Lavender Lemonade Recipe

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Ingredients:

  • 5-8 c cold water
  • 1 c raw honey
  • 6-8 fresh lemons, squeezed
  • 2 drops lavender Young Living Essential Oil
  • 1 drop lime Young Living Essential Oil
  • ice to serve

Directions:

In a small saucepan, boil 2 ½ cups water. Remove from burner and add raw honey. Stir until dissolved. Add 2 drops lavender essential oil. Squeeze lemons into glass pitcher. Add honey water to lemon juice in glass pitcher. Add another 2 ½ cups of cold water (or more to taste). Add 1 drop of lime essential oil. Refrigerate or add ice.

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Puppy Shampoo

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12661994_1042189575839941_142542287937654385_nMy dog, Gretchen, hates A LOT of things… rain, people walking too close to her, puppy seat belts… you name it, but I don’t think there is anything she despises more than bath time. Her bath time used to consist of me trying to keep her in the sink while she struggled to escape, howled at the top of her lungs and desperately tried to claw at me to pick her up.  I started researching more about how to incorporate essential oils with animals, and I finally came up with this shampoo recipe that both has calming scents and oils that have benefits for dog fur & the skin underneath (Gretchen gets dry and itchy skin, so I added the peppermint and lavender to soothe it).

After I made this shampoo, bath time has been a lot easier and incredibly relaxing. Gretchen will stand on her own in the sink while I massage her and rinse her off.  We then move over to the couch where I have a little personal heater set up and she gets a massage with a scoop of coconut oil and 1 drop of Lavender while the heater dries her fur.  She fell asleep both times we have gone through this process now!

I feel so much better knowing that she doesn’t have to feel so scared and stressed during bath time anymore (now time to combat some of her other fears), and that I can bathe her more often so she doesn’t stink! It’s also therapeutic for me since I get to breathe in all the amazing smelling oils and there is nothing more relaxing that massaging a dog in your lap!

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Makeup Brush Cleaner

Here is a little recipe for making your own makeup brush shampoo at home! It uses four Young Living essential oils from the Premium Starter Kit:

  • Purification (blend of Citronella, Lemongrass, Lavandin, Rosemary and Tea Tree oil): antibacterial, tissue regeneration, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, disinfectant and purifier
  • Lemon: antiseptic and fights acne and anxiety
  • Lavender: antiseptic, antifungal and combats skin conditions such as eczema, acne, psoriasis and scarring
  • Tea Tree: antibacterial, disinfectant and fights acne

It’s so important to give your brushes a regular deep cleaning! They can be a breeding ground for bacteria and rubbing old makeup all over your face will lead to breakouts!

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In a small glass jar or lotus bowl, mix together the ingredients above. Saturate bristles under warm, running water and dip into soap/oil mixture. Gently rub bristles in a circular motion against the palm of your hand for about ten seconds. Rinse soap under running water until bristles are clean and void of makeup. Lightly shake out the brush and lay them flat on their side on a towel to dry out over night. DO NOT let them dry upright or water may back into the handle and weaken the glue bonding.


 

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In between deep washes, use this makeup refresh  spray to clean and disinfect your brushes after every use.

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Combine all ingredients in a glass spray bottle and replace lid. Spray cleaner 1-2 times directly on bristles. Rub bristles in circular motion against a clean tissue to remove makeup for about 5 seconds.


 

Get your Premium Starter Kit, including all of the oils you will need for this recipe, here. Member benefits include wholesale pricing on oils (that’s 24% off!), monthly promo offers (yay free stuff!) and the choice to enroll in an Essential Rewards program that allows you to earn points on each purchase and use the points for even more free stuff!

As always, feel free to email me with any questions you may have at bridget@goodkarmaliving.com. I would love to chat with you about how essential oils can benefit YOU!

Positive Vibes,

Bridget