January’s Essential of the Month is the Essential 4 Pack – Below are just a few uses for the Essential 4 Pack
Make your own linen spray by adding lavendar to a spray bottle filled with witch hazel
Place a few drops on cotton balls and place inside smelly shoes
Make your own sanitizing wipes – 6 drops each of lemon and lavendar and alcohol free witch hazel
Add a few drops to a splinter, it will swell and fall out
Great for insect stings and bites
Great for burns
Add a few drops to your child’s stuffed animal to help them sleep
Lavender EO is a great addition to homemade deodorant.
Use in the shower, your skin will feel and smell great
Add a few drops to your mattress when you change your sheets
Add lavendar and melaleuca to a small glass spray bottle, fill with alcohol free witch hazel, spray on face to treat acne
Lavender is one of the oils used to make homemade mosquito spray
Mosquito Spray: 2oz spray bottle, 30 drops lemongrass, 30 drops lavender top off with witch hazel
Spray bottle: http://sparknaturals.com/index.php/2oz-blue-glass-bottle-w-black-fine-sprayer.html/?id=525
Witch Hazel: http://sparknaturals.com/index.php/es-witchhazel.html/?id=525
Feeling gassy? Add a few drops to your water and drink up
Improves alertness and concentration
A drop under your tongue is a great breath freshener
Acts as a natural pain killer for a toothache
Replace store bought extract with essential oil – Use 1/4 of what the recipe calls for when using pure EO
Add a drop to your coffee
For headaches – dab a few drops on your temples, neck & sinuses
For ant bites – one drop peppermint then one drop lavendar
Can be rubbed on the back of your ears to treat vertigo
Mice and spiders hate it! Fill a spray bottle with water and 10-15 drops of peppermint and spray cracks and gaps where mice and spiders can enter
Add 8 drops and 1/2 cup each vinegar and baking soda to toilet, Scrub when its done fizzing
Add it to your guacamole
Added to soap, it makes a great hand degreaser
Add it to a water filled spray bottle to clean surfaces
Add a drop to a cotton ball and place in your vacuum bag or dirt cup. You’ll have a fresh smell every time you vacuum
Put down the scissors! Use lemon EO to remove gum from your childs’ hair
Diffuse after cooking fish to rid home of lingering smells
Add a couple drops of lemon EO to warm water and honey to soothe a sore throat.
Add a couple drops to dish washer detergent for sparkly clean dishes.
Wipe down the side of your nose to stop it from running
Use to scrub away permanent marker
Add one drop each peppermint and melaleuca to purified water, use as mouthwash for gum disease
Dab on cold sores and fever blisters
Take orally to help the body fight throat infections (1-2 drops in a shot glass of water)
Add one drop each of melaleuca and lavendar to a cotton ball. Wipe inside ear, back of ear and jawline for treatment of swimmers ear.
Mix 2 drops with a carrier oil, rub around the rim and behind ear for treatment of an earache. Apply several times a day
Melaleuca is one of the three oils needed to make the cold and flu bomb.
Dilute with coconut oil and apply after getting a tattoo to avoid infection
Dab a small amount onto acne breakouts
Add a drop when shampooing your hair to get rid of dandruff
Dab on toenails to treat toe nail fungus
Add a drop of melaleuca and lavendar to a small spray bottle filled with water, spray down gym bag and shoes
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A Story of Charlottes First Fort..in pictures!
Searching the house for the perfect things to build the fort..
Kitchen chairs..step stool..lamp..
She was so excited!
Yes, a lamp..we needed some height to hold up one end of the sheet
Finally we have it figured it out!
We set up the fort and a memory comes back into my mind and heart..
The big red tent that Aunt Barb had set up for John, Tiffany and I.
It was something so simple but so unforgettable!
Charlotte has quite the set up in her fort..she has her big red wagon full of books
all of her DVDs
her favorite dolls
easel for drawing
(really just a lei but she had to have a garden in her tent)
her birdies..in their nest of course
her portable DVD player
one of her Grandma Alice bells for decoration
and an art gallery OF COURSE!
She is an artist!
She spends most of her day in there in fact if she had a mini fridge I don’t think we’d ever see her!
If you want to build some fun memories with your kids this summer build a fort!