It’s Lip Balm Time Of The Year

With fall comes the crisp air, wind and cracked, dry lips. We all love having soft lips though, right? So we run to first drugstore to buy lip balm. Some are better than others but the best is the one you make yourself. Why?

Many store bought lip balms contain irritants and basically the more we put on, the less luscious our lips feel. Some of these ingredients can also cause inflammation and dehydration of the lips. We definitely do not want that.

So best to make it yourself so you know what you put in. For added flavor and benefits, I add Essential oils. For my newest batch of lip balms, I used Spearmint Essential oil. I love the smell, the taste and how it naturally plumps the lips. Before, I used Orange and Frankincense, both were yummy. It is really up to you what oil you use.

I use beeswax in my recipe so I am well aware it is not vegan, I would love to hear your tried vegan recipe too! Please do share with me.

Here is my recipe

Ingredients

1.5 tbsp of Beeswax

2 tbsp of organic coconut oil

2 tbsp of coconut butter

15 drops of Spearmint Essential oil

This will make about 9 or 10 lip balms.

Method

First of all, prepare your lip balm containers next to your stove. On a double boiler, start melting the beeswax.

It takes the longest. Once almost melted, add the coconut oil and cocoa butter and melt completely.

Remove from heat and quickly add the essential oils, mix together and pour into the containers. You really need to act quickly as the lip balms start to set.

I like using glass measure cup in the double boiler, because it’s easy to pour from it. This is very simple, failproof recipe. Even my 9 yo son was able to make it by himself! So it gives you great activity with kids. They will love making their own lip balm and will be more willing to use it. Or gift it to family and friends!

You know I love using Young Living Essential oils only. I have my reasons why I only trust this company. If you would love e to learn more, you can get in touch with me through this page and I’ll be very happy to explain.

If you want to order some Young Living Essential oils, you can either click Here and create your own account or send me a Message and I’ll help you get you the best deal on your oils.

I would love to hear from you, how you love the lip balms and if you have any modifications to the recipe.

How do you wash your fruits and veggies?

There is no doubt fruits and veggies have a lots of dirt on them when we buy it. Goes without saying. Have you ever tried to gently scrub the skin of your apple with a dinner knife? Ever wondered what hey spray on your strawberries to keep them not getting moldy? Or what’s on the tomatoes you bought in the store? Why does store bought produce lasts longer than from your garden?

Well, it’s no secret. Fruits and vegetables are sprayed with all sorts of chemicals to keep them looking good. Apples are coated with wax so they look shiny and you want them more. It’s natural, we intend to buy more of the shiny, gorgeous fruits and veggies. In Japan, they took it to completely another level, most fruits and veg has the same perfect size and shape.

Even organic produce is grown using some type of pesticide, even if it’s organic. And I definitely don’t want to eat the wax on my apples. Or the petrochemical sprays on my strawberries and grapes. Also, I don’t know how many people touched that produce before I brought it to my home. I want to make sure that what we eat is safe. Many people don’t realize that fruits and vegetables have been causing large outbreaks of food-borne illnesses. So how can I wash it off?

Some people just simply wash under running water and rub it gently while rinsing it. I find this method highly insufficient. I like to soak my fruits and vegetables for few minutes and I have few tips for you.

Watch this Video to see how we wash strawberries in our house

My favorite way to wash strawberries, grapes and basically any berries and smaller fruits and veggies is soaking it for few minutes in a cold water with few drops of Lemon Essential oil. Simply take large stainless steel or glass bowl and fill it with water, put few drops of Young Living’s Lemon Essential oil and then throw in your fruits. Let sit for few minutes and strain, then rinse well under running cold water. When I tried for the first time, I was really surprised how much dirt was in the water after I removed the strawberries! Omg! Since then, I have never eaten strawberries without soaking them in this wash first. And you know what? It’s really cheap, because one bottle of Lemon Essential oils cost only 11.5 $ for members ( click here to learn why and how you should be a member) and there is about 240 drops in that bottle! Another product that I love for washing veggies and Young Living’s Fruit&Veggie Soak. I use this especially for washing potatoes, carrots, beets etc. The wash contains several great essential oils that I love (Di-Gize, Purification and Thieves blends) and it’s very easy to use. Simply mix 30 ml of the wash with 3.5 l of water and soak your produce for few minutes. Then rinse with water.

Need to clean just one carrot? Are you camping and no chance to be soaking those potatoes? That’s simple. Use Thieves Fruit&Veggie Spray. It comes in a convenient 2 oz spray bottle, so it’s easy to carry around. Spritz it over your veggies or fruits, rub for 30 seconds and rinse with water. It’s quick and effective. No matter where you are.

These three methods with help you wash off all those unwanted contaminants and petrochemicals off your produce. You gonna love it. It’s simple, quick and effective and you can be sure your family is eating healthy.

All these products are naturally derived plant base products that are non-toxic, gentle and wash your products without harsh synthetic chemicals. Also, it does not affect the taste. Use both on conventional and organic produce. It is safe for children and animals. You can also use the wash to clean your pet bowls and buckets!

The Thieves products are part of entire Thieves Line Young Living is carrying. If you would like to purchase any of these products, you can do so by signing up for our Wholesale Membership Here. Make sure you always choose Wholesale/Distributor as type of your membership as that entitles you to 24% discount on all of our products. If you are not sure what products or Starter Kits to choose, send me a Message or find me on Facebook

Cleaning The Smart Way

I must admit, cleaning is not my favorite part of household chores. It’s tedious and never stops. But it has to be done. My son is 8, so he mostly helps on the making mess part, more than cleaning, although he is getting better and helps more. I am very comfortable letting him clean any part of the house, because I don’t have to worry about any harmful toxins in our cleaning products. Why? Because all I use to clean the entire house is Thieves Household cleaner! Yes, it’s true, just one bottle of cleaning product does the job! And you know what’s best? It’s natural so my 8 year old can help and I don’t have to worry it will have harmful impact on his health. It’s brilliant really. Thieves Household Cleaner is plant based and is formulated with powerful Thieves Blend.

So how do I use it? Depending on what I’m planning to clean. Kitchen and bathroom are the two most difficult spaces to clean. Bathroom, because of the humidity, mold quickly grows in the shower. Kitchen, because I cook so often, it’s just constantly getting dirty and the oily residue creates a bit of goo on some of the surface.

So last night, after one too many kombucha, I could not sleep. I had this crazy energy and I decided to wash the stove. I had recently been frying huge batch of meat and it left stains on the stove that I wasn’t able to clean previously. So my first step was to create a paste. 2 tablespoon of Baking Sofa, 1 capful of Thieves household cleaner and 3 drops of Lemon Essential oil. Why Lemon EO? Lemon oil is not only great oil to diffuse or use for beauty products, it’s super helpful for cleaning. It’s powerful and removes gunk and sticky mess from your surfaces (don’t use on plastic though!). So after I made the paste, I spread it all over that stained stove and left to sit for about 5 min.

In the meantime, I made surface cleaning spray. For kitchen, because of the oil, I use 2 capfuls of Thieves Household Cleaner per sprayer bottle (280 ml) and 3 drops of Lemon EO. Top the rest with water and get in cleaning and wiping. It works miracles and smells really good!

As I was wiping around the stove, I realized my extractor hood has not been cleaned for a while. So I opened it and omg! It was so dirty! Full of oil residue and dust. Just nasty! Anybody who cleans his kitchen knows this is the worst part of the cleaning, because it just doesn’t go away, it’s sticky and needs some serious heavy degreaser. Well, guess what? My Thieves Spray mixture, the one I make to clean my kitchen with, makes it super quick and easy!! Spray over the surface and just wipe off! No kidding! I made short Video in the middle of the cleaning just to show you how easy it is! You gotta watch it.

So within few minutes I was able to completely clean the entire extractor hood and it was squeaky clean! And without any hard rubbing because you know, I just had my nails done yesterday, I wasn’t interested in ruining my manicure😜.

When I was done with that, it was time to clean around the burners. The paste has been sitting and working silently to I just took a wipe and scrubbed it gently off! All that burned gunk went away! I am not kidding you. Few minutes and the stove was like new. Just brilliant. I was so happy. I can’t even imagine how much bleach I would have to use normally. Instead, I was able to use all natural ingredients and didn’t have to do any heavy lifting either.

Do you know why else is Thieves Cleaner do awesome? Not only you use the same product to clean your entire house so you save space, you save money too!!! You don’t have to buy 5-10 different products anymore. You buy one product and you use just that. It’s highly concentrated, so you only use little bit and it lasts forever. It smells great too, it slows down mold growth better than any other product on the market! This is your cleaning best friend!

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Simple pleasures

I love food. Everybody knows it, it’s quite my thing. Besides being the Oily lady, I am the Cook all the time lady too. And because I love homemade food and good food, I try to involve my oils when I can.

Why? It is very simple. Ingesting oils is very beneficial for your health and for your digestion. But before I start explaining how and what and why, let me be clear. Not all oils are created equally and most essential oils, especially those you buy in stores and over the internet sites, like Amazon and Ebay, cannot be trusted. Why? Because you don’t know where they come from, if they were sprayed with chemicals or diluted with something. For this reason I only use Young Living Essential oils.

Using Essential Oils in your kitchen has many benefits to your health, but in a long term, it also saves you money. 1 drop of Essential oil goes a long way so you do not need to be buying fresh herbs over and over. 1 drop also have much more nutrients than bunch of herbs. Am I am not even mentioning dry herbs as drying herbs might keep the flavor, but looses 95% of the therapeutic potency. Plus with the oils, you always have them on hand, you do not need to run to the store every time you decide to make salad dressing.

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Although it might seem little bit pricey at first, once you create your collection, you realize it is very economical and very beneficial to your family. Also, Essential oils, when kept properly, have no shelf life. They do not expire. Fresh herbs go bad within few days, dried herbs and spices also have to be thrown away after some time as they loose their taste and smell and might get moldy. Not your oils. So just make sure you buy the best oils out there and by best oils I mean Young Living. Trust me. Go with me. You can send me Thank you note anytime. You gonna love it.

So it’s Friday night and I am thinking of what to make for dinner. In Czech, we often have cold dinners. I was not really sure what I will make but then I went to store and saw these beautiful radishes in the organic corner. And dinner idea was born. I baked Sourdough bread earlier that week, so I just bought butter and the radishes and went home. I made something I ate often as a child, very simple and super lovely. Bread with butter and radish. I sprinkled Rosemary Salt on it. Why? Because Rosemary salt makes everything better. And I mean EVERYTHING! Once you make a batch of your own, you will put it in every meal you can.

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How I make it? Very simple. You want slightly coarse salt. Not too big grains, because you do not use a salt mill. You take 200 ml glass jar ( I mostly use jam jars or something similar, that has lid) and fill it 2/3 with the salt. Then you take your Young Living Rosemary Essential oil and put 2 drops in. Close it and shake the bottle very well. Then put 2 more drops. Done. I recommend making this at least an hour before using for the first time. Shake it every few minutes to make sure it gets absorb evenly. Then use for the dish of your choice.

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And why is there Lemon Essential oil on my picture? Lemon Essential oil is one of the most phenomenal oils. Not only it tastes great and is fantastic for our health, it also removes petrochemicals. So when I brought my radishes, I soaked them in a bowl of water where I put 2 drops of Lemon Essential oil. The Lemon oil removes all the dirt and yuck that has been on your food and leaves is clean for you to eat. I do this with my strawberries, grapes, apples, you name it. Lemon Oil for the win. And it is also one of the cheapest oils Young Living has so it is totally affordable. And it is a part of the Premium Starter Kit, because there should be bottle of Lemon in every household. I will tell you why some other day.

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Consult a physician before starting any weight-management or exercise program.

Want beautifully smelling laundry without the harmful chemicals?


We all want that beautifully smelling laundry. I mean we just want that soft, fluffy towels that smell like a morning dew or ocean breeze…

But did you know your store bought fabric softener is a full of toxins that easily enter your body through your skin? And that causes skin irritations and other skin problems. And that is just the beginning.

Most fabric softeners contain Chloroform! If inhaled, it is very dangerous and may cause many health issues including loss of consciousness, nausea,vomiting, drowsiness and might affect your heart, kidneys and liver.

Other harmful ingredients include Benzyl Alcohol, A-Terpineol, Ethanol, Benzyl Acetate, Pentane, Ethyl Acetate, Camphor, Linaloon or Phtalates. All these are very harmful substances that have serious impacts on our health and health of our families. Anytime you smell that Laundry smell, you are inhaling toxic chemicals.  Plus fabric softeners make fabrics less absorbent and that is not good for you anyways.

Is this what you want for your family? Or for yourself?

I doubt that. I believe most of you is like me. Conscious of what we use in our homes, on our bodies and on our clothes. Making your own fabric softener is super easy and does not take any time. You can pre make it in big  batch or make as you go. Or wash in this case.


I use Young Living’s Purification Essential oil for my laundry because it smells divine and does as the name suggests. Purifies all the smells. As you wash you laundry with it, your washing machine is also getting that beautiful smell. You gonna love it. I use 5 drops of Purification per load which comes to approx 50 cents (¥60 for those in Japan like me)

So what you need?

2 spoons of Epsom Salt

1 spoon of Baking Soda

5 drops of Essential oil of your choice
First mix it together in a cup then add 50 ml of warm water so the salt and baking soda will dissolve. Pour into your washing machine where you would normally put fabric softener. If you’re using dryer balls, simply drop few drops of Purification on your dryer balls.

Please remember, not all oils are created equally. I only use Young Living Essential oils because they are pure, organic and have Seed to Seal Guarantee. If you already taking the step toward chemical free home, make sure you do not use cheap oil that has been tainted or sprayed with pesticides. That would be like brushing your teeth and eating chocolate at the same time.

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Consult a physician before starting any weight-management or exercise program.