Easy, Fun and Healthy Green Tips for Around Your Home!

Going Green with Mind Body Soul Essentials

Today’s Going Green tips and recipes are all about the inside of your home

We can control what goes into the air we breathe inside our home.  Let’s get started!

Do you enjoy the smell of Bleach or Synthetic Air Fresheners?  I don’t!  And it’s not FUN to clean and deodorize with that stuff!  You spray it into the air and POOF!…it’s gone in a flash.  Just the opposite, that bleach smell has eyes watering, noses burning and that smell lingers forever! Eww!

So what are we doing?!  We don’t sit there and say “Hey! I’ve got an idea! Let’s spray some toxic chemicals into the air today!”

No.  We are busy.  There is not enough time in the day.  We are always on the move.  We are multitasking machines!!  We have to go grocery shopping or no one eats and while we are at the store, cruising around, we grab & go; taking a bottle of air freshener for our fabric couches and rugs and air for $5.  We throw it in the cart and off we go to the milk section!

Do you love yourself?  Do you love your children? Your pets? Your family?

Of course you do.  I do, too.  Ever wonder why we are tired of being tired and sick of being sick?

Take the time to read that label before you put those cleansers, disinfectants, air fresheners into your cart.  There’s a LOT of really bad ingredients in what you are buying for $5.  Cheap toxic items…come and get it!  Sale on bad for you cleaners and 50% off chemical filled products for your family!

Essential Oils.  Maybe you don’t know what they are.  That’s ok!  Think about it this way…you know what plants are.  What trees, leaves and flowers are.

Essential oils are distilled from the leaves, bark, roots and other aromatic portions of a botanical plant.

Nature at it’s best!

It is the essential oils within plants that gives each oil their characteristic smell and flavor. When we smell the delightful fragrance of roses, open a cedarwood box and inhale its woody smell, or add the zest of orange or lemon to a drink, it is the essential oil that we are enjoying!

Essential Oils are medicines from the earth! A whole world of possibility is awaiting you!  Nature – in one of its most powerful forms – aromatic liquid extracted from certain flowers, grasses, fruits, trees, leaves, roots and herbs.

Any part of a plant may contain its essential oil! Each single oil is used for many purposes. They are indispensable to medicine, food and cosmetic industries. In food and drink, they are used to give natural flavor and aroma, and as preservatives.

Want to learn more? Read What Are Essential Oils? or How Do Essential Oils Work? or come to my website and search for the answers to what you are looking to learn. If it’s not on there, send me an email and I’ll answer you!  I’m a real person, not a commercial giant!

Why should you be Going Green in your Home?  Better question: why haven’t you?

Cleaning!

We make messes.  We do! We’re human! Then we clean it up (usually the same day)…

Essential oils, vinegar and baking soda can be used to create many effective non-toxic (and wonderfully fragrant) cleansers and disinfectants.  Clean, disinfect and shine for pennies!  A straight 5% solution of vinegar kills 99 percent of bacteria, 82 percent of mold, and 80 percent of viruses.  Clean the dishwasher, coffeepot, windows,  Deodorize your sink drains.  Remove pet urine stains, grease from kitchen walls and mineral deposits around faucets.

You can easily click Natural Cleaning With Essential Oils for more ideas and recipes 🙂

Oils excellent for cleaning:

· Cinnamon Essential Oil
· Clove Essential Oil
· Eucalyptus Essential Oil
· Thyme Essential Oil
· Spruce Essential Oil
· Lemon Essential Oil
· Lemongrass Essential Oil
· Grapefruit Essential Oil
· Orange Essential Oil

Orange and Lemon are my personal favorites.  The smell, the antibacterial, antidepressant, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic and astringent power these oils have!

When I clean, I put Orange and/or Lemon Essential oil to work!  Put on some music, smell those delicious smells and get my clean on!

Ever wonder why there are so many orange cleaners today? Make your own orange cleaner to DISINFECT, SAVE MONEY and ENERGIZE.

These oils are UPLIFTING to the spirit but CALMING to your body!

Essential Oils are disinfectants!  Add to a spray bottle of water and spray into the air to deodorize, neutralize, and sterilize the air.

The majority of Essential Oils are inexpensive.  There are a handful that are not, simply because of the large number of flowers required to produce a small amount of it.

Floor Cleaner:
Add 1/4 cup white vinegar to a bucket of water. Add 10 drops of lemon oil and 4 drops of oregano essential oil. Oregano oil has powerful antiseptic properties!

Carpet freshener:
Add 16-20 drops of essential oils to a cup of baking soda. Mix well and place in a covered container overnight so that the oil can be absorbed. Sprinkle over your carpet the next day and then vacuum the powder up!

Painting:
Adding essential oil to paint will counteract the unpleasant smell. And because essential oils are not fatty oils, they will leave no oil spots on the walls. Add a 5 ml. bottle of your favorite essential oil, such as White Angelica, Abundance, or Sacred Mountain, to 1 gallon of paint. Mix well.

Recipes for you below and so many more at Mind Body Soul Essentials – click here for more recipes or here for a ton of ways to use essential oils and go green the easy way!

Aromatherapy Air Fresheners

ROOM AIR FRESHENING RECIPES
It’s been proven that with the effects of aromatherapy, just the way things smell can altar your mood.

Ingredients
1 cup distilled water
8 -10 drops Essential Oils, of your choice

Antiseptic, Antibacterial and Antiviral
3 drops Lemon Essential Oil

Deodorizing
6 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
1 drop Eucalyptus Essential Oil
2 drops Lemon Essential Oil

Pet Deodorizing
6 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil
3 drops tea Tree Essential Oil

Apple Pie Spice
6 drops Cinnamon Essential Oil
3 drops Clove Essential Oil

Orange Spice
5 drops Orange Essential Oil
2 drops Cinnamon Essential Oil

Mood Lifter
4 drops Chamomile Essential Oil
3 drops Orange Essential Oil
2 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Stress Reliever
4 drops Lavender Essential Oil
3 drops Rose Essential Oil
2 drops Clary Sage Essential Oil (optional)

Sleepy-Hour Relaxation
4 drops Lavender Essential Oil
3 drops Chamomile Essential Oil

Uplifting
8 drops Orange Essential Oil

Vitality & Freshness
3 drops Lemon Essential Oil
1 drop Grapefruit Essential Oil

Amazing Dryer Sheets

Aromatherapy Candle Magic

or easily buy a candle made with Essential Oils!  Come see all of the beautiful, affordable candles here!

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I need to do this more often…as I consume FAR too much coffee… 🙂

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So many more recipes & tips – click Natural Cleaning With Essential Oils for more free ideas!

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Best Tips and Recipes for Going Green Series

jBr1tv1355309168  It’s simple! Just follow this blog! 🙂 From now until the end of December, daily tips for going green in our life! Going green is cost effective, easy and fun! Why should you be Going Green in your Home? Do you enjoy the smell of Bleach or Synthetic Air Fresheners? Are you cleaning your body on one end (detoxing) by eating right and then bombarding it with toxins on another end by using toxic products in our home? About 98% of store bought products are made with synthetically made chemicals. And we wonder why we are tired of being tired and sick of being sick! Commercial products you are using in your home are not good for our planet and the environment The home products you are using are toxic to your our dogs, cats and…children! Who is Really Winning? The companies who manufacture drugs, cleaning products, paints, insecticides are slowing killing us with toxicity. They care about their bottom line; not our health. I hope you become committed to going green in your home. Do it as a gift to yourself, your children, your animals and your planet! I wish you the best in your life and your home!

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Easy Aromatherapy – Cinnamon Stick Candle

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So doing this!! The heat from the candle makes the cinnamon sticks release their aroma! Easy Aromatherapy 🙂

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Vanessa
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Chakra Essential Oil Blends & Candles

 

Chakra Essential Oil Blends

 

There are seven major chakras or energy points located within our physical bodies. These are commonly referred to as the base, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye and crown.

The chakras run vertically along our spinal column. Each point is a spinning vortex that has its own field of energy and influence on the body.

These chakra essential oil blends are highly concentrated and must always be mixed with a carrier oil before using on the body.

The chakra blends can be used in the bath (5-6 drops per full tub), in massage oils, diffused in a burner, blended into a room spray or simply dotted onto a tissue and carried with you throughout your day for inhalation when necessary.

Chakra Essential Oil Blends


 VITALITY, COURAGE, SELF CONFIDENCE

I Manifest Wealth, Prosperity and Anything I need to feel nurtured in the physical world.

1st Chakra Blend – Root
A pure essential oil blend of Amyris, Marjoram, Sage, Tea tree and Vetivert for the first chakra.

It is located at the base of the spine, between the anus and the genitals and is linked with basic survival and with the adrenal glands.

It is associated with material security, grounding, satisfaction, power to achieve goals, stability and courage.

It is connected to the earth element, the color red, and the sense of smell.

Some crystals associated with this chakra are agate, bloodstone, tiger’s eye, garnet, ruby hematite, onyx, and rose quartz. The life’s lesson for this chakra is learning how to stand up for oneself.


 HAPPINESS, CONFIDENCE, RESOURCEFULNESS

I Attract people who make me feel unconditionally loved and supported. 

2nd Chakra Blend – Sacral
A pure essential oil blend of Clary sage, Patchouli, Rose absolute, and Ylang ylang for the second chakra.

The location of this chakra is thought to reside about 1″ down from the naval. It governs the sexual organs, kiney and bladder. It is associated with primal feelings, sexuality, family life, all relationships, openness to others and personal creativity.

It is associated with the color orange, with the element of water, and the sense of taste. Some crystals associated with the sacral chakra are citrine, carnelian and golden topaz.


WISDOM, CLARITY, SELF-ESTEEM
I Break through all my limitations and obstacles. I effortlessly flow with All.

3rd Chakra Blend – Solar Plexus
A pure essential oil blend of Clove, Fennel, Patchouli and Peppermint for the third chakra, located between the naval and base of the sternum.

Governs the pancreas, liver, digestive system, spleen, gall bladder, muscles and lower back. It is associated with personal power, self-control, willpower, inner harmony, acceptance of self and strength.

It is connected to the fire element, the colour yellow and the sense of sight. Some crystals associated with this chakra are yellow citrine, topaz, aventurine quarts and sunstone.


BALANCE, LOVE, SELF CONTROL
I Heal myself and others with the Love Force that continually flows through me.

4th Chakra Blend – Heart
A pure essential oil blend of Geranium, Lavender, Mandarin and Ylang Ylang for the fourth chakra. 

The fourth chakra is associated with the heart and the immune system and is believed to be the seat of love and compassion. It is associated with the color green, the air element and the sense of touch.

Some of the crystals associated with the heart chakra are: watermelon tourmaline, rose quartz, emerald, green calcite, jade malachite and moonstones. The life lesson for this chakra is forgiveness and compassion for yourself and others.


KNOWLEDGE, HEALTH, DECISIVENESS
I Speak my truth with honesty and strength.

5th Chakra Blend – Throat
A pure essential oil blend of Cedarwood, Ginger and Lemon for the fifth chakra, located centrally, at the base of the throat.
It governs the thyroid, jaw, nexk, voice, upper lungs and arms. It is associated with communication, creative self-expression, integrity, wisdom, and truth. It is connected to the ethers, the color blue and the sense of hearing.

The life lesson for this chakra is the power of choice and some of the crystals associated with it are turquoise, lapis lazuli, aquamarine, sodalite and sapphire.


 INTUITION,  MYSTICISM, UNDERSTANDING
I See the true nature of things and people with my inner vision.

6th Chakra Blend – Third Eye
A pure essential oil blend of Amyris, Basil and Benzoin for the sixth chakra, located above and between the eyebrows. 

It governs the pituitary gland, endocrine system, sinuses and nose. It is associated with inner vision, intuition, imagination, idealism, concentration and peace of mind. It is connected to the color indigo, and all the 6 senses.

The life lesson of this chakra is emotional intelligence and some of the crystals associated with this chakra are amethyst, purple apatite, calcite, sapphire and lapis lazuli.


BEAUTY, CREATIVITY,  INSPIRATION
I Receive Help, Guidance and Protection from Spirit at all times.

7th Chakra Blend – Crown
A pure essential oil blend of Chamomile, Geranium, Orange and Palmarosa for the seventh chakra, located at the top of the skull. 

It governs the pineal gland, central nervous system, depression and migraines. It is associated with elevated spiritual consciousness (perfection, integration/unity, divine wisdom and purpose, bliss, understanding and enlightenment. It is connected to the color violet and the thought process.

Some crystals associated with this chakra are clear quartz, amythyst, white tourmaline, snowy quartz and the herkimer diamond.

Chakra Essential Oil Blends


Chakra Candles

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$9.50 each
Hand poured

Chakra Candles

Hand poured candles made with 100% pure essential oils!

These are pillar candles, measuring approximately 2×3 inches tall and burn 40-60 hours.

Empower your energy centers! These are highly scented energy candles combining rich color, power symbols, 100% pure essential oils with positive, affirmative, inspirational messages.

Geared toward stimulating the healing journey of the mind/body and its connection to our Chakra centers. 

Root Chakra (Muladhara) – Red – Grounding – “I Manifest wealth, prosperity and anything I need to feel nurtured in the physical world.” Essential oil of cedarwood.

Sacral/Spleen Chakra (Svadisthana) – Orange – Creativity – “I Attract people who make me feel unconditionally loved and supported.” Essential oil of mint.

Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura) – Yellow – Purpose – “I Break through all my limitations and obstacles. I effortlessly flow with All.” Essential oil of spruce.

Heart Chakra (Anahata) – Green – Love – “Heal myself and others with the Love Force that continually flows through me.” Essential oils of amber and lemongrass.

Throat Chakra (Vishuddha) – Blue – Expression – “I Speak my truth with honesty and strength.” Essential oil of lavender.

Third Eye Chakra (Ajna) – Purple – Intuition – “I See the true nature of things and people with my inner vision.” Essential oil of lemon.

Crown Chakra (Sahasrara) – Magenta – Bliss – “I Receive help, guidance and protection from Spirit at all times.” Essential oil of eucalyptus.