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DIY Thieves Wipes: Mama's Favorite Weapon


Ever used Clorox Wipes without gloves?! Better question maybe, "Have you ever used gloves when using Clorox Wipes?" Um... No. Me either.


Dirty Wipes

Here's the dirty truth, according to Maple Holistics:


"The reason you would use disinfecting wipes is because you want to kill germs and bacteria. The chemicals in these wipes not only remove germs, but actually kill them off. Sounds intense? It is. And unfortunately, those same chemicals can cause bad reactions when they come into contact with your skin.


You might not even make the connection between Clorox wipes and your reaction, especially if it’s only mild. Mild reactions to Clorox wipes include things like red, itchy, or peeling skin. You might break out in hives or suddenly find yourself suffering from flu-like symptoms such as watery eyes, sneezing and congestion, or an itchy nose or mouth.


But there can be more severe allergic reactions to Clorox wipes as well. Coughing, difficulty breathing, nausea with or without vomiting, or swelling of the throat or face all point to a severe and life-threatening allergic reaction. If you suffer from asthma, using Clorox wipes can trigger an asthma attack."


 

Young Living Simple Swaps

We, as mamas, and as humans love the convenience of cleaning wipes from the toxin filled cleaners we are switching out. There, I said it, "I LOVE MY CLOROX WIPES!"


Young Living values that we are busy people and our time is limited. So, they have provided a toxin free alternative for cleaning those yucky places, like kitchen counters and toilet seats- Thieves Wipes. Convenience, practicality, and clean- Yes, please!


 

DIY Thieves Wipes Recipe


Ditching and switching seem astronomical and out of reach? Think again. Young Living products are highly concentrated and many can be diluted and stretched into more- and even made into new, creative things to use around the house on all the surfaces!


Ingredients:

2 Capfuls of Thieves Cleaner

2 cups water

Glass or plastic container with seal

Paper towels or reusable cloths (flour sacks)


Instructions:

1. Cut paper towels if necessary to size of container with serrated knife.

2. Place paper towels in container.

3. Pour 2 capfuls of Thieves Cleaner (try to avoid the center, so you don't waste the cleaner on the cardboard).

4. Pour 2 cups of water over paper towels (make sure to get the cardboard thoroughly wet).

5. Pull out the cardboard and pull wipes from center to use.



DIY Thieves Wipes Demo


If you make these, we'd love to know. Tag us on social media #jacksonpinefarm


 

Join Us

Join the FREE JPF Ditch + Switch Challenge to get the hacks and learn more about this lifestyle change! Show us what's first to switch for you! Use the hashtag and us in your photos #JPFDitchandSwitch on social media.



The Challenge

For the next 3 weeks, we will be looking in our homes for these toxic chemicals that are free ranging in our homes- from the bathroom to the kitchen cabinets and even sitting on your counters delivering your senses a wonderful aroma that could be harming your littles.


We challenge you this week to take a good hard look at all the things in your bathroom you use every day, those things you use to clean your skin and make you smell nice, they may be causing you and your family harm.



 

Schedule

Week 1: Bath and Body {Sept. 9-14}


Week 2: Household Cleaners {Sept. 16-21}

Tuesday: 12+ Thieves DIY Recipes

Thursday: DIY Thieves Wipes

Friday: All About Laundry: Double Laundry Soap, DIY Stain Stick, Dryer Balls, + Wrinkle Release


Week 3: Home Fragrances {Sept. 23-28}

Blog with info coming Sept. 23rd


 

Want to learn more about oils?


JPF Oils Made Simple Club

Join our oily community, where I'll take you on an exclusive journey of learning about all the essentials of an oily life.


Includes:

💧 Samples of each of the 12 oils in the Premium Starter Kit

✨ DIY Materials for Starter Units

✨ Thieves household cleaner sample

✨ Exclusive self-paced course with how-to's for benefits and oil uses

✨ Regular DIY recipes, blogs and free resources

✨ First look and dibs in our virtual DIY Workshops


*This community is only available for non-young living members.


Become a JPF Oils Made Simple Member for just $25 today!


Happy Switching,

Kenzie and Lauren


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