Homemade Laundry Detergent

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Not long after moving to our farm house, I began searching for cleaning products that would not damage our ground water.

We are on a well and septic system, so making sure that we do not add toxic chemicals to our water is important.

As an avid Pinterest user,

I came across many different websites for recipes.

Not sure how well DIY laundry detergent would work,

I was a little leery about trying it.

However, once I made it and used it the first time,

 I was pleasantly surprised!

I have been making it for almost 2 years

and I have had very good results with.

Since I started using essential oils the beginning of this year,

 I started adding a few drops of

different oils to the batch when I make it.

I am extremely happy with the cost savings of DIY detergent as well!

1 box of Borax $3.99

1 Box of Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda $3.99

2 Bars of Fels-Naptha Soap $1.49

10 drops of your favorite essential oil under $1.00

Total Price $10.96 before tax!

Not to shabby for ingredients that will make  more than 2 batches of laundry detergent that will last over 2 months for 2 people.

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DIY Laundry Detergent Recipe

1 Cup of Borax

1 Cup of Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda

1 Bar of Fels-Naptha Soap – grated

10 drops of your favorite essential oil

 I use Thieves or Purification Blends

Place all ingredients except for essential oil in a blender or ninja type blender with lid and pulse until incorporated

Once incorporated, transfer to storage container

and add essential oil drops

Allow several hours or overnight for essential oils to

incorporate into detergent before use.

Note - I have started adding the essential oil drops to the washing soda a day or two prior to making detergent to avoid having to wait for the oils to incorporate into mixture

I use 1/8 of a cup per load of laundry

This recipe makes enough detergent for 2 people

for over a months worth of laundry!

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There you have it!

Homemade Powdered Laundry Detergent that is MUCH cheaper than pre made detergent and Much safer for the environment!

I hope you will give this a try!

Let me know if you have any questions or if you would like more information on the essential oils that I use.

Peace, Love, & Hugs!

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30 Ways To Use Lavender Essential Oil

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Please know these uses are for Young Living Lavender Essential Oil ONLY.

1.) Rub Lavender oil on the feet for a calming effect on the body.

2.) Rub a drop of Lavender oil on your palms and then apply to your pillow to help you sleep and for insomnia.

3.) Put a drop of Lavender oil on a bee sting or insect bite to stop itching and reduce swelling.

4.) Put 2-3 drops of Lavender oil on a minor burn to decrease pain and help prevent scarring.

5.) Drop Lavender oil on a cut to stop the bleeding.

6.) Mix several drops of Lavender oil with olive or coconut oil and use topically on eczema and dermatitis.

7.) To alleviate the symptoms of motion sickness, place a drop of Lavender oil on the end of the tongue, around the navel or behind the ears.

8.) To stop a nosebleed, put a drop of Lavender oil on a tissue and wrap it around a small chip of ice. Push the tissue covered ice chip up under the middle of the top lip to the base of the nose and hold as long as comfortable or until the bleeding stops (do not freeze the lip or gum).

9.) Rub a drop of Lavender oil over the bridge of the nose to unblock tear ducts.

10.) Rub Lavender oil on dry or chapped skin.

11.) Rub a drop of Lavender oil on chapped or sunburned lips.

12.) To reduce or minimize the formation of scar tissue, massage Lavender oil on and around the affected area.

13.) Rub 2 drops of Lavender oil over the armpit area to act as a deodorant.

14.) Rub a drop of Lavender oil between your palms and inhale deeply to help alleviate the symptoms of hay fever.

15.) Rub several drops of Lavender oil into the scalp to help eliminate dandruff.

16.) Place a few drops of Lavender oil on a cotton ball and place in your linen closet to scent the linens and repel moths and insects.

17.) Place a drop of Lavender oil in your water fountain to scent the air, kill bacteria and prolong the time between cleanings.

18.) Place a few drops of Lavender oil on a wet cloth and throw into the dryer which will deodorize and freshen your laundry.

19.) Put a drop of Lavender oil on a cold sore.

20.) Diffuse Lavender oil to alleviate the symptoms of allergies.

21.) Spritz several drops of Lavender oil mixed with distilled water on a sunburn to decrease pain.

22.) Drop Lavender oil on a cut to clean the wound and kill bacteria.

23.) Apply 2-3 drops of Lavender oil to a rash to stop the itching and heal the skin.

24.) Apply 1-2 drops of Lavender oil in your iron to freshen your clothes.

25.) Apply 1-2 drops of Lavender oil on a wet cloth and place in the dryer for an all natural dryer sheet.

26.) Rub Lavender oil on the back of your neck, chest, and in between your eyes to alleviate sinuses, sinusitis, allergies.

27.) Add Lavender oil to your recipes. (Lavender Blueberry Banana Bread)

28.) Add drops of Lavender oil to your favorite beverage: tea or lemonade.

29.) Rub a drop of Lavender oil on your temples to alleviate a headache.

30.) Rub a drop on the base of the neck to relieve stress and anxiety.

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VIA: Dawn Slicker-Healing Lotus Aromatherapy

Please feel to contact me if you have any questions about  any of the amazing Young Living products!

Place your order here:  http://www.ylwebsite.com/JuliaMcCabe/home

Peace, Love, & Hugs!

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Julia McCabe
Herald, CA
916-622-9015
Email Me

https://www.youngliving.org/jmccabe72

Disclaimer Notice:

The information contained in this announcement is intended for educational purposes only

and is not meant to substitute for medical care or to prescribe treatment for any specific health condition

Note: Young Living’s product availability and pricing varies by country.

Please contact your Young Living wellness consultant for product availability and pricing if you have any questions.

Homemade Cough and Cold Ointment

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Cough and Cold Season Is Here!
Making small changes to our products that we use can make a big difference in our overall health!

Look at the directions and warning from the Vicks website on Vicks VapoRub!

Did you know that the warning label says:
DO NOT USE ON CHILDREN UNDER 2?!?!?!?!?!

Do you really want to put that on yourself or your children?

Natural, healthily and SAFE alternatives are available!

Take charge of your family’s health TODAY!

For more information please feel free to contact me or visit my website:

Make This!
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1 Heaping spoonful of coconut oil
3 Drops of eucalyptus essential oil
3 Drops of lemon essential oil
3 Drops of peppermint essential oil
Mix together in a small glass container
Rub on chest and upper back as needed for cough and cold relief
Instead of  using This!
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“DIRECTIONS
See important warnings under “When using this product.”
Adults and children 2 years and over:
Rub a thick layer on chest and throat or rub on sore, aching muscles.
Cover with a warm, dry cloth if desired.
Keep clothing loose about throat/chest to help vapors reach the nose/mouth.
Repeat up to three times per 24 hours or as directed by doctor.
Children under 2 years:
Do not use.

INGREDIENTS
Active Ingredients (Purpose)

Regular:
Camphor 4.8% (Cough suppressant and topical analgesic)
Eucalyptus oil 1.2% (Cough suppressant)
Menthol 2.6% (Cough suppressant and topical analgesic)
Lemon:
Camphor 4.7% (Cough suppressant and topical analgesic)
Eucalyptus oil 1.2% (Cough suppressant)
Menthol 2.6% (Cough suppressant and topical analgesic)

Inactive Ingredients
Regular: Cedarleaf oil, nutmeg oil, special petrolatum, thymol, turpentine oil
Lemon: Cedarleaf oil, lemon fragrance, nutmeg oil, special petrolatum, thymol, turpentine oil
Other Information
Store at room temperature.

WARNINGS
Failure to follow these warnings could result in serious consequences.
For external use only; avoid contact with eyes.
Do not use:

By mouth
With tight bandages
In nostrils
On wounds or damaged skin
Ask a doctor before use if you have:
Cough that occurs with too much phlegm (mucus)
Persistent or chronic cough such as occurs with smoking, asthma, or emphysema
When using this product, do not:
Heat
Microwave
Add to hot water or any container where heating water. May cause splattering and result in burns.
Stop use and ask a doctor if:
Muscle aches and pains persist more than 7 days or come back
Cough lasts more than 7 days, comes back, or occurs with fever, rash, or persistent headache
These could be signs of a serious condition.

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.
Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.”
WOW!!!
Now just looking all these warnings is a HUGE reason for me NOT to use this product!

Please feel to contact me if you have any questions about  any of the amazing Young Living products!

Place your order here:  http://www.ylwebsite.com/JuliaMcCabe/home

Peace, Love, & Hugs!

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Julia McCabe
Herald, CA
916-622-9015
Email Me
Become a Member or Place an Order

Disclaimer Notice:

The information contained in this announcement is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for medical care or to prescribe treatment for any specific health condition

Note: Young Living’s product availability and pricing varies by country. Please contact your Young Living wellness consultant for product availability and pricing if you have any questions.

Enjoy Warm Fall Scents with Young Living October Promotions!

Did you know that every month Young Living offers Free Product?

Nothing helps transition your home into the holiday season like the warming aromas of autumn—earthy, spicy scents that uplift and invite reflection. This October, you can earn free 5-ml bottles of Cinnamon Bark and Myrrh essential oils, plus a $20 enrollment coupon with your order!

By placing a qualifying order of $190.00 or $250.00 you can earn $65.49 or $85.49 in Free Products!

190 PV Reward
Order 190 PV and receive free 5-ml Cinnamon Bark and 5-ml Myrrh essential oils—a retail value of $65.49!

190 PV Reward Offer Details

Offer is valid from 12 midnight, MT, October 1 2013, to 11:59 p.m., MT, October 31, 2013.
Limit of one free 5-ml Cinnamon Bark and one free 5-ml Myrrh per qualifying order.
Limit of five qualifying orders per month.
Single orders over 190 PV do not earn duplicate rewards.
PV minimum must be reached in a single order. Partial orders placed throughout the qualifying month cannot be combined in order to receive the offer.
Offer is available to Young Living Independent Distributors and retail customers.
Offer does not apply to Essential Rewards point redemption orders.
Offer earned via phone, Essential Rewards, and online orders only.
PV is not earned on free product.
Member is responsible for shipping costs associated with ordered and free product.
Offer is valid in the U.S. and all NFR markets, except where restrictions prevent promotional product(s) from entering the country

250 PV Reward

Order 250 PV and receive one 5-ml bottle each of Cinnamon Bark and Myrrh essential oils and a $20 enrollment coupon. This reward pack has a retail value of $85.79!
Cinnamon BarkWith its beloved, spicy-sweet aroma, Cinnamon Bark is a favorite for use as an uplifting home fragrance. A key component of Thieves® essential oil blend, it also offers a host of wellness benefits.* Diffuse to invite tranquility and relaxation, or dilute in a 1:4 ratio and apply topically or take internally.
MyrrhDerived from the precious resin of the Somali myrrh tree, Myrrh essential oil’s smoky, balsamic aroma has traditionally been used to promote spirituality. It is also a great addition to any skin-care regimen—myrrh can tone the appearance of the skin and promote a more youthful-looking complexion. Diffuse during prayer and meditation, or mix into your morning or evening moisturizer for a glowing complexion.
$20 Enrollment Coupon: This transferrable enrollment coupon is an ideal tool for sharing Young Living and bringing new energy to your organization. Look for a discount code on your qualifying 250 PV order invoice, which you may then give to an enrolling distributor to help offset the cost of a Starter Kit. To redeem the code, the enrolling distributor must sign up online with one of our new, exciting enrollment kits and enter the coupon code upon checkout, allowing him or her to join for as little as $20! This unique benefit makes it more enticing than ever to join Young Living!

250 PV Reward Offer Details

Offer is valid from 12 midnight, MT, October 1, 2013, to 11:59 p.m., MT, October 31, 2013.
Limit of one free 5-ml Cinnamon Bark, one free 5-ml Myrrh, and one free $20 enrollment coupon per qualifying order.
Limit of five qualifying orders per month.
PV minimum must be reached in a single order. Partial orders placed throughout the qualifying month cannot be combined in order to receive the offer.
Single orders over 250 PV do not earn duplicate rewards.
Coupon code expires 90 days from issue.
PV is not earned on free product.
Offer does not apply to Essential Rewards point redemption orders.
Offer earned via phone, Essential Rewards, and online orders only.
Member is responsible for shipping costs associated with ordered and free product.
Offer is valid in the U.S. and all NFR markets, except where restrictions prevent promotional product(s) from entering the country.
Reach either of the following PV minimums in a single order during October to earn these fall favorites!
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Please feel to contact me if you have any questions about  any of the amazing Young Living products!

Place your order here:  http://www.ylwebsite.com/JuliaMcCabe/home

Peace, Love, & Hugs!

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Julia McCabe
Herald, CA
916-622-9015
Email Me
Become a Member or Place an Order

Disclaimer Notice:

The information contained in this announcement is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for medical care or to prescribe treatment for any specific health condition

Note: Young Living’s product availability and pricing varies by country. Please contact your Young Living wellness consultant for product availability and pricing if you have any questions.