Diffuser combinations with your PSK

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Recently my lovely sister  purchased a premium starter it and I have been discussing different diffuser combinations. The combinations really are endless but I just thought I would provide some really easy combinations that you will love.

Relax   4 Stress Away ∗2 lavender

Sniffles 2 Purification∗4 Thieves

Seasonal  2 Peppermint∗2 Lavender∗2 lemon

Wind down 4 Lavender∗2 Frankincense

Clear the air 3 Purification∗3 Lemon

Focus 2 Peppermint∗3 Lemon

Breathe easy 2 Peppermint∗4 R.C

Good Night 2 Copaiba∗2 Stress Away∗2 Lavender

Diffusing essential oils have a number of benefits. Fragrance your home without synthetic fragrances, unlike some candles there is no toxic fumes. Young Living Essential oils are pure plants extracts and their seed to seal guarantee is their committment to providing quality Essential oils. If you don’t have essential oils read my Essential Oil page for more information

An article recently published in the Good Weekend talks about the dangers of synthetic fragrance and it part of a book written by Kate Grenville- The case against fragrance. Read it here She speaks about the headaches she has suffered that after removing artificial frangrance have gone away. In my experience removing artifical fragrance has certainly been positive for my skin too. The Laundry aisle in the supermarket is a challenge for me to walk through down now!  Time to make some Laundry powder again.

Hope you like these combinations, let me know how you go

Belinda

Download a printable graphic  for easy reference diffuser-combinations-psk

 


Essential Oils that won’t break the bank

There are many affordable Essential Oils that are under $25! Some oils are expensive due to the amount of plant required to produce the oil. The more plant required the more expensive the oil but good news is that there are many oils that are less expensive that have many uses.When I had a look at the prices and which oils were under $AUD25 (wholesale) I found that I actually had quite a few of them. Each 5ml bottle has 75-80 drops and each 15ml bottle has 250. Often all is needed is 1-2 drops so each bottle will go a long way. 5ml where stated, otherwise 15ml bottles under $25

Cedarwood

Beautiful woodsy aroma. Blends with Lavendar for promoting a calm restful sleep. can be diffused for aromatherapy benefits including respiratory support. Cedarwood and Rosemary can help encourgae healthy hair growth

Lemon

One of the most versatile oils. Powerful detoxification agent. Diffused provides a refreshing uplifting scent. Added to marinades provides a pop of flavour. Use as an airfreshner in a spray bottle or on your benches as a cleaner making the most of it’s antibacterial properties

Rosemary

Crisp fragrance. Rosemary on your scalp will promote flake-free, glossy locks. It helps stimulate circulation to encocurage healthy hair growth. I use it in a hair spray! Combined with lemon in a diffuser can provide concentration support. Can be used in cooking where rosemary is required, used as a compress for muscle pain and stiffness, inhaled to help clear your sinuses, the list goes on. Not suitable if pregnant or epileptic or high blood pressure.

Orange

This oil imparts feeling of warmth and happiness. Can help eliminate toxins. We love to diffuse it. One if my boys loves a drop on a tissue inside his pillow case as he goes to sleep. of course it is another culinary oil and can be used in smoothies, marinades anything that needs an orange flavour. I love it in raw chocolate

Nutmeg (5ml)

Has a spicy aroma and is able to stimulate the mind while refreshing the air. A favourite in kitchens and in the diffuser. Blends beautifully with orange, rosemary, bergamot, tea tree to name a few. Not suitable if epileptic, caution if pregnant.

Lemongrass

This has to be one of my favourites, although I do have many. A fresh aroma that is revitalising. Helpful at repelling insects- always in my bug spray. Popular ingredient in asian dishes. Refreshing aroma in the diffuser with the added bonus or deterring insects.

Ginger (5ml)

Spicy taste when added to food. Is soothing for digestive discomfort and can help with cold and flu symtpoms. Diffuse or massage

Spearmint (5ml)

Milder than peppermint, it has a sweet fragrance ideal for use in cleaning and to diffuse to freshen the air. As a flavouring in cooking it has a sweet minty taste. Can be used to replace peppermint in many instances and is a safer choice for children. I love it in the diffuser with lemon in combination.

Lime

An irresistable scent that has the ability to eliminate moodiness. Great natural air freshener. Blended with grapefruit, lemon and orange creates an uplifting and positive mix to diffuse.

Aside from cedarwood all these oils can be used in cooking. For the month of November Young Living is offering a free cook book demonstrating how to use Young Living  oils in your kitchen to new members who purchase a premium starter kit. If you would like to read some more about essential oils and/or purchase a premium starter kit, read my Essential Oils page or send me an email at belindajforsyth@gmail.com and I will be in touch.

Belinda

 

 

Sources

Young Living product Guide 2016

Essential Oils Natural Remedies

EO bar App

Wellbeing Magazine Issue 165

 


Thieves Household cleaner

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This product has to be one of the most versatile cleaners there is. I wanted to write about it to open your eyes to the number of uses there are from one bottle of Concentrate.

Firstly Thieves Household  Cleaner is made from Young Living’s Thieves Blend of Essential Oils- Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Cinnamon bark, Clove, Lemon essential oils and plant and mineral based ingredients. It contains surfactants sodium methyl 2-sulfolaurate and disodium 2-sulfolaurate which are made from renewable sources,biodegradable and septic safe. I have looked up all the individual ingredients on the Environmental working group website and they have no warnings.Unlike other cleaners you can buy from the supermarket, all the ingredients are on the bottle!

It is safe for any member of my family to use which is great when the kids are helping out.

This really is one product with many uses

The concentrate can be used in the following ratios water/cleaner ratio. Check the back of your bottle.

NB 1 capful=10ml

  • 30/1 Most cleaning applications
  • 15/1 Heavy degreasing
  • 50/1 light Degreasing

I have a 450ml spray bottle and add one capful of cleaner and top up with water for my shower, sinks, toilets, benches. I spray and then wipe off with a damp microfibre cloth. Showers will benefit from leaving for 5-10 mins before wiping/rinsing off.

Carpet

Here is a before and after photo of a very quick spray and blot with a microfibre cloth on my carpet. I was so impressed at how well it came up. I used 1/2 cap in a 450ml spray bottle, sprayed carpet, left for a few minutes and rubbed with a damp microfibre cloth.

Dishwasher

To keep your dishwasher in great working order, add one capful to the dispenser and wash on empty on the hottest setting. It can also be used as a replacement for your dishwasher detergent.

Jewellery Cleaner

Avoid paying for your jeweller to clean your rings and do it yourself. Add one capful to 1/2 cup vodka and soak rings for 20 mins. Clean with a soft brush and rinse and dry with a soft cloth. Sparkling jewellery with minimum effort. Keep your cleaner labelled in a jar for next time.

Windows/ Glass

Add 1/2 cap to a 450ml spray bottle with 2-3 drops lemon essential oil. Top up with water Spray and wipe with a microfibre cloth for a streak free finish.

Bathrooms

Use a  450ml spray bottle with 1 capful , or 1 capful to 250ml for heavier application. Spray and leave  for 10 minutes before using a small brush to clean grout if required. wipe with a microfibre cloth. Rinse and dry

Stain remover

For a stain remover spray, in a spray bottle(450ml) half fill with vinegar, add 1 capful of Thieves Household cleaner, 10 drops of Lemon Essential Oil and then top up with water. Lightly shake before spraying clothing

Stubborn stains on ceramics or grout 

To eliminate stains from your bath, sink, toilet or ceramic cookware use 1/4 cup bi-carb soda mixed with enough cleaner (about 1 capful) to form a paste, scrub with a brush and rinse.

Car Wash

As this product is an excellent degreaser I recently used to to clean my car. Add a capful to a bucket of water. I scrubbed our rubber mats and cleaned the wheels with ease.

General cleaner

Using half a capful in a 450ml spray bottle you can clean kids toys, walls, tables, benches, yoga matt, gym equipment, cap upholstery, stainless steel, inside the fridge, the list is endless.

If you don’t have a Young Living account, you can purchase the cleaner as part of the Healthy Home Premium Starter kit for $289 here make sure you select Wholesale member.

The  Starter Kit includes

8 x Thieves products

    • Thieves® AromaBright Toothpaste 114 g
    • Thieves® Cleansing Bar Soap 100 g
    • Thieves® Dental Floss 50 m
    • Thieves® Dish Soap 355 ml
    • Thieves® Foaming Hand Soap 236 ml
    • Thieves® Fresh Essence Mouthwash 236 ml
    • Thieves® Household Cleaner 426 ml
    • Thieves® Spray 29.5 ml
    • 1 x DewDrop™ Diffuser

5 x 5 ml essential oils

    • Lavender 5 ml
    • Lemon 5 ml
    • Peppermint 5 ml
    • Purification 5 ml
    • Thieves® 5 ml

Standard PSK Contents

  • Stress Away™ 5 ml
  • 1 x AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment
  • Thieves® Waterless Hand Purifier 29.5 ml
  • 10 x Love It? Share It! Business Cards
  • 10 x Love It? Share It! Oil Bottles
  • 2 x NingXia Red® Sachets
  • Product Guide & Price List
  • Member Resource Materials

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The benefits of having a Wholesale Membership

  • 24% reduction in future Purchases
  • order any time
  • no selling required
  • optional essential rewards program which offers additional savings
  • access to a private facebook group for questions, support, video tutorials

If you would just like the cleaner itself you can order as a Retail customer here  ( 426ML $52.95, 1.8l $183.95) This option is the available if only ordering 1-2 items, it will be 24% more expensive than a wholesale account.

Cost breakdown

With a wholesale membership, a 426ml bottle of Thieves cleaner($39.50)  will give you approximately  42 x 450ml bottles of cleaner! using approximately 10ml of concentrate per application. That is $0.92 per bottle/application. This bottle will last at least 6 months probably longer

A 1.8l($139.80) bottle will give you 180 x 450ml bottles of cleaner. That is $0.77 per bottle/application. This bottle I expect would last the average family at least a year and a half!

This product is a best seller, don’t let your supply run out

I would love to see schools,kindergartens, businesses use this product and reduce toxic chemicals. It can only be a win for everyone.

Would you like to see an experiment done by an 11 year old comparing Thieves essential oils and other commercial cleaners? click here

Please contact me if you have any questions belindajforsyth@gmail.com

Belinda x


Diffusing-More than just a scent

Essentail oils are plant extracts that are dervied by three process: steam distillation, resin tapping and cold pressing. The oil obtained from leaves, seeds, bark, skin of plants contains therapeutic properties that when diffused can have an amazing effect.

When I first received my Essential Oils I used a few drops in my diffuser. The diffuser uses ultrasonic technology to break down the oil with water into millions of microparticles and disperses them into the air. Diffusing essential oils is a perfect way to dispel odours and create a peaceful environment. Before I had a diffuser I had used some essential oils in an oil burner but I have since learnt that a cold air diffuser preserves their therapeutic properties. Using an oil will burner with a heat surce will destroy any therapeutic properties. There is more information in an article from Well Being Magazine that you might find useful

Essential oils when inhaled  reach our brain via the olfactory nervous system and can have an impact on our physical, emotional and spirirtual well being

Rosemary has been shown to improve memory and peppermint enhances mood and cognition( always use only 1-2 drops peppermint as it is strong). Lavendar supports nervousness, insomnia,helps to wind down and so many much more! Aide from it’s beautiful refreshing scent Lemon can enhance mood and concentration and was demonstrated in this study

Rosemary and lemon are perfect in the workplace for supporting concentration or for the studying student. Lavendar is perfect at bedtime.

Aside from the  support to mood, concentration and your emotions, Thieves essential oil has been studied for it’s effectiveness killing mould. Dr Close has used Thieves Essential oil, diffused for 48 hrs to kill mould spores. Watch a clip of Dr Close explain his findings.

As thieves is great at cleaning the air, it is perfect to diffuse for 30mins daily when you are suffering from a cough or cold.

Young Living has a number of diffusers but the three below are available with the Premium Starter Kit. There are a few different options and if you are interested in Essential oils visit my page on Essential Oils or email me at belindajforsyth@gmail.com


Nut free Lemon Balls

Lunch box friendly snacks are something that I always need to have on hand. I like these as they fit the bill and my kids like them. They are easy and economical.  Sunflower seeds are high in Vitamin E, folate, copper, zinc, iron and fiber. They provide energy, maintain the immune system, stabilize blood glucose and prevent constipation. [source]

Ingredients

250g sunflower seeds, 60g coconut oil, 80g desiccated coconut, 80g pure maple syrup, 1/2 tsp vanilla powder, zest and juice of 1 lemon. Optional 5-6 drops of Young Living Lemon Essential oil for that extra lemon zing! Add more or less of the ingredients to your liking!

Method

Blend seeds and zest in a blender on high until mixture is fine. Add remaining ingredients and blend again. Add 1 tsp water if mixture is dry.

Roll mixture into balls and then coat in extra dessicated coconut. Refrigerate or freeze.

As a mum being organised makes a big diffference to your day and ultimately how I feel at the end of the day too.  Feeling organised is much better than the alternative. I try and source organic when I can and buy in bulk. I love shopping at Bulk Wholefoods  for nuts, seeds, all things coconut and lots more. They deliver Australia wide with a flat rate delivery fee.

http://www.livestrong.com/article/343568-what-are-the-benefits-of-eating-sunflower-seeds/