Don’t like the chemicals…makes my skin LITERALLY crawl!! This is a great recipe to make ~ I used the witch hazel to make mine with a little oil to give it ‘staying power’… works great!
Natural insect repellent recipe
10 – 20 drops of citronella essential oil
10 – 20 drops of lemon essential oil
10 – 20 drops of lavender essential oil
5 mls of carrier oil. Choose from Wheat germ, Vitamin E, avocado, calendula, borage or apricot kernel.
One small spray bottle or jar for storing the mix.
Add five mls of your chosen carrier oil to the storage jar and then add the oils. The more oils added, the stronger the scent will be. Screw up the lid and shake well to mix. The blend can be massaged onto the skin when needed.
If the oil mix is too greasy, then add the oils to a base of distilled witch hazel – you’ll need 3-5 teaspoons.
An alternative way of applying the mix would be too melt 10gs (0.35oz) of Shea butter in a pan and stir in the oils. Once the mix has set and cooled it can be massaged onto the skin in a solid bar form.
The essential oils can also be used individually or alternatively tea tree oil can also be used on its own or in combination with any of the other essential oils listed. However, the scent of tea tree can be rather strong so may not be suited to everyone.
I love how Essential Oils have helped me to feel better naturally, how they virtually soothe all symptoms! I have tried these and I can attest they REALLY do help!
Treat ‘you’ the way you want others to treat ‘you!
~ what you eat will determine your health
~ how much you move will determine IF you will be able to move later on
~ what you say to yourself determines how you project yourself to others
~ how you act shows others your values and your morals
You can substitute the fruits you like if some of these aren’t your favorites… BUT… this recipe is just so good! I saw this on Prego and Mommy Chat page, but have made this for years ~ YUMMY!!!
The Best Fruit Salad in my opinion!
1 (29 ounce) can peach slices
1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks
1 (3 1/8 ounce) box dry vanilla instant pudding mix
1 lb of strawberries, (quartered)
1 banana, (sliced)
1/2 pint blueberries
1 bunch grapes (I use the red ones)
1 -2 tablespoon sugar (optional)
In a large bowl, combine peaches, pineapples, and vanilla pudding mix. This includes the juices from the cans. Mix well until pudding is dissolved. Stir in strawberries, banana, blueberries, grapes, and sugar if desired. Chill.
Our health depends on our over-all well being, NOT just our diet and exercise routines! When I am stressed, my trigeminal neuralgia kicks into HIGH gear and doesn’t let up for a while ~ I recently had to have my gallbladder removed (like so many others I have heard of since my diagnosis and surgery)… Correlation?? Definitely! Does any of this look familiar to you??
Chicken skewers are SO versatile ~ marinaded meat will be tender and each bite so favorful! Can you imagine how wonderful tofu would be too! YUM!! If you want to do veggies in this, do not marinate with the chicken, do separately and make shish-kabob’s for the grill ~ try with beef strips and seafood too!! Okay, hungry now!!
Spicy Garlic Chicken Skewers
5 Chicken breast cut into strips
2T Chili Garlic Sauce (found in most Asian markets)
1/2 cup of Sweet Soy Sauce (found in most Asian markets)
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
~Cut chicken into strips
~Mix all other ingredients together
~Pour half of mixture over chicken strips and set aside to marinate
~Use other half of sauce of the dipping sauce when finished
~When chicken is done marinating skewer it on bamboo picks
~Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes or until chicken reaches 165 degrees
Serve with the dipping sauce
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