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Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil

Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil is Warm and comforting, Cinnamon Bark essential oil’s familiar aroma comes from the naturally occurring constituent cinnamaldehyde. Cinnamon Bark oil is a key part of our proprietary, top-selling Thieves® essential oil blend, combining with Clove essential oil to give Thieves its signature spicy aroma. During autumn and the holiday season, there’s no smell like Cinnamon Bark to evoke memories of fall and Read More

Homemade Air Freshner

Homemade Air Freshener // Toxic Dangers of Air Fresheners and Scented Candles Why you should be using a homemade air freshener: Synthetic fragrances may be the most common type of chemical in your house. Air Fresheners, plug-in type deodorizers and scented candles can emit hundreds of harmful chemicals known to be carcinogens, respiratory and endocrine disrupters, and reproductive toxicants, even at low levels. In 2014, Scientific American reported that a study in the journal, Read More

Why Essential Oils Will Never Be FDA Approved For Medical Purposes

Why Essential Oils Will Never Be FDA Approved For Medical Purposes What does one have to do to get their drug approved through the FDA? Well, believe it or not, it depends on the amount of money you can spend! But before getting into that, let me tell you the "extensive" process, used by the FDA, to approve a new pharmaceutical drug... The FDA reviews the drug and the clinical trials already performed and decides if the drug's benefits outweigh its known risks. If so, the drug is approved Read More

Homemade Carpet Deodorizer

Homemade Carpet Deodorizer One problem with deodorizing powder is that their fragrance may irritate members of the household with allergies or chronic respiratory conditions. Get rid of that problem with a homemade carpet deodorizer! // Homemade Carpet Deodorizer: Ingredients: 1 1/2 - 2 cups Baking Soda or Borax 20-30 drops of purification 5-10 drops Other Essential Oils for desired Scent Jar with holes in lid Directions: Mix the ingredients in the jar, cover the Read More

Chemical Free Dishwasher Detergent

Chemical Free Dishwasher Detergent Many of the ingredients in dish washing detergents aren’t named due to copyright protection! The ones that are disclosed are vague terms like stabilizer, buffer, colors, fragrance and water thickening agent. What do those things even mean?! We don’t even know what is going onto the dishes we are eating off of! Take charge of your families health by going chemical free! This homemade, chemical free dish detergent and Jet Dry recipes is a crucial step in Read More

Chemical Free Oven Cleaner

Chemical Free Oven Cleaner When is the last time you cleaned your oven? I am not an oven cleaner for one reason...the smell! I cannot stand the smell that comes from the cleaner or from he oven when it is in clean mode. It gives me serious anxiety. In the first 7 years I lived in my current home I cleaned the oven a total of 2 times! I have to leave the house because of that smell...that probably isn't the best idea either....Then I learned that my fears were totally justified! Oven cleaners Read More

E-Courses for April

 Click the image to sign up for the e-courses you want to take! // Thieves® essential oil is a powerful combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils for an aromatic blend that fills any space with a rich, spicy aroma. Inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated a special aromatic combination composed of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals used while robbing the dead and dying, Thieves is one of Young Read More

Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace Giveaway

Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace Giveaway This month I am giving away an Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace! Enter for a chance to win a FREE essential oil diffuser Necklace! The essential oil diffuser necklaces allow you to have the benefits of essential oils around your neck all day. Just put a few drops of your favorite essential oil on the leather inside your diffuser necklace and enjoy it all day! Lavender Blue makes high quality jewelry that everyone can enjoy! // How do you get your Read More

Essential Oils E-Courses

Essential Oils E-Courses Living Wright is proud to announce the launch of e-courses! We will be starting with an Essential Oils 101 course on 4/08/2016. In the future you can expect courses to help you dive deeper into your essential oils, learn how to make your own chemical free cleaning products, learn how to make your own chemical free personal hygiene products, essential oils for pets, essential oils for kids and much more! // I will also add mini courses to help you understand Read More

Chemical Free Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Chemical Free Toilet Bowl Cleaner Toxic Dangers of Toilet Bowl Cleaners: The most acutely dangerous cleaning products are corrosive, acidic toilet bowl cleaners, according to Philip Dickey of the Washington Toxics Coalition. Corrosive chemicals can cause severe burns on eyes, skin and, if ingested, on the throat and esophagus. Ingredients with high acute toxicity like bleach and ammonia, produce fumes that are highly irritating to eyes, nose, throat and lungs, and should not be used by Read More