Hemp Lippie

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Hello! I hope you all are doing well!

As most of you know by now I love hemp oil!

I use it in healing salve, rejuvenating lotion, sunscreen, I use it in oil pulling, and I recently concocted a new toothpaste recipe with it! (I will share that recipe soon!)

I can't believe I didn't think of making a lip balm with it before now!



This lip balm is more glossy than my last recipe; to be honest it goes on smoother and lasts longer than my first lip balm recipe as well.

Which hemp oil do I use? Good question! I only buy Certified Organic/ non-GMO Hemp Oil email me for the details kayla@healing-salve.com

Notes:

-One batch of this recipe made several (around 15) tubes of lippie.

-Rosehip is an amazing oil for cosmetic use, and while you can still make this recipe without the Rosehip oil I suggest trying it. Rosehip is extra nourishing, smooth, and gives the overall recipe a silky feeling.

What do you think about this recipe? Leave a comment or post about it on facebook/ or twitter/ to let me know what you think about it!  Thanks for reading! -Kayla

DYHChallenge| Week 3

Monday, January 13, 2014

Week 3|Recipes with essential oils and soap!

This week in the challenge I want to share a few simple recipes that I use around my home in the place of the products I used to purchase that filled our home with toxin's.

I breath easier (literally) and have felt better since using these recipes to replace my once loved name brand products.

I've already shared my super simple 2 ingredient air freshener recipe, but this recipe is about refreshing your linens; i.e. curtains, pillows, cushions.
 In a spray bottle with a fine mist atomizer mix 10 drops of lavender essential oil, peppermint essential oil, and water. Shake the mixture and spray linens lightly. Make sure to shake the bottle before you use it each time. Feel free
to print the label to use at your home
  • This recipe is not only great for refreshing linens but it acts as a relaxing aromatherapy! Also fly's hate the smell of peppermint. We use it on the curtains in our kitchen during the summer to keep fly's out.

This next recipe is a definite staple around our home!


Foaming Hand Soap

Since I made this soap recipe I have had to refill our container several times, and honestly it’s nice to know people are using it.

For the remainder of this post I want to share recipes from sites that I have personally used. These are recipes that work amazingly well and are really simple, check them out!

Dusting Spray via Scratch Mommy
This non-toxic dusting spray is so easy and effective (and smells so yummy!), you have just got to make some.


Dish-washing Liquid via The Prairie Homestead

 I loved the consistency of this dish soap–it’s thick enough to stick to the dishes, but not chunky.


Thank you all for reading, I hope you enjoy the awesome recipes I have shared here with you. If you loved the recipes I shared from Scratch Mommy and The Prairie Homestead let them know by leaving comments on their blog, and following their social networking sites!

I wanted to end this post a little differently.. tell me in the comments how this challenge is going for you at your home, and if there are any recipes you would like for me to cover in week 4. See ya then! =]

Chickens with curled toes

Thursday, January 9, 2014

At two days old we knew she would be different..

Meet Lou.. Our Black Sex-link chicken with crooked toes. The day we brought her home we noticed that one of her feet was completely backwards, she was walking on the top of her foot.

When I spoke with the previous owner of this sweet little bittie chick he said, "you can bring her back and trade her in for a different chick.. but we will kill her".

Immediately I knew she found us, so that we would save her life! I did some research online and found out that you can brace a chicks foot to straighten it out until they are around two weeks old.

(This is the only photo I have of her in her brace)
I made her tiny brace out of a piece of cardboard cut into a "W" shape. Then I used medical tape, the kind that is removable, to tape her toes to the cardboard. I changed the tape 2x a day until her foot stayed bottom side down.

She still has crooked toes on her left foot (refer to the photo at the top of this post) but she is alive and thriving!

Lou is the chicken on the left side of this photo, next to our rooster Arthur!


I keep a very close eye on her, and will continue to do so specifically when we get more chickens this spring (to make sure she isn't being bullied). So far though, she stays at the top of the pecking order and seems to be just fine. She continues to lay beautiful eggs, normal size and shape, and until she dies of natural causes she will have a safe place to live here with us at the Winter Stead!

DYHChallenge: Week 2

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Welcome to week 2!

This week we will be focusing on cleaning with baking soda. But first...

-Remember the floor cleaning recipe I said I would review last week, it works amazingly well! I was skeptical about using vinegar to clean the laminate wood floors in our kitchen and hallway only because I didn't want our entire house to smell like vinegar. The smell didn't last that long and to be honest it was much more refreshing than the chemical laden fabuloso our family was used to, and it worked so well I don't see us going back to the old product. Using vinegar is not only better for your health, it is SO much cheaper!

On to the baking soda!!

Why would you use baking soda when the vinegar solution works so well?

If you have areas that need a good scrub, tile, grout, porcelain sink or tub, etc. Baking soda is abrasive enough to get the job done without scratching the surface.

This is the soft scrub recipe I decided to use:

You will need:

-1 1/2 cups baking soda

-1/2 cup Dr. Bronner's Liquid Castile soap

-1 cup water

-10 drops each of Lavender and Lemon essential oils.

Combine the ingredients and store in a mason jar or squeeze bottle.

This recipe is an all natural soft scrub. Here is a label I made for my batch of baking soda scrub. Feel free to print it out and use it for yours.

How else can you use baking soda to clean your home?

Drain Cleaner Recipe by How We Flourish:

  • 1 c baking soda

  • 1 c vinegar

  • 8 c water

Start by pouring the baking soda down the sink, then the vinegar. It will react. Let it sit, in the meantime heating the water to near boiling. After 5 minutes, pour the water down the drain. If you want, use this recipe to maintain a clean drain once a week or so. If it’s just maintenance, you can cut the baking soda and vinegar in half after the first application.


I also use baking soda in my all natural air freshener. While this recipe does not cover odors it definitely gets rid of them. Your typical air freshener only covers the bad odor by blocking the scent receptors in your nose, the odor is still there you simply can no longer smell it.



When you use baking soda it traps the odor and the essential oil you choose will replace the odor. Check out that recipe here: 2 Ingredient Odor Solution.

Thank you all for reading! Next week we will go over all natural bleach and dish detergent! Let me know how you use baking soda to clean in your home in the comments section below!

doTERRA Lemon Essential Oil

Wednesday, January 1, 2014


Lemon Citrus limon

The cleansing, purifying, and invigorating properties of Lemon make it one of the most versatile oils, not to mention the top-selling essential oil that doTERRA offers.

Description

The top-selling doTERRA essential oil, Lemon has multiple benefits and uses. Lemon is a powerful cleansing agent that purifies the air and surfaces, and can be used as a non-toxic cleaner throughout the home. When added to water, Lemon provides a refreshing and healthy boost throughout the day. Lemon is frequently added to food to enhance the flavor of desserts and main dishes. Taken internally, Lemon provides cleansing and digestive benefits and supports healthy respiratory function.* When diffused, Lemon is very uplifting and energizing and has been shown to help improve mood.

Uses

  • Take internally to assist with seasonal respiratory discomfort.*
  • Add Lemon oil to a spray bottle of water to clean tables, countertops, and other surfaces. Lemon oil also makes a great furniture polish; simply add a few drops to olive oil to clean, protect, and shine wood finishes.
  • Use a cloth soaked in Lemon oil to preserve and protect your leather furniture and other leather surfaces or garments.
  • Lemon oil is a great remedy for the early stages of tarnish on silver and other metals.
  • Diffuse to create an uplifting environment.

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

Cautions

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.


Primary Benefits

  • Cleanses and purifies the air and surfaces
  • Naturally cleanses the body and aids in digestion*
  • Supports healthy respiratory function*
  • Promotes a positive mood

Aromatic Description

Clean, fresh, citrus, bright

Collection Method

Cold Pressed/Expression

Plant Part

Lemon rinds (peel)

Main Constituents

Limonene, β-pinene, γ-terpinene




doTERRA Black Pepper Essential Oil


Black Pepper Piper nigrum

With noteworthy topical and internal benefits, Black Pepper essential oil can be used to add spice and sharpness when cooking, or to ward off seasonal and environmental threats.

doTERRA Oregano Essential Oil

Oregano Origanum vulgare

Known as a popular cooking spice, Oregano also acts as a powerful cleansing agent, and offers powerful antioxidants*—extending its uses far beyond the kitchen.

doTERRA Arborvitae Essential Oil

Arborvitae Thuja plicata

With natural preservation properties, essential oil from the native Canadian Arborvitae tree acts as a powerful cleansing and purifying agent, while providing a warm, earthy aroma.

doTERRA Salon Essential Hair Care System

dōTERRA Salon Essentials® Hair Care System 



Combining pure botanical extracts with advanced technological ingredients makes the doTERRA Salon Essentials Hair Care System the perfect solution for promoting soft and beautifully shiny hair.

doTERRA Root To Tip Serum

dōTERRA Salon Essentials® Root to Tip Serum 

doTERRA Salon Essentials Root to Tip Serum uses carefully chosen CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils to promote smooth, shiny hair and a healthy scalp, without weighing hair down

doTERRA Healthy Hold Glaze

dōTERRA Salon Essentials® Healthy Hold Glaze 

Working to protect, nourish, and fortify hair, the exclusive formula of doTERRA Salon Essentials Healthy Hold Glaze promotes improved moisture and softness after styling.

doTERRA Smoothing Conditioner

dōTERRA Salon Essentials® Smoothing Conditioner 

doTERRA Salon Essentials Smoothing Conditioner is a professional formula of conditioning emollients, botanical extracts, and natural proteins that leave hair looking luminous and healthy.

doTERRA Protecting Shampoo

dōTERRA Salon Essentials® Protecting Shampoo 



doTERRA Salon Essentials Protecting Shampoo cleanses the hair and scalp and protects against UV damage that causes fading in color-treated hair.

doTERRA Zendocrine Softgels

Zendocrine® Softgels Detoxification Blend

Zendocrine Softgels support your body’s natural detoxification system with a proprietary blend of Tangerine, Rosemary, Geranium, Juniper Berry, and Cilantro essential oils.* Zendocrine helps cleanse the body of toxins and free radicals that can slow the body’s systems down, leaving a heavy, weighted feeling.*

doTERRA Pb Assist

PB Assist®+ Probiotic Defense Formula



PB Assist+ is a proprietary formula of prebiotic fiber and six strains of probiotic microorganisms in a unique double layer vegetable capsule. It delivers 6 billion CFUs of active probiotic cultures and soluble prebiotic FOS (fructooligosaccharides) that encourage friendly bacterial growth.* The time-release, double-capsule delivery system is designed to help protect the sensitive probiotic cultures from stomach acid. PB Assist+ offers a unique, safe, and effective way to deliver the well-recognized digestive and immune system support benefits of probiotics.*

doTERRA Gx Assist

GX Assist® GI Cleansing Formula



GX Assist is a combination of CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils and caprylic acid to help support a healthy digestive tract by creating an unfriendly environment for potential threats that can disrupt digestive immunities and cause digestive upset.* GX Assist is formulated to be used for 10 days as a preparatory cleansing step before using PB Assist®+ Probiotic Defense Formula.*

doTERRA Iq Mega

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IQ Mega® 



doTERRA IQ Mega takes the fishy taste out of fish oil and puts the fresh orange flavor of doTERRA Wild Orange CPTG® essential oil in this great tasting and easy-to-swallow omega-3 supplement providing 1,300 mg of concentrated, omega-3 fatty acids per serving. IQ Mega contains the essential nutrients DHA and EPA to support healthy brain, cardiovascular, immune, and joint function.* IQ Mega is formulated to be used daily by children and adults with dōTERRA a2z Chewable™ tablets.

doTERRA Invigorating Scrub

Invigorating Scrub 

doTERRA Invigorating Scrub gently exfoliates lifting away impurities, leaving your skin feeling soft, smooth, and renewed.

doTERRA Lemongrass Essential Oil


Lemongrass Cymbopogon flexuosus

A favorite oil for massages, Lemongrass provides a pungent, smoky aroma, and offers purifying and toning benefits for the skin.

doTERRA Juniper Berry Essential Oil

Juniper Berry Juniperus communis

With the ability to cleanse and purify the air, the fresh aroma of Juniper Berry essential oil can produce a calming, grounding effect. 

doTERRA Reveal Facial System

Reveal Facial System 

The doTERRA Reveal Facial System is a two step process involving a rich blend of essential oils that will have your face feeling clean, rejuvenated, and youthful by the time you’ve finished.

doTERRA Helichrysum Essential Oil


Helichrysum Helichrysum italicum

Helichrysum is often used to prevent signs of aging and referred to as “The Everlasting Flower” because of its rejuvenating benefits for the skin and ability to improve the complexion.

doTERRA Verage Skin Care Collection

Veráge™ Skin Care Collection 

The Verage Skin Care Collection contains only the best natural ingredients of doTERRA essential oils, emollients, and plant extracts that will leave skin feeling nourished and hydrated while encouraging confidence through reduced signs of visible aging.

doTERRA Grapefruit Essential Oil

Grapefruit Citrus X paradisi

Grapefruit essential oil can provide an uplifting environment due to its invigorating and energizing aroma, while acting as a purifying agent when added to a skin care routine.

doTERRA Verage Moisturizer

Veráge™ Moisturizer 

With the Verage Moisturizer, skin can benefit from a rich combination of essential oils, namely, Jasmine, Geranium, Sea Buckthorn Berry, and Juniper Berry with plant extracts, which are designed to hydrate and nourish skin while reducing appearances of fine lines and wrinkles.

doTERRA Verage Immortelle Hydrating Serum

Veráge™ Immortelle Hydrating Serum 

Verage Immortelle Hydrating Serum is a powerful skin product structured to promote smoother, more youthful-looking skin.

doTERRA Ginger Essential Oil

Ginger Zingiber officinale

When used as a kitchen spice, the hot, earthy nature of Ginger adds flavor to a variety of dishes, and can help to support healthy digestion.*

doTERRA Geranium Essential Oil

Geranium Pelargonium graveolens

With various beautifying purposes, Geranium essential oil promotes healthy, glowing skin and hair, while providing a sweet, floral aroma.

doTERRA Verage Toner


Veráge™ Toner 

With an impactful blend of doTERRA essential oils and nourishing plant extracts, doTERRA Verage Toner will help tighten, tone, and smooth your skin whenever and wherever.

doTERRA On Guard Essential Oil Blend


doTERRA Frankincense Essential Oil


Frankincense Boswellia carterii, sacra, papyrifera, and frereana

Often called the “king of oils,” Frankincense promotes feelings of peace and overall wellness when used aromatically, while topical and internal uses provide modern health benefits.*

do TERRA Motivate Essential Oil Blend

dōTERRA Motivate® Encouraging Blend

Feelings of confidence and courage will replace negative emotions like guilt and pessimism, with the doTERRA Motivate Encouraging Blend of mint and citrus essential oils.

doTERRA Fennel Essential Oil

Fennel Foeniculum vulgare

With several health benefits dating back to ancient Rome, Fennel essential oil can still be used to promote healthy digestion and respiratory function, while exuding a unique licorice aroma and flavor.

doTERRA Verage Cleanser

Veráge™ Cleanser 

Verage Cleanser is a highly-effective cleanser that gently lifts dirt and makeup away, yet reaches deep into pores to purify skin.

doTERRA Forgive Essential Oil Blend

dōTERRA Forgive® Renewing Blend

The fresh, woody aroma of doTERRA Forgive Renewing Blend helps to counteract emotions of anger and guilt, while promoting the liberating feelings of contentment, relief, and patience.

doTERRA Natural Deodorant

dōTERRA Natural Deodorant 



doTERRA Natural Deodorant is an effective, odor-fighting product that helps prevent bodily odor throughout the day for both women and men.

doTERRA Eucalyptus Essential Oil


Eucalyptus Eucalyptus radiata

Used to cleanse surfaces and the air, Eucalyptus essential oil can help promote feelings of relaxation and clear breathing.

doTERRA Douglas Fir Oil


Douglas Fir Pseudotsuga menziesii

Sourced from young trees in New Zealand, premium Douglas Fir oil can help promote feelings of clear airways during aromatic use, and cleanse the skin when used topically.

doTERRA Console Essential oil Blend


dōTERRA Console® Comforting Blend

The doTERRA Console Comforting Blend uses sweet floral and tree essential oils to promote feelings of comfort, putting you on a hopeful path of emotional healing.

doTERRA Cypress Essential Oil

Cypress Cupressus sempervirens

The clean, fresh aroma of Cypress essential oil promotes vitality and energy, while topical application helps to invigorate the senses.

doTERRA correct-X Essential Ointment


Correct-X® Essential Ointment

doTERRA Correct-X is a multi-purpose, natural ointment that helps soothe skin and enhance the natural process of skin returning to a healthy state after being distressed. 

doTERRA On Guard Toothpaste Samples

dōTERRA On Guard® Natural Whitening Toothpaste Samples 

The amazing benefits of doTERRA On Guard Natural Whitening Toothpaste need to be shared and this new convenient packaging provides the opportunity to share it with 10 of your closest friends.

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