healthiest cooking oil – which one is it?

According to WebMD and the American Heart Association it is Olive Oil

You can use it for almost any kind of cooking and extra-virgin olive oil (also called EVOO) can help fight inflammation and lower your blood pressure, what in turn can lower your risk of heart disease. EVOO is loaded with antioxidants and since it is able to improve the health of your blood vessels, it prevents blood clots.

I have been using this oil all my life , but also like it to be flavored to give the dishes a little extra kick, so here I will share how you can make an easy herb infused olive oil yourself. Continue reading “healthiest cooking oil – which one is it?”

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Essential Oils – Lavender

It is almost funny that when ever I smell Lavender I inadvertently think “Massage” and relaxation, but their is so much more to this lovely herb and medicinal plant.

Lavender is one of the most versatile plants I know of, save  even for Children and elder People that can benefit from its effects to Mind, Body and Soul, without almost no side effects when used properly. Continue reading “Essential Oils – Lavender”

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DIY – Orange Pine Cones

Orange Pine Cones

What you will need:

  • several dried Pine Cones (from your back Yard or the ones you pick up while on a walk.)
    1 large zip – top bag ( or in my world a large bowl that has an air tight top)
  • 4 oz Witch Hazel
  • 4 oz glass spray bottle
  • 40 drops of Orange Oil ( or any other Oil you like for the Season)

How to :

  1. 1. Add Orange Essential Oil to the Witch Hazel.
  2. 2. Pour into the 4 oz spray bottle and shake well.
  3. 3. Spray pine cones liberally and place in a large zip-top bag ( or a large bowl with air tight lid )
  4. 4. Allow your blend to set for 24-48 hours.
  5. 5. Place in a decorative bowl for a festive fall look or place in a cone in a mesh bag and hang in your Closet or any other room you would like to enjoy the scent.
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how to – White vinegar cleaning solution recipe – Laundry room

  • Add one Cup of White Vinegar to one Cup of your vavorit detergent.

Yep that is it.

The Vinegar works as a natural deodorizer and can help with removing smells from pet accidents, stinky gym clothes or mildew smells from wet Towels. It is not only good for those smells but can also be used as a natural whitener instead of bleach.

When used to whiten you need to soak your Items overnight in the mixture of one-part vinegar and 10 parts water, then wash them the following day in the rinse cycle with a 1/2 cup of vinegar.

In case, you have a Stain, you can add the Vinegar right on to the stain and wash immediately.

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how to – White vinegar cleaning solution recipe – Bathroom

  • Combine 1 – part Vinegar with 1-part dish soap (I like Castile soap to stay Eco friendly , plus it lifts dirt, cuts grease, and eliminates tough stains)
  • add water to dilute it if needed. It all depends on how potent you need the cleaner
  • pour into Glass Spray Bottle
  • wipe down with cotton Cloth.

If you have very tough stains like hard water, mold or rust you may use the Vinegar solution alone. Pour it directly on a Sponge or cleaning rag to wipe the stains.

When you do that be sure to wear Gloves, the potent solution can irritate your skin and nails when used undiluted.

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how to – White vinegar cleaning solution recipe – Stainless Steele

  • Combine 1-part vinegar with 1- part hot water in a bowl or measuring cup.
  • Pour it into a glass spray bottle
  • spray on to any stainless Steele (Appliances, pots, Tea Kettles etc.) and wipe down with a microfiber Clothe.
  • If you don’t want to spray your Appliances or have a small stainless-Steel bowl you like to clean Pour 2-3 tablespoons of vinegar onto a microfiber cloth and wipe down
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how to – White vinegar cleaning solution recipe – Window

Combine 1-part vinegar with 1-part hot water in a bowl or measuring cup.

  • Pour it into a glass spray bottle
  • Test your solution on a corner of the window to make sure the vinegar-water solution is strong enough to remove the grime. In case your windows are very greasy, pre-wash them with a degreasing dish soap (like Citra Solv) then follow up with the mixture.
  • Start by Spraying the solution at the top of your windowpane, try not to let the Solution drip down the window, if that happens it will not have a chance to work its magic. Let it sit for a moment before wiping down the Window.
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Homemade Lavender Water – recipe

  • 100 drops ( 5 ml ) Lavender Oil
  • 5 drops Peppermint Oil
  • 1 1/2 fluid oz ( 45 ml ) high proof Vodka
  • 20 oz distilled Water

Blend the oils with the Vodka in a small glass bowl. Stir well to make sure all ingredients are blended well. Pour water into a large glass bottle, add oil mixture to water. Shake well and use.

Note:

The linen water may be a bit cloudy but that is normal and will not stain your Clothe or Linen.

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