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It started off with a cloth diaper. The cloth diaper inspired me to look into other natural products that I can make myself. Soon I moved onto soapmaking, using essential oils as natural remedies and incorporating these oils into balms and salves. My favorite is blending essential oils and adding them into my diffuser. I hope you enjoy my blog. Don't forget to subscribe and share!
When I first started cloth diapering i started feeling overwhelmed by having to wash all these cloths by hand! At first I didn't mind but after the 3rd or 4th month of having to wash them weekly I started feeling the strain in my hands. One day i was browsing pintrest when i came across a pin showing the Laundry Pod and it read "Portable washing machine for small spaces". I eagerly opened the page and i was excited about this Laundry Pod. For weeks i obsessed on it. I looked at pictures and watched videos all over the web. A month later i was able to save money to buy it. The original price was for $100 plus shipping but i was able to find it on Ebay for $80 with shipping included. So when you look at the Laundry Pod it resembles a giant salad spinner. It has a little handle on top that is used to spin your clothes. Many videos can be found on Youtube on how it works. I created this video with pictures and text on how I use my Laundry Pod to wash my cloth …
When i had my son Seth in 2014 i was using disposable diapers. When they are so little the pack of diapers brings A LOT! After the 1st year he started using size 5 and every month i was spending $40+ on disposable diapers and another $20+ on over night diapers. This was really breaking my pockets. After a couple of months I researched on saving money on diapers. I stumbled across a cloth diaper blog and I absolutely loved the idea about them!
My son has now been cloth diapered for a year and I can't complain. I've had a year experience so I can tell you my pros and cons about them. Cons
1. You need to most likely touch baby poo but you can always wear gloves :)
2. Extra laundry
3. Laundry service can be quite expensive starting at $20 a week
4. Extra water, electricity a detergent to wash them
5. Very expensive upfront
Now these 5 cons are enough to scare anybody away but there is a solution for them all except the extra laundry con.
If you wear gloves then your bare hands …
Essential Oil Conversions Ounces to Milliliters 1/8th oz = 3.75 ml 1/4th oz = 7.5 ml 1/2 oz = 15 ml 1 oz = 30 ml 4 oz = 120 ml 8 oz = 237 ml 16 oz = 473 ml
Ounces to Drops 1/8th oz = 75 drops 1/4th oz = 150 drops 1/2 oz = 300 drops 1 oz = 600 drops
Pure undiluted essential oils are very strong. Some essential oils can burn the skin if not diluted. All essential oils are diluted in either carrier oils, diffuser, soap, lotion, massage oil, or an aroma spray. Most people use 1 - 2% dilution meaning that only 1 - 2% of essential oils should go in a finished product. I like to use the 1% dilution for infants, kids, elderly or sensitive skin. 2% dilution for adults or for people with normal skin.
1% dilution = 6 drops of essential oil per 1 oz of carrier oil
2% dilution = 12 drops of essential oil per 1 oz of carrier oil