How to Clean Your Oven Naturally!!

I just cleaned my oven!!!!!
It was way overdue. It had been a year (I think), but it looked like I had never done it before. GROSS!!!
Oh, did I mention that I cleaned it CHEMICAL FREE!!!! That’s right, no harsh chemicals here.
Oven cleaners are one of the most toxic products people use. They contain lye and ammonia, which eat the skin, and the fumes linger and affect the respiratory system.

Then there is the residue that is intensified the next time you turn your oven on.
Instead, I used Shaklee’s all natural Scour Off Heavy Duty Paste. (I love this stuff, I use it in my shower, bath and sinks too!)

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YEAH!!!! A brand new looking stove without the harsh dangers of oven cleaner.
I also want to let you know that you can put your range hood vent in the dishwasher. Here are some pictures of that…

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I hope that this helps you!
How often do you clean your oven?

Emily 🙂
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How TO Clean Your Carpets Naturally

How I clean the carpet:

Take everything out of the room. I left a couple of things in but all the little things came out.

Vacuum with a clean vacuum. Make sure to empty the canister or bag to get the best suction.

Fill up my carpet cleaner machine with natural cleaners. I use Shaklee’s Organic Basic H, Basic G and Nature Bright. They are non-toxic so you don’t have to worry about what chemicals are on the carpet that your kids play on all day. Did you know that carpet cleaners are some of the fumes to inhale? I use Organic Basic H to wash the carpet (about 1 T per gallon), Basic G to disinfect the carpet (about 1 T per gallon) and Nature Bright to bright dull carpet if needed (several scoops depending on your carpet – if you use this make sure to rinse well and vacuum after dry).

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(picture from back of Nature Bright)

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Let the carpet dry. I don’t let anyone go in the room for several hours but it is usually dry after an hour.

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After

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Dust all furniture and put back. Remember do not put back any clutter. This might be a good time to simplify! Only put back the essentials!

Enjoy your fresh, clean carpet!

How often do you clean your carpet?

What Supplements do I Need To Take During Pregnancy

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One of the most frequently asked questions that I get from women is what supplements to take while pregnant. Since I have been pregnant 2 times, I have a lot to say about this. I hope you know that you should supplement while pregnant because you are growing another person inside you and you need the extra nutrients. I chose Shaklee supplements for all my pregnancies and swear by them.

Shaklee’s been around for over 50 years and is the number one natural nutrition company in the USA.

I am not a doctor but Shaklee has lots of doctors on board and this is what they recommend for pregnancy.

Because the nutritional needs during pregnancy and lactation are unique to this stage of a women’s life, we strongly urge all women who are pregnant or nursing to discuss the use of dietary supplements with their obstetrician.

However, along with our general recommendation to eat a healthy, well balanced diet to ensure pregnant and nursing women are meeting their nutritional needs, we also recommend a combination of Shaklee supplements that can be used as alternatives to a standard prenatal vitamin once discussed with the Obstetrician.
An excellent “Shaklee alternative” would be:

2 tablets of Vita-Lea with Iron

2 tablets of B complex for the basic prenatal nutrients, in particular folic acid to help prevent neural tube defects
For women who do not drink milk or eat the recommended number of servings of dairy foods the addition of:

2-4 tablets of OsteoMatrix can help meet needs for calcium,vitamin D and other bone health nutrients
To provide a safe and beneficial amount of omega three fatty acids (ie. DHA):

3 softgel capsules of OmegaGuard per day are recommended to support fetal brain development
It is not uncommon for some pregnant women to need additional:

1 tablet of Iron plus C can be added providing an additional 18 mg of Iron and 60 mg of Vitamin C
And lastly:

Shaklee 180 meal smoothee prepared as directed, and used as part of healthy breakfast or midday snack provides a mother and her growing fetus with an additional 270 calories, 24 grams of high quality protein and 6 grams of fiber.

Although Vitalizer is a comprehensive nutritional foundation for virtually all adults, there are some components that might not generally be considered essential in a standard prenatal nutrition program. In addition, certain nutrients such as folic acid were not included at levels intended to support a pregnant mother and her growing baby. The use of Vitalizer during pregnancy should be discussed with the Obstetrician, who may wish to suggest an addition 1-2 B Complex and Osteomatrix as stated above if approved for you.
Emily Recommends:

I recommend everything that Shaklee recommends with a few additional lifestyle products.

Shaklee 180 Energy Tea for ever more energy. I didn’t take this with my first 1st pregnancy but I really needed extra energy with my 2nd baby. Chasing around a toddler while huge and pregnant in the summer calls for a little help!! I asked my doctor and she said it was fine. No more than 1-2 teas a day.

Get Clean Non-Toxic Cleaners and Natural Laundry products because you should NOT be cleaning with toxic cleaners. If you haven’t switched to natural cleaners now, you should ASAP. If not for you, for your baby. This kit has everything you need to start cleaning your way to a healthier home.

Enfuselle Skin Care and Natural Hair Care because you should remove all toxins from your home including and especially your what goes on your skin. Did you know that anything you put on your skin gets absorbed into your body…where your baby is? Sick. Not for me.

Natural Daily Care like toothpaste, deodorant, lotions, etc. because I believe you should take out all toxins.

Stay tuned for my posts about postpartum care and breastfeeding nutrition.

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Congrats on your pregnancy! I wish you a happy & healthy pregnancy, birth, and baby!

Enjoy this time. Thank you for letting me help you build the healthiest baby.

Your baby will be here soon…

Emily 🙂