It’s no secret that I LOVE my OnGuard Foaming Hand Wash. Not only does this nontoxic hand soap do an excellent job at…well…washing your hands, but it’s pH balanced to protect your skin, free of harmful sythetic ingredients. It’s also infused with the immune-supportive power of the OnGuard blend, which contains essential oils of Wild Orange, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Leaf, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary; all of which help protect against environmental and seasonal threats.
The best part? You can even dilute the liquid to stretch your pennies, and still get all the squeaky-clean foamy goodness.
As you might have seen, hand sanitizer has been flying off the shelves these past few weeks as people work to protect themselves from the spread of germs.
But did you know that most hand sanitizers on the market actually contain harmful ingredients that not only irritate the skin and respiratory system, but can actually suppress the immune system even further?
Most sanitizers out there contain triclosan, which is an antibacterial agent that actually DOES NOT have the ability to ward off viruses. It is suspected to be a carcinogen, and kills off both good and bad bacteria from the skin, meaning it can weaken the immune system. It is also lipophillic, so it can accumulate in your body’s fat cells over time and has been found in breast milk, blood and urine samples. Tricolosan is a major endocrine disruptor, and has been linked to various hormone-related issues and toxicity. Definitely not something we want to be exposing ourselves to.
So, what to do instead? You can whip up your very own DIY hand mist at a fraction of the cost, and without any harmful ingredients. I’ma teach you how!
I’ve been avoiding writing this blog post for weeks now.
Part of me hasn’t really wanted to talk about this topic because, well, it sucks. Grief is a weird and wild process, and it manifests itself differently in all of us. No matter where you are in your own stage of loss, using essential oils for grief can be supportive for emotional health.
I would much rather share with you my latest DIY recipe or a recent travel adventure, to be honest. But if you’re reading this, chances are you are struggling right now. Maybe you’ve recently lost someone you love. Or you’re grieving some unmet expectations. Or maybe you’re feeling like you’ve lost your place or purpose. I’ve been there, and while I’m certainly no expert I do know that it all gets a fraction easier when we can connect with others who know what we’re going through. So here goes.
Switching out the harmful ingredients in your cleaning supplies for non-toxic options can make a huge difference in your health. Research links many household cleaning products to respiratory issues, digestive problems, mood imbalance, and skin sensitivities. Lemon essential oil acts as a powerful cleaning agent and is a super versatile tool to have in your cleaning cabinet.
Here are 10 of my favorite ways to use Lemon essential oil for cleaning.
In case you don’t know by now, Frankincense is my right-hand man.
My ride-or-die, forever love. This is also the essential oil I think I use the most, which is why I thought it deserved its own blog post.
I also have an entire masterclass and ebook on Frankie that you can check out HERE.
With so many amazing properties, it can be hard to decide how to start using your Frankie.
So I’ve pared it down to my top 5 favorite uses to make it easier for you to begin. Remember, as with most things, when it comes to our health and wellness, you’ll get the most out of your essential oils when you use them consistently and routinely. If it all seems a bit overwhelming, just pick one or two action items from this list and then reassess in a month or so.
I am a former elementary school teacher, turned holistic lifestyle coach and I am so glad you're here. After being diagnosed with (and healing myself from) a rare chronic illness, I now teach people how to tap into their intuition in order to make the changes they wish to see in their health, naturally. I'm on a mission to change the way we think about self-care, so we can all show up in the world as our best and brightest selves. I can't wait to connect with you!