Last October I wrote about two awesome Air Purifiers by Winix-they are Wifi enabled and can be controlled from an App on your Smart Phone. I still think that is such a cool tech addition to what are the best Air Purifiers on the market!
In Winter, I went out to the Winix facility in Vernon Hills and had the pleasure of meeting the kind people of the US team. I think it is always wonderful to meet the passionate people behind the brand and see how much love and dedication they put into their product. They kindly showed me something that I was soooo excited about and really, really wanted to share with everyone but it was not time yet. (Forgive me for keeping secrets from you!) I can finally share!
My new favorite Tech and Home product is the Winix QS! This unit has all of the killer air purifying technology that you can Trust all Winix products to have.
The True HEPA 4-stage filtration system that utilizes a 360° All-in-One Filter captures 99.97% of the icky things you do not want in the air in your Home, such as Pet Dander, Dust, Bacteria, Mold Spores, Microbes, Pollen, and Smoke, and it will help to banish cooking odors. Thanks to the WINIX PLASMAWAVE Technology, VOCs, Odors, Gases, and Bacteria are instantly neutralized, while ZERO harmful ozones are emitted! AHAM Verified to clean a 320 sq. ft. area! Winix Air Purifiers are Energy Star Efficient to boot! Yeah, baby! Bonus-Smart Sensors monitor the Air Quality constantly, so that you can Set and Forget. The Air Quality Indicator LED light, and the filter replacement notification eliminate your guesswork!
Ok, we have covered what makes Winix the best air purifiers, so now I will tell you why I love the Winix QS. Are you ready!?
IT IS ALSO A BLUETOOTH SPEAKER!!!!!!
YUP! Dance Party at my House with the JBL Speakers on my bluetooth enabled Winix QS!
Trust me, this baby can be low volume, or go LOUD with the JBL Speakers. I am really delighted by how awesome it is! We are incredibly into music in our house and I am impressed.
Clean Air + Music= Why not throw a Dance Party while you clean? This makes mundane housework SO MUCH BETTER! I am all about life being fabulous and fun.
If you have children, the QS is such a Blessing because (I promise) children have a great time jamming out to fun tunes and cleaning. I even have a super duper fun ska song you can play on your QS to clean to. I recommend putting it on repeat!
My children LOVE cleaning to this. Maybe I love it more?
You can get your own Winix Air Purifier/Dance Party through the website, Home Depot, or Wayfair. Don't hesitate-Pick it Up, Pick it Up, Pick it Up, Today!
Hello, Darlings! Today I am continuing my series on Essential Oils and talking about more fun things to do with my favorite brand- Natures Own Essence.
As I have mentioned, my cleanliness of my home and the purity of what is in it is important to me. If you walk into my house (please do come for some tea!) you will likely notice and comment on how awesome it smells. Thanks, essential oils! :D
Peppermint is a must have for every household. It is a super energizing scent and can be used topically(on the skin). I have calmed bad stomach aches by simply rubbing some Pure Peppermint Oil onto the skin on my stomach area. I like Nature's Own Essence because their oils are pure and undiluted, woo hoo! More power!
If you are wanting to do work on your chakras, Peppermint Essential Oil is wonderful for your Throat Chakra(communication) and your Solar Plexus Chakra(Confidence, Courage, Self Control).
I have an extra bonus for you regarding Peppermint Oil-Spiders, Ants, and other household pests LOATHE it. They also can not stand White Vinegar, so I combine the two and use it as a Super Powered Household Cleaner. I use it for EVERYTHING. My counter tops, my flooring, my bathroom, my mirrors. It works like dream, smells fantastic, and keeps your home creepy crawly free. Just keep in mind to only use White Vinegar, which repels pests, while ACV(Apple Cider Vinegar) attracts them. ;) Crank some killer tunes on your Bluetooth Speaker (can I recommend the Riverdale Soundtrack?!?) Diffuse some Peppermint Oil in your diffuser while you work and you are utilizing the 'Pep' in Peppermint! Your House, The House with Pep! That is a Riverdale reference for my fellow fans and not yet fans.
All you need is a large jug of White Vinegar, which is only a couple of dollars at your local big box store, a clean empty spray bottle, and some Peppermint Essential Oil. Natures Own has two sizes you can order-2oz or 1oz. Pour your White Vinegar into your spray bottle, add 5-15 drops of Peppermint Oil, depending on the size of your bottle and your personal preference. Your cleaner is now Ready to use!
This is the only cleaner I use. I also have an issue with Migraines, and it is really nice to be able to clean my house and not only not be completely ill from the scent of my cleaner like I would with anything store bought and (toxic) ingredient based, but it is helpful. I also use Peppermint Oil topically on my forehead and neck because the numbing power from the Menthol in Peppermint is super relieving!
If you have more Oil questions, love Peppermint, Loathe Spiders, or Fan out over Riverdale, please comment below! Also, there is more information about Peppermint on the Natures Own Essence website and they have a handy chat feature!
I LOVE Essential Oils. Do you, too?
I have been using them since I was a teenager in the 90's. (That was just ten years ago, right? The 90's?) ;)
I get asked a lot "Well how do you use them?!"
There is not a short answer to that and I do not think there are many wrong answers(short of using them with caution-please do not ingest especially if you are a newbie, be certain to avoid some oils if you are pregnant((Rosemary Oil is not safe for pregnancies)), be careful using some oils directly onto your skin or going into sunlight as they may be caustic or photo sensitive, and avoid your eyes.) Other than that, go nuts. Clean air in my home is very important to me, so I keep things clean by cleaning with vinegar with a few drops of essential oil, I diffuse oils in an essential oil diffuser, and I run a good quality air purifier in my home. Boom. You can put a few drops of any oil into a spray bottle mixed with some water or witch hazel and you have an air freshener. I also love to make bath products and other things and I am happy to share some recipes with you, and other tips in this and other blogs this week for a fun series.
I use Nature's Own Essence Essential Oils, and that is what you'll be seeing in these posts. They were kind enough to send me some to review, but know this.....you can trust your friend Rachel's opinions. I only post about things that I absolutely truly love and love using for myself. Nature's Own did ask me privately what my thoughts on their oils were and I told them that they are among the best and purest that I have used. (My olfactory sense is crazy good.) They get Bonus points for having a nicely informative website with lots of good info about each oil, the region it is from, and it's uses, along with having labels on their bottles that state extraction methods and uses.
If you are looking to work on your Third Eye Chakra (used for Spiritual Insight, Wisdom, the Gift of Sight) or your Throat Chakra (Communication, Decision Making, Self Expression) Rosemary is a Great oil to work with! You can dab a small bit of the oil directly on those Chakras, though just having it diffused or using it in something such as a scrub or lotion is wonderful.
Rosemary Essential Oil in a body scrub is fantastic. Not only does it have a heavenly, spa like aroma, Rosemary is anitbacterial, is wonderful for your respiratory system, great for stress relief, and can enhance your memory. I think it really adds something to the hydrotherapy aspect of a bath or shower ;)
To make a scrub, all you need is:
Mix together in a bowl and then place in the pretty jar or container of your choice! That is it! When you are in the shower or bath, take a small handful at a time and rub in circular motions on your body, and then rinse off with cool water and pat yourself dry with a towel. If you want to make a large enough batch, these make lovely gifts.
You can purchase this Rosemary Essential Oil or any of their other amazing Essential Oils directly from their website, you can also check out their Facebook page.
Happy Sugar Scrub making!