Posted in essential oils, great finds, Green Cleaning Tips, Health and beauty

DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner

My daughter always tells me I should clean my brushes and I must confess that I might do it once a year! I know, that sounds bad but in my defense my go to daily makeup routine is mascara and chapstick. I feel like a runway model when I use tinted moisturizer and as for contouring I don’t even have a clue.

So since I feel I have such limited use with my brushes I thought I could be lazy but I really shouldn’t, so when I read a cool green cleaning tip for makeup brushes (on Young Living)  I thought  for all of us that don’t clean them but should and those great people who do clean here is an easy to do DIY.

 

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Ingredients:
1 cup witch hazel
4 teaspoons liquid castile soap
5 drops Lavender essential oil
5 drops Tea Tree essential oil

 

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Store in a glass bottle.
How to clean your makeup brushes:
Pour half of the makeup brush cleaner into a cup.
Wet the bristles of the makeup brush by holding the brush vertically, bristles down, under running water.
Once the bristles are wet, dip them in the cleaning solution.
Using a textured surface, scrub the brush in a circular motion.
Repeat steps 3-5  or until makeup is completely out of the brush.
Rinse the brush until there are no more bubbles or soap in the bristles.
Gently squeeze excess water out of the brush and lay it flat to dry.

Toss used cleaner.

Posted in Crafts, essential oils, Green Cleaning Tips, Health and beauty

DIY Bath-time Jellies

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I found this great DIY recipe on Yong Living’s site and thought with holidays around the corner or just for fun this is a great easy thing to make.

DIY essential oil bath jellies:
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Ingredients:
Natural coloring
An essential oil blend from our 5 splashy summer ideas below
Silicone molds
2 packets unsweetened, unflavored gelatin
1 cup distilled water
1 cup unscented liquid soap
Isopropyl alcohol in a spray bottle
Directions:
Whip the water and gelatin in a heat-safe bowl or pot and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
Take off the heat and add the liquid soap. Stir until incorporated.
Add 5-10 drops of natural coloring.

Add 10-12 drops of essential oil. Try one of our cheerful blend ideas below!
Pour the mixture into silicon molds.
If bubbles form on the top of the liquid, spray with isopropyl alcohol to smooth the surface.
Refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
Add water and lather up!
Store jellies in the refrigerator when not in use to prevent them from melting and losing their shape.

Splash-tacular Bath Jelly Blends

Sweet Escape
5 drops Orange essential oil
4 drops Stress Away™ essential oil blend
3 drops Copaiba essential oil

Malibu Sunrise
4 drops Citrus Fresh™ essential oil blend
4 drops Grapefruit essential oil
2 drops Tangerine essential oil
1 drop Peppermint essential oil
Beach Vibes
4 drops Jade Lemon essential oil
3 drops Neroli essential oil
2 drops Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood™ essential oil
2 drops Nutmeg essential oil

Faraway Fantasies
3 drops Jasmine essential oil
3 drops Lavender essential oil
2 drops Clary Sage essential oil
2 drops Patchouli essential oil
High-Altitude Adventures
3 drops Valor® essential oil blend
3 drops Elemi essential oil
2 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce essential oil
1 drop Eucalyptus essential oil

If you are interested in essential oils or any of these blends you may find them

DIY essential oil bath jellies
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Ingredients:
Natural coloring
An essential oil blend from our 5 splashy summer ideas below
Silicone molds
2 packets unsweetened, unflavored gelatin
1 cup distilled water
1 cup unscented liquid soap
Isopropyl alcohol in a spray bottle
Directions:
Whip the water and gelatin in a heat-safe bowl or pot and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
Take off the heat and add the liquid soap. Stir until incorporated.
Add 5-10 drops of natural coloring.

Add 10-12 drops of essential oil. Try one of our cheerful blend ideas below!
Pour the mixture into silicon molds.
If bubbles form on the top of the liquid, spray with isopropyl alcohol to smooth the surface.
Refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
Add water and lather up!
Store jellies in the refrigerator when not in use to prevent them from melting and losing their shape.

Splash-tacular Bath Jelly Blends

Sweet Escape
5 drops Orange essential oil
4 drops Stress Away™ essential oil blend
3 drops Copaiba essential oil

Malibu Sunrise
4 drops Citrus Fresh™ essential oil blend
4 drops Grapefruit essential oil
2 drops Tangerine essential oil
1 drop Peppermint essential oil
Beach Vibes
4 drops Jade Lemon essential oil
3 drops Neroli essential oil
2 drops Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood™ essential oil
2 drops Nutmeg essential oil

Faraway Fantasies
3 drops Jasmine essential oil
3 drops Lavender essential oil
2 drops Clary Sage essential oil
2 drops Patchouli essential oil
High-Altitude Adventures
3 drops Valor® essential oil blend
3 drops Elemi essential oil
2 drops Northern Lights Black Spruce essential oil
1 drop Eucalyptus essential oil

If you are interested in learning about essential oils or in purchasing them you may reach me at.  https://www.myyl.com/gwynsch

You may also find hundreds of healthy products to try.

Thank you and enjoy

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Spring Cleaning

I know it has been awhile since I found some great finds to share but I realized that I use my essential oils daily but I don’t talk much about them online. So I thought every Tuesday and/or Thursday when I share my great finds that I will share interesting facts and recipes pertaining to essential oils.

Today I am going to share part of my Thieves cleaning kit. (I have older post about thieves and how great it is to clean with and all the other uses for it.)

I was so excited when I received my kit. I don’t know what it is about kits but I feel like a kid on Christmas when I get something that comes all together. With this kit comes a nice bucket, a white cloth, a spray bottle, a 10.4 oz Thieves cleaner, small booklet that gives recipes on how to clean with out toxins and 5 essential oils in a red bag.

 

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As you  can see you get a lot so you can start cleaning your whole home with just a few items that last a lot of months.

Todays All-purpose cleaner recipe can be used from countertops to the bathroom and everything in-between.

 

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All-Purpose Cleaner:

Yield: approximately 16 fluid ounces

1 capful thieves Household Cleaner

2 Cups of water

Combine ingredients and store in a glass spray bottle. Spray surfaces liberally and wipe clean.

OPTIONAL add a few drops of pine, lemon, purification or tea tree essential oil.

This is safe to use around  babies and pets and you don’t have to worry about chemicals.

You will find this and many more recipes on a safe alternative way to clean on Young Living’s blog (if you are a member.) If you are interested on purchasing any products or becoming a member or perhaps you have questions you may go to my website or email me.

https://www.myyl.com/gwynsch

 

 

Posted in Green Cleaning Tips

Mattress Spray

I was making my bed, I thought since I use this mattress spray daily maybe I should bring back this post and share this great tip that you might not have seen.

I sleep with my little fur baby and because of this my bed can get a little dirty no matter how hard I try to keep her clean, it happens. So every day when I make my bed I take a few extra minutes to spray my sheets with this great spray then  with a dry cloth a quick dusting to spots I see with her fur. The spray dries within minutes then I just make the bed as usual.

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The best part is I get to sleep in a fresh, clean, wonderfully smelling bed every night plus it keeps the spiders at bay.

Nothing can put fear in me and leave me with a sleepless night like the thought of sleeping on a dirty bed with dust mites/ spiders.

Here is a spray you can make up and spray on your mattress or use directly on your sheets.

3 Drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil

3 Drops of Lemon Essential Oil

3 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil

3 Drops of Melaleuca Essential Oil

3 Drops of Peppermint Essential Oil

1/2 Bottle of Witch Hazel

1/2 Cup Water

2 oz glass spray bottle

Mix above ingredients, put in a spray bottle. Spray as much as you would like and enjoy the lovely aroma!

Posted in Green Cleaning Tips

Natural Bleach

I enjoy the cleaning power of bleach but since my children were small I began my quest for clean but without harsh chemicals.

In this search I have found a lot of some old and new recipes that do the trick.

This one is natural bleach with lemon essential oils.

20 Drops of lemon essential oils ( I use Young Living oils)

1 Cup  Peroxide

1 Cup Water

Mix together, you may put in a spray bottle to use on any surface that you would normally use bleach on.

 

Posted in Green Cleaning Tips

Toilet Bombs

I find these little gems wonderful to clean the toilet with and without the harsh of chemicals.

Here is a general recipe.

 

1/2 Cup baking soda

1/2 Cup citric acid

1/2 Cup corn starch

25 drops of essential oils

Mix all ingredients together, if not moist enough spray a little water on the mixture.

Spray molds with water pour mixture into molds and let stand for over night. After they are set up put in freezer bags.

 

Posted in Crafts, essential oils, Green Cleaning Tips, Recipes

Faith

Psalm 30: 9-12 ” What is gained if I am silenced, if I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it proclaim your faithfulness? Hear, Lord and be merciful to me; Lord, be my help. You have turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing you praises and not be silent. Lord my God, I will praise you forever.”

I start my first blog with this passage because I am proclaiming Gods Faithfulness

We have all seen or heard of the flying trapeze, the performer jumps from a platform with the trapeze swinging back and forth allowing gravity to work in their favor but if they don’t take that next step in faith to complete this beautiful dance they will just swing back and forth not getting any place and eventually gravity wont be in their favor.

Life is like this, we must move through our fear and have faith in order to take the next step that will lead our life to the next platform. I know that with God’s mercy and faithfulness I can move through the scary places so I can move on to the better things God has for me. I need Him to complete my dance, if I step out in faith I know my wailing will turn to joy and I can live life in true joy.  I can just be me and what a free wonderful feeling it is!