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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Thieves Household Cleaner

      During the summer, I order quite a bit of product from "Young Living", I really believe in their product line. With most of my orders I get that months promotions. One thing that I got free last summer was"Young Living" Thieves Household Cleaner. I set it aside because I had several other cleaners that were half full. After all an organic "green" cleaner couldn't be as good as these cleaners with all the grease busting chemicals, could it? In the mean time I had been really falling in love with the smell of Thieve Essential oil and had been using a Thieves spray that I had also gotten for free. Well, a couple of weeks ago, I thought I wold check this cleaner out. It did great on the my dirty kitchen counter, but that was fairly easy. Next I used it on a counter top convection oven I have and use fairly often. It makes the best rotisserie chicken, but that's another story. I used the Thieves cleaner on the built up,baked on gunk that had built up on the glass front. I also used it on the floor on some built up spills and grime in front of my counter. I'm here to tell you that with very little scrubbing the Thieves cleaner destroyed all that built up grime! Better and easier, I think, then something with nasty chemicals in it like Purple Power. As a bonus it leaves a super clean smell and if my kids (cats) were to lick at it, because its organic, I don't have to worry about it. It cleaned the floor in front of my counter so well that it makes the rest of the floor look even dirtier then it is. Once it warms up and the little bit of snow we have is gone. I'm pulling my area rugs outside and doing the rest of the floors in my cabin!    

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Back Pain????

                For years I have suffered with a pinched nerve in my back which caused my arms and hands to go numb as I slept. I have seen a Chiropractor and that has always kept it in check.  I also see a Reflexologist from time to time. This last summer she told me I was getting pretty bad flat feet.  By the end of the summer I had developed what I was thinking was Achilles Tendonitis. It was getting very painful and made hiking difficult at best. My Reflexologist had suggested another Chiropractor that also did acupuncture. I had always been interested in acupuncture so I made an appointment to see this doctor. The doctor checked me out and suggested getting Orthotic shoe inserts that were made for my feet.  I thought about it and on my next visit she measured and took an imprint of me feet. When they came in I wore them that first week and low and behold the pain in my Achilles tendon went away. It’s been four months now and I haven’t had any problems with my tendon or the numbness in my arms and hands. It’s been pretty unbelievable. I will say that it was expensive, after the order and the three visits, the bill was a bit over five hundred dollars and it as a bad time for me because it was going into a time when a lot of money wasn’t coming in. But what cost do you put on being able to walk and sleep without being woken up in pain during the middle of the night? It was well worth it and I strongly suggest that anyone having problems with their ankles, legs or back to take a look at your feet. After all the feet is your foundation, much like the foundation of a building.