Gain More Confidence When Choosing Natural Remedies

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Don’t you wish you had affordable short-cuts to make healthy living easier? Are you tired of trying to make a healthy lifestyle work?

I get it. You want the best for your family. You want to raise healthy kids, have strong immune systems, be more fit and energetic, and be intentional about creating a natural home, but sometimes it just feels so hard.

There’s a lot to learn and the internet can be more than a little overwhelming at times.

I know what it’s like to feel that healthy living shouldn’t be this difficult, and it shouldn’t have to cost so much, either! Don’t you ever wish someone would just tell you exactly what you need to know and how to make these changes for less?

When you have the right info and tools at your fingertips, it all comes together so much more easily. You know what to cook for your family. You’re more confident in choosing natural alternatives. You can easily replace store-bought products with DIY options that really work. You feel better (and even look better, too). Healthy living becomes less stressful and more enjoyable.

You can learn how to gain more confidence when choosing natural remedies.

That’s why Stephanie and her team have put together the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle for the fourth year in a row. Each year, they’re amazed at how many families are saying “yes!” to their health and taking them up on this super short opportunity to get a complete collection of natural-living resources for a crazy low price.

You sort of need to see it to believe it, but the package includes over 90 digital products on topics like natural remedies, essential oils, real food recipes, paleo & allergy-friendly eating, fitness & weight loss and much more. All together, it’s worth over $1900!

Some of my favorite resources are:

  • Essential Oils for Families from Jessie at Vintage Remedies ($95.00)
  • How to Protect Your Family from Colds and Flu Using Essential Oils from Andrea at Aromahead Institute ($50.00)
  • Urban Farming for Kids from DaNelle at Weed’em & Reap ($24.95)
  • The Herbarium from Amber at Herbal Academy of New England ($45.00)

All of these are worth $214.95, and for the next 48 hours, you can have them (along with many other natural resources) at 97% off!

 


Plus, it comes with $175 worth of bonus products including:

  • GetKombucha – FREE 30 ml bottle of Kombucha Pro ($39.99 value)
  • ePantry – FREE hand soap + $8 credit on one shipment, FREE dish soap + $8 credit on the next shipment, AND 60-day VIP access with FREE shipping ($30 value)
  • Bloom Naturals – FREE SPOT treatment for acne & eczema OR a $15 gift certificate toward Bloom Naturals products ($15 value)
  • Perfect Supplements – $15 gift certificate toward any Perfect Brand product ($15 value)
  • Strawesome – $15 gift certificate toward the straws and accessories of your choice ($15 value)
  • TriLight Health – FREE 2-oz liquid herbal formula or $15 off larger bottles ($15 value)
  • Craftsy – 1 FREE online class ($44.99 value)

Besides being so incredibly helpful and inspiring, one of the things I like best about the bundle is the price. By offering the bundle for a short time only, they’re able to give you access to over $2000 worth of amazing products for a whopping 97% off!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Visit their website, take a quick look at all the goodness that comes in this package, then click “Get my copy now!” to go through their simple 3-step checkout process.
  2. You’ll receive an email with a login to their online access portal, where you’ll begin downloading your eBooks, signing up for your eCourses, and redeeming your free bonus products.
  3. Use their Getting Started Interactive Guides to pick the area you want to tackle first and start making healthy changes!

The most important detail, though, is that this bundle is back for just 2 days! After Tuesday night, December 29th, the sale ends for good and you’d have to buy all of these products individually.

I’d hate for you to miss out, so click HERE to learn more or buy the bundle.

It’s even backed by a full 30-day guarantee, so you can know for sure that it’s right for you.

No one should have to put off a healthier lifestyle because it costs too much or they can’t get the help they need. Our family has felt so much better by making changes to the way we eat, the products we use, and how we take care of ourselves. It’s made all the difference in the world and I want the same for you and your family.

3 Benefits of Cleaning With Essential Oils

 Today we have a guest post from Kathleen at Tidy Cleaning.

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Cleaning our homes might be an unpleasant and tedious task to all of us, but it is necessary, and we can not skip it.

Have you ever thought about how much money, time, and energy you spend cleaning?  Going to the store, looking at all the different kinds and brands of cleaners, buying the expensive cleaning products because you think they will work better, then going home to start cleaning, only to spend hours scrubbing and washing.  Then you realize that the cleaning products you bought do not work as good as you hoped they would.  Plus, they are full of unsafe chemicals!

Forget about all those struggles and throw away your many cleaning products that are completely unnecessary.  Instead, make yourself some natural cleaning products.  All you need is some simple ingredients that can be found in any kitchen.  

The three main cleaning ingredients are:

  • Vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Water

Mixing these 3 ingredients can give you a great cleaning solution which will clean just as good or even better than the harsh chemical cleaners, and save you a lot of money.  They spare you that toxic smell as well!

If you don’t have any essential oils, now’s the time to get some!  Oh, the essential oils! They can do just about anything!  They are a must-have for any ‘green’ household. They are usually used for their aroma, but what you might not know is that they are also very beneficial when used in cleaning.

3 Benefits of Cleaning With Essential Oils

1. Great Aroma

Yes, a couple of drops from a lavender essential oil in your home-made cleaning solution will give it a nice fresh smell, but it will also help with repelling moths from your clothes-few drops in your drawer and you are set.  It is not accidental that all the store-bought cleaning products are scented with either lavender, pine, lemon or orange.  It is not because they just smell good, but also because they have positive effects when used in cleaning products. But the difference is that the store-bought cleaning products use artificial scents which will do nothing to help with your cleaning.  While the essential oils, on the other hand, can directly effect the surface you are cleaning.

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Orange essential oil can be mixed with your laundry detergent.  And no matter which kind of essential oil is your favorite aroma, you can use it as a natural air freshener.  Put water in a spray bottle, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil and shake every time before using it.  You will have a natural smell in your house that will linger longer than an artificial one.

2.  Natural Disinfectant

In addition to their great aroma, essential oils will also disinfect while you clean.  Tea tree and eucalyptus essential oils for example are both great disinfectants and can be used for any type of surface that needs to be cleaned and disinfected. Put a few drops of either of them in your cleaning product and clean your kitchen and bathroom. The tea tree essential oil has antimicrobial, bactericidal and anti-fungal properties that make it an excellent ingredient for your bathroom cleaning product.

Who does not want a perfectly cleaned and disinfected house with all-natural products? Not only are the essential oils great cleaners and have natural smell, but they will also do no harm to your home or your family’s health! What other benefits do you need from them?  They are the best – multi-functional, natural and with long lasting effects.

3. Save Money

Another very important benefit from using essential oils is saving money!  Yes, it is true.  They might not be the cheapest ingredient for your cleaning products, but all you need from them are a few drops.  A few drops will be more than enough to improve your cleaning and leave a nice scent for your home. One bottle of essential oil will last you for a long time and definitely saves money in the long run.

Do not waste more time – improve your cleaning and save yourself money while also protecting your health.  Get yourself some essential oils and enjoy their benefits.  {I (Jill) buy essential oils here}.

Do you use essential oils when you clean?  What are your favorite oils to use?

KathleenC  Kathleen is interested in topics related to home improvement, cleaning and green lifestyle. She often experiments with DIY natural recipes.  Visit her website at Tidy Cleaning.

 

5 Non-Toxic Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas

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Most of us enjoy having a lovely smelling home.

Unfortunately you cannot just run to a local store and grab candles off the shelf and expect to have a toxic-free home.

Thanks to the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, companies that produce products like air fresheners for the home, are not required to put all the ingredients on the bottles and containers.

So that why it’s important to only buy from companies you can trust to be 100% toxin free, or to make air fresheners yourself.

In my post earlier this week, How Air Fresheners May Be Making You Sick, I covered just how toxic basically all traditional air fresheners are.  Whether it be candles, plug-ins, or room sprays, the chemicals in traditional air fresheners can leave you with health problems like allergies, sinus infections, asthma, and even contribute to cancer.

This does not have to be!  You can make your home smell wonderful any time of the year with scents that actually make you HEALTHIER!  

And since Christmas is right around the corner, I’m sharing Christmas scents specifically in this post.

So let’s make your home cozy and smelling like Christmas, shall we?

5 Non-Toxic Ways To Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas

1. Candles

Nothing spells home and coziness like the soft glow of a candle.  Just lighting unscented soy candles is cozy, but why not try some of these candles with a little scent derived from essential oils?  If you would like to add more scent to scented or unscented candles, just drop some essential oils on it before you burn it!

Here are some non-toxic candle options:

2. DIY Room Sprays

Room sprays offer a quick spritz of fresh air.  At this time of year they are a good option to use for spraying the Christmas tree with an oil like this Scotch Pine Essential Oil to give it that pine smell, whether your tree is real or not.  I always have a real Christmas tree, but after a few days, the tree doesn’t give off its smell like it does at the beginning.

Basic Room Spray Recipe

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons rubbing alcohol, vodka, or real vanilla extract (You can buy the real stuff or save a ton of money by making your own.)
  • 20-50 drops of essential oil
  • Spray bottle (preferably glass)

Combine all ingredients in spray bottle and use!

Ok, so I know that 20-50 drops of essential oils is a huge range, and that’s because different essential oils have different strengths of smell.  You can really add as much as you wish.  You may want less than 20 or more than 50 when it’s all said and done.  I recommend starting out with 20 and adding more if you want a stronger scent.  You can use single essential oils (like cinnamon or peppermint), or you can use a combination of oils.  See the suggested oils to use and some recipe ideas below!

Note: The alcohol in this recipe is optional, but it does help preserve the spray to last a long time.  Without it, the spray will only be good for a week or so.

3. Wax Warmers

Wax warmers plug-ins like this one can be used with essential oils instead of wax.  Simple pour olive oil or coconut oil in the warmer and add essential oils of choice.  The typical recommendation is 1 drop of essential oil to 1 tsp of olive oil.  You can add more essential oil if you wish since this is not a mixture you are using on the skin.

Please note that heating the essential oils will kill the beneficial components, so you won’t be getting the healthy benefits out of the aroma (use a diffuser for that-details below), but using essential oils instead of wax is a healthier option than the toxic wax that is typical for the plugins.

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4. Diffuser

I absolutely love my diffuser.  Diffusers use only cold air to emit essential oil vapors, which does not damage the molecular structure or the therapeutic properties.  Diffusers can purify the air and send healing to your family.  They can also emit beautiful scents that put you in the mood for Christmas – it all depends on the essential oils you use!  This Breeze Diffuser is one excellent option!

5. DIY Simmering Potpourri

Simmering herbs, citrus peels and essential oils on the stove is another healthy way to fill your home with fragrance.

I have used this homemade Christmas scent on my stove and everyone who walked in the door declared how wonderful it smelled.

Homemade Christmas Scent

  • 3 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 3 Bay Leaves
  • 1/8 Cup Whole Cloves
  • 1/8 Cup Peppermint Leaves
  • 1/2 Orange
  • 1/2 Lemon

Combine in a pan and cover with water.  Bring to a boil and simmer on low for as long as desired.  Add more water as needed.

Try these other recipes too!

Christmas Essential Oils

Note: A few of my favorite places to buy essential oils that are of the best quality, and yet are affordable is at Beeyoutiful and Mountain Rose Herbs.

  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Bay
  • Pine
  • Cedarwood
  • Mandarin
  • Orange
  • Tangerine
  • Frankincense
  • Myrrh
  • Cedarwood
  • Cypress
  • Peppermint
  • Sandalwood
  • Geranium
  • Ginger
  • Nutmeg
  • Cardamom

Christmas Essential Oil Blends

Here are a few essential oil blend ideas from The Complete Book Of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy.
Double or triple these recipes if using for the room spray recipe above:

Pine 4 drops
Mandarin 2 drops
Cinnamon 1 drop

Mandarin 4 drops
Geranium 1 drop
Cinnamon 1 drop

Cinnamon 1 drop
Clove 1 drop
Orange 2 drops
Mandarin 2 drops

Here’s a few blends from The Prairie Homestead:

Woodsy Air Freshener

White Fir 7 drops
Cedar Wood 6 drops
Frankincense 5 drops

Cozy Holiday Air Freshener

Wild Orange 6 drops
Cassia 5 drops
Clove 5 drops

You can really blend any of the essential oils together for the fragrance you love!  It’s fun experimenting!

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Do you ever use any of these methods for a natural home fragrance?  What is your favorite Christmas scent?

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