doTERRA OnGuard Cleaner Consentrate

This is the liquid gold of the cleaning products!!

“This powerful essential oil blend is combined with plant-based derivatives that provide a non-toxic and biodegradable way to clean and eliminate odors, so it is safe for loved ones as well as the environment. The multi-purpose capabilities of doTERRA On Guard Cleaner Concentrate make it perfect to expertly clean hard surfaces in the kitchen, bathroom, or any room, leaving behind a clean and invigorating scent.”

MULTI-PURPOSE CLEANER: Mix 2 tbsp of concentrate per 24 oz. of water.

BATHROOMS: Mix 3 tbsp of concentrate per 24 oz. of water.

DISHES: Mix 3 tbsp of concentrate per gallon of water.

TOUGH JOBS: Apply concentrate directly on designated area and let soak.

I personally have used it on many more ways then it is advertised! I use it for stains on clothes, added boost to my laundry, hand soap, you name it, I use it!

It’s absolutely brilliant and will never go back!!

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Renewing Blend

Using essential oils for emotional and behavioural support is a tool I implement often, both in myself personally our family and when advising clients. I’m so excited to see more research coming out daily on these incredible tools!

Dr. Rena Szabo, PsyD, CAADC, MA, Med, Psychology Director of the Psychology Department in an Integrative Oncology Clinic, shared the research she did in her clinic using the dōTERRA Emotional Blends.

She began by testing the care providers before using essential oils and this was what she found:

37-44% of providers struggle with compassion fatigue

32-78% of oncology care providers experience symptoms of burnout

For the first 6 months no oils were diffused in the clinic. For the next 6 months, they diffused a different Emotional oil blend each month. Every employee was surveyed weekly.

Stress levels before oils were 69%. After diffusing oils, the rate dropped to 49%.

61% of the team felt overwhelmed before oils. After diffusing the oils it dropped to 32%.

There was a significant increase in positive feelings and a considerable decrease in negative feelings ( from 75% down to 58%).

The blend of Forgive had a 100% rate of effectiveness in significantly increasing positive feelings! Runners up were, Cheer, Passion and Motivate.

The most effective blend for decreasing negative feelings was ALSO Forgive. It was found to decrease negative feelings by 68% just by diffusing it in the room.

The results of Dr. Rena Szabo’s research are enormously enlightening. Sometimes, it’s the things we’re unconscious of not forgiving that hold us back. Using the oil of Forgive can help release us from the grip we have on old energy and past experiences.

DIY – Powder Laundry Detergent

Hello everyone!

Here is my FAVOURITE powder laundry detergent! It cleans like a charm, saves you money and all natural! I have truly fallen in love with making my own natural laundry. Knowing what ingredients are in the day to day items I use has come very important to me. I strive to reduce our toxic load and irritants in our every day life.

YOU WILL NEED

  • Baking Soda 10 cups
  • Coarse Sea Salt 3 1/3 cup
  • Dr. Bronner’s Castile Bar Soap 6 bars
  • Cheese Grater or Food Processor
  • Large Bucket or Container
  • (OPTIONAL) doTERRA PURIFY Essential Oil Blend
  • (OPTIONAL) Knuckle Band-Aids (haha)

 

I have learned my lesson from previous times to cover my 3 fingers with knuckle band-aids to protect my finger tips. My cheese greater is extremely sharp and this is a highly recommended easy step. Some people also use a food processor with the grater attachment to shave their bars of soap. I find it much easier to just do it by hand. I can grate the 6 bars in less than 10 mins.

So with that said grate all 6 bars of soap! I love the Dr. Bronner’s Castile Bar Soap. It is all natural and fair trade. Here is a list of the ingredients; Organic Coconut Oil*, Organic Palm Oil*, Sodium Hydroxide**, Water, Organic Olive Oil*, Lavandin Extract, Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Lavender Extract, Sea Salt, Citric Acid, Tocopherol.

This soap does not create suds and is safe for all types of washing machines.

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Proceed by adding the entire content of the baking soda and coarse sea salt content into your container. Mix well.

Baking soda will boost the natural cleaning properties of the castile soap, controls detergent suds (if there are any), reduces and removes laundry odors, softens water and laundry (no need for toxic fabric softners) and is safe to use in HE / front load washers.

Coarse Sea Salt is a great natural stain fighting agent (pre-wash and during wash), it keeps colours colourful, removes stickyness to clothes, reduces yellowing of clothes and controls mildew (in your machine).

OPTIONAL

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Purify is a special essential oil blend that is meant to eradicate foul odors in a natural and safe way. It is a bright uplifting blend that combines citrus and pine essential oils. I absolutely love the fresh and airy scent that it leaves behind! I also add this blend to my dryer balls. Here are the ingredients; Lemon Peel, Lime Peel, Siberian Fir Needle, Austrian Fir Needle, Pine Needle, Citronella Grass, Melaleuca (Tea Tree) Leaf, Cilantro Herb essential oils.

You can choose to add about 20 drops to your container or add 1 drop per load. All depends on how you want to function.

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I use 1/4 cup each load. Sometimes with the very dirty toddler/preschooler clothing I tend to bump it up to 2.

How much is this all going to cost?

Here is the break down

(I buy my items at my local grocery store, you can find cheaper prices at Bulk Barn or other similar stores. ALL PRICES IN CAD, and does not include taxes.)

  • Baking Soda – 2kg box – $5.99
  • Coarse Sea Salt – 750mg – $5.99
  • Dr. Bronner’s Castile Bar Soap) – $4.99 X 6ea = 17.99$
  • (OPTIONAL) doTERRA Purify – 15ml – $23.00 (wholesale price) = $0.09 per drop x 20 drops = $1.84

For the sake of the laundry cost per load calculation I will not include the essential oils as they are not necessary.

SAVING MONEY

Based on the weight/contents of the ingredients (minus essential oils) and using 1/4 cup per load… you will get 50 loads per recipe. which ends up being about $0.59 per load!!!

AND if you wanted to add the essential oils in your laundry detergent it would bump the cost up to $0.63 per load!

So depending on how often you do laundry this detergent can last you from 60 months to 1 year! How is that for savings!!!

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In conclusion, you do what is right for you and your family. I did not always do this. I always just went for the store bought stuff because it was so easy. However after taking the 15 mins it takes to make this all natural detergent, I was hooked! Hooked on giving my family a healthier alternative, hooked on saving money, and hooked on living naturally!

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

DIY – All Purpose Cleaner


It’s been about 6 months since I have not bought a chemical cleaner!! And boy does it feel great! I do not have to worry about my kids and our family dog, I know that what I make will not harm them in any way.

Every since I learned about the chemicals present in household cleaners, I was just terrified!

Here is what I use;

  • 500ml spray bottle
  • 1/2cup castile soap (unscented)
  • 30 drop favourite doTERRA essential oils
  • Distilled or filtered water (filled to the top)

These are the different essential oils I love to use for this purpose.


dōTERRA On Guard® Protective Blend

As one of doTERRA’s most popular oils, doTERRA On Guard is a powerful proprietary blend that supports healthy immune function* and contains cleansing properties.


Wild Orange Citrus sinensis

With multiple health benefits and an energizing aroma that can uplift the mind and body, Wild Orange has become one of doTERRA’s top selling essential oils.*

Lemon Citrus limon

The cleansing, purifying, and invigorating properties of Lemon make it one of the most versatile oils, not to mention the top-selling essential oil that doTERRA offers.


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Happy cleaning!

Pick me up – cheer & motivate

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Well the other day I was having a rough start. I think some people can relate to that. When you just want to stay in your pyjamas and not want to get anything done. Enter Cheer and Motivate! These are great (prediluted) roller bottles with doTERRA’s essential oil blends.

CHEER  – This blend promotes a feeling of optimism, cheerfulness and happiness. Great for when your feeling down, blue or in a low. This was exactly how I was feeling…  The aromatic description is; Fresh, spicy, warm.

MOTIVATE – This blend promotes a feeling of confidence, courage and belief. If there is any sense of doubt, pessimism, or cynicism, this would be the blend for you. The aromatic description is; Fresh, clean, minty.

I applied cheer to the base of my skull and behind the ears. Motivate was applied at my radial pulse points. Roughly a half hour later, I felt like I had a little pick me up. This was exactly what I needed!

Elise