16 Useful Tips on Teaching Kids to Brush and Floss

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16 Useful Tips on Teaching Kids to Brush and Floss
 

You know how important it is to keep your kids’ teeth clean and healthy, even when they’re very young. However, some kids resist getting their teeth cleaned, which can be frustrating for parents. Whether you have a baby, a toddler, or a school-aged kid, you’ll find some of the tips listed here useful in teaching kids to brush and floss!

1. Allow them to brush their own teeth.

For some kids, everything is a power struggle. If this sounds like your kid, you might want to let them have the opportunity to brush their own teeth rather than always doing it yourself. You could let them brush their teeth for a while and then finish up the job for them. Or you could do the brushing first and then let them have the final round.

2. Brush your teeth while they brush theirs!

Kids love to imitate, so break out your own toothbrush and lead by example. Allow them to hold their own toothbrush and tell them to do what you do. Then if you need to brush their teeth to thoroughly clean their teeth, let them brush yours first!

3. Use colorful flossers designed for kids.

It’s never too early to learn how important flossing is. Use single flossers, in fun colors and shapes, and make it a part of your kids’ toothbrushing routine.

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4. Give them a toothbrush to use on a doll.

Whether it’s a baby doll, a girl doll, or a Transformers robot, give your kids the opportunity to be in charge and clean their doll’s teeth. They’re more likely to let you brush their teeth when they’ve done the same to their little ones. You could buy a doll designed for this purpose, but you could just as easily use a doll you already have and a small toothbrush from the store.

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5. Educate your kids on what happens to unbrushed teeth.

Explain that teeth can become dirty and yellow when they are not cleaned regularly. For some kids, the idea of yellowed teeth isn’t pleasant and will encourage them to take toothbrushing seriously. You could even find pictures of bad teeth online and show them. However, it’s very important not to scare them about going to the dentist by talking about drills and the sort! You don’t want them to be scared about going to the dentist. Rather, focus on the natural consequences of not brushing their teeth.

6. Make brushing their teeth a lot of fun!

Show them that it’s ok to dance and make faces while brushing their teeth! Look into the mirror together and have fun laughing and making all sorts of faces. Some kids love to growl and make animal noises as they bare their teeth to be brushed. And always make brushing their teeth sound like a FUN activity! Say things like, “Know what? It’s time to… BRUSH YOUR TEETH! YAY!”

7. Examine your kids’ teeth and tell them what you find.

To get kids to really understand the importance of brushing their teeth, you could ask them to open wide to show you their teeth. Maybe you’ll actually see some bits of food, but you can just say things that you know they’ve eaten earlier that day. “I see bacon! Did you eat broccoli today? I see some green bits! Wait a minute… is that a dragon tail? Did you eat a dragon?” After brushing, you could check again and declare it all clean.

8. Start early, even before the first tooth shows up.

Use a washcloth or a finger toothbrush to clean their gums and however many teeth they have. Alternatively, you could give them a handheld “toothbrush” that has a protective ring that prevents them from sticking it too far down their throat. This will help them become familiar with using a toothbrush from an early age. Make sure you take your turn, though, so they are used to you “brushing” their teeth. You could start doing this when your baby turns 6 months old, since this is usually when babies start to eat.

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Maybe you’ve tried everything, but your child just refuses to let you brush their teeth. Some dentists actually recommend parents to brush their children’s teeth when they are asleep. Obviously, this method works better with kids who are heavy sleepers.

10. Let kids choose their own toothbrush.

These days, you can find toothbrushes in all colors, sizes, shapes, and with fun characters on them. Many kids also love electric toothbrushes, so encourage your kids to try those!

11. Read books about brushing teeth.

Some kids learn best through reading, so try checking out a couple of books from the library or purchasing a great book on oral hygiene that your child can refer to again and again. Check out this fun pop-up book, this rhythmic board book, this book that warns about sugar bugs,  or this book with a great title that was written by a dentist.

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12. Use a toothbrushing app.

Yes, technology has found its way into all aspects of our lives, including over the sink! There are apps that may help your child become more motivated to brush her teeth. Lulu Brush Time includes a timer, a cute character, and badges for good brushing habits.

13. Use a wash and brush timer.

If you’d rather not bring a smartphone into a wet area, try a wash and brush timer. This timer also includes a nightlight, making it easy for your kids to find the bathroom during middle-of-the-night nature calls!

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It’ll take only a minutes of your time to whip up a couple of colorful and glittery DIY toothbrush timers for each of your kids! Shake up these timers and have your kids brush as long as the glitter moves around. When everything is settled at the bottom (after around two minutes), your kids can stop brushing their teeth.

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15. Take your child with you to the dentist.

If your young child can sit through a dentist cleaning, have them come with you! Have the dentist talk about how important it is to keep teeth clean and your child can watch and see how teeth are cleaned. What an educational experience!

16. Do an egg experiment to teach about oral hygiene.

This egg experiment is really cool and will teach your kids the effects of coffee and soda on the teeth and how brushing teeth will help clean and protect the teeth. Let kids come to their conclusions as they see the changes on the egg shells! And here’s many more activity ideas that teach kids about teeth!

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What tips and tricks do you have for helping your kids to brush their teeth? I’ve seen free checklists and incentive charts, which could be great for older kids. Share your tips in the comments!

For more tips on living with children, check out 5 Ways to Help Kids Learn Routines and Help Your 2 to 3 Year Old Listen!

 

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

 

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What to Eat for Healthy Hair: 10 Nutrients for Beautiful and Shiny Locks

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What to Eat for Healthy Hair 10 Nutrients for Beautiful and Shiny Locks
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The secret to beautiful hair that’s healthy and strong is not in the salon or the drug store. It’s actually in the grocery store! When you include certain foods that are high in nutrients that promote hair health to your diet, you’ll see an improvement in your hair (and skin and fingernails). Read on to find exactly what to eat for healthy hair!

1. Vitamin A (Beta Carotene)

Vitamin A helps your scalp to produce an oily substance, called sebum, that keeps your hair from becoming too dry. Your body can produce vitamin A when you consume foods that contain beta carotene, an antioxidant.

What to eat: Sweet potatoes. They have high levels of beta carotene, as well as vitamin B5, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, and iron.

2. Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)

Look at your hair and skincare products and you might find pantothenic acid on some of them. Pantothenic acid is also known as vitamin B5 and promotes blood flow to your scalp, which is great for hair regrowth.

What to eat: Sunflower seeds. This snack is full of great nutrients, including protein, zinc, vitamin B5, and vitamin E.

3. Vitamin C

The antioxidant vitamin C helps to strengthen the hair shaft and hair follicles. It also helps to prevent hair breakage by boosting collagen production.

What to eat: Kale. It is full of vitamin C and also contains beta carotene, vitamin B5, vitamin C, vitamin E, protein, and zinc.

4. Vitamin D

Vitamin D can help your hair grow faster and healthier. You can get it from the sun, but it’s not always safe or feasible to expose yourself to UV rays on a daily basis. You can find vitamin D in certain foods, or take a supplement.

What to eat: Mushrooms. It’s the only vegetable or fruit source for vitamin D. You can find portobello mushrooms that are fortified with vitamin D. You’ll also get vitamin B5 and zinc when you consume mushrooms.

5. Vitamin E

Vitamin E helps increase blood flow to your scalp, promoting faster hair growth. It also aids your body in the production of keratin, a vital protein for strong and healthy hair.

What to eat: Almonds. It’s also high in biotin, zinc, vitamin E, protein, and iron.

6. Protein

Protein is the building block of human hair (and much of your body). It promotes cell growth and cell repair. If you don’t eat enough protein, your hair stops growing, gets weaker, and may start falling out!

What to eat: Legumes, such as edamame, lentil, and kidney beans. They are great sources for protein, especially if you don’t eat meat. They’re also high in zinc, iron, biotin, vitamin B5, and omega-3 fatty acids.

7. Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids help our hair to grow and become shiny and thick. Our bodies can’t make omega-three fatty acids, so you need to find foods that are jam-packed with them.

What to eat: Salmon. Tuna, herring, and sardines are also high in omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon is an especially great choice for hair health, since it also contains vitamin D, vitamin B5, protein, and iron.

8. Zinc

When you don’t get enough zinc, hair loss and scalp problems can crop up. Prevent these hair woes by making sure that you meet your daily requirement of zinc.

What to eat: Beef. It’s packed with zinc, as well as vitamin B5, iron, and of course, protein.

9. Iron

Iron is another important nutrition that our bodies need. A lack of iron in your diet can lead to hair loss, since zinc (along with iron) help hair follicles stay healthy. Be sure to pair iron-rich food with vitamin-c rich food to help your body absorb iron efficiently.

What to eat: Spinach. The leafy greens also contains vitamin A, vitamin C, beta carotene, zinc, and protein.

10. Biotin

Many people take biotin in supplement form to help their hair grow faster and thicker. But you can definitely consume the amount of biotin that your hair needs with real food.

What to eat: Eggs, including the yolk. The yolk is where the biotin is, so make sure to include some in your omelet. Eggs are also great sources of protein, zinc, iron, vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin B5.

Superfoods for Hair Health (foods that contain at least 3 nutrients that are essential for healthy hair)

There are certain foods that include more than one of these essential nutrients for fabulous hair. Try eating them more often to get even more nutrients in every bite!

  • Avocados – vitamin B5, vitamin E, vitamin C
  • trout: vitamin B5, vitamin D, protein, omega-3 fatty acids
  • pork: vitamin B5, vitamin D, iron, zinc, vitamin C, protein
  • chicken: protein, vitamin B5, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron
  • turkey: protein, vitamin B5, iron, zinc
  • broccoli: vitamin C, iron, vitamin E, beta carotene, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, zinc
  • strawberries: vitamin C, biotin, omega-3 fatty acids
  • raspberries: vitamin C, vitamin B5, biotin, vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids
  • tomatoes: vitamin C, biotin, beta carotene, vitamin E
  • canned tuna: vitamin D, protein, iron, omega-3 fatty acids
  • tofu: vitamin D (fortified), vitamin E, protein, iron, zinc, omega-3 fatty acids
  • walnuts: omega-3 fatty acids, biotin, vitamin E, vitamin B5, iron, zinc
  • pumpkin seeds: iron, protein, zinc, omega-3 fatty acids

Cook yourself a good breakfast with sweet potatoes topped with an egg or two. Snack on mixed nuts that include almonds and sunflower seeds. Then for lunch, enjoy a kale and spinach salad with salmon. Finally, for dinner, nosh on steak tacos with mushrooms and black beans on the side. That’s definitely a good hair day!

For more tips on healthy eating, check out Healthy Foods to Eat When You Crave Sweets and 8 Easy, Healthy Snacks and Their Benefits.

 

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

 

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30 Raised Garden Bed Ideas

Both beginning and experienced gardeners love raised garden beds. Here are 30 cool ideas for raised garden beds, from the practical to the extraordinary. 30 Raised Garden Bed Ideas via @tipsaholic #garden #gardenbeds #raisedgardenbeds #gardening


30 Raised Garden Bed Ideas
Both beginning and experienced gardeners love raised garden beds, since they can be filled with good soil, require minimal or no digging, are easier on your backs, and will give you less weeds. Here are 30 cool ideas for raised garden beds, from the practical to the extraordinary.

1. Corner Wooden Planter

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Build this corner wooden raised garden bed with three separate sections. Perfect for a sad corner in your backyard!

2. Culvert Garden Bed

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Use culvert to create raised garden beds to add an industrial look to your backyard!

3. Metal Decorative Corner Supports

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Add some jazz to your wooden raised garden beds with decorative corner supports! They’ll also help make the construction of your raised garden beds a bit easier and keep them sturdy. These bug-themed corner supports would be fun additions to any garden!

4. Galvanized Livestock Watering Troughs

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Watering troughs will last a long time and has a great industrial look. No DIYing needed except to drill in a few holes in bottom for drainage.

5. Elevated Raised Garden Beds

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Get your garden even higher off the ground to prevent rabbits and other animals from stealing your veggies! Build an elevated raised garden bed. Here’s how.

6. Raised Garden Bed Kits

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There are kits that you can purchase that includes all building materials and instructions to make your own raised garden beds. Great for DIYers who want to build but don’t feel like doing all the measuring. This one is really nice; it includes a gate and fencing and even an option for an automatic watering system!

7. Wood and Corrugated Steel Raised Garden Beds

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Nice combination of wood and corrugated steel, a handsome marriage of nature and industrialization! An economical solution to DIYing your raised garden beds. Here’s another (gorgeous!) example.

8. Divided Raised Garden Beds

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Add wood dividers in your beds and plant one herb or plant in each spot. Neat and organized! Perfect for herbs that can be invasive, like mint!

9. Herb Spiral

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Herb spirals make very cool-looking raised garden beds and are great for people with little space for gardening.

10. Cinder Block Raised Garden Beds

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Build a raised garden bed easily and cheaply with cinder blocks. Give it a finished and modern look by adding concrete caps on the tops!

11. Mosaic Raised Garden Bed

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So pretty and economical! Use the art of mosaic (with broken, left-over tile, broken wine glasses, etc) to decorate the tops of your cinder blocks and cement blocks.

12. Raised Planter Stand with 55-Gallon Drums

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This is a great way to build waist-high garden beds and a smart way to use a couple of 55-gallon juice drums if you already have some laying around. You could find these drums on Craig’s List or businesses that use them, just make sure that they are food-safe.

13. Cement Mixing Trays on Planter Stands

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Build a planter stand (check out the previous tutorial listed above) and then put in cement mixing trays to hold the soil and plants.

14. Concrete Raised Garden Bed

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Here’s how to DIY a beautiful concrete raised garden bed with a nice curve and a corner. You can adapt the plans to fit your space.

15. Kiddie Pools as Raised Garden Beds

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Kiddie pools might not be the most beautiful raised garden beds, but they might be right for you if you’re looking for a cheap and quick solution that takes only minutes to set up. Or you could use one kiddie pool for your kids’ own garden!

16. Raised Garden Beds on a Sloped Backyard

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Do you have a slope in your backyard that you don’t know what to do with? Build (or hire someone to build) raised garden beds on the slope! See some great pictures here and don’t miss the extra information and helpful advice in the comments.

17. Keyhole Gardens

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Keyhole gardens, which are widespread in Africa, include an active compost pile in the middle of a raised garden bed. This method holds moisture and nutrients in the gardening soil and helps you use less water. Perfect for hot and dry climates but they would work anywhere!

18. Stone Raised Garden Bed

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Stone raised garden beds are beautiful and will blend well with your home if you have a stone path or a stone exterior. They are more long-lasting than wood, albeit more expensive, but you can save on costs if you build one yourself.

19. Dry-Stacked Flagstone Garden Bed

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This tutorial uses no mortar – just heavy flagstone stacked on top of each other. Gorgeous.

20. Raised Garden Beds with Casters

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If you need to move around your raised garden beds regularly, just add casters to the bottom of your raised beds! Perfect for small patios with concrete or tiled floors.

21. Self-Watering Planter

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Put in a perforated drain pipe in your raised garden bed to make it self-watering. That will save water and help your plants grow well. Helpful for when you go off on vacations!

22. DIY Garden Enclosure

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Prevent deer and other animals from gobbling down your produce by building a raised garden bed with an enclosure, complete with a gate door.

23. U-Shaped Raised Garden Bed

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Grow a large garden that you can easily navigate around with this u-shaped raised garden bed. Find instructions how to build your own here.

24. Cedar Fence Garden Beds

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Use cedar fence pickets to build raised garden beds that will set you back only $10 or a little more, depending on your store’s prices. What a smart idea!

25. Raised Bed Pest Cover

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Keep pests out of your garden by building this raised bed pest cover to put over your garden beds!

26. Raised Wood Pallet Garden Bed

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This clever pallet garden bed requires no building – just a good stapler and landscaping fabric!

27. Raised Herb Beds From Drawers

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Paint a couple of old drawers in a fun design and use them as little raised garden beds! Great for herbs and other small plants.

28. Brick Raised Garden Bed

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Traditional and permanent! Especially perfect for you if you have a pile of bricks waiting to be used. Here’s how to build a brick raised garden bed.

29. Aluminum Can Garden Bed

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Drink a lot of soda? Save your cans to make aluminum can raised garden beds! Use cement to keep the cans together and cover it all with stucco for a really nice look.

30. Old Tires as Garden Beds

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You can easily find old tires from car shops for free. Save them from the landfill and use them to create raised garden beds.

Hopefully, these raised garden bed ideas have inspired you to build or buy your own! It’s a wonderful feeling to serve food to your family that you’ve grown in your own backyard.

 

Find a lot of great advice and information on raised garden beds with this wonderful resource. And if you’re looking for more tips on gardening, check out 25 Ideas for Gardening with Kids and 27 Beautiful Garden Edging Ideas.

 

I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

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25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving

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If you’ve started using essential oils, chances are you want to share your love with everyone around you!  Sometimes it can be hard to get your guy on board – it may seem like a lot of work at first, or he may be skeptical of the benefits.  If he’s convinced essential oils are just for ladies, here are 25 essential oil recipes just for him!  Whip up a few of these and he’ll be just as excited about the mental and physical health benefits of essential oils as you are.  Plus, you’ll save some cash by making these yourself!

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving1. Beard and Skin Care Oil – With a few tweaks, you can customize this oil to your skin and beard’s temperament for an easy and inexpensive way to look your best!  For oily skin, use peppermint.  For dry skin and beard use lavender.  Combine with rosemary or cedarwood to promote thicker hair growth! Adding witch hazel can calm skin irritation.  Condition your skin and beard without the greasy feel of lotion.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving2. Beard Oil – If prickly whiskers are an issue you hate dealing with, stir up some beard oil.  Massaging it into facial hair will keep it feeling soft and luxurious, plus it smells like a walk in the woods!

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving3. Beard Balm – Tame a wild or unruly beard with some conditioning balm.  It’ll make facial hair softer and more manageable.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving4. Burly Beard Conditioner – Using a combination of oils that promote healthy skin and hair will help with seasonal beard issues, like breakage and dryness.  Mix the oils together with sandalwood, fir, cedarwood or patchouli for scent and a carrier oil and massage it all over the beard daily and your beard will grow faster and break less!

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving5. Pre-Shave Oil for Sensitive Skin – If shaving is an ordeal that leaves his face dry or painfully irritated, this pre-shave oil is a great idea!  Sandalwood has both a manly scent and calming for irritated skin.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving6. Aftershave Oil – This aftershave oil is a fabulous blend of spicy, exotic scent, moisturizing properties, and skin protectants that can calm and soothe after the daily shave.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving7. Aftershave Lotion –  Sandalwood, rosehip and chamomile essential oils combine to create the perfect fusion of spicy scent and skin-calming, anti-inflammatory action.  Mix it together with soothing and moisturizing avocado and almond oils and non-greasy, softening shea and cocoa butters.  Perfect for your guy’s skin to keep it soft and supple!

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving8. Rosemary Mint Shaving Cream – This cream combines rosemary and peppermint for a super refreshing, minty, smell that will tingle as it energizes and soothes the skin.  It’s shaving cream with a twist!

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving9. Vintage-Style Shaving Kit – Create your own pre-shave and after-shave spray with relaxing oils like lavender and empowering oil blends like Valor.  Combine these with a shaving brush, vintage razor and a stand and you’ve got an awesome shaving kit guys will love using!

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving10. Bald Balm – With a wonderfully warm, woodsy scent, this balm contains myrrh (among other essential oils) which can heal and protect skin.  Mix up some balm for the hairless man in your life!

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving11. Hair Pomade – Here’s basic recipe for all natural hair pomade.  It’s completely customizable according to scent preferences and hair needs.  You can add essential oils that promote hair growth and scalp and hair health.  You can add oils that help with oily skin and hair or that add moisture for dry scalp.  Play with different scents – spicy and unique, citrusy and fresh, woodsy and earthy… it’s all up to you!  This is way more cost effective than buying brand name pomade, that’s not nearly as healthy for your hair.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving12. Grimy Hand Scrub – It’s soap, but amped up.  This awesome hand scrub combines the healing powers of skin protectant essential oils and the exfoliating properties of sugar.  Use Thieves or Melaleuca for extra antibacterial power and citrus for cleansing and purifying properties or mints for boosting energy.  Mix it all up and your guy has a heavy duty scrub for even the toughest jobs!

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving13. Men’s Body Wash – Here’s an all natural homemade body wash guys will like using!  The lemongrass has a distinct, yet subtle aroma and the apricot seed powder will scrub grime away while the wheat germ keeps skin moisturized without smelling “girly.”

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving14. Bath Salts for Men – These awesome bath salts can be made in a variety of scents and flavors, so even guys will love using them!  Lemon has great cleansing and purifying properties, Pan Away is wonderful for soothing aches and pains, Stress Away and Peace and Calming can greatly reduce tension and anxious feelings.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving15. Green Tea and Peppermint Bath Soak – Soaking in the tub is traditionally associated with women, but guys won’t be able to say no to this invigorating soak!  Green Tea adds some powerful antibacterial and antioxidant qualities to the bath with a nice, earthy smell while the peppermint gives a nice tingling boost of energy.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving16. Shower Bombs – These peppermint shower bombs are great when you need an extra pick-me-up in the morning.  The peppermint is invigorating and can leave you feeling energized and refreshed.  Plus, you don’t have to take the extra time soaking in the tub.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving17. Deodorant – Spicy-scented and warm, earthy toned oils combine in this deodorant for men.  Using oils like Patchouli, Clary Sage, Bergamot, Cedarwood, and Coriander make this deodorant particularly inviting for men – and can also help with skin health and enhanced mood.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving18. Men’s Blend – Whip up this spray with exotic, woodsy tones and just a touch of citrus.  It contains vetiver and eucalyptus with grapefruit – so can be energizing and calming at the same time.  Use it as a spray cologne or linen spay.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving19. Invigorating Cologne – With the aroma of balsam fir and cedar wood essential oils, the slightly spicy, woodsy smell to this roll-on cologne is just one bonus guys will love. It can also promote energy and mental focus.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving20. Men’s Cologne 6 Ways – Here are some recipes for roller-ball cologne that lots of guys will love!  There’s spicy, woodsy, earthy, musky and outdoorsy – so something for nearly everyone.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving21. Men’s Fragrance – This guide to creating fragrances shows you how to combine scents as base, top and middle notes for a complete scent that will last all day.  There are recipe suggestions for distinctive fragrances that range from spicy to woodsy to tangy and exotic.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving22. Moisturizing Balm – With vetiver and melaleuca oils, this balm has a manly scent that will moisturize and protect the skin either before OR after shaving.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving23. MANhand Salve –  If you know a guy with cracked, dry, uncomfortable hands who doesn’t like lotion, this salve will be right up his alley.  It’s a light salve that combines the healing properties of chamomile or peppermint with moisture rich oil like avocado and almond.  His hands will thank you.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving24. Shoe Powder – With cornstarch, baking soda and your choice of essential oils you can make a shoe powder to eliminate smelly shoes.  Shake the shoes out before wearing them.  Or sprinkle the powder right on your feet for a soothing and calming effect. (Bonus: it works great for stinky carpet!)

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving25. Foot-odor Spray – Of course it’s not just men that suffer from stinky feet, so this foot-odor spray can be used by the whole family!  With rosemary, thyme, eucalyptus and melaleuca essential oils, you can knock that stinky smell out the door.  Add Thieves and Melaleuca for purification and antibacterial qualities.

 

Learn more about essential oils here!

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

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5 Essential Oil Recipes You Can Personalize

You can create your own products - from lip balm to shampoo. Learn how to personalize 5 essential oil recipes to suit your own preferences! 5 Essential Oil Recipes You Can Personalize - Tipsaholic, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #health, #diybeauty

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Young Living Essential Oils offer a myriad of benefits, including immune-boosting power, increased longevity and energy, and better mental health.  They’re a natural alternative to common medications and other first aid items and are safe for the whole family.  You can use therapeutic grade essential oils in everything from shampoo to sanitizing spray!  Wondering how?  Take a look at these 5 essential oil recipes, each with alternative oil ideas that can be used for different effects.  It’s easy to personalize your DIY essential oil products for you and your family!

 

1. Lip Balm

Basic recipe: 1 Tablespoon Beeswax, 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil, 1 teaspoon Vitamin E Oil, 5-8 drops of essential oils.  Method: Melt the beeswax and coconut oil together in a double broiler and stir it well. Remove from heat and add the Vitamin E and essential oils.  Stir well.  Pour into a tube or container and seal.

EO’s (essential Oils) to Add:

Lemon Oil – for a light, citrus flavor and scent that is revitalizing and energizing and purifying and antioxidant qualities.

Peppermint – for a strong, fresh scent and a minty taste that can support liver and respiratory function and increase concentration and mental sharpness.

Lavender – for a sweet, soothing aroma that refreshes and can restore balance and aid in relaxation.  It can also help to soothe and heal chapped, irritated lips.

 

2. Sanitizing Spray

Basic recipe: about 4 oz Witch Hazel with aloe, 1 oz Water, 35-40 drops of essential oils.  Method: Use a glass spray bottle.  Place the essential oil drops in first, then the water, then fill the rest of the bottle with witch hazel to the top.  Place the lid on and shake vigorously to combine.  You may want to shake a bit before each use. (This sanitizing spray is ideal for hands, shopping carts, steering wheels, etc.)

EO’s to Add:

Purification – for a light, neutralizing aroma that can help to cleanse from impurities and soothe skin.

Thieves – for a spicy, musky smell that is well-known for anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and cleansing properties that helps to boost immune system health.

Melaleuca – for an earthy aroma that has all the cleansing properties of Tea Tree Oil and can help to purify and support skin health.

 

3. Deodorant

Basic recipe: 1 Cup Coconut Oil, 1/4 Cup Shea Butter, 1 Cup Aluminum-Free Baking Soda (or Arrowroot Powder), 30-40 Drops of essential oils, deodorant tubes.  Method: Melt the coconut oil and shea butter, stirring until combined.  Remove from heat and add the baking soda (or arrowroot powder).  Mix well.  Add the essential oils.  Use a glass bowl with a spout or a small funnel to pour the mixture into the deodorant tubes and allow it to solidify before using.

Note: you may want to use a combination of essential oils to equal 30-40 drops in order to create the scent and get the desired benefits.  For instance, Thieves, Purification and Melaleuca oils all have purifying and antibacterial properties that would be perfect for deodorant, and you can combine with a number of your favorite oils for aroma.

EO’s to Add:

Lemongrass – for a light, citrusy aroma with earthy undertones that is refreshing and rejuvenating.  It also promotes balance and can improve mental clarity.

Blue Cypress – for a spicy, natural scent that can aid in regulated breathing.  It is known to support the bodies natural response to skin irritation and injury and can promote healing.

Geranium –  for a springlike, flowery scent that is both uplifting and calming.  It boosts skin health and supports the circulatory system, and can revitalize body tissues.

 

4. Foot Scrub

Basic recipe: 1 Cup Epsom Salt, 1/4 Cup Olive Oil, 1 Teaspoon Liquid Castile Soap, 15-20 Drops of essential oils.  Method: Mix all the ingredients together in a glass bowl.  Store in an airtight container.  Use for exfoliating feet, rinse thoroughly.

As with the deodorant above, you may want to combine other oils with either Thieves, Purification or Melaleuca oils due to their cleansing and antibacterial properties.

EO’s to Add:

Eucalyptus – for a gentle and refreshing aroma that can energize as it revitalizes.  It has cooling properties and is very nonirritating.  

Joy – for a luxurious and exotic aroma that energizes and uplifts.  It can inspire romance, togetherness and an overall feeling of well-being.

Angelica –  for a light and soothing scent that can restore happy memories and calm anxiety.  It also relaxes nerves and muscles and releases tension.

 

5. DIY Shampoo

Basic recipe: 1/2 Cup Liquid Castile Soap, 1/4 Cup Canned Coconut Milk, 1/4 Cup Honey, 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil, 2 Tablespoons Vitamin E Oil, 40-50 Drops of essential oils.  Method: Mix all ingredients together in a bottle with a lid.  Shake well before each use – lather, rinse.

Again, use any combination of oils to achieve the scent and cleansing properties you desire.  Melaleuca, Purification, Rosemary and Lavender all promote skin and hair health and are known for cleansing and soothing properties.  Thieves is also a strong cleanser and boosts immune system health.  Use these in combination with other oils to get the results you want.

EO’s to Add:

Spearmint – for a soft minty, slightly fruity scent that is a rich antioxidant.  It supports nervous system health and has restorative properties that can lead to a sense of balance and well-being.

Clary Sage – for a mellow, warm, herbaceous scent that is uplifting and relaxing.  It supports healthy mental and emotional states.

Grapefruit – for a fresh, citrusy aroma that is energizing and has mood-enhancing properties.  It is a powerful antioxidant and is very nourishing to skin and hair.

 

For more information on essential oils, read this. And if you would like more information on Young Living essential oils, read this.

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

 

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Top 10 Reasons To Try Stress Away Essential Oil

Stress Away Blend is an important part of your essential oil arsenal. Not convinced? Top 10 Reasons To Try Stress Away Essential Oil - Tipsaholic, #EO, #StressAway, #youngliving, #essentialoils, #health, #greenliving

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Stress Away Essential Oil blend is a unique and important part of your essential oil arsenal.  It’s meant to combat the normal stresses that crop up during everyday life.  With a natural blend of vanilla and lime, the scent is refreshing and pleasant, but these ingredients also promote relaxation.  Copaiba and lavender combine to reduce mental rigidity and restore equilibrium and other natural ingredients, including cedarwood, reduce nervous tension and feelings of anxiousness.  With this description alone, it’s easy to see why this oil can quickly become an important household tool, but here are even more reasons to try Stress Away.

 

1. Everyone worries.  It’s a fact of life, and completely unavoidable.  Everyone experiences feelings of anxiousness, nervousness and worry.  Everyone.  Stress Away can significantly reduce these feelings, leaving you with a calmer demeanor as you approach your day to day tasks.

 

2. Workplace frustration.  Whether your workplace is your home or in an office, there’s bound to be tension and frustration from time to time.  Conflicts with coworkers or bosses, stressful deadlines, difficult tasks and long hours are only a few causes.  Wear a little Stress Away on your wrists or diffuse it into your office and you’ll feel more peaceful when at work.

 

3. Stress can cause pain.  Experts agree, prolonged stress can have physical manifestations.  Stress causes muscle tension, which can lead to tension headaches and migraines, achey muscles, sore back and shoulders and many other hard to deal with pains.  Using Stress Away daily can relax those tense muscles, calm aches and pains, and give you a feeling of ease.

 

4. Kids.  Need I say more?  Just kidding.  But seriously, kids can have crabby days, too.  And even on their best days kids can become testy and fussy.  Stress Away is the perfect remedy when kids start bickering.  Calm the crankies in no time by diffusing Stress Away at home during periods of known frustration.

 

5. Occasional high-stress situations.  Everyday stress is one thing, but everyone experiences occasional periods of even higher stress.  For events like interviews, being in the spotlight, giving a speech, or meeting people for the first time, Stress Away can create a a much appreciated feeling of peaceful calm.  It also reduces mental rigidity and helps you to feel less anxious.  Dab it on before you leave or use a diffusing locket when you go.

 

6. Painful PMS symptoms.  If you’re plagued with feelings of irritability, unease and anxiousness, along with cramping muscles once a month, Stress Away is a must have.  Calm those clenched muscles and uplift your overall mood by using it topically or drinking it with some water.

 

7. Your teeth and jaw will thank you.  If you suffer from clenched jaw and grinding teeth – even while you sleep – Stress Away can help in a major way.  Dab some behind your ears and on your temples for more relaxed facial muscles and ease your soreness.

 

8. Happy travels.  Car rides can be anything but peaceful.  First, there’s the stress of other drivers and traffic in general.  Add to that any other people in the car, kids or pets and the anxiety of travel grows exponentially.  Calm crankiness by diffusing Stress Away through your air vents.  Kids and parents alike will benefit from the calming affects and travel will be a breeze.

 

9. Calmer pets.  Help your pets feel more at ease when going to the vet or traveling in a plane or car.  Pets get anxious and nervous as well, and by simply applying just a drop or two topically, you can help them feel more at ease at unpleasant times.

 

10. Overall balance.  Restore some much needed equilibrium in your life.  Your mental balance will improve with daily use of Stress Away – along with all of the great physical and emotional benefits.

 

Are you ready to find out more about Stress Away essential oil? Check out these links for more information about how to get started with essential oils or to purchase your own essential oils.

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

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25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil

Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

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Thieves Essential Oil Blend is really handy to have around the house.  Combining cinnamon bark, cloves, rosemary and other botanicals, Thieves is a great disinfectant, purifier, and immunity booster.  There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to put Thieves to good use.  Young Living Oils are therapeutic grade, and can be used as diffusers, topically, or ingested in moderation.  If you’d like some ideas for DIY recipes using Thieves oil, we’ve got you covered!

1. Thieves Tea – Thieves is the main ingredient in this all-natural sore-throat fighting, nasty cold-repelling tea!  Combined with lemon essential oil, honey and hot water, it soothes a sore throat and fights off your impending cold.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

2. Homemade Cough Drops – Create natural cough drops by combining boiling honey with Thieves and lemon.  Use a candy mold to create uniform lozenge-shapes.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

3. Sinus Infection Buster Bombs – Get rid of your sinus infection in a snap!  Using a combination of essential oils in a capsule and then diffused into the air can knock your sinus infection out.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

4. Vapor Rub – Vapor Rub, like Vick’s or Mentholatum, have been a common remedy for head and chest congestion for years.  Make your own rub with soothing shea butter, coconut oil and beeswax, along with Thieves and other oils.  It’s safe for kids and adults and will have you breathing better in no time.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

5. DIY Toothpaste – You can make your own toothpaste with a few different oils and baking soda!  It’s all natural and non-toxic, which makes it a great idea for kids who might accidentally swallow it!Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

6. Mouthwash – You won’t believe it, but this mouthwash takes only 3 ingredients!  And one of those comes right out of your tap.  For all the benefits of strong mouthwash without any of the unpronounceable ingredients!Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

7. Breath Mints – Cook up some of your own breath mints!  They’ll contain only natural ingredients and attack root causes of bad breath, like tummy problems, dry mouth, stuck on food particles and bacteria.  Plus, it won’t have any sugar like store bought mints.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

8. DIY Clinical Strength Deodorant – Mix together several pantry staples along with coconut oil and essential oil blends (including Thieves oil) and apply as you would store-bought deodorant.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

9. Sugar Scrub – Get rid of flaky winter skin!  Mixing Thieves oil into this recipe for a facial scrub is a great way to add some immunity boosting powers to your skin care routine, along with adding anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties!Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

10. Foot Soak – Sprinkle a little in your water when soaking your feet pre-pedicure.  It will take care of any bacteria in the foot tub, soak into your pores and boost general health, and smell great!  There are different recipes for a foot bath that can relax, rejuvenate or moisturize according to your needs.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

11. Antibacterial Moisturizing Lotion Bars – Hand soap can be rough on your skin.  If you’d like a gentle alternative, you can use essential oils to make your own antibacterial bars sans soap of any kind.  Adding coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax really help to soften your skin, protect and add even more antibacterial properties.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

12. Lip Balm – Make your own super-moisturizing lip balm to replace the pricy chapsticks and ointments from the store.  You can flavor it with essential oil.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

13. Foaming Hand Soap – Did you know you can make your own fancy-pants foaming soap?  It’s true!  There’s only three ingredients, but you can add any essential oils you like along with Thieves to create a small you love.  Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

14. Squeeze Bottle Germ-buster – Make your own hand sanitizer that’s all natural and super safe for kids to use.  All you need is aloe vera gel, Thieves, a carrier oil and some water!  Keep those germs at bay without chemicals or alcohol.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

15. Thieves Oil Salve – Whip up this easy concoction and use it to moisturize your hands, spread thinly over cuts or scraps, and banish bacteria!Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

16. Anti-Itch Gel – Thieves can be used with coconut oil, aloe vera gel, or massage oil to help with itchy rashes.  This is particularly true for poison ivy or oak problems.

 

17. Bug Spray – Ditch those store-bought bug repellents with all those nasty chemicals!  Most of them clearly state on the canister that they aren’t child-safe.  Make your own with this super easy recipe and a combination of Thieves, Purification and Peppermint oils.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

18. DIY Mold Killer – If your bathroom or damp basement is prone to nasty mold buildup, you can banish it quickly by combining Thieves with other essential oils and distilled white vinegar.  Just put it in a glass spray bottle, shake it up and spray!  It also prevents mold from coming back.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

19. Cleaning Wipes – If you’re a fan of the convenience and ease of cleaning wipes such as clorox or lysol, you can make your own!  Thieves is a key ingredient, along with castile soap and water.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

20. Kitchen Cleaner – This kitchen cleaner is a cinch to make with some common household ingredients – including vinegar.  Add in some Thieves oil for it’s antibacterial and anti-fungal qualities.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

21. WetJet Cleaning Solution – Mix some solution up for your swiffer WetJet!  No need to buy the WetJet solution anymore when you have water, vinegar, castile soap and Thieves oil.  Though this idea is for a WetJet mop, you could easily just add this to a bucket and clean your floors with a regular mop as well!Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

22. Toilet Bowl Cleaner – With just some baking soda and Thieves oil, you can easily and effectively clean your toilet bowls.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

23. Laundry Soap – Personalize your laundry soap by adding your favorite essential oils, along with Thieves oil for antibacterials and purification.  Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

24. Playdough –  Add a few drops to your favorite homemade playdough recipe!  Not only will it smell great, but it will absorb through your child’s skin and boost their immune system.  It’s a great way to ward off sickness in kids who are adverse to gargling, oil-pulling, and taking capsules!Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

25. Oil Diffusing Pendants – These homemade necklaces can diffuse any oil in a small, personal amount, any time you like!  The DIY recipe includes information for Thieves oil use, which can boost individual immune systems.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

Are you ready to find out more about Thieves essential oil? Check out these links for more information about how to get started with essential oils or to purchase your own essential oils.

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

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25 Simple Ways to Use Stress Away Essential Oil Blend

This calming combo of lime, vanilla and other aromatics are sure to uplift. Here are some easy ways to start using Stress Away Essential Oil. 25 Simple Ways to Use Stress Away Essential Oil - Tipsaholic, #EO, #essentialoils, #stressaway, #youngliving, #health, #greenliving

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Young Living’s Stress Away essential oil blend is a solution created from natural elements that combine stress-reducing and relaxing properties.  With vanilla and lime as central components, Stress Away also features copiaba and lavender, which are known to reduce mental rigidity.  Using Stress Away regularly can lead to a more balanced mentality, restoring your equilibrium and creating a calming effect.  There are a lot of everyday, simple applications for Stress Away essential oil, so you don’t have to spend a ton of time or effort introducing it into your life.  Here are some examples to get you started.

 

1. Mood Lifting Drinks – Add a few drops of Stress Away to your water while working for a calming affect on nervous tension.

 

2. Headache relief – Use the roll-on applicator to roll Stress Away on the back of your wrists, forehead and/or temples.  It can relieve the tired, achiness stress creates in all of your muscles.

 

3. Reed Diffuser Replacement Oil – You can easily make your own replacement oil for a reed diffuser.  All you need is some Stress Away oil, distilled water and a bit of rubbing alcohol.This calming combo of lime, vanilla and other aromatics are sure to uplift. Here are some easy ways to start using Stress Away Essential Oil. 25 Simple Ways to Use Stress Away Essential Oil - Tipsaholic, #EO, #essentialoils, #stressaway, #youngliving, #health, #greenliving

 

4. Unwind aromatically – Diffuse a few drops of Stress Away combined with a few drops of Peppermint to unwind and uplift after a stressful day.

 

5. Bath Soak – Add 10 drops of Stress Away to 2 cups of epsom salt.  Place this is a warm bath and soak for 20 minutes to relieve stress.

 

6. Promote better sleep – Put 8 drops of Stress Away with 4 drops of lavender in a diffuser.  Use in your bedroom in the evening to promote healthy, more restful sleep.

 

7. Sugar Scrub – Make this Vanilla Lime Sugar Scrub and scrub your stress and worries away in the shower or bath!This calming combo of lime, vanilla and other aromatics are sure to uplift. Here are some easy ways to start using Stress Away Essential Oil. 25 Simple Ways to Use Stress Away Essential Oil - Tipsaholic, #EO, #essentialoils, #stressaway, #youngliving, #health, #greenliving

 

8. Calming Cologne – Rub a few drops into your wrists to induce more confident feelings throughout the day.  Plus, it will smell great!

 

9. Topical application – Rub a drop of Stress Away onto your temples and to the back of your neck to ease tension.  Your muscles will feel more relaxed.

 

10. Teeth Grinding Remedy – Dilute 1-2 drops with coconut or olive oil and rub along your jawline.  Your jaw will relax leading to less clenching and grinding.

 

11. Car Freshener (and relaxer!) – Put a few drops of Stress Away on cotton balls and place them in the slats of your car vents.  Turn on the fan to diffuse the freshener throughout the car so everyone riding or driving can benefit!This calming combo of lime, vanilla and other aromatics are sure to uplift. Here are some easy ways to start using Stress Away Essential Oil. 25 Simple Ways to Use Stress Away Essential Oil - Tipsaholic, #EO, #essentialoils, #stressaway, #youngliving, #health, #greenliving

 

12. Sore neck relief – Roll on Stress Away when you have neck pain – just a quick swipe across the back of your neck.  The tension will ease, relieving the stiffness and soreness.

 

13. Foot cramp relief – Rub just a few drops of Stress Away over the top and bottom of your foot to relax the tension in your cramping muscles.  Once relaxed, the pain will subside.

 

14. Stress Relief Spritz – Mix up some Stress Away with peppermint and distilled water.  Put it in a glass spray bottle and spritz it on when you feel anxious or stressed out.

 

15. Sleep-Spray – Combine oils that you and your kids find relaxing and spray them on pillows for bedtime or nap time!  Stress Away is a great idea for this; combined with lavender it’ll calm kids right down and have them snoozing worry-free.This calming combo of lime, vanilla and other aromatics are sure to uplift. Here are some easy ways to start using Stress Away Essential Oil. 25 Simple Ways to Use Stress Away Essential Oil - Tipsaholic, #EO, #essentialoils, #stressaway, #youngliving, #health, #greenliving

 

16. Homemade Stress Reducing Deodorant – Use Stress Away when making your own deodorant.  It’s all natural and the lime and vanilla in Stress Away smells amazing.  Plus, you’ll have the calming effects of stress away with you all day long!

 

17. Back pain relief – Use the roller application on your lower or upper back, wherever you have knots and tension.  Stress Away oil will relax your muscles and help ease pain.

 

18. Stress-Away Fidget Balls – If your kids have trouble focusing and are wound up with nervous energy, try this helpful DIY using Stress Away oil.This calming combo of lime, vanilla and other aromatics are sure to uplift. Here are some easy ways to start using Stress Away Essential Oil. 25 Simple Ways to Use Stress Away Essential Oil - Tipsaholic, #EO, #essentialoils, #stressaway, #youngliving, #health, #greenliving

 

19. PMS relief – You can apply Stress Away to your wrists and temples daily, or you can use it just when needed.  It’ll soothe symptoms of PMS and can even reduce related headaches and cramps.

 

20. Refreshing Fruit Salad – Slice up some fruit and create a splash of “dressing” for the salad with some white wine and Stress Away!  It’s delicious, but even better?  It’ll restore some much needed equilibrium and mental balance.

 

21. Whipped Body Butter – Use Stress Away and other favorite essential oils in this recipe for whipped body butter.  It’ll replace your daily moisturizer and keep your body hydrated while you soak in the benefits of reduced anxiousness, nervousness and tension.This calming combo of lime, vanilla and other aromatics are sure to uplift. Here are some easy ways to start using Stress Away Essential Oil. 25 Simple Ways to Use Stress Away Essential Oil - Tipsaholic, #EO, #essentialoils, #stressaway, #youngliving, #health, #greenliving

 

22. Bath Salts – Create your own bath salts with Stress Away!  You’ll have a spa-like soak, and your mood will be lifted.

 

23.  Mood Lifting Room Spray – Create an aromatic room spray that smells delicious and causes happiness!  Just mix epsom salts, distilled water and Stress Away and spray around your home for a mood enhancing, stress-relieving, feel-good air freshener.

 

24. Stressed pet help – If you’re traveling with pets, you know they can become fearful, anxious and stressed out.  Calm your pets while driving to the vet, flying to vacation, or simply when they’re anxious at home.  Dilute in a carrier oil and apply one drop onto the front paws.  Or place several drops onto a scrap of cotton fabric and keep it in their pet carrier or kennel.

 

25. Stress-Away Candles – Make your own stress relief candles with beeswax and essential oils.  They not difficult, and can be personalized by adding other oil scents along with Stress Away.

This calming combo of lime, vanilla and other aromatics are sure to uplift. Here are some easy ways to start using Stress Away Essential Oil. 25 Simple Ways to Use Stress Away Essential Oil - Tipsaholic, #EO, #essentialoils, #stressaway, #youngliving, #health, #greenliving

 

Are you ready to find out more about Stress Away essential oil? Check out these links for more information about how to get started with essential oils or to purchase your own essential oils.

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

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12 Uses for Frankincense Essential Oil

12 Uses for Frankincense Essential Oil - Tipsaholic

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When most people think of Frankincense they think of it being one of the first Christmas presents. It has been used throughout history, in rituals and religious ceremonies, and was once thought of as so valuable that the Romans sent armies to possess it.  But what most people don’t know is that it’s actually very usefully in our modern times. When used as an essential oil, Frankincense can have many benefits.  Here are twelve uses for Frankincense essential oil.

 

1. Help improve the look of skin. Adding a few drops to your face can help combat wrinkles. Also, add it to your favorite lotion for anti-aging benefits.

 

2. Frankincense is perfect for use on scars or cuts to help prevent scarring from occurring. It can also speed up healing.

 

3. It can combat bad breath. Add a little to your toothbrush before you brush your teeth.

 

4. Help support the immune system. Add a few drops to water, and drink it when you are feeling run-down.

 

5. Can help uplift and balance mood. Wear it as perfume or put it in a diffuser to help improve the way you’re feeling.

 

6. Soothes itchy skin. It also helps to rub a few drops on bug bites.

 

7. Rub a littleFrankincense on joints or sore muscles. It can reduce pain after a heavy workout or help with everyday aches.

 

8. Quiet a cough. Just apply a few drops to your neck for a little cough relief.

 

9. Help relieve anxiety. Rub a few drops on your temples next time you feel stressed.

 

10. Can reduce inflammation. Either rub a few drops on the skin or take it internally mixed with a glass of water.

 

11. Combat indigestion. Frankincense can help maintain a healthy digestive system. Just drink the oil mixed with water, or make your own capsules to swallow.

 

12. Get better sleep. Rub a few drops on the bottom of your feet before bed.  Frankincense is known for it’s relaxing properties and can help you fall asleep more quickly and get more productive sleep as well.

 

Are you ready to find out more about Frankincense essential oils? Check out these links for more information about how to get started with essential oils or to purchase your own essential oils.

 

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I’m Frances. I am a mother, a wife, and a community volunteer. I work as a scientist by day and moonlight as a blogger. Making lists helps me keep everything on track. While I have a good life, there is always room for improvement. Join me as I decorate, organize, and try new things over at my blog Improvement List.

12 Ways to Use Lavender Essential Oil for Calming and Relaxation

12 Ways to Use Lavender for Calming and Relaxation - Tipsaholic

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Take a whiff of a bottle of lavender essential oil and you’ll instantly feel just a bit calmer. The smell might remind you of a leisurely hot bath or freshly laundered linen. Lavender essential oil is one of the most versatile essential oils and one of its many uses is to calm and soothe the body and mind. Here are 12 ways you can use lavender oil to reduce your stress, help you sleep better, and much more!

 

1. Put lavender essential oil in a diffuser when it’s nearing bedtime. The calming scent will help everyone in your household feel less restless and more ready for sleep.

2. Rub lavender essential oil on the feet before going to bed to help promote better sleep.

3. When you feel stressed, try rubbing a few drops of lavender essential oil on the base of your neck. You could also put it on your palms or your wrists.

4. Take a relaxing bath with the help of lavender essential oil. Take a cup or 2 of Epsom salts and mix in a few drops of lavender oil. Put the mixture into a tub full of warm water and soak away your troubles.

5. No time for a bath? A shower can still be relaxing when you add a few drops of lavender essential oil to your shampoo.

6. Indulging in a facial scrub at the end of a long day is a great way to relax. Make a homemade facial scrub with rolled oats or sugar mixed with a few drops of lavender essential oil.

7. Put a few drops of lavender oil on your pillow and rub it all over for a good night’s sleep.

8. Need a few minutes of relaxation in the middle of a busy day? Apply a few drops of lavender essential oil on a rag and put it over your eyes.

9. Work can be stressful. Put lavender oil in a diffuser at your workplace to help you relax and feel more calm, so you can focus on your work better.

10. If you often feel nervous and anxious when flying in an airplane, try putting two drops of lavender essential oil on your wrists and inhaling the oil whenever the nervousness bubbles up.

11. Exercise is great for reducing stress, but sore muscles aren’t fun. Mix coconut oil and lavender essential oil and rub it on your sore muscles.

12. Feeling tired? Exhausted feet? Turn fatigue into relaxation by adding five drops of lavender oil to a hot foot bath.

Since everyone can benefit from the relaxing effects of lavender oil, this essential oil should be on the top of everyone’s wish list. It’s also a great beginner oil if you’re new to the world of essential oils.

 

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How to Use Lemon Essential Oil to Clean Your Home

Lemon essential oil is a great cleaning aid, thanks to its strong citrus scent and D-limonene. Find how to use lemon essential oil to clean your home! How to Use Lemon Essential Oil to Clean Your Home, 10 ways via tipsaholic.com #oils #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils #cleaning #lemonoil #lemonessentialoil


How to Use Lemon Essential Oil to Clean Your Home
Lemon essential oil, which is cold-pressed from the rinds of lemons, has several properties that make it a great cleaning aid. It has a strong citrus scent that helps to remove offending odors and contains D-limonene, which is an effective solvent for dirt and grease. Here are 10 tips on how to use lemon essential oil to clean your home!

 

1. Disinfect Your Kitchen Countertops

Instead of using bleach and other harsh chemicals to clean and disinfect your kitchen countertops, fill up a spray bottle with 40 drops of lemon oil and 20 drops of tea tree oil. Finish off your bottle with pure water and a little white vinegar. You can also use this mixture to clean your bathrooms of mold.

 

2. Sanitize Your Dishwasher

Put a dishwasher-safe container on the top rack of your dishwasher and fill it with two cups of vinegar. Add 7 to 10 drops of lemon essential oil to the container and then run the dishwasher on the hottest setting. This will completely clean your dishwasher and leave it smelling lemony fresh!

You can also add a drop of lemon oil to your dishwasher every time you run it to enjoy spot-free dishes and glasses.

 

3. Clean Your Carpet

Forget the heavy chemicals of conventional carpet cleaners and mix 10 to 15 drops of lemon essential oil with one gallon of water. Pour the mixture into a steamer or a carpet cleaner to clean your carpets. Bonus: you’ll enjoy the natural lemon scent afterwards!

 

4. Wipe Down Your Windows

In a glass spray bottle, combine 1 1/2 cup white vinegar, 1/2 cup distilled water, and 8 drops of lemon essential oil for an effective and green window cleaner.

 

5. Freshen Your Indoor Air

A guest’s first impression of your home is often how your indoor air smells. Make your indoor air inviting by freshening it up with a spray bottle filled with 5 to 6 drops of lemon oil and 1 to 2 cups of water.

 

6. Remove Stains from White Sinks, Countertops, and Tubs

Mix two tablespoons baking soda and 1 to 2 tablespoons water with 3 to 4 drops of lemon essential oil to make a paste. Use the paste to scrub on stubborn stains on your bath tubs, white shower surrounds, light countertops, or a white sink. The lemon essential oil works by lightening the stains.

 

7. Clean Your Garbage Disposal

Get rid of odors in your garbage disposal by adding 1 to 2 drops of lemon oil right down the disposal. Let it work for at least a minute and then turn on the warm water on your faucet to flush it out.

 

8. Disinfect Your Cutting Board

A cutting board, if not cleaned properly, can hold harmful bacteria that can make you and your family sick. Disinfect your cutting boards by rubbing two to three drops of lemon oil on them. Wait for a few minutes and then rinse your boards with hot water and wash with soap.

 

9. Wipe Down Your Dry Erase Board

If you have a dry erase board, you’ve probably struggled to clean it completely of marks left behind by markers. Put a few drops of lemon essential oil on a cloth or a cotton ball and wipe off your board for a sparkling clean result.

 

10. Polish Your Wood Furniture

Wood furniture needs to be cleaned and polished from time to time. You can do that with a spray bottle that contains 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup vinegar, and 10 drops of lemon essential oil. Spray it on a microfiber cloth and use it to clean your wood furniture and other wood surfaces.

 

There are many other essential oils that can help you clean your home without harmful chemicals. Sign up to receive Young Living essential oils if you’re interested in an economical and green way to clean!

 

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10 Ways to Use Lemon Essential Oil For Your Health

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10 Ways to Use Lemon Essential Oil For Your Health
Essential oils can do so much to maintain and improve our health, from the hair on our head to the feet that hold up our bodies daily. Lemon essential oil, which contains the powerful antioxidant d-Limonene, can boost your skin’s health, your mental health, and many more things. Read on to find 10 ways to use lemon essential oil for your health and well-being!

 

1. Add Lemon to Your Water

You’ve probably heard about how healthy it is to drink lemon water. Instead of stocking up on lemons, you can just add 1 to 2 drops of lemon essential oil to your daily morning glass of water. This will help cleanse your liver and kidney of toxins. Drinking this daily can also can boost your metabolism.

You could also add lemon essential oil to your morning tea or smoothie to get the same results. The lemon oil will also add a nice flavor to your morning drink!

 

2. Maintain Clear Skin

If you struggle with breakouts or oily skin, adding a few drops of lemon essential oil to your moisturizer can help balance the oil glands in your skin. Just don’t use your enhanced moisturizer on days you plan to be outside; the lemon oil is UV sensitive.

 

3. Wash Your Fruit and Vegetables Efficiently

Many fruits and vegetables have a waxy residue that can be hard to wash off with plain water. Clean your food completely and sanitize them with the help of 3 to 5 drops of lemon oil added to a water-filled sink.

 

4. Whiten Your Teeth

Lemon essential oil can lighten stains and they can do that for your teeth. Mix the oil with baking soda and coconut oil and rub the mixture on your teeth. Wait for two minutes and then rinse.

 

5. Improve Your Mood

Put lemon essential oil in a diffuser to lift your spirits and to give yourself a clearer outlook on your day. The fresh scent can rejuvenate your mood and can help you attain a positive mindset.

 

6. Boost Your Immunity

To maintain your health during cold and flu seasons, try mixing lemon essential oil with coconut oil and rubbing it on your neck. This encourages proper nasal function.

 

7. Reduce Morning Sickness

Diffusing lemon essential oil can help pregnant woman feel better if they’re struggling with morning sickness. Even just opening a bottle of lemon oil and sniffing it can help you feel less nauseous instantly.

 

8. Soften Your Feet

Do you have corns, bunions, or calluses on your feet? Try rubbing lemon essential oil on your feet every morning and evening for softer feet that you’ll be proud to show off in summer sandals.

 

9. Improve Circulation

Maintaining proper circulation in your body and skin can help reduce the appearance of cellulite and to remove waste from your cells. Massage lemon essential oil into the skin around your problem areas regularly to achieve optimal circulation.

 

10. Strengthen Your Hair

Shampooing every day can cause damage to hair, but some people need to shampoo their hair daily because of oily hair. After washing your hair, put four drops of lemon oil to your wet hands and apply that to your hair. Rinse the oil off and style as usual. The lemon oil will help reduce oily hair, helping your hair become stronger thanks to less shampooing. The oil will also help your hair become more shiny!

Some people also report that lemon oil helps reduce dandruff, so that’s another great use for lemon oil for your hair.

 

For more information on lemon essential oil and other essential oils, read this. And if you would like more information on Young Living essential oils, read this.

 

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

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26 Ways to Use Purification Essential Oil

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26 Ways to Use Purification Essential Oil
Purification essential oil is a blend of six different essential oils: lemongrass, tea tree, rosemary, myrtle, lavandin, and citronella. They each have different properties and they all combine to form an essential oil that can do so much for your health and your home! Here are 26 ways to use purification essential oil that you need to know about!

1. Freshen Your Indoor Air

Put purification essential oil in a diffuser to clean your indoor air. It will also remove odors from your home, even stubborn ones.

2. Remove Stinky Smells

If there’s a spot in your home that always gives off a smell, put a drop or two of purification essential oil on a cotton ball and put it there. Some examples include the litter box, the trash can, or the diaper pail.

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3. Put on Canker Sores

Canker sores are so painful and can take a long time to go away. Try putting one drop of purification oil on your canker sores three times per day.

4. Remove Mildew

Put a few drops of purification essential oil to the area and scrub to remove all traces of mildew.

5. Make Homemade Insect Repellant

Mix purification essential oil with water in a glass spray bottle and spray on your clothing to repel bugs and mosquitoes. No chemicals!

6. Treat Bug Bites

Mosquito bites and other bites aren’t fun. Stop the itching and disinfect the bug bite by putting one drop of purification essential oil on it.

7. Keep Pests Out

To keep bugs and other pests out of your home, put a few drops of purification essential oil at the base of your doors.

8. Put on Cuts, Scrapes, and Blisters

Try purification essential oil on cuts, scrapes, blisters, and other small injuries to the skin. It’ll boost your skin tissue growth and disinfect the area.

9. Freshen Forgotten Laundry

Forgot a load of laundry in the washing machine for too long? Remove the mildew smell by putting it all in the dryer and adding a wet cloth with two drops of purification essential oil on it.

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10. Clean the Washing Machine

If you have a front loader, you might need to clean it periodically to remove the mildew smell that happens when it doesn’t get completely dry between loads. Set your washing machine on the rinse cycle and add two to three drops of purification oil.

11. Make Your Dogs Smell Good

Mix 10 drops of purification essential oil with 8 ounces of water in a glass spray bottle and apply on your dogs’ fur to make them smell like they’ve just been bathed. You can use this spray on dog crates, dog beds, and more to remove the dog smell from your home.

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12. Get Rid of Fleas

Purification essential oil can be used as a flea treatment for cats. Put two drops on your cat’s neck to get rid of a flea infestation. You can do the same for a flea infestation on a dog, but you might need to use more drops depending on the size of your dog.

13. Relieve a Sore Throat

If your throat is feeling sore, try rubbing a drop of purification oil on your neck.

14. Apply On Pimples

One drop of purification essential oil can help get rid of a pimple fast and promote skin recovery. You could also mix three to four drops of the oil with two tablespoons coconut oil to make a balm that you can apply to problem areas on your skin.

15. Freshen Your Bathroom

To get rid of offending odors in your bathroom, try putting a drop of purification oil inside a roll of toilet paper. When you run out of toilet paper, put another drop on a new roll. Another way to freshen your bathroom is to put a drop on a cotton ball and put that in the air vent or a high shelf.

16. Make Your Own Air Freshener Spray

Mix 20 drops of purification essential oil with distilled water in a glass spray bottle and spray on areas you want to freshen, such as laundry hampers and bed sheets.

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17. Use as Deodorant

Put a few dabs of purification oil to your armpits instead of using store-bought deodorant. The oil will help you sweat less and remove odors.

18. Freshen Stinky Shoes

Sick of smelly shoes? Try putting a few drops of purification essential oil on cotton balls and put them in the offending shoes. The odor will clear and the shoes will smell fresh and new!

19. Protect Yourself From Germs

Germs can spread fast in small spaces, such as airplanes. When you travel, put a few drops of purification oil on your hands and inhale periodically. This will help prevent you from breathing in too many germs from the recycled air.

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20. Banish Bed Bugs

Staying in a hotel and concerned about bed bugs? Mix purification essential oil with water in a spray bottle and bring it with you when you travel. Spray it on hotel beds to repel bed bugs.

21. Boost Your Immune System

Feeling a little off? Mix a few drops of purification oil with a carrier oil (such as coconut oil) and put the mixture inside your nose.

22. Turn Your Humidifier into an Air Cleaner

A humidifier helps add moisture to a dry room, but why not increase its functionality? Apply two drops of purification to a cotton swab and put it on the top of your humidifier as it runs. This will allow the humidifier to clean the air.

23. Use as Perfume

Many people love the smell of purification essential oil; some even wear it as perfume!

24. Remove Paint Fumes

When you paint a room, the smell of paint tends to linger for days and days. Put purification essential oil in a diffuser in a freshly painted room and the paint fumes will disappear within a few hours to one day, depending on the size of the room.

25. Get Rid of Microwave Odors

The smell of burnt microwave popcorn is possibly one of the worst smells ever. If that happens to you, put two drops of purification in a bowl of water and nuke for 15 seconds. Leave the bowl in the microwave for a while and the smell will be gone! This method works with any smells that might linger in your microwave.

26. Deodorize Your Carpet

If you have areas in your carpet that smells due to mildew or pet accidents, make your own carpet deodorizer with purification essential oil. Take a glass jar, fill it up with baking soda and 20 drops of purification oil, and mix thoroughly. Shake on the smelly areas of your carpet and wait for 15 minutes. Vacuum and enjoy the fresh scent.

 

What other uses do you have for purification essential oil? Go here to get more information on essential oils and go here to sign up for your own account so you can start using essential oils as soon as possible!

 

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

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25 Simple Ways to Use Thieves Essential Oil

25 Simple Ways to Use Thieves Oil - Tipsaholic

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Thieves Essential Oil blend is a fantastic natural addition to your medicine cabinet.  This oil is a proprietary blend of rosemary, cloves and other aromatics and botanicals.  It’s beneficial for immune support and is well known for it’s purifying properties.  Thieves can be used as an aromatic or topically, giving it a lot of versatility.  How versatile, you ask?  Well, here’s just a sample of the simple ways to use Thieves essential oil in your home!

 

1. Immune Support Capsules – Pour a few drops of the oil in a capsule and swallow with water for a boost to your immune system.  Fight off colds during flu season before you even feel them coming!  Or take them periodically on a regular schedule to increase longevity.

 

2.  Topical Rub – Feeling ill?  Kick cold or stomach bug symptoms to the curb.  Dilute Thieves with regular olive oil and rub it on the soles of the feet (or along the spine for particularly nasty bugs).  This will help your body absorb their purifying properties and jump start your immune response to sickness.

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3. Laryngitis – Place a diluted drop of Thieves under your tongue when your voice is raspy or gone entirely.  It’ll help clear up your vocal strain in no time.

 

4. Nasal Function – If you’re feeling sniffly, sneezy and itchy, putting Thieves on the soles of the feet can alleviate symptoms and encourage proper nasal function.  You can also apply a drop of Thieves diluted in a drop of olive oil directly under your nose.

 

5. Lung Congestion – Place Thieves in a diffuser then drape your head with a towel, trapping the vapors.  Breath the vapors in for up to 5 minutes.

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6. Travel Well – Take Thieves along with you when you travel on planes, trains or buses.  Rub some into the soles of your feet or take a drop or two with orange juice to ward off airborne illnesses and amp up your immune system.

 

7. Throat Spray – Adding Thieves to a spray bottle of water and sea salt can create your very own version of a disinfectant spray.  You can then use this to numb a sore throat!

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8. Headache Relief – This quick fix for headaches requires nothing special at all!  Simply use a finger to apply a drop of Thieves to the roof of your mouth.

 

9. Skin abrasions – If you’ve got a small cut or simple abrasion, ditch the Neosporin and try Thieves instead.  Apply 1-3 drops with a cotton ball or q-tip to the wound for anti-bacterial purposes and to speed healing.

 

10.  Skin Care – To help with acne, you can dilute a few drop of Thieves with a carrier oil, like coconut oil (known for anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties), and apply it to affected spots with a q-tip.  Or mix it with olive oil and apply over the face.  It’s nontoxic and will clean away nasty germs.

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11. Wart Remover – No more expensive and only slightly affective OTC wart removers!  All you need to do is apply Thieves directly to the affected area – or dilute it with some coconut oil.  It’ll kill any viruses there and get rid of those warts completely.  Added bonus: the coconut oil will moisturize the area as well!

 

12. Athlete’s Foot – Rub oil “neat” (undiluted) directly onto the area of your foot that’s infected.  Or you can make a foot soak with warm water, epsom salts and thieves combined.

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13. Canker Sore Relief – Follow the directions here to fight off canker sores.  You can apply the oil “neat” (undiluted) directly to the spot, or dilute it with coconut oil – known for its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.  Not only will it speed the healing process, but it will numb the area upon contact for some needed relief.

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14. Gum Health – Rub a drop of oil neat on irritated areas of the gum, or dilute it with a natural oil carrier like coconut or olive oil, then apply with a q-tip.  It will reduce swelling and inflammation, kill germs and bacteria, and promote overall dental health.  Plus, it’ll help freshen your breath!

 

15. Oil-pulling – Combine a drop of Thieves with coconut oil for regular oil-pulling.  This can help with oral hygiene, as well as immune support and overall health.

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16.  Remove Splinters – Applying Thieves oil to a sliver or splinter and allowing it to rest for about 5 minutes will reduce the inflammation and cause the sliver to rise to the surface of the skin.  With its anti-bacterial properties it’s a great alternative to rubbing alcohol or the like.

 

17. Natural Air Purifier – Use a diffuser with Thieves for 15-30 minutes in your home to purify the air.  It will start removing mold around the house and eliminate some germs.  It leaves a refreshing, natural and clean scent.  It can also promote a happier mood.

 

18. Floor Care – Add a few drops to a bucket of water and mop your floor as you normally do.  It will ward of mold and mildew, kill germs and bacteria and make your floors smell good!

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19. Sani-Wipes – Add a few drops of Thieves to warm water, then dip in clean, small scraps of cotton or muslin cloth.  Wring them out well, then keep them in a small, airtight glass jar.  Take them with you when shopping to disinfect shopping carts and other germy surfaces.  It’s nontoxic, so perfectly safe with kids.

 

20.  Dishwashing – Use a few drops in your dishwater or dishwasher along with your regular detergent to thoroughly clean your dishes.  Bonus: it eliminates any lingering odor from grease or strong-smelling foods!

 

21. Purifying Spray – Add Thieves to water in a glass spray bottle and spray everything that is high traffic – light switches, doorknobs, countertops, etc.  This is especially effective during flu season to ward off unwanted germs and bacteria.  It can also get rid of mold in damp areas and prevent future mold build up – just add some distilled white vinegar as well.

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22. Bath Toy Disinfectant – Make a solution of equal parts vinegar and hot water, then add a few drops of Thieves.  Soak your bath toys for 10 minutes to get rid of mold and help with mold prevention.

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23. Canine Wound Care – If you’ve got a furry four-legged friend that’s prone to surface scrapes and abrasions, you can use Thieves to clean the cut and speed healing.

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24. Marker Eraser – If you accidentally grab the wrong type of marker when using a white board, you can make that “permanent” problem go away by putting a few drop of Thieves on a tissue and rubbing.

 

25. Plant Care – Spraying diluted Thieves on houseplants or gardens can repel insects and guard against mold or fungus.  Learn more essential oil plant care tips at the link.

 

Learn more about Young Living essential oils and how they can help you!  You can purchase Thieves oil here.

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

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