Clearing the Clutter Day 3 & 4

I got these done last week, but life left me no time to make a blog post about it!  We’ve been crazy busy around here, BUT, the places that I have cleaned and cleared out still remain organized and clean!  I just have to keep going…

So for day 3 I decided to take on our bathroom cabinet.  Items fall off of it constantly, so I knew it’d be a great thing for us to have it better organized for our use.  Here’s the before and after…

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Everything that didn’t get put back, was trashed.  Except my daughter’s headbands, we found a great place to keep those in her room so they no longer fall off the shelf.

On day 4 I decided to tackle the refrigerator.  I knew it needed a good wipe down, and a few things thrown out, but we are usually good at clearing a few things out before trash day each week.  I took all the food out, pulled the shelves out and washed them with Thieves dish soap and water.  It looked so pretty!

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And I discovered that I REALLY needed to go to the grocery store!

These last few days have been inspiring to continue to make changes and slowly remove clutter from our home.  Next on the list is a pile next to my bed of clothes and paperwork that I have yet to sort through.  I just stashed it all there for later, but I think it’s time to bag up the clothes I don’t want anymore so I can donate them, and finally file that paperwork!  The clearing out shall continue tomorrow.  Anyone joining me on this journey?  What is a “catch-all” in your home that needs sorted and given a home?  (even if that home is a donation establishment)

Clean the Clutter: Day 2

It was actually a REALLY good thing I challenged myself with cleaning off our piano yesterday because it gave me accountability to actually get it done today!  I almost ran out of time, but I crammed it in right before taking my son to gymnastics.  That’s the best part actually, committing to one small area a day so that I can get things accomplished!

I’m pretty embarrassed about what the top of my piano actually looked like.  It’s just one of those things that is out of the way and I never get to!  I ended up with an entire grocery bag of things I was able to put in the trash, which seemed quite ridiculous to me that I was ultimately storing trash up there, but it’s gone now!  I also made sure that all the things up there that I needed to keep, were actually put away where they needed to be because I want everything to have a place so we don’t end up in the same predicament!

So…here it is!

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I know, it was a crazy mess!  But I’m thankful I got it back to where I need it to be.  Plus now I can see my Precious Moments figurines my grandmother got me when I was younger which I’m very thankful to have.  I also have 2 dried roses on there that each were from my grandparents funeral that I have kept as well.

Plus while I was dusting frames off, with my Young Living Thieves cleaner since I use that for EVERYTHING, I enjoyed looking at our wedding photos I have up on the piano.
Our 10 year anniversary is coming up soon!

So, now to figure out what to tackle tomorrow…I’m giving myself 2 options.  Either the refridgerator or the hall closet.  Both are about equal in difficulty!  Until tomorrow my friends…

My Top 10 Uses for Tea Tree Oil

There are so many fun and interesting ways that we use Tea Tree Essential oil in our home, that I thought I would share my top 10 list with you!  Tea Tree Oil is one of the best selling essential oils of all time, and is pretty famous for being gentle on your skin.  I find it quite practical and useful, like many other essential oils as well.  Here’s how we use it:

10 Uses for Tea Tree Oil

  1. Give Deodorant an Extra Punch ~ If you make your own homemade deodorant, adding a little Tea Tree oil gives it some extra aweseomeness for your skin!teatreetop10
  2. Support Aging Skin ~ Just give a little dab to yourself where you feel you need some support to assist in beautiful aging skin.
  3. Add to Your Shampoo!  ~ Do you make your own shampoo?  Or go for an all natural sulfate free version?  I love to accelerate mine by adding tea tree oil to it to support a healthy scalp!
  4. Diffuse with Lemon ~ Oh I saw this tip on a blog somewhere to add about 10 drops to any diffuser with Lemon and you have a wonderful purifying scent that is great all year round support!
  5. Add to a Neti Pot ~ A good friend of mine told me to give it a go in my Neti Pot when I was having some congestion issues.  5 drops of Tea Tree with 8 tablespoons neti pot salt that I mixed in a small jar.  Then it was ready for me when needed to add to my Neti Pot as much salts as called for.
  6. Cleanse the Skin ~ I like to dab a little bit of Tea Tree oil on a blemish, the cleansing properties get rid of that unsightly sucker in no time.
  7. Support Healthy Skin ~ Tea Tree goes quite well with coconut oil, especially when tending to sensitive bottoms.
  8. Support the Immune System ~ Diffuse Tea Tree to cleanse and purify the air and support your immune system.
  9. Power Up Your Body Wash ~ Have you ever had a not-so-clean feeling on your skin, even right after a shower?  Add a few drops of Tea Tree to your body wash and WHA-LAH!  It cleanses like nothing else I’ve seen.
  10. Add it to Your Lotion ~ You’ve caught on by now that Tea Tree is GREAT for the skin!  Just one more place to get some extra bang for your buck.

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DIY Foaming Hand Soap

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Awhile back I purchased this awesome bottle of Thieves foaming hand soap from Young Living.  I fell in love with this powerhouse soap and wanted to continue using it.

Being that I LOVE all my essential oils and products SO much, sometimes I like to do a few things to pinch some pennies to redirect fund for more oils and products from Young Living.  Hence, making my own Thieves Foaming Handsoap.  I’m sure there are MANY recipes floating around out there, but here’s mine!

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Recipe:

  • 6-8 drops Thieves Essential Oil
  • 4-6 drops Lemon Essential Oil
  • 3 tsp. Dr. Bronner’s Castille Soap
  • fill the rest with distilled water

ENJOY!

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DIY Shower Stones

I guess I’ve been on a DIY kick lately, but I really just want to show all of you how easy it is to incorporate Essential Oils into your life and reap all the benefits from their therapeutic qualities!

Today I want to share with you these EASY and CHEAP shower stones.  ANYONE can make these, even people who don’t like to DIY!

Simple Shower Stones

These cute little things have quite a few uses in our home!

  • We use them with 1-2 drops of purification and throw them in the washer to help with mildewed towels or clothes, totally takes the stink right out.
  • I put 2-3 drops of jade lemon on it and place it in the bottom of the shower for an awakening aroma.
  • I have one in a decorative sachet with 2 drops of lavender in my lingerie drawer too!
  • 10 drops Citrus Fresh on one placed in your car makes a great air freshener.
  • For stuffy sinuses place a few drops of Eucalyptus and Lavender on it, and place on the floor of a hot shower, inhale deeply and enjoy some relief!

Now, I bet you’re wondering how to make these!

  1. Mix 1 box of baking soda and a ½ cup of water in a bowl with a whisk.
  2. Scoop out small amounts and place in a silicon baking mold filling about 2/3rds of the way full.
  3. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. (or until moisture has baked out)
  4. Allow them to cool completely before unmolding.
  5. Store in an airtight container until ready to use!

Simple, easy, and CHEAP!

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This stuff is AMAZING!!!

So…we had a few housekeeping issues today that I was able to take care of with a few drops of Young Living Lemon Oil.  This is an AWESOME way to take care of things in your home without having to use toxic cleaners and chemicals.  Plus it’s easy!  And everyone likes easy, right?

My littlest had gotten ahold of my middle child’s dry erase workbook and had scribbled all over every page!  I don’t know when he did this, but it was long enough ago that it wouldn’t wipe off.  I even tried a wet paper towel and it made no difference.  Then I added 1 drop of lemon oil and it totally came clean with very little elbow grease of my own added!  I just wiped it down again with a clean paper towel and WHA-LAH!  Ready to be used again!

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Then there was this foam sticker, stuck on the floor for ages.  (Well about mother’s day I think)  It was a foam heart sticker that somehow didn’t stick to my child’s project, but was practically glued onto my kitchen floor!  I just dropped a couple drops of lemon oil, let it sit for a minute and scrubbed it off!  All gone and I didn’t have to use any of those chemical cleaners!

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DIY Carpet Refresher!

Stated simply…I have a dog and 3 small children, so this stuff is amazing in our happy little home!

It is a simple recipe for those who are just starting out or who want to do something quick and fulfill that DIY bug we all get from time to time.  🙂

Fill a mason jar ½ way with baking soda.  Add 8 drops of essential oil of your choice add lid and shake.  Open back up, fill the jar most of the rest of the way with baking soda and then 8 more drops of essential oil.  Shake again to distribute the oils.  Sprinkle all over carpet lightly, then vacuum.  It smells heavenly!

I change up what oils I use with whatever mood I’m in the day I make it…OR sometimes stinky, wet dog makes me change up which oils I add to freshen things up.

What would be your favorite oils to add to your happy home?

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DIY Thieves Bathtub Scrub!

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I’m a little embarrassed that my bathtub was this bad, BUT, it gave me a great excuse to use this recipe! Take 1cup of baking soda, 5 drops lemon oil, 5 drops thieves oil, and 1 capful of thieves cleaner. Mix together. You can add a little bit of water or a little more cleaner if you need to. You want it to make a paste. Grab a scrub brush and spread it on. Let it set on the surface for 2-3 minutes, then scrub away! I was amazed how well this worked…no bleach or other harsh chemicals were needed! Plus I love the smell of Thieves Cleaner!  Results like this make me love the Young Living Lifestyle even more.

bathtub scrub

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