One of my biggest focuses this year has been on improving my health.
The other day I was doing a bit of reflection at how far I’ve come.
A year ago, I weighed 30 pounds more than I do right now. I was wearing three sizes larger in clothing. My outer world was very much a reflection of my inner world, as I had no energy, was dealing with a recurring knee problem and was generally unhappy.
A lot of this was likely due to Hashimoto’s disease that had yet to be diagnosed. (I’ll have an update on that soon. I’m doing great.)
They say that to be successful with anything, you really don’t have to take spectacular actions. It’s really just small steps done consistently.
I found this to be true with improving my health. It’s just little steps that I’ve taken in the last six months, that have ultimately transformed my life.
Because autoimmune diseases are believed to be caused in part by environmental toxins, one of the first thing I did was start trying to removed them from our home.
This simple laundry detergent gets all but the toughest jobs done. I do on occasion add in some Oxi-Clean for really tough items, but other than that this is working for us. Plus, it smells amazing thanks to the essential oils I’m using
DIY Lavender Laundry Detergent
1 cups washing soda
1 cup baking soda
1 bar Castile soap, grated
30 drops lavender essential oil
Mix washing soda, baking and soap ground in a large bowl.
Add lavender essential oil and mix well.
Stir in an airtight container and add 1- 2 tablespoons per load.
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