October 24, 2011

I'm No Granola

So all my life I've made fun of people that were really naturalists.  I'm now eating crow.  No, I'm no tree hugger, but I do think there are things that we can do to help the environment.  But even more so, I'm really getting into doing things that are better for me.  I've gone to making my own laundry detergent.  I started this about 6 months ago and we really like it.  My whites are whiter and I feel like there aren't as many chemicals around.  We stopped using dryer sheets and I use dryer balls that work great and we don't have grease spots all over our clothes anymore.  (Thank heavens!! I got tired of throwing away perfectly good clothes because of the grease spots we couldn't get rid of.)

I was diagnosed with Celiac disease almost 4 years ago.  I have been trying to be healthier since then.  I am eating better.  However, I do still like my sugar, but try not to eat it as much.  I have decided that it's okay to indulge once in awhile with the family but I am trying not to have it in my diet as much.  I think that since I am trying we are all doing better with how we eat.

Lastly, I went to a doterra essential oils meeting a month ago.  I have always wanted to use essential oils as I think they have a place in helping us feel better mentally as well as their healing abilities.  No I am not selling doterra, that was just my introduction to the oils.  I think that there are many great companies out there and I will continue to do my research until I am satisfied that I have found the one I want to go with.  However, at one of the meetings that I attended,  they taught us to make a basic body cream.  I've been using it and have loved it.  However, the other day I ran out.  So on Saturday night I tried making my own batch.  I really botched it up!!  It didn't blend together and was just a runny mess.  I was determined to try it yet again.  In my first batch I had substituted shea butter in the place of beeswax.  So today I picked up some beeswax bars and tried again.  It worked!!  I was so excited.  This body cream has helped my skin look and feel so much better and it's all natural.  I can add essential oils if I want, but I don't have to if I don't feel its necessary. 

So today I made my laundry detergent and my body cream as well as getting my other goals accomplished.  I started working out today on my treadmill (the weather has been a little cold to go walk in the mornings here).  I ran 3/4 of a mile and walked 1 and 1/4 miles.  I also spent time on my weight lifting.  It has been a good day and I feel like a success!!  I like days like today!


It all began here said...

What a great feeling! Good job. I have been using doterra oils for about 1 year. I love them.

Keep it up!

Love and miss you

Kristanne said...

I think I am the only person in my ward that doesn't eat organic, or make their own detergent and yogurt etc. I'm with you. Somethings are great, but we can go over board. Good for you. Glad it is helping.

L Corn said...

Mom, this sounds great. I need to start eating better as well. Ive used some essential oils and they seem to help my muscles really relax when Ive pulled something when nothing else will work.