He is LIGHT and LIFE and TRUTH! Look to Him for the ALL the answers. He will guide us, if we'll let Him.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
Proverbs 3:5-6

Monday, October 28, 2013

The Terrible, Horrible, Awful, No Good, Very Bad, Tummy Bug!!

Hey everybody! Have you heard about this tummy bug that's going around? Well, I'm here to tell you it's REALLY, REALLY NASTY and you don't want it!

So, use your essential oils!

Put Germs Aside on your feet at night and before 

Use Sonshine Hand Sanitizer or your own version with essential oils...not that toxic yuck from the store!! 

We got lax about using the oils every night at bedtime and before we leave. I gave away our bottle of Sonshine from the van and never made another one....oops! making one up now!! 

 Don't be lax like we were...use your essential oils...they'll help you keep from getting this yucky bug!! 

And make up some of your own Hand Soap with Shield and Wild Orange →DIY Foaming Hand Soap.

Be proactive and do what you can to stay well!  Believe me, you'll be glad you did!

Purchase Shield Essential oil blend from Spark Naturals 
Shield is a protective blend of essential oils of clove, cinnamon bark, lemon, rosemary, eucalyptus.  These oils combine to "protect" you from viruses and bacteria!
Use code "sonshine" for a 10% discount.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

DIY Foaming Hand Soap

We live on a farm

We have kids

We have chickens

We have dogs

We have a cat

We love to bake

I have a hubby who works in construction

I love to garden

My kids love dirt

We have a 2 yr. old and he loves to wash his hands...

So, in walks Lea of A Drop of This with a great recipe for DIY Foaming Hand Soap!

This I had to try!  Making my own was something I'd always wanted to to do and Lea made it seem so simple!

1 - 7.5 oz. Foaming Soap Bottle
Dr. Bronner's Liquid Castile Soap
Vegetable Glycerin
30 drops Shield Essential Oil Blend
20 drops Wild Orange Essential Oil

I filled the empty (Dial) soap bottle 1/3 of the way full with the castile soap
Added 1 T of vegetable glycerin
Added 30 drops of Shield Essential Oil Blend
Added 20 drops of Wild Orange Essential Oil
Fill the soap bottle with water (be sure to leave room for the pump or it will be very messy! :) )

Wash your hands!

We love how this smells and how it cleans our hands!  It doesn't suds up as much as regular soap, but we're getting used to it, now.  I love the fact that it's toxin free and is great against germs!

You can use all kinds of essential oil combinations.  Just go with the smells you like in the oils that have antibacterial and antiviral properties.  You can't go wrong!

Thanks for stopping by!

Essential oils can be purchased at Spark Naturals
Wild Orange
Don't forget to use code "sonshine" for a 10% discount!

Liquid Castile Soap and vegetable glycerin can be purchased at Amazon.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

WARNING!...Don't Wash Off an Essential Oil...Dilute It!

One day I walked into my kitchen....had made a quick trip out of the room...and my 2 yr. old had my bottle of peppermint essential oil. The oil was all over his hands, feet and on his upper lip.  (I had just put peppermint and wild orange in the diffuser before I left the room).  My son and daughter were sitting at the table doing homeschool and had not noticed their little brother had quietly picked up the EO bottle and was dropping it into his hand and rubbing on his wrists, bottoms of feet and upper lip like we do with our Germs Aside blend at night.  He was quite pleased with himself, too! :(

My immediate response was to dilute the essential oil with a carrier oil.  He began to cry "It buns, Mama!" I grabbed the fractionated coconut oil from my desk area and began pumping it into my hands and just slathered it all over his hands, feet and mouth.  I wiped him down with a paper towel and then put more coconut oil on him.

He was totally fine and no burn!

Now, I'm sharing this with you because I knew what to do. 

Diluting an essential oil can ONLY be done with an oil like olive oil, coconut oil, vegetable oil, or other carrier oil.  

Did you know that using soap and water to get it off could actually increase the "burn" of a hot oil?

A lot of people do not know this.  I think years ago, I would have tried to "wash" it off, too.  

Be sure to add this to your EO journal or wherever you keep your notes about essential oils.  Even if you don't have small children, you might need this advice for someone at some point.

And...have you ever gotten an essential oil in your eye?  Use milk or cream to dilute it...then rinse with fresh water. 

Thanks for stopping by!