Every year about this time people start feeling like doing a little spring cleaning. Do you find yourself feeling motivated to freshen things up a bit after a long winter with the house closed up and the furnace or a wood burner running? There is something motivating about the spring. It makes you feel like getting out and doing things. I find myself wanting to give the house a good cleaning.

Most of the cleaning products on the market these days are full of toxic chemicals that are not at all good for your health. I’m sure you are like me, you do NOT want to be poisoning your family every day with the products you are using to clean your home. Health and safety data only exists for 15 percent of all the chemicals out there, even though so many are known to cause asthma or endocrine disruptions.

Essential oils are a better way. They are totally free of harsh chemicals, steam distilled or cold pressed from pure plants. Young Living’s Thieves Product Line is plant based and free of dangerous harsh chemicals.


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Here are a few DIY recipes using Thieves Products for natural cleaning in your home.

Glass and Mirror Cleaner

1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner
5 drops Citrus Fresh essential oil (or any citrus oils)
1 teaspoon white vinegar
3 cups water

Add all ingredients to a spray bottle and shake well to combine. To use, spray windows and glass surfaces liberally and wipe clean with a lint-free cloth.

Deep Cleaning Scrub

1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner
2–3 tablespoons baking soda
3 drops Young Living Lemon Essential oil
Combine Thieves Household Cleaner and enough baking soda to form a thick paste. Apply mixture with a clean cloth, sponge, or scrubbing brush and scour the surface thoroughly.

Deep Cleaning Scrub – Larger batch

Ingredients:
3 cups Baking Soda
3/4 cup Thieves Household Cleaner
1 Tbsp Distilled Vinegar
30 drops Young Living Lemon Essential oil

Directions:
1. In a large glass bowl, add your Thieves Household cleaner, vinegar and Lemon essential oil.
2. Then slowly add your baking soda, stirring to combine.
3. Once completely mixed through, transfer to your desired container. I recycled my old honey jar. It fit perfectly. You could even use an old soap dish bottle. (However you may need to add a bit of water to thin it enough to squirt through the top)
4. Use wherever a little more scrubbing action is needed.
Once completely mixed through, transfer to your desired container. You may need to add a bit of water to thin it if you are using a squirt bottle like an old dish soap bottle.

DIY Thieves Cleaning Wipes

Ingredients
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 Tablespoon Thieves Household Cleaner
10 drops Lemon essential oil
20 high quality paper napkins (Coffee filters also make good cleaning wipes.)
Glass container with lid

Directions
Combine all ingredients, except the napkins, in glass container. Stir to combine.
Add the paper napkins. Make sure all the napkins are damp. Cover with lid.
Store in a cool, dark place.
Makes 20 wipes.

Note: For reusable cleaning wipes, cut several cotton fabric squares into 5-inch squares. Put the fabric squares in a sealable glass container. Old t-shirts make nice cleaning wipes. Pour liquid over the cloths. Make sure the cloths are well dampened.

Carpet Spot Cleaner

1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner
6 cups water

Mix water and Thieves Household Cleaner in a spray bottle, shaking to combine. To use, lightly spray the spot and blot with a clean white cloth. Repeat as needed.

Wood Floor Cleaner
5 drops Citrus Fresh
2 capfuls Thieves Household Cleaner
1 cup olive oil
Mix in 1 gallon warm water in a bucket. Use to mop floors.

Wood Cabinets
Combine 5 drops Citrus Fresh, 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/2 capful Thieves Household Cleaner in a small bowl. Apply evenly to wood cabinets with a damp cloth.

Kitchen Sink and Countertops
Combine 3 cups water and 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner in a spray bottle. Spray surfaces with solution and wipe clean.

Toilet Cleaner
Combine 1 cup water and 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner in a spray bottle. Spray toilet liberally, let sit 15 minutes, then scrub with a brush. Flush to rinse. Spray seat and outer surface, then wipe clean.

Trash Can
Pour 1-2 capfuls of Thieves Household Cleaner into trash can. Fill with water and let sit for an hour or more. Pour out water and wipe dry.

DIY Stain Remover with Thieves Laundry Soap

1 bar solid castile soap, unscented, shaved into small pieces
1/3 cup washing soda
2 tablespoons white distilled vinegar
½ cup water
2 tablespoons Thieves Laundry Soap
4 drops Lemon essential oil
Empty deodorant container
Empty lip balm container

1 Add all ingredients except for the essential oil and laundry soap into a saucepan.
2 Heat on low until the soap and all the particles are mostly melted.
3 Remove from the heat.
4 Add Thieves laundry soap and essential oil and evenly mix.
5 Let cool slightly and empty the mixture into a ziplock bag.
6 Cut the corner off and squeeze the liquid into your containers.
7 Put on the lids, let completely cool.
8 Lightly dampen stick with a wet washcloth before use to adequately spread around the stained area.
9 Wash as you normally would.

Once you finish your spring cleaning, why not have a cup of tea with a couple drops of Citrus Fresh in it. It’s Oh So Tasty. ; )

Many people like to start off the new year by setting resolutions to make changes like losing weight, exercising more, eat healthier, stop smoking, start improving their financial situation by removing debt or building a business or a number of other things.


There are many oils that are helpful for making changes in your life. There are many good essential oil blends that are good to help you in the process of working toward goals and resolutions. Actually, I don’t really like New Year’s Resolutions. People usually don’t take those seriously, however, I am a firm believer in setting goals and making action plans to achieve those goals.


Essential oils are very useful to help focus your energy and intent. To make that even more powerful, why not use essential oils along with EFT to really power up your focus and intent as you are working toward your goal. EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) is a powerful tool in making changes and removing negative things that block your success.


Essential Oils - Motivation, Transformation and Release With EFT for Goals and Resolutions

When you are using oils with EFT, you just add 2 or 3 drops of oil to your fingertips before you begin tapping through the EFT points.


Motivation: This is one of my favorite oil blends for help getting moving. Motivation oil can help you overcome negativity and procrastination, so you can move past old patterns and reach your goals.


Using Motivation oil and EFT For lack of motivation when you are not motivated to exercise. For that, You could use a setup phrase like: “Even though I am not motivated to exercise, I deeply love and accept myself.” Then tap through the points. It doesn’t matter which points you tap on. Just tap through the points while focusing on the words. You can add your own words too.


Use Release essential oil blend when you want to release any negative emotion or limitations.

Use Transformation essential oil blend when you finish tapping through the clearing and feel ready to move forward. Focus on the positive thing you are working toward and see yourself achieving it.

Here’s and EFT Script to help you get motivated:


Apply 1 – 3 drops of Release oil on your fingertips, then tap on the Karate Chop Point with the oiled up fingertips. As you are tapping the EFT Points, you will have enough remaining oil to carry to all the other points.


Reaching Goals with Essential Oils and EFT
While tapping the Karate Chop Point, Repeat 3 Times:


Even though I have been feeling unmotivated, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
Even though I don’t feel like doing anything, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
Even though I’m just not motivated to do ____________, I choose to do it now.


Focusing on the negative feelings you want to release.


I am not feeling motivated.
I don’t feel like doing it.
Feeling really discouraged.
I just can’t seem to get started.
I am resisting getting started.
I don’t know what to do so I put it off until later.
I’m a little tired so I will wait till later.
I don’t feel motivated.
I want the changes but I am not feeling like doing the work.
I’m tired of thinking about this.
I don’t want to get it going.
Yes I DO want to get it going.
But I am feeling unmotivated.
Releasing the habit of putting things off.
Letting go of the unmotivated feeling.
I am releasing the unmotivated feeling.
Letting go of the unmotivated feeling.
Release and let go of the unmotivation.


Switching to Positive Feelings


I can shift this mood anytime and I choose to shift it now.
I choose to feel motivated.
I am feeling motivated.
I choose to get moving.
I step into energy and motivation.
I am moving forward one step at a time.
I feel good moving forward.
I am moving forward a little more each day.
I feel more and more motivated with each step I take.
I enjoy taking action.
I choose to be joyful, energized and motivated.
I AM joyful, energized and motivated.
I am accomplishing my goals in a calm and confident way!
I am making a total transformation.
I love transformation.


If you need, keep tapping through until you feel ready to stop. You can use whatever words feel right to you and whatever oil you are drawn do use.


If you want more info, here is a link with some info on how to do EFT:
http://www.melodiekantner.com/how-to-do-eft

EFT Tapping For Those Days When You Feel Crappy and Unmotivated:
http://www.melodiekantner.com/eft-tapping-for-those-days-when-you-feel-crappy-and-unmotivated/


The link below has a little information on the science behind EFT even though it is about how to use it for business. It applies to anything you use EFT for.
http://www.melodiekantner.com/eft-how-can-it-help-network-marketing-business

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These are busy times. So much to do and no time for unnecessary down times. Essential oils can ease the pressure during busy times in your life. Try some of these ideas to help with a balanced lifestyle.

Need to relax so you can get a good night’s sleep?
Young Living’s Peace and Calming or lavender on the bottom of your feet and brushed on your pillow case before going to bed.
Try ImmuPro – a natural melatonin supplement.

Too much exercise?
Cool Azul Pain Relief Cream, PanAway, Peppermint, Idaho Balsam Fir, Deep Relief, Relieve It – rub them where it is needed.

Having a stressful day?
Try Stress Away
Or …
Valor – bottom of feet or a drop on one wrist and hold the other wrist to it for a few moments
Harmony – single drop over the solar plexus (above the belly button)
Joy – single drop, over the heart
White Angelica – single drop in one hand, rub hands together, and brush head, face, shoulders, arms, body, right down the legs, over the clothes, as if applying an “angelic shield”

Need a little support for your healthy immune system?
Get more sleep, drink plenty of water, and use supplements: Longevity, Inner Defense, ImmuPro, Exodus, Cleansing Trio, Ningxia Red, ImmuPower (oil blend),
Thieves oil blend in capsules.

Respiratory support?
RC and Raven – RC chest and back, Raven bottom of the feet, several times a day. Next day switch – Raven chest and back, RC bottom of the feet, several times a day. Next day, switch back go back and forth, day by day until you get the results you want.

Need more energy?
MultiGreens (supplement) and Ningxia Red juice every day Peppermint on the body or diffused in the room.

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Would you like to Support a Healthy Weight? Try the Slique Products:
Slique CitraSlim
Slique Tea
Slique Essence
Slique Gum
Slique Shake
Slique Bars

Would you like enhanced clarity of thought?
Frankincense, peppermint, Clarity, Brain Power, vetiver

Need to enhance your financial well-being?
Did you know that Young Living has an awesome income opportunity? You can earn enough to cover the cost of your essential oils and oil infused products, supplement your income AND grow an income that could replace other income sources. It’s up to you.
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These sugar free, low carb coconut cream filled candies are so tasty you would never know they were really healthy. They are made with a touch of Young Living Orange, Tangerine and Peppermint Vitality Essential Oils. My favorite are the ones flavored with Orange essential oil. Peppermint is a close second. So yummy and guilt free low carb, sugar free snacking.


4 ounces cream cheese
4 Tablespoons butter
1 cup natural sugar substitute (I used a half Monk Fruit and half Swerve)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
Several drops Young Living Vitality Essential Oils: Orange, Tangerine, Lemon, Lime, Peppermint or other.


Chocolate Coating:
4 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 Ounces food grade cocoa butter
5 Tablespoons natural sugar substitute (I used powered Swerve)
1/4 tsp stevia powder (sometimes I use stevia drops)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


In a large bowl, stir together cream cheese, sweetener, and vanilla extract. Mix in the shredded coconut.
Using about one tablespoon of coconut mixture each, form into a log and set onto a parchment paper or silicon mat lined baking sheet.


Put bars into freezer while making chocolate coating.



Added a few drops of Orange Vitality Essential Oil. Couldn’t resist. 😉



In a bowl, mix all the dry ingredients: cocoa powder, natural sweeteners,
In a double boiler, melt cocoa butter. Once the cocoa butter is melted, remove from heat and stir in cocoa powder mixture. Add vanilla extract. Mix well until smooth.


Remove the coconut bars from the freezer.
Place each coconut bar on a fork and dip bottom into melted chocolate. Then use a spoon to drizzle chocolate over top and sides until bar is completely covered in chocolate. Let excess chocolate drip off bottom of fork, then set on non-stick sheet to harden.
Repeat steps until each bar is covered in chocolate.
Place finished sheets of candy in refrigerator.
Let sit at least an hour then remove and place in covered container. Store in refrigerator.


Update: I decided to roll the filling into 2 logs and slice after letting them sit in the fridge. I wanted to make the disk shapes you see in the picture below.

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Sliced into disks



Nutrition Facts:
Makes 20 low carb candy bars
Serving size: 1 bar
Calories: 255
Fat: 23 g
Net Carbs: 1
Net Total carbs: 7g
Protein: 4 g


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Today’s lifestyle is fast paced and seems to get faster all the time. Sports and recreation and just every day living can take it’s toll on our muscles and joints. Especially as we get older we really begin to feel the effects of all the years of overwork on joints.
Young Living Sulfurzyme
Young Living’s Sulfurzyme product combines pharmaceutical-grade MSM with the power of Chinese Ningxia Wolfberries. MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is a natural sulfur-bearing nutrient that occurs widely in nature (found in everything from mother’s milk to fresh vegetables). MSM supplies this vital building block nutrient to your cells. Sulfur is so important for healthy hair, skin, nails, and connective tissues. In fact, it is a key building block of every single cell membrane in your body.


Wolfberries are a treasure trove of protein, amino acids, and more than 21 minerals. It is not well known, however, that in order for the sulfur to be properly metabolized, the body requires important trace minerals like molybdenum. That’s why Sulfurzyme is so effective, combining sulfur with wolfberries allows MSM to be completely metabolized. Together, wolfberries and MSM offer powerful support for muscles, joints, and skin.


Sulfurzyme is a combination of Methyl Sulfonal Methane (MSM) and Lycium Barbarum (Chinese Wolfberry) that together with ionic minerals create a great support to the immune system and also is supporting almost every major body function, and forestalling an array of degenerative conditions. I am ever more appreciating this as I am in my 50s and noticing the effects of age. 😉


When our bodies grow older and are chronically shortchanged of key minerals like sulfur and MSM, the bonds between our cells become increasingly rigid and brittle — a condition that can lead to a loss in skin flexibility and contribute to skin wrinkles. The internal manifestations of this cellular brittleness are far less visible but have a far greater negative impact on the body. MSM’s ability to reintroduce flexibility into cell structures, therefore, can have widespread restorative effects.

MSM is a natural sulfur that helps build the amino acids responsible for protein building and muscle formation. MSM has the ability to equalize water pressure inside of the cells. This is helpful to support healthy joints and tissues.


The Sulfurzyme ingredient, Chinese wolfberry, has been used in Asia since ancient times for its benefits against aging and for supporting healthy vision, kidney, and liver function. Wolfberry is higher in vitamin C than ascorbic acid, higher in beta carotene than carrots, and higher in amino acids than bee pollen. Wolfberry is very high in antioxidants.


Visit the link below to read about how Sulfurzyme is making my gray hair disappear.
Young Living Sulfurzyme For Hair and Skin

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