Thursday, May 24, 2012

Lavender ( Baby Powder Recipe)

Can you believe it, this lavender oil will cut a burn, make a bug bite manageable, work better then neosporin. We all 9 of us have put it right to the test at our house.
 When there are lots of boys in a house there is going to be a
cut or two or four. Burns not as often but they happen especially when its summer and no shirt is the order of the day. I just add it to a spray bottle of water so it spreads farther and spray on the burn or before going tanning to get a burn. We have used this for years at our house in diaper rash ointments, baby cornstarch mix to replace baby powder (someone at our house is allergic to talc) so this works better. But now I am the one who is mixing the mix for baby powder gifts and adding my own Lavender from doTERRA (read info on this oil back on this link). Yep go here to get your own lovely smelling baby making ingredient.
Natural Baby Powder Recipe
* 1/2 cup arrowroot powder (cornstarch can promote candida so I don't use it anymore.)
* 8 drops of organic lavender oil ( if you purchase a 5 ml bottle it will contain approx 100 drops )
* Optional : White Clay  I get mine from Redmond Clay , sometimes called Kaolin Clay or White Cosmetic Clay
* A Container  I used an old container that had powdered makeup to shake out of the holes but you could use (a wide mouth jar with a powder puff for dabbing the powder onto your baby’s bottom)
Have fun creating and smelling nice
My boys have used Melaluca (read info on this oil back on this link) in the powder mix to put in their shoes or on that area that can chafe when the legs rub together. Just another oil that can help when it comes to powders.

My good friends father who has had both legs cut off and uses this lavender oil applying it to the stumps to heal the sores that come because of his prostheses. After 34 years of painful sores he is free from this frustration because of the Lavender oil. He wipes the insides of the plastic sleeves with Melaluca to keep the bacteria from breeding there when he wears his legs.

Essential oils are amazing go ahead give them a try its worth the smell and staying away from toxins.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

I am really coming to love this essential oil. It's been a great balancer in my morning routine. I have some son's who use it when they are feeling very overwhelmed. It takes the stress right out of the situations that we face everyday. Mixed in some coconut oils it would make a great shaving cream. I think I will be trying that for my guys there are several at this house who are shaving and getting to dream about shaving.
Please go to this website to see about getting some of your own. .

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Answer to a safer healthier Medicine Cabinet

Take a look at this link of info and you will find the answer to the cheaper medicine cabinet. Click the Link

Dosen't that above one seem safer then this one here? Some of these have side affects. We have experianced a few at our house. Like reactions to red40 in the feaver reducer, or reactions to the bug spray. Anyway just nice to know there are other options to trade off with in the world that are healthier and safer.
Have an amazing week.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Get Rid of Lysol and Do a safe All Purpose Cleaner Recipe

So you know how when you catch your baby holding the spray bottle filled with Lysol Spray Cleaner and you want to scream and cry for fear because you know that they have been sucking the toxic cleaner out of the nosal end. Here is a very safe alternative with proven research info that will not harm your baby if that curious little thing gets into your cleaning bucket while your scrubbing away at the germs.
Two ways to choose.
Spray bottle filled with water and Lemon Essential Oil from doTERRA.
Or 1/4 cup Vinegar, 1 cup water and 30 drops of  Lemon Oil.(link to why this oil is so good to clean with) 
You can also use Lavender, Eucalyptus,or Wild Orange.(any time a word has color its a link check it out.) 
To do heavy traffic door handles use On Guard oil especially in the winter time.
To make an even tougher cleaner lets add a 1teaspoon of Borax or Baking Soda. Ooop scary some will say, not going to spray that on my counter, well here's a few linky views that may help you decide if that's the way you want to move in your recipe mix. Crunchy Betty says Getting to the Bottom of Borax and then of course there is the infamous (as my kids call it) Wikipedia.
So there's the scoop or the spray however you want to see it.  

Personally I like getting rid of the toxic Lysol and going green and feeling like the toast that gets set on the counter isn't picking up some residue that's harmful. You can actually consume doTERRA oils they are that safe but your not supposed to do that with Lysol.

 If I could I would put a big red X over that Lysol container. Which one would you choose to use? Healthy spray bottle with consumable oil or toxic Lysol wipes or sprays?
On this link you can see lots of other ways to use doTERRA oils as a cleaner with the recipes and all, Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Wood Floor Cleaner,  etc. just hit all those words back there.
(Key: any colored words are usually a link on this blog.)