Here is a great homemade laundry soap using essential oils, it is a very simple recipe to make and with the holidays right around the corner a great gift to give.
20 Mule Team Borax Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda Arm & Hammer Pure Baking Soda Oxi Clean Stain Remover Powder Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar Soap Young Living Purification
This lasted me one year this also depends on how many people are living in the home it still does save me LOTS of money. I use 2 tablespoons per medium size load and 2-4 drops of purification depending on how stinking the load is. It also works great on my sensitive skin and for my dog’s allergies.
You will need a great big container to mix everything in. I grabbed a 5- gallon bucket from Lowes with a lid or you could buy a fancy glass jar from Hobby Lobby.
First grate the soap. This can be a little time consuming but remember you only need to do it once a year. I use a cheap cheese grater for this. Next pour everything into the bucket and mix, mix mix. I usually shake it for a little while and then have my husband shake for a little while to make sure everything is mixed thoroughly
Being in South Texas everything gets hard from moisture I have found that adding rice to a cheese-cloth and tossing it in the bucket helps keep everything from getting hard.
Here is a quick and very easy toilet bomb recipe which is easy to make and safe for your home as well as being extremely effective on your toilet.
1 1/3 Cup Baking Soda 1/2 cup Citric Acid (ordered off Amazon) Witchazel (put in a small 3 oz spray bottle) 30 drops – thieves 30 drops – lemon
1 tablespoon measuring spoon Parchment/wax paper Glass /mason jars with lids for storing
DIRECTIONS: In a large bowl mix the baking soda and citric acid together. Then add the essential oil drops one scent at a time mixing thoroughly before adding the next.
Now you’ll want to pour the witch hazel into the spray bottle and begin spraying the mixture while mixing with your hands until it molds together in your hands but not too wet (wet sand consistency)
Next start placing in measuring spoon to form or use a mold Let them set til dry at least 4 hours but like i said i just leave mine over night on parchment paper. I decorate a mason jar add a cute label and done.
I drop one to two disks in the toilet depending on how dirty it is then sit back and watch the magic
Wool dryer balls can save money, energy and time. The wool dryer balls circulate and separate the clothing to get warm dry air dispersed evenly throughout the entire load. By doing this cutting dryer time down by 25%-50%. No need for dryer sheets, I add 1-3 drops of lavender and purification to each dryer ball.
You will need 100% wool yarn, then you start by wrapping yarn around your fingers then slip off and start to form a ball. I make on average two softball size balls from one batch of yarn. Once you have achieved desired size tie yarn off and place in stockings.
I use knees Highs and can place four balls tied off at once. This will allow dryer balls to felt and keep there form. Wash in HOT water with sheets or towels 2-3 until balls are felted. At this time cut them out of stockings and they are ready to use for years to come just add your favorite essential oil.
I recently obtain Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil and I have to say it is a wonder, I absolutely love it, and I have to say that at first glance the bottle is a nice size and the fragrance is wonderful. Besides all the beneficial uses for Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil this is a wonderful product are you aware that Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil is versatile essential oils. It naturally fight’s acne, toenail fungus, lice, yeast infections, skin tags, cold sores, dandruff, ringworm, fleas, warts and psoriasis.
How can you not fall in love with Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil just a drop will do depending on what you will be using the Tea Tree Oil. I used it for two skin tags that I had, I used a cotton swab and just dabbed a little on it and applied once a day for several weeks and it help dry the tag up.
As well as my daughter used Apothecary Extract Tea Tree Oil in her shampoo to help get rid of dandruff, this is a product I highly recommend and will definitely be using this remedy again plus in my other home remedies.
Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil is truly a magnificent oil and its a pure oil culled from the leaves of a tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) native to Australia. I love the care they have taken to preserve it’s potency by being packaged in dark amber glass bottle with euro style dropper, which makes this so much easier to use when combining with other oils the Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil is a colorless to pale yellow clear liquid and the aroma is medium and not overpowering which is a plus for me and I love the aroma.
Use to make your own Shampoo, Lotion, Soap, Face Cleaner, Body Wash, and Toothpaste. Stop polluting your home and make all natural Household Cleaners, Detergents, Shower Sprays, Bathroom Disinfectants, and Kitchen Sprays.
The Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil blends well with: Cinnamon Bark, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Myrrh, Nutmeg, Rosewood, Rosemary and Thyme. Giving you a great deal of options
Contemporary Uses:Tea Tree Essential Oil is best known as a very powerful immune stimulant. It can help to fight all three categories of infectious organisms (bacteria, fungi, and viruses), and there is evidence that Tea Tree Oil massages prior to an operation may help to fortify the body and reduce post-operative shock. Used in vapor therapy, Tea Tree Oil can help with colds, measles, sinusitis and viral infections. For skin and hair, Tea Tree has been used to combat acne, oily skin, head lice, dandruff, toenail fungus, yeast infections, skin tags, cold sores, dandruff, and ringworm.
Here is the link where you can purchase this Tea Tree Oil, here. This 4 ounce bottle costs $24.99 and will last you over a year.
Here’s a little information about the Apothecary Extracts
Apothecary Extracts was founded in 2013 because, as consumers, we were tired of not knowing what was in our essential oils. There are so many vendors that dilute their essential oils, or use unsafe extraction processes which contaminate the final product. The only way to be sure what is in your essential oils is to test them. But the tests are expensive so most brands don’t want to pay for this. Or they don’t want you to know the results!
We will only carry essential oils that we are 100% confident represent the best quality and potency available. And we’ll show you the test results to back it up.
Apothecary Extracts is committed to selling only the purest essential oils, and we have the tests to prove it. Available for purchase exclusively on Amazon.com.
I participated in the Mary Lambert Heart On My Sleeve album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided a free album to review but all opinions are my own.
I first heard of Mary when she teamed with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, adding her vocals to “Same Love” and we’ve been one of her biggest fans ever since. How can you not just fall in love with Mary’s charismatic personality and her angelic voice. Mary Lambert has a an incredible voice and her new album Heart On My Sleeve is really going to blew you away. You may have also already heard the first single from the new album, “Secrets”, on the radio where it’s climbing the pop charts and you just can’t help but sing along and relate to lyrics its a fun and very catchy song with a powerful message.
“Heart On My Sleeve” is a dusky love song that Lambert chose as the title track because she felt it summed up how she approached writing the lyrics on the album. “I’ve always lived my life completely open, both to getting hurt, but also to love,” she says. “I have experienced so much joy because I’ve allowed myself to connect. That’s not to say that I haven’t been burned, but with really profound sadness comes really profound joy. Because I’ve experienced some trauma and some really dark times, my capacity for joy is massive.”
Lambert also spells out her mission on the album’s first single, “Secrets,” which is to encourage vulnerability. Set to a buoyant pop melody and hand-claps, Lambert sings: “They tell us from the time we’re young / To hide the things we don’t like about ourselves / Inside ourselves / I’m not the only one / Who spent so long attempting to be someone else / Well I’m over it / I don’t care if the world knows what my secrets are.“
“I felt like there were a lot of songs coming out about self-empowerment and challenging beauty standards, and I wanted to write a song along those same lines, but in my voice,” she explains. “It’s easy to paint a pretty picture and tell everyone to love themselves, but it’s way more complicated than that. There is so much shame and guilt in our society, and I think it has deprived a lot of people from living fully. We’re all facing battles. We’ve all had someone who has hurt us, so let’s talk about it. I believe vulnerability is what will save the world. I wanted to point the lens at myself in hopes of inspiring others to do the same. This song is my dirty laundry, and that’s actually really freeing. Now I can walk around with accidental pieces of bagel in my bra and eat it anyway.”
Love this song it is just so amazing and one of the many Mary Lambert has done that makes you fall in love with her voice and her magnificent style.
This great comedy show/fundraiser to help CANCER PATIENTS!!!
You can buy your tickets online or at the door but either way you need to come out and support this show because the money raised goes to help Cancer Patients in Palm Beach County so they can get treatment and SURVIVE CANCER!!!!
Online sales link http://m.tix.com/m/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=3779