DIY, Individual Oil

DIY Hand Soap!

Good Morning Everyone!

We used up all our hand soap because Toddler life is a messy life! So this morning we made more! It is summer so I wanted to avoid citrus oils due to their photo sensitivity. I also wanted something that would keep us calm and but still slightly stimulating.

Tea Tree is an oil we have not talked a lot about yet. It is one of the most popular oils and most recognized by medical professionals as it has a lot of research to back it up! It is well-known for its powerful antiseptic properties and ability to treat wounds, which is why it’s one of the top antibacterial oils. It has also been shown to be effective against other antibiotic resistant infections. Super cool! It does many other things as well. Check the Tea tree or Melaleuca Tag for more posts about this awesome oil!  Have fun with your DIY!

Foaming Hand Cleanser

DIY HANDSOAP
with Clean Balance

Supplies

  • 8 oz foam hand pump bottle
  • 1 tbsp vegetable glycerin
  • 30 drops of Tea Tree
  • 30 drops of Balance
  • 1 tbsp aloe vera gel
  • 1–2 tbsp hydrosol of your choice (Lavender, Bay Laurel, etc.)
  • Approximately 7 oz unscented liquid glycerin soap (Dr. Bronner’s is best)

Instructions

Add vegetable glycerin and essential oils to bottle and swirl until incorporated. Add aloe vera gel and hydrosol and mix. Add glycerin soap and lightly blend. (Don’t shake too vigorously.)

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What is in your hot water?!

Bath time is the best time in our house! We play an awesome game with foam letters where you pick a letter and have to say words that are 5 letters or more starting with that letter. We have a rain cloud to learn about precipitation and we have bath crayons for our budding artist of course.

Sadly baths and bath toys are disgusting breeding ground for bacteria. So are hot tubs and swimming pools. I don’t like using chlorine or bleach and now finally there is an essential oil solution.

According to this study “The juniper EO significantly reduced the cell viability of M. intracellulare and M. gordonae at MEC, and of M. avium at 2xMEC. Microscopic analysis confirmed its inhibitory effect by revealing significant morphological changes in the cell membrane and cytoplasm of all three bacteria”

What does that mean you ask?

“Juniper EO has a great practical potential as a complementary or alternative water disinfectant in hot water systems such as baths, swimming pools, spa pools, hot tubs, or even foot baths/whirlpools.”

Those aren’t my words friends, that is good ol’ science from our dear friends and researchers found here:   Arh Hig Rada Toksikol. 2018 Mar 1;69(1):46-54. doi: 10.2478/aiht-2018-69-3085.

There needs to be more research for practical use outside the lab with measurements of bacterial growth in the real world but for now you better believe i will be cleaning my tub and bath toys with the following recipe:

  1. start with 8 oz (or larger) spray bottle
  2. add 1 cup vinegar
  3. add 20 drops Juniper Berry essential oil and 40 drops tea tree essential oil
  4. Fill remainder with water
  5. put on spray top and shake well to mix
  6. Spray in bath, on toys, slip and slide or outdoor pool for a good cleaning.
  7. Beware of potential plastic break down. 🙂
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Sweet cheeks

#mom life

There are a few things in life I dislike more than changing poopy diapers. One of those things is my sweet boys being in discomfort so I continue to change those foul smelling creations in return for happy healthy boys.

My sweet baby has had a rough battle with diaper rash and no matter What store bought creams or prescriptions we used it always came back with a vengeance.

Enter essential oils: We mixed up 10 drops each of lavender tea tree and frankincense mixed with FCO into a  3 oz spray bottle. Spray it on during diaper change and notice the difference within hours.

Frankincense is safe for use on babies and works wonders for all skin-related ailments including diaper rashes. It has wonderful anti-inflammatory properties that help relieve pain and swelling in the affected region. It also contains potent antioxidants, which help promote faster healing.

Also known as melaleuca, tea tree is one of the most commonly used oils in the world and is well-known for being a powerful disinfectant. It is a potent antiseptic and contains antimicrobial, antivirus, anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. Tea tree oil is particularly good for diaper rashes caused by yeast infection, compared to other essential oils. This is a must-have essential oil for all.

A calming and relaxing oil, lavender does wonders to soothe the red, itchy skin around the rash. It helps disinfect the skin, relieves pain and enhances blood circulation, promoting faster healing and quick relief.

It took about 7 diaper changes of consistent care to get rid of his rash and we have not had a recurrence unless I am not spraying!

If you don’t have all the ingredients I am happy to make it for you for 15.00. If you want to be able to make as much as you need here is the link to purchase the ingredients.

 

Hope you all have a Wonderful Weekend!

Diaper Rash Spray