DIY Essentials…The Series Part 1

 

Are you like me and look at something and think, “I could make that for cheaper!”?

How many of you have seen do it yourself things and thought “I can totally make that”?

Only to try and fail miserably (thanks Pinterest for crushing me yet again).  Come on, I can’t be the only person?!

DIY is extremely popular these days.  You can make anything from a flower arrangement to a couch (I even lack creativity in my DIY examples).  You can seriously “make” anything these days.  The only problem (well for me) is that, most of the time I’m left with a pile of items glued, stapled or screwed together that serve no purpose because they barely resemble what it was I was trying to make.  Who’s with me?

I am the type of DIYer that goes out, buy all the supplies to create a masterpiece, opens the “pinned” post, puts my heart and soul into it and then BOOM all my hopes and dreams are crushed when the thing looks nothing resembling what it should and serves no function at all.

I am here to tell you that, there is hope!  Hope for us wannabe DIYers!  I have found foolproof DIY recipes and the best part, they are meant to eliminate chemicals from your life!  These DIY projects are for those things used on a daily basis that put chemicals into and onto the body.  They are basically foolproof and can enhance your health and wellness.  Now this is my kind of DIY!

So I thought I would share with my fellow DIY fail-ers and those that totally rock DIY projects, some of the easiest and best ways you can do it yourself, save money AND enhance your health and wellness.

I hope you will follow me as I regularly share different recipes.

So without further ado…. I present to you my first DIY recipe.

Household (multi purpose) Cleaner

My go to product!  I always have to have a multi purpose cleaner in the house.  I hate having to switch between cleaners for every surface or room I am cleaning.  So I made this and I literally use this on everything.

Here is what you will need:

16oz. Spray bottle- I opted for an amber glass bottle (no not because of the name) so that I didn’t have chemicals from a plastic bottle contaminating my cleaner.  I used 16oz so I would avoid having to make this cleaner too often (I’m all about saving myself time).

Distilled Water- This is so cheap! Distilled water is great because it has many of the impurities removed so it won’t interact with the essential oils or add extra minerals to your products.

Vinegar- No explanation needed (I hope).

Essential Oil- I chose to use Young Living’s Purification as it is a made blend and is great to help purify and eliminate odours.  You can use different oils such as lemon, orange, clove, tea tree.  I will write all about that soon.   In the mean time, please remember to not just buy any brand of essential oils as many of them contain chemicals and additives (see my previous blogs) and that will totally defeat the purpose of a chemical free household cleaner.

 How to make:

Are you ready for this?  Be prepared to be amazed with these intricate instructions.

Step One– Take your spray bottle and open it

Step Two– Add ¼ cup vinegar (if your spray bottle is smaller than 16oz. use less vinegar)

Step Three– Add 5-10 drops essential oil

Step Four– Fill rest of bottle with distilled water

Step Five– Shake

Step Six– USE!

Could this be any easier?  Honestly, it’s easier than driving to a store and buying a cleaner.  Especially if you are like me and order your supplies online.

Give it a try!  Let me know how it works for you.  Cause, I love this DIY cleaner!

 

 

Essentially the Best Sleep Ever

Here I am again with another post to amaze you! (if I’m not, let’s just pretend!)

Let’s talk about sleep.  My favourite thing to do!  I’m pretty sure I am a professional sleeper, as I take my sleep very seriously.  I plan my life around sleeping (and napping, I don’t discriminate) and really should hold a gold metal in sleeping because I’m definitely at the Olympic level.  Alright, so now that we have established how much I love to sleep, will you believe me when I say that my sleep has gotten even better‽  No way!  Way!  (I really feel like we are having a conversation here, folks).

When I first started getting into essential oils and got my starter package, I got a diffuser. I really didn’t think I would get much use out of it other than to scent our home.  Boy, oh boy, was I wrong. Having read a lot about diffusing before and at bedtime, I thought to myself, self, why not try it?

There is an essential oil called Peace & Calming.  Seems like an appropriate name for a peaceful nights sleep, huh?  So my first trial was this oil.  I dropped 5 drops (yes just 5 drops is all that is needed) into my diffuser and turned it on.  Little did I know I was about to get the best nights sleep ever!  I woke up feeling rested and great!

Peace & Calming (by Young Living) contains tangerine, ylang ylang, bluetansy, orange and patchouli essential oils to make this unique blend that promotes deep relaxation.   Very fitting for a good nights sleep.  But it can also be used for other things like, stressful situations or meditation (soon I’ll share how I’m using it for our dog).

Since this discovery, I have been diffusing every night and have been getting the best sleeps ever.  I have tried other blends and single oils but nothing has been as wonderful as Peace & Calming.

So I had to share this find.  Because if me, the Olympic level sleeper, can enhancer her sleep, you can too!  And of course I had to share an easy way to enhance your life (I don’t want to keep all the secrets to myself).

I know you want to try it!  Who wouldn’t want a simple way to have, essentially the best sleep ever?!😝

Side Note…

Interested in this oil, other oils or a diffuser, contact me!

New Title!

Well hello again!  It’s been a while (I seem to say that every time I post).  There has been some changes.  Let me bring you up to speed…

Sometime ago, I set out on a journey to remodel my life.  To one that surrounded me with positivity, strength and happiness and the void of too much negativity.  While this process will be never ending, ultimately I feel I’ve reached a point where I am able to maintain a life with a positive mind, happy heart and deal with the bumps in the road as they come.  Needless to say, I haven’t had much to write and share on this topic.

So instead of permanently deleting this blog, I’ve decided to change the title and start to share some of the amazing things I am learning to bring health and wellness into my life. Why hide these things from the world‽ (note: I am not discovering new things just things I, personally may not have know about before and you may not either so why not share)

Welcome to, Essentially Healthy and Fit a reboot of Remodeling My Life.  Here I will be sharing with you some of my passions and how they are bringing health and wellness into my life and maybe they can to yours too!

Life is about balance.  I try to eat healthy and clean but sometimes I eat a cone filled with cookie dough.  I try to use a reusable shopping bag but sometimes I forget and have to use the plastic ones.  I am here to share the things I do to bring a healthy option into my life to balance out the inevitable bad we are faced with daily.  Little changes here and there to a healthier option will only enhance your life in ways you never knew.

I am no expert and I am far from perfect but I am trying and having a ton of fun along the way!

I am essentially healthy and fit.