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Directions for Dryer Balls – Using Lavender

Following is a recipe for  100% wool Dryer Balls from one of my friend/downline ladies.  She is rockin awesome and agreed to share it with you all.  She knows about natural things, and about laundry and about saving $$ with having lots of littles.

Ursula says, “It’s super easy and worth their weight in gold. Takes the place of fabric softener. The wool acts as a static repellant. Very natural. Saves on the electric bill! They knock the clothes around in the dryer aerating the clothes. Creating more room for the air to circulate. Drying the clothes faster.

These were made about a year ago and still have lots of life left in them.

These were made about a year ago and still have lots of life left in them.

  • Find 100% wool, which isn’t easy.
  • Make yarn balls. Slightly larger than mine would work better, I think.
  • I hide the tail of the yard by using a needle and thread it though the middle so it doesn’t come undone.
  • I boil the balls in a large pot. Just to a boil. (The boiling is to felt the wool. So it doesn’t come apart.)
  • Let them sit until cooled.
  • Then dry them with clothes.

My took a week before they dried out. These balls are super absorbent so it takes a while for them to dry out.

I add a drop of Young Living lavender oil to one ball. Toss all the balls with the laundry into the dryer.  It makes the laundry smell good and cuts the drying time in half.”

THANKS so much Ursula for sharing your recipe with us!!  LOVE you and your family!!

THANKS so much Ursula for sharing your recipe with us!! LOVE you and your family!!

3 John 2  “Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may PROSPER and be in GOOD HEALTH, just as your SOUL PROSPERS.”

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Surviving “NO NAP”….. testimonial

From one of my NEW members:

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“Cam didn’t nap today and was having a major meltdown.  (Cam is the older child, quite adorable even if she does have a mischievous twinkle to her eye, I can attest!  🙂  )

I didn’t have any Peace & Calming OR Lavender…..so I dug out some old J&J lavender wash from like 3 years ago…….

It smelled AWFUL!!!  Hurry up Friday so I can order more Peace & Calming!!!!”

Peace and Calming

*I asked her why she was waiting for Friday and she said, “PAYDAY”….  ahhhh yes, there IS that…. Knowing her to be VERY “crunchy” I then asked why she even HAD any J&J considering the toxicity.  She said she thought she had thrown it away and was looking for her Lavender castile soap but found that and……

“I was DESPERATE, so I thought I’d try it…….NOT!”

* told her she needed to GET RID of that “nasty-stuff”…. and she said….

“I already dumped the rest of the J&J and then I remembered….

hey, I STILL HAVE MY LAVENDER SAMPLES!!!!”

Lavender

*SCORE!!!  ….nice that the Premium enrollment kit also has some samples…. which you can either use or share.

Maybe they should make that kit in 15ml bottles, eh?

 Thanks for sharing your story, Mikala!!

3 John 2  “Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may PROSPER and be in GOOD HEALTH, just as your SOUL PROSPERS.”

Too busy to take care of yourself??

Are you a young mother, busy with the duties of caring for your family?  Or are you a mother of young children that need your constant attention every waking second of every day?  Do your feet hit the floor running and by the end of the day you fall into bed and as soon as your head hits the pillow you’re out like a light?  Is free time those few minutes on the toilet with little voices calling, “Mom, Mom, Mom…where ARE you???” ….while little fingers (and paws) pry under the doorway….

Or maybe you cannot even find THOSE few minutes to yourself.  Are you a stay-at-home mother or a working mother either one….neither is free from the constant caring for that child or tribe of children that came forth from your body, that extracted your heart from your body in an instant, that instant they were born and made everything you live for painfully outside of your ability to control?

I smile overwhelmed

It isn’t really exclusive to mothers, fathers do it too….. Do you spend myriads of time running a taxi-service to get your offspring to music lessons and sporting events and speech therapy, the occasional doctor and dentist appointments and don’t EVEN think about the pets!!  Play dates, girl/boy scouts, church events…. Then they get a little bit older and you have to juggle their friends too!  Then a little bit MORE time passes and they juggle jobs and driving and who gets the car?  dating and band practice…college visits……a wedding…. and BAM they’re gone!  Not kidding!  They’re gone in a millisecond…..

Do you always put those children first?  Of course you do, we all do.  We have to, they need that.  As infants they depend on us for every single thing pertaining to life.  As they mature, they need training, and direction along with love and care.

But first doesn’t mean ONLY. You teach your children how to care for themselves by example by how you care for yourself.  Do you eat healthy meals or just finish whatever they left on their plates?  Do you even remember to eat at ALL?  Do you get enough water every day?  Are you exercising?  Do you get fresh air?  Do you take time to nurture your spirit and take care of your emotions day-to-day?  Do you keep your relationships CURRENT (don’t let the sun go down on your anger)?  Do you say please, thank-you, I was wrong, and I’m sorry?

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You don’t?  So then, you don’t take care of YOU?  Well….. STOP IT!  Just STOP it!  Too busy?  You’re too busy NOT to take care of you….. just STOP IT!  Take it from Dr. Switzer…. cause, he’s a doctor…. watch how he handles this lady with her problem…. his advice goes for “NOT TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF”!!!!

When you forget about taking care of yourself…..JUST STOP IT….. and DO it!  Take care of YOU!  You are the only mother (or father) that child/those children have…they need you, both to teach them…and to be there for them.

Mistakes are proof that

 

Take time to meet your own needs as you care for your families!!

3 John 2  “Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may PROSPER and be in GOOD HEALTH, just as your SOUL PROSPERS.”

Fool-proof oils, even husbands cannot screw up

as per the statement of Eric Johnson, husband of Erica Johnson, both fellow Young Living members and he is also the founder of Diffuse Life Pendants, which Carla Hartley has affectionately dubbed “Pot Necklaces”.  I have one on right now, and I LOVE mine.  Here is a snapshot of two of my favorites:

1170802_10152182431753065_912036187_n so…back to the story, Eric says…. “These oils rock!  even husbands can’t screw it up too bad…..Small boy coughing and crying in bed…..Daddy opens ridiculously-overflowing-with-dark-bottles “medicine” cabinet….. and grabs LEMONGRASS……

Lemongrass

and Eycalyptus globulus…..Eucalpytus globulus and then………..

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THEN….put Lavender and globulus (Eucalyptus is what I think he means 🙂  ) on chest….boy no longer crying or coughing…..

JUST USE THEM!!!    It doesn’t have to be perfect or come from a book…..however, you SHOULD test on yourself first….in case it’s hot!!

1175669_10152206722098065_2121202291_n  thanks a bunch for the tips, Eric!!

3 John 2  “Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may PROSPER and be in GOOD HEALTH, just as your SOUL PROSPERS.”