Homemade Owie Cream


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Homemade Owie Cream

DIY Owie Cream With Essential Oils

Now that the weather has warmed up a bit, chances are your kiddos will be spending as much time as possible playing outside.

My daughter used to say that she could tell when it was really summer because she would stub her toe or scrape her knees.

At any rate this Homemade Owie Cream is the perfect addition to your summer survival toolbox!

Owie Cream Ingredients

Items Needed:

1/2 Cup Coconut Oil

1 Tablespoon Almond Oil

2 tablespoons of beeswax

Small glass jar – these jars work great!

20 drops each of:

Lavender Essential Oil

Tea Tree / Melaleuca Oil

Lemon Essential Oil

1 Tablespoon Witch Hazel

Directions:

Add Coconut oil, beeswax, and almond oil in a double boiler (or a small glass bowl inside a saucepan of boiling water).

Owie Cream Process

Continue to heat until all wax is melted.

owie cream process 2

Place melted liquid in a bowl, add Witch Hazel and essential oils and blend until you get a waxy/creamy texture.

Owie Cream Mixture

Pour into jar … and let cool!

Owie Cream

That’s it! This batch should last you a pretty long time as a little goes a long way.

Here’s why this works so Amazing! 

Owie Cream FB

Coconut oil is anti-bacterial and anti-viral and creates a more creamy texture to the wax mixture. It also promotes healing.

The Essential Oils that are used can be applied topically to improve the appearance of your child’s skin. Lavender is also a great addition to this cream for its ability to help in so many ways as well!

Almond oil reduces inflammation and reduces redness.

Witch Hazel is a natural astringent that helps clean and disinfect the area. It will also help with any bruising or swelling.

*Saving Dollars and Sense Tip: Please store in a cool location out of direct sunlight.

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Strawberry Yogurt Fruit Dip


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Strawberry Fruit Dip Pin

I have been stalking our local strawberry growers because I cannot wait to make all my favorite fresh strawberry recipes again this year!

If there are any strawberries left, I will try eating them with some of this super simple Strawberry Yogurt Fruit Dip.

Strawberry Fruit Dip Ingredients

INGREDIENTS
1 cup Frozen Sliced Strawberries, thawed and drained
1 cup Strawberry Yogurt
8 oz softened Cream Cheese

*Optional: I also like to add 1 or 2 drops of Lemon Vitality Essential Oil.

DIRECTIONS

Whip together cream cheese and yogurt until well blended.

strawberry fruit dip process

Stir in strawberries until evenly distributed.

Strawberry Fruit Dip Mixture

Refrigerate to firm.

Serve with fresh fruit for dipping.

Strawberry Fruit Dip

More Strawberry recipes:

Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate

Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade

Strawberry Cream Layered Dessert

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Copycat Sonic Limeade Recipe


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Sonic Limeade

 

Copycat Sonic Limeade Recipe

 

I absolutely LOVE Sonic Limeade and will stop for one every chance I get.

Unfortunately since moving to our new house a few years ago, there are no locations near me.

So I had to come up with a Copycat Sonic Limeade Recipe that I can make at home and this one is just about perfect! This recipe makes enough for a gallon pitcher.

Ingredients
3/4 of a liter Sprite
1/2 Cup of Grenadine
1 Cup of fresh lime lime juice (about 5 limes)
Ice (crushed to be more authentic)
Maraschino cherries (10 in the pitcher)
Lime wedges (2 limes)

Directions

Fill a pitcher with ice.

Add the juice from 5 limes with seeds removed.

Add Sprite, grenadine and lime juice to the pitcher.

Cut your limes into wedges add to your pitcher.

Stir to mix well.

Add several cherries (about 10 cherries)

Fill a glass and ENJOY!

Copycat Sonic Limeade


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The BEST Homemade Firming Eye Cream


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Homemade Eye Cream

The BEST Homemade Firming Eye Cream

 

Next year I am turning the big 4-0 and it has me thinking about being proactive with my health and my beauty regimens now more than ever.

In fact the more I am learning about how chemicals cause damage to the body instead of actually helping the body, I can’t help but look for all of the ways that I can replace my old products with new ones that do not have harsh chemicals in them or learn to make my own.

I used to think that I needed to use the overpriced chemical filled version of this super simple firming eye cream that uses three basic ingredients.

Eye Cream IngredientsIngredients:

½ cup organic coconut oil
6-8 vitamin E capsules
Frankincense Essential Oil
Rose Essential Oil

*Saving Dollars and Sense Tip: Real therapeutic grade essential oil can be quite costly. I use an essential oil blend called Joy which contains Rose essential oil and costs a fraction of the price. You can also sign up for a wholesale membership that will save you 24% off all orders :)

Eye Cream

Are you ready to make your own all natural firming eye cream?

homemade eye cream in process

Using a small microwavable bowl add in ½ cup coconut oil and heat in intervals of 15-20 seconds until completely melted


essential oil eye cream in process

Poke holes into your Vitamin E capsules and squeeze vitamin liquid into your oil while stirring

essential oil eye cream process

 

Add in ¼ teaspoon of Rose essential oil and 10 drops of Frankincense Essential Oil

Eye Cream Process

Pour the mixture into a small glass container and put into the refrigerator for about 1 hour or until the liquid returns to solid form.

After it turns to a solid, there is no need to keep it refrigerated. The oils will not become rancid.

Use a small amount at nighttime, under your eyes and prepare to look refreshed!  

You can also use before you apply makeup.   Just give it 10 minutes or so to soak into your skin before applying makeup.

Enjoy!

Essential Oil Eye Cream

More Homemade Health & Beauty Recipes:

All Natural Night Cream

Homemade Mud Mask

Homemade Vapor Shower Disks

Soothing Peppermint Foot Wash

All Natural Healthy Head Spray

Stress Away Bath Salts

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Easter Lamb Cupcakes


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Easter Lamb Cupcakes




I am in love with these super adorable Easter Lamb Cupcakes!

I can just picture a whole platter of them on the dessert table for our family Easter Dinner Celebration!

easter lamb cupcakes ingredients

INGREDIENTS

CUPCAKES:
1 box Chocolate Cake Mix
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
3 Eggs
ICING:
1 cup softened Butter
2 tbsp Milk
4 cup Powdered Sugar

CANDY CLAY:
6 oz Dark Chocolate Chips or Wafers
2 tbsp Corn Syrup

DIRECTIONS

Melt chocolate in microwave by heating for 30 seconds then stirring and repeating process until it is melted and smooth.

Stir in corn syrup until well mixed. Mixture will be grainy.

Pour onto plastic wrap and allow to set for several hours (until firm).

easter lamb recipes 2

Break off small pieces of the candy clay mixture and knead to soften.

Form each into a flattened cube 3/4″ x 3/4″ x 1/4″ tall.

To each of these we will attach ears at the top and using a toothpick we will carve in the mouth and nostril area.

Also place candy eyes like these ones here and press in place.

Allow the heads to set for 30 minutes.

Store remaining candy clay by sealing in zippered bag and refrigerating.

Bake cupcakes according to box directions.

Allow to cool.Cream butter and vanilla in a large bowl

Slowly add in the powdered sugar, and milk as needed, until everything is incorporated and frosting is right consistency.

easter lamb recipe

Beat for 5 minutes to make sure it is fluffy.

Ice cupcakes then decorate tops with sheep heads and mini marshmallow to represent wool.

Crock Pot Spiral Sliced Glazed Ham


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Crock Pot Glazed Ham

This Crock Pot Spiral Sliced Glazed Ham makes preparing those special holiday dinners so much easier.

If you are hosting Easter this year, you might want to consider this option for cooking you ham this year.

Just stick all the ingredients in the crock pot before you head out for church and it will be ready and waiting for you when you get back home.

This also frees up your oven for pies or other side dishes you need to make.

crock pot ham ingredients

INGREDIENTS
7-8 lb Spiral Sliced Ham
1 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Pure Maple Syrup
12 oz Pineapple Juice

DIRECTIONS

Unwrap ham and place flat side down in a large slow cooker. Throw away glaze packet and any plastic pieces that cover the bone.

Rub brown sugar over the sides.

Pour on maple syrup and pineapple juice.

crock pot ham

 

Cook on low for 4 hours.

Baste ham with the juices from the bottom of the slow cooker.

I love how easy this recipe really is to make!