Category Archives: Recipes

Holiday Gift Giving

My mother has always been one of the craftiest people I know and growing up we did crafts.  The holiday was especially fun making our own ornaments and gifts.  It doesn’t feel like the holidays to me without it.  I wanted something different … Continue reading

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Chia Seeds

The word chia (Salvia Hispanica) means strength so try these super-seed for yourself and see if you agree.  In South America, as far back as 3000 BC, Chia Seeds had been a staple of daily nutrition and commerce in Pre-Columbian … Continue reading

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Build-a-Better Bug Spray

Forget those commercial brands of insect repellent and build a better bug spray. There are smelly and toxic to our health. Lucky for us there are many essential oils that will repel insects. In addition to repelling insects many of … Continue reading

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Sinuses: Running, Dripping, Congested

I’m so sorry for those who suffer with sinus problems. I personally have never had to deal with the constant discomfort and irritation from sinuses; though I’ve had colds, flus and other conditions where I have experienced the unpleasantness of … Continue reading

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Tooth Powder Recipe

1/4 C Baking Soda 1/4 C Kaolin Clay 1/4 C Dead Sea Salt 1 T Sage (powdered) 30 drops Essential Oil of your choice ( spearmint, peppermint, cinnamon) Mix all together and store in a small glass jar. To use … Continue reading

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Rosemary Salve

When I use rosemary in any recipe I think of the lovely Rosemary Gladstar. She was one of my teachers in making personal care products. Salve Recipe 1 cup olive oil ½ cup dried rosemary Clean muslin cloth ¼ cup … Continue reading

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Lavender Moisturizing Lotion

This is a wonderfully creamy, easy to make lotion you can feel good about using on your skin. Makes 32 ounces 1 cup olive oil (maybe infused with lavender, optional) ¾ cup emulsifying wax or bees wax 1 T Shea … Continue reading

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Ginger Tea for Cold & Flu Season

1-2 cloves of garlic crushed 1 tablespoon of grated ginger root 1/2 lemon, juiced Honey to taste Cover with enough water for a big mug, bring to boil, turn off heat and then let seep for about 20 minutes. Strain … Continue reading

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Give Chia Seeds a Try.

Chia seeds can increase endurance and stamina and an excellent source of cholesterol free protein. Also packed with Omega 3 fatty acids, containing nearly 6 times the amount of omega 3 oils as fish and contains about a 2:1 ratio … Continue reading

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Lavender Hand Cream

Lavender Hand Cream Makes 4 oz 3 tablespoons grated beeswax ½ cup dark sesame oil 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 teaspoon honey 2 tablespoons spring water 2 to 3 drops lavender essential oil ⅛ teaspoon baking soda 1. Combine all … Continue reading

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