Feb 22, 2017

DIY Deodorant....

I have finally found a deodorant I really like here .... It is so fresh, clean smelling & best of all .....detoxifying....
and it lasts for hours...I have tried a few others & they were ok but this one is my favorite.... this is incredible simple to make...15 mins tops... & there are no worries about aluminum or other nasty chemicals...

Most of these ingredients are household items for me...

3 TBS Arrowroot- which absorbs perspiration

2 TBS Baking soda -neutralizes PH &  body odor

6 TBS organic Coconut oil- antibacterial

2 TBS Bentonite Clay- this is a powerful healing clay which absorbs toxins, heavy metals & chemicals. It also gets oxygen to the cells... it is odorless, non staining & has a velvet like texture... 

(I was out of Bentonite Clay so  I used French Green Clay this time...this clay has powerful properties... according to Mountain Rose herbs " It literally "drinks" oils, toxic substances & impurities from your skin"  it also is great for toning your skin as well... so far I have had problems with staining with the green. )   

A couple drops of Vit E oil- great for the skin & helps to keep your product form going rancid...

Just mash up the coconut oil then add the rest of the ingredients & mix until smooth... then put in a jar...now I just have to design a label for the jar!!  This makes about 3-4 ozs & will last you a very long time...

I guarantee you will never buy processed deodorant again after trying this... it is wonderful!! 

Think Healthy!

Feb 2, 2017

Happy Fire Cider Day!!

Today is National Fire Cider day. A day to celebrate folk medicine that has been handed down to us.  Mother Earth gives her medicine to us freely & we should share it freely....
In 2102, Shire City Herbals decided to trademark the name Fire Cider then proceeded to bring lawsuits against herbalists selling this product. This is wrong on so many levels...You can read all about it here at freefirecider.com, hear Rosemary’s story as well as get some more recipes.

 I first found out about this recipe from Rosemary Gladstar & her amazing books on Herbalism & all it wonderful healing recipes… Here is her Fire Cider recipe, that she formulated many years ago, in her own words….

I started with Rosemary Gladstar’s recipe but then found this one from Mountain Rose Herbs that i combined it with.... Plus I mix it up once in a while with a few favorites listed at the bottom... : 

 Fire Cider 
1/2 cup fresh grated organic ginger root 
1/2 cup fresh grated organic horseradish root 
1 medium organic onion, chopped 
10 cloves of organic garlic, crushed or chopped 
2 organic jalapeno peppers, chopped
 Zest and juice from 1 organic lemon 
Several sprigs of fresh organic rosemary or 2 tbsp of dried rosemary leaves 
1 tbsp organic turmeric powder 
1/4 tsp organic cayenne powder
 organic apple cider vinegar
 raw local honey to taste 

 Prepare all of your roots, fruits, and herbs and place them in a quart-sized jar. If you've never grated fresh horseradish, be prepared for a powerful sinus opening experience! Use a piece of natural parchment paper under the lid to keep the vinegar from touching the metal, or a plastic lid if you have one. Shake well. Store in a dark, cool place for a month and remember to shake daily. 

 I also throw in echinacea, thyme, beets, lime peels, peppercorns….whatever your taste is…Have fun playing around with it…. Just take a tablespoon or two a day helps boost your immune system & ward off colds & flu viruses, bronchial congestion …. 
I am making a new batch this weekend.. I hope you try this you will love it...
 Please share this freely with everyone!!!
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