DIY Low Tox Dishwashing Tablets

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I don’t know about you, but I get seriously frustrated with all the toxins, rubbish fillers and chemicals that commercial brands have in their dishwashing options. If you stop and think about what we are constantly washing our dishes and kitchen utensils in – you’ll feel the same. But you don’t have to worry about creating or searching for a ‘green’ alternative – I have created a recipe for you.

I have hunted around. I have tried and tested. There are seriously so many ways to make these – and you just need to find what works for you. I have found my favourite after several tweaks. Will it be your favourite too?

Its a very simple recipe, even my 8 year old can make them – so I have absolute faith in you! I choose to add in my very favourite essential oils for a beautiful fresh smell. If you’d like to know more about my choice in EO’s, or to grab some for yourself; click here.

Are you ready to get your hands ‘dirty’? (pardon the pun, but you know what I mean)

This recipe is one from my ‘Green Cleaning’ Ebook.

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Dishwasher Tablets

Makes 24 tablets

INGREDIENTS 

50g salt (or rock salt milled to powder)

150g washing soda

125g citric acid

100g borax

35 drops citrus bliss essential oil (or lemon, orange, lime, tea tree, eucalyptus etc)

1 T OnGuard cleaning concentrate (optional, alternatively use 1/2 T water)

Silicone ice cube or mini-muffin tray

METHOD

1.      Combine all dry ingredients together in a large bowl, stirring with a spoon, ensuring all lumps are removed and well combined – try not to ‘dust up’ the mixture.

2.      Add in essential oil, then add in OnGuard concentrate. Blend well.

3.      Using a tablespoon/dessertspoon, scoop mixture into a silicone mini muffin tray, and pack in firmly with back of spoon.

4.      Leave the mix to set and harden in a cool place for 1-2 days. Mixture needs to be quite firm and dry to touch.

5.      Gently turn the tray upside down over a tea towel or cutting board  and tap lightly so tablets fall out. Don’t waste those crumbs; Use them in your next wash!

6.      Store in a glass jar, or airtight container under the sink.

7.      Use one tablet per wash – in the dispenser or just pop it on the bottom of the dishwasher. You can use White vinegar in the rinse cycle as a rinse aid solution.

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And you’re done!!! I love the smell of these tablets, and am impressed that I can also use white vinegar in the rinse cycle to help the glasses and cutlery keep their shine – sometimes I have a few water marks left on my glassware; but I’m much more comfortable with that knowing there aren’t any harmful chemicals on the dishes anymore.

Now get creating; all the ingredients can be found in your local supermarket in the laundry or dishwashing aisles. Enjoy!

JT xx

 

All purpose natural cleaning solutions

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I love a freshly cleaned house. The smell of zesty lemon, clove and orange fills the air. A lot has changed in the last few years….. I used to use synthetic, chemical laden products that were not only bad for my skin as I cleaned, but TERRIBLE for my family in general.

The stench of bleach was what I considered the smell of a clean house to be…..That was until I realised I could clean my whole house with nature. Natural solutions that didn’t create health issues. By reducing my toxic load; my whole family started feeling the benefits – and it costs me significantly less!

So; I wanted to share some of my absolute favourites cleaning options.

1.  All Purpose Kitchen Spray

·         1T castile/goatsmilk soap

·         ½ cup white vinegar

·         ½ cup water

·         5-10 drops Protective blend oil

·         5-10 drops Lemon oil

·         5-10 drops Wild Orange oil

Mix all ingredients in a glass or aluminium spray bottle, shake well, spray and wipe clean.

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2. Reusable All purpose cleaning cloths

·         6 microfibre cloths

·         ½ cup white vinegar

·         ½ cup water

·         1T protective blend cleaning concentrate

·         5 drops Lemon oil

Fold and stack clean/dry wipes in an airtight container (preferably glass). Mix all ingredients in a small jug and pour over stacked wipes. Grab a wipe and use as required. Ideal for travelling, in the nappy bag, car or general household cleaning needs.

You can review and purchase my favourite essential oils here, or feel free to contact me for more information on why I choose this brand.

I hope you love cleaning with natural solutions as much as I do – stay tuned for more synthetic free cleaning options soon!

JT xx

 

Tame those tummy troubles

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Urgh, that uncomfortable bloated and gassy feeling….. You know the one I mean, when you eat something you shouldn’t have? Or the rapid movement of those tummy grumbles? Even the blockages caused by an intolerance? The discomfort of ‘burning’ or reflux? Motion Sickness or nausea? Yeah; me too.

I have an irritable and really sensitive tummy – I am allergic to dairy and soy and my list of intolerances is ridiculous (from wheat, potatoes, strawberries, mangoes, dates and more – through to sunflower oil!) It makes eating out almost impossible, and I’m the butt of everyone’s jokes. Lucky I enjoy a joke and I have my favourite natural support; Digestzen – doTERRA’s digestive blend.

DigestZen is known as doTERRA’s “tummy tamer” blend due to its ability to aid in digestion, soothe occasional stomach upset, and maintain overall digestive health. This unique blend contains Ginger, Fennel, and Coriander to help ease occasional stomach discomfort, including motion sickness and indigestion, while Peppermint, Tarragon, Anise, and Caraway aid with digestion and help maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract. DigestZen is great to have on hand when stomach upset occurs and is safe and effective. DigestZen is a healthy, natural, and gentle way to soothe an upset stomach or maintain a healthy digestive system.

First feelings of ANY discomfort I add 2 drops to an empty vege capsule and simply rub 2-3 drops of this oil diluted with a teaspoon of carrier oil on my tummy in a clockwise motion. Within minutes I can feel my body responding and starting to ‘shift’ the issue.

I will always grab a natural solution before reaching for anything from the pharmacy or Dr, I just prefer knowing that I’m living naturally and reducing my toxic load. Don’t get me wrong though; there’s certainly a place for medicine and if you think there’s an issue – I recommend you seeing your GP for a review.

So if you would prefer to live a little more naturally, and support your digestive system – maybe you should try Digestzen too. I’d love to hear from you and help you on your journey to wellness. Contact me if you’d like to learn more.

Take care of you

JT xx

Join my Oily family!

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Have you been watching my posts, reading all the info and wondering if essential oils can help your family? I can absolutely say they’ve changed my family’s lives and helped so many more of my friends and family without medication or side affects. Perhaps they can improve your life too? Interested?

I’ve got an exciting offer JUST FOR YOU; my gorgeous friends- I’m offering a welcome packet and a 20-min phone consultation when you purchase ANY starter kit! And that’s not it. You’ll also get…

🍃Your $35 wholesale membership fee waived
🍃A wholesale membership that allows you to save 25-55% on all future orders
🍃Opportunity to join our incredibly supportive and educational oily tribe (members only!)
🍃Our most popular and loved oils in a discounted bundle
🍃FREE 20-min phone consultation with Juley
🍃Regular product and essential oil webinars so you can use your oils with confidence
🍃Access to exclusive offers, webinars, promotions and more

💜PLUS you’ll go in the draw to WIN a Winter wellness pack valued at over $250!

You’ll have your starter kit in around 5 business days and be connected with our incredibly fun and supportive online Oily family!

INSTRUCTIONS TO ORDER!!!
Head to my website:

www.mydoterra.com/juleytroy

🌱Select Join and Save
🌱Choose your Country
🌱Select Wholesale Account
🌱Enter Your Details and choose your kit
🌱Enter Your Payment Details

I will then be in touch to send you your awesome welcome pack, oil information & some other goodies

🌟Our memberships give you 25-55% off retail prices, but you have zero obligation or pressure to order or resell🌟

Do you have any questions? Feel free to message me or comment below.

JT xx

25 Wonderful Ways with Coconut Oil

cococnut oil picOk, so everyone’s talking about and it’s not like it’s a new thing – but many of you still wouldn’t know just how great this stuff really is. Can I see a show of hands if you’re using it? Yeah – I can’t see you, so let’s just assume you need more info…… we all need more info!

To say I use coconut oil, well it’s an understatement – I don’t just use it; I live it and love it. Between drinking it and using in pretty much all my beauty products – its safe to say I go through it by the gallon, and I’d like to have the opportunity to buy it by the drum. No, I am not kidding.

So let me go through a few ways you can incorporate this wonderful oily product into your lives too:

25 Wonderful Ways with Coconut Oil

  1. Cooking with Coconut Oil
  2. Add to coffee, milkshakes or smoothies for energy and metabolic boost
  3. To assist with thyroid health, Alzheimer’s and other illnesses
  4. Cleansing your teeth and gums – oil pulling
  5. Skin Moisturizer, Deodorant, Body Scrubs, Lip Balm, Sunscreen (you seeing a trend here?)
  6. Polish wooden or leather furniture
  7. Makeup remover (great for eye makeup!!!)
  8. Anti-frizz hair serum, hair detangler, assists with dry scalp, leave in hair conditioner, helps with split ends, reduces cradle cap
  9. Use as a balm for Massage, Nappy Rash or other sensitive skin conditions
  10. Improves Digestion, Fight Parasites, Reduces constipation
  11. Sensual massage and Natural Lubrication (should not be used with latex)
  12. Belly butter (helps to improve skin elasticity during pregnancy)
  13. Helps remove sticky stuff off household items
  14. Make your own coconut butter or raw chocolate
  15. Use for cuts and scrapes to help heal, soothes bug bites and stings
  16. Helps lower “bad” cholesterol (LDL)
  17. Helps get rid of hair lice
  18. Removes rust
  19. Can be used to sooth your pup’s dry nose, create sensitive dog wash, improve their skin/paws/coat
  20. Use in the Bath as a nourishing oil
  21. Lubricate zippers to help get them unstuck
  22. Cleans soap scum from the bathroom
  23. Tattoo healer or moisturizer
  24. Breath freshener (add a drop of peppermint or patchouli oil with coconut oil and swish in mouth!)
  25. USE FOR ALMOST EVERYTHING!

I think this list will amaze you and certainly open your eyes to the possibilities of natural substitutes to a mountain of chemical ridden products in and around your home.

So – why not grab a bottle today? I prefer to use

  1. unrefined
  2. organic
  3. cold pressed

But go ahead and decide for yourself what’s best for you and your family.

I’m going to go and have a bath with coconut oil, Calming blend and vetiver – nighty night!

JT xx