Make Your Own Soap!

Hey everyone. Today I’m going to tell you how to make this liquid handsoap. It’s so easy! In fact, I have no reason to claim as to why I put it off for this long. “Why, Wendy, why?” I ask myself that often.

Any way… I’m sure glad I saved these foaming soap dispensers! You can buy them online on Amazon or visit your local Bath and Beyond store… or you can save them or ask your friends or family to save them for you. If you do that, be sure to show them how simple it is to make their own… lol… then maybe they will do the same and stop using the BAD-FOR-YOU chemical-filled soap from the store!

This recipe is real simple. You probably won’t need to write it down.

  • 2 Tablespoons of liquid Castile Soap (You can use Dr. Bronner’s. I found this brand on Amazon; great reviews and it was a little cheaper.)
  • 8 to 10 drops of whatever Essential Oil that floats your boat! (I only use Young Living, and today I’m using Thieves! Great germ killer!)
  • Top with water! This dispenser is 8 oz.

Now shake & use! That’s it!! Nice foamy soap that smells great!! I told you this would be simple! … and a great savings too! I’m all being frugal, except for when it comes to a few things… and that would be food, drink, personal care products, health products, and my ESSENTIAL OILS!

Other essential oils I might use in the future when I refill my soap dispensers would be Rosemary, Orange, Lemon, Purification, or Lavender. I think Thieves with Orange, Rosemary with Orange or Lemon would be great combos, or Lavender and Lemon too! Looking forward to trying these combos next time!

If you do not have essential oils, I can help you with that! Learn about Young Living’s HIGH standards and distillation process here: SEED TO SEAL

Ready to get started with Young Living? Visit my page Let’s Get You Started!  After that, we will get you plugged into our online private groups for additional education, training and support… as we really want you to know how and to feel confident in using your oils! I also love to send special welcome packages to all I introduce to Young Living. If you have any questions, just let me know.

A New Look!

Oh, am I ever excited about the new fresh look of Young Living Essential Oils!Label Makeover! Don’t get me wrong… I was very happy with the old labels, but personally I felt they were a little dated. Check out the fresh redesign!

Label changes!I originally thought the part behind the oil’s name was black like a chalkboard banner look… but upon receiving my new Lavender EO this month I was pleasantly surprised. It’s clear! And there’s an open space on the back of the bottle to let light in. Now I can see how much essential oil I have left. LOVE THAT!!  Young Living – you knocked this out of the park!

Yes, I know… some of you don’t handle change well. Change is inevitable. Might as well embrace it, well in certain areas. For myself, I do prefer the “old ways” in many areas, especially when it comes to the things of God.

If you haven’t seen the labels up close yet, I promise you they look better in person than in a pic. I love the way the light shines through just enough to see the liquid goodness inside!

I can’t wait to see the rest of the EO’s in their fancy new duds! As I receive them I’ll post some updates. I just think they are so pretty!

Oh, if you are interested in learning more about Young Living Essential Oils, please contact me! We have online classes weekly, webinars, local classes, private forums with thousands of others YL peeps… all ready to help you learn more and get started on your healthier-you-journey!

Oh… there’s more exciting news on the horizon from YL… stay tuned!

Lunch on Vintage Dishware

I love salads!Here’s my lunch today. A fresh salad with all kinds of yummy goodness! Organic greens, alfalfa sprouts, walnuts, dried cranberries, carrots, red peppers, red onions, grated cheddar from the farmer’s market, and hard boiled eggs courtesy of my very own free-range hens. Yes, those are croutons… I love them, what can I say? At least they are organic.

And you know what… in my mind, it all tastes better on my new-to-me vintage dishware I found at our local Goodwill. I’m addicted to all things vintage! This gal gets giddy about stoneware made in Japan!

Today’s “stoneware” is NOT what it used to be! It simply does not hold up. I’ve went through more new dish sets in my 21 yrs of marriage than I care to say. Disappointing to say the least. That’s why I refuse to buy new dishes any more. I’ll stick to dishware from the 60’s and 70’s. If a dinner plate can last all this time without chips, well that’s impressive and says QUALITY! And guess what, if I chip or break it, I’m only out 50 cents to a buck usually!

I have 4 each of these dishes below. I also have 4 teacups that happen to have a solid green band and no floral pattern, and match all 3 patterns. I also have 4 saucers to match two of the patterns. For some I know having a mixed set would not be acceptable, but not in my book. I love the different patterns and typically only collect florals. Aren’t they pretty?

Love my vintage dishes!

 

See the maker’s mark on the back of each plate. Made in Japan…. NOT made in China! Big difference!  That’s what you want to look for. And let me tell you, when you pick up a vintage stoneware dish you can FEEL the difference! They are solid! They just don’t make stuff like they used to!

Oh what is that next to my salad plate? My 40’s vintage cookie jar. We don’t keep cookies in it though. It’s become a catch-all for little objects.

Do you collect vintage dishware? I’d love to hear about your finds! 

Oh, back to the salad! It was delicious! Did you know you can incorporate Young Living Essential Oils into your diet? (YLEO’s are the only ones I personally would ingest – Seed To Seal)

Here’s a great recipe for a healthy salad dressing. Skip buying them at the store. You can make your own. It’s quick and easy, with just a handful of ingredients! I love to say, “I made that!”

NingXia Red Salad Dressing Recipe:Ningxia Red dressing

  • 1 oz Olive Oil,
  • 1 oz YL’s Ningxia Red
  • 1 oz Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1-3 drops YL’s Lime EO (depending on taste

Great on salad, coleslaw, or marinade. Add YL’s Citrus Fresh instead of Lime. Add a little honey to naturally sweeten (I did!). Season to taste. You can even blend in an avocado to make it creamy. Options are endless! Try it!

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If you are interested in learning more about Young Living andtheir extensive product line… and how you can get your own wholesale account to save 24% off retail, let me know. I would be blessed to help you get you get started with YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS.