DIY Instant Pot Elderberry Syrup

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The last few winters my family has added Elderberry Cough Syrup to our winter wellness routine!  It has helped us so much and if you do a quick Internet search you’ll see all the benefits of this amazing herb — Vitamins A, B, and C are just a few benefits you’ll get from this syrup!

In the fall we start taking 1/2 – 1 tsp for kids and 1/2 – 1 tablespoon for adults right before we drink our NingXia Red every morning.  It became expensive to buy fresh syrup ($25/pint) so I began making my own with my Instant Pot!  It is SO easy!

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup elderberries
  • 1 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 1 drop Young Living Ginger Vitality Essential Oil
  • 1 drop Young Living Cinnamon Vitality Essential Oil
  • 1 drop Young Living Clove Vitality Essential Oil
  • 3 drops Young Living Lemon Vitality Essential Oil
  • 3 drops Young Living Orange Vitality Essential Oil

Directions:

  1. Pour elderberries and water into your Instant Pot.  (Don’t add the honey yet or the essential oils since boiling destroys the properties!)
  1. Set the manual time to 5 minutes.  After the time is up, turn it off and just let the pressure come down naturally.
  1. Let the liquid cool.
  1. Strain the liquid into a glass storage jar and discard the elderberries.
  1. Add the honey and essential oils.
  1. Way to go!! You have homemade elderberry syrup!   We store our syrup in a glass jar in the fridge and take it daily in the fall. Some sources recommend taking only during the week and not on the weekends to boost immunity.

Makes 16 ounces.

This is a family recipe and not personal medical advice.

Need Young Living Vitality Essential Oils that you can ingest?! 

Here’s how to order — choose the kit that fits your needs!

No minimum orders or commitments!

1) You can get the Premium Starter Kit with 12 oils & diffuser and add on the oils from the recipe!

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2) You can get the Basic Kit with lots of goodies including the delightful Stress Away blend — and just add the essential vitality oils from the recipe! You will need to add Orange Vitality, Lemon Vitality, Clove Vitality, Cinnamon Bark Vitality, and Ginger Vitality Essential Oils!

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Using the link above, I will get to be your sponsor and help you with your oily questions! I will also send you a Welcome Bag full of goodies you need to get started on your oily journey!

While you wait on your amazing oils to arrive, check out these yummy recipes that use several of the same vitality essential oils found in my Elderberry Syrup!

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New Summer 2019 Products!

Every summer 40,000 people travel to Mona, Utah to see Young Living’s Lavender Farm and attend a convention full of so many fun workshops!!

I’ve gone at least 4 times, maybe 5, and every year I love jumping in the lavender! The beautiful lavender surrounded by the mountains is just breath taking!

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It is also fun to see exactly were our oils come from — from planting the perfect seeds to distilling and bottling the oils — and is really fun to watch!

planting in 2016

(Pregnant self “helping” plant at Mona Farm, 2016)

2017 farm

(Distillery at Mona Farm with travel buddy, 2017)

Also every summer YL releases new products! Here are what the YL researchers, testers, and scientists have created for us this summer!!

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Rose Essential Oils Recipes

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15% OFF ROSE ESSENTIAL OIL…February 11 – 14, 2019!!!

Quick Order. While Supplies Last. No Limits.



LET’S DO SOME MATH

Did you know the average price for a dozen long-stem roses is $42???

Did you also know that those same long-stem roses will only last about 7 days???

If my math is correct that $6/day.

Let’s compare that to a 5-ml bottle of Rose Essential Oil.

One drop of Rose Essential Oil (at 15% off) is $1.62

If you put one drop of Rose Essential Oil in your diffuser necklace every day, it would be +25 days before you spent the equivalent of what your dozen long-stem roses cost.

Your roses would be long dead and you still have 18 more days of Rose essential oil to enJOY!!!

But here’s the DEAL…Rose essential oil is so fragrant, that one drop of it in your diffuser necklace will last more than one day.

In fact, I’ve had it last over a week. Yes, one drop, on the little felt pad, lasted over a week.

I’ll let you do the math on that.

The bottom line. If you have to choose between a dozen roses or a 5-ml bottle of Rose essential oil this Valentine’s Day, choose the essential oil.

Not only is it a better value, it will also last longer. Way longer!!!



RAISE YOUR FREQUENCY WITH ROSE

Everyone has electrical energy or frequency.

We all know someone who has the ability to lift us up, just by being in their presence.

We also all know someone who brings us down without even saying a word. They give off bad vibes.

That’s frequency.

Negative thoughts lower our frequency. Positive thoughts increase our frequency.

Essential oils have frequency as well.

Those with higher frequency have the ability to positively influence our emotions.

Rose essential oil tops the frequency list, which means its fragrant influence is particularly beneficial to healthy moods and emotions.



ROSE RESEARCH

“These findings are likely to represent a relaxing effect of the rose oil and provide some evidence for the use of rose oil in aromatherapy, such as causing relief of depression and stress in humans.”

Source: Relaxing effect of rose oil on humans. International Journal for Natural Products, Communications, and Reviews.



LOVE POTION NO. 6 ROLL-ON

10-ml Roll-On Bottle
2 drops Rose
2 drops Jasmine
2 drop Neroli
Carrier Oil

To a 10-ml roll-on bottle, add essential oils, then top with carrier oil of choice.



ROSE WATER

4 oz Spray Bottle
2-4 drops Rose
Distilled Water

To a 4 oz spray bottle, add Rose essential oil, then top with distilled water.

Shake and spritz.

The use of Rose Water water dates back to early Egypt when Cleopatra used it as part of her skincare regimen. Here are just a few of the many benefits of Rose Water:

• Maintains the pH balance of the skin and controls excess oil.

• Hydrates, revitalizes, and moisturizes the skin.

• Aids in healing scars, cuts, and wounds.

• Strengthens and regenerates skin cells.

• Clean pores and tones the skin.

I use Rose water instead of the Savvy Minerals Misting Spray when applying my Savvy Minerals makeup. I also use it as a finishing spray after I’ve applied my makeup.



ANTI-AGING FACE SERUM

1 oz Glass Dropper Bottle
1 drop Rose
2 drops Sandalwood
2 drops Frankincense
Jojoba Oil

To a 1 oz dropper bottle, add essential oils, then top with Jojoba oil. Cap and gently roll in hands. Apply nightly after cleansing and toning.



By the way, Rose essential oil is considered an aphrodisiac. Va-va-va-voom!!!


Why is Rose EO so amazing?

Rose has a beautiful, strong floral and sweet fragrance that is intoxicating and highly romantic. It helps bring balance and harmony with stimulating and uplifting properties that create a sense of well-being and self-confidence. It’s one of the highest frequency oil on the planet!

Used for skin care for thousands of years, it is perfect for dry or aging skin. Its incredibly relaxing and grounding, and my favorite use is with bath salts in a bath when you need that relaxation time.

Fun facts: It takes about 5,000 lbs of rose petals to distill 1 lb of essential oil. (about 2 cups) That’s an entire warehouse full. At our rose distillery in Turkey there’s a warehouse FILLED with rows and rows of screens used to put the petals on until they are distilled. They have women pick the petals because they can do so more delicately than men. They pick the petals at dawn, so that there is a little dew on them, keeping them fresh until they are distilled!

Here are the Top 20 reasons some of my Diamond friends put together to use Rose essential oil: 



You can also do an internet search for the health benefits of Rose essential oil and find hundreds more ways to use this precious and valuable oil

Young Living says that “Rose (Rosa damascena) has a beautiful, strong floral and sweet fragrance that is intoxicating and highly romantic. It helps bring balance and harmony with stimulating and uplifting properties that create a sense of well-being and self-confidence.”

Rose has been used throughout history in the ancient art of aromatherapy for the well being of the body and mood-elevating support. Interestingly, because rose petals are not very high in oil content, it takes several thousand pounds of rose petals to produce just one ounce of this valuable oil, depending on the variety of plant used. Due to these factors, rose oil tends to cost much more than most oils. However, its price does not prevent it from being one of the most popular essential oils. Don’t be afraid to use this oil, saving it for a rainy day. You’re worth every drop in that bottle!

Love in a bottle. You cannot have a bad day when wearing this oil. Makes my heart sing.

Boosts self esteem, confidence, and mental strength when feeling sad.

One drop of this oil and I’m like ahhhhhh…. Speaking of…gonna go dab that fancy oil on my wrists today…Not gonna lie…I kinda wish I’d bought more than just the one bottle!! Can’t WAIT for mine to come in!!! Who else is getting one?


Did you realize that you can use rose oil on your body without actually putting a drop directly on your body? Simply lie down and put the capped bottle ON you. Relax and let it stay there for as long as you wish. Your rose oil will last a long time that way!


Savvy beauty serum for the face, neck and hands
1/2 oz sunflower seed oil
3 drops frankincense
2 drops myrrh
1 drop rose


(it can be EXTREMELY hard to get rose out of the bottle (it gels up) so….. the best solution I have found is to put the bottle in my bra or a pocket and let it warm up for 5 minutes. True Story. Body heat warms it up and the oils becomes perfect liquid and I am LITERALLY on cloud 9 all day. The frequency of it is so powerful!)


Just before going to bed, I like to put rose oil on the center of my forehead, over my heart, on my brain stem, and under my nose. This gives me the most restful sleep imaginable! When I wake up the next morning, I feel like I’ve been on vacation for weeks. I notice it when I don’t put it on.

When I’m out of sorts, I love to inhale rose oil. If you play your cards right, the bottle should last a whole year. Yep, I’m worth it!

Rose +Abundance = Smell like a million bucks!

Terrific skin-supporting properties (hence it’s inclusion in Rose Ointment).


Rose Essential Oil
Item No.: 3623D
Sale Price: $162.35
PV: 79.70

Quick Order Only.
While Supplies Last.
No Limits. 
US & NFR Markets.

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Valentine’s Oily Gift Guide

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VDay3-EO-Roll-Ons

VDay4-EO-Bath-Salts

VDay5-Cologne

VDay6-Perfume

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February Freebies

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FALL IN LOVE WITH FEBRUARY’S PV PROMO and check out this SWAY link  that describes uses for EACH free oil!!

Show some love to your mind, body, and soul by improving your whole-life wellness with our PV promo.

With your qualifying order, you’ll receive a 5 ml bottle of Purification® and a 15 ml bottle of Ylang Ylang. Use Purification to help freshen your favorite date-night frocks and complete the look with glowing skin by adding a drop or two of Ylang Ylang to your face lotion.

Dilute drops from your 5 ml bottles of Palo Santo and Marjoram with carrier oil to give tired muscles some TLC. After massage, meditate while diffusing Cypress and surround yourself with the grounding aroma. You’ll also receive Super Cal™ Plus and Clove Vitality™—products that help you care for yourself from the inside out.

Check out this month’s products!

400 PV
Retail Value: $212.83
• 15 ml Ylang Ylang
• 5 ml Purification®
• 5 ml Palo Santo
• 15 ml Cypress
• 60-count Super Cal Plus
• Bonus Essential Rewards 5 ml Marjoram
• Bonus Essential Rewards 5 ml Clove Vitality

300 PV
Retail Value: $157.57
• 5 ml Purification
• 5 ml Palo Santo
• 15 ml Cypress
• 60-count Super Cal Plus
• Bonus Essential Rewards 5 ml Marjoram
• Bonus Essential Rewards 5 ml Clove Vitality

250 PV
Retail Value: $90.14
• 15 ml Cypress
• 60-count Super Cal Plus
• Bonus Essential Rewards 5 ml Marjoram
• Bonus Essential Rewards 5 ml Clove Vitality

190 PV
Retail Value: $64.15
• 60-count Super Cal Plus
• Bonus Essential Rewards 5 ml Marjoram
• Bonus Essential Rewards 5 ml Clove Vitality

100 PV
Retail Value: $9.87
• Bonus Essential Rewards 5 ml Clove Vitality

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Gift Giving Make & Take

I love hosting Make & Takes in December!!  The gifts are perfect for stocking stuffers and little gifts for friends and co-workers!

I found ALL the containers on Amazon! The links are below each recipe.

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Spray Bottle found here!

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Think margarita rim salt!! YUMM!

Here is the container! And here is a link to the Citrus Rim Salt labels. I printed it on 8.5×11 Cameo sticker paper then cut out on my Cameo. Let me know if you would like a template for Avery labels instead!

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Wool dryer balls are amazing!! There are so many benefits to using them instead of dryer sheets!  I use them because they are better for our lungs and our budget! My set of dryer balls has already lasted 2 years!! I use these with YL Lavender on them!

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What is Sanding Sugar?? Think of “dressing up” cookies or even oatmeal! So yummy on top of your favorite desserts — and the Peppermint Vitality oil adds a hint of mint!

We used the same containers as the Citrus Rim Salt!

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YL Black Friday 2018

AVAILABLE FRIDAY!!!! (and there is MORE coming Cyber Monday!)

Are you ready to LOSE YOUR MIND? JUMP FOR JOY ?? SHOP TIL YOU DROP ???

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Diffusers…20% Off!!!! Oh the goodness totally isn’t even close to done friends!!  Check this out! TWENTY percent off four different diffusers!! Come to mama!! This little lady is stocking up!! Desert Mist Diffuser $51.00, 30.60PV 21558D I hope you all have one of these beauties by now, but if not here is your chance!! The candlelight flicker setting is on point (yes I said candlelight…how awesome is that)! Not to mention all the other pretty colors you can set it to. I have this beauty in my office and it’s flipping gorgeous!

Lantern Diffuser $67.80, 40.60PV 23700D Young Living’s newest diffuser and they are putting it on sale!!! What what!  This diffuser is legit jaw dropping pretty…I love the detail on the metal and the glass panels. We have one in our kitchen – love, love, love. Rainstone Diffuser $139.80, 83.80PV 5331D Handmade with rare purple clay found only in a small region of China. Need I say more?? This is my husband’s favorite diffuser and also the one we keep in our daughter’s room. I love that it runs for 8 hours, the handy dandy remote and the pretty LED settings! It’s a steal for $139…seriously friends, don’t miss out on this one. Aria Diffuser $185.40, 111.40PV 4524D The MAC DADDY, get that jaw up off the floor, freaking gorgeous Aria. I cannot even believe it is part of this sale right now!! Like to feel like you live in a spa? Yes please! So pretty much…totally freaking out about now! Young Living you are so good to us!! We’ve got diffusers in nearly every room of our house and I will SO still be getting in on this sale! I’m so excited that there are no limits!! Hello amazing gifts!! And know what?? PLUS Every one of these diffusers comes with a FREE 5ml bottle of Peppermint AND 5ml bottle of Tangerine!! Holla for two free oils on top of the sale!!

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NEW Roll-On Collection!!!❤️

Shut the front door..are you kidding me?!! This is the stuff dreams are made of!!! This incredible collection is an amazing, AMAZING DEAL and I just thought to myself last week why YL doesn’t have a roll-on collection yet?!! And well, here it is! It includes: Tranquil Roll-On Deep Relief Roll-On Valor Roll-On ❤️ Breathe Again Roll-On Stress Away Roll-On Rutavala Roll-On {ONLY available in this collection} ❤️ Thieves Roll-On Let’s all roll into the holiday season with a little more ease!! And there is a limited supply so don’t hesitate or you might miss out on this one! Let’s chat a little about these awesome blends in this collection shall we?? First, there is Thieves! Yes, please! This beautiful blend was my first love! In our house, we roll this puppy all over the bottoms of our kiddos’ feet every night before bed! We rest easy knowing our little ones have the natural tools they need to stay well throughout the holidays. RutaVaLa? Getting your hands on this blend is next to impossible! In fact, this is the ONLY way to grab a bottle of this coveted oil. Its been out of stock for as long as I can remember! So whats the big deal with RutaVala? Can anyone say SLEEP?! This calming blend will have you OUT faster than you can say “Good Night, Honey.” Take my word for it! Deep Relief- We know the holidays means a little more of everything. And a little more of EVERYTHING can lead to extra tension in those shoulders. Keep a bottle of Deep Relief in your purse or back pocket and you will always have the solution for your tight muscles. Stress Away- The perfect companion to Deep Relief when you have baking to do, shopping to complete, a tree to decorate, and parties to attend! Keep both of those bottles with you for a more relaxed and stress-free season! Tranquil- Who couldn’t use a little more of this in December! Its a great compliment to RutaVala for sleep, and I also find this one to be super helpful when I am feeling overwhelmed with ALL THE THINGS! A quick roll on my wrists and neck….I can feel the sigh of relief just thinking about it. Breathe Again- I love the synergy of this blend – four types of eucalyptus oil paired with peppermint, copaiba and myrtle! It’s invigorating and my lungs say thank you! Put a little pep in your step this season with this invigorating blend. Valor- Oh Valor, how I adore you! Are you an introvert that has to attend the work holiday party? Valor. Going to the family get together that usually ends in arguments? Valor. Singing in the Christmas Choir? Valor. Whatever the reason, grab Valor when you are needing a little more of it this season. Don’t wait! Grab yourself this collection before it is gone!!! +++++++++++++ LISTEN UP YOU PARTY PEOPLE!!! Individually priced these oils would cost 228PV wholesale!! So this is a heck of a deal as a special collection price!!! Plus…RUTAVALA HELLOOOOO!!! Item No.: 25649 Size: 10-ml roll-ons (7-count) Wholesale Price: $199.75 Retail Price: $262.83 PV: 199.75 Quick Order: Yes Essential Rewards: Yes, starting December 1 or while supplies last Launching at 8:00AM MT (10am ET, 9am CT, 7am PT) on Friday!!! Quick orders only and while supplies last!!! I cannot stress enough that items WILL sell out so make sure you’re ready on Friday morning!! Did I mention NO LIMITS!!! Oh yes, yes I did! NO LIMITS!!!

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You will not even BE.LIEVE this list we are about to share with you. This is TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE… Except, wait…. it IS true!

ALLLLLLLL of these oils are TWENTY PERCENT OFF!!!! 20% OFF!! (I am NOT using my inside-voice.

5-ml Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood | 4746D | $78.00 | 78.00PV 15-ml Thieves | 3423D | $27.80 | 27.80PV 5-ml Valor | 3430D | $31.80 | 31.80PV 15-ml Lavender | 3575D | $19.40 | 19.40PV 5-ml Peace & Calming | 3398D | $27.80 | 27.80PV 5-ml Rose | 3623D | $152.80 | 75.00PV 5-ml Sacred Sandalwood | 19651D | $79.80 | 59.80PV 15-ml Peppermint | 3614D | $17.60 | 17.60PV 15-ml Copaiba | 3431D | $35.40 | 35.40PV ‍15-ml PanAway | 3390D | $65.40 | 65.40PV 15-ml Eucalyptus Radiata | 3538D | $15.80 | 15.80PV 15-ml Geranium | 3554D | $34.00 | 34.00PV 15-ml Lemon | 3578D | $9.20 | 9.20PV 15-ml ImmuPower | 3363D | $51.60 | 51.60PV 15-ml Tea Tree | 3587D | $21.40 | 21.40PV 5-ml Blue Tansy | 3084D | $75.80 | 75.80PV 15-ml Rosemary | 3626D | $12.80 | 12.80PV 5-ml White Angelica | 3428D | $23.00 | 23.00PV 15-ml Citronella | 3085D | $16.00 | 16.00PV 15-ml Orange | 3602D | $8.80 | 8.80PV 5-ml Vetiver | 3651D | $17.00 | 17.00PV 15-ml Cedarwood | 3509D | $9.20 | 9.20PV 5-ml Christmas Spirit | 3356D | $8.40 | 8.40PV 15-ml Eucalyptus Globulus | 3539D | $11.80 | 11.80PV 5-ml Lemon Vitality | 5625D | $5.00 | 5.00PV 5-ml Peppermint Vitality | 5628D | $8.20 | 8.20PV 5-ml Gentle Baby | 3362D | $17.40 | 17.40PV 5-ml Thieves Vitality | 5631D | $11.80 | 11.80PV 15-ml Joy | 3372D | $34.40 | 34.40PV 5-ml Lavender Vitality | 5590D | $9.60 | 9.60PV 15-ml Clove | 3524D | $12.60 | 12.60PV ☕️15-ml Bergamot | 3503D | $22.20 | 22.20PV 15-ml Oregano | 3605D | $22.80 | 22.80PV 15-ml Cypress | 3530D | $15.80 | 15.80PV 5-ml Frankincense Vitality | 5587D | $24.40 | 24.40PV 5-ml Orange Vitality | 5627D | $4.80 | 4.80PV 5-ml Ginger | 3557D | $10.80 | 10.80PV 5-ml Lime Vitality | 5591D | $4.60 | 4.60PV ‍15-ml Patchouli | 3608D | $27.80 | 27.80PV ‍5-ml PanAway | 3391D | $29.00 | 29.00PV 15-ml Raven | 3402D | $28.60 | 28.60PV 15-ml Endoflex | 3333D | $22.60 | 22.60PV 5-ml Spearmint | 3638D | $8.80 | 8.80PV ‍15-ml Clary Sage | 3521D | $39.00 | 39.00PV 15-ml Melrose | 3378D | $16.20 | 16.20PV 5-ml Citrus Fresh Vitality | 5619D | $6.00 | 6.00PV 5-ml SleepyIze | 5307D | $13.80 | 13.80PV TummyGize 5-ml TummyGize | 5305D | $10.40 | 10.40PV 15-ml Abundance | 3300D | $30.40 | 30.40PV 15-ml DiGize | 3324D | $27.00 | 27.00PV 15-ml Stress Away | 4630D | $24.40 | 24.40PV ‍♀️

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Anybody else love to Rep their YL attire?

YL Gear couldn’t be forgotten, so they are having a sale too! 15%-50% off selected items Friday through Monday while supplies last!

If you haven’t checked out what they have, head on over to younglivinggear.com on Friday morning and take a look! They have YL branded clothing for Men, Women, and even Kids. Work out clothes, lounging clothes, but possibly my favorite products of theirs are the bags!

They have gorgeous make up bags, brush holders, even a backpack diaper bag that totally doesn’t have to be a diaper bag!! Pens, notebooks, coasters, show your love for Young Living in all the places!! (Those coaster are awesome, they are ceramic and have pics of some of the YL farms on them, gorgeous!) Watches, socks, and Purses, Oh My! Go check it out!!!

Can. You. EVEN!?????

I’ll update this list as deals are release!!!

:) Dayna

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Cooking with Vitality Essential Oils

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Ready to get cooking?! Here’s how I got started!

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My Coffee Maker Cleaner!

Twice a month I like to run about a teaspoon of Thieves Household Cleaner through my Keurig coffee maker! I just pour it into the water, and run it through the machine! My kitchen smells amazing and my coffee maker is clean!!

 

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I also a capful of use this same Thieves Household Cleaner throughout my home — cleaning the kitchen, floors, bathrooms, and even to boost my laundry detergent! This little bottle of concentrate on costs about $1.50 per bottle I DIY at home!

Here are some ways I dilute it:

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I L.O.V.E. that it is totally safe for my kids (and pets!) to breathe while cleaning!!

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