The A to Z of Essential Oils: Part 3

 doTERRA is the MOST tested and the MOST trusted essential oil company in the world!

DoTERRA is a SCIENCE company………No hocus pocus, voodoo magic here.  😉

We have 10 doctors and 30 scientists that work with us and for us to make sure you are getting the best, safest, most natural oil on the market.    We test every oil! Every vat, every batch, every day, every time to ensure that your oil is still pure.  Free of pesticides, contaminates and fillers.

Did you know you can access the exact testing results of a bottle you hold in your hand?  Let me show you how!

There is so much I want to show you!
Hugs, T

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The A-Z of Essential Oils: Part 2

 Today we are continuing our oil education series with some simple ABC’s!

We have oils for EVERYTHING!!!

  Oils work quickly on a cellular level.  Each oil has HUNDREDS of compounds!  These beautiful gifts of the earth, will meet the body where it’s at, and takes it where it needs to go, for optimal health.

​  Essential oils work FAST!  I often get relief faster than I can screw the lid back on, that’s amazing!

Come on over to the blog for oil week, you are bound to learn something new!

Hugs, T

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The A to Z of Essential Oils: Part 1

WELCOME to the A to Z of Essential oils part ONE!!!!! 

  I am so excited to dig into these beautiful gifts of the earth with you today and in the days to come!  If you commit to commenting and following along with us each day, we are going to be giving away some GREAT bottles of oils to 8 lucky commenters, at the end of our oil week!!!  YAY!!!!!!! 🙂  

Come learn with me!

Hugs, T
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doTERRA: Gift of the Earth

I am excited to be spending the next week or so, teaching you ALL about the amazing essential oils that have totally transformed our home in the past 3 years.

I have 4 kids, and we haven’t had a sick visit in all that time! WOW!  The odds are not usually in my favor, right?!  Bleh.

Come learn with me, I think you will be really surprised at what you find…  🙂

Hugs, T

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Sickie Soup and Sweet & Spicy Magic Syrup

  You don’t feel good, but you still have to fix supper for your family. What do you do?  Crawl out to the kitchen, yes totally done that before, and you make Sickie Soup!  {Aka Chicken and Rice soup}

  Don’t grab that can of Campbells, this soup is soothing enough for your upset tummy, but hearty and tasty enough, that the healthy people in your life will enjoy it too!  Full of lots of good fresh garlic, which is great for your immune system!

Thank the Lord we are all healthy at this house, and I hope at your house too, but I wanted to for sure re-post for easy finding this year!

  Follow the link to grab the recipe from the original post:

Sickie Soup

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Next up, Sweet & Spicy Magic Syrup. I give this recipe out SO much on facebook, and in the Mommy groups I am part of.  It works like a charm, every time.  I kicked Strep with it last winter, when I ran out of herbal remedies to fix my owie throat.  I was struggling to swallow my own saliva and this kicked it in 2 days!!!!

  This syrup is great for boosting immunity, quieting a cough, and numbing a sore throat.

Sweet & Spicy Magic Syrup

sweet & spicy magic syrup for coughs & sore throats

Get well soon!
Hugs, T

(Great, now that we hugged, I have to go wash your germs off……)     😉

7 Healthy Habits for Healthy Kids

  It’s that time of year again! Cold and flu season.  We have some new great things we are using in the Ferguson household, that have taken us from $100 a month herb and homeopathic shoppers, to not buying any at all.  Only homeopathics I plan to keep on hand now, are Osoccillo for Influenza and Hyland’s Earache Tabs.

 

 For now I want to send you over to revisit this post, 7 Healthy Habits for Healthy Kids.  There are lots of things we can do to prevent getting sick in the first place, not just waiting to treat afterwards!

Click the title to go learn about…….

 7 Healthy Habits for Healthy Kids

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XES: Why Church Girls Tend To Get It Backwards

   You all I am SOOO excited to share this with you today.  I have been very bold in talking about Sex God’s Way on this blog, and my blogger friend, Joy, over at Simply Bloom has a similar passion for … Continue reading

Going Green With Shaklee WINNERS!

Congrats to the 25 of you that were selected as winners of the Basic H2 samples from Katie!  If you missed last weeks review post about these amazing “green” products for your home and kitchen, Going Green with Shaklee, then click the title and get caught up!

The rest of you can head on over to Katie’s blog to see if you won.  Katie-Shaklee.jpg

Eeek! So exciting! 

Hugs, T

Going Green With Shaklee: Give Away!

  I have been using Shaklee products my whole life, and I adore their products and what they stand for!  When I first got married, I tried some of the store cleaning products, and about fell over and the HORRIBLE strong cleaning smell!  NOW I understood why my mom used Shaklee for everything!  It IS possible to get your home sparkling clean without all those poisonous chemicals and strong smells!
  My favorite Shaklee product is Basic H, now called Basic H2.  Let me tell you something. I have been married nearly 12 years, and I have purchased this product TWICE even though I use it everyday, multiple times a day.

  How is this possible?

  Because you use so little of the concentrate, filling the rest of the bottle with water!  One 16 oz. bottle of Basic H2 diluted per label directions makes 214 bottles (28 oz.) of ready-to-use all-purpose cleaner.

 What do I use it for?

Everything!

  You can clean windows with it, get those nasty sticky stickers off the back of your new plates, cut grease from working with butter, bacon pans, remove wallpaper, get crayon off your paint, and my favorite use, wash my veggies and fruits in it.  Just one squirt of very diluted Basic H2 in my small sink of water, goes a long way. 

 

  NOW, this is NOT Shaklee Scientist approved, so use this at your own risk.  But just know, that ever since I was a little girl, we have washed our veggies in very diluted Basic H in a sinkful of water, rinsing well afterwards.  You know how grapes are always white and yucky even after a good rinse?

  After a Basic H wash and rinse, they will stay shiny and pure in color!  

  In the photo below, I washed the left in Basic H water and the right in regular: grapes

  When our bag of Baby Carrots began to turn white and dry, I simply fill the bag with cold water and a squirt of diluted Basic H2 and let them soak, then rinse well before eating.  They are back to bright orange in no time! That is because Basic H is wetter than water and helps hydrate.

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I soak lettuce leaves, celery stalks, and broccoli heads in my small sink full of cold water.  Basic H helps them maintain their crisp and color for a week longer than unwashed, after a good soak and drain. 

  *Disclaimer:  Again, I will tell you, Shaklee does not sell Basic H for this purpose, but at our house, its my go to for fruit and veggie cleaners, just use the diluted in a sink full of water, rinse and know your veggies will be crisp and clean.  My mom did this when we were growing up, still does today, 32 years later with no ill effects.  Use your discretion, ok?  And be nice to Shaklee, we love them! 🙂

 I haven’t ever told you about Shaklee on this blog, so I jumped at the opportunity when it arose.  My friend, Katie Marcum, is just starting out her Shaklee business.  She found out about the products while searching for a safe disinfectant for her breast pump.  Basic G, my second favorite product, was the answer.

This photo from the Shaklee site, since I don’t have a big bottle to show you.

  Basic G kills bacteria, fungus and viruses.  Used as directed, Basic G tackles over 40 of these pesky microbes, including animal viruses!!! This makes it an excellent choice for kitchen, bathroom and pet areas of your home.

  This bottle will last you FOREVER, as 1 quart makes up to 64 gallons of spray!  Put one under every sink!!!! 

   I use it anytime I work with raw meat, used to wash down highchair trays with it daily and anytime Sophie Tinkles the dog lives up to her name, we use it on the carpet.  It’s also great for toilets and potty training whoopsies, so I keep a spray bottle in the laundry room, kitchen and every bathroom.

  Even though I grew up with my mom using these products, I have never purchased a kit before.  Thanks to Katie, I was able to try out Shaklee’s Get Clean Kit, and am excited to tell you about my findings!

From Shaklee’s site The Get Clean Kitchen Mini Kit contains:

  • Hand Dish Wash Liquid Concentrate (16 fl. oz)
  • Dish Washer Automatic Concentrate (32 oz)
  • Dish Washer Automatic Dispenser (empty)
  • Hand Wash Concentrate (32 fl. oz)
  • Hand Wash Dispenser

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Dish Wash Concentrate Size: 16 oz.

  If we hesitate to mention that fresh-scented Dish Wash is soft on hands and the earth, it’s only because you might think it’s soft on grease. But trust us. You need only a few drops to tackle a pile of greasy dinner aftermath. Really. Just a few. This is an exercise in restraint.

  • Helps loosen baked-on foods so you can use less elbow grease.
  • Mild on your hands – special formula won’t remove natural oils in your skin, giving you soft hands as well as sparkling dishes.
  • Maximum long-lasting suds.
  • Leaves your dishes sparkling clean.
  • Great camping choice – biodegradable surfactants and safe for use outdoors in warm or cold water.

HAND WASH CONCENTRATE  Size: 32 oz.

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“Go wash your hands.”  This super mild, sudsy wash makes it so nice to do as you’ve always been told. It has wheat germ oil and algae extract to moisturize; soy protein to condition; aloe, marshmallow and linden flower extracts to soothe; and rosemary and arnica extracts to energize. So now it’s more like, “Go take your hands to the spa.”

DISH WASHER AUTOMATIC CONCENTRATE Size: 2 lb.

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With Dish Wash Automatic Concentrate you’ll never have to wash a dish before you put it in the dishwasher or use earth-adverse chemicals to get your dishes clean. This patented, super-concentrated formula lets you use just a little for a whole load of sparkling dishes.

  • The deep, enzyme-activated cleaning power gently removes tough stains, leaving dishes and glasses sparkling clean.
  • Super concentrated – cleans 48 loads – just 2 teaspoons in each dispenser cup.
  • No pre-rinsing needed – Removes dried on food and tough stains, so they don’t get stuck on.
  • Dissolves quickly and completely, getting to work straight away.
  • Absolutely no chlorine and no fragrances, which can pollute the air that you breathe.
  • Comes in a handy resealable pouch with measuring scoop and a bottle for easy pouring if you’d prefer that route

And Katie was also sweet enough to bring me:

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SCOUR OFF™ HEAVY DUTY PASTE  Size: 9 oz.
Here’s an exclusive scouring cleanser that sets a new standard. It’s a paste, so it doesn’t form dust clouds. It cleans stuck-on messes. It even cleans burnt-on food in your oven. And it doesn’t burn off your nose hairs in the process.

  • Natural ingredients remove the toughest dried-on splatters and spills, burned-on grease, baked-on food, and sticky messes without hazardous chemicals or toxic fumes.
  • Scour Off is made from natural mineral abrasives and biodegradable cleaning agents. It does not contain chlorine, bleach, or dye.
  • Scour Off gently removes stains other cleansers can’t and is great for cleaning tubs, ovens, sinks, and tiles.
  • It will even remove rust, and is great for cleaning these surfaces: copper, grout, cement, ceramic, and imitation marble.
  • Wide-mouth jar makes it easy to use.

  Here is Katie to tell you more about the Shaklee Company:

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Hi I’m Katie!

  I first want to thank Tonya for sharing these Shaklee products with you. Tonya is a dear friend of mine and truly an inspiration to many.

  I was actually first introduced to Shaklee through Tonya. She told me that there is an all natural cleaner and sanitizer that she uses. The thought of all natural anything intrigued me. Since having my second child a year and a half ago, I have developed a passion to live a life that is as natural and chemical free as possible.

  After using Basic H2 and Basic G (the same bottles, mind you) for over a year, I started doing a little more research on Shaklee as a company. I was completely blown away that this company has been around for almost 60 years and I’m just now hearing about them! Shaklee is completely debt free, but what’s more important is they have a 0 carbon footprint. That means that not only am I making my home healthier, I am also leaving behind a healthier planet for my children. With every Get Clean Kit that is sold, Shaklee plants 5 trees. WOW!

Tonya showed you just a few things from the Get Clean line of household cleaners. Not only are there products that you can use to clean your kitchen, you can also use Shaklee to clean your bathrooms and do your laundry with very concentrated amounts of a very safe product for your family!

  Shaklee was founded on the household cleaners, but that is not all that Shaklee has to offer. Nutrition is very important in our society. Its takes more than just a clean home to develop a clean planet. Our country is over fed and under nourished. Shaklee knows that, so they have developed a nutrition line that is completely astonishing.

  It is also common knowledge that our country is overweight. Aside from the Healthy Nutrition line, Shaklee also has a weight loss program called Shaklee 180. When you team 180 with the supplements available in the Healthy Nutrition line, you’ll learn how to turn your life around and stop dieting!

Oh and the Pomegranate Energizing Tea is TO DIE FOR!

Ok, now we have your house clean, and your body is getting healthier with the supplements and the 180. There is one thing left to tackle:

Your skin!

Shaklee also offers a full skin care line, including toothpaste, deodorant and shampoo!

With Shaklee I am able to still work full-time (because I want to), be a mom to my boys, and a wife to my husband, all while making long-term residual income as I share my passion of living a cleaner life with other families.

Are you looking to stay home or supplement your income?  Would you consider joining me on this adventure?

Maybe you are just ready to Go Green and loose the household chemicals.

If you would like to purchase a Get Clean Kit for your home, please click on any of the above links to be taken to my Shaklee site.  OR, leave your email address in the comments section and I would be glad to answer any questions you have about these wonderful products!
I also have a new blog, come on over!

~Katie Marcum

Katie Shaklee

 

  Thank you, Katie for sharing with us today about Going Green with Shaklee!  I bet you guys can’t wait to get your hands on some product.    

  That is why Katie so sweetly offered to send TWENTY FIVE of you, Basic H2 samples ! 

{Squeeeeeeeeeeee!}

  Contest is closed.

We will have a blog post Monday the 16th, announcing 25 winners. 

  Shaklee was a “green company” before it was cool to “Be Green”…and I am proud to be sharing their products with you today!!!!

  Go Green & Go Home, with Shaklee!  🙂

Now, head on over to Katie’s blog to enter to WIN!!!!!  {Contest is closed, but head on over and Katie would love to share more with you about Shaklee’s great products…..}

Hugs, T

All commercial images in this post come from Shaklee’s official website, and are not affiliated with Tonya, Katie, or the 4 little Ferguson website.