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Natural Jewelry Cleaner

Cleaning my ring takes some work since it isn’t a traditional engagement/wedding ring. I have a morganite engagement ring and two milgrain diamond wedding bands, which are all soldered together. Regardless of the type of ring or jewelry that you have, they must be cleaned. Doing so with a natural ring cleaner is a plus.

Why You Should Use a Natural Jewelry Cleaner

Your jewelry sits directly on your skin so cleaning it with non toxic products is a must. (Your skin absorbs up to 60% of what you apply topically) Most jewelers offer free ring cleaning services, but I’d rather do it myself with a natural jewelry cleaner. I don’t want any chemical yuck sitting on my skin. The cleaner that I use actually benefits my skin/me as a whole because it is infused with (the best) essential oils, and it of course gets the job done. My ring always looks just as amazing as the day that my husband proposed to me.


 

What You Will Need

A splash of warm water

A cup or small container (petri dish etc.)

An old or new toothbrush designated for cleaning your jewelry

½ capful of Thieves Household Cleaner (you can order yours HERE)

 


 

Instructions

Add the ½ capful of Thieves cleaner to your cup or dish

Add a splash of warm water (I say warm because hot water alters the constituents of essential oils. Learn more about that HERE)

Drop your ring in and let it sit. I usually leave my ring in there for a solid few hours, while I clean the house or get ready. If you only have a few minutes that’s good enough.The cleaner works just as well if you just dip the tooth brush in and begin scrubbing your ring.

The size of the toothbrush is perfect for getting into all of the crevices of my ring.

…TADA. I’m sure you are amazed at the sparkly beauty that is your ring. 😉 This stuff really does the trick and it does so naturally.

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B

 

 

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DIY Essential Oil Infused Foaming Hand soap 

You’ll need:

a foaming soap dispenser (We resused the ones from our thieves foaming handsoap)

1/3 cup of Plain (unscented Castile Soap)

2/3 cup of filtered water

20 drops of the essential oil of your choice (This time we used Citrus Fresh, Max is all about the citrus oils)
Pour all ingredients into dispenser & shake. TADA… That is all.

Love,

B

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Dust Bunnies

 

Your cute little dust bunnies are not as harmless as you thought.

 

Dust Bunnies accumulate in the corners of our homes, and can be among the most toxic potions of all.

 

As noted by the Environmental Working Group (EWG): Many chemicals end up in household dust.

 

In a study by Silent Spring Institute: they reported “A study of house dust collected in California homes in 2006 and in 2011 which found 41 different fire retardant chemicals in at least half of the samples

 

A later study (2012) by Silent Spring Institute tested for 49 flame retardant chemicals in household dust, the main route of exposure for people and especially in children.

 

Most homes had at least one chemical above a federal health guideline, compounds in household dust tests, included flame retardants, home-use pesticides and phthalates.

 

A 2002 study by the EWG detected phthalates in nearly ¾ of personal care products tested, when sprayed or applied as make up powder (that contain phthalates) the chemicals can become airborne and accumulate in your dust.

 

Young children in particular may ingest about 50 milligrams of household dust a day. (low levels can cause health issues) making it an important pathway by which people are exposed to environmental contaminants.

So it is probably no surprise that a simple wipe down with water is not enough when it comes to dusting. I would sometimes just wipe dust off of surfaces with my bare hand or a wet paper towel. (OOPS) Not so much anymore.

 

taaaa-daaaaa. T H I E V E S household cleaner. One ultra concentrated bottle has replaced every cleaner in our home (+ it’s lasted forever). Savings upon savings upon savings. The bottle costs $22 and it has the potential to yield 28 bottles of multipurpose cleaner, at around 79¢ per bottle. Thieves household cleaner is free of synthetics, is plant based, essential oil infused (with the well known Thieves blend), and safe to use around every member of the family. All you usually need is one cap full  diluted with water (unless you want the solution to be stronger, in which case you’d use more cleaner). The ratio is 1:30! We keep a couple of glass spray bottles full around the house, I take a 2oz spray bottle full to work, and we also create soft scrubs with baking soda (recipe coming soon). It is perfect for dusting and scrubbing, some also use it to spot clean stains.

You can purchase it by clicking HERE.

See ya dust bunnies.