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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!