Saturday, March 7, 2015

DIY CARPET CLEANER... that actually works!

We have hardwood floors and tile throughout most of our house, and tile, but we have a few rooms with carpet and a large rug in our living room. I hate carpet because it gets dirty SO easy, is hard to clean, and with 5 family members {three of which are kids}, I feel like carpet never looks fresh or clean.

But since we have an area rug in the most used room in our home, you can imagine how much dirt it collects. From eating around the coffee table, to spilling milk {including chocolate milk}, to mud and dirt from shoes, the rug has its fair share of stains. And of course, I purchased a WHITE and blue striped rug. Hey... I love the chevron patter and the rug was on sale. And it looks great in m
y living room. When it's clean!

As you may be aware I've been using Young Living products since October of last year, and until just a month ago, I was only using oils for me and my family, not other oily products such as household cleaner, toothpaste or supplements. I have testimonies on all of those later, but today I'm focusing on the THIEVES HOUSEHOLD CLEANER. People, this stuff is amazing!

The cleaner comes in a 14.4 oz bottle of concentrate. I took an empty Febreze bottle, removed the label, and added 1 capful of Thieves cleaner to 1 quart {4 cups} of water. You can use any empty spray bottle!


Let me show you my rug before. Please notice the large brownish stain in the left middle. That's chocolate milk I tried my best to remove with Resolve and OxyClean months ago. That's the best I could get it to come out after over 15 minutes of scrubbing! And take a look at the gray stain in the bottom middle. I have no clue what that is, but my rug is covered in small ones just like that one all over. You can see them all over the rug! And y'all, I vacuum nearly every day! 

I sprayed the cleaner on the large brown spot and the gray spot near the bottom, heavily soaking both areas. I let the cleaner set in the spots for about 5-6 minutes. Then with an old towel, I scrubbed each spot for about 6-8 minutes each. And ran the vacuum over it. Take a look at the difference!


I plan to do the rest of the rug this way, which will probably take a bit of time, but I was amazed at how well the stains came out!

Want to know what the Thieves cleaner is? Take a look:



Want to know how you can get Thieves household cleaner yourself? Sign up as a wholesale or retail customer, or contact me for details. 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

DIY DISHWASHER DETERGENT

Yep, I've become on of "those people". I've decided to start making my own detergents, and I'm starting with dishwasher detergent. I plan to work my way through the pages of "The Chemical Free Home" book and make more chemical-free recipes for my home. I'm actually very excited!

Here's the recipe I used:




I was amazed at how cheap I was able to buy the ingredients for, especially when I am using several of these ingredients for my next project: Liquid Laundry Detergent. When you look at the cost, it's easy to see how much money I'm going to save by making this myself. PLUS, I'll be using less chemicals in my home, which is a bonus in itself.



Cost Breakdown:
Borax (bought at Target): $3.99
Baking Soda (bought at Target): $0.89
Citric Acid (bought at Walmart): $7.49
Orange Essential Oil (bought wholesale from Young Living): $11.25 (15-ml)
Lemon Essential Oil (bought wholesale from Young Living):  $10.75 (15-ml)
TOTAL COST: $34.37

When you consider I only used a cup of borax, a cup of baking soda, 1/4 cup of citric acid, 10 drops of orange and 15 drops of lemon, I can make 5 batches of detergent for the supplies I purchased. That comes to $6.85 per batch. THEN, I only use 1 TBSP for each load, making 36 loads for 1 batch = 0.19 per dishwasher load. When you

That's only $5.70 for a month's worth of cleaning dishes, which is a few dollars cheaper than what I'm currently spending when I have to buy 2 boxes of brand-name/generic detergent each month! Plus knowing I'm not using any hard or toxic chemicals makes me feel ├╝ber happy.

Want to try this? Need some essential oils for the recipe? You can buy them from me here.

If you try this, I'd love to know how you liked it. Feel free to comment. I love comments!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

FREE STUFF IS COOL.

Who doesn't like free stuff? Not one person I know. Everyone likes FREE stuff. 

I'm looking for a few people who have been considering essential oils but just haven't taken the step to ordering the starter kit yet. I'm looking for YOU to get going by January 31! I've got an end-of-the-month special going on.

We are talking about total body wellness, people. From dealing with your emotional kids, to boosting your family's immunity, to tackling the huge pile of to-dos on your desk at work, to cleaning the gunk in your oven that makes your food smell funny, plus more… I got oils for that.

And 11 of them come in the premium starter kit.
AND I'll also give you a FREE pocket reference book (a $30 value) so you don't have to fend for yourself in figuring out how to use them.
AND because I'm super nice, I'm extending an offer to include a FREE bottle of orange oil (a $14 value).
Pretty sweet deal. Not to mention all the benefits of the essential oils themselves.



Premium Starter Kit + Pocket Reference Guide to Essential Oils + FREE 15-ml bottle of Orange essential oil = Awesome

Ready to order? Click here.

Got questions first? No problem. Contact me!