DIY Gel Hand Sanitizer

I cringe at the thought of using those “other” hand sanitizers for YEARS and YEARS!! I thought I was doing good. Our skin is the largest organ we have. When we apply anything to our skin it is instantly absorbed into our body and blood stream.

Since my husband’s liver transplant 5 yrs ago (yesterday!.. and he’s doing miraculously well… I’ll be blogging about that later this week.) we started our quest for more knowledge, healthier living, better choices, etc. Wow, the discoveries we have made!! I would keep you here until next week if I elaborated here tonight, but I’ll try to stay on task.

I’ve already blogged on how to make your own hand sanitizer spray, but tonight I whipped up a gel version! (Yes, Young Living offers both a spray and gel Thieves Sanitizer, but I’m a frugal gal and love to make these essential oil recipes!)

In this pic you’ll see this neat gel pump. I kept it around for the bottle and discarded the product inside. Well it sat on my kitchen counter for a couple months now… and tonight I finally made it! The hand spray is nice, but I do love and miss the gel!

Now, if you want to promote Young Living, by all means, use the hand spray!! Nearly every time we are in a restaurant people smell it and ask, “Oh, what’s that?”… or… “Did you spray Thieves?”

My recipe for DIY Gel Hand Sanitizer: 

  • 3 tsp witch hazel
  • 10 drops Young Living’s Thieves EO blend
  • 4 drops Cinnamon Bark EO (optional! I add because I like it to be extra cinnamon-y in fragrance like YL’s)
  • Fill the rest of bottle with Aloe Vera gel, leaving room for the pump and a little space to shake to mix. Now shake it up!

I tested it.. a little goes a LONG way!! Like 1/2 a pump for this particular bottle. I believe you can get these empty foaming pump bottles from your local health food store or on Amazon. Or you can save your bottles from those “other” products you now have! Empty them and make your own!! And guess what?… THEY ARE FAR MORE EFFECTIVE AND SAFER!!

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I would be blessed to be the one to help you get started!

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My Salad Hates Me

So I went to a local Young Living class last night in a town not too far from me. They held the class at a restaurant. I decided to just get a salad from the salad bar… keep it light was my plan.

I chose spinach as the base and topped it with a few add ons… egg, onion, chickpeas, carrots, sunflower seeds, and a few croutons. Just a few! I drizzled about a large tablespoon of Ranch Dressing on it. I love Ranch!  (I know… not the most healthy choice, … but it was better than pizza or a burger and fries, right?). 

Half way into this small salad I started to get some major discomfort in my belly, and by the last bite I was flat out miserable!  I love salad… but it sure didn’t love me back last night!  I don’t get this response upon eating salad every time, but occasionally. Was it the spinach? Any way… I was feeling so… so… gassy!! Ok, I’m sorry… but don’t act like you don’t know what I’m talking about! LOL!  My belly instantly felt full and extended… and if it weren’t for my Spanx you would have thought I was 6 months pregnant! Oy!

Well let me tell you what I turn to for digestive system balance wellness, and comfort… Young Living’s fabulous Essential Oil blend, Digize.

Per Young Living’s website, “DiGize™ is one of Young Living’s exclusive and proprietary dietary supplements. This unique blend contains Ginger, Anise, Fennel, Peppermint, Tarragon, Lemongrass, Patchouli, and Juniper essential oils, and includes naturally occurring constituents like menthol, citrol, and zingiberen. Use DiGize with every meal, along with Essentialzymes-4™ (a supplement YL offers, equally amazing. We should all be taking a digestive enzyme by the way), to support a daily wellness regimen*.”

Ingredients: 

Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus)† leaf oil, Ginger (Zingiber officinale)† root oil, Peppermint (Mentha piperita)† leaf oil, Juniper (Juniperus osteosperma)† aerial parts oil, Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)† seed oil, Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus)† leaf oil, Anise (Pimpinella anisum)† fruit oil, Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)† leaf oil

†100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil (I ONLY use YL EO’s! I did three months research before deciding on YL as my source of EO’s. Do your own research. Don’t settle for junk oils with chemicals and fillers! This is why YL is the only source for me: http://www.seedtoseal.com)

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You should consider trying Digize. I recommend keeping it on hand when you are out and about. I especially love that Young Living now makes it available in the Premium Starter Kit, along with 10 other most commonly reached for oils, and more!

For complete details of the Premium Starter kit simply click this pic!

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.

I’m lovin’ the new kit!

If I weren’t already with Young Living, I’d sign up and get this kit TODAY! No joke. Seriously, this kit is perfect, in my opinion, though I was crazy about the kit available when I started.

This Premium Starter kit has the addition of Copaiba, R.C., and DiGize! No longer in the kit is Tea Tree, Citrus Fresh, and Joy… though… in the event of an out of stock oil, Young Living will substitute with one of these oils – Tea Tree, Aroma Ease, Lemongrass, Citrus Fresh or Orange. No sense in holding up your kit on one oil! Sensible decision I feel.

You also get a rollerball, literature, sample packets, oil bottles to share a sample with others, 2 samples Ningxia Red, and the fabulous Dew Drop diffuser (I’m crazy about this diffuser! They are all nice, but this one I like especially after having tried a few others. Very easy to clean!). Diffuser choices are good!

And the design… wow!! Well thought out and SO beautiful! I don’t want to take it out of it’s box now. It’s so pretty!

You get all that is pictured above for $160 plus S&H. Oh, and access to a simply fabulous group of like-minded people, here to help you on your healthy changes journey! We offer unlimited support, private forums, continuing education, webinars, online classes, your very own wholesale account to save 24% off all future orders, and more!

Label Makeover!

Oh, and let me take a moment to say this… I LOVE THE NEW LABEL DESIGN! Thank you, Young Living! Now I can see how much precious oil I have left!

Peek-a-boo back!

I would be blessed to be the one to welcome you to Young Living. Should you wish to come aboard, CLICK HERE to order your kit!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. You may click to contact me here. 

It’s here, it’s here…

So… this box came yesterday…

I pre-ordered Young Living’s NEW Premium Starter Kit about a month ago, as it was pre-launched to their members only. Let me tell you… I am so stinkin’ excited!!

It’s beyond beautiful! Young Living really knocked it out of the park! The thought and design that went into this… the upgrades… this is THE most amazing collection!

So… let me show you what’s inside the box! … oooooooh!! 

Open the beautifully designed “treasure chest” and see 10 spectactular oils staring back at you! Oils included: Thieves, R.C., Purification, Peppermint, Panaway, Lemon, Frankincense, Lavender, Copaiba, DiGize, which are all wrapped in their fancy new vibrant labels with peek-a-boo windows and an open back to see your liquid gold levels!

Lift up the first layer and there’s like a secret panel below. Lift that.. and there you’ll find more treasure!

In the lower level of the box you’ll find a bonus oil of Stress Away… 2 Ningxia Red samples (Amazing Stuff!), 10 sample bottles to share your oils with someone, sample oils packets – 2 each of Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Thieves and Peace & Calming, a roller ball to use on an oil of your choice for ease of application (I placed my roller ball on my Panaway ), and 10 business cards.

Oh, and we can’t forget the Dewdrop Diffuser! Though I haven’t tried this diffuser yet, I have heard many wonderful reviews. I’ll be hooking it up today! All mentioned here for $160 plus S&H. WOW!!!

I promise I will keep you posted on the official release to the public date, which is supposed to THIS MONTH… the month of JUNE!!!!

I’d love to personally welcome you to Young Living! In addition to having the world’s leader in essential oils, you will have access to unlimited resources, private forums for discussion, extensive continuing educational classes online, local classes and support (if you are near Flint MI), a special welcome package with reference materials (from me personally), and more. You are never alone!! Support is key, and we want you to have confidence in using your essential oils… and you won’t lack in that area should you decide to come aboard with me.

I’ll keep you updated on the official launch date of the new starter kit. Come back here to order online. ORDER HERE!

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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!

Hello world!

This is my very first blog post! I have said for a couple years now that I wanted to blog, but for some odd reason never got around to it. Well… here I go! I hope you will find this page a blessing. As you can see I am with Young Living, a company I absolutely adore! I’ve been using their products for one whole year now. My entire family loves YLEO’s!  We live in Michigan and to go one entire year without OTC’s is a miracle in itself! We thank the Lord for this company coming into our lives. Not only health wise, but for the financial aspect of it as well. What a blessing!

Since this is my first post, I’ll keep it brief. My favorite oil you ask? Why… it’s Thieves Essential Oil blend! Every household should have this one!! Apply to your kiddos feet to boost immunity. I make hand sprays for all my family members. Did you know Thieves FAR OUT PERFORMS the gel hand sanitizer you’ve probably been using for years? Yes, it’s true!!

Here’s a greahandspray1t hand spray recipe you can make easily, and very affordably! This is a recipe you can modify easily. I actually order the 1 oz spray bottles from Amazon, and use the same amount of drops of Thieves. I like the stronger fragrance of Thieves. I also add a tsp of Aloe or Fractionated Coconut oil. And for a sweet added touch, about 6 drops of Orange Essential Oil.

Positively lovely.. and it WORKS!! 

 

Thought I’d add this pic.. which clearly shows the effectiveness of Thieves essential oil compared to Lavender, Peppermint, and your average everyday hand sanitizer. Make the switch! Get some Thieves!

Interested in trying Young Living Essential Oils? To get the most for your money, consider the Premium Starter Kit, which can be ordered here. More details can be found on my Get Started” page.