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Homemade Deodorant Recipe

Posted on February 14, 2016 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

I am going to share my favorite recipe for homemade deodorant. I have to apologize as I do not remember where I got the recipe from but I do tweak it to my preferences. Being in the desert I was looking for something that worked for sweat and odor and lasted.

Homemade deodorant recipe:

1/2 c. baking soda; 1/2 c. arrowroot powder (original recipe called for cornstarch); 10 T unrefined solid coconut oil; 10 drops of essential oil (I tend to use more since I always add Tea Tree oil and usually one for scent with my favorite being Ylang-Ylang or Jasmine).

Basically I mix the baking soda and arrowroot powder until incorporated; add the coconut oil and again make sure it is all incorporated. Once it is mixed well and incorporated I add my essential oils and scoop into a glass jar.

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I hope you enjoy and would love to hear feedback from those that decide to give this recipe a try!



Shepherds Pie Recipe

Posted on January 6, 2016 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

After 2 days of rain I am welcoming the spurts of sunshine and warmer temps despite the winds!  So as I posted on Instagram I had never eaten or made Shepherds Pie but it was something I was interested in trying.  Something new for us to try - which I am making it one of my resolutions to make more of a variety of home cooked meals.  I wasn't sure how it would turn out but I figured it was worth a shot - I loved it to say the least (and it even tasted good as leftovers)!  I am a crock pot junkie (I have 3 of them LOL) and find that many times it is so much easier to use my crocks to make meals because I am able to basically put the ingredients in and not have to stand over the stove or oven (and they are a savior in the summer time)!  Now, I knew it required meat, veggies and mashed potatoes.  That was about the extent of what I knew about Shepherds Pie.  So I pulled out one of my trusty crocks and put about 2 pounds of grass fed beef in, some dried minced onions, turmeric and ginger powder (I add these 2 spices to just about everything I cook), about 1 cup of water, and a about 8 splashes of Worcestershire sauce (you can buy what I use here - affiliate link), and some Himalayan salt (You can buy the kind I use here - affiliate link).  I let the meat cook throughly and once the meat was cooked I added a 16oz. bag of organic mixed vegetables to the meat.  Then I cut and cooked about 7 organic potatoes and when they were done I mashed them, added some grass fed butter, milk, some Himalayan salt, cheese, and parsley.  Once the mashed potatoes were finished I scooped by spoonfuls on top of the meat and vegetable mixture and allowed it to cook on low.  Whether it would be considered Shepherds Pie, I don't know but for not having knowledge on how to make it and never eating it - this was yummy!  Something I will definitely make again!  If you decide to give it a try, drop me a line or comment on how it was!  I would love to hear about it!  Coach Michele