I Even Converted My Husband to an Essential Oil User

Essential Oils for Men

My hubby went on a hunting trip this weekend and as he was getting ready to head out the door on Friday morning, I was rattling through a “do you have everything” checklist. On the top of that checklist was some of his most used Young Living essential oils. Yes, I have actually converted my outdoorsy, sports loving husband to a full-blown essential oil user!  And it didn’t even take very long. Why? Because these oils work!

Here’s how far I actually converted my hubby…

As I was writing this, I started thinking how far I had actually converted my hubby to the essential oil world. Here are just a few examples. :)

  • My husband uses oils all the time now without me saying “Hey, use an oil for that!”
  • This week, Scott actually picked up my essential oils reference guide and started looking up a few things and oil specific information on his own.
  • Two nights ago, I asked my husband if he wanted me to order anything specific for him on my Young Living Essential Rewards order and he gave me a whole list – Cypress, Purification, Joy, Eucalyptus, Thieves, V-6, and winter scent for the diffuser…I think there might have been a few others requests in there (or at least oils he checked our stock of).
  • Scott has his own essential oil diffuser in the basement (aka – his man cave) and he diffuses oils daily. He has a whole stash of oils sitting by the diffuser.

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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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