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Reducing the Cling… Naturally

A couple of years ago I made my first batch of homemade laundry detergent. I was blown away by the cost savings and felt like One Smart Mamma making my own detergent.  It’s still one of my favorite DIY cleaning projects to this day.

When I switched to homemade detergent I quit using fabric softeners because of all the unnecessary chemicals I was adding to my clothes each time I washed.  Seriously, think about how you breathe in those chemical each time you wear a shirt that’s been washed in a store bought fabric softener.

Anyway… one of the things I didn’t discontinue was the use of dryer sheets.  I couldn’t.  Michael Luke, my Mr. McDreamy,  wears scrubs to work.  Scrubs cling to him about as bad as a polyester skirt on a girl.  We can’t have that.  So with a guilty conscious we would buy the inexpensive dryer sheets from Wal-Mart and call it a day.

Until my friend posted a DIY dryer sheet recipe in my online community, Be Color. I knew then that it was time to change. Join me as we remove one more chemical filled product from our daily household routine.

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DIY Dryer Sheets

  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 4-8 drops of essential oils (I used 4 drops Lavender and 4 drops Tea Tree (melalueca alternifolia)
  • old t-shirt cut into squares

Roll up your cotton cloths and add them to the jar. Close your jar and turn it upside down and all around to coat the cloths with your mixture. And you’re done!

Tea Tree has many properties that make it a great choice to add to laundry… specifically scrubs.  I encourage to Google Tea Tree so that you too can learn some its amazing properties and wonderful ways to use it.

Lavender is a refreshing oil making it another perfect choice for laundry.

Other oils you may to try are Purification, Lemon, and Joy.  Do you have any funny memories of going sans skirt and experience the worst static cling?  I smile just thinking about the times I had convinced myself that the static would go away and that their was no need for a skirt. If it clings at home it will cling in public.

 

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Rapunzel Spray… for the “Tangled” Hair

One of Noah and Esther’s life ambitions is to have hair as long as Rapunzel.  Long hair is beautiful but toddlers play (and sleep) hard and with that comes a mass of tangles at the end of the day.  Nevertheless they insist that we keep growing their hair out.

For the longest I used an inexpensive detangler spray spray on Noah but as we’ve tried to incorporate more and more natural products into our daily lives I began to question my decision to buy something loaded with chemicals and artificial scents.  Did her hair really need to smell like green apples?

So we used up our last bottle I decided to take matters into my own hands and make my own spray.  I love Young Living’s blog because they frequently share recipes.  One recipe they shared earlier this summer was a DIY Hair Detangler recipe.  It was easy to make and I had all the oils so I decided to give it a try.

Rapunzel Hair Detangler

DIY Hair Detangler Recipe

Put conditioner into a 12-oz. spray bottle. Add distilled water and shake. Add essential oils and shake again. To use, spray on dry or damp hair, focusing on the ends.

 

It works wonderfully!  I love how soft it leaves Noah’s (and my) hair feeling.  It is able to undo hidden matted clumps of hair that look like they should be cut out.  But most importantly it helps to prevent tears from streaming down my little girls face.  Not to mention that it’s also helping her to achieve Rapunzel length hair.

If you don’t have all these oils on hand yet you can try this version which consists mainly of oils form the starter kit.  Rosemary can even be excluded if you aren’t ready to place your next order just yet.

 

Alt. DIY  Hair Detangler Recipe

  • 1 TB vegetable glycerin
  • 6 drops Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
  • 6 drops Rosemary Oil
  • 6 drops Lavender Oil

Mix together in a 4 oz. glass spray bottle and fill the rest with distilled water.

optional: a few drops of Peppermint oil or another favorite scent

The oils mentioned above are great for hair and scalp health.  I would even encourage you to research Rosemary and Cedarwood to learn how they may be beneficial as part of your hair care routine. The second recipe is a great one for children to use during the year for helping to maintain an annoyance free scalp. Which recipe will you try first?

Find out how to place your essential oil order and save 24% here.

When researching essential oils you may want to check out reference materials form Life Science Publishing, research abstracts on PubMed, or blogs like Health Ambition with links to PubMed abstracts. 

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My 66 Day Challenge

Today marks day nineteen of a health and body challenge I am doing for 66 days.  The idea is that after 66 days of doing something it will become habit.  I’m loving it because like I mentioned here and here the past few years have been a continuous journey of improving my health and wellness. Because of this I have experienced wonderful benefits and now I have a wonderful community of support and encouragement. If anyone  is interested in joining me comment below and I will be happy to send you details.

Here’s a little peek at my challenge sheet.

My goals are to:

  • Run 3x a week (I’m currently training for the St. Jude Half Marathon in December.)
  • Eliminate fried foods from my diet.  (This is a weakness of mine at restaurants.)
  • Lose 5lbs. ( Five pounds puts me right around my pre-pregnancy weight.. and hey it’s less I have to carry around while running a half marathon.  So far I’m down a pound and half!
  • Use Life 5 (a probiotic from Young Living) and Digize daily.  (Both of these are great at supporting a healthy digestive system.)

My support comes from the community of friends I have made through using Young Living products. I love connecting with others and discovering how they are incorporating these products in their own lives.  Changing your lifestyle and improving your health and wellness may not always be easy but it’s always easier with friends there by your side.  Who else agrees with me?

Young Living is more than a product line to me.  Its’s a profession.  A job that I love because I get to educate and empower others to live healthier lifestyles.  If you’ve been thinking at all about incorporating essential oils into your life to support different systems in the body, increase energy or to help calm the body, maintain focus, or relieve occasional stress NOW is your time to try Young Living.

Young Living is offering a rare $10 discount on Premium Starter Kits for new members through August 14!

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Select your kit from four different diffuser options or choose the NingXia Red or Thieves stater kit to get access to all of Young Living’s products at a 24%  discount.   Here’s a  glimpse of what comes in the kit.  Notice that includes DiGize… the blend I am using daily to help support my digestive system.  image-76Don’t let investing in your health with essential oils be intimidating.    When you purchase your kit through me using this link I will invite you to my private Colorful Droppers on Facebook and work with you personally to ensure that you feel comfortable using your oils. The last thing I want is for you to purchase these oils and then just let them sit there because that would be a waste of your money.  Oh, and you’ll also get that community of friends that will be there to support you as you invest in your health.

So tell me of all the oils shown above which do you think will be your favorite?

 

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