All natural aphid spray

All natural aphid spray

1 cup water
1 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup salt
1/4 cup powdered citric acid
1/4 cup baking soda
2 teaspoons aloe Vera juice
2 teaspoons sesame seed oil
15 drops sage essential oil
10 drops grapefruit seed extract

Combine all ingredients into a large plastic spray bottle. Shake before using and be sure to apply to the underside of leaves where aphids love to hide.

From the book The Naturally Clean Home, by Karyn Siegel-Maier

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My favorite things

I wanted to talk about a few of my favorite oils, and different uses for them. First off, peppermint! I used to dislike peppermint smells and tastes, now I don’t know what I’d do without it! Peppermint opens airways and sinuses, a big plus with colds or allergies. But it’s a great summer oil too! Add it to some water and spray on your body to keep you cool! The Modern Essentials book lists the properties of peppermint oil are: analgesic, antibacterial, anti carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, anti-viral, and invigorating. All that from one oil!

My next favorite oil would be Wild Orange. I love the smell! I told someone once that it was like bottled life! Modern Essentials lists the properties of Wild Orange are: anti cancer, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, digestive, sedative, and tonic.

Last, but not least, Lavender. Lavender was another smell I disliked before Doterra, now I don’t know what I’d do without it! Modern Essentials book lists the properties of lavender are: analgesic, anticoagulant, anticonvulsant, antidepressant, anti fungal, antihistamine, anti infectious, anti inflammatory, anti microbial, anti mutagenic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxin,anti tumor, cardio tonic, regenerative, and sedative.

Amazing oils! I love them all, but I’ve used these three just about everyday since I’ve joined Doterra!

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All Purpose Cleaner

All purpose cleaner
2 cups boiling water
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon dish soap
1 teaspoon baking soda
5 drops lemon essential oil

Mix baking soda, water, and dish soap together with essential oil in a container. Place container inside of a bigger bowl. Add vinegar. Mix. Pour mixture into spray bottle. Save overflow and add it to your spray bottle.

Recipe taken from Natural Gifts for Home and Body by Joanna Albrecht

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Mattress cleaner with dust mite repellent

Here’s a recipe to not only clean your mattress, but to repel dust mites as well! Dust mites love to live in places like your mattress! They feed off of skin flakes! It freaks me out thinking of them living in my mattress! They also can make you sick if you’re sensitive to them. They can give you symptoms like hay fever or asthma. So you’re definitely better off if you’re not sharing your bed with them!

You’ll need a glass jar, like a mason jar, 1 cup baking soda, and ten drops essential oil.

The best oils to use to repel dust mites are: lavender, which will also help you sleep, eucalyptus, peppermint, clove, and rosemary.

You’ll want to strip your bed linens and wash in hot water to clean the linens as well.

Put baking soda in the jar with the essential oils and shake to distribute evenly. Then use a sifter to sift over your mattress, evenly spreading the baking soda mixture. Leave mixture on for an hour at least, but the longer you leave it on, the better! Then vacuum up with your vacuum’s hose attachment.

Repeat every two to three months to keep your mattress clean!

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Tough day yesterday…

I had such a rough day yesterday. I didn’t have my oils with me and was at someone else’s house. By the time I left, I was being a witch! I know that if I had my oils with me, I could’ve done better! Especially the Balance oil. Since the oils don’t stay in your system, you need to reapply them every two hours. And I didn’t. And I could definitely tell the difference! I mean, if you don’t get it exactly every two hours, I don’t think that will be a problem. It’s just that I forgot to bring them with me and didn’t reapply all day! I’ll never do thatagain!

Sorry such a short post today, I’m tired, and it’s Sunday, so I want to relax and spend time with family!

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Laundry soap

Recipe for laundry soap:
1 bar of shaved bar soap, Castile soap would work best for someone with skin sensitivity, or a bar of ivory or dove. Just really whatever bar soap you prefer.
1/2 cup borax
1/2 cup washing soda
3 drops of essential oil (Or more if you prefer, just start out using less.)

If using hot water, just add 1-2 tablespoons of powder to the wash. If using cold water, dissolve the 1-2 tablespoons of powder in hot water first to be sure it distributes though the clothing properly.
This formula will not sud up much, but it will clean the clothes wonderfully.

*recipe taken from Natural Gifts for Home & Body written by Joanna Albrecht.

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Dishwasher soaps

Dishwasher soap, for automatic dishwashers:

Lavender Lift
2 cups washing soda
2 cups borax
20 drops lavender essential oil
Combine all the ingredients, taking care to blend in the essential oils. Store in a plastic container. Use 2 tablespoons with a load of dishes.

Citrus sparkle
2 cups washing soda
2 cups borax
6 tablespoons citric acid
25 drops of grapefruit or wild orange essential oil
Combine all ingredients, making sure to blend the essential oils well, store in plastic tub. Use 2 tablespoons per load.

Citric acid can be found with canning supplies. Borax and washing soda should be found in the laundry detergent aisle.

Recipes taken from

    The Naturally Clean Home

By Karen Siegel-Maier
Excellent book, with tons of green cleaning recipes! I recommend buying this book if you’re serious about cleaning naturally!

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