Category Archives: DIY

DIY Carpet Deodorizer

Back in the day.  Like back in the college days, I would buy an inexpensive carpet deodorizer from Walmart. I wasn’t really “green” back then and had a long way to go in my health journey BUT it didn’t take me long to realize that the stuff I was sprinkling all over my carpet was not good for me… or anyone else breathing in my apartment.   I stopped using a deodorizer until I came across this all natural recipe that is natural recipe that is much easier on the lungs and actually eliminates the odors instead of masks them.

DIY Carpet Deodorizer

Carpet Deodorizer

2 Cups Baking Soda

20-36 drops Young Living Purification – $0.06 a drop for members 

Purification® Essential Oil Blend helps freshen the air and eliminate odors with its unique combination of Citronella, Lemongrass, Lavandin, Rosemary, Tea Tree, and Myrtle essential oils, and includes naturally occurring compounds cineol, neral, and geranial.

Place in an airtight container and shake well before each use.  Sprinkle over carpets before vacuuming.  I used 20 drops of Purification ,which is my favorite Young Living blend for all things stinky.  I even use a drop in each load of laundry that I do and an extra one if I left the clothes in the wash too long.  11060163_10155731118060346_4118658263004139778_n

Other suggested oils include Lavender, Geranium, Joy, Evergreen Essence, or Rosemary with Eucalyptus.

What kind of products did you use in college that you wouldn’t dream of using now?

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DIY Facial Night Cream

When I first bought my Premium Starter Kit from Young Living Essential Oils one of the first things I did was make my own face cream.   You are gong to be surprised at how easy it is and how great it feels on  your face.  Like the recipe suggest below I used coconut oil and was amazed at how non-greasy it was on my oily face.  If coconut oil isn’t your thing you may try almond, grapeseed oil, or jojoba. 

DIY Facial Night Cream

Facial Night Cream

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons Shea butter
  • 2-3 drops Tea Tree (also known as melaleuca alternifolia) Essential Oil (EO) – $0.09 a drop for members (Lavender can be substituted in place of Tea Tree)
  • 6 drops Frankincense – $0.25 a drop for members.

Mix together and store in container.  Coconut oil is known for it’s moisturizing properties.  Coconut oil also helps to delay the occurrence of wrinkles because it contains antioxidant Vitamin E, known to protect skin cells from damage over time.  Shea butter contains vitamins A & E and is also known for it’s moisturizing properties.

Tea Tree oil is an essential oil that supports healthy skin.  Tea Tree oils may help with the occasional blemishes and skin irritations.   Frankincense may help smooth the appearance of health looking skin.  Combining these two with coconut oil and Shea butter make for an amazing treat for you face at the end of the day.

After you experience the benefits of using this cream you may find yourself research other uses for Tea Tree and Frankincense EO.  I know this was just the beginning in using these two oils for my family. Have you made your own face cream using Young Living Essential Oils before?

 

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DIY Furniture Polish

I can think of only a handful of chores I liked as a child and one of them was dusting.  It was a favorite of mine because of how gratifying it was.  Seeing the wood become revived after wiping my oiled dusting cloth across it was so rewarding.  What I couldn’t see was all the chemicals and toxins I was using to clean with.  Those kind of things aren’t exactly made known on the side of a can of Pledge.  So when I discovered I could make my own furniture polish using an item from my pantry and a bottle of essential oil I just had to give it a try.  

DIY Furniture Polish

DIY Furniture Polish

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 drop Young Living Lemon Essential oil (Pine Essential Oil can be substituted) – $0.04 a drop for members
  • 1 glass spray bottle (found here on Amazon) or a glass jar

Instructions:

Add 8 drops of Young Living essential oil into the glass spray bottle. Add olive oil and shake well before each use.  Apply to a microfiber cloth or an old cloth diaper insert and wipe wood surface. Repeat as often as necessary.

There’s no fake lemon scent in this recipe.  You’ll be smelling the cleaning power of real lemons and experiencing some of its uplifting benefits while cleaning.  Your lungs will have never been happier!

Was anyone else like me and secretly drew pictures in the dust before wiping it clean?

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