Tuesday, April 11, 2017

DIY Recipe of the Week {Chemical Free Home}

What's in your cabinets?   

Why am I passionate about getting the yuck out of my home?  Because I don't want to be in constant pain because my Endo is flaring up.  I know, it's pretty selfish, but it's the catalyst for change in my home.  For me, essential oils are another rug on my Healthy Living Ladder.  It's something that I'm choosing to do to help my family.
You can read more about that here




Did you know that 26 seconds after exposure that chemicals are found in measurable amounts in the human body?    

Did you know that the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health studied 2,983 ingredients in our products at home—and found 884 toxic ingredients? 

Foaming hand soap, people.  Here is where I let you in on my frugal "squeezing blood from a turnip" style recycling - reuse the store bought foaming hand soap bottle and pump.  I'm serious.  You can order them on-line, and you may be able to pick them up at the store (I think), you can even go fancy and get a really nice glass one with a neat finished pump...or, just reuse the one you have that contained the store bought concoction.

Ok, here is the recipe (it's super simple)


  • 12 ounces of distilled water
  • 2 Tbs of Dr. Bronner's Liquid Castille Soap (I use the unscented one, but I hear that the peppermint is pretty super)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of liquid oil (I use jojoba, it's what I have on hand.  But, you can use olive oil or sweet almond oil)
  • 10 drops of the essential oil of your choice (I like Citrus Fresh™ by Young Living or Thieves™ by Young Living)
Directions:

  1. Fill the soap dispenser with distilled water leaving enough room for the foaming pump, roughly 2 inches from the top.  
  2. Add 2Tbs of Dr. Bronner's Liquid Castille Soap
  3. Add 1/2 teaspoon of liquid oil
  4. Add 10 drops of essential oil of your choice
  5. Tighten lid and swirl contents
  6. Have a little more room at the top of the container?  Add a little more distilled water

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