Why DIY?

 

Why not?!  In our efforts to be a little bit more self-reliant, self sustaining, less wasteful, more conscious of the chemicals in our immediate environment, we have grown to love many DIY recipes for around the house. The majority of our recipes incoropoarte the use of essential oils. This is totally optional, but a no brainer for us.

Essential Oil, a liquid compound extracted from (generally distilled by water or steam) the leaves, stems, flowers, bark, roots, or other elements of a plant, tree, or shrub. Essential oils, are not oily in feeling, like your typical kitchen cooking oils. Most essential oils are clear, however, some essential oils, wild orange, grapefruit or lemongrass, can be amber to yellow in appearance.

Essentional Oils are very verstiale in their uses. Aromatically, through inhaling or diffuisng, Topically, either to the skin or surfaces for cleansing, and Internally. CAUTION!! Consult your doctor before ingesting any essential oils. Know there true source and be sure it lists a supplement facts label on the bottle. Not all essential oils are created equally. While some may be labeled as 100% Pure, are in fact not and have been adulterated with a carrier oil.

Essential oils are not the same as perfume or fragrance oils. Where essential oils are derived from the true plants, perfume oils are artificially created fragrances or contain artificial substances. It is common to find frangance oils in common skin care products.

Umm… sorry, not sorry for the essential oil tangent! With simple items/ingredients, we have stopped purchasing many household items and have switched to crafting them ourselves. Ok, you might be thinking, who has the time? But I promise you, all our homemade DIYs are simple and easy. I can bust out a foaming dish soap in less than 2 minutes! 2 MINUTES!!! The majority of our recipes, include the same handful of ingredients. WOOT WOOT!!!! Added bonus, this starts to save you money!! It really will!

We are not going to avoid from being exposed to harsh chemicals that is harmful to our health. You probably own a car. No, disrpects to cars, we own a car and a truck! However, you can reduce and avoid them in your home. You can find articles all over the internet pertatining to  harmful chemicals, sometimes hidden, in your common household prodcuts. Everything from cleaning the toilet to shaving your legs. I’m sorry.. but have you smelled some of the popular shave gels in the store?! LOL!

How can you go wrong with DIY home prodcuts?! You eliminate hidden harsh chemicals, or listed harsh chemicals from your home and your body. It save you money. You can buy bottles/containers that are resuable, adding less waste to your garbage. (‘adding less waste’ why does that work, yet seems so contradicary?! LOL!) They are easy, quick and simple to make.  And… heck.. it is kind of fun! I know I get a kick of using face wash I created myself!

Products we currently make, and this is not too brag. Merely to give you an idea of what you can make yourself, so easily! I have said that… EASY!

Diffusing blends for aromatherapy benefits, all purpose cleanser spray, bathroom cleanser, toilet scrub, foaming dish wash, foaming hand wash, laundry soap, stain remover, insect repellent, facial cleanser, facial moisturizer, beard oil, foaming body wash, respiratory support syrup, lotion bars, lip balm, foot soaks, bath soaks, facial scrubs, immune support blends, skin irriation blend, pet wash, baby wash, booty balm (for my babe, he is 2) and at one time, gum soothing blend for my babe, we have passed that stage.

While not all our DIY products are currenlty listed on our blog, we be adding them in 2016. Products we are currently testing/experimenting, contemplating, researching, brainstorming, ok you get the point.  DIY shampoo, shave gel, deodorant, and lotion.

If you want to try a homemade products first or DIY isn’t for you, but you still want the benefits of DIY, TheOilStash will make it for you. Any product, we share the recipe for, we will make and ship it to you. Anywhere in the USA. Send us an e-mail, theoilstash@gmail.com

 

 

Disclaimer: Any posts related to matters affecting human health on our blog site is provided for informational purposes and is the result of our research and practical experience. No information should be considered as a “substitute for advice provided by your own trusted medical professional”, nor is any information intended to “promote diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevent of any disease”. You should not use any information on our blog site for diagnosing or treating a health issue or disease. Consult your most trusted health care professional in regard to the personal use, or non-use, of any health-related products.

 

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