A few months ago, for Labor day weekend a coworker and I went camping up on the Hungry Horse Reservoir. Besides a little rain, it was a great weekend! We were able to go kayaking between rain showers, and enjoyed lots of campfires.
I love where I live right now because I can walk a mile and be at the river! I focused mostly on the flowers on this walk 🙂 I think I need to print out and hang up a couple of the poppy pictures <3
Most laundry detergents are full of toxic fragrances and harsh chemicals. The EWG has a database you can see ratings of ingredients in the products you use, ( look here! ) 60% of the products scored a D and F for clean ingredients.
I hear all the time how living cleaner is more expensive, and it can be. A great thing I do is dilute the laundry soap I buy from Young Living, I get 3 bottles out of 1. It ends up only costing around 15 cents a load and is chemical free! You only need 1/2 capful at most!
Here’s what you’ll need:
3 – 32oz Bottles – I use old YL detergent bottles
Thieves Laundry Soap
Thieves House Hold Cleaner
Essential Oil of your choice (Citrus Fresh, and Purification are amazing!)
Warm Filtered Water
First, evenly divide the laundry soap into 3 containers. Then add two capfuls of Thieves Household Cleaner to each bottle. Next add 10- 15 drops of essential oil to each bottle. Slowly fill with warm filtered water and shake.
Easy, quick and cost effective.
On Monday, I solo hiked near Two Medicine Lake in East Glacier. It was absolutely stunning! Despite the high winds and snow preventing me from getting to the top, I got some amazing views! See for yourself!
On Friday, March 22 I went up to Polebridge with a coworker to try to catch some Northern Lights. Unfortunately we didn’t see any, but I did get some pictures of the stars!
You know when you buy shampoo, lotion, perfume or most products you apply on your body, the label says Fragrance on the ingredient list. Fragrance is a known respiratory irritant and neurological toxin and one in five people in the US experience adverse health effects from synthetic fragrance exposure. (read more here) How scary is that? Fragrance is known to disrupt your endocrine system, the same system in charge of producing hormones that regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, and mood and more. Who wants to throw those off balance? Not me!
Now that you see some of the importance of staying away from the synthetic fragrances in body products, dryer sheets, soaps..etc. Let me show you how you can make your own perfume. One step closer to ditching those chemicals and filling your home with products that will support your body not disrupt it.
To make the perfume you’ll need:
Add in oils of your choice to your bottle, and fill with vodka (can substitute witch hazel). Voila! Easy, good for your body, and smells amazing!
How To Host Your Own Class
Royal Crown Diamond Melissa Poepping wrote a DIY perfume book (get it here). While a lot use Rose in the ingredients, I chose 2 that did not. There were quite a few oils I did not have, but I had been saving up Essential Rewards points, and used those to get the more expensive oils for my class.
Before the class I made 2 tester bottles of the perfumes my guests would choose from. Oils react differently with everyone’s body, so it was good for everyone to try them before choosing. I used my Cricut to make gold and a silver label for the perfume bottles, this was a big hit. It made the finished product look so pretty! We made Eau De Parfume: City Lights and Escape at the class I hosted.
For the class you’re going to need
The recipes can be made as 10ml, 1oz, or 2oz. The amount of oils you use is the same for each one but the amount of vodka and water you use differs and it obviously makes a different concentration (that’s all explained in the book). You can decide if you want to offer rollers or spray bottles that are 10ml, 1oz, 2oz, or a variety of all sizes for your classes. I just did 2oz bottles for my class.
During the class I taught about how many chemicals a woman applies in a day and touched on the dangers of fragrance in products. I had the ladies smell and test both perfumes. Then we got into making them! Everyone had a great time!
Thursday, March 21st I went up to Lone Pine State park for the sunset. The views did not disappoint, my new home is gorgeous! I made the right choice moving to Columbia Falls, MT. Who wouldn’t want to be able to just drive 30 min to see this view?
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