How to Clean Your Kitchen Without Harmful Chemicals

Because there are so many surfaces in the kitchen that get used every day, essential oils can be extremely helpful for keeping the kitchen clean. As a bonus, every time you clean the kitchen using essential oils, it will leave behind a lovely smell— making it feel twice as clean!  Here are a few Kitchen DIYs: With a wide variety of cleansing essential oils, it is easy to make your own natural cleaning agents at home. If you want to avoid the harsh chemicals that are often found in store-bought cleansers, consider making your own cleansers at home. Need a few ideas? Try these: Make your dishes sparkle and shine wit...

How to Make Your Own Effective and Soothing Hand Sanitizing Mist

I have been getting lots of requests for an effective (99.9%) and also soothing hand sanitizing mist. One that won't dry out your hands with repeated use. Here’s recipe for filling a 0.9 oz. (30mL) size spray bottle - ( get yours here ) DIY HAND SANITIZER Ingredients: > 4 tsp rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol or ethyl alcohol or Everclear vodka) > 1 tsp  fractionated coconut oil > 30 drops On Guard, the Protective Blend Boom - you are good to go!!! Pretty easy, right? Have questions?  Connect with me Blessings for Health, Joy & Laughter, Kathy

Get Sunburn Relief with this Soothing Spray & Balm

DIY Soothing After Sun Spray & Body Balm with Essential Oils Just in time for summer, I had to share it with you! This DIY After Sun Spray will give you some relief if you over did it. Make up a batch NOW to be ready - just in case someone in your household got a little too much sun. Sun exposure is good, but too much of it can cause irritated skin. Next time you deal with discomfort from too much sun, try this after-sun soothing spray with essential oils to help provide the relief your skin needs. This also give relief for burns and rashes.   What You Need: 16-ounce  glass spray bottle   1 cup  Aloe Vera Juice   1/4 cup Frac...

DIY Natural Soft Scrub for Tough Jobs

If you are like me cleaning the bathroom is not an experience I look forward to very often. Being stuck in a small closed space with harsh chemicals not only makes it hard to breathe, but can also be very hazardous to your health. This is why I started experimenting to come up with cleaners for my whole house that were pleasant smelling and greatly reduced my toxic intake. I really believe that I enjoy great health because I am consistently working at reducing my toxic load. The next time you clean your bathroom, why not try mixing up an effective cleaner with many ingredients you already have at home. It still might not be your favorite household chore, but you will...

Sunscreen Time Without the Toxic Chemicals

Sunscreen Time! It's so nice to get protection without all the chemicals. Plus it make my skin soft too! My husband and I have been using this 👇 recipe for many years and the only time I get any kind of burn is when I forget to use it! I love the summertime and the opportunity to be outside a lot! Having spent most of my life in Southern California with over 25 years within 2 miles of the beach, my skin has absorbed a good amount of rays. Over the years I have tried a whole lot of sunscreen products. With my ever increasing desire to reduce the toxic load to my body, I have turned to natural ways to help p...

DIY Recipes to Help You Sleep Well

Essential oils can be used to reduce stress, boost mood, ease headaches, or even just make a room smell fresher. If you’re looking for way to use essential oils to help you relax and fall asleep faster, here are a few recipes that might do the trick. DIY Linen Pillow Spray   In a 2 ounce glass spray bottle put 5 drops Serenity Fill with water Shake before each use. Lightly mist sheets & pillows at bedtime Sleepy Time Blend Roller Bottle In a 10ml roller bottle put 5 drops Bergamot 5 drops Cedarwood 5 drops Frankincense Fill ½ way Fractionated Coconut Oil SLEEPY TIME MASSAGE OIL 5–10 drops Essential Oil (Choose one or a mixture of Balance the Grounding Blend, Lavender, Cedarwood, Sandalwood). 1 tb...

DIY - Liquid Laundry Detergent with Essential Oils

I got a stubborn grease stain on one of my favorite shirts.  So, I went online to try some DIY remedies. Each one I tried only made things worse! I pretty much resigned that this stain was here to stay but then thought well I'll wash it one more time but first I'll put a glob of my  DIY Liquid Laundry Detergent on it and let it sit for a day. After washing it, I couldn't believe my eyes - No trace of the stain! From now on I will only need to make the laundry detergent and use it as a stain remover also. You may wonder why I even bother to make my own detergent. Well, have you ever even looked at the ingredient list?(And they don't even have to list everything because it can come under the term of a tr...

DIY: Natural All Purpose Cleaner

Have you ever read the cleaning directions on most All Purpose Cleaners? Years ago I did and was very disappointed to see that after I used the cleaner I needed to go back and wipe everything down again if used on an eating surface. If you have small children or pets, well that means EVERYTHING has to be re-wiped! Why? because of the ingredients in the cleaner aren't safe for consumption. This started my journey of in search of a natural cleaner. I came up with a cleaner containing water, vinegar and elbow grease.      Fortunately a few years ago when I started using essential oils, there was mention of using Lemon essential oil  because ...

Diffuser Blends for Spring

It is officially Spring! Flowers are blooming or soon will be and that means so many wonderful aromas to be inhaled when outdoors. Why not bring some of that Springtime inside with these diffuser blends. Using the doTERRA essential Oils you can rest assured they are certified pure so you aren't bringing any toxic chemicals into your home. Want your home to smell like a Flower Garden in full bloom? Try this one:     1 drop Geranium essential oil     2 drops Lavender essential oil     2 drops Roman Chamo...

DIY Nontoxic Body Wash with Essential Oils

I really enjoy a good fragrant & lathering shower. But after reading the ingredients on most store-bought body washes, I decided it was time to make my own. This nontoxic body wash is easy to make and takes way less time than trying to decipher the long and confusing ingredient list on the back of most body wash bottles. Below is a basic recipe followed by some essential oil suggestions in the Notes. DIY Natural Body Wa...