Spring/Summer season is upon us where we spend more time outdoors. I have been spending plenty of time outside which means I need my Allergy Trio and Natural Weed Killer. I figure since they are in my routine, I thought I'd share, so here goes!
NATURAL WEED KILLER RECIPE
This homemade weed killer recipe is so powerful that you won’t want to spray it anywhere near your garden. Yes, it will kill weeds, but it will also eliminate any other plant it touches! It is useful because the ingredients work together to break surface tension so that the active ingredient can get the job done.
- 1 ¾ Cups White Vinegar
- ¼ Cup Liquid Castile Soap
- 3 Drops Wintergreen Essential Oil
- 3 Drops Clove Essential Oil
- 3 Drops Cinnamon Essential Oil
- 3 Drops Orange Essential Oil
Combine all essential oils and the soap in a spray bottle and mix. Pour in the vinegar, replace lid, and shake to combine. Spray on any pesky weeds or unwanted plants, but avoid plants you want to keep living. This natural weed killer recipe may be best for sidewalks and driveways.
This was the blend that got me off Claritin. My allergy to the Cottonwood tree was incredible! Cottonwoods are beautiful, and when the cotton flies it looks like it is snowing in our neighborhood, but that also meant that I couldn't go outside or have the windows open unless I took Claritin. I used to take a lot throughout the day, which caused me to need Costco sized bottles. So expensive! Did you know you are not supposed to drink alcohol when taking Claritin or like medications? There are also side effects like dry mouth, mild stomach upset, trouble sleeping, dizziness, headache, nervousness, and it can raise your blood pressure. Let me tell you, when I tried the Allergy Trio for the first time, I was skeptical, but it works phenomenally!
In a 00 Veggie Capsule, add two drops of Lemon essential oil, Lavender essential oil and Peppermint essential oil. You can add a little V6 carrier oil to each capsule. I actually make these ahead of time and have them in my freezer ready to go when I need them. Many men I know like to make a roller bottle with the ingredients and apply to their mustache. Just be careful with this method, as Lemon essential oil is photosensitive, which means if you go in the sun after applying to your skin, you could get a sun burn on the application area. I hope you try at least one of those recipes. If you do, please let us know what you think.
We are down to the final two ways we are sharing with you about how to remove toxicity from your life. This list would not be complete without touching on relationships. So here we go!
29- Toxic Relationships
This is one that we don’t always think of when we think of the toxicity in our life. But our emotional health is so closely tied to our physical one. There is a difference between not getting along in the moment with someone (relationships have ebbs and flows) and having someone that is TOXIC. Studies show that you become most like the five people that you spend the most time with. Think about who you want to be and then consider the attributes and qualities of those top five people. Should there be some re-arranging? Here are 10 examples when considering if someone is toxic for you
- You feel emotionally exhausted after an encounter with them
- There is a lack of trust
- There is a hostile communication style
- Controlling behaviors
- Frequent lying
- All take and no give
- You find yourself making excuses for their behavior
- They are easily jealous and punish you for your feelings
- They give backhanded compliments
- They are self-absorbed and don't consider your feelings
Make sure your life is surrounded by people who love and support you!
30- Personal Care Products
Menstrual Cup: I know, I know....This is a super controversial subject, but I ask that if you are a person who has a period, please think about this option of swapping tampons for a menstrual cup. I think it is the best solution to your monthly visitor. It is non-toxic and budget-friendly (imagine NEVER buying tampons again). It also decreases your flow and can help with bloating and cramps. The biggest thing I want to highlight is the TOXIC CHEMICALS in tampons and pads! Tampons contain bleached rayon–YES, BLEACH! Also, tiny bits of cotton can cause small cuts in your vaginal walls–a perfect breeding ground for bacteria.
Nail Polish: I don't want to start a rant about the toxic chemicals that enter our bloodstreams through the skin and nails. Needless to say, today is the day to try a nontoxic nail polish! You will be surprised at the wearability and colors available! Check out all the beautiful colors! Please note, there are many non toxic nail polishes on the market. Take some time and do a little research. Your body will thank you!
If you read the complete series of emails, 30 days to Toxic Free Living, Congratulations! You are better educated than before with a little extra knowledge on what to avoid! To thank you for following along, I would like to offer you a chance to win this beautifully packaged kit of Lavender, Peppermint and Tea Tree essential oils, all in 10ml bottles! And you will only need a bottle of Lemon Essential Oil to make the Allergy Trio! YAY!
Just reply to this email or text stating, "you did it!" and you will be entered to win! It's that simple! Good Luck!
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