Around the holidays we are usually stocking our kitchens and finding new things to try at home for guests. One of the reasons I love using essential oils in my home is that with two kids it is usually not as spotless as I would like it to be. We love diffusing essential oils to bring aromatherapy into the air helping our house smell nice
(it seriously smells like Christmas) while using an essential oil like Thieves boosts our immune system! Here is a homemade holiday recipe I tried out this week prior to Thanksgiving that was a hit in my house using Thieves.
I know what you are thinking...seriously who has time for making their own handsoap? This was pretty much me this time last year before I started reading up on why it was healthier to make a triclosan free soap at home or buy ones without it. Triclosan is an ingredient added to many consumer products to reduce or prevent bacterial contamination. (Read more from the FDA here). It has been known to be linked to liver and inhalation toxicity, and even low levels of triclosan may disrupt thyroid function. The American Medical Association recommends that triclosan not be used in the home, as it may encourage bacterial resistance to antibiotics. Read a fact sheet here. This is another reason we LOVE using Young Living Thieves Waterless Purifier and Spray when we are out and out shopping this holiday season or at the playground where a sink and soap are not accessible. Both products are safer for our family.
Around the holidays people are traveling more and coming in contact with one another which leads to more germs being shared. Hand washing with basic soap and water effectively prevents the spread of infection. It also prevents the transfer of toxic chemicals from your hands to your mouth. Scientists have found that children actually ingest more chemicals off their hands than from mouthing toxic products directly. Thieves soap provides the benefit of being a healthy option, averages around $5.00 to make (plus you have it on hand to refill), and SMELLS like CHRISTMAS.
Here's the recipe:
Thieves Foaming Hand WashBenefits:
Thieves® essential oil blend was inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated a special aromatic combination composed of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals they used while robbing the dead and dying. Thieves supports healthy immune function, and it includes Eucalyptus radiata essential oil, which may help maintain a healthy respiratory system. When taken as a dietary supplement, Thieves is an ideal complement to a daily wellness regimen.
What you’ll need:
Hand soap bottle with pump (I used one I bought from Home Goods)
2 Tablespoons Castile Soap (Amazon or a whole living market)
1 Tablespoon Fractionated Coconut Oil (Amazon or a whole living market)
6 Drops Vitamin E oil (optional for added moisturizer..I bought one from Trader Joes in the vitamin section)
1. Open your soap container and mix 2 tablespoons of castile soap, 1 tablespoon of fractionated coconut oil, and 6 drops of vitamin E oil (optional).
2. Then drop in 10 drops of Thieves essential oil
3. Once the bubbles settle, fill bottle with distilled water.
4. Screw on cap and shake to mix.
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