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You Get What You Pay For

Earlier this week, I went out in search of black mulch for my landscaping.  What should I get??  BAGS  or a truckload of BULK mulch?

Of course I figured everything out every which way, as I like to do.  I was leaning toward purchasing in bulk because that figured out to be a little more cost efficient, albeit MESSY.  Anyway, I went to the local mulch vendor and lo and behold…..

BLACK MULCH FOR 99 cents a bag!  That was WAY cheaper than buying it in bulk!  WooHoo! The sales lady said the mulch was wet and heavy, so they wanted to get rid of it.

“Hmm…I am no weakling!  I can lift the bag…NO PROBLEM.”  I said to myself.  So I purchased 20 bags and went home, happy as a clam. (I am not quite sure what that means…maybe clams are happy before they get steamed?)

I didn’t have time on Tuesday to do the mulch, so I got everything ready to get up bright and early Wednesday morning to spread that mulch.

Sometime in the middle of the night, in my half-asleep ruminations, it hit me:  WET and HEAVY in PLASTIC bags = MOLD!

And that’s exactly how it was. Each and every bag of my 99 cent Absolute Black Mulch was laced with white mold.  Lovely.

Since for me, half the project was getting the mulch and unloading it, I did go ahead and spread the mulch.  I wasn’t about to load up the 20 bags and take it back!

Overall, my front landscaping looks good and the white moldy mulch is overshadowed by the absolute black mulch.  I realized I had exposed myself to some strain of fungi and decided I should start taking a couple of Inner Defense a day for a few days, just to ensure I don’t get walloped by mold exposure.  It is good to have oils and key products on hand for when you need them.

I might even pour some undiluted Thieves Household Cleaner in one of those MiracleGro spray feeders and water my landscaping.  That might kill the mold as effectively as it killed the little worms that lived in one of my houseplants.

OKAY, Here’s what I was thinking about when I was spreading that moldy mulch:

Sometimes my friends and potential customers will check out the prices of Young Living’s therapeutic-grade essential oils and then compare them with those of other companies.  Some of those companies even compare themselves to Young Living and have names of oil blends that they have obviously copied from Young Living.  Often the price is less, so it is seemingly a good deal.

Others run to Ebay and see what kind of deals they can find there.  Usually the oils are from kits that are purchased by the seller and then broken apart so the buyer is getting a 5 ml bottle for a bit cheaper that Young Living’s 15 ml bottle.  Tricky but true.  News Flash:  The reason they are selling on Ebay is to make money!

Well, folks, cheaper prices mean cheaper products. If you don’t mind not knowing what you are getting, go for the lowest price.

Here’s what I know about Young Living:

Young Living carefully grows and cultivates their crops to ensure we have the highest quality plants to distill.  The plants are harvested at just the right time of day and distilled at exactly the right temperature, pressure and length of time to produce the optimal levels of therapeutic essential oil constituents.

Did you know that an organically grown crop distilled at the wrong temperature is has NO therapeutic value?  But a company can still sell it as “organic” and may even pass it off as therapeutic-grade to an unsuspecting consumer.   Each and every batch of essential oil Young Living produces is carefully tested to verify the therapeutic quality.

The same goes for the oils that Young Living outsources.  Young Living representatives, sometimes Gary Young himself, goes to the location of the farm and distillery to inspect the growing conditions, practices, collect samples, etc.  The oils we receive from vendors are tested for quality and authenticity.

At Young Living, each essential oil must pass extensive testing to ensure an optimal  bioactive profile.  Young Living uses its own internal labs, as well as third-party testing from essential oil experts in other countries, to validate the purity and potency of essential oils.

All of these things take money.  Just like it takes money to produce, bag, transport, and sell QUALITY black mulch, it takes money to ensure quality essential oils.

In the big scheme, I don’t really care if my mulch has little white specks through it, as long as I stay healthy and my plants don’t die.  Was it the quality I thought I was going to get?  Nope.  Did I get what I paid for?  Absolutely. 

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Peroxide vs. Bleach

I received the following bit of information in my email this morning.  It interested me because it validated something I recently experimented with:  I started using peroxide to dilute my highly concentrated Thieves Cleaner when I make up a spray bottle for cleaning.

Let me clear one thing up…the way I was using Thieves Household Cleaner worked fine.  No complaints here!  I was perfectly happy with my ratio of 2 tablespoons of Thieves Household Cleaner in a 16 ounce spray bottle, topped off with water.  Using peroxide instead of the water adds to the cleaning power…at least in my mind.

So next time your bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner is getting low,  just fill it up with 3% hydrogen peroxide and add a screw on sprayer top.  Let me know what you think!

If you want to know more about Thieves Household Cleaner, CLICK HERE!

Here’s the article that made me realize my idea wasn’t so crazy after all:

“I would like to tell you of the benefits of that plain little ole bottle of 3% peroxide you can get for under $1.00 at any drug store. What does bleach cost? My husband has been in the medical field for over 36 years, and most doctors don’t tell you about
peroxide.

“Have you ever smelled bleach in a doctor’s office?  NO!!! Why? Because it smells, and it is not healthy! Ask the nurses who work in the doctor’s offices, and ask them if they use bleach at home. They are wiser and know better!

“Did you also know bleach was invented in the late 40’s? It’s chlorine, folks! And it was used to kill our troops.

“Peroxide was invented during WWI. It was used to save and help cleanse the needs of our troops and hospitals. Please think about this:

1. Take one capful (the little white cap that comes with the bottle) and hold in your mouth for 10 minutes daily, then spit it out. (I do it when I bathe.) No more canker sores, and your teeth will be whiter without expensive pastes. Use it instead of mouthwash.

2. Let your toothbrushes soak in a cup of peroxide to keep them free of germs.

3. Clean your counters and table tops with peroxide to kill germs and leave a fresh smell. Simply put a little on your dishrag when you wipe down your countertops, or spray it on the counters directly.

4. After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, pour peroxide on it to kill salmonella and other bacteria.

5. I had fungus on my feet for years until I sprayed a 50/50 mixture of Peroxide and water on them (especially the toes) every night and let dry.

6. Soak any infections or cuts in 3% peroxide for five to ten minutes several times a day. My husband has seen gangrene that would not heal with any medicine but was healed by soaking in peroxide.

7. Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water and keep it in every bathroom to disinfect without harming your septic system like bleach or most other disinfectants will.

8. Tilt your head back and spray into nostrils with your 50/50 mixture whenever you have a cold, plugged sinus. It will bubble and help to kill the bacteria. Hold for a few minutes, and then blow your nose into a tissue.

9. If you have a terrible toothache and cannot get to a dentist right away, put a capful of 3% peroxide into your mouth and hold it for ten minutes several times a day. The pain will lessen greatly.

10. Put half a bottle of peroxide into your bathwater to help rid boils, fungus, or other skin infections.

11. You can also add a cup of peroxide instead of bleach to a load of whites in your laundry to whiten them. If there is blood on clothing, pour it directly on the soiled spot. Let it sit for a minute, then rub it and rinse with cold water. Repeat if necessary.

12. I use peroxide to clean my mirrors. There is no smearing, which is why I love it so much for this.

“I could go on and on. It is a little brown bottle no home should be without!

“With prices of most necessities rising, I’m glad there’s a way to save tons of money in such a simple, healthy manner!”

This information really woke me up. I hope you gain something from it, too.

Pass this on .. And on …. And on!!

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