The air is crisp, the leaves are turning, and pumpkins- abound!
For those of us who relish in this glorious season of change and preparation, the distinctive aroma of pumpkin spice brings a warm and inviting feel to the cooler Fall evenings. Purchasing conventional pumpkin spice products, however, are not ideal. These tend to have toxic chemicals in the form of ‘fragrance’. The word fragrance can host up to 3000 different chemicals, all disguised under that one word- fragrance. Unfortunately without fake fragrances created that beloved scent of pumpkin spice isn’t possible, unless... the maker is willing to create it from the original spice source in the form of essential oils.
For the savvy one who desires only the most pristine products in their home and on their person, DIY is certainly the best option.
These three DIY Pumpkin Spice delights are sure to get you through Fall, in the most wonderful manner. Not to mention, your health will be on point. Now that is something to raise a glass to!
Pumpkin Spice Creamer
Why drink the chemical laden orange goop sold at various drive-thru‘s when you can create your own delicious, creamy beverage?
2 cups non dairy milk such as Oat Milk
1 drop Clove Vitality essential oil
1 drop Cinnamon Bark Vitality essential oil
1 drop Nutmeg Vitality essential oil (could sub with Ginger)
Add to a 16 ounce Mason jar, mix and store in the refrigerator. Use within two weeks.
Pumpkin Spice Thieves Cleaner
Pumpkin Spice can truly be made into anything, so why not cleaner? Take the warmth of the cinnamon essential oil in Thieves to a whole other level!
16 oz glass spray bottle
+2 capfuls Thieves Cleaner
+10 drops Orange
+5 drops Cinnamon Bark
+2 drops Clove
+2 drops Nutmeg
+2 drops Ginger
Fill with distilled water, shake and clean away in heavenly pumpkin aroma! This makes a fabulous add to any Thieves hand soap, just reduce the drops of oil by half.
PUMPKIN SPICE DISH SOAP
Remember, you ARE eating whatever you scrubbed the dish down with so removing the toxins from the plates and utensils with which we eat is imperative. Don’t Fall prey to the grocery store offerings of Pumpkin Spice and Christmas Spirit, choose only the absolute best.
🍂3 oz of Thieves dish soap
🍂1 tbsp castile soap (unscented)
🍂1 tbsp baking soda
🍂4 1/2 oz hot water
🍂6 drops of cinnamon
🍂5 drops of orange
🍂3 drops of nutmeg
🍂3 drops of clove
Mix hot water, baking soda and Castile soap in a measuring cup with spout. Pour mixture into pump bottle, add the oils and prepare to swoon with delight with every dish you wash.
The baking soda and Castile soap add a suds factor.
Be well this season, my friends. Choose scented cleaning products that you KNOW are only the most pristine for you and those you love.
You’re worth it.