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Essential Oils

Essential Oil Infused Dryer Balls

Since it is not recommended to use dryer sheets with children s sleepwear we decided awhile ago to do away with dryer sheets. We have been using purecosheets to help eliminate static but I was really missing that fresh laundry smell. I took to Pinterest and one of my safe essential oil use groups on Facebook to come up with a solution.

I chose to make a spray and designate certain dryer balls to infuse. For the spray I used 15 drops Lavender, 15 drop Purification from Essential Oils and filled the rest of the bottle with white vinegar. Diluting oils in white vinegar and letting it soak in before use with help prevent oil marks on clothing. White vinegar also helps with static. Some oils are photosensitive so amber bottles like these are perfect for any sprays you want to make using essential oils. You can mix up many different solutions depending on your mood Lavender/Orange, Purification/Mel-A for sheets when the house is sick, Peppermint/Ylang-Ylang for sheets and towels. While the load is in the washer I spray the ball(s) to let it soak in. Once the clothes are dry on the air fluff cycle, no heat. I also rinse out the lint trap every other time to get any of the residual oil off, although it is so diluted to begin with I am not sure if any is really on it anyway.

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I didn’t want the spray to get mixed up with anything else so I used my Silhouette and played around with some vinyl for the first time. It was really easy to do and a lot of fun. Now I have a whole list of things I want to label with vinyl. My friend who has been doing it for awhile says once you start it’s really hard to stop!

Tipful Thursdays: Organizing Essential Oils

A few months ago I finally decided to take the plunge and invest in Essential Oils. I wanted to slowly replace all of our household cleaning agents and venture into some new uses.

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Shortly after receiving my first set of oils I wanted to find something to store them in that I could easily transport when we travel. Around the same time Thirty-One came out with their new catalog and the Baubles & Bracelets Case. I decided to get one and give it a try.

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You can fit about 15 oils inside which is the perfect amount for travel needs or even an emergency kit in the car.

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I also love that there is space for cards with some of the recipes I make often. There is also space for the pads for our travel diffuser.

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The Baubles & Bracelets Case goes for $20 and is currently available in five different patterns.