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Wellness Juice Shot Recipe


3 stalks CELERY
1 Granny Smith APPLE
1 LEMON, slice off peel but leave on pith (white part)
2-inch piece fresh GINGER ROOT


Juice in juicer. Top each shot with a few dashes of cayenne pepper. Makes approx 1.5 cups.

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Mango Pineapple Smoothie

•1 Mango, diced
•2 Rings of pineapple
•1 heaping tablespoon of coconut yogurt
•1 tablespoon coconut milk
•1/8 cup apple juice
•6 Coconut water ice cubes or regular water ice cubes


Place all ingredients into blender and puree until smooth. Serves one.


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Salve for Stretch Marks

•¼ cup Shea Butter
•¼ cup Coconut Oil
•3 Tablespoons Apricot Kernel or Almond Oil (can also use Olive oil)
•1 Tablespoon Calendula Flowers (optional)
•¼ tsp dried Ginger Root (optional)

1.If using the calendula and dried ginger, add to Apricot Kernel or Almond Oil and place in a double boiler or bowl over a small pan of water. (or use a glass jar for easier clean up)
2.Bring to a simmer and heat for 30 minutes on medium low heat to incorporate the properties of the herbs.
3.Strain through a cheesecloth or metal strainer to remove herbs. YOu will want to make sure you still have at least 2 tablespoons of liquid oil left.
4.Return the oil to the double boiler and add the shea butter and coconut oil.
5.Heat until melted and stir to incorporate.
6.Remove from heat and store in small glass jar.
7.Add any pregnancy safe essential oils if desired.
8.Use as needed on skin before, during or after pregnancy as needed.

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Homemade Cough Relief

¼ teaspoon Cayenne
¼ teaspoon Ginger
1 Tablespoon Cider Vinegar (an organic one, like Bragg’s, is preferred.)
2 Tablespoon Water
1 Tablespoon Honey (use a locally produced raw honey, if possible.)

Dissolve cayenne and ginger in cider vinegar and water. Add honey and shake well. Take 1 Tablespoon as needed for cough. Hoo-wee.
Note: This is potent albeit watery syrup. It also doesn’t dissolve perfectly. Always shake well before using.

If you make this in small batches as the recipe is written, there is no need to refrigerate.
If you prefer, you may refrigerate this. It keeps as long as you need it. I like to make small batches (it is so easy to mix up.) and use it up in a just a few days.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: This remedy and dosage are for adults. I have no personal experience giving this to children, and cannot recommend it for children. Many have reported on this site (see comments) that they have had great success administering the remedy in smaller doses to their kids. This is those parents personal choice, which I respect. If the remedy has helped their family, I am grateful. But it is not my recommendation.


Honey should NEVER be given in any form to children under the age of one year, due to the risk of infant botulism–hence the remedy should never, under any circumstances , be given to an infant.

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Jafra Cosmetics International

Check out all the great specials before they are gone at the end of February.

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Wonderful Beauty Products to try – Jafra

I love the great products this site has to offer.
Check it out if you have time.

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Easy Homemade Microwave Popcorn

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3:
1.Put 1/4 cup popcorn in a brown paper bag. Fold top over a few times and tape it.
2.Place in microwave folded side upfor 2 to 3 minutes or until there is 5 seconds between pops.
3.Eat plain or add flavors (such as salt, butter, sugar, etc.)
With this system of microwave popping, you can:
control the amount of salt and butter
reuse the paper bag again and again
save money from buying the corn kernels, which yields a lot more popcorn
pop popcorn fast, without getting out the heavy machinery

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Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal Mix

1 C. quick oats (grind in blender or food processor till finely ground)
1 C. quick oats (leave whole)
3/4-1C. brown sugar
1 Tbsp. maple flavoring
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg

Combine brown sugar, maple flavoring, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a medium bowl. Stir to thoroughly combine the sugar and extract (a mixer is really helpful for this). Add in oats and ground oats. Stir to combine. Store in airtight container.

To Serve:

Place 2/3 C. oatmeal mix in a bowl and add hot water to desired consistency.

For Apple-cinnamon oatmeal-substitute vanilla extract for the maple and add 1/2 C. dried apple pieces.

*Just like the packets you buy in the store, only you can control the ingredients.
*Package in individual baggies for quick, single serving sizes.
*Add more oats and ground oats to make a less sweet mix.
*Double, triple or quadruple the recipe and store in a large jar, scoop out how much you need.

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‘Carmel’ Apple Dip

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon vanilla extract


1.Stir together the cream cheese, brown sugar, and vanilla extract until the sugar has dissolved, and the mixture is smooth. Enjoy with sliced apples!

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Carpet Cleaning


Mix HOT water, and liquid soap, preferably a simply biodegradable soap, such as Dr. Bronner’s.  Add enough hydrogen peroxide to make the overall solution from about 1/2% to about 2% hydrogen peroxide. For 2 gallons of water, this would be approximately 1/2 cup  to 2.5 cups of 35% hydrogen peroxide.


  • In theory, hydrogen peroxide could bleach the color in the carpet, depending on the kind of dye.  This is unlikely using 3% peroxide, or lower concentrations. I have poured 3% hydrogen peroxide on carpets in my home and have not had any problems.  However, you can test on a small hidden area to be sure.
  • Use caution with 35% hydrogen peroxide.
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