tiny amount of the ointment to a scrape, bruise, bump, or irritated skin skin and put the lid back on tightly.
  • Keeps well for the entire school year!

NOTE: Real genuine Young Living Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil & Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) essential oil are INCLUDED in your PREMIUM STARTER KIT OF ESSENTIAL OILS + ULTRASONIC DIFFUSER from Young Living Essential Oils. CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED with your wholesale member account & SAVE!!!

xo Diana E. Natalie

IMPORTANT: THE INFORMATION WITHIN THIS DOCUMENT WAS SOURCED FROM REPUTABLE RESOURCES. 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 WELLNESS NATURALLY.

To order the finest genuine essential oils of the utmost sourcing, science, and standards, from Young Living Essential Oils – world leader in essential oils – at 24% discount, all the time, CLICK HERE!

 

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Stars Of Summer LUMINARIES

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Make these ‘Stars Of Summer’ luminaries with the Young Living Essential Oils found in your Premium Starter Kit, to complement your safe DIY ‘Outdoor Spray’…
It’s easy with your Young Living essential oils at your fingertips! (see below)
Safe, effective, 100% genuine therapeutic plant power – these are the oils we choose to work with because of the Seed To Seal promise of purity & effectiveness.
TIP: If you have an outdoor fountain you can add these same pure essential oils to the water in your fountain! We also find doing this keeps algae growth at bay.

What’ You’ll Need:

  • Mason Jar
  • Your Young Living Premium Starter Kit (Click Here to Order)
  • 7 Drops Young Living Purification® blend
  • 5 Drops Young Living Lavender
  • 5 Drops Thieves® blend
  • 5 Drops Young Living Lemon
  • Lemon or Lime slices
  • Rosemary Sprigs, or sprigs of Thyme or Peppermint
  • Bees Wax tea lights
  • Water
  • Optional single EO additions or substitutions: Young Living Tea Tree, Citronella, or Rosemary essential oil.

HOW TO:

Slice lemon or  lime and gather sprigs of herbs. Place citrus slices & herbs in the glass jar. Fill to 3/4 with water, add drops of Young Living essential oils, fill with water to rim and set bees was tea light candle on top of water. Change water, oils, citrus slices & herbs every few days to keep your luminary fresh & potent. (Pure essential oils are volatile and evaporate leaping into the air where they go to work for you! …but eventually need to be replenished once they have dissipated.)

HOW TO ORDER YOUR YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS:

To order these pure genuine first distillation essential oils produced by world leader  – Young Living Essential Oils – with Seed to Seal promise of purity – at 24% discount CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE for the BEST VALUE with a PREMIUM STARTER KIT of purest ‘every day essential oils’ which includes a beautiful high-end diffuser.

Questions & Inquiries? Ask DIANA – essentialoils.start@gmail.com

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.

Peppermint Cooling Mist ‘Air Conditioner In A Bottle’

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This easy & VERY EFFECTIVE Do-It-Yourself cooling mist may be made with two simple ingredients: Pure water & genuine Young Living Peppermint essential oil (which contains one ingredient only: Peppermint essential oil).

Peppermint is high in phenolic compounds including menthol (over 50% in a genuine highest quality essential oil), both cooling & invigorating to the skin and the body. Historically, for centuries Peppermint has been used to soothe, freshen, and relieve.

Young Living Peppermint essential oil is approved as a Natural Health Product (NHP) in Canada for use diffused or diluted in carrier oil and applied topically:

  • to help relieve joint or muscle pain associated with sprains, strains & rheumatoid arthritis
  • or inhaled can act as a nervine and calmative which enhances relaxation
  • or inhaled to reduce the symptoms of cold & cough
  • when experiencing digestive discomfort can act as a carminative and antispasmodic

D.I.Y. Instructions:

– Fill a 2 ounce spray bottle half-way with distilled or purified water

– Add 10 drops genuine pure Young Living Peppermint essential oil

– Top up with distilled or purified water

NOTE:  Distilled water is water that has been boiled and cooled.

(Optional: Adding a few grains of grey sea salt or Himalayan pink salt OR a drop of pure vegetable glycerine may help the pure essential oil to disperse well in the water but are not necessary ingredients. You can give the bottle a gentle shake before each use.)

Application:

Mist onto the back of the neck, temples, arms, wrists, or feet. / Cooling to the skin, and useful with sunburn, bug bites, during ‘hot flashes’, headache, and fever (mist on the back of the neck and the spine) to assist in comfort and lowering body temperature).

 

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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This D.I.Y. recipe includes only 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oil from pioneer & world leader in genuine essential oils – Young Living Essential Oils:  To order the finest essential oil of the utmost sourcing, science, and standards, at 24% discount, all the time, CLICK HERE!

References: Essential Oils – Reference Guide For Essential Oils, © 2016, Abundant Health, LLC., Essential Oils Desk Reference, Seventh Edition. © 2016, Life Science Publishing, Young Living Essential Oils http://www.youngliving.com/en_CA.

 

D.I.Y. Muscle Mist with Essential Oils

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We’ve been making up this ‘muscle mist’ spray for Mum, 83 years young, for a couple of years now, to help provide her with joint, muscle, and rheumatic pain relief. Easier to apply and faster coverage than a roller bottle with carrier oil + essential oils.

In our experience this synergy works quickly and works well!  You need to know how you can make this for soothing your own sore muscles, whether for post-work-out, or to help relieve chronic discomfort.

The D.I.Y. muscle mist is infused with one of our favourite Young Living Essential Oil blends, Aroma Siez™, containing pure basil, lavender, cypress, marjoram, and peppermint essential oil. Aroma Siez™  essential oil blend also provides calming, relaxing and anti-anxiety aromatherapy benefits.

NOTE: This D.I.Y. muscle mist is for adult use only.

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D.I.Y. MUSCLE MIST ~ INGREDIENTS & HOW-TO:

Place all ingr.’s in 4 ounce glass bottle with trigger sprayer & gently shake before each application. Mist on and massage into area where applied. Avoid eyes. Suitable for adult use:

2 ounces Thayer’s certified organic Witch Hazel + Aloe Vera

2 drops vegetable glycerine

45 drops Aroma Siez essential oil blend

5 drops Wintergreen essential oil + 5 drops Helichrysum essential oil, OR 10 drops PanAway® essential oil blend (contains both Wintergreen and Helichrysum essential oil).

1 teaspoon or 2 pumps of V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex (carrier oil blend), or liquid coconut M.C.T. oil. To really ‘pump it up’ use the Ortho Ease Massage Oil, which contains additional wintergreen, peppermint, marjoram, and juniper.

NOTE: PanAway® essential oil blend is included in Young Living’s Premium Starter Kit of pure therapeutic grade essential oils.

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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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This D.I.Y. recipe includes only 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils from pioneer & world leader in genuine essential oils – Young Living Essential Oils:  To order the finest essential oil of the utmost sourcing, science, and standards, at 24% discount, all the time, CLICK HERE!

References: Essential Oils – Reference Guide For Essential Oils, © 2016, Abundant Health, LLC., Essential Oils Desk Reference, Seventh Edition. © 2016, Life Science Publishing, Young Living Essential Oils http://www.youngliving.com/en_CA.

After-Sun Spray with Essential Oils

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After a long Canadian winter with little to no direct sun exposure, many of us find ourselves suddenly outdoors, gardening, doing yard work, camping, hiking, boating…and can easily be caught off guard when it comes to sun protection.

I was gardening wearing short sleeves on the long weekend in May and ended up with what’s commonly known as a “sun rash”, possibly what’s called Polymorphous light eruption (PMLE) – which is basically an allergic reaction in photosensitive skin to sunlight in early spring and summer. Evidently, PMLE on sun-exposed skin, is the second most common sun-related skin problem next to sun burn.

To protect our skin against “sun rash” we could certainly make good use of a natural mineral sunscreen lotion with a broad spectrum SPF of 10 or higher…

…If we get caught without protection and end up with the bumpy post-sun exposure “rash” like I did we can make this simple D.I.Y. essential oil-infused after-sun spray to soothe & restore compromised skin. This spray can be made simply using two of the oils from your Young Living Essential Oils Premium Starter Kit (Lavender, and Frankincense)…

I noticed marked IMPROVEMENT overnight once this soothing after-sun spray was applied to the affected areas of my skin (arms, face, neck, and knees). I continued to apply it the following day and by evening my skin looked healthy again.

SOOTHING AFTER-SUN SPRAY – in a 2 ounce spray bottle:

• 1/2 ounce organic unscented Witch Hazel

• 1 ounce organic aloe vera juice

• 15 drops genuine Young Living Lavender essential oil

• 5 drops each genuine Young Living Myrrh, Frankincense, and Tea Tree essential oil

(• optional when available: 5 drops each Australian Blue Cypress, and/or Roman Chamomile, and/or Helichrysum essential oil. Note to Canadian YL Members: the Young Living blend of skin-loving oils called ‘Highest Potential‘ contains Blue Cypress essential oil, so we used this blend instead of Australian Blue Cypress).

• 2 pumps (1 tsp) V-6 Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex and/or 1/2 teaspoon pure Vitamin E oil 

• 2 drops pure vegetable glycerine 

• (optional if you have it: 1/2 teaspoon MSM Powder – organic sulfur works as an anti inflammatory and has a skin repairing effect)

• top up with pure distilled water

Attach spray top tightly to bottle and gently rock back and forth to combine all ingredients. Mist regularly (morning, noon, evening) onto affected skin.

I noticed MARKED improvement OVERNIGHT once this soothing after-sun spray was applied to the affected areas of my skin (arms, face, neck, and knees). I continued applying it the following day and by evening my skin had returned to ‘normal’.

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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This recipe uses therapeutic Lavender, Frankincense, and other essential oils from world leader in genuine essential oils; Young Living Essential Oils: To order the finest essential oil of the utmost sourcing, science, and standards, at 24% discount, all the time, CLICK HERE!

References: Essential Oils – Reference Guide For Essential Oils, © 2016, Abundant Health, LLC., Essential Oils Desk Reference, Seventh Edition. © 2016, Life Science Publishing, Young Living Essential Oils http://www.youngliving.com/en_CA.

 

D.I.Y. Baby ‘Bum Dust’

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You may have heard about the record setting 2017 verdict in the Johnson & Johnson lawsuit case over the talc used in their baby powder, which has been backed by scientific study to be a possible carcinogen, specifically in terms of increasing risk of ovarian cancer…

…The International Agency for Research on Cancer (part of the World Health Organization) classifies the genital use of talc-based body powder as “possibly carcinogenic to humans”. The US Center for Disease Control, however, doesn’t list it as an ovarian cancer risk, and the American Cancer Society say “they don’t know yet”.

And so, we find that some talc-based powders carry a warning label stating the possible risk of ovarian cancer after frequent application in the female genital area – yet several others, including J & J’s products, do not.

If you’d rather make your own safe, natural alternative, here’s our favourite ‘recipe’:

DoIt-Yourself ‘BABY BUM DUST’

You can make a couple of versions of this…one for basic daily use to keep your baby’s bottom dry and free of chafing or skin irritation. The other is for sore bottoms, and we’ll show you both.

The ‘Basic Bum Dust’ is super easy and makes a great alternative to the talc-based baby powders you buy in stores.

You simply combine 3 simple ingredients and store it in a shaker bottle…like the stainless steel “confectioners sugar / icing sugar” shakers with the fine mesh tops – OR you can use a larger salt shaker of some sort.

The Basic Bum Dust ‘recipe’ is super easy:

  • 1 Cup Cornstarch (you can find Organic Non-GMO Cornstarch – one brand is Edward & Son’s – costs about $3.00 CAD/box)
  • 1 Cup Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate) Sodium bicarbonate or ‘good ‘ol baking soda, is really alkalinizing, making it beneficial for rashes and yeast infections. It also helps naturally exfoliate dead skin cells and helps relieve any skin soreness.
  • 15 drops genuine therapeutic grade Lavender essential oil (We’re talking about true Lavandula angustifolia) or ‘French Lavender’ which we choose to buy from Young Living Essential Oils, as they’re the modern-day pioneers of this & other safe oils that we know are properly grown, harvested, distilled, and bottled to have all the properties in tact we’re looking for.

Sore Bottom Bum Dust: this one is basically the same except it switches out the cup of baking soda for a couple of Tablespoons of Bentonite clay instead, and adds Chamomile and Frankincense essential oil along with the Lavender.

Also available from Young Living – safe ready-to-go, natural ‘Seedlings™’ BABY PRODUCTS infused with genuine therapeutic essential oils. Shipped to your door.

TO ORDER genuine Young Living Essential Oils wholesale (Save 24% off all the time) visit http://www.YoungLiving.com, choose your country and click ‘Become a Member’. Enter the Enroller/Sponsor code# of your Young Living contact person, OR, CLICK HERE to activate your free wholesale member account.

 

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.

Better Body Butter

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If you’ve ever made mayonnaise from scratch, making your own whipped body butter can be a similar and satisfying experience!

As you blend the mixture, all of a sudden it magically “comes together”!

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • A hand mixer (preferably with a higher speed)
  • A Double Boiler
  • A glass mason jar (TIP: dedicate a mason jar to your D.I.Y.’s that call for melted Shea or cocoa butter, or beeswax…You don’t need to wash it out each time, simply put the lid on and store it away until the next ‘melting’ session.)
  • Glass jars or P.E.T. containers – enough for dividing 12 to 14 ounces of body butter
  • 1/2 cup Shea Butter
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa Butter wafters or callets
  • 1/2 cup raw Coconut oil (the kind that’s solid at room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup pure Grapeseed oil
  • 1/4 cup Young Living Lavender Hand & Body lotion, or an unscented natural plant based lotion such as Carina Organics, or an unscented natural Vitamin E cream.
  • 1/8 cup pure Aloe Vera juice or gel.
  • 1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil.
  • 3 or 4 drops pure vegetable glycerine (optional)
  • 20 to 30 drops of your favourite Young Living Essential Oils (Lavender, LimeStress Away™, Gentle Baby™.) Gentle Baby™ blend from Young Living is perfect to add for a “belly butter” for expectant mama’s.

DIRECTIONS:

Melt Shea butter, Cocoa butter, and Coconut oil in a large mason jar in the top of a double boiler (be sure to add an inch or two of water to the top of the double boiler as well, for the mason jar to sit in). Be careful not to get any water in the mason jar. Stir until melted then add the Grapeseed oil. Remove pot from heat.

Using oven mitts, carefully lift the mason jar out of the water, and pour the melted mixture into a glass mixing bowl.

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Refrigerate mixture for about one hour until it’s just starting to ‘set up’.

Remove from fridge and using a handheld electric mixer, at a lower speed beat in the Aloe juice or gel, the Young Living Lavender lotion (or unscented plant-based lotion), and the Vitamin E oil.

Continue beating, adding the Young Living essential oils of your choice.

Continue beating at HIGH speed until the mixture turns white and begins to form stiff peaks.

Using a stainless steel spoon and/or spatula, fill containers with the body butter (tapping to release air pockets and smoothing the top with your spoon.

Voila! You have made a beautiful whipped Better Body Butter!

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RECIPE ADAPTED FROM: ©2017. Essential Oil Make & Takes, by Jen O’Sullivan.
NOTE: THE INFORMATION PROVIDED HERE 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.

Re. BETTER BODY BUTTER Essential Oil ingredients: To order the finest, trusted essential oils, of the utmost sourcing, science, and standards, from Young Living Essential Oils – world leader in essential oils – For Starter Kits offered at 50% off and to receive 24% discount, all the time, CLICK HERE!

Canadian Young Living wholesale Member Accounts:

http://www.youngliving.com/en_CA

Sugar LIP SCRUB + Natural Lip Care Tips

 

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MAKES ENOUGH FOR 3 small 1.5 to 2 oz. mini jars.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 teaspoons Brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons organic raw Coconut Oil (the kind that’s solid at room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey
  • 3 drops Lemon* essential oil
  • 2 drops Ginger* essential oil
  • 1 drop Nutmeg* essential oil
  • 1 drop Cinnamon* Bark essential oil

* Use Vitality™ (US) or Plus+ (Canada). From the Young Living Premium Starter Kit of pure therapeutic grade essential oils: you may use these alternative oils — 3 drops Lemon, and 2 drops Thieves® blend.

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DIRECTIONS:

Place the brown sugar, coconut oil, and honey into a glass or ceramic bowl and mix well.

Add the essential oils one at a time and beat into your mixture.

Divide mixture between small jars and cap tightly.

Label “Sugar Lip Scrub”.

APPLICATION:  On clean face before bedtime, place a dab of the lip scrub on lips, massage lightly with finger tip or by rubbing lips together. Pat excess with fingertip, clean cloth or tissue. Follow with a super moisturizing & soothing Young Living naturally-derived Lip Balm:

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MORE ‘Winter Lips’ TIPS:  Before getting into bed each night apply a Young Living all-natural oil-infused Lip Balm, and prior to going outdoors into the cold dry climate, protect your lips further with Savvy Minerals Lip Gloss, or Savvy Minerals Lipstick. These beautiful lip products are READY-TO-GO, and NATURALLY DERIVED, providing weightless, buildable lip colour. Long lasting and perfect for every day use!

XO! Diana E. Natalie

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Lip Scrub RECIPE ADAPTED FROM: ©2017. Essential Oil Make & Takes, by Jen O’Sullivan.
NOTE: THE INFORMATION PROVIDED HERE 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.

Re. D.I.Y. Sugar Lip Scrub INGREDIENTS: To order the finest essential oils, of the utmost sourcing, science, and standards, from Young Living Essential Oils – world leader in essential oils – For Starter Kits offered at 50% off and to receive 24% discount, all the time, CLICK HERE!

Canadian Young Living wholesale Member Accounts:

http://www.youngliving.com/en_CA

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

Have you ever walked through a neighbourhood passing by houses and suddenly been struck with a strong unnatural scent, perhaps making the comment, “someone’s doing laundry!”

Most likely it was the smell of a laundry detergent laden with synthetic chemical fragrance, or a fabric softener or dryer sheet you that you smelled, wafting out from a laundry room vent.

CLOTHES DRYING / ANTI-STATIC / SOFTENING: We have a fast easy ‘recipe’ for making your own super effective fabric softener – like grandma used to do and then some!

(SEE ‘RECIPE’ BELOW)

And see our BASIC LAUNDRY SOAP ‘RECIPE’ as well.

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’ that works, and will not harm you body or the environment. It is especially nice to use when washing flannelette sheets. See recipe below.

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

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About Mainstream Laundry Products:

After looking into the list of chemicals in laundry products over two decades ago, I never purchased them again. It was scary stuff then, but what’s disturbing today is that ‘mainstream detergent makers’ are no longer required by law to list any of the carcinogenic and hormone-disrupting chemicals in their products on the labels. There is a telephone number to call “for more information”. I’ve tried calling that number, and didn’t get very far.

Today, we have the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment. The EWG’s mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, they drive consumer choice and civic action.

EWG provides consumer guides to tens of thousands of products including food, personal care products, and cleaning products. The following guide shows how the EWG rates household and cleaning products (interesting to note that we couldn’t find one commercial fabric softener with less than a D to F rating):

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WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW:

LINEAR ALKY BENZENE SULFONATES (LAS) are petrochemicals that take a long time to biodegrade, which makes them a hazard to humans and animals (as benzene may cause cancer in humans) and to the environment.

There are countless research documents available, including this one from 1998, when the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services / Public Health Services National Institutes of Health, ran a National Toxicology Program study with over forty-eight distinguished contributors from the scientific community, who issued a report entitled, “Toxicology And Carcinogenesis – Studies of Technical Grade Sodium Xylenesulfonate (CAS NO. 1300-72-7) In F344/N Rats and B6C3F1 Mice (Dermal Studies). You can read their publication No. 98-3380# here

DIOXANE, or 1,4-dioxane, is a synthetic petrochemical, a byproduct of the manufacturing process, and a serious known carcinogen. It is not required to be listed on the label, and was found in over sixty percent of laundry detergents tested in 2010.

PHOSPHATES, used to help your clothes stay clean longer by preventing dirt from sticking to them, are a nightmare to ecosystems, triggering abnormal growth of marine plants.

ARTIFICIAL FRAGRANCES containing 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, linked to various toxic effects on mammals and fish, and can cause skin and eye irritation as well as allergies.

“Most laundry detergents,” writes Sabina M. DeVita, Ed.D.D.N.M., NNCP, IASP, “contain a potentially toxic brew of chemicals that can leave residues behind on your clothing, be absorbed by your skin or be released into the air you breath.” [p.56, Your Right To Know Vibrational Cleaning Guidebook, 2015. ISBN: 978-1-59930-435-9]

ABOUT DRYER SHEETS & FARBRIC SOFTENERS…here is an article stating that dryer sheets cause hormone imbalance, neurotoxicity, respiratory problems, and even cancer.

I used to tell my clients, “Always remember that your skin is your body’s largest eliminating and absorbing organ!”

To order the Young Living essential oils mentioned above, as well as the Thieves® line of non-toxic essential oil-infused household and kitchen-safe products at 24% discount CLICK HERE

And for questions or further information on how to obtain the finest Essential Oils produced with utmost purity shipped directly to your door, contact Diana at:

essentialoils.start@gmail.com

D.I.Y. Sing-A-Song Throat Spray

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Did you know that our version of an adult ‘Singer’s Throat Spray’ not only helps your voice to keep going strong when singing, cheering on your favourite sports team, or public speaking, but may also soothe throat irritation in general?

NOTES & CAUTIONS: Our Sing-A-Song Throat Spray is FOR ADULT USE ONLY.                

NOT FOR USE WITH CHILDREN.

Thieves® essential oil blend contains the following pure essential oils: Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus radiata, and Rosemary cineol.

ADULTS: Spray once on back of throat prior to singing or public speaking, or when throat feels irritated from coughing.

Ingredients in a “Singer’s Throat Spray” are either certified G.R.A.S. (Generally Regarded As Safe for human consumption) by the FDA, approved by the FDA for use as a food additive (FA) or Flavoring Agent (FA), or as an N.H.P. (Natural Health Product) by Health Canada.

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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.