Cleaning up some SERIOUS grime

thieves-cleaner-setAlright, so here’s an embarrassing fact about me: I used to HATE cleaning my shower… to the point where I completely ignored it and let the grime build up until theres a very noticeable (and nasty) brown tint to it.  It’s not because I’m a necessarily dirty person, I like to keep a mostly clean home. I just had a really unpleasant way of cleaning the shower before I met my best friend, Thieves Household Cleaner.

This may be TMI, but I used to literally clean the shower while taking a shower, and let me tell you, being naked in a small enclosed space with steam and bleach is NOT fun!

When I couldn’t stand doing that anymore I would try letting bleach and other harsh cleaners soak on the ground and scrubbing furiously on my hands and knees for an hour to try to clean the tub, but it never really felt totally clean and my eyes and lungs would still burn, even if I kept the window open.

After some experimenting with different combos, I finally found a solution! I made a quick paste, scrubbed it onto the floor, let it sit for 20 minutes, scrubbed off for under 8 minutes and BAM, cleanest tub I’ve ever seen!

Here’s how to make the paste:

  • 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner
  • 3/4 cup of Baking Soda
  • 2 drops of Lemon

Mix in a glass bowl and use a sponge to rub onto the grimy surface, scrub off with a sponge and some water!

My shower has never been cleaner and it smells AMAZING and clean! How did I live without this amazing cleaner for so long?

CAUTION: Here’s a before and after picture of the process.. it’s pretty gross, so brace yourself!

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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

 

Weight Loss Trio

Hello All!

The new year is such a motivating and fun time to switch up your health and fitness routines.  Maybe you’ve been slacking over the holidays and need a boost to get you back on your A game, or maybe you’ve just never really been interested or thought too much about it before.  Whatever level you’re starting at, the Weight Loss Trio (WLT) can give you that extra push to meeting your fitness goals this year.

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The WLT is a combination of three oils that work together to help curb appetite, boost your energy level and ultimately loose the extra weight you have been carrying around.

The oils used are:

  • Grapefruit [boost metabolism]
  • Lemon [detoxify cells of fat]
  • Peppermint [curb appetite and sugar cravings]

What you’ll need:

  • Grapefruit, Lemon & Peppermint Young Living Essential Oils (remember! Young Living oils are HIGH quality, therapeutic grade oils… you do NOT want to ingest oils from brands you don’t trust, as many use synthetic fillers that may be dangerous to your health!)
  • Carrier Oil: Grape Seed Oil or EVOO work best
  • Vegetable capsules, such as these from Amazon
  • Optional: Glass bottle with dropper, capsule holder, or shallow bowl with rice

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Instructions:

There is no right or wrong way to make these capsules.  Basically, the end goal is to fill up each capsule with 3-4 drops of EACH essential oil and then fill the rest of the capsule with carrier oil. I have steady hands, so I hold the half capsule in my left hand, place each drop of oil in using my right hand and then replace the other half of the capsule and I’m done!  I only make 6 capsules at a time (3 days worth) because I don’t like the oils to sit too long.

If you want to make a bulk batch, I recommend investing in a capsule holder or some rice to help hold up you capsules.  Then you can mix all three of your essential oils into a glass bottle with dropper (30-40 drops of each oil) and then from the glass bottle, drop 6-8 drops of essential oil into each capsule, fill with carrier oil and replace other half. If you make a bulk batch, store them in a glass jar (like a mason jar) in the fridge to keep them fresh!

Take two capsules each day, one in the morning before breakfast and a second in the afternoon between lunch and dinner.  Be sure to take each capsule with a large glass of water!

Results:

As with any fitness or diet change, it takes about 3-4 weeks to really start seeing results.  It also depends on how much weight you have to lose and how drastically you are changing your diet and exercise routine in conjunction with the WLT.

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** As with any significant change to your diet or exercise routine, you should consult your trusted physician if you have any health issues!

Wondering where to buy oils?

If you are ready to fully immerse yourself in the world of oils, become a member by purchasing your Premium Starter Kit (it already includes 2 of the 3 oils in the WLT!), 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!

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If you want to take it slow and only purchase the WLT oils, click here. You won’t get the discounts or the free stuff, but you can always become a member at a later date!

~Positive Vibes~

Bridget