Tuesday, October 10, 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? 

How about making your own dryer sheets using essential oils?  


HOW

Grab your pinking shears (because we are not sewing with this project), and cut up some scrap fabric into squares, you're going to want around six square scraps.  Put those square scraps to the side.  We are going to mix up some liquids next.  Take 1/2 cup of distilled white vinegar and pour it into a bowl where you will add 8 drops of the essential oil of your choosing.  Mix it together and then pour into a reclosable glass jar (think canning jar or recycle a glass jar close to that size).  Now add those square scraps of fabric, one at a time, and allow them to absorb the mixture.  Put the cap on your glass jar and then flip the jar over so that all of the liquid is absorbed by the fabric.  When you go to use them, simply pull out a few (I use three at a time), ring out the excess liquid and put into your dryer.  Once you pull out your laundry from the dryer, take the fabric squares and put them back into the glass container with the liquid in them.  

WHY

Vinegar softens clothing and reduces static cling.  Add your own sents using essential oils and you have a customizable scent for you and your family.  




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