Oils for Toxin Free Cleaning

Did you know that it takes 26 seconds from the toxins and chemicals lingering on your floors to enter your crawling baby's blood stream? (Source)

Yea, that's scary stuff. I try so hard to keep my children alive, safe and as healthy as possible but the toxins and chemicals were hidden on our floors, on the tub I *just* cleaned and lingering on our clothing.

Darling Crochet Dish Cloth Pattern

Easy Darling Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
I get bored with crochet sometimes. I know so hard core hookers out there are screaming at these words but let me explain.

See, I learned the basic stitches. The single crochet and the double crochet. I was so bored all my life with crochet. I looked at a pattern to learn a new stitch and was like, no way! And I probably never tried again, until now.

I hate following patterns, but I hate following the rules, too. I mean, I am writing this blog post from inside my tiny home on wheels in a shopping centre parking lot on free wifi. I'm a rule breaker.


I longed for something new, something pretty and frankly, one dishcloth wasn't enough so I started hooking and came up with this darling pattern and am totally swooning over it! After posting it on social media here and here, fellow hookers want the pattern too. I have never really written a pattern before but here goes!

For yarn I use Yarnspiration Bernat Medium 100% cotton in Off White. You could use any yarn you’d like but because this is a dishcloth, I love using cotton because synthetics just aren’t absorbent for wiping up messes.


Should you use cotton yarn for dishcloths?


Yes, yes you should. And, here's why. Cotton is a natural renewable source grown in the United States. I love that I don’t have to worry about little synthetic fibres being washed down my drain and ending up in our oceans.

And because it is biodegradable, when my dishcloths are just too worn out to use use anymore, they can be composted or used in the garden as mulch around a bush or tree. Or even placed in a hugelkultur bed! Oh the possibilities! Go with cotton and do no harm!
I also used a 5.5mm hook because I'm a minimalist and that’s the only hook I have and it works great!

Gauge really isn’t important but if you’re a tight stitcher, you may want to add multiples of two onto this dishcloth pattern.



Abbreviations:


CH | chain

SC | Single Crochet

DC | Double crochet


Easy Darling Stitch Crochet Dish Cloth Pattern:


Chain 26 (or any length as long as it is divisible by 2)

Row 1: SC in the 2nd CH from the hook. DC in the same CH. *Skip one CH. SC + DC in the next CH* , repeat from * to* across. Turn your work.

Row 2: SC in the 2nd stitch from the hook. DC in the same CH. *Skip one stitch. SC + DC in the next stitch* , repeat from * to* across. Turn your work.

Row 3 and on: Repeat Row 2. I usually keep going until my Darling Dishcloth looks like a square, then tie it off and weave in the ends. But you could totally keep going and make a scarf!
Easy and Adorable Darling Dishcloth for beginners!

Top Apothecary Oil Round Up


I could go on and on about how much I love supporting my health with essential oils. But if you are already here, you want to learn more about how to use the top apothecary essential oils and I have rounded them up!

I'm giving away recipes, usage ideas and the benefits of the oils! Get started by clicking the link below!



NEXT TOP APOTHECARY OIL ☛


Why even use essential oils?


Essential oils and plant medicine have been used in history for thousands of years to treat a wide variety of physical and emotional ailments. They are the what people used before we could run to a pharmacy! So, the return of essential oils isn't really trendy or a fad, it's people living wildly and returning to a simpler natural medicine that worked for human kind for centuries.

What I love most about essential oils is that they get in your body on a cellular level to promote optimal wellness and address the root of your issues rather than just treating the symptoms. If you want to get pure, potent and effective essential oils, click here.

All the top essential oils uses, benefits and recipes you need!

Lemon Sweet Tea


If you had an extra $1100 this year, what would you you spent it on? Think about this for a second, would you stash it in savings, spend it on a vacation you desperately need, or pay of a credit card? What would you do!? 

If we buy a $3.00 coffee each day for a year, we would have spent $1095 perfecting someone else’s coffee making skills instead of our own.

‘The easiest way to save money is not to spend it’ - my friend, and soul sister, while at the beach. This was a truth bomb I need to hear after transitioning into tiny living and buying many convenient coffees rather than adjusting to tiny coffee making. It’s such a simple truth bomb, but a good one. 

So right now, I’m bringing you a super easy Lemon Sweet Tea recipe that you can whip together yourself and bring with you! And you get extra metaphorical points if you use a ball jar, cause they’re adorable and reusable!

I have been drinking black tea as long as I can remember but recently learned how amazing it is for your body! Black tea has high in polyphenols which are basically antioxidants on crack and my favourite thing! Antioxidants are incredibly important because they throw themselves under the bus and attach  to free radicals. And if you haven't heard of free radicals, they are what cause abnormal cells in your body which can then turn into the Big C. So basically, black tea can reduce inflammation, are great for your veins, and give you antioxidants! (Source)

I love adding Certified Pure Therapeutic Oils to my Sweet Tea recipe because it gives it a wellness punch! For instance, if you are feeling a little green, use Ginger Essential Oil. If you need an immune boost, use OnGuard Protective Blend or if you’re throat is bothering you, use Lemon Essential Oil! 
These oils NEED to be Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade though, all the others have preservatives, fillers or additives from cheap distillation practises. If you want to get the pure stuff, click here!

Lemon Sweet Tea

You’ll need:

An adorable Ball Jar, I make 32oz at a time
Warm water
2 tea bags
Honey to taste
2 drops of CPTG Lemon Essential Oil
Ice

Method:

It’s so simple, I fill my jar 3/4 full of warm water, add the tea bags, squirt in honey and add drops of essential oils and shake it! Once the colour starts to change and the honey has dissolved, I top with ice. I leave the tea bags in! 

Oils for First Aid


Essential oils and plant medicine have been used in history for thousands of years to treat a wide variety of physical and emotional ailments. They are the what people used before we could run to a pharmacy! So, the return of essential oils isn't really trendy or a fad, it's people living wildly and returning to a simpler natural medicine that worked for human kind for centuries so it only makes sense that you would want to add them to your First Aid Kit!