DIY Dish Soap

This week I made this dish soap with my Mother in law and sis-in-law. I love the results!! Smells so good and works great! I tested it out on a frying pan that had been used to make eggs and it cleaned it right up! It also seems that it’s very concentrated so a little bit goes a long way… saving money is always a plus 🙂

DIY Dish Soap

1 1/2 cups hot water

1/2 cup castile soap

1 TBS baking soda

1 TBS grated soap (we used Fels-Naptha)

Grapefruit Essential Oil (15 drops)

In a large bowl or pan add castile soap, baking soda, grated soap, and oils. Slowly pour very hot water over ingredients. Stir until dissolved. Leave mixture in bowl until it’s cool. Once cool stir as needed. Pour into your container.

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Sleepy Cream

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Sleepy Cream

1 cup coconut oil

4 drops Lavender

4 drops Cedarwood

2 drops Peace & Calming II

whip the coconut oil in a bowl until creamy. Add oils and mix well. Store in a glass jar.

You could also do this in a roller bottle with fractionated coconut oil!

Wool Dryer Balls

As I have mentioned before, we are trying to slowly replace chemical cleaners, soaps and medicines in our home with chemical free things we can make ourselves using our oils. We are doing this to have a more healthy home, but it has also had an unexpected benefit! We are saving money too! Making things ourselves is a lot cheaper than buying them! Who doesn’t love that??

We decided to give the wool dryer balls a try! They didn’t cost much more than a big bottle of our old fabric softener, and they last a lot longer and have no chemicals. I didn’t even realize until recently that even though we were using the “free” version of our softener, it still contains a lot of chemicals that end up in our clothes. Not to mention the savings! A box of dryer balls costs $12.90 and lasts 1,000 loads which equals out to about 1 cent per load. Compared to our liquid fabric softener which costs us $9.99 for 90 loads equals out to about 11 cents per load! An added bonus is that the wool dryer balls are supposed to reduce drying time by 25%! Cheaper, healthier and saves mama time! That’s what Micheal Scott would call a Win-Win-Win 🙂

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You can use your oils with these too! Just put 5 drops of your favorite oils on them and toss them in the dryer! We like to use Purification and lavender!

We got our dryer balls here 

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Pillow Spray

I love a good pillow/linen spray! It’s so nice to lay down at bedtime and be able to have a nice relaxing scent on my pillow to help me unwind and fall asleep.  You can use any blend of oils you like, but I chose Lavender and Cedarwood.

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Pillow Spray

1/2 teaspoon witch hazel

8 drops Lavender

8 drops Cedarwood

water

In a 2 oz glass spray bottle, put 1/2 a teaspoon witch hazel and oils. Fill up the rest with water. Shake well before each use! 

Don’t forget that if you buy a Premium Starter Kit from me during July, you will get a bottle of this pillow spray as a welcome gift from me 🙂 As an added bonus Young Living is offering $10 off of the Premium Starter Kits until August 13, 2015!

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Face Wash

I have very oily skin and even at 30 still have acne! I have probably tried every skin care system out there and have been spending about $100 every 6 weeks on it. I still have occasional outbreaks and the harsh chemicals leave my face feeling not so great. I decided to make my own chemical free face wash using my oils! It is cheap to make and leaves my face feeling soft and refreshed!! I used oils that are good for oily/acne prone skin, but this recipe could be altered with different oils depending on your skin type!

DIY Face Wash

1/3 cup mild castile soap

2/3 cup distilled water

1 TBS grapeseed oil

2 drops lemon

2 drops lavender

2 drops tea tree oil

2 drop cedarwood

In a glass soap dispenser pour in castile soap and grapeseed oil. Put in your oils. Top off with distilled water. Make sure to shake well before each use!

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Jewelry Cleaner

After wearing my rings all the time my rings were looking a little dingy.  I am LOVING my Thieves cleaner that I got this month through my Essential Rewards order and decided to try this jewelry cleaner out. After just 10 mins and a little scrubbing my rings are back to being shiny and pretty again 🙂

Jewelry Cleaner

In a glass jar combine 1 tsp Thieves cleaner, 1 tsp baking soda and 5 drops Lemon. Let jewelry sit in jar for 10 mins. Take out and gently scrub with an old toothbrush and rinse with warm water.

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Owie Spray

I made this recipe to put on  boo boos! With a 4 year old and 2 year old we get lots of those around this house 🙂

Owie Spray

Fill a 2oz glass spray bottle halfway with witch hazel. Add 10 drops of Tea Tree, Lavender, & Frankincense. Fill the remainder of bottle with water. Shake before each use. 

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