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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The Best Way to Start Using Essential Oils

Are you ready to start using essential oils, support your health and wellness, AND kick the toxic junk in your household and personal care products to the curb? If so, then choose the Premium Starter Kit that best suites your needs (see the tabs below) and join me on this oily adventure! :)

The BEST WAY to purchase oils is as a Wholesale Member with the Premium Starter Kit! 

  • The Premium Starter Kit is the BEST way to begin using essential oils—it includes 11 bottles (5-ml each) of essential oil (Lavender, Thieves, Copaiba, Purification, DiGize, Peppermint, Frankincense, Lemon, R.C., PanAway, and Stess Away) AND a diffuser (plus a roller fitment and samples).
  • Plus when you purchase the Premium Starter Kit, you’ll automatically become a Wholesale Member, which means that you’ll save 24% whenever you sign in and order oils or oil infused products at www.youngliving.com! You do NOT need to sell oils and you do NOT need to purchase product regularly.
  • Last, but not least you’ll get a welcome gift and access to our Oil Moxie website and private Facebook group for support when you purchase your Premium Starter Kit from me!

YL PSK MAY 2016 WITH GIFT

MAY 2017 PSK SPECIAL (1)

The Premium Starter Kit is $160 (with Home or Dew Drop diffuser) + tax and shipping = $178! Investment? Yes! Well worth it? Yes! 

MAY 2017 GIFT FOR PREMIUM STARTER KIT TWO OPTIONS (1)

*Max one gift per new member. If you reside outside of the USA, you ARE eligible for a free gift from me, however, your gift will be different (due to shipping costs and restrictions). Feel free to contact me prior to ordering.

PSK Ordering Directions

  1. Click HERE – you will be taken to the Young Living website.
  2. Choose “Member” (NOT Retail Customer).
  3. Be sure the Sponsor ID and Enroller ID sections are filled out with # 1583415 (so you get the free gifts from me).
  4. Choose your country and  language (if you reside outside of the USA, please contact me prior to ordering as sales and/or welcome gifts may be different for you).
  5. Choose your Premium Starter Kit with your choice of diffuser.
  6. Choose whether you would like to enroll in the Essential Rewards program. You are NOT required to join this monthly autoship program. You can opt in or out of this program at any time. Click HERE for details on this program.
  7. Add any optional additional items to your cart (you’ll receive the 24% wholesale discount right away). I suggest adding Thieves Household Cleaner onto your order.
  8. Fill in your personal information (name, address, email address, phone number).
  9. Create a username, password, and PIN number for yourself. WRITE THIS INFO DOWN! Hang onto this info for future logins and purchases at www.youngliving.com.
  10. The ‘Commission Processing Information’ section is optional (as selling oils is optional). I’d suggest filling this information out just in case you decide at some point to refer others to Young Living (Young Living Corporate would use this information for tax purposes), however, it is completely optional and you can skip this section if you’d like.
  11. Choose your shipping method and enter your payment information. Note: As of 5/25/17, I do not have any enrollment vouchers available to anyone – it is rare for a distributor to have one of these to give to a new member.
  12. Click HERE to receive your FREE WELCOME GIFTS!

*To receive the gifts from me, you must purchase your Premium Starter Kit during the same month you begin creating your wholesale account. 

If you have any questions, feel free to call or text me at: 262-707-5071. If I don’t answer your call, please leave a message. I would be happy to return your phone call. :)

The BEST WAY to decrease a whole bunch of the toxic junk in one easy sweep is as a Wholesale Member with the Thieves Premium Starter Kit! 

  • The Thieves Premium Starter Kit is the BEST way to decrease a whole bunch of toxic junk in one easy sweep—it includes 2 Thieves Household Cleaners, 2 Thieves Waterless Purifiers, 2 Thieves Sprays, 2 Thieves Hand Soaps with a pump, 1 Thieves Toothpaste, 1 Thieves Mouthwash, a 15-ml bottle of Thieves essential oil, and a 5-ml bottle of Stress Away essential oil (plus a roller fitment and samples)!
  • Plus when you purchase the Premium Starter Kit, you’ll automatically become a Wholesale Member, which means that you’ll save 24% whenever you sign in and order oils or oil infused products at www.youngliving.com! You do NOT need to sell oils and you do NOT need to purchase product regularly.
  • Last, but not least you’ll get a welcome gift and access to our Oil Moxie website and private Facebook group for support when you purchase your Premium Starter Kit from me!

THIEVES PREMIUM STARTER KIT

MAY 2017 PSK SPECIAL (1)

The Thieves Premium Starter Kit is $160 + tax and shipping = $178! Investment? Yes! Well worth it? Yes! *Max one gift per new member. 

MAY 2017 GIFT FOR PREMIUM STARTER KIT TWO OPTIONS (1)

*Max one gift per new member. If you reside outside of the USA, you ARE eligible for a free gift from me, however, your gift will be different (due to shipping costs and restrictions). Feel free to contact me prior to ordering.

PSK Ordering Directions

  1. Click HERE – you will be taken to the Young Living website.
  2. Choose “Member” (NOT Retail Customer).
  3. Be sure the Sponsor ID and Enroller ID sections are filled out with # 1583415 (so you get the free gifts from me).
  4. Choose your country and  language (if you reside outside of the USA, please contact me prior to ordering as sales and/or welcome gifts may be different for you).
  5. Click the ‘Other Premium Kits’ tab and choose the Thieves Premium Starter Kit.
  6. Choose whether you would like to enroll in the Essential Rewards program. You are NOT required to join this monthly autoship program. You can opt in or out of this program at any time. Click HERE for details on this program.
  7. Add any optional additional items to your cart (you’ll receive the 24% wholesale discount right away).
  8. Fill in your personal information (name, address, email address, phone number).
  9. Create a username, password, and PIN number for yourself. WRITE THIS INFO DOWN! Hang onto this info for future logins and purchases at www.youngliving.com.
  10. The ‘Commission Processing Information’ section is optional (as selling oils is optional). I’d suggest filling this information out just in case you decide at some point to refer others to Young Living (Young Living Corporate would use this information for tax purposes), however, it is completely optional and you can skip this section if you’d like.
  11. Choose your shipping method and enter your payment information. Note: As of 5/25/17, I do not have any enrollment vouchers available to anyone – it is rare for a distributor to have one of these to give to a new member.
  12. Click HERE to receive your FREE WELCOME GIFTS!

Note: To receive the gift from me, you must purchase your Premium Starter Kit during the same month you begin creating your wholesale account.

If you have any questions, feel free to call or text me at: 262-707-5071. If I don’t answer your call, please leave a message. I would be happy to return your phone call. :)

The BEST WAY to support overall wellness and cognitive function is as a Wholesale Member with the NingXia Red Premium Starter Kit! 

  • The NingXia Red Premium Starter Kit supports overall wellness and cognitive function—it includes a 2-pack of NingXia Red, 30 NingXia Red Singles (2 ounces each), NingXia Nitro, a 5-ml bottle of Stress Away essential oil (plus a roller fitment and samples)!
  • Plus when you purchase the Premium Starter Kit, you’ll automatically become a Wholesale Member, which means that you’ll save 24% whenever you sign in and order oils or oil infused products at www.youngliving.com! You do NOT need to sell oils and you do NOT need to purchase product regularly.
  • Last, but not least you’ll get a welcome gift and access to our Oil Moxie website and private Facebook group for support when you purchase your Premium Starter Kit from me!

NINGXIA RED PREMIUM STARTER KIT

MAY 2017 PSK SPECIAL (1)

The NingXia Red Premium Starter Kit is $170 + tax and shipping = $178! Investment? Yes! Well worth it? Yes! *Max one gift per new member. 

MAY 2017 GIFT FOR PREMIUM STARTER KIT TWO OPTIONS (1)

*Max one gift per new member. If you reside outside of the USA, you ARE eligible for a free gift from me, however, your gift will be different (due to shipping costs and restrictions). Feel free to contact me prior to ordering.

PSK Ordering Directions

  1. Click HERE – you will be taken to the Young Living website.
  2. Choose “Member” (NOT Retail Customer).
  3. Be sure the Sponsor ID and Enroller ID sections are filled out with # 1583415 (so you get the free gifts from me).
  4. Choose your country and  language (if you reside outside of the USA, please contact me prior to ordering as sales and/or welcome gifts may be different for you).
  5. Click the ‘Other Premium Kits’ tab and choose the NingXia Red Premium Starter Kit.
  6. Choose whether you would like to enroll in the Essential Rewards program. You are NOT required to join this monthly autoship program. You can opt in or out of this program at any time. Click HERE for details on this program.
  7. Add any optional additional items to your cart (you’ll receive the 24% wholesale discount right away).
  8. Fill in your personal information (name, address, email address, phone number).
  9. Create a username, password, and PIN number for yourself. WRITE THIS INFO DOWN! Hang onto this info for future logins and purchases at www.youngliving.com.
  10. The ‘Commission Processing Information’ section is optional (as selling oils is optional). I’d suggest filling this information out just in case you decide at some point to refer others to Young Living (Young Living Corporate would use this information for tax purposes), however, it is completely optional and you can skip this section if you’d like.
  11. Choose your shipping method and enter your payment information. Note: As of 5/25/17, I do not have any enrollment vouchers available to anyone – it is rare for a distributor to have one of these to give to a new member.
  12. Click HERE to receive your FREE WELCOME GIFTS!

Note: To receive the gift from me, you must purchase your Premium Starter Kit during the same month you begin creating your wholesale account.

If you have any questions, feel free to call or text me at: 262-707-5071. If I don’t answer your call, please leave a message. I would be happy to return your phone call. :)

Purchasing oils as a Wholesale Member is the most cost effective way to use oils. However, you can also purchase at full retail cost by following the directions below:

  1. Click HERE – you will be taken to the Young Living website.
  2. Click Retail Customer.
  3. Leave my Enroller and Sponsor ID # 1583415 on the form where it asks you who introduced you to Young Living (so I can assist you if you have any oiling questions).
  4. Fill in your personal information (name, address, email address, phone number).
  5. Create a username, password, and PIN number for yourself. Hang onto this info for future logins at www.youngliving.com.
  6. Shop away!

If the screen freezes, you get an error message, you had to back out of your order (for whatever reason), or you aren’t sure if your order went through, follow these steps:

  • Exit out of the Young Living website (don’t worry, you will log back in).
  • Click this link: https://www.youngliving.com. Select your country. In the upper right corner, click “Sign In.” Log in with your username and password you just created and finish your order.
  • If you are still having trouble, you can contact the Young Living Member Services department at 1-800-371-3515. If the wait time is long, choose the call back option (wait to be disconnected after typing in your phone number instead of hanging up yourself – this is to be sure your place is saved). When you speak to a Member Service’s representative, tell them that you are having trouble joining Young Living and completing your order (as a Retail Customer -OR- as a Wholesale Member with the Premium Starter Kit of Thieves Premium Starter Kit). Ask to join under Enroller and Sponsor ID # 1583415.
  • If needed, you can also email me at sarahbiskobing@theoilessentials.com. I would be happy to help you get things sorted out!

COPYRIGHT: © Sarah Biskobing and The Oil Essentials, 2015. You may use the URL of this post to share it on social media. You may also use the URL of this post to link to it from another website/blog. However, no part of the text of this post may be copied and used in a social media status update or on another website/blog without prior written permission of the author. You may share the graphics/s associated with this post on social media as long as they are not edited in any way. However, you may not use the graphic/s associated with this post on another website/blog without prior written permission of the author. This post and the graphic/s associated with it may not be printed and distributed without the prior written permission of the author. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material is strictly prohibited.

DISCLAIMER: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living essential oils. The statements made and the products mentioned on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here.

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