Love these quick to use toilet bubbles! I won’t call them what the world is calling them…just don’t like the term, so bubbles are my word! I love these because it only takes a minute to drop them into your toilet and scrub and clean quickly! For this time of year with bugs flying around getting sick easily, well I need a quick and easy cleaning. Plus, it is all natural keeping our home free of unwanted chemicals!Isn’t it nice to know you can have your children help do the chores around the home because you don’t have to worry about the harsh chemicals in the products they are using? I AM! Breathing in toxins like bleach can be extremely harmful especially over time. So get rid of the junk and make NEW, CLEAN, AND FREE of harmful ingredients! Here ya go…easy to make, easy to use! 1/2 Cup citrus acid 1 1/2 cup baking soda 30 drops of Immune Strength essential oil 30 drops of Organic Lemon essential oil You can add another favorite oil if you like, I love the citrus ones like Orange, Lime, or Tangerine. 1/4 cup Water, may need more Silicone candy trays 1) Mix first 2 ingredients. I use a whisk for this. 2) Next, add you’re essential oils. Mix well. 3) For the water, you will want to add slowly just a little at a time and mix with your hands. You will add as much water as needed to make the mixture stick together. You will feel like your childhood days of playing with wet sand. Once it holds together, you can put into your molds. Once filled, let dry for about an hour then take a knife and scrape the top to get them smooth. Any leftover from your bowl or this process put in your toilet and have a good clean! Allow drying for 24 hours before placing them in an airtight container. I use a mason jar of course! I assure you by switching to using all natural home cleaning supplies will make you and your family healthier and free from harsh chemicals. Congrats on making that choice today! Plop in your bubbles and see how wonderful your bowl will be! God’s blessings, Love deeper, talk sweeter, Lee
- 1 Cup of Organic Coconut Oil Melted
- 4-6 drops of Essential Oil of your choice (I use only Blends as it adds so much aroma to the spa)
- Herbs (suggestions below) for color 1/2 tsp or more for darker (start small and add to your liking)
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
1. Put beeswax and oil in a double boiler on low heat until wax melts. Stir consistently.
2. Remove from stove top 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.
Wonderful for those achey nights trying to sleep.
If you want a more stronger menthol smell to your salve, add 1 tsp of organic Menthol Chrystals. You will add this with your oils step while mixture is still hot.
Ouchy Salve…Or no more tears!
Infuse these Herbs:Follow Infusing directions here.
Herbs found on Bulk Herb Store link
Comfrey Root or Leaf
*St. John’s Wort
** If you don’t want to use all of these, pick the * ones for the most drawing out and soothing properties.
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
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 loose lid.
** Other essential oils I added to mine to help with burns and bites are Lavender, Relieve Me,
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 is 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 by 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,
SO FUN TOO!
Here is what you will need:
1/4 Cup of Infused Oil (recipe below)
3 tablespoons of shea butter
4 tablespoons of Beeswax
2 teaspoons cocoa powder (optional)
2 teaspoons of Honey
15 drops of your favorite essential oils (peppermint, orange, grapefruit, tangerine)
1/4 teaspoons Vitmin E Oil
Beet Root (adds the color, you will add 1/8 tsp at a time to your color desire)
1.) Mix first 5 ingredients together and heat in double boiler until hot and melted.
2.) After its melted, add essential oil and cocoa powder or Beet Root.
3.) Next add your Vitamin E oil and your Mica color. I use Red…I only use about 1/8 tsp but you can add more if you really like BLING!
4.) Pour into your lip gloss containers. If you want to use different colors you can pour the mixture into different cups, but work fast as it does set. You may have to reheat to get to liquid form to pour easily.
I didn’t do this and the balm got lumpy and not smooth.
*** peppermint oil and the coca powder make great gifts for anyone on your list
Infused Oil ( all organic herbs are from Bulk Herb Store, if you can not fine them or out of stock I go to Mountain Herb)
Beet Root ( want this for your color too)
Hibiscus ( this is an EVERYTHING herb for your tea blending)
How to make:
1. Fill a glass jar 1/3 full with equal parts of each herb. Cover herbs in coconut oil, melted. Place lid on jar.
2. Set jar on top of towel in a crockpot filled with water, on warm setting for 3 days. Watch water level and be very careful not to put cool water on a hot jar, as it could explode.
3. On the third day, remove the jar from heat, let cool, and strain your herbs. Squeeze well to get every nutrient from your herbs. Now you have and Herbal Infused Oil! Label and put in dark place.
So much fun making these for me and my loved ones!
Hope you find it just as enjoyable!
Love deeper, talk sweeter,
Our boys just love treats! We do many tricks with these guys so we always like to reward them for going the extra mile. We do not treat our boys by hand with the kids we serve as this can lead to bad behavior from the horse. They can get a little nippy or aggressive so we will treat them by placing the treat in a bucket. When I am asking the horse to bow, one of the tricks, I will give it to the horse versus the child. I would suggest implementing some good behavior training for yourself as well. There is nothing more annoying than a pushy horse!
Hope you find the recipe enjoyable to know you are giving your horse the best. Not only from your kitchen but from the heart as well.
- 1 cup carrot grated
- 1 apple grated
- 1/2 Cup Dried Herb of your choice (or two)
- 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/4 Cup Flax Seed
- Favorite herb
- 1 cup rolled oats NOT QUICK
- 1 cup flour
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Lightly grease cookie sheet.
- In a large bowl, mix carrot, apple, coconut oil, and molasses together.
- Fold in salt, seed, herbs, oats, and flour until well mixed.
- Spread dough out in one big piece on the cookie sheet.
- Score dough with a knife to make it easier to break apart after baking. (Or, roll dough out and cut with cookie cutters)
- Bake for 20 minutes or until brown.
- Let cool.
Because there are natural ingredients in these treats, you must keep in a dry cool place and use within a couple of weeks. I am SURE your horses won’t mind! It is a treat that is healthy and safe! You gotta love that feeling!
Store these treats in a glass mason jar or a sealed bag. I don’t like to use glass around the ranch, but it does help to keep the treats much fresher.
Love deeper, talk sweeter
Dirty dishes! YUK! Glass that I love getting all foggy like even though the package says it won’t streak! Well, so done with that I am making my own! I looked for a way to make my own little dish capsules that will clean my dishes using only natural soaps and not perfumes. I put together this recipe and it works AWESOME SAUCE!!! I think you will like it too! Remember it hardens quickly so put your mixture into ice cube trays or molds. I love the silicone ones like the flowers. If for some reason yours are not drying or harding fast, leave them overnight before taking them out of the silicone trays.
They look adorable in the jar too! Enjoy making your home become naturally clean inside and out!
Love deeper, talk sweeter,
Natural Dishwasher Soap Capsules
Ingredients (using no Borax) :
2 cups Arm and Hammer washing soda
1 cup Arm and Hammer baking soda
1 cup citric acid
1/2 cup salt
1 teaspoon Castile soap
15-20 favorite essential oil
- silicone trays
Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl
Gradually add vinegar a little bit at a time and mix well (some fizzing will occur and the mixture will start to clump) You may not need the entire amount of vinegar, so add it a little at a time.
Mix in castile soap and lemon essential oil
Pack well into two ice cube trays (take your time doing this and make sure they are well compacted)
Set ice cube trays or your silicone one out to dry for at least 24 hours in a sunny spot
Take tabs out of trays and store in a tight-lidded container