Saturday, December 27, 2014


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I may be new to essential oils, but I've been exploring and experimenting with healthier alternative treatments for common and not-so-common ailments for many years.  I am so excited to see that a lot more folks are coming around to the logic of this way of thinking. The state of healthcare in the United States is declining quickly, and the less people can be dependent upon the system and the drugs said system promotes, the better off they will be.  Yes, that is my very strong opinion.

I am not discounting modern medicine.  My husband just had a pacemaker inserted for goodness sakes.  I am saying that many, many illnesses can and should be treated in a more natural way.  

I am not an expert and probably never will be, but what I am is willing to try a natural remedy when possible.  So far I have been very pleased with my whole Young Living essential oil experience.  Even though I am not quite ready to write a testimony of a miracle cure to anything--mainly because I have not used them long enough or for anything major--I am ready to say that I am addicted to diffusing and certain scents and am on a mission to try them all!
I have always been a smell person.  I love candles and fabric softeners and perfume.  I now feel so much better knowing that my smell addiction is being fed by something that is also good for me and my health in general.  And I will go as far as to say that the oils I have applied and diffused over the holidays--along with the prayers of many--did, in fact, help keep the depression at bay.  I know they helped because I began to crave them before I plummeted.

I am not much of a resolution maker, but I do like to start each new year by taking some positive steps.  I usually commit to a more disciplined schedule, organize a bunch, plan a renovation project, and decide on something new to try or to learn.  Last year it was soap making.  I am pretty sure that this will be the year of essential oils.  Just the little I've learned so far is fascinating.

If you are considering exploring a healthier lifestyle and the use of essential oils, you may be interested in the list of products that I have personally purchased and used that complement my oil usage.

SKOY CLEANING CLOTHS ($7.19 for four)
I love, love, love these cleaning cloths.  The product info states that one cloth will take the place of 15 rolls of paper towels, but I think it may be more!   They are super absorbent and great to wipe down countertops.  Because they are 70% wood and 30% cotton, they are completely biodegradable; but that does not mean that they are not strong!  I know that because I recently turned the garbage disposal on with one in it.  There was not even a slice in the cloth when I pulled it out.  I've washed them many times and throw them in the dishwasher as well.  I read that you can sterilize them in the microwave, but I have not done that.

Pair these with a Thieves cleaning solution--which I plan on making as soon as my order comes in--and I know it will be a win-win!  I may even enjoy cleaning the kitchen! 

I have been using this stuff for quite a while now to make my face soap.  I loved the scent before adding a few drops of Lavender essential oil, now it is divine.  It is highly concentrated and goes a long way!  If you don't love lavender, there is also peppermint, baby, eucalyptus, and more.

Face Soap Recipe
1/4 cup Castille Soap
1 cup Distilled Water
5 drops Melaleuca Oil
2-5 drops Lavender Oil (optional)

I put this in a foaming hand soap bottle that I've recycled from Bath and Body Works, and it lasts a very long time.  You can purchase foaming soap bottles on Amazon (6 for $17.88) if you don't have one to recycle.

If you use essential oils in your drinks, these straws are great!  Citrus oils can break down plastic which is not good for your health or for your Tervis Tumblers.  I know that for a fact.

A glass water bottle which just happens to come in several silicone sleeve colors is perfect for traveling with an oil-infused drink.

And there you have my after-the-holiday-buy-yourself-a-present-you-really-want list.  All of the items above contain a link to Amazon.

If you are interested in purchasing Young Living oils, you can click here.

1 comment:

Carol Muelder said...

Hi Denise. I'm so excited to know we share an interest in essential oils! I just got my starter kit from YL yesterday, and set up the diffuser. Thanks for sharing these great ideas.