Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Echinacea and Lemon and Ginger Soothing Drops

Echinacea and Lemon and Ginger Cough Drops

•    1 cup Herbal Tea, echinacea and lemon
•    1 cup Sugar
•    powdered sugar
•    peeled and chopped ginger about 1/4 cup 

1.    Steep tea bags and ginger for about 10 minutes and strain.
2.    Combine 1 cup of herbal tea with 1 cup of sugar. Make sure you do this on a tall pot so that there is plenty of room for the mixture to boil. Attach a candy thermometer to the side of the pot.
3.    Heat on high heat stirring until the sugar dissolved and then don't touch it.
4.    In the meantime, place a layer of powdered sugar in a shallow pan and make divots to pour the mixture into. I use the handle of a large spatula but anything will do.
5.    Once the mixture reaches 300 remove the pot from the heat, and let it settle so that the foam from boiling subsided.
6.    Then using a small plastic ladle to pour the mixture into the powered sugar.
7.    Allow to cool until firm.
8.    Toss in the powdered sugar to coat and place in an air tight jar.

***Not intended to be construed as medical advice. 

Monday, February 28, 2022

Egg and Honey Face Mask

 Mix together egg white, honey and tea tree essential oil.  Apply to face; rinse after dry with warm water, pat dry. 

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Foundation Recipe #3

 Marigold Eye Cream

Witch Hazel

Aloe Vera 

Argan Oil

French Green Bentonite Clay

Earthen Mist

Brown Oxide

Zinc Oxide

I play around with the ingredients until I get a texture, consistency and color that I like. 

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Body Spray #1

Good for Sensitive Skin

1/4 cup Distilled or Purified Water
1.5 t glycerine
1 t macadamia oil
4 drops vitamin E
5 drops Tea Tree EO
3 drops Rose Geranium EO
2 drops Lavender EO

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Body Butter

1-1/3 Cups of Shea Butter
1/4 Cup of Olive Oil (or another carrier oil of your choice)
1 tsp. Of Vitamin E Oil
1/4 cup Emu Oil
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract,  get the recipe to make your own here.  (optional)
20 drops Lavender Essential Oil. (you can use your choice of essential oils)

  1. Heat the Shea Butter slowly in a medium sized sauce pan until the Shea is in liquid form.
  2. Add in the olive oil and emu oil.
  3. Let the mixture cool for about 30 minutes, just before it fully sets back up. 
  4. Add in the Vitamin E, Vanilla Extract and Essential Oil.
  5. Use a stick blender to whip the mixture until its very light in texture. It will give off a “mousse” like consistency. Make sure you have blended your essential oil vitamin E oil and vanilla in well. 
  6. Package (loosely, remember it is "whipped") your finished product into a container. 
You can experiment with different carrier oils and essential oils. 

Honey Body Wash

2/3 cup Dr. Bronner Liquid Castile Soap (get it here)
1/4 cup raw, unfiltered honey, local Oklahoma residents, check out Andrew's Honey at OSU-OKC Farmer's Market
2 teaspoons oil (almond, jojoba, olive)
1 teaspoon vitamin e
50-60 drops essential oil
1 cup distilled water

Mix together and use sparingly on a washcloth, organic Tookie or sponge.

Hand Scrub

We always have this (and backups) on hand at our house.  Cleans up dirty hands and leaves them feeling soft and smooth. 

1 cup grated soap ( I prefer Dr. Bronner, get it here)
1/2 cup borax
1/4 cup pumice

Mix together, store in airtight container.  When ready to use, sprinkle a small amount into your palm and mix with water.  Cleans up very dirty hands.