Get Rid of a Stinky Dog Smell by Adding a Few Drops of Essential Oil to Your Vacuum Filter

Essential Oils for Stinky Dogs

One of things I love using my oils for is cleaning. For quite some time now, I have been putting a few drops of a Young Living essential oil on our vacuum filter right before I vacuum the house. It’s such a simple thing to do, but it helps keep the pet smell (we have two dogs) at bay in our small carpeted house. Our vacuum definitely takes a beating with all of the dirt and dog hair that gets sucked up into it several times a week and I am sure that you can imagine what the air coming out of the vacuum filter smells like sometimes. In fact, our vacuum gets so much use that we actually blow out it out with the leaf blower on a weekly basis (that’s another great tip, unrelated to oiling). Adding a few drops of an essential oil to our vacuum filter makes our house smell so nice! It’s like making an essential oil diffuser out of your vacuum cleaner!

I tend to mix up the essential oil I add to the filter every time I vacuum. The oil I pick simply depends on which oil I feel like smelling that day. You have got to try this cleaning tip…it will make your house smell AMAZING! Say goodbye to pet odor and a stale smelling vacuum!

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DIY Shower & Tub Scrub (with essential oils, of course)

DIY Shower & Tub Scrub

I have been putting off the dreaded task of cleaning our shower for quite some time. I would rather clean anything else than the shower (yes, I would even rather clean the toilet or the inside of the fridge)! I hate having to tackle the mineral deposits, soap scum, and mildew hanging on the shower walls and shower door. I’ve tried store-bought cleaners, a combination of bleach and water, and a vinegar and water mixture as a tub scrub. However, nothing I used was truly effective and non toxic. I was either holding my breath and suffocating while I was cleaning, or I was scrubbing the shower with a ton of elbow grease and an overpriced magic eraser that was ripped to shreds by the time I was finished.

My shower and tub scrub recipe (with Young Living essential oils, of course)…

Last night, I personalized and pieced together a few recipes that I found online to make my own shower and tub scrub. This stuff worked like a charm! I don’t think that I have ever gotten our shower this clean and with this much ease. I think I even got a little giddy while cleaning the shower because of it. :) Here is how you can get your tub just as clean…

Fill a spray bottle with 1/2 cup of dish soap, 1 cup of white vinegar, and 5-10 drops of Young Living Lemon essential oil. Shake well and spray generously all over the shower walls, shower floor, shower head, and shower door (or curtain). Then sprinkle the area with baking soda. Let sit for about 5 minutes. Scrub with a wet cloth or sponge (make sure you use a sponge that won’t scratch). Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Ta-da!

What’s so special about these 4 ingredients? 

Vinegar cuts grease, mineral deposits, and soap scum. It makes a great glass cleaner and is a mild disinfectant. Vinegar is super cheap too (a gallon of it is around $3.00)!

Dish soap lifts dirt and grime. It is also safe and gentle on almost every surface. You can get a 44 ounce bottle of Gain dish soap for around $3.00 (you can get dish soap for next to nothing if you combine a coupon with a great sale – I love couponing). I’m sure if you want a more natural recipe, you can find a more natural dish soap out there. I just had Gain at home (although I would have preferred a more natural dish soap). :)

Baking soda makes a great deodorizer. It can be used as a gentle abrasive and can replace scouring powder. Like vinegar, baking soda is also very inexpensive (a four pound box is only around $2.00).

Young Living Lemon essential oil makes an excellent household cleaner. It also smells amazing and can cover up the smell of vinegar. Lemon oil also comes in the Premium Starter Kit and is one of the most affordable Young Living oils to reorder (a 15 ml bottle of Young Living Lemon essential oil contains about 250 drops and costs $11.25 for wholesale customers).

Think of how many batches of this shower and tub scrub you could make with the volume of ingredients you have here! WAY cheaper than buying some over priced shower cleaner! :)

Go ahead…try this!

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My First Oil Pulling Experience

TWO EASY TIPS FOR OIL PULLING

At 9:30 last night, I decided that since I wasn’t going to go out, I might as well do something good for my health. I know, I’m boring, right lol?! Oh, how times have changed since I was in my 20’s! :) So, I decided to reconsider oil pulling, a trend that I have been avoiding for quite some time. The very thought of swishing a Tablespoon of coconut oil in my mouth for 15-20 minutes has had me repulsed and avoiding the oil pulling trend. However, after receiving some great tips to make my first oil pulling experience more tolerable, I finally decided to try oil pulling last night.

What is oil pulling?

Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic dental technique that involves swishing a tablespoon of oil (typically coconut oil) in your mouth for 15-20 minutes. This action primarily claims to support oral health. I’ve had my doubts and reservations about oil pulling, but I decided to step outside my box last night!

Tips for a pleasant oil pulling experience:

Most people oil pull with coconut oil. Coconut oil is solid at room temperature and the thought of having a glob (1 Tablespoon) of coconut oil melt as I swished it around in my mouth sounded gross to me (and looked totally disturbing from some of the oil pulling videos I have seen on YouTube). Therefore, per a suggestion I got from one of my Facebook followers, I melted the coconut oil first. Somebody also suggested that I add a drop of Young Living Peppermint or Thieves essential oil to the coconut oil. Peppermint oil makes a great breath freshener. Thieves oil blend supports oral health (Young Living even sells a Thieves toothpaste, mouthwash, and floss). I added 1 drop of Young Living Peppermint essential oil to the 1 Tablespoon of my melted coconut oil, swished it around in my mouth for (I think I made it about 10 minutes), and then spit it into the garbage (not the sink – I didn’t want a clogged drain). I brushed my teeth shortly after I finished. Melting the coconut oil and adding a drop of Peppermint to it made for a pretty pleasant oil pulling experience. :)

*Be sure to oil pull with an organic, raw, and cold pressed coconut oil (I bought my coconut oil from My Natural Market). When oil pulling, only use essential oils that can be taken internally (like the Young Living Peppermint and Thieves oil).

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Young Living KidScents Oil Collection: New Oil Kit for Children!

Young Living KidScents Oil Collection

Young Living just launched the KidScents Oil Collection (for ages 2-12). The KidScents Oil Collection is a comprehensive kit that addresses the most common concerns of childhood. The oils in these blends have already been diluted in the appropriate strength to meet the needs of children in a safe and natural way. Each of the oils in this kit and are ready to use straight out of the bottle (which is helpful to any busy parent).

The primary benefits in the Young Living KidScents Oil Collection include:

  • Helps children stay on task.
  • Soothes sensitive skin.
  • Supports healthy skin.
  • Calms the body.
  • Uplifts the senses.
  • Relaxes the mind and body.

This kit includes an arsenal of six mild essential oil blends specially formulated for use on kids:

  • GeneYus – Sacred Frankincense, Blue Cypress, Cedarwood, Melissa, Blue Spruce, Palo Santo, Galbanum, Bergamot, Myrrh, Sandalwood, Geranium, Rosewood, Ylang Ylang, Hyssop, Black Spruce, and Rose essential oil.
  • Bite Buster – Idaho Tansy, Citronella, Palo Santo essential oil.
  • SniffleEase – Eucalyptus Blue, Palo Santo, Lavender, Dorado Azul, Ravintsara, Myrtle, Marjoram, Pine, Cypress, Black Spruce, and Peppermint essential oil.
  • Owie – Idaho Balsam Fir, Tea Tree, Elemi, Cistus, Hinoki, and Clove essential oil.
  • TummyGize– Spearmint, Peppermint, Tangerine, Fennel, Anise, Ginger, and Cardamom essential oil.
  • Sleepylze – Lavender, Geranium, Roman Chamomile, Tangerine, Bergamot, Sacred Frankincense, Valerian, and Rue essential oil.

The KidScents Oil Collection is conveniently packaged in an easy-to-carry case (so you can throw it in your purse, tote bag, diaper bag, etc). It also comes with two roller balls for easy application (suggested for Owie and TummyGize). This kit is an awesome addition to the Young Living product line!

Additional Young Living Products for Kids:

  • KidScents Bath Gel
  • KidScents Lotion
  • KidScents MightVites
  • KidScents Mightzyme
  • KidScents Shampoo
  • KidScents Tender Tush
  • KidScents Slique Toothpaste

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You can get the KidScents Oil Collection and all other Young Living products at 24% below retail cost when you become a Wholesale Customer!

  • Wholesale price: $119.75
  • Retail price: $157.57

*This is a hot new item so if it is out of stock, check the Young Living website often!

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