Tuesday, October 24, 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? 

Let's talk littles!  I have a little, he is 4 years old, and he asks for kisses when he gets a bug bite or carpet burn or when he bumps his elbow.  


He loves it when I use oils on him and I love it when he asks for an oil, "Mama, you got an oil?" 
Why yes, yes I do!

I've also allowed him a little independence by making him an "owie" stick.  And, I feel comfortable allowing my 4 year old to have access to it whenever he needs it or wants it because it's made of plants - no toxins.  *SCORE*
I'll explain how the ingredients work after I give you the directions.


Owie Stick 

  • 10 chapstick tubes (check out Amazon for bulk pricing)
  • 1 Tbl beeswax (white or yellow is fine)
  • 2 Tbl shea butter 
  • 2 Tbl fractionated coconut oil
  • 1 dropper (plastic or glass)

  1. We are double broiling!  You want to get a pan and fill it with water and then fit a heatproof bowl (I use a glass Pyrex bowl) into the put above the water.  
  2. Turn on the heat to get that water boiling.
  3. Put the beeswax, shea butter, and coconut oil into the glass bowl, stir occasionally
  4. Within 15 minutes, everything will melt down into liquid; remove from the heat
  5. Add 5 drops each of  Young Living Lavender Essential Oil, Young Living Marjoram Essential Oil, Young Living Cypress Essential Oil, Young Living Tea Tree Oil, and Young Living German Chamomile Oil and stir with a wooden spoon
  6. Using a dropper, fill each tube almost to the top, up to the space of the first rim is (where the cap would stop when put on) *do not pour the mixture in from the bowl as you do not want any water in the mixture, it will not form correctly*
  7. When you have finished filling them, go back and top each one off.

Why It Works

Lavender - great for relaxation
Marjoram - may help reduce pain
Cypress - promotes a sense of security and grounding
Tea Tree - used for cleansing
German Chamomile - creates feelings of peace and patience 

Mix that up, spin it around, pour it into a tube, and that's what it's all about - I'm kidding, don't spin it around.  But, what this combination of oils will create is a calming soothing effect that will help your little with their "owie" so that they can get back to chasing the dog while wearing a foam turtle shell on his back, and carrying a train track.  Oh, is that just my guy, quite likely.  But, you get the idea.

   

*I only uses Young Living Essential Oils for me and my family. Young Living is the only essential oil company that has a Seed to Seal Guarantee, so I know that the oils I am using for my family are pure and unadulterated.  If you would like to start your own oily journey and start living above the wellness line click here and choose "Member" to get started today or go to www.youngliving.com and follow these simple steps




  


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