Healthier-For-You Multipurpose Cleaning Spray

Healthier-For-You Multipurpose Cleaning Spray

We can easily be exposed to endocrine disruptors from all areas of our lives – make-up, hair and body products, stressful lifestyles, food, and home cleaning products. Home cleaning products are one of the sneaky products in our homes that can cause us so much hormonal imbalance without us thinking twice that it can be the main culprit. Endocrine disruptors can negatively impact our periods, fertility, moods, and trigger an array of hormonal imbalances.

Many of the chemicals found in everyday house-cleaning products are bio-accumulative and toxic. Once they are in your system, they stay there and increase the free radical damage in your body. This causes you to be more vulnerable to autoimmune diseases and cancers. All because you want to clean some dirt off the floor!

You may think you are better off spending more and purchasing the “natural green” cleaning products. Unfortunately, there are no laws in place that regulate these companies and ensure their ingredients are in fact “green”. These companies can make false claims about how environmentally and health-friendly their products are, without being responsible for the damage they may cause you. It is really difficult to find companies you trust and can also afford.

This is why I think it is so important for us, the conscious people, to use our own two hands and create the products that we expose ourselves and our families to on a daily basis. Our ancestors did this. So can we.

Exhibit A: Multipurpose cleaning spray.

What you need:

  • Trigger spray bottle
  • 1 cup of vinegar
  • 20 drops lemon essential oil
  • 10-15 drops lavender essential oil
  • 1 cup of water

Add the vinegar and the essential oils to the bottle and shake. Add the water. Shake before each use. Use this to clean counter tops, grease, table tops, and bathrooms.

Have fun with this one, too. If you prefer citrus scents for cleaning, replace lavender for wild orange or grapefruit.

Important note when you DIY: Make sure you are using ingredients that are organic, natural, and pure. If you are going to buy cheap essential oils, then you might as well save yourself the time and buy the cheap cleaning products. There are no regulations on companies producing essential oils, so it is difficult to tell if you are purchasing harmful chemicals or the pure essential oil. I trust DoTerra’s products with all of my family’s needs. Get your hands on some quality essential oils here!

Immune Boosting Bath Blend

Immune Boosting Bath Blend

Being sick is the worst. But it’s really important that you take care of and heal yourself as naturally and lovingly as you can.

Here is an immune booster bath blend to help you get through or prevent that cold/flu. You can pour all of the ingredients below directly into the bath, or mix them in a jar to use later.

  • 1 cup Epsom salts
  • 1 tbsp Jojoba oil
  • 1 drop of Rosemary essential oil
  • 3 drop Eucalyptus essential oil
  • 3 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops Bergamot essential oil
  • 3 drops On Guard essential oil blend

Soak in this goodness, play your most inspiring podcast or music, and close your eyes.

Important note when you DIY: Make sure you are using ingredients that are organic, natural, and pure. If you are going to buy cheap essential oils, then you might as well save yourself the time and buy the cheap products. There are no regulations on companies producing essential oils, so it is difficult to tell if you are purchasing harmful chemicals or the pure essential oil. I trust DoTerra’s products with all of my family’s needs. Get your hands on some quality essential oils here!

Invigorating Body Wash

Invigorating Body Wash

This gentle cleanser will leave your body fragrant, soft and squeaky clean.

The citrus essential oil blend used in this recipe is great for waking you up in the mornings and helping you start your day in a bright and joyful place.

What you need:

  • 500ml bottle (16 oz)
  • 1 3/4 cup liquid castile soap (or any unscented non-toxic soap)
  • 3 tbsp fractionated coconut oil
  • 10 drops of bergamot essential oil
  • 10 drops of wild orange essential oil
  • 10 drops of tangerine essential oil

Pour all ingredients into the bottle and shake well. Try not to fill it all the way to the top to allow room for the mixture as you shake.

Store up to 2 months in a cool place away from direct sun.

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Benefits of Lemon Essential Oil

Benefits of Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon essential oil is a great starting oil if you are new to essential oils and want to buy one oil that has multiple uses in your life. It can be used to help clear toxins in a variety of ways, which is why it is referred to as the “cleansing” oil. Keep this guide available to make sure you make the most of this powerful oil.

Lemon essential oil is created by cold-pressing the outer part of the fresh lemon peel. This preserves its delicate nature and potent properties.

Benefits:

  • Supports healthy functioning of the digestive, immune and respiratory systems
  • Cleanses the air and uplifts mood
  • Non-toxic cleaner
  • Anti-anemic & antiseptic

Application Methods:

  • Topical
  • Aromatic
  • Internal

Uses:

  • Internally
    • Add a drop to room temperate or hot water and drink first thing in the morning after you wake up. This will naturally cleanse your body and aid in digestion
    • Add a drop to warm water to support acidic conditions, like arthritis and rheumatism, and liver congestion
    • Bring with you to parties to create a healthy tonic of mineral water (club soda), lemon essential oil & your alcohol of choice.
  • Skin – Lemon oil can help exfoliate your skin. When incorporated into your skincare routine, Lemon oil can help give your complexion a refreshed, healthy looking glow. I use this in my face wash recipe.
  • Air purify – Pour 5 drops in your diffuser and diffuse for a few hours to purify the air and create an uplifting environment
  • All-purpose cleaner – Add 3 drops of lemon oil and tea tree oil to a spray bottle with warm water and spray counter-tops to disinfect, naturally
  • Removing Grease – Mix lemon essential oil into your skin and scrub with water to remove any grease residue.
  • Flavor – use as a flavoring agent in baking, soaps, detergents, cosmetics, toilet waters and perfumes.
  • Wash Produce – To clean fruit and vegetables, add 2 drops of lemon oil to a large bowl of water, then wash.
  • Mirror and Window Cleaner – Mix 16 drops of lemon oil, 3 cups of white vinegar, and 1 cup water in a spray bottle. Shake well and user to clean mirrors and windows with a clean cloth.

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Liquid Gold Face Serum

Liquid Gold Face Serum

We talk a lot about using plants as medicine, but we forget that we can use these beautiful Earth products to heal our skin. If you have dry skin or just want to feel extremely moisturized, use this serum on your face morning and night.

Liquid Gold Face Serum

What you’ll need:

  • 15 ml glass bottle with dropper (Use an empty doTerra jar or buy a dropper bottle here (AU) or here (US) . You can also purchase the dropper cap through those websites)
  • 15 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 15 drops geranium essential oil
  • 10 drops copaiba essential oil
  • Carrier oil of choice: Jojoba oil or Macadamia oil or Almond oil

How to make it:

  1. Pour essential oils into the bottle
  2. Fill remaining space in bottle with your carrier oil(s) of choice.
  3. Use after washing your face in the morning and night by applying 3-4 drops.
  4. Store in a cool/dry place.

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Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

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Cauliflower is a pretty amazing vegetable. It is so versatile and can show up in many recipes in completely different ways. For awhile I was all about the cauliflower rice. I love that stuff under curry, stir fry, roasts, anything. But when babe suggested pizza night,  I couldn’t help but think about the cauliflower in the fridge.

It was really easy to morph this vegetable into my pizza base with a little help from other plant derived ingredients. Cauliflower crust serves as a great gluten-free alternative to pizza night.

Ingredients

  • 1 whole cauliflower, washed and grated
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup of chickpea flour (or any gluten free flour you prefer)
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 3 tbsp of water
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 200 °C and line a pizza tray with baking paper
  • In a pan, cook the grated cauliflower in coconut oil for 5 minutes, or until it is soft but not yet browned.
  • Put the cauliflower in a bowl and place in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  • Right before you take it out, whisk the flax seed and water in a separate bowl to make 1 flax egg.
  • Pour the flax egg, chickpea flour, oregano, garlic powder and salt into the cauliflower bowl. Stir as best as you can, and then use your hands to make it into a dough.
  • Place the dough onto the pizza tray and form it to be flat.
  • Bake the dough for 20 minutes. Take it out and use the baking paper to lift up the pizza and flip it back onto the tray (I hope your pizza tray is nonstick! )
  • Bake for another 10 minutes.
  • Take it out and start adding your pizza toppings! Bake the pizza for another 10 minutes to cook the toppings
  • Enjoy your pizza night!

 

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Vegan Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Vegan Chocolate Covered Strawberries

One thing I will never understand is why I see shops selling ONE (1, uno, singular) chocolate covered strawberry for $4. I made about 20 of them for that price. You can, too.

With cacao’s healing powers of boosting brain levels of serotonin, magnesium dosages, and anti-inflammatory agents paired with coconut oil’s essential fatty acids, not to mention peppermint essential oil’s ability to promote energy and relieve stomach pains, you can become your own doctor and create magic in the kitchen .

Vegan chocolate covered strawberries

Ingredients :

  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of raw cacao powder
  • 2/3 cup of brown rice malt syrup
  • fresh, washed strawberries
  • 1 drop of peppermint essential oil (optional) *
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened coconut shreds for decoration (optional)

Instructions :

  1. In a saucepan, heat up the coconut oil.
  2. Once the oil is in its precious liquid form, mix in the vanilla, cacao, and brown rice syrup.
  3. Taste the mixture. Too sweet? Add more cacao. Too bitter, add more brown rice syrup. Do this and that until your desired taste.
  4. Add your single drop of peppermint essential oil for a minty flavor.
  5. Let the mixture cool a bit before you start covering the strawberries. Do one layer on all of then first, then add more until you’re happy with the thickness.
  6. Drizzle coconut flakes on your final layer and store in the fridge until you’re ready to WOW your guests. So easy!

*Note: not all essential oils can be consumed internally. Make sure you use a brand with high quality oils that are safe for you to digest. I use doTerra. You can also leave out the peppermint oil if you aren’t sure!