DIY Dry Shampoo

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Did you know that washing your hair too often can leave hair prone to dryness and breakage? It’s easy to keep your locks looking lustrous and lifted and extend time between washes by applying a dry shampoo! Using ingredients you already have in your cupboards such as corn starch and baking soda, this DIY Dry Shampoo is free of harsh parabens, dyes, and perfumes that can damage hair and cause breakage. Cornstarch absorbs excess oil, while baking soda and Cedarwood, Rosemary, and Tea Tree essential oils make hair smell fresh and support the qualities of a healthy scalp.

You can experiment with your own blend of essential oils to find a scent that works best for you! We love Lavender, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, and Peppermint for their wonderful aromas and various skin-care benefits. If you decide to add cocoa for dark hair, try using oils that complement the scent of chocolate like Orange, Peppermint, or Cinnamon.

DIY Essential Oil-Infused Dry Shampoo

Ingredients

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients.
  • Put in a container of your choice, such as an empty salt shaker or baby powder bottle.
  • Sprinkle on roots of hair and massage into scalp.
  • Leave for 2–3 minutes to absorb hair’s natural oils.
  • Brush through hair.

Safer cleaning with Thieves

How many of you love to clean your bathroom? Yeah, me neither. And I especially used to hate that awful burning sensation in my lungs from the bleach and other strong chemicals, you know, the ones that hang with you no matter how much fresh air you breathe in? And then I found Young Living’s Thieves Household Cleaner. Most of you probably know the greatness of Thieves Essential Oil blend, but did you know that there is an entire line of Thieves products? And the star of that line is, in my opinion, the Household Cleaner. Why? Because it’s literally the only thing you have to buy to keep your entire house clean. Seriously. And this month you can get it FREE with your order. To get yours FREE, click HERE to log into your account and reach the promo level. Don’t have an account yet? Click HERE to order your Thieves Premium Starter Kit and you’ll get not one, but two bottles of the household cleaner along with an array of other Thieves products. Get it now!

But I said we were going to talk specifically about cleaning our bathrooms, so here are 8 hacks using Thieves Household cleaner. How many products could you skip buying?

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Whipped Body Butter

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup organic coconut oil
  • 1 cup organic solid cocoa butter (do not use lotion)
  • 15 drops of your favorite topical/aromatic essential oil (we love Cedarwood, Lavender, and Frankincense essential oils)­

Directions

  1. Warm a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat, then add coconut oil and cocoa butter. Melt until completely liquefied, about 4–5 minutes.
  2. Pour into a glass mixing bowl and place in refrigerator for 30–45 minutes to cool and just set but not harden.
  3. Stir in essential oils.
  4. Using an electric hand mixer, whip until firm peaks form, about 10 minutes.
  5. Gently transfer to a seal-able jar or container. Store at room temperature to avoid melting or solidifying.
  6. Massage into dry skin!

DIY Deodorant

You’ve probably heard the reports on antiperspirant not being the best for your body (and if you haven’t, Google it!). So a few winters ago I decided to make my own one day when I was iced in at my house. It was so easy and you can really use whichever oils you prefer. Mine changes each time! lol I do generally always have lavender and Frankincense in each batch along with the Thieves and Purification. Just play around and see what works best for you, I have seen a lot of recipes that recommend sage essential oil.

I got the recipe off of a Young Living essential oils FB page:

1/4 cup each cornstarch (or arrowroot powder) and baking soda
6 tbs. coconut oil
10 drops each Purification and Thieves oils

I mixed the powdered ingredients together in a glass bowl, then basically “cut” the coconut oil in like you would cut shortening into a pie dough. Once it was all well mixed, I added in the oils a few drops at a time to get them all distributed. The result was a fairly stiff paste.

I had deliberately saved my empty Tom’s container to reuse. I just dialed it all the way to the bottom and started stuffing balls of the mixture into the container.It looked like this when I was done:

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These days I use the empty containers I order off of Amazon, or I also just keep it in a small jar and use my fingers to apply it.

If you’ve made your own – which oils do you prefer to use in yours?

And I totally get that not everyone wants to spend the time making your own deodorant. But you can still get a great non-toxic deodorant from Young Living, which is what I take with me when I travel. Click HERE to learn more about just some of the personal care items available through Young Living.

Be blessed, and let me know how I can help you find better health!
Sarah 🙂

Warm Rosemary-Lemon Cashews Recipe

I love to cook with my Young Living essential oils and this is a crowd favorite at parties. I only trust the quality and purity of Young Living essential oils for my recipes!

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Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 4–6 servings

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces raw cashews
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary, leaves removed
  • The peel of 1 lemon, pith removed
  • 4 drops Rosemary Vitality
  • 2 drops Lemon Vitality
  • ¾ teaspoon coarse sea salt

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Place the nuts on a baking sheet and roast for about 8–10 minutes, until warm and lightly golden.
  3. In the meantime, warm the olive oil, fresh rosemary, and lemon zest in a small skillet over medium heat until it begins to sizzle and smells fragrant. Add the roasted cashews and stir to coat completely.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the Rosemary Vitality, Lemon Vitality, and salt. Serve warm.