Laundry Much???

I don’t always do laundry but when I do…. oh who am I kidding? I do laundry ALL THE TIME! Family of three, nine year old kid, there is always laundry!

But did you know that how you wash your clothes, what’s in your laundry detergent, influences your health? Your detergent might smell amazing, but it might be the reason why your skin is irritated. Fragrances, preservatives, dyes, and other chemicals in laundry detergent can cause rashes in both children and adults. Laundry detergents contain lots of potentially irritating ingredients. And because your entire body comes in contact with your laundry, you can have reaction all over. Hmmm. Not me. Why?

Few years back I decided to be more careful what I use for our family. As a mother and wife, it is my responsibility to choose the right products we use at home. And I take it seriously.

So I decided to join Young Living Company and go as much toxic chemicals free as possible. No fabric softener and “clean” Laundry soap was part of the whole Ditch&Switch process.

Watch video how I made my Laundry Soap and Stain Remover Spray and recipes are below

https://youtu.be/ynbNKci2r7c

Today I would like to share my recipe for Stain Spray and Liquid Laundry Detergent. Not only both of them are non toxic, they are also very effective, can be done in a minute and very cost effective. Instead of Fabric softener, I add white vinegar to my load and use Wool Dryer Balls with Essential oils for beautiful smell.

Stain Spray

Ingredients

100 ml of peroxide

50 ml of Thieves Dish Soap

1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner.

Mix together in sprayer bottle and use as needed. When spraying the stain, let it work for about 2-3 min before you wash.

Cost breakdown

Peroxide 99¥, Thieves Dish Soap 292 and 52¥ for Thieves Household Cleaner. So your amazingly smelling, non toxic stain spray costs you 443¥ !!! That’s nothing comparing to about 1300¥ for store bought stain removers that are full of dangerous ingredients.

(500 ml of peroxide costs 494¥, Thieves Dish soap costs 2133¥ for 365 ml and Thieves Household Cleaner costs 3402¥ for 426 ml)

Laundry Detergent

Ingredients

1/4 cup of washing Soda

1/4 cup of baking Soda

3.5 l of hot water

1/4 cup of Thieves Laundry Soap

2 capfuls of Thieves Household cleaner

First, dissolve the washing soda and the baking soda in the hot water. Mix well. Then add the Thieves Laundry Soap and Thieves Household Cleaner and again moc well. Voila, your detergent is ready!

Cost breakdown

Washing soda 68¥, Baking Soda 15¥, Thieves Laundry Soap 588¥ and Thieves Household Cleaner is 104¥. Making this 775 per 3.5 l of detergent. It makes 27¥ per load if I use approx 1/4 cup of the mixture!!!

(Washing soda costs 990¥ per 726 g, Baking Soda is 1858 per 6 kg, Thieves Laundry Soap is 4455¥ per 946 ml, Thieves Household Cleaner is 3402¥ for 426 ml.

All prices are calculated with members price. Retail price is more so it’s very beneficial to become a member.

How amazing is that? Are you in love yet?

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Oh Skin So Smooth

We all know that amazing feeling after Spa treatment when your skin feels and smells so good, you just want to keep sniffing your own arms😂😂😂

I love to replicate that feeling as much as possible so I create my own skin products from the finest ingredients. Only the best, right? Body Butter is one of my specialities. I have been hunting for the perfect texture for a while now. And I finally achieved it. That merengue like texture that stays soft even when it gets colder. So what did I use?

The ingredients are simple but bare in mind my recipe makes about ten 200 ml jars of Body Butter so if you’re making just for yourself, you have to do the math. But why not give Oily gifts to your loved ones instead of buying things from stores?

Smooth Skin Body Butter

500 g of Pure Shea Butter

250 g of Organic Coconut Oil

200 ml of Pure Jojoba Oil

30 drops of Young Living Lavender Essential Oil

30 drops of Young Living Elemi Essential Oil

In a double boiler, first melt the Shea Butter as that takes the longest. Once almost melted, add the Coconut oil. When completely melted, take off the double boiler and add the Jojoba Oil. Mix well together so the ingredients combine

Let it harden. This was a challenge this time around because even though it’s November, the day was very warm and my mixture was not getting hard enough even hours after. I had to remove few things from my fridge and put the bowl there.

Once your mixture hardens, start whipping, using a mixer. I love my Kitchen Aid, because it does the job perfectly and I don’t have to hold it.

Getting the right stiffness of the mixture before you start whipping is crucial. If you let it harden too much, it won’t be smooth enough. Trust me, I’ve made that mistake once or twice.

At this point, add your essential oils. This time I chose Lavender and Elemi. At the end of this post I will explain why I chose these two oils.

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After you added the essential oils, keep whipping for about 3-4 min. Scrape the sides of the bowl and whip some more. You want thick, smooth texture. Transfer in sterilized jars and close the lids.

So why did I use Lavender and Elemi Essential oils?

I love Lavender for my skin. It is very calming and has amazing scent. Not only that, it has proven antimicrobial properties, meaning it helps to prevent bacteria and fungi to grow. So when applied on skin, it helps with itchiness and may prevent infections. It is also used as a home remedy for burns and skin inflammation. I use Lavender after sun exposure because it helps my skin to recover. And I always have it handy when I’m ironing😜. Lavender helps with many different skin issues and is baby friendly, so you can use it for whole family.

Elemi is another very calming, beautifully smelling oil. It has great healing properties. When diffused, it helps relieve stress and anxiety. Using Elemi helps boost immunity system and supports respiratory health. For skin, it has calming and healing effects and acts as a tonic for our body.

So combination of these two essential oils in this Butter butter makes a beautiful, calming mixture.

Naturally, I only use and recommend Young Living Essential oils. I made a blog post about it so you can read it or send me a message and I’ll explain the Why’s

If you would like to start with Young Living, you can create your own Wholesale account Here. Your own account will give you immediate access to over 650 amazing products. To start, choose Starter Kit of your choice. I recommend the Premium Starter Kit with Diffuser and 11 amazing oils, some other samples and accessories.

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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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How to loose weight the healthy way – Part 3 Weight Loss and Weight Management

ON TO WEIGHT LOSS AND WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

The most challenging about weight loss for me is food management, proper diet and sticking up to it.

Breakfast is so important but also so challenging. I’m Czech and we love our bread. Any pastry for that matter and it’s my usual go to when it comes to breakfast. Yeah but bread is not actually all that good, especially when you’re trying to loose weight and you don’t have the options of Ezekiel’s bread on hands or don’t bake your gluten free bread yourself.

So as a part of my spring (yes, I’m calling my Cleanse Spring Cleanse even though it’s January and it’s cold here) Cleanse I drink Young Living’s Slique Shake for breakfast.

Young Living understands the need of healthy weight management and created SLIQUE Line and today I will introduce several of their products.

Slique Shake is a meal replacement product and I use it for my breakfast. I mix it with frozen banana or plantain, add shot of NingXia red, some ice and some oils of my liking, depending on my mood. It’s really filling. It’s packed in individual packages so it’s also easy to carry around with you.

Slique Shake is naturally sweetened with Stevia, organic coconut palm sugar, wolf berries and strawberries, also contains quinoa, pea protein, pumpkin seed protein and alfalfa grass juice, so it’s excellent source of dietary fiber, provides essential vitamins and minerals. And it’s delicious!!!

It’s very filling so carries me for several hours feeling full but light.

SLIQUE ESSENCE

Oh how I love this! Slique essence is a must have if you’re trying to loose weight but also if you’re just maintaining. Why?

Slique Essence Essential Oil may help to control sugar cravings and provide a sense of satiety (feelings of fullness). It also contains oils that have cleansing properties and is part of Young Living’s Healthy Weight Management Program.

Just place a few drops of this oil in water to promote cleansing of the body and support hunger control and feelings of fullness.

Slique Essence cleanses and purifies the body of emotions that no longer serve us by helping us digest what is “eating us”. It releases irritation and frustration that often comes up when we have been stuck and trying to break through to the next level. This oil has a way of pulling us through that while cleansing and uplifting the spirit.

It contains Ocotea, Tangerine, Lemon, Grapefruit and Spearmint and Stevia Leaf Extract. Citrusy oils are fantastic in weight loss regimen as they aid to burning fat. The spearmint gives it nice minty flavor, boosts metabolism and helps soothing digestion.

CITRASLIM 15 Dual packs.

Probably my favorite product from the Slique Line. It is really effective, at least in my experience. I could see the results on my waist line and that is my most stubborn area when it comes to fat.

Slique CitraSlim is formulated with naturally derived ingredients to promote healthy weight management when combined with a balanced diet and regular exercise.*

Slique CitraSlim also includes a proprietary citrus extract blend, which some studies suggest may help support the body in burning excess fat when used in conjunction with a healthy weight-management plan.

This polyphenolic mixture of avonoids offers powerful antioxidants that are touted for their health benefits. This proprietary blend may also support the release of free fatty acids, which help break down fat.

Contains sweet orange, blood orange, and grapefruit, four citral-dense essential oils: Ocotea, Cassia, Peppermint, and Fennel, cinnamon powder, bitter orange extract, feungreek seed, ocotea leaf extract, and a customized blend of enzymes.

Directions

Consume 2 powder capsules in the morning with 8 ounces of water. Consume 1 powder and 1 liquid capsule with 8 ounces of water in the afternoon, before 3 p.m. If you miss taking your capsules in the morning, you may take all 4 capsules together in the afternoon, before 3 p.m

THE SLIQUE LINE

The Slique Line has many products, Slique Tea which combines Oolong Tea, Ecuadorian Cacao powder, Stevia leaf extract, Sacred Frankincense powder and Vanilla EO to create sense of satiety. It smells and tastes amazing.

They have Slique Bars for snacking, Slique Gum got oral care and many more. They have entire set you can buy at once, Slique Complete.

Young Living’s powerful line of Slique weight-management products can help you see positive results in just 60 days! As you incorporate Slique into your diet and exercise program, you’ll be able to maximize your results and discover a slimmer you.

Slique Complete includes:

(2) NingXia Nitro (temporary replacement for Slique Tea through January 2018)

(2) Slique CitraSlim

(2) Slique Shake

(5) Slique Gum, 8 ct.

(1) Slique Essence

(4) Slique Bars, 6 pk.

Costs 342$ wholesale, 450$ wholesale.

You can also choose smaller kit, Slique Advance.

Slique Advanced includes:

(1) Slique CitraSlim

(1) NingXia Nitro (temporary replacement for Slique Tea through January 2018)

(1) Slique Shake

(3) Slique Gum, 8 ct.

(1) Slique Essence

(2) Slique Bars, 6 pk.

Costs 179.5 $ wholesale, 236$ retail

For a little help slimming into the new you, Slique® Assist includes the Slique Maintain collection, plus delicious Slique Tea and Slique Gum.

Slique Assist includes:

(1) NingXia Nitro (temporary replacement for Slique Tea through January 2018)

(3) Slique Gum, 8 ct.

(1) Slique Essence

(1) Slique CitraSlim

Slique Assist cost 102.75 Wholesale (126 retail)

If you are not Young Living member but would like to purchase at Wholesale price, please get in touch with me

WEIGHT LOSS PROTOCOL

One of the things I really swear by is this Weight loss protocol. I love it and do it once a year for two months. I make 15 ml bottle of this mix, use it up, take few days break and take one more bottle. My waist line loves it. So do my pants. Especially those I normally have hard time closing😜. It’s powerful.

You can either order all the oils and mix it yourself or pm me and I’ll mix it for you.

Healthy gut and healthy digestion are very important for maintaining healthy weight.

My all time favorite blend and my first aid oil for Digestive issues is Di-Gize.

I love this blend so much! I never leave the house without it. It works wonders. Just 1-2 drops in a capsule when I have issues, feel bloated or I’ve overdone it on the cheese and I feel better right away. When I don’t have my capsules, I just rub two drops over my belly. It’s amazing. It is a must have for any Essential oils lover.

It aid relieving constipation so if you have problems to go, this will be your savior too.

There is naturally much more tried ways to loose weight. All goes hand in hand with healthy diet and exercise. If you are interested in healthy food, visit my Facebook page Healthy Cooking Recipes Here

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