Kitchen Crafts 'n' More

Thursday, June 29, 2006 Quick Mood Mists (Bath and Body Aromatherapy Recipes)

Mood Mists - Bath and Body Aromatherapy Mist Sprays
Thanks to Christi for this!

From the most recent issue of Body + Soul which arrived today...These mists are the simplest way to experience aromatherapy for yourself. Spray the air around you, mist your hair and skin, or spritz them on linens to leave a light scent. (They won't stain) Whether you're stressed or sluggish, one of these mists will suit your mood.

Pick-Me-Up Mist
1 drop eucalyptus
2 drops geranium
3 drops peppermint

Calm-Me-Down Mist
2 drops bergamot
1 drop frankincense
3 drops lavender

1. Fill a clean, dry mini spray bottle with 4 ounces of pure distilled water.
2. Using a dropper, carefully put the selected blend of essential oils directly into the spray bottle.
3. Tightly close the bottle and shake vigorously to combine.
Be sure to shake it before each use, as the water and essential oils tend to separate From Body + Soul Magazine, Pg 26, June 2006.

Body + Soul Magazine is a beautiful gift for yourself or for a friend! Click below for info on getting yours...

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Old-Fashioned Lemon Curd Recipe

Thanks to Dorina for this old time favorite that I happen to LOVE. :) Enjoy...

Lemon Curd
5 egg yolks
1 cup sugar
4 lemons, zest and juice
1 stick butter

In a medium saucepan, add a small amount of water (about an inch deep) Bring to a simmer In a small bowl, combine yolks and sugar. Blend until smooth Add zest and 1/3 cup of lemon juice to the egg mixture (add cold water if you don't have enough juice) Whisk until smooth Place a bowl on top of the simmering saucepan, or use a double-boiler Reduce heat to low, and whisk the mixture until thickened (8 minutes) Mixture should be light yellow and coat a spoon Remove from heat and stir in butter, one pat at a time. Let each melt before adding the next Pour into a clean container, and refrigerate.

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Product of the Day: Mikasa Swiss Coffee Dinnerware

I stumbled upon this beautiful Mikasa dinnerware and decided to showcase it on the KCnM blog! With it's creamy rich tones reminding me exactly of a latte, this would be a gorgeous way to present your next meal...

Just click on the above photo for more information.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006 Cafe Brulot Recipe: Alcoholic Coffee

Thanks to Shannon for this delicious sounding coffee recipe!

Cafe Brulot
Serves 4
1 cinnamon stick, roughly broken
4 sugar cubes
4 whole cloves
¼ cup Cognac
peel of ½ orange
2 tblspns Grand Marnier or other orange liqueur
peel of ½ lemon
2 cups hot, strong coffee

In saucepan over low heat, combine cinnamon, cloves, orange and lemon peels, and sugar. Stir in Cognac and liqueur. Using a long match, carefully ignite mixture. Immediately, but slowly, pour in coffee, stirring until flames subside. Pour into small punch cups and serve.

P.S. Coffee lovers - visit my Coffee Creations blog at for constant new coffee tips, recipes and other must-haves for the java junkie!

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Kids Crafts: Recipe for Play Clay (Clay that Air Dries)

Thanks to Christi for this new Play Clay recipe for kids - a clay that doesn't contain any flour, and that will air dry hard in about 36 hours. :) So that you can keep your kids' creations! This would be a fun and cheap summer project - both baking soda and cornstarch are usually available in the bulk section at your supermarket -- which will make it an even cheaper project.

Play Clay For Kids

2 cups Baking soda
1 cup Cornstarch
1 1/4 cups Water

Mix corn starch and baking soda, add water, mix. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.Thicken to consistency of mashed potatoes. Form clay into desired shapes, let dry for 36 hours.Color with paint or felt-tip marker. Coat with SPRAY shellac or clear nail polish.

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Easiest 3 Ingredient Cookies Recipe (No Flour)

You won't believe how amazing these taste until you try them! :)

NO-Flour Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

1 c. peanut butter
1 c. granulated sugar
1 egg

Mix together; roll in small balls. Press lightly with
fork and bake about 8 minutes at 350 degrees.

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Thursday, June 22, 2006 The Very Best Set of Knives -- Henckels Knives

Since starting work at a very nice kitchenwares shop, I've discovered that most culinary dabblers LOVE Henckels knives above all others. :) Why? They last forever and the quality is unsurpassed. Here is a fabulous bargain on an entire set of Henckels knives that all cooks will love. If you're looking for a gift for the chef in YOUR family, they'll go NUTTY over this one!

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Recipe Found: Strawberry Rhubard Upside Down Cakes

Big thanks to Debby in Wyoming for sending in these requested recipes. :) Sounds delicious to me! Makes me crave a big slice with a cup of coffee (craving coffee too? be sure to visit My Coffee Creations Blog for lots of coffee tips, hints and recipes.


(25 minutes to assemble, 50 to 55 minutes to bake, start to finish 80 minutes)

For the topping:
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups chopped ( 1/2-inch pieces) rhubarb, 10 ounces peeled and trimmed
1/2 cup strawberry preserves (not jelly or jam)

For the cake:
7-ounce package almond paste
1/2 cup sugar
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1 large egg, room temperature
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup whole milk

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 9-inch springform pan.
To make the topping: In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, melt butter and add sugar. Stirring constantly, cook until sugar begins to melt and starts to turn a light caramel color. Add rhubarb. Stirring, cook for 3 minutes or until syrup starts to thicken. Pour rhubarb mixture into bottom of prepared springform pan. Drop rounded teaspoons of preserves evenly around top of rhubarb. Set aside.
To make the cake: With a mixer, beat almond paste and sugar on low speed until the texture of small crumbs. Add butter and mix until combined. Beat on high for 2 minutes. Add egg and beat until very creamy, about 3 minutes.
Sift the flour with the baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Add flour mixture and milk to almond paste mixture. Mix on low speed until just combined. Drop spoonfuls of batter on top of fruit. Gently spread batter evenly across top.
Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until cake is done and toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean. Make sure center of cake springs back when pressed with a finger. Cool cake in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes. Run a knife around edge of cake and unmold springform. Tip cake upside-down onto serving plate and carefully lift off bottom of pan.
Serve warm or room-temperature. Makes one 9-inch cake. Recipe developed for Andre Prost Inc., Odense Almond Paste.

Strawberry-Rhubarb Cobbler presented by Hillside Farm Bed & Breakfast

2 pounds rhubarb, washed, topped and chopped
2 tablespoon lemon juice
1/3 cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
2 large eggs
2-16 ounce packages frozen strawberries
2 3/4 cups sugar
3 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a 3-quart saucepan, combine the rhubarb, strawberries and lemon juice. Cover; cook over medium heat for 5 minutes. In a small bowl, stir together 1 cup sugar and the cornstarch. Gradually stir the sugar mixture into the rhubarb mixture; heat to boiling. Cook, stirring constantly for 4 minutes; set aside to cool lightly.

Heat the oven to 350°. Grease a 13" x 9" baking pan; set aside. In a large bowl,combine 3 cups flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, soda and salt. Cut 1 cup butter into chunks; add to the flour mixture. With a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

In a small bowl, beat together the buttermilk, eggs and vanilla. Stir the buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture just until combined. Spread 1/2 the batter evenly in the greased pan; spread the rhubarb filling over the batter. Drop the remaining batter by heaping tablespoonsful over the rhubarb filling.

In a 1-quart saucepan over low heat, melt remaining 1/4 cup butter. Stir in the remaining 3/4 cup flour and 3/4 cup sugar until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle with crumbs over the top of the batter. Bake the cobbler for 40 to 45 minutes, or until it is golden brown and bubbly; cool for 10 minutes. Spoon into individual serving dishes; serve warm with cold milk.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2006 Foolproof Play Dough Craft for Kids -- Using Kool Aid!

by Christi - thanks!

2 1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. salt
1 T. alum
3 T. cooking oil
2 c. boiling water
2 pkgs. unsweetened KOOL-AID

Mix dry ingredients, add oil and water stirring quickly. Store in an airtight container. It smells so-o-o good and never seems to wear out.

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Homemade Tick Spray Recipe

Thanks to Collette for this one!

Safe and Effective Tick Spray - Formula
Simple Solution-- Ticks are starting to become a real problem in many areas as the weather gets warmer. There are many kinds of ticks, but getting bit by deer ticks is no joke: they carry Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases including a red blood cell parasite. Rocky Mountain spotted fever is spread by the American dog tick, the lone-star tick, and the wood tick. Best to keep ticks far, far away from you and your companion animals and loved ones!

This herbal spray is based on herbalist knowledge, and it is a great find as a healthy alternative to synthetic pesticides because it really works well as a repellent. The spray calls for one ingredient, besides water--you can‘t get much simpler than that! Find out the formula here:
This spray is good to use on pet bedding.

You will need:
2 teaspoons essential oil of rose geranium or palmerosa
2 cups water
1 spray bottle

1. Combine ingredients in the spray bottle and shake well to blend.
2. Spray areas where pets sleep.

And here is some more information on using rose geranium and palmerosa oils on your skin and on pet collars:
2 tablespoons vegetable or nut oil (almond oil contains sulfur, a repellent in its own right)
10 to 25 drops Rose Geranium essential oil
Combine the ingredients in a glass jar; shake to blend.
Makes: 2 tablespoons
Shelf Life: 6 months

Dab a few drops on your skin or clothing, making sure to avoid eyes.
Skip the Pennyroyal if there is anyone pregnant (including pets) in the home, as it can induce miscarriage. And as always, use essential oils with caution as they can burn the skin and harm eyes

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Making Extracts: A Variation for Those with Allergies

Patty wrote:
" For anyone allergic to potatoes or vodka, the extracts can be made using any unflavored drinkable alcohol. Grain alcohol is available at most liquor stores."

Thanks Patty! And if you want to read exactly HOW to make homemade vanilla, orange and lemon extracts - visit:

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Tuesday, June 20, 2006 Kids Crafts: Easy Colorful T-Shirts (Using Crayons)

Submitted by Shannon:

What to do with all those crayons...hmmm. I have the perfect craft!

We did this when I was in brownies (I won't say how many, many years ago that was), and we just had the best time doing it!

What you need:
Plain white t-shirt
Crayons shaved, broken, or chopped into tiny bits. Keep the colors separated, or you'll end up with a nasty black or brown!
Wax paper
Dish towel
Warm Iron and ironing board

Lay your shirt on an ironing board. If you plan on having the design on the front of the shirt, make sure you have the front side facing up, as this will be your "canvas". (Sounds like a given, but you never know!)

Place a large piece of wax paper on the inside of the shirt(wax side facing the "canvas" side of the shirt). Sprinkle the crayon bits into any design you want. You can write stuff, too, but make sure it's done large. As the crayon melts, it will melt together, and you'll end up with a mess if your design is too small. I did that the first time or two. For practice, try doing it on an old t-shirt, or a clean cotton rag.

Once you have your desired design, place a large piece of wax paper over it (wax side faxing down away from the iron). Place the dish towel over that. Press the warm iron over the crayons until they're all melted. Don't iron like you would normally do, or you'll end up pushing the wax all around. Use the iron on a low to medium heat to melt the crayons into place. Then remove the towel and the waxed paper to see the new creation! Since the crayons are colored, the idea is to melt the color into the fabric. The wax will usually wash off, but the colors remain for a LONG time! And make sure you let the shirt cool before removing the wax paper from the inside of the shirt! That wax will be hot!!

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Chicken Recipes: Bourbon Chicken

Bourbon Chicken
Thanks to Dorina for this one!

serves: 4

4 chicken breast/cutlets
1/3 cup bourbon
1/3 cup Dijon mustard
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup chopped scallions
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Rinse the chicken and pat dry. Arrange in a shallow dish.Combine the bourbon, Dijon mustard, brown sugar, soy sauce, scallions, Worcestershire sauce and pepper in a bowl and mix well. Pour over chicken. Cover and marinate in the fridge overnight, turning several times. Drain, toss marinade.Grill the chicken for about 25 minutes or until cooked through.

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Friday, June 16, 2006 Brunch and Breakfast Recipe: Potato Frittata

Potato Frittata
Big thanks to Collette for this recipe!

Prep: 15 min
Ready In: 45 min
Serves: 6

2 cups chopped unpeeled potatoes, cooked

3 green onions, sliced

1/2 cup finely chopped ham

6 eggs

1/4 cup milk

1/3 cup MIRACLE WHIP Dressing

1/4 tsp. each: salt and black pepper

PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Mix potatoes, onions and ham; spoon into greased 9-inch pie plate.
BEAT eggs and milk in small bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Add dressing, salt and pepper; mix well. Pour evenly over potato mixture.
BAKE 25 to 30 min. or until centre is set. Let stand 10 min. Cut into 6 wedges to serve.

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Household Hints: A cup of Tea for Your Houseplants

Thanks to Jeannie for this fun tip!

Tea and Houseplants
I am not the only one who benefits from a good cup of tea, my house plants also enjoy it. All of my used tea bags go into a gallon jug of water. As it sits, the last few hints of tea goodness seep into the water that I use for my plants. They have never looked better.

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More Amazing Uses for Vinegar: Kills Fleas, Strengthens Nails, Treats Athlete's Foot

Big thanks to the reader who sent in these great new uses for one of our favorite household products - VINEGAR!

I was looking for a way to combat fleas and learned some interesting tips...If your pets are known for having fleas, adding a quarter cup ofvinegar to their water three or four times a week is going to help in the prevention of fleas.

You can use vinegar for fleas on puppies that are too young for regular flea products. Straight white vinegar applied with a cottonball, keep from their nose and eyes. Try to warm it a bit first, thepuppies will not mind the smell and their coats will be so soft

The best way to keep flies away from horses or other pets is to mix in a spray bottle some water and vinegar and spray around the areas where the animals are. This will save you a lot of money on terrible chemicals.

Soaking your nails in vinegar for as little as five minutes a day will help cure your brittle nails.

Do you have unsightly toenails? If you have a toe fungus problem use one part vinegar to one part warm water and soak your feet. This repeated over the course of a week will clear up your toenails.

Are you suffering from athlete's foot, try soaking in vinegar. Not only will this soften your feet, but also vinegar will kill thebacteria that cause athlete's foot.

Of course, you can find ALL of our amazing VINEGAR USES on our site at:

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Wednesday, June 14, 2006 2 Fabulous Almond Recipes: Almond Butter & Almond Joy Bars

Almond lovers, take notice! :) Here are two popular recipes on the KCnM site that feature almonds - one to moisturize your skin, and one to treat yourself with a copycat Almond Joy Bars recipe: - Almond Butter Moisturizing Recipe - Almond Joy Bars Copycat Recipe (try these...they're DELISH!)

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Beach Party Cups for Kids (Cooking with Kids Recipes)

Beach Party Cups
Thanks to Shannon for sending in this cute idea for summer...

This is perfect for kids to be involved in as well. Instant pudding and vanilla wafers make this an easy dessert for any summer party. Parental supervision is recommended.

What You Need
Instant Vanilla pudding
Milk (per instructions on pudding)
Vanilla wafers (cookies)
Ziploc bag, freezer or storage
Rolling pin
Miniature umbrellas (find at party supply store)
******Small bounce balls to look like a beach ball, or a large shooter marble
Clear plastic drinking cups

How To Make It
Follow the directions on the package of instant vanilla pudding. Divide the pudding between the clear plastic drinking cups (box directions will give you number of servings). Place cups in refrigerator. Place vanilla wafers in Ziploc bag. Break the wafers up a bit. Use the rolling pin to roll the wafers into very small pieces. Sprinkle the sand across the top of all the cups. You will want about 1/4" of sand on top of the pudding. Place back in refrigerator until time to serve. At party time, remove cups from refrigerator, add a small bounce ball and an opened miniature umbrella to the cup.

****TipA large shooter marble may be used - however this is recommended only for older children as it does present a choking hazard. A suitable alternative would be to use a fruit roll up to represent a beach towel.

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Monday, June 12, 2006 A Few Warnings When Using Essential Oils

Consult your physician and an aromatherapist prior to using essential oils if you are pregnant.

Do not apply essential oils directly to the skin.

Do not rub your eyes after using essential oils. (Rinse your eyes with cold water if you get any essential oil in your eye.)

Use a 1% dilution for children, pregnant women and for anyone with sensitive skin.

Check each essential oil for specific contraindications and precautions prior to using them, ie. oils that are stimulants should be avoided if you have a seizure disorder or high blood pressure.

Keep essential oils away from heat and open flames.

Keep essential oils away from children and pets.

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Aromatherapy Tips: Headache Relief (health and wellness)

Is there anything worse than that telltale sign that you're about to get a nasty headache? Instead of reaching for that bottle of Tylenol, try a natural approach instead with these aromatherapy techniques and tricks:

  • Lavender and rosemary essential oils in a blend (in a carrier oil) are great for easing the tension in neck and shoulders that are so common with headaches
  • Use the above combination of oils in a carrier oil and massage gently into neck and shoulders and even temples
  • Drops of lavender oil on the temples can help reduce headache
  • Chamomile and gernaium essential oils are known to help calm and release anxiety and tension. Again, this is a common cause of tension headaches, so these are lovely oils to try to help ease your headaches away.

Have more aromatherapy tips to share? Please send them in to me or post them in a comment here on the KCnM blog!

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Homemade Milk Bath - Bath and Beauty Recipes

Here's a fabulous new recipe to try on the website - another bathtime favorite that you'll love to make. It's VERY easy and contains only three simple ingredients. I'm going to give this one a try soon! Sounds like it would be very soothing on the skin...

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Wednesday, June 07, 2006 Another Cornmeal Cookies Recipe - Recipe Lost and Found

This recipe is for Terri who was requesting the recipe for Cornmeal Cookies. I have a Cooperative Extention Cookbook from the 60's that my mother gave me many years ago. I have made many recipes from it, but have never tried the cornmeal cookie recipe. I hope this is the one you are looking for.


Cornmeal Cookies

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Cream shortening; add sugar gradually and cream well. Beat in egg until light and fluffy. Add vanilla. Sift remaining ingredients together and add to the creamed mixture; mix thoroughly. Shape dough into rolls and chill in refrigerato 2 hours or overnight. Cut cookies off roll and bake at 400° for about 6 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Do not overcook.

The recipe doesn't say how many it makes.

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Recipe Found: Cornmeal Cookies from the 1960s

FOR: Terry


2 cups corn meal
2 cups butter
3 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp. nutmeg
3 cups flour
2 tsp's. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp's. salt

DIRECTIONS: Mix all ingredients together then bake at 350°F. until brown.

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Recipe Found: Cornmeal Cookies from the 1960s

FOR: Terry


2 cups corn meal
2 cups butter
3 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp. nutmeg
3 cups flour
2 tsp's. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp's. salt

DIRECTIONS: Mix all ingredients together then bake at 350°F. until brown.

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Tuesday, June 06, 2006 Homemade Beauty Recipe - Lavender Linen Water

Lavender Linen Water
~Submitted by Dorina~

Sprinkle on sheets or other other linens to freshen. Spray onto linens before ironing.

1 teaspoon (100 drops) lavender essential oil
5-10 drops peppermint, spearmint or rosemary essential oil (optional)
2 oz. 80+ proof vodka
24 oz. distilled water

Pour essential oils and vodka into a bottle, cap and shake to emulsion. Mix with distilled water.
The mix will cloud, and eventually separate.
Shake well before each use.

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A Car Wash/Cleaning Tip Using Baking Soda

A great tip sent in by Holly:

"My mom has always used baking soda to clean the splattered bugs off of the front of her car and it works for me too. She says the baking soda neutralizes the acid in the bug "guts" and helps it to come off easier, as well as being a mild abrasive that won't scratch the paint if you are careful."

More baking soda tips at:

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Friday, June 02, 2006 Today's NEW Newsletter Available Now

I haven't posted a newsletter in over a month, so here's the link to today's fresh new copy:
Lots of goodies, including how to fade age spots naturally (we all want to know that!) and how to clean brass with stuff you already have around the house. :)

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Copycat Recipes: A1 Steak Sauce, Applebees Recipes and more

On our site at you can find TONS of our most popular copycat recipes submitted by readers. Includes:

- A1 Steak Sauce
- Applebees Recipes (lemonade, blackened chicken salad, etc.)
- Copycat Babe Ruth Bars
- Bailey's Irish Cream Recipe
- Ben and Jerry's recipes

and lots more. :) And of course, it's totally FREE. Enjoy! If you have a recipe you'd like to add, send it in to me or just post a response to this message with the recipe.

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Thursday, June 01, 2006 Make It Yourself: Homemade Minty Toothpaste

Another amazing recipe from Christi - this one for an all-natural homemade minty toothpaste that looks very simple to make. :) Enjoy!

Mint Toothpaste
6 teaspoons baking soda
1/3 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons glycerin
15 drops peppermint oil

Mix thoroughly. Should be a tooth paste consistency. For flavor you can add a few drops of peppermint or wintergreen. Store in a container. You'll be surprised with how fresh your mouth feels.

P.S. ALL of our bath and beauty recipes are at

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Rosey Cheeks Tip from Christi (Make up Beauty Tips)

Here's a cute beauty trick that Christi sent in and I thought all of you would enjoy it! Very interesting...

To pamper mature, thin, dry skin, mix 1 tablespoon of heavy cream with 1 or 2 drops of essential oil of rose or rose geranium. Use as you would a cleansing lotion, massaging well into your face and throat. This can be used on the eye area to remove eye makeup and mascara. This blend smells exquisite.

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Cool Household Tips Using Tea - Hints

Here are a few unusual tips you might not have known, just using TEA!

  1. Just brewed teabags--still hot--make ideal compresses. Great for relief from Pink Eye
    Put used chamomile teabags in the freezer until they are almost solid (about 10 minutes). Take the teabags out of the freezer and place on eyes. The coolness and the soothing properties of the chamomile flowers in helps reduce puffiness.
  2. To heal plantar warts, soak a black tea bag in hot water, and then place the damp bag on the wart itself for fifteen minutes once or twice a day. The tannic acid is just as good at killing the wart as the acids in various over-the-counter wart removers!
  3. BEE STINGS - Take used tea bags and place on the sting to bring the swelling down and ease the pain.
  4. Use a chilled pitcher of peppermint tea as a foot soak. It will invigorate hot, tired feet.

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