Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Maintain Alkalinity

When I purchase products, I'm generally the one that goes for a good deal, albeit I expect quality. Looking at my options for something that would be effective in helping my body maintain alkalinity, I found these. So far they are doing what they claim to be doing for me and on the plus side they are very inexpensive. Gotta love those beans! Reading the reviews, I almost declined as one person mentioned they were horse pills. I've had no problem at all with them. To me they are average size.
  • Promotes general health and well-being
  • Specifically designed to aid the body in maintaining alkalinity
  • Contains coral calcium, alkaline mineral citrates and a proprietary blend of herbs and green food powders
  • 4 tablets daily with food

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Make your own hand sanitizer

Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Recipe
To prepare this hand sanitizer recipe, simply combine the following ingredients: 2 cups of aloe vera gel, 2 tablespoons 90% alcohol, and 3 tablespoons of essential oil or oils.  

Predominantly Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitizer Recipe To prepare this hand sanitizer recipe, simply combine the following ingredients: quarter cup of aloe vera gel, quarter cup of alcohol or vodka, and 10 drops of essential oil or oils.  

Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitizer Recipe To prepare this hand sanitizer recipe, simply combine the following ingredients: 1 cup of aloe vera gel, 2 tablespoons of witch hazel, and 8 drops of essential oil or oils.

Some of the best choices of oil to use for this recipe include eucalyptus, clove, cedarwood, lavender, patchouli, sandalwood, neroli, niaouli, cinnamon bark, lemon, rosemary, tea tree, lemongrass, myrrh, rose, peppermint, thyme, and pine oils.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Essential Oil Toothpaste

After using this, my mouth feels tingly fresh for hours afterwards. No joke. I am hooked! You can add baking soda to this mix but I chose not to. As with any toothpaste, rinse and spit, do not swallow.

1 cup coconut oil
20 drops peppermint essential oil
15 drops cinnamon essential oil
15 drops spearmint essential oil
15 drops clove essential oil
15 drops myrrh essential oil 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Shaving Cream- Rosemary Mint

1/3 cup shea butter
1/3 cup virgin coconut oil
1/4 cup olive oil
10 drops rosemary essential oil
3-5 drops peppermint essential oil

In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the shea butter and coconut oil, stirring until just melted. Remove from the heat and transfer to a bowl. Add in the olive oil and the essential oils. Stir to mix.
Place the bowl in the refrigerator and chill until solid. Remove from the refrigerator and whip until light and fluffy. Spoon into a jar. Keep in a cool, dry place.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Reusable Kitchen Wipes

Take an old t-shirt and cut it up into rag sized cloths.
Pour 1 cup warm water, 1 ounce liquid castile soap, and 5 – 10 drops of your favorite essential oil into a jar with a tight-fitting lid.
Place the rags into the jar and turn upside down a few times until all the rags are soaked.
After being used, the cloths can be washed and returned to the jar to be used over and over again.

Turmeric Facial Mask

 ½ cup (chickpea) flour
 1 ½ Tbsp ground turmeric (Note you may want to use this in the shower as turmeric stains)
 5 drops of your favorite beneficial oil.
 1-2 tsp water
Mix the flour and turmeric and save in an airtight container until you are ready to prepare your mask.To prepare the mask, mix 1 Tbsp of the flour mixture with 5 drops of oil and enough water to make a paste. Smooth the mixture on your face and neck, avoiding the eyes.
Let the mixture remain on your face until it dries (about 15 minutes) and then wash it off in the shower.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Honey Ginger Coughdrops

Make ginger tea and let it steep.
Strain the tea to get 1 cup liquid.
Add an equal proportion of sugar, 1 cup white sugar. Add a tablespoon of honey. (Note: using honey will increase the boiling time for the sugar solution.)
Using one cup of solution will end up with about a cup of drops.

Set the ginger-sugar solution to boil. Use an extra large saucepan. Once the sugar solution approaches the right temperature, it can froth up to twice the height.
Once it boils, do NOT stir or do anything to drop sugar crystals back into the solution. Use a clean thermometer and spoons. Its very hot and sticky so be careful with it.
Let the temperature reach hard crack stage, or about ~300

For molding make your own powdered sugar mold. Pour a mix of powdered sugar and/or cornstarch into a long pan, and make holes with any small round object.
Pour the drops into the molds.They cool fairly quickly. Once dried drop into a strainer to sift off the extra sugar. Store drops in a jar.