Cleaning Day: How to Get the Whole Family Involved

Here at Jordan Essentials we like to clean our homes with natural products, but we also like to get the whole family involved! You know what they say – many hands make light work!

Here are some of our favorite ways to make cleaning day more fun and efficient for the whole family.

Make a list! Before you begin, talk a walk around the house with your family and make a list of every task that needs completing. Include everything from folding the laundry to sweeping the kitchen to tidying the playroom to cleaning the bathrooms.

Assign jobs! Make sure that your list includes a handful of tasks suitable for each age in your family, and then assign every member their tasks for the afternoon. For younger children, it is always beneficial to incorporate some visual aspects for their tasks. It can be as simple as writing their tasks in a unique color on a dry erase board. They also will be more effective when they are given specific tasks. For example – ‘Clean your room’ can be overwhelming for a toddler, but ‘put your shoes in your closet,’ and ‘put your pillows on your bed’ will be easier for them to grasp.

Provide supplies! Once jobs are assigned, determine what supplies everyone will need to accomplish their cleaning tasks. For little ones in specific, they love having their own tools. Here are some age-appropriate supplies and tasks.

Keep your home clean and healthy with non-toxic cleaning products.

Old socks for dusting: Throw old socks on your little one’s hands, and have them go around the house dusting shelves, tables, blinds, and anything they can reach. If the dust and allergens give them the sniffles, simply use our Allergy Magnesium stick under their nose (children 2+).

Broom for sweeping: An adult may want to handle the mopping, but allow your child to practice sweeping at whatever age you deem appropriate.

Green and Clean for the kitchen table and other surfaces: Although Green & Clean is safe enough for a nursery, save this task for older children capable of spraying and wiping down surfaces. It can be used on everything from doorknobs to toys to cell phones and more!

Healthy Home Cleaner for the bathroom: Use the power of Tea Tree Oil to clean the sink, bathtub, tiles, and more! When it comes to cleaning the bathroom, save this task for someone 10+.

Offer rewards! It’s amazing what a small reward can do for the motivation of a child and teen alike, so determine a fair reward for their complaint-free afternoon of cleaning beforehand. This can be anything from more screen time to sweet treats to a trip to the local zoo!

For younger children, you can also hide small rewards in the laundry or any area they may clean, so they can find these as they go. This can be chocolates or tokens they can turn in for rewards (books, toys, movie afternoon, etc)! Be creative and tailored to the likes of your children.

Make it competitive! Make cleaning fun by setting competitive time goals to reach. This is a great way to incorporate some tunes. Play your child’s favorite song, and see if they can finish cleaning their room before it ends. You can also give each child a bucket, and have them collect toys or dirty laundry for the duration of a song. Whoever has collected the most items at the end, wins!

Maintenance routine! After a successful afternoon of cleaning, create a set list and routine that the family is expected to participate in as often as deemed necessary. Of course, you can also create smaller lists that can be completed more frequently such as weekly or even daily.

Every family is different, so it may take some time to figure out what works best within your home. Our best advice is to have fun and be confident that when you use Jordan Essentials products, you are using natural and safe products for the whole family.

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One key to a good face care routine is consistency. Using naturally-based, non-toxic products daily will support healthy, more youthful-looking skin. Simplicity to the routine will make it easy to follow on a daily basis.

Jordan Essentials Founder & CEO, Nancy Bogart, is an anti-aging expert! She follows a simple, consistent routine for skincare twice daily to maintain her youthful, glowing complexion.

Nancy’s five steps are:

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Step 1 – Starting with a clean slate is important. Gently cleansing the skin twice a day is important to remove the toxins we are exposed to daily. Gentle Cleanser Foaming Wash is a safe, effective cleansers for all skin types.

Cleansing before bedtime supports the body’s regeneration of new cells and allows them to detoxify naturally. Cleansing when we wake up clears away the “sleepy” cells and reveals a fresh face ready to take on the day.

Step 2 – Exfoliating away the old, dry skin cells doesn’t need to be done daily. Exfoliating products contain slightly more abrasive ingredients to buff and polish the skin, promoting a smooth and soft glow.  It can be worked into your routine as your skin needs a freshen up.

Jordan Essentials provides two options.  Choose between JE Gentle Exfoliant with jojoba beads (for all skin types including sensitive skin), or JE Spa Polish with refreshing cucumber and finely crushed walnut shells for normal or oily skin.

Step 3 – A healthy facial mask is your at-home spa treatment! Like exfoliating, masking is not needed daily. Masking supports adding rich nutrients to the skin and removing impurities from clogged pores that daily cleansing can’t fully remove.  Masks from Jordan Essentials do not peel away layers of skin! They soften, soothe and support collagen renewal.

Step 4 – Toning can also be Step 2 in a simple daily routine. Toner Mist tightens the pores and hydrates the skin. It is like liquid vitamins for your skin! Light and easily absorbed, Toner Mist can be used throughout the day to freshen, brighten and add moisture to your skin.

For acne control, add 10 drops of Jordan Essentials Tea Tree Essential Oil to a 4-ounce bottle of  Toner Mist.  Tea Tree has antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiseptic qualities that help combat acne.

Step 5 – The final step of a daily face care routine is to moisturize. Morning or night, moisturizing is needed to keep our skin hydrated. All skin types need hydration to stay looking and feeling healthy, smooth, and vibrant with a youthful glow.

Depending on your skin type, your morning moisturizer may differ from your nightly moisturizer. And moisturizing needs often change with the seasons. Be adaptable but be consistent with using moisturizer twice daily.

Step 5 can be enhanced with serums for the extra boosts to fight aging and to maintain healthy skin. Talk with your Jordan Essentials Consultant for more information on the variety of serums and face care products Jordan Essentials offers or visit us at www.jordanessentials.com

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If you’re like us, when you hear the word “lavender” you immediately think of that delicate floral aroma that instantly soothes both the body and mind. What’s more calming than the distinctive scent of Lavender Essential Oil?

While lavender has become almost synonymous with relaxation and its signature pleasing hue of purple, its uses and benefits are actually limitless! Did you know that Lavender Essential Oil has antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, soothing, AND healing properties?

It’s so much more than a pretty scent! Here’s a handy list of some of our favorite ways to use Lavender Essential Oil:

1. First Aid Kit Go-To: It’s Lavender Essential Oil to the rescue! With its antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties, Lavender Essential Oil is a great edition to your First Aid kit! You can use it minor scrapes, cuts, and rashes to clean them, stop bleeding, and/or kill bacteria. We recommend adding a few drops to our JE Naturally Unscented lotion for use on your kiddos’ bumps and scrapes.

2. Pet Stain Deodorizer: We love our furry friends, but sometimes Felix and Fido can have an accident or two, leaving your furniture and floors with unpleasant odors and stains. Combining a handful of baking soda and a few drops of Lavender EO can naturally deodorize these mishaps. Just rub the mixture on the affected area, let sit for a few minutes, and vacuum clean.

3. Scalp and Skin Conditions: Adding Lavender Essential Oil to your shampoo can do wonders for eliminating dandruff and a few drops mixed with JE Naturally Unscented Lotion (Seriously, what can’t you do with a good unscented lotion?!) placed topically on a patch of eczema or dermatitis or dry, chapped skin can clear it right up, soothing any pain, redness, and dryness.

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4. Allergy Relief: Who among us doesn’t dread allergy season? With a little Lavender Essential Oil, you won’t have to let Hay Fever keep you from enjoying the great outdoors! Add a few drops of Lavender EO to a diffuser to relieve itchy, runny nose, itchy eyes, and puffy skin. Don’t have a diffuser? Try a spritz of Lavender Essential Oil Spray around your home or on your pillow.

5. Anti-Nausea Aid: Nothing throws a wrench into a vacation like becoming nauseous on your flight, cruise ship, or road trip. The next time you feel yourself getting a case of motion sickness, ditch the Dramamine (and the drowsiness that comes with it!) and instead, reach for the Lavender EO. Mix a few drops with some coconut oil and rub behind your ears or around your belly button for instant relief from nausea and motion sickness.

6. Bug Bite Remedy: With those hot summer evenings (and, let’s be honest: even the mornings and afternoons) come the pesky mosquitoes and other creepy crawlies. Applying Lavender Essential Oil Spray or Roll On to bug bites and stings can stop itching and reduce redness and swelling so you can get back to enjoying our outdoor summer fun!

7. Natural Fabric Refresher: A few drops of Lavender Essential Oil combined with cool, distilled water can make the ideal all-natural fabric spray, perfect for refreshing furniture, upholstery, mattresses, and much more! Combine your mixture in a spray bottle and mist the odors away! Add a few drops of Lavender EO to a cloth or a dryer ball and put it in the dryer for a quick and natural way to freshen your laundry!

8. Cold and Flu Remedy: Once the weather cools down and we all head back indoors, it’ll be that time of year again! Beat the cold and flu season by combining a few drops of Lavender Essential Oil to boiling hot water. Inhale the vapors from your mixture to clear congestion and open up your airways.

9. Headache Reliever: Instead of reaching for your favorite over-the-counter headache medicine, take a more natural approach to headache pain by combining a few drops of Lavender EO with a carrier oil like coconut oil on your temples. Looking for something a little less messy? Try JE Headache Herbal Blend Roll On for some instant relief!

10. Sunburn Relief: It helps with cuts and scrapes, and it works on sunburns too! Lavender EO mixed well with some aloe gel or coconut oil make a great topical remedy. And don’t forget, combining Lavender Essential Oil with our Unscented Lotion makes a great sunburn remedy for both you and your little ones!

There you have it. This is just a small sampling of all the countless ways to use Lavender Essential Oil beyond a relaxation aid. We didn’t really need another reason to love Lavender EO, but it sure is nice to have some! If you want to add Lavender EO to your everyday routine, connect with your favorite JE consultant today!

Jordan Essentials does not claim to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure anything. Information provided is for educational and entertainment purposes only. Contact your healthcare provider with specific concerns. Not endorsed by the FDA.

ENJOY THE HEALTHY BENEFITS OF LAVENDER FOR YOUR FAMILY THIS SUMMER.

ENJOY THE HEALTHY BENEFITS OF LAVENDER FOR YOUR FAMILY THIS SUMMER.

The lavender story begins in 1910 when René-Maurice Gattefossé plunged his hand into a vat of lavender oil after suffering a severe burn. He was amazed at how quickly, and with minimal scarring, the burn healed. His story spread and elevated lavender to its prominent position as the go-to essential oil for burns.

We don’t know about you but minor cuts and burns happen all the time all summer long.  No need to watch your family  suffer with Lavender Essential Oil in your Mom bag of remedies.  Lavender is an “essential” (pun intended) oil for busy families during the summer months.

Cool it down! It is true that Lavender Essential Oil is fantastic for minor burns, including sunburn and windburn. To start the cooling and healing process quickly, mix one or two drops of Lavender Essential Oil with a quarter-size amount of your favorite unscented lotion like JE Skin Relief, and gently apply to the affected area.  The lavender will immediately begin cooling and soothing. Skin Relief will help nourish the skin back to health.

Want a quick spritz and premix?  Lavender Essential Oil Spray is safe to spray directly on the skin for that instant, soothing effect.  It is perfectly diluted for use around the home, car, or workplace.

Summer on-the-go stress freaking you out just thinking about it?  Lavender Essential Oil takes care of that too. It is calmness in a bottle! Enjoy its relaxing properties by placing a drop or two on a cotton ball, hold it gently in your hands, raise up to your nose and inhale! Ahhhh….the aroma fills your nose and calms your spirits!  You can take on anything summer can dish out!

Well…maybe not quite everything! If you get a little too energetic with playing in the park, exercising or yard work, tight and sore muscles can benefit from lavender essential oil also.  Partner lavender with Magnesium and you have the one-two punch. Jordan Essentials has made this easy with our premixed Lavender Magnesium Spray. This spray is diluted to be sprayed directly on the skin and is ideal for those hard to reach places like between the shoulders and lower back.

Moms can mix their own Lavender Magnesium lotion. Take a drop or two of Lavender Essential Oil and add it to five pumps of Naturally Unscented Magnesium Lotion, gently mix and apply to the sore muscle area. Fast relief is on the way!

Feel good knowing there are alternatives like Lavender Essential Oil that can be used by the whole family in a variety of ways.

Connect with your Jordan Essentials consultant today about adding Lavender Essential Oil to your next order. Be Mom summer ready!

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