12600 Pelican Beach Road, Merrifiled, MN (218) 851-1937
Jarrin, Living Naturally, Ranch Life
Do you need something to soothe an upper respiratory passageway, but want to do it naturally? Do you ever get bug bites, dog bites, bee stings, or other injuries and want to stay clear of medicated fillers? Do you want to save yourself money in the long run by making it yourself and of course using natural ingredients in the process? Well…here ya go! Around the ranch, I have gotten bitten by more animals, insects, and yes Stinging Nettles while harvesting them, that I need to grab my salves to save the day. **We do not claim in these post that they will treat, cure, or prevent any diseases. This is for educational purposes only and for you to try and live free of harmful chemicals. For Upper Respiratory  Basic Vapor Rub: 8 oz of Almond Oil (carrier oil) 3/4 oz Beeswax Pellets (the more wax you use the harder the consistency) 25 Drops of Eucalyptus essential oil 10 drops of Peppermint essential oil Glass Mason  Jars How to: 1. Put beeswax and oil in a double boiler on low heat until wax melts. Stir consistently. 2. Remove from stovetop and add essential oils. 3. Right away pour mixture into your glass jars. Place lids on lightly so oils can work into salve but yet allowing for cooling. 4. Label Wonderful for those achy nights trying to sleep. If you want a stronger menthol smell to your salve, add 1 tsp of organic Menthol Chrystals. You will add this with your oils step while the mixture is still hot. Ouchy Salve…Or no more tears! Infuse these Herbs: Follow Infusing directions here. Lavender *Calendula Flower (easy to grow) Chickweed Leaf Comfrey Root or Leaf GoldenSeal *Lemon Balm *Plantain Leaf *Yarrow (natural fever reducer) *St. John’s Wort ** If you don’t want to use all of these, pick the * ones for the most drawn out and soothing properties. Plus these really should be in your collection as “go too’s” for immune boosting herbs and strength. Once you have your infused oil follow next steps: 1 Cup of Ouchy Infused Oil 5 Tablespoons Beeswax 12 drops Peppermint essential oil 12 drops First Aid essential oil (amazing blend for skin healing) 1 Teaspoon of Honey Glass mason jars Directions: 1. In a pan on your stovetop, melt beeswax into herbal infused oil. 2. Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients and stir well 3. Pour into mason jars allow to cool with a loose lid. 4. Label ** Other essential oils I added to mine to help with burns and bites are Lavender, Relieve Me, Tea Tree Love how salves work! I can’t claim anything, but with all the wounds we face around the ranch these salves have worked! Healing and bruising are much less, PLUS no chemicals are on my body or my family! Hope you find success in trying these and they work for you! Let me know what you think! You may help someone else with your comments! *Remember by you purchasing through our blog, you are helping us reach kids, teens, and adults in need through our ministry. All proceeds go directly into our ranch ministry. THANK YOU! Love deeper, talk sweeter, Lee
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Ranch Life, Ranch Life, The Boys
I just love making my own natural dog treats! And guess what? So does our dog! They are not only good for him, but I get to add my own touches with ingredients he loves! You can too! These recipes are easy to add other ingredients like cheese is a one I hear many have done. I would love to hear what you created so please comment below. I am sure other dog lovers would enjoy reading what you came up with! Have fun and teach some new tricks…they will learn QUICK with these treats! Directions for all the treats are below and the doggy paws and bones from Amazon just are TOO cute! Makes a great gift too! DOGGY TREATS Peanut Butter Paws: 2 Cup of Organic Oats ½ Cup of flour ¼ Cup Flax Seed 1 tsp baking powder 1 cup of Natural Peanut Butter t tbsp honey 1 Egg 1 Cup of water Smokey Bones: 1 cup of Wheat flour (Use regular flour if your pup is sensitive to wheat) 1 Cup of Organic Oats ½ Cup regular flour (or more wheat) ½ tsp of sea salt (optional) ¼ tsp Liquid Smoke 1 egg ½ Cup hot water may need to add more to bind Healthy Pumpkin Treats: ½ cup canned pumpkin 4 tbsp molasses ( I use honey) 4 tbsp coconut oil 2 Cups flour (use oats if your pup is sensitive) ¼ tsp baking soda ¼ tsp baking powder 1 tsp cinnamon Directions for all recipes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  1. Mix wet ingredients together in a bowl
  2. Add the dry ingredients and mix well until combined
  3. Scoop out small spoonfuls and form into balls or put into cute doggy cookie makers
If you place on cookie sheets make sure to grease well.
  1. Bake for 25-30 minutes
  2. After they cool, I place my treats in a gallon size mason jar. Make SURE they are cool, if they are too moist they will mold quickly. I keep some in the freezer and take out enough for just a few days allowing them to thaw.  The treats last months when frozen.
** Be aware of any allergies your pet has. You will want to avoid any ingredients there has been a reaction in the past. Have fun! Love deeper, talk sweeter, Lee
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