Friday, February 28, 2014

Homemade Bubble Solution


Ingredients:
1 c. water
2 T. light Karo syrup or 2 T. glycerin
4 T. dishwashing liquid

Directions:
Mix ingredients together.

Note:  The glycerin is the key to better bubbles!

Lawn Tonic

I found this recipe years ago while watching 12 News.  This is a formula for green lawns in high heat. 
 
Ingredients:
1 can regular soda (do not use diet)
1 can beer (no light beer)
1/2 c. liquid dishwashing (do not use anti-bacterial dishwashing liquid)
1/2 c. household ammonia
1/2 c. mouthwash
 
Directions:
Pour into 10-gallon hose-end sprayer.
 
Notes:
  • In high-heat, apply every 3 weeks.
  • The liquid soap is a wetting agent, helping the formula penetrate to the roots.
  • The ammonia promotes growth and turns your lawn green.
  • The mouthwash kills the bugs and grubs.
  • Do not use anti-bacterial dishwashing liquid in the mixture as it will kill off important microbes in the lawn and soil that help digest thatch.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Cheesy Broccoli Cups

Ingredients:
2 c. broccoli florets
1 large clove garlic, minced
1 c. ricotta
1 1/2 C. grated mozzarella, divided
1 egg, beaten
Salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Steam broccoli until tender.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Cool broccoli slightly.
  4. Coursely chop and place in a bowl.
  5. Combine broccoli, garlic, ricotta, 1 cup mozzarella, and egg.  
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Stir all ingredients to combine.
  8. Divide broccoli/cheese mixture among ramekins.
  9. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella.
  10. Place ramekins on a baking sheet and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until cheeses are melted and mozzarella on top starts to brown.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Homemade Pain Relieving Cream

Ingredients:
1/2 c. Coconut Oil
2 t. Beeswax pellets
5 drops Camphor oil
5 drops Peppermint oil

5 drops Eucalyptus oil
Directions:
  1. Melt coconut oil and beeswax pellets. (I use a double boiler)
  2. Stir until melted.
  3. Allow the mixture to cool, but not to set up.
  4. Add the essential oils and stir.
  5. Pour into a small container and allow to cool completely.
Note:  Since coconut oil is the dominant ingredient, this will melt if kept in a warm place. 

 


Tandoori Seasoning


Ingredients:
1½ t. garlic powder
1½ t. paprika
1 t. cayenne pepper
1 t. ground coriander
1 t. ground cumin
1 t. ground ginger
1 t. salt
¼ t. ground cardamom
¼ t. ground cinnamon

Directions:
Mix all ingredients together and use as a rub for lamb, beef, pork and chicken.

Note:  This is spicy.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Basic Lip Balm

Ingredients:
1 t. beeswax
2 t. coconut oil
2 drops vitamin E oil
2-3 drops flavor oil

Instructions:
Melt beeswax and coconut oil.
Stir in vitamin E oil.
Add flavor oil
Place in tube or pot.

Note:  This can be made without the flavor oil if you don't have any on hand.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Tea Tree Oil Shampoo

This is a handy shampoo  to combat dandruff or scalp build up.

What You Will Need:

  • 1 Bottle Shampoo (preferably dye and fragrance free)
  • 1 Bottle Tea Tree Oil
  • Dropper


Directions:

  1. Using a dropper, add 2 drops of tea tree oil per ounce of shampoo.
  2. Replace the shampoo bottle cap and shake well to mix.
  3. Shake shampoo before each use.
  4. Use shampoo as you normally would.


Notes:

  • Do not ingest tea tree oil.
  • Do not use tea tree oil undiluted
  • Watch for allergic reactions, especially if it is your first time using tea tree oil.
  • Do Not use tea tree oil if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
  • As with any essential oils, use with caution.