I know it has been awhile since I found some great finds to share but I realized that I use my essential oils daily but I don’t talk much about them online. So I thought every Tuesday and/or Thursday when I share my great finds that I will share interesting facts and recipes pertaining to essential oils.
Today I am going to share part of my Thieves cleaning kit. (I have older post about thieves and how great it is to clean with and all the other uses for it.)
I was so excited when I received my kit. I don’t know what it is about kits but I feel like a kid on Christmas when I get something that comes all together. With this kit comes a nice bucket, a white cloth, a spray bottle, a 10.4 oz Thieves cleaner, small booklet that gives recipes on how to clean with out toxins and 5 essential oils in a red bag.
As you can see you get a lot so you can start cleaning your whole home with just a few items that last a lot of months.
Todays All-purpose cleaner recipe can be used from countertops to the bathroom and everything in-between.
Yield: approximately 16 fluid ounces
1 capful thieves Household Cleaner
2 Cups of water
Combine ingredients and store in a glass spray bottle. Spray surfaces liberally and wipe clean.
OPTIONAL add a few drops of pine, lemon, purification or tea tree essential oil.
This is safe to use around babies and pets and you don’t have to worry about chemicals.
You will find this and many more recipes on a safe alternative way to clean on Young Living’s blog (if you are a member.) If you are interested on purchasing any products or becoming a member or perhaps you have questions you may go to my website or email me.
Nothing can put fear in me and leave me with a sleepless night like the thought of sleeping on a dirty bed with dust mites/ spiders.
Here is a spray you can make up and spray on your mattress or use directly on your sheets.
3 Drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil
3 Drops of Lemon Essential Oil
3 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil
3 Drops of Melaleuca Essential Oil
3 Drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
1/2 Bottle of Witch Hazel
1/2 Cup Water
2 oz glass spray bottle
Mix above ingredients, put in a spray bottle. Spray as much as you would like and enjoy the lovely aroma!
I enjoy the cleaning power of bleach but since my children were small I began my quest for clean but without harsh chemicals.
In this search I have found a lot of some old and new recipes that do the trick.
This one is natural bleach with lemon essential oils.
20 Drops of lemon essential oils ( I use Young Living oils)
1 Cup Peroxide
1 Cup Water
Mix together, you may put in a spray bottle to use on any surface that you would normally use bleach on.
I find these little gems wonderful to clean the toilet with and without the harsh of chemicals.
Here is a general recipe.
1/2 Cup baking soda
1/2 Cup citric acid
1/2 Cup corn starch
25 drops of essential oils
Mix all ingredients together, if not moist enough spray a little water on the mixture.
Spray molds with water pour mixture into molds and let stand for over night. After they are set up put in freezer bags.
Psalm 30: 9-12 ” What is gained if I am silenced, if I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it proclaim your faithfulness? Hear, Lord and be merciful to me; Lord, be my help. You have turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing you praises and not be silent. Lord my God, I will praise you forever.”
I start my first blog with this passage because I am proclaiming Gods Faithfulness
We have all seen or heard of the flying trapeze, the performer jumps from a platform with the trapeze swinging back and forth allowing gravity to work in their favor but if they don’t take that next step in faith to complete this beautiful dance they will just swing back and forth not getting any place and eventually gravity wont be in their favor.
Life is like this, we must move through our fear and have faith in order to take the next step that will lead our life to the next platform. I know that with God’s mercy and faithfulness I can move through the scary places so I can move on to the better things God has for me. I need Him to complete my dance, if I step out in faith I know my wailing will turn to joy and I can live life in true joy. I can just be me and what a free wonderful feeling it is!