Have you ever wondered what the whole essential oils craze is all about? I had always heard about it but wondered what the hipe was all about? Until one of my friends introduced me to oils. They helped my headaches a ton. Check out the reason I started getting into the whole essential oils craze in this facebook live video I posted!
This is a great way to clean those dirty shoes and bring them back to their original look! My husband likes to keep his shoes looking spiffy and so he asked me to find a way to clean them and bring them back to their original look. So I started working on this recipe that has worked great to clean his shoes really well. Check it out!
The shoe cleaner recipe is this:
-4 tsps of Baking soda
-2 tsps of Thieves household cleaner concentrate
-Vinegar (as needed)
Mix the baking soda and thieves household cleaner and wipe onto the dirty parts of your shoe. Allow mixture to sit on the shoe for about 3-5 minutes. Take a toothbrush and dip it into organic vinegar and scrub the treated areas of shoe. You should see the mixture foaming because of the vinegars reaction to the baking soda. Next you should take a clean wet cloth and wipe/scrub the shoes until they are clean! There you have it. Here is a quick picture of what it looked like after I was done!
The Faithful Oil Mom
If you have been using essential oils for an extended period of time then you have probably experienced some great benefits from the oils. They have so many great benefits like purifying your home, enchancing your physical wellness, inspiring a positive emotional state, or refining your beauty routine. I want to hear your essential oils testimonial and I am sure other would love to know how what your essential oils story is? Why do you use them? Where did you start and why?
Please share your testimonial in the comments with everyone! How have essential oils helped you?
Here is my essential oils story.......
I personally struggle with headaches and migraines. I am ALWAYS popping some sort of med to help it go away ASAP! I recently found myself with no meds and a full blown migraine with a husbandless night with two wild and crazy boys. I remembered I had these roller balls to help with headaches/migraines that a friend had just given me to try out. I quickly made PB&J's for dinner, put the boys at the table and decided I'd give these oils a chance. after laying down for twenty minutes I was feeling WAY better, not fully better, but functional. The boys were ready for more food. I got up, got them round two of dinner, laid down for ten more minutes and I was all good! ALL GOOD! Those wierd "glorified snake oils" (what my husband calls them) had made my full blown migraine disappear! By the time Zach got home I had both boys to bed and the house fully cleaned. AMAZING! Now I love integrating oils into my cleaning routine with the organic thieves cleaner, diffusing oils to inspire a positive emotional state/purify the air, and soooooo many other things! Sooooo Tell me... What's your story??
Saving Money While Being a Stay at Home Mom
Back in 2012 when I had my first son Eli we as a new little family of 3 decided I was going to be a stay at home mom. This was a huge financial and time commitment for us. I would be home full time and most my time and energy was going to our new little guy. Which was always a dream of mine. I felt so blessed to be able to have a husband who could support me in this dream both mentally and financially. That all sounds fun and easy but to be completely honest this was a huge shift and was both mentally and financially very hard. In what felt like overnight we cut our income in half. I dealt with a lot of guilt that I wasn’t pulling my weight and I never felt comfortable enough to buy myself anything because I felt so unworthy. But over time and lots of conversation with my husband I started to feel better about it. Finances were one of the hardest parts about being a stay at home mom for me. I worked hard at shopping sales and buying only what we needed. I would clip coupons and shop clearance and sale items only. Does anyone know how much work that is!? I have now been doing this as habit and it comes a little easier to me now (probably because I don’t “need” to as much now) but recently I was introduced to this app called Skout Deals. GUYS! This app makes it so much easier to plan my shopping trips. This app allows me to find the best deals and clearance prices at a large number of different stores. Ranging from different categories as baby, grocery, clothing and even travel I search through this app and find all sorts of deals that allows me to save money and finally feel like I’m pulling a little bit of weight in the money department.
I am a mommy of 2 little boys and a wife of 1 amazing husband! I love natural living and essential oils. Follow my journey here while I navigate life and make fun stuff with Oils!