3 Homemade Cleaners using Orange Essential Oil

3 Easy Homemade Cleaners using Orange Essential Oil
Orange essential oil has a wonderfully cheerful scent that’s refreshing and uplifting. I love including orange essential oil in my homemade cleaning recipes because of the scent, but it also helps boost the cleaning power of my DIY cleaners. Here are three easy homemade cleaners you can make with orange essential oil. Note: to make these I use sweet orange essential oil, not bitter orange essential oil. It could be replaced with mandarin or tangerine essential oil, if desired. All-purpose Cleaner 1 cup white vinegar 1 cup water 1/2 teaspoon natural dish soap 15 drops orange or lemon essential oil...

Homemade Natural All-Purpose Cleaner

Making natural cleaners is a good choice for two reasons: Natural cleaners save money Using natural cleaners helps us avoid the toxic chemicals found in many conventional cleaning products. Here’s a bonus reason: The kids can help clean! When you make your own cleaning products, you know exactly what’s included and can let the kids help wth the cleaning (of course that depends on age and what you are using to make the products, but in general, it’s a great option!). Today I want to share a simple natural cleaning product that is extremely easy to make and very effective at...

How long does it take to feel healthy?

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Whether you’ve felt unhealthy for a while or just come off a vacation where you over-indulged a little too much, life can be tough when you’re not feeling your best. As many of you know, I experienced some difficulties with my health last year. I didn’t have enough energy for my daily tasks, and fell crummy most of the time. Waking up feeling bad is miserable! But that’s what I did for many months. If you’ve ever felt like this, you probably know just how overwhelming it is. We have the desire to get better, to be healthier, but it seems...

DIY Rose-Vanilla Lip Balm

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This unique lip balm is very easy to make and turns a beautiful rose color with the addition of alkanet root powder. Nourishing for the lips, this rose lip balm softens as well as adds shine. The addition of castor oil is responsible for it’s smooth application and residual shine. While this is very quick to create, you will need to think ahead to prepare the rose-infused oil. I already had some on hand, which made this project fast and easy (30 minutes of less). First Step: Prepare Rose-Infused Oil: Place a handful of dried rose petals in a jar and cover with...

3 Awesome DIY Natural Body Care Books

This post contains affiliate links. Having a few reliable DIY natural body care books on hand makes creating your own products much easier. Plus, if you are anything like me, it’s super fun to flip through them with a cup of tea and make lists of everything you want to make! These are especially helpful when you want to prepare gifts for the holiday season. Here are a few of my favorite DIY Natural Body Care Books Organic Body Care Recipes Organic Body Care recipes was one of the first books I purchased when diving into natural body care. Amazon tells...

Why Safe Skincare is Important

Did you know that the United States has not passed a major federal law to regulate the safety of ingredients used in personal care products since 1938? Or that most beauty products are not regulated at all? No safety testing is required before going to market? The Food and Drug Administration (the agency that regulates cosmetics in the United States) allows companies to use chemicals known to be extremely harmful (including ingredients that have been linked to cancer, reproductive issues, and endocrine disruption) in the products we put on our bodies and on our kids’ bodies every single day, day...

Healthy & Natural Black Friday Deals

There are some amazing healthy living deals today. Here are the ones I know about! I’ll update as I receive new information. This post contains affiliate links. Which means I will earn a small commission if you choose to make a purchase after clicking on one of the links. Your price stays the same. Thanks for your support! Natural Beauty & Skin Care There are so many excellent natural beauty deals this weekend! Kahina Giving Beauty Discovery Box from Beauty Heroes Image via Beauty Heroes This luxurious Beauty Discovery Box includes a full-size Moroccan Beldi Soap in Rose or Eucalyptus,...

100 Percent Pure Make Up

This post contains affiliate links. I am an affiliate for 100% Pure because I am excited about non-toxic products! As you likely know, there are many toxins and chemicals found in conventional makeup products. Some of the worst offenders include lipstick (which often contains lead) and foundations/face cream (which are particularly bad because they cover such a large area of skin and the undesirable ingredients soak right in…eventually ending up in the bloodstream). I’m always on the lookout for natural options. And not just ones that “claim” to be natural, but really aren’t! Sidenote: did you know that cosmetics don’t...

How to Give Unique Natural & Healthy Beauty Gifts

Do you share natural beauty gifts with your friends & family? Having learned the benefits of a living naturally and seeking to be as toxin-free as possible in my own life I understand what it’s like to want to share the natural living process with those that I love. It often seems that so many people are looking for convenience over quality these days. So it can be difficult to share what you know about healthy living with others without coming across as, well, a “know it all”. One of the best ways to introduce friends and family to natural...