Saturday, September 24, 2011

Moisturizing Beauty Body Butter Recipe

This is a recipe for homemade Moisturizing Body Butter. The resulting body butter is great for daily skin care to sooth and help with dry skin. This body butter can also be used as a massage cream. Not to mention that is smells great!

1/2 oz unrefined Shea butter
1/2 oz Carnauba or beeswax
1 oz refined Cocoa butter
1 oz unrefined Hemp seed oil
1 oz Jojoba oil
3 or 4 drops of Vitamin E

Mix all ingredients. Melt the mixture (do not boil!). Stir while mixture cools. Once cool store in a glass jar for future use.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Crazy Crunchy Banana Bread Recipe

This is a simple recipe for banana bread. This is a favorite dessert of mine. It's ready in under an hour and can be a great finish to any meal. As always I recommend that you use Aluminum-free baking powder in any baked goods for health-conscious reasons.

The Ingredients you'll need for this bread recipe are:

1/2 cup of buttermilk
1 cup graham flour
1 cup regular flour (not self-rise!)
1 cup of mashed bananas
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon Aluminum-free baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup millet
2 eggs (beaten well)

Heat the oven to 350°F
Use a 9"x5" loaf pan with waxed paper.

Mix the graham flour, regular flour, aluminum-free baking powder,
baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together the butter and
the brown sugar. Add the beaten eggs and the bananas to the mix and
beat well. Then alternate adding the buttermilk and the dry
ingredients. Beat well after each addition. Finally, stir in the
millet. Pour into pan and bake for about 45 minutes. To check if done
insert a fork and if it comes out clean it is done. Allow to cool and

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Homemade Toothpaste Recipe

A few years ago I became aware that fluoride toothpaste wasn't something that I personally wanted to use. So I began looking into fluoride-free alternatives and not only were they pretty expensive they were sub-par and just didn't leave me feeling "fresh." So, I began researching for a way to make toothpaste and this is what I came up with and have been using for years now.

1 part salt
3 parts baking soda
Vegetable glycerin
Peppermint essential oil

Mix salt and baking soda well in a container. Add vegetable glycerin until the consistency is that of tooth paste. Add JUST A DROP OR TWO of essential oil and mix it well.

Note: Please be aware that it is very easy to over do the essential oil! Remember to start with less and give it a test!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Super Zucchini Bread Recipe

Here I'll show you how to make bread - Delicious Super Zucchini Bread to be exact! This recipe for bread can be enjoyed as a desert or a snack. I will always recommend that you use Aluminum-free baking powder in any baked goods for health-conscious reasons.

The Ingredients required for this bread recipe are:

1 cup oil
4 eggs (well beaten) 

2 tsp vanilla
2 cups sugar

2 cups grated zucchini

3-1/2 cups flour

1-1/2 tsp Aluminum free baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp cinnamon

3/4 tsp baking soda

Mix together oil, eggs, vanilla, sugar, and zucchini until well blended. Mix in remaining ingredients. Pour batter into two loaf pans. Bake at 350ºF for 50-55 minutes.

Amazing Citrus Cider Recipe

This is a recipe for some delicious home brew Cider. This recipe for cider is simple to throw together in a hurry. This drink is great for holiday gatherings or any sort of get-together - or simply to have around the house for anytime.

The Ingredients for this Cider Recipe are as follows:

3 cinnamon sticks
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1-1/2 tsp whole cloves
1 gallon of cider
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice

Mix all ingredients in a large pan; bring contents to a boil. Remove from heat immediately and strain. The resulting beverage may be chilled or served while hot.

Note: This drink can also be spiked with any variety or brand of Citrus Schnapps and remain delicious. Just remember: If you do drink alcohol please do so responsibly.