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 Lose Weight The Healthy Way – Part 2 – Detox and Cleanse

DAY 2 DETOX and CLEANSE

Toxic rebound is another reason for putting o weight again over and over. Fat is protective of our bodies. It literally encases toxins in our bodies so they can’t harm us. When the amount of toxins exceeds what our body can process at one time, fat will encapsulate the toxins to keep them contained. The fat stores it away. That’s cellulite. We all hate it. That’s why you often see skinny people with cellulite. It’s basically our body’s way of protecting us from toxins. And when our body is toxic, we put on weight to restore the fat – toxins ratio.

So we need to cleanse our system to be able to loose weight.

HOW?

1. Decrease the number of toxins you’re taking in. Anything processed and synthetic is toxic. I’m not only talking about food, but products we use as well. Your shampoo, body care products, candles, make up. As there is no legal definition for the word NATURAL in cosmetics, the companies get away with a lot. I recommend downloading Think Dirty App yo see what is in the products you are using. You will be shocked. At least I was.

2. Increase the water and detoxifiers/binders intake. Essential oils, raw foods, fresh juice, chia seeds, parsley, cilantro, aloe, charcoal and good supplements, such as Young Living’s ICP. ICP helps keep your colon clean with an advanced mix of fibers that scour out resides. Healthy digestive system is important for the proper functioning of all other systems because it absorbs nutrients that are used throughout the body. ICP provides ingredients such as psyllium, oat bran, flax and fennel seeds to form a combination of soluble and insoluble fibers. Enhanced with a special blend of essential oils, the fibers work to decrease the buildup of wastes, improve nutrient absorption and help maintain a healthy heart. ICP provides 2 g of dietary fiber, 1 h of soluble fiber and 1Grade of insoluble fiber per serving. These will help you loosen and flush the old toxins from your system.

3. Change your diet. At least for some time, try and cut out or decrease the amount of gluten, dairy, sugar and processed food. Focus on eating lots of vegetables and fruits, eat “real” food. Read labels. It it contains ingredients you can’t even pronounce, don’t buy it. Buy lean meats. Some people prefer to stick to vegetarian diet when detoxing. I say find what works for you so you are not craving too many things at the same time. Sugar cravings will be probably the worst, so you do not want to overwhelm yourself. That might lead to failure.

4. Stock your pantry on healthy foods only. Don’t buy what you don’t want to eat. Have enough fresh vegetables so if you’re hungry, you can just grab a carrot.

5. You might have detox reactions such as headache, fatigue, vomiting or rashes. If you do, it means you’ve exceeded your ideal detox rate. Increase water intake and decrease detoxifiers for little while, then start increasing little by little.

I’m gonna introduce to you few products that I like and I have tried before

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NINGXIA RED

I always say, if you could only choose one Young Living Product, choose NingXia Red. Why? Because it is simply amazing. It has so many effects on our bodies and our health that it takes an entire booklets to explain. I will try to sum it up here with help of few pictures as well.

NingXia Red wolfberry juice incorporates the benefits of Goji berry, yuzu juice, aronia berry and therapeutic essential oils into a powerful antioxidant and nutritionally balanced drink. The NingXia and Chinese wolfberry have been used for thousands of years to support the immune system, promote longevity and naturally detox the body.

In China, the wolfberry fruit is more often referred to as “goji” or lycii fruit. They are the bright red fruit of the Lycium barbarum plants. There are over eighty species of wolfberries worldwide that vary in antioxidant and nutritional value.

Lycium barbarum L is considered to have very high antioxidant properties in China as it grows in a flood plain which is sourced from the Himalayan Mountains. The Himalayan Mountains are known to be one of the riches sources of minerals and organic nutrients found on earth.

What are the Benefits of NingXia Red Wolfberry Juice?

Fantastic taste with no “junk-juice” (e.g., apple, white grape, pear, etc.) or added sugar.

Contains a great whole food source of protein, fiber, minerals and vitamins.

Contains therapeutic grade essential oils of yuzu, lemon, tangerine and orange.

Contains natural antioxidants which protect the body against free radicals. It is free radicals that create cell oxidation; therefore Ningxia Red may help prevent against oxidative stress.

Highest levels of naturally occurring, age defying S-ORAC activity. Studies have shown that S-ORAC supports cardiovascular health, supports healthy immune function and supports healthy eye function.

May support natural detoxing process on a daily basis.

Natural form of energy without sugar, caffeine or other artificial stimulants.

Can be used to support animal wellness. Assists cats metabolize essential oils more efficiently.

Only 20 calories per 1 ounce serving! 0 grams of Fat; 5 grams of Total Carbohydrates; 2 grams of Sugar; and <5 mg of Sodium.

Halal and Kosher certified in 750ml bottles!

Contains a great whole food source of protein, fiber, minerals and vitamins. 1 oz of NXR contains the same antioxidant power as 8 oranges, 1 pint of orange juice, 4 pounds of carrots, 18 amino acids, 21 trace minerals, 2 pounds of beets, 2 cups of beet juice, 6 essential fatty acids, Vitamin B1, B2, and B6, 3 cups of raspberries, 2 cups of blueberries and Vitamin E.

Drinking NingXia Red daily improves our health, improves circulation, vision, strengthens immunity, aids weight loss, premature aging, increases energy,helps to maintain healthy blood pressure and blood sugar, improves quality of sleep, healthy cholesterol levels, reduces menopausal symptoms, supports fertility and healthy sexual functions, healthy livers and kidneys, cardiovascular health and healthy digestion. All these are big reason for us to drink NingXia Red daily. It is also good for children. So remember that those 30 ml in the morning can improve your life on many many levels. It comes to approx. 280 JPY/ day. That is less than one Starbucks coffee. If you buy the 2 pack or 4 pack, the prices reduces significantly. For new members, Young Living Japan even offers free 750 ml bottle of NingXia Red when you purchase the Premium Starter Kit and sign up for Essential Rewards.

So for our purposes here, what is amazing is that NingXia Red helps balance blood sugar and supports natural detoxing process.

Drink 30 ml of NXR every morning, if you are tired in the afternoon, have another 30 ml. During special times of need, you can double your dosage.

DIGEST & CLEANSE

Digest and Cleanse essential oil supplement was specifically designed to soothe gastrointestinal upset and support healthy digestion.

The oils promote cleansing of the digestive systems that come from stress, lifestyle and toxins. This can irritate the gastrointestinal system and cause occasional upset that interfere with the body’s natural digestive and detox functions.

We know that cleansing of the body’s systems particularly the digestive system is so important to provide the proper uptake of nutrients, support healthy immune system and more. It is natural for toxins to build up in the body, but it is unhealthy for toxins to accumulate!

Take one capsule a day with food or as needed. Soothes the bowel and stimulates stomach secretions, which will aid in digestion. Cleansing and detoxification of the large intestine or colon. Supports normal and healthy bowel movement function.

This product can be combined with Parafree or ComfortTone supplements for more effect.

Digest&Cleanse was one of the first products I ordered from Young Living as my digestion was not ideal. Next week I am starting proper cleansing and detox and Digest&Cleanse will be one of the supplements Im gonna take daily.

As with any supplements, I recommend drinking plenty of water and eating lightly.

DETOXZYME

Detoxzyme Digestive Enzymes Supplement is a home remedy for detox support as it promotes cleansing and supports healthy digestive system.

It is important to use enzymes when losing weight, or commencing any body detoxification methods. Enzymes support normal function of the digestive system, which is essential for maintaining a healthy regime.

Learn about other benefits of digestive enzymes and the types of enzymes so you can select the best enzyme for you.

Take one capsules per day or up to three capsules per day three times per day. Take in between meals to support in detoxification.

THE MASTER CLEANSE

This is simple and fairly easy liquid cleanse that you can do for up to 7-10 days:

1/2 fresh squeezed lemon

8 oz of distilled water

1-2 tablespoons of grade B maple syrup or Young Living Blue Agave

Pinch of Cayenne pepper

Mix and drink 6-12 glasses daily

THE CLEANSING TRIO KIT

Cleansing Trio™ Kit contains the products you need to begin improving your health through cleansing your system and eliminating waste by specifically supporting normal liver function.* Augmented with herbs that are rich in vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, fiber, and essential oils, the Cleansing Trio will give you new energy and an improved sense of well-being.

Kit includes: Essentialzyme, ComforTone, and ICP.

Essentialzyme™: Take 1 dual time-release caplet 1 hour before your largest meal of the day for best results. Essentialzyme is a bilayer, Peppermint-coated caplet that combines pure essential oils, herbs, and pancreatic and plant-derived enzymes to support overall digestion.

I.C.P™: Mix 2 rounded teaspoons with at least 8 oz. of juice or water. If cleansing or eating a high-protein diet, use 3 times daily. If eating a low-protein diet, use once daily. Drink immediately as this product tends to thicken quickly when added to liquid. Tastes best in carrot juice, apple juice or smoothies

ComforTone®: Take 1 capsule 3 times daily. Drink at least 64 ounces of distilled water throughout the day for best results

It is super important that you drink plenty of water throughout your cleanse! This product is not for children. If you are pregnant or have medical condition, consult with your doctor before you start.

There is many other methods or procedures recommended or discussed when it comes to Detox and cleanse.

1. Colon cleanse or enema. I am ok with water enema, but I dont think i will jump on the coffee enema bandwagon. It just somehow does not sit right with me. However, if that is your thing and you tried it, feel free to share with us. I do water enema during my cleanse and I like it. Sometimes, I add little bit of salt to replenish electrolytes.

2. Detoxifying Baths – Epsom salt, herbs and Baking Powder help detoxify your body and are also pleasant and relaxing. That is one thing I really enjoy during my cleanse.

3. Go to Sauna – it opens up your pores and you sweat it out. Make a body scrub and rub your skin.

4. Drink herbal teas. I enjoy Puerrh or SenCha. They also help me go to toilet more, which is really important during detox and cleanse

5. Deworm – some people believe there are many parasites from the food we eat and the lifestyle we live that get in our bodies. I am patiently (more or less) waiting for my bottle of Young Living Parafree to be delivered. It should be here within a day or two and I will make separate post about my experience after some days of using it.

6. Go for massage. It will have great effect on your body and mind.

7. Apple Cider Vinegar – many believe in its detoxifying qualities. 1 shot of ACV in the morning is recommended, def diluted with water.

I am very sure there is much more true and tried Detox steps so please share with us!

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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.

What to do with Your Starter Kit

I have been raving about Young Living’s Premium Starter Kit. It is amazing and the best value for anybody who wants to start her/his oily journey. It has 10-12 5 ml bottles of Essential oils, Difuser, some sharing samples and small sharing bottles.

It is the best way to start replacing your conventional products in your home. If you go to your cabinet right now and turn any bottle of your store bought products, you will see ingredients you can’t even pronounce. If you Google it out with the word risks, you will see all the harmful effects those chemicals have on your health. The chance is, you will be so shocked, you will never use that product again.

And this is where Essential oils come in. Not any oils though. Young Living Essential oils. Young Living is the single best company in the world and the only one that guarantees you Pure, Organic oils. No chemicals, no pesticides, no tinting. Because if you already go as far as using Essential oil, than why would you use cheap ass oil where you have no idea how it was sourced and which might probably contain chemicals? Read my article about Why Young Living

So now you are all intrigued about what to do with these oils besides having the house smell lovely? If you follow me, I will share many useful tips with you.

Basically you have three ways how to use your Young Living Essential oils. By Inhalation (the Premium Starter Kit comes with beautiful diffuser). You will gain their health benefits simply by breathing in their scents. Topically, because you may apply Young Living Essential oils anywhere to your body, except your eyes or inside your ears. Some oils can be applied neat, some need dilution. Again, if you join me on this oily journey, I will teach you which oils need to be diluted and which don’t. I will also teach you safe use of these oils for your children so they can benefit from the oils as well. And lastly, Ingestion. Yes, Young Living Essential oils are so amazing, you can ingest them. You can add them to your water, to NingXia Red shot in the morning, in vegetable capsule as a supplement or in your meals. I am putting together new healthy cookbook as we speak but I often share my favorite recipes with Essential oils. Ingesting Essential oils is very beneficial for your health, digestion and gut health.

So here is quick summery of the oils that are mostly to be included in your Premium Starter kit. Please note that oils in the kit vary depending on your location.

Lavender

It has very calming, yet refreshing scent. It brings you sense of peace and harmony. I love using it before bedtime. It is also amazing for skin so I include it in my face serum or in my Make Up remover. I also have a Lavender Spray that I use on our pillows before bedtime. I diffuse Lavender often for my husband who has hard time sleeping. Lavender is also amazing to sooth bug bites, mosquito bites or burns. If you are cooking often, you will sure appreciate Lavender in the kitchen in case you burn yourself.

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Peppermint

One of the oils that you will not be able to live without. It supports healthy digestion, cools your body and your muscles, promotes circulation and healthy respiratory function. It is natural energy booster. I carry it with me when I have long drive as it keeps me alert. You can put it in your bath salts when you are tired or soak your feet in few drops of Peppermint Oil and Epsom Salt after a long day. I add a drop of Peppermint in my tea and it tastes lovely.

Thieves

One of the most powerful oils when it comes to immune support, healthy lungs or oral hygiene. This oil blend will change your life. Read more about Thieves in your home. You can also use it to refresh your shoes. The most common use for me is in a tea with honey to sooth my throat.

Panaway 

One of the best blends Young Living has. Unfortunately it is not available in Japan, but in US and Europe it is part of the PSK. It supports healthy joints and eases minor head tensions. It is very comforting after exercise. You can rub it on your muscles with coconut oil.

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Copaiba

Supports healthy joints and cartilage function and promotes wellness. It is also essential oil enhancer when used with other oils and great for respiratory system support.  Add to your bath salts for extra relaxing times with Peppermint or Panaway and Epsom salts. For beautiful Eyes, add it to your Eye Serum with Lavender and Frankincense and it will work wonders.

Digize

For me one of the most useful oils. It supports healthy digestion. I use it quite often in a vegetable capsule. You can also just rub it on your tummy or drink with water.

R.C.

Stands for Respiratory Conditions and that is exactly what this oil does. Supports healthy respiratory system. You can use it in a diffuser or topically when congested or rub on your chest when need to sooth your throat.

Frankincense

True treasure in your Premiums Starter Kit. Supports healthy skin, calms your body and your mind. Very spiritual oil that enhances your meditation and supports your mental balance. I add it to my Eye serum and Face serum for skin firming effects. I also diffuse it during ME time.

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Purification

Made especially as the Smell buster blend. It freshens the air, eliminates odors, improves appearance of the skin and helps to scare the bugs away. I use it on my laundry for beautifully fresh smelling laundry. I apply on my feet before going outside. I also use it on my skin when I see some imperfections and blemishes. I add few drops into my vacuum cleaner.

Lemon

The most basic yet amazing oil in the PSK. Should be in every home. Freshens your air, works as a natural degreaser and cleaner and enhances flavor of your dishes. Works great on your skin to balance oil levels. I put a drop of Lemon oil in my water through out the day. I use it when cleaning, as it removes gum, glue, crayons, basically most of the things we find on the floor or table after our kids are done playing. It is great in salad dressings and cookies. Add it to your hair deep cleansing mask to remove the petrochemicals from your hair for beautiful shiny hair.

StressAway

Amazing blend that does exactly what it says. It melts your stress and tension and promotes relaxation and emotional well being. Rub in behind your ears or inhale for emotional support

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NingXia Red

Powerful antioxidant drink for overall health for the entire family. Read more about NingXia red and why you should drink it every day here  You can make delicious Punch or Lemonade or add it to your morning smoothie.

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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.