Who needs Clarity? I think we all do

Clarity- clearness or lucidity as to perception or understanding. The state or quality of being clear.

We can all have so many thoughts in our minds it can be hard to have clarity. In a working situation, be it in private study, professional work, classrooms, lecture theatres, it is helpful to have a clear mind to maximise our ability to perform our best.

Clarity Essential Oil blend from Young Living works to clear the mind, improve mental alertness, increase energy, enable focus and  aid memory retention. Clarity contains the following oils

  • Basil- uplifting and refreshing
  • Peppermint- Purifying and stimulating
  • Coriander-acts as a stimulant when feeling low
  • Cardamon-boosts spirits in case of depression and fatigue
  • Rosemary- improves mental sharpness
  • Geranium-stability and balance. Also shown to reduce anxiety in labour
  • Bergamot-uplifting and relaxing. Great mood booster
  • Lemon- promotes clarity of thoughts
  • Ylang Ylang-promotes a calm and relaxed state
  • Jasmine*- stimulates the mood and improves concentration
  • Roman Chamomile- clears mental blocks
  • Palmarosa-stimilating and soothing for the mind and body

*absolute or essence rather than an essential oil

 

These are all fabulous oils to use on their own. When combined they are a powerhouse for improving your mind, concentration, focus.

Clarity Essential Oil blend can be diffused or applied topically

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For the month of January receive a FREE 5ml bottle of this oil with any order over 190PV. If you want to purchase a Premium Starter kit and start your essential Oil journey click here

Until the end of January you will receive a FREE lemongrass Essential oil when you become a new member. Young Living are always giving away oils! There is more information on my essential oils page. The more I use and find out about these oils, the more I love them. I am sure you will too.

Belinda

Sources

http://www.dictionary.com

http://articles.mercola.com/herbal-oils/coriander-seed-oil.aspx

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/essential-oils/health-benefits-of-cardamom-essential-oil.html

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=rosemary+essentail+oil+memory

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26161367

https://www.youngliving.com/en_AU/


Washing Powder

I have been making my own washing powder for a few months now and have had great results. If you think it is hard, think again. A little bit of effort to purchase individual ingredients and changing your habits and you won’t look back. I encourage you to have a look at what you are using and research if the product is safe for you.

Some of the ingredients I avoid include Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Phosphates, 1-4 dioxane. Side effects can cause skin irritation, respiratory problems, eye irritations to name a few.

I have settled on an a recipe that works well for me. I have modified a recipe published by Sistermixin.  These girls are doing wonders for raising awareness on additives and preservatives in food. If you have not had a look check them out.

Ingredients

  • 2 Bars of Dr Bronners soap purchase here *
  • 200g Epsom salts
  • 500 washing Soda
  • 500 Bi-carb soda
  • Essential Oils

Cut bars of soap into pieces. I do this in my thermomix but any blender should do. You want the soap to be as fine as possible. Add other ingredients and blend until combined. Store in a container in the laundry.

I add Essential oils 4-5 drops for the desired result

  • Degreasing- lemon Essential Oil
  • Stain removal- Eucalyptus Essentail Oil
  • Anti-bacterial(sports gear) Tea tree Essential Oil
  • Beautiful scent for linen- Lavender

At home we use a front loader and I use about 2 tablespoons. Dr Bronner’s bar soap is fragrance free. We also use it in our bathrooms. I purchase soap in bulk and store them in my laundry

Washing soda, bi-carb and Epsom salts can all be purchased from the supermarket. It is economical to also buy in bulk if you are going to make on a regular basis. I purchase from New Directions

I always use distilled vinegar in the rinse section of the washing machine. Vinegar will remove any soap residue and help soften the water. If using Lavender I would add in the rinse section too.

I hope you have success with this recipe and let me know how you go

Belinda

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