A Clean Home is a Beautiful Home

One thing that I can’t stress enough when it comes to creating a beautiful home is that it begins with providing a safe environment and one way that I lessen the chemical footprint in our home is with the products we use. A clean home is a happier healthier home and we’re able to unwind and relax, right? We can breathe easy! Unless we’re creating chemical clouds and films. That’s no good!

I want to mention I share these products because they’re my favorite and if you use my link below, I will make a small commission and welcome you into our circle of friends for support and education ~ I look forward to getting to know you better!!! But I’m simply passionate about raising awareness so while I’d be honored to hook you up, just take a look and find a way to give them a try – through my link or from someone you know. I want to wrap my arms around you with a big welcoming hug to Young Living products either way! 

I’m all about a Healthy Home!

The Power of Thieves…

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Did you know? Young Living’s proprietary Thieves® essential oil blend was inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated and wore a special aromatic combination of clove, rosemary, vinegar, and other botanicals that they believed provided protection while they were stealing. French authorities recognized that there was such value in this mixture that upon the thieves’ capture, they received a more merciful punishment on condition that they divulge the ingredients in their secret formula. 

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Crafted in the spirit of that legendary combination, Young Living’s one-of-a-kind Thieves essential oil blend can be found in all the Thieves products. Featuring the powerful essential oils of Lemon, Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary, Thieves imparts a spicy, welcoming aroma everywhere it’s used. And those ingredients smells amazing! Good-bye harsh cleaners that make breathing a challenge!

With the benefits of Thieves oil, including cleaning power and an irresistibly spicy scent, Young Living offers it as an essential oil blend and as an important ingredient in a full range of home cleaning and personal care products, from dish soap to toothpaste. Possibly our most versatile and beloved blend, Thieves products replace harsh chemicals with pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils and other naturally derived ingredients.

Keeping a clean house doesn’t have to mean using toxic chemicals. 

I can do all of the upgrades and cosmetic changes and I can fill my home with beautiful decorative accessories but when it comes to the basics and cleaning, toxic free living is a must for creating a comfortable, healthy, beautiful home for my family. And this is my favorite line of products. 

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A clean home is a beautiful home.

It just takes small steps to ditch and switch from what I used to use to products with non toxic ingredients. The Thieves collection from Young Living has been a lifesaver. Here are some of my must-have supplies.

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Cleaning favorites: 

We love Thieves Household Cleaner for ALL of the surfaces in our home from floors to countertops to stainless steel appliances including our zero radius kitchen sink to upholstery (it’s recommended to always perform a spot test), windows and mirrors (no streaking!) and bathrooms, yardsale finds and the baby’s toys. I love that it’s in concentrate forms. Snag a few dollar store spray bottles. We have a ratio for every day use and one mixed up for heavy degreasing. 

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Who knew you could have a hand soap addiction? Back in the day I’d hit the sales and stock up never realizing that the ingredients in those “botanical” scents were chemicals and not the real thing! Yikes! I love the lather and scent of this Thieves Foaming Hand Soap. Gentle but effective! There’s even savings on the refill! 

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This is another good one. Oh my gosh! Nobody likes dirty fruit and vegetables. Don’t you just love fresh veggies from the garden and shopping the farmer’s markets this time of year? Have you caught any of the videos circling social media or YouTube about how filthy they can be? ::shiver:: I LOVE a good harvest! But please bathe those beauties before eating! 

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This is another big one for us. We’ve always used unscented detergents when it comes to laundry since one of us gets itchy. lol Sensitive skin calls for products without the synthetic fragrances. Thieves Laundry Soap is all we use now. I love that it’s a concentrate and with an energy efficient machine, I personally only use half the recommended measurement and our clothes are clean! That means this little bottle packs a powerful punch and lasts! 

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Okay, so I may be a bit of a germ-o-phobe when it comes to touching public door handles, menus, highchairs, shopping carts…you name it, I’m not wanting to touch it! Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier is always always in my purse. And if you’re with me, I’ll share a squirt with you too! It’s not drying like the ones I used to carry and it has a refreshing peppermint scent! I share the love and everyone always raves about it. I also like having the large bottle with the pump for picnic tables and gatherings. So handy!

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Oh! And that bar soap? So soft with a creamy lather. Every one of the bar soaps from Young Living feel good on my skin!

Another for ‘on the go’? Thieves wipes! There’s a fabulous DIY recipe floating around as well and I love making those up too, especially in place of the tub of toxic wipes I used to use daily. The spray is also great to have on hand. Public restrooms can be so…so nasty!

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More treasures:

Yes! You will find each and every one in our home. A clean home doesn’t stop at cleanliness. Clean ingredients. If they’re touching your skin or being inhaled, your products need them!

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^^^ Just supplied my dad with a supply of the cough drops. His words…”NOW THAT’s a cough drop!”. Those and the lozenges are powerful!!!…great to have on hand for airports, etc. where  you never know what’s floating around in the air. They’re strong and so good!

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So that’s a little about what you’ll find in our supply cabinets, the key to our clean home!

Even if you’re not a clean freak or if you’re not sure where to start when it comes to taking a step towards a chemical free home, and especially if you are, have you looked at the ingredients in your products? Have you reviewed them on the Think Dirty or EWG app to see where the ingredients fall on the scale for toxins? 

How to get started:

How do you swap out old and chemical based for new and plant based, new and non toxic? This Thieves Starter Kit is the best way to dive in! Young Living makes it easy for you! A collection of Thieves infused products to get you started!

Get them here —> Toxin Free Lifestyle

Go for the Thieves Premium Starter Kit. It’s filled with so many goodies to start your clean home journey. 

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Young Living is proud to offer a complete line of home and personal care products infused with the pleasant, spicy aroma of the proprietary Thieves® essential oil blend! This Starter Kit is ideal for those wishing to replace harmful chemicals in the home with powerful, natural alternatives.

Your Starter Kit includes:

  • Thieves 15-ml
  • Thieves AromaBright™ Toothpaste
  • Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash
  • 2 Thieves Cleaner
  • 2 Thieves Foaming Hand Soap
  • 2 Thieves Spray
  • 2 Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier
  • Stress Away™ 5-ml
  • AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment
  • Thieves Household Cleaner 1-oz. sample 
  • 10 Sample Packets
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles
  • 2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples
  • Product Guide and Product Price List
  • Essential Oil Magazine
  • Essential Edge
  • Member Resources

Like getting the biggest bang for you buck? Or simply having your favorites (you choose what you want) shipped to you in a monthly subscription? Join the Essential Rewards program too! I’m all about convenience, rewards for more products and free loyalty surprises as well as free products when your order reaches the monthly promo amounts. It’s just simply a 50 pv order monthly of products you choose (not things you don’t want)! You can cancel at any time. There’s no penalty like there is with other services and you can move the date around each month to work with your paycheck. So cool! 

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When you place your order for the Thieves Premium Starter kit, I’ll be in touch with additional gifts for making your home pretty and include a surprise, an amber glass spray bottle and pretty kitchen tea/hand towel. It’s all a part of the DIYShowOff welcome bundle!

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Get them here —> Toxin Free Lifestyle

And a giveaway! 

Want to try a sample? Leave a comment below on the blog about your least favorite cleaning chore and I’ll enter you into a drawing to win a sample. Just to be clear: a sample of the Thieves Household Cleaner concentrate – my a sample of my actual cleaning skills! 😂

Top Essential Oils for DIY lovers

Hello fellow DIY lovers!!! 

With the studio renovation in progress (follow #helloredreno), I’ve never been so grateful for the power of essential oils! As a DIY enthusiast, I always have one project or another going on and as a DIY blogger, the process from start to finish takes a little longer. Know what I mean? I ALWAYS ALWAYS have my essential oils within reach! Why would it even matter? Well, here are some of my favorite must have essential oils when it comes DIY.

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Peppermint Vitality – energize! Add a drop to morning coffee or a cold glass of water (be prepared – it’s powerful). It’s gonna wake you up! essential oils @diyshowoff

Diffuse for an energizing scent and to enhance concentration…that tip “measure once, cut twice”? It’s so easy to work on auto-pilot and make mistakes. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I need a poke to bring me back to mental clarity and alertness. 

peppermint essential oil #diy Peppermint is also cooling. I like to add a couple of drops to a 2 oz. spray bottle. Spritz the back of my neck when working in the heat or feeling overheated. It’s so refreshing. Store it in the fridge. A must have for working outdoors in the summer! 

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Paint fumes? I always opt for a low or no VOC but the smell of paint can be brutal. Add 10-15 drops or so of Citrus Fresh to a gallon of paint to help neutralize the strong odor.

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Carpet freshener: I like to mix 5-10 drops in a cup of baking soda to create a DIY carpet freshener. Sprinkle before bed, vacuum in the a.m. LOVE it! (Purification or Citrus Fresh). 

Speaking of fresh. Choose a scent you love (lavender would work too!) and freshen up the mattress!

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Lavender: Life can be crazy and busy. Sometime my brain has trouble turning off at the end of the day when there’s so much going on. Lavender in a relaxing bath, on my feet and temples.  I like to keep a DIY linen mist spray bottle on the night stand. 

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Lemon – cleaning power! Sticky residue? A drop of lemon oil will dissolve the sticky mess like magic! 

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DiGize – When we’re working on a DIY big project, meal time is usually on the go or last priority which means we’re grabbing something quick and it’s not always a healthy choice. DiGize is my best friend and I’m never without it! NEVER! I either apply topically around my belly button or for faster relief, I will add a drop to water (1 oz – shot glass size), hold my nose and ‘down the hatch’. Instant results! 

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PanAway + Copaiba – after a long day, DIY can be quite the work out. Vibrations from power tools = stiff arms. I’ll usually add a drop of PanAway to a squirt of V6 (carrier oil) and just rub it in as needed. Soooo soothing! Tip: Add a drop of Copaiba to magnify! 

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Stress Away – Dealing with complicated project details, timelines, budgets, things not working out as planned? “Stress Aways” says it all. They should sell it by the gallon. Bathe in it! Sprinkle some on yourself. Douse your spouse. Whatever it takes. This smells amazing too…a little like vacation to me. You need it! 

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Clean up: Thieves Household Cleaner is the best clean cleaner out there, in my opinion. This cleaning concentrate has no harsh chemicals and packs a powerful punch of cleanup and your lungs will thank you! 

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If you’re an avid addicted do-it-yourselfer too, you might want to consider adding some essential oils to alleviate the symptoms and side effects that accompany DIY! Or if you already are, are you in Salt Lake City as we speak?! Let’s connect! 

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Haven’t added essential oils to your home yet? CLICK HERE to learn more about getting an amazing brand of high quality oils. I’ll also connect you to some fun and helpful communities on Facebook. You may even recognize some of your favorite DIY bloggers in the groups! It’s an amazing community of friends! I also teach classes regularly so they don’t just sit in the box and I’m offering a 2ND DIFFUSER when you purchase one of the Premium Starter Kits HERE! One for your home, one for your tool box!