Saturday, September 7, 2013

Natural Wood Polish and Cleaner

I was at my friends house cleaning the floor and wanted to share this natural wood cleaner and polish. All natural and with the refreshing scent of lemon oil.

Wood Cleaner: 
1/2 cup white vinegar
 1 gallon of warm water 
2-3 drops essential oils-- I used doTerra Lemon

Wood Polish:
30 drops lemon essential oil
1/3 cup coconut oil or grapeseed oil
1/2 cup (4 ounces) distilled water


I put them in smaller bottles. \We labeled the tops and the floors smell so lemon fresh !!! MashaAllah my favorite smell

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Holistic Homemaking

Pregnancy aches and pains, from lower back pain to round ligament pain, I have experienced both during my pregnancies and now with baby 6 on the way (please make duaa for safe and healthy pregnancy and delivery), we decided to do a natural method for dealing with it. I made a nice rice compress. I mixed rice with my favorite essential oil,  you can pick any kind you want, I enjoy the smell of lemongrass .. ginger oil smells good and lavender too. I sewed my fabric together first, leaving the top open to pour the rice in and then sewed it shut.

 I sewn it together by hand mashaAllah and you can either put it in the microwave and make it hot or put it in the freezer and make it cold. It does not have to be in the microwave for a long time. The essential oil smells wonderful and relaxing while taking care of the pain, remember to say bismillah and always remember that Allah is the Ultimate Healer so saying the duaa for healing and using these methods have helped me so far during this pregnancy alhamdulilah

Natural Homemade Air Freshener

Okay I have been hearing and reading about commercial air fresheners not being safe for the environment and our bodies.
A few chemicals inside some of the air fresheners:
  • BHT - Known as a neurotoxin, endocrine disruptor, immunotoxicity, non-reproductive organ system toxicity, skin eye and lung irritator
  • Acetaldehyde - Known to cause cancer, toxic to reproduction and development, immunotoxin, non-reproductive organ system toxin, skin, eye and lung irritator
  • "Fragrance" - One of the three ingredients actually disclosed, it's a neurotoxin, immunotoxin and allergen
  • Propylene Glycol - Causes cancer, allergies, toxic to immune system, accumulates in the system, non-reproductive organ system toxin, is classified with "enhanced skin absorption" and irritates the skin, eye and lung
  • 1,3-Dichloro-2-propanol - Carcinogenic (causes cancer)
  • Limonene - Allergen, immunotoxin and skin, eyes and lung irritator
  • Methyl pyrrolidone - Toxin to reproduction and development, allergen and immunotoxin, non-reproductive organ system toxin and skin, eyes and lung irritator
  • Alcohol denatured - Also disclosed in the ingredients of Febreze, it's linked to cancer, developmental/reproductive toxicity, organ system toxicity and skin, eyes and lung irritator
  • Butylphenyl methylpropion al - allergen, immunotoxin and and skin, eyes and lung irritator

So subhanAllah its just safer to make our own natural alternative! I love the idea of using essential oils and decided to do lavender as it is known to have a calming affect. I really enjoyed the smell and so did my family. I also sprayed on the fabric  like curtains etc

Mix baking soda and oil first
Then pour in the bottle using a funnel
after that add the water and shake it... enjoy!!