Spring Cleaning With Essential Oils

I am always looking for ways to eliminate all toxic chemicals from my home by replacing with more natural cleaners like essential oils, vinegar, baking soda and even fruits like lemons and oranges. Not only is it better for your families health but it is better for our environment. Check out these awesome Spring Cleaning With Essential Oils ideas from Shannon Wallis with HireHouseCleaner! Shannon has got some great ideas that I am excited to try!

 

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Cleaning Your Kitchen

Oven. To magically do away with burned-on food and carbon deposits, make sure to heat up your oven first and spray it with white vinegar second. Add a tablespoon of tea tree essential oil. Once you do this, add some salt to the treatment. Unplug the oven and let it sit until it’s cool. Next, scrub the affected areas using a wet towel. If that doesn’t work, go for baking soda. Repeat all the steps from above, just be sure to replace the salt with some good old baking soda.

Cutting boards. No matter if your cutting board is made of plastic or wood, there is one wondrous cleaning solution for it: it’s called a lemon. All you want to do is cut a lemon in half, rub it on the surface and leave it for a few minutes. To double the power of lemon, consider sprinkling the board with coarse salt. Let sit, rub again and rinse off. This will not only do away with germs and grime, but also with bad smells. Needless to say, you can also add lemon essential oil to both disinfect and deodorize your cutting board. Add 15-30 drops of lemon essential oil to a spray bottle filled with water and spray the board. Leave it to work for a few minutes, scrub off and rinse.

Garbage bin. Empty your garbage bin and sprinkle baking soda all over the inside of the item. Let it sit for half an hour. Scrub any marks or stains. Rinse off and let dry. Sprinkle a few drops of essential oil to keep germs at bay and to deodorize it.

Countertops. Countertops are a very specific issue to deal with. According to Professional Hire Cleaners Battersea  the cleaning product you need to use largely depends on the type of material they are. But if you want to skimp over expensive store-bought versions for your deep cleaning routine, here is what you can use. The simplest recipe combines 50% white vinegar and 50% water in a small spray bottle. Add lavender and lemon essential oil for super, duper cleaning powers. This cleaning solution is great for a variety of countertop materials. However, do not use it on stone, granite and marble as it may have the opposite effect. For these surfaces you want to use cheap vodka or rubbing alcohol. Again, mix with water and add an essential oil of your choosing. Apply on the surface and wipe off. Be sure to dry well.

 

Cleaning Your Bathroom

Tub and shower cleaner. Combine a few dabs of liquid castile soap, 10-15 drops of rosemary, thyme or tea tree essential oil and some baking soda. Apply the paste onto the tub and rub with a sponge. You might want to scrub the toughest grime using a toothbrush. If there is mold and mildew, try pouring white vinegar directly onto the surface and let sit.

Toilet. Start by sprinkling baking soda into the bowl. You need a generous amount of the white powder. Follow up with a few drops of tea tea essential oil. It has antibacterial powers and it will deal with germs and bacteria that your toilet bowl harbors. Last but not least, pour about ¼ cup of white vinegar into the bowl. It will make a reaction with the baking soda. Scrub and flush.

Sink. Apply a paste of baking soda and plain water to the sink. Let it work for about half an hour and scrub away the grime. If that doesn’t do the trick, leave the paste to work overnight.

 

Cleaning Everything Else

Glass. Fill a spray bottle with 4 parts water and 1 part vinegar or lemon juice. Add 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and shake well. Lastly, add lemon essential oil. A few drops will make do. Spray on mirrors and windows. Wipe down with a cloth working from the top to the bottom.

Floors. Again, go with white vinegar. Add a few cups of white vinegar to a bucket filled with water. To make your solution smell better and for those wondrous antibacterial properties, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Option 2 is to use a few dabs of regular dish soap in place of vinegar. Stir well.

And this is how you can spring clean your home using essential oils. Not only will your items be germ-free, but they will smell great.

Check out these related posts: Easy Microwave Cleaning, Cleaning Sippy CupsFrom Skeptic to Believer and Getting Started with Essential Oils

Enhance The Romance

Romantic Diffuser Blends

I don’t know about anyone else but I am always looking for ways to enhance the romance in my marriage (this is especially true after having four kids). I thought I’d share some of my husband and I’s favorite diffuser blends that help set the mood with their romantic aroma!

What are your favorite blends to diffuse to give a romantic scent?

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2016 Word of the Year

One Word for 2016

 

Do you like to choose a word of the year? If so I am curious, what is your one word for 2016?

Last year my family and I chose COURAGE for our 2015 word of the year. We had no idea how much courage we would embody throughout the year. I wanted my kids to gain courage and they certainly did. Having been our hardest year yet we all became very courageous! We learned so many valuable lessons in 2015. Going into this new year we are certainly in a better spot than I could have ever imagined we would be.

Heading into 2016 we have chosen SUCCESS as our 2016 word. “Success doesn’t come to you, you go to it.” Marva Collins. This year we are taking big steps to become successful in all areas of our life. We want to gain success in our business/careers, school/academically, talents, sports, friendships and within our family. The definition of success is ‘the accomplishment of an aim or purpose’. We are aiming very high this year! Skies the limit!!

We are setting personal and family goals in 7 key areas of our life; faith, family, friends, finance, fitness, field, & fun. To become balanced in these areas is to become OOLA. What is Oola®? Oola is a state of awesomeness! It’s unlocking the potential for greatness that lies within each of us. It’s finding true purpose and meaning for your life. The OolaGuys, Dr. Dave Braun and Dr. Troy Amdahl, identified seven areas that people need to balance and grow to live a rich and fulfilled life. My husband and I will be reading Oola: Finding Balance in an Unbalanced World together. We hope by working as a team we can help keep one another accountable and obtain a balanced life together.

This year is going to take a lot of hard work but we are ready for it!! 

I’d love to hear your 2016 word of the year in the comments below!

Clean Safely and Effectively!

Thieves Household Cleaner is one of my favorite Young Living products! It’s all natural, non toxic and safe for pets and children. We use Thieves cleaner for everything from our toilets to our kitchen sink and everything in between. 

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It wasn’t until I started really educating myself and using Young Living products that I realized just how many chemicals I was exposing my family to. I have been able to eliminate 90% of my toxic chemicals with just Thieves Household Cleaner! So not only am I saving money because Thieves Cleaner should be diluted with distilled water but I no longer buy any of the old toxic cleaners I was using!

I honestly don’t know what I’d do without it now! Let me know if you need some.

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For more information on getting started with using Young Living click here and additional information on how we chose Young Living can be found here! 
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All Time Favorite Salsa Recipe!

I made my salsa for Fiesta Bunco night a couple months back and since then my friends keep requesting it at all of our get-togethers. They asked if it was a secret family recipe and although my family all does make this salsa in our varying ways, it is no secret. I do have a secret ingredient that I think takes my salsa to the next level! See if you can spot my secret ingredient in the recipe below!

All-Time-Favorite-Salsa-Recipe!! This is simple to make and a crowd favorite too!

 

 

 

 

 

All Time Favorite Salsa Recipe!

Ingredients

  • 8 Tomatoes
  • 4-5 Jalapenos (depending on how hot you want your salsa)
  • 1 Onion
  • Cilantro - nickel sized bunch at base/stems
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 drops Young Living Lemon Oil or 1/4 tsp Lemon Juice

Instructions

  1. Finely chop tomatoes, jalapeno, onion, and cilantro leaves. Add all the chopped veggies, garlic, salt, and lemon to a blender or food processor. Blend until desired texture. Taste, add additional salt, garlic salt, or lemon as needed. Refrigerate for an hour, then serve with your favorite tortilla chips!
  2. *Side note: If you'd like to make pico de gallo instead of salsa just finely chop everything and combine in a bowl, chill and serve!
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I highly suggest taking this to your next bbq or potluck! Your friends will be begging you to bring it every time!

*Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. I am just blogging about my own experiences and results. I only use Young Living Essential Oils and we choose to take them internally like the recipe above.

Be Happy Now Oil Blend

Be Happy Now Blend - #YoungLiving #EssentialOils - MySixRingCircus.comDid you know there are many oils and oil blends that help lift your mood? Here are three Young Living blends that I enjoy using individually for myself and my family…

Joy™ is a luxuriously exotic blend with uplifting overtones that creates magnetic energy and brings joy to the heart. 

Release™ promotes harmony and balance in the mind and body.

Peace & Calming® may be especially calming and comforting to young children after an overactive and stressful day.

Recently I decided to make a combination of the three to apply on the bottom of our feet and back of our neck to help promote more peaceful loving moods around my house! I loved this new Be Happy Now blend I made! I apply it to myself and my children once in the morning and once mid afternoon. This is making a positive impact on my kids, especially for the occasional morning crankiness!!

Be Happy Now Oil Blend

Ingredients

  • 10 drops Joy™
  • 8 drops Peace & Calming®
  • 12 drops Release™
  • Carrier Oil: Like V-6 or fractionated Coconut Oil
  • 10ml glass bottle with roller and lid

Instructions

  1. Carefully drip each oil, one at a time, into a clean glass bottle.
  2. After you have placed all three of the Young Living oils into the bottle, add a carrier oil to fill the remainder of the bottle.
  3. Place the roller fitment (or orifice fitment if you don't have a roller) on the bottle.
  4. Secure the lid on the bottle.
  5. Gently roll the bottle between your hands to mix the oils.
  6. Apply directly onto bottoms of feet, back of neck, or wrists.
  7. Keep in a cool dark place, away from heat and direct sunlight.

Notes

Disclaimer: This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Bruise & Pain Be Gone with Young Living Essential Oils

During our recent move we were living in a house with boxes for a few weeks. One afternoon I ran my toe into a box, OUCH! I tend to break this one little pinky toe about once a year so it was due time for an injury. I decided to go to my Young Living Essential Oils Premium Starter Kit first.

I applied PanAway directly on my sore toe to help alleviate physical discomforts. Followed that a couple minutes later by applying Frankincense (which is known to aide in healing skin) to my toe. I did this morning and night for four days. By day three I felt little pain when walking or wearing shoes. Then on day four I saw minimal bruising.

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 Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. These products are not meant to be used to cure any disease. I am just blogging about my own experiences and results.

If you have any questions Contact me today!

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Getting Started with Young Living Essential Oils

Getting Started with Young Living

New Premium Starter Kit Oils

 

I shared how I chose Young Living Essential Oils. I’ve had several people asking me recently how they can order a Premium Starter Kit or other essential oils with Young Living so I wanted to share that info with all of you!

How to get started?

You can purchase Young Living therapeutic-grade essential oils in two different ways… as a Wholesale Member or Retail Customer. Retail customers pay full price for products with no kits to buy. Wholesale members get a 24% discount off retail price for every Young Living product plus the opportunity to earn free oils and credits with bonuses every month.

To begin as a Wholesalr: you start by purchasing an enrollment kit or Starter Kit. I recommend the Premium Starter Kit because of the value for the money (products for half price). The kit itself includes the Everyday Essentials Oils ($150 value) and a free diffuser ($100 value) PLUS more!

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Premium Starter Kit

When you orderPremium Starter Kit, you are entitled to wholesale pricing on all Young Living products, which is a 24% discount. The Premium Starter Kit is definitely the because it retails for over $300, but as a Wholesale Member, you get a 50% discount!

You now have the option to pick the diffuser of your choice when ordering a Premium Starter Kit! Here is a quick look at what makes each diffuser unique!

Premium Starter Kit Diffuser Choices

Signing Up As A Young Living Wholesale Member

1. Click here to begin signing up.

2. Where it says “Sign Up As” select “Young Living Wholesale Member”. **The Enroller ID and Sponsor ID number should automatically be imputed but just in case here it is:  2420980

3Fill out your name, billing address, shipping address, and other important contact info(The reason you are asked to list your s

4. Create Username, Password, and Pin. Creating your username, password, and pin will allow you to log in to your account and order your oils, check old orders, track current orders, and more.

5Agree to Terms & Conditions.

6. Select your enrollment order. This is where you can specify which Premium Starter Kit you would like. You must sign up with a kit to become a Wholesale Member. To maintain your 24% discount going forward, you only need to spend 50PV ($50) each subsequent year with Young Living on any product in their store. That’s it! You can also purchase other items at this time if you wish.

7. Set up your optional Essential Rewards Program. Now don’t be confused by this step – buying one of the Essential Rewards (ER) kits is not a requirement to sign up as a Wholesale Member! This is a rewards program you can opt into to start earning money back to help pay for your oils. If one of the ER kits looks valuable to you then by all means get one in addition to your starter kit. (See “Bonus Oil Offer” below step 12!) If you don’t wish to set this up at this time, you can skip this step by selecting “No, thank you. I plan on enrolling in the Essential Rewards Program later”.

8Confirm your enrollment information. Be sure everything’s correct before proceeding.

9Add any additional products to your order. Is there anything else you’d like to add to your initial kit order? Now’s the time to add those products to your order before you finalize. (See “Bonus Oil Offer” below step 12!)

10Proceed to checkout and complete your enrollment. Once completed, you will receive your Member ID number. We recommend you keep this number written or saved somewhere for your records. Your Member ID is needed when sponsoring new members, and can also be used in place of your username.

11. Be sure to confirm your order has processed. I’ve had a few wholesale members miss this step and not fully process their orders. Be sure your order is confirmed and that you receive an email saying your order has been received!

12. Bookmark this page! https://beta.youngliving.com/ This is where you will log into your back office, order products, update your personal info, download important member tools, and set up and edit your essential rewards.

*BONUS OIL OFFER* (COMPLETELY Optional for those who purchase one of the Premium Starter Kits!)

If you would like to earn an additional BONUS essential oil upon signing up (in addition toeverything you’re already receiving discounted and for free!), what you need to do is to order additional products to get your order total up to be 190PV or more. By purchasing one of the Premium Starter Kits already, which has 100PV, you’ll just need 90 more points to get another bonus oil. For example, you could decide to stock up on Thieves Oil and get the large bottle (at 33.75PV), also getting a large bottle of Cedarwood (at 11.25PV), Copaiba (at 43PV), and Lavender (at 23.5PV). Or, you could venture into other areas of our products, such as the Thieves Toothpaste (at 9.75PV) or Household Cleaner (at 22PV). Any products you choose to add to your additional order, that bring your total points up to $190.25, will qualify you to get the BONUS oil. Plus, you’ll get these additional with discounted shipping, AND it will qualify you to get this month’s free promotional products offer through Young Living, too! (Like I mentioned, this step is completely optional and totally up to you!)

Now, if you would like to earn TWO free BONUS essential oils this month, then go ahead and enroll in Essential Rewards (ER) program. Young Living has a wonderful rewards program with reduced shipping that earns you points towards FREE oils and products and is available for those members (even new members like you) who plan to order oils and oil products regularly. In order to sign-up for ER, for this first month, you will need to choose one of the Essential Rewards kits that are offered on the sign-up page. These specially priced kits combine some of our best-selling products into a discounted bundled kit for you to purchase. For next month’s order, you can change up what you wish to receive, and either select another ER kit, or individual products of your choosing. More information on ER and how it all works, read about it HERE or contact me, I can help you!

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Congratulations & Welcome to the amazing world of essential oils!!

If you have any questions, please contact me.

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Frequently Asked Questions about ordering:

How do I order one or more Young Living Oils?

You can order directly from Young Living. Click on “Shop Products” on the top, and either navigate using the categories or type what product you’re looking for in the search. Type in the quantity, hit “Add to Cart” and, when finished shopping, click “Check out” and follow the on screen instructions (please don’t forget to put in my enroller/sponsor ID #2420980).

Why do I need an account with Young Living?

Young Living simply wants you to be able to have access to someone who can teach you how to use the oils properly. By signing up as a customer with my enroller ID (2420980), you’re just becoming my customer so I can be the one to help you now and in the future.

Should I become an Young Living Wholesale Member instead of a Retail Customer?

As a Retail Customer, you pay full retail price. As a Wholesale Member, you get the wholesale pricing of 24% off retail price. In addition, should you decide to share the oils with your friends and family, and should they sign-up with you to purchase from you, as a Wholesale Member, you could earn commissions and participate in promotions to get free oils. If this is something that seems enticing, please contact me. I will be more than happy to help you get started!

I don’t really want to sell essential oils. Do I have to sell Young Living products to be a Wholesale Member?

NO, of course not.  Since there is no monthly order requirement you can simply just order whenever you and your family need it.  There is no requirement to have a business.

Is there a monthly order minimum?

No, you do not have to order monthly in order to benefit from being a Wholesale Member.

Is there a yearly membership fee? Or any hidden costs?

No, there is no yearly membership fee for any of the customer/member options.

However, as a Wholesale Member/Distributor, there is a one-time purchase of one of the starter kits to get started and attain the wholesale pricing. Also, you must purchase 50PV($50 worth) in product a year to remain an “active” Wholesale Member/Distributor. Should you become inactive, you can place a 50PV order anytime to reactivate.

Any prices you see are the prices, that’s it. No hidden costs or charges anywhere, just the product price, shipping, and tax. There are never any additional charges or hidden charges ever.

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So what are you waiting for? 😉 Contact me today with any additional questions you may have!

Essential Oils: From Skeptic to Believer…I’m in LOVE!

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I started hearing about essential oils a couple of years ago. I didn’t understand what all the hype was about. I was content with our health so why would I need or want essential oils. Plus the prices scared my inner frugal goddess to death. There was no way I was going to buy any essential oils.

Fast forward to the winter 2014 in South Texas. I was ready to make a healthy lifestyle change for my family! I started asking my FB friends what they REALLY thought about oils, especially to help maintain healthy respiratory symptoms. I didn’t want to hear the sales pitches, I wanted to hear if I had any chance of feeling half way human during the most miserable three months of my life each year. A couple weeks after I asked for feedback an anonymous FB friend gifted my family a set of oils from Plant Therapy. I jumped right in to use them.

Guess what I realized…the essential oils were actually helping me and my family in numerous ways. I didn’t have a diffuser so we just applied the oils to hot points on our body or sprayed them on our pillows, shoes, and in the room. As I saw a more healthy lifestyle aided with these oils it peaked my curiosity to whether or not buying from a different essential oil company would lead to better/different results. Basically I wanted to know if other “top name” companies were the same as what I had or better.

Let me remind you all that I am VERY skeptical! I do not jump onto trends! I do not just buy items, I research endlessly to make sure I am making the best purchase for our money. I am frugal, expensive items don’t exist in my house unless; (a) I find it on extreme clearance, (b) we’ve saved for the purchase, (c) we have researched the item. I am the person at Target that puts 20 items in her cart but then hands 15 of the items to the cashier at the end because I’ve talked myself out of them all, only purchasing 5 items. I buy the essentials. I don’t like splurging. It’s just in my nature.

I spent 2 months researching essential oils. I read about the process of extracting the oil from the plant. I read about how different companies farm or buy their oil. I read about MANY different companies. I read reviews. I talked to friends about companies they were passionate about. I read the good, the bad, and the ugly about the “top companies”. I wasn’t about to make any major purchases until I had found the right company that fit my family perfectly.

Finally, after talking it over with my husband and praying on it for a few days I decided to purchase a premium starter kit from Young Living. Young Living was the right company for our family for so many reasons I found during my research. One of the topseedtoseal-150x150 reasons we chose Young Living is their “Seed to Seal” promise. I had no idea that I would literally fall in love with essential oils once again after I received my Young Living premium starter kit! In one short month I have become very passionate about helping aide my families health with Young Living Essential Oils. From skeptic to believer, I am now in LOVE with Young Living Essential Oils!!

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I’ve added a graphic here to show just some of the reasons we chose Young Living. 

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Read about how to get started with Young Living or Contact me today. I’m happy to answer your questions!
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