May 10, 2011

Cleaning your home could be hurting your family

This is the time of the year for Spring Cleaning! Time to bring out the lemony pine scented household cleaners that our mothers and grandmothers have used for years! Leaving the house with a scent that we all associate with being clean. Well, the concern with these cleaners iare that many of them contain chemicals that are more dangerous than the germs you are striving to clean from your home.

Many common household cleaning products contain: alcohol, ammonia, bleach, formaldehyde, and lye (just to name a few). These substances can cause nausea, vomiting, inflammation and burning of the eyes, nose, throat and respiratory system. Some of the chemicals in our everyday household cleaners have also been linked to neurological, liver and kidney damage, blindness, asthma and cancer.

There are many common household items that can be used to make cleaners that eliminate the potential threat to your family's health and can save you money as well!

The recipe below work great for polishing wood surfaces:

Furniture Polish Recipe

Mix together 1/2 a cup of olive oil and a 1/4 of a cup of lemon juice. ( you can add a few drops of lavender oil and/or vanilla fragrance... smells so good). Rub a small amount into your wood surface and then wipe clean with a soft dry towel!

Peace and Blessings!

Queen Kalila Earth

March 11, 2011

The Babies Are The Greatest!

Loving a child and raising a child are two completely different things. Loving a child means learning to nurture, teach, and guide. it means being free to let your child know who you are, how you fell and what you need. Love requires truth, not just sheltering, protecting or providing. Love means some fun, some pain, some joy, some tears and absolutely no guarantees.

Raising a child mean learning tolerance, patience, acceptance and forgiveness. It means learning how to teach responsibility, accountability and dependability. Raising a child requires discipline and obedience, practicing and teaching it. It means keeping your eyes and your mind open to all things, under all circumstances. Raising a child requires trust, of yourself to do the right thing and of your child to get it.... eventually.

Many of us love our children so much we forget to raise them. We forget they can see and think and feel. We forget they can fall and get up, with or without our help. We love them because we are afraid to lose them. Yet we lose them because we forget to raise them!

~Iyanla Vanzant

Queen Kalila Earth