My newest creation... The Snot Stick - LOL. It is like Chapstick for your nose. It has been essential to me in dealing with this sinus infection. I have Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, and Peppermint Essential Oils to aid in reducing the inflammation and to help open up my sinuses so they will drain better. I put it under my nose and on the sides of my nose.
P.S. I purchase my Essential Oils from Vitamin Cottage / Natural Grocers and they are all 100% Pure Organic. I also purchase my containers from them as well. As far as the Bee's Wax, I use from a local organic source.
1/2 ounce brick organic bee's wax (grated or chopped up for faster melting)
5 vitamin E capsules
2 tbsp coconut oil
1.5 tsp cocoa butter
25 drops peppermint
15 drops eucalyptus
10 drops tea tree oil
In a double boiler place bee's wax and coconut oil and melt on medium/low heat. Stir until the beeswax is completely melted. Remove from heat and add the cocoa butter and the liquid from the vitamin E capsules (do not place the casing in the mixture - throw casing away). Once the cocoa butter is melted, add your essential oils, and stir to combine. Fill your container with the liquid and allow to set for 2-3 hours or until firm.
"How does it work? Eucalyptus leaf contains chemicals that might help control blood sugar. It also contains chemicals that might have activity against bacteria and fungi. Eucalyptus oil contains chemicals that might help pain and inflammation. It might also block chemicals that cause asthma." For more information on Eucalyptus Oil visit WebMD where you will find Special Precautions & Warnings for Pregnancy and breast-feeding, Children, People with Diabetes, and Scheduled Surgery.
"How does it work? Peppermint oil seems to reduce spasms in the digestive tract. When applied to the skin, it can cause surface warmth, which relieves pain beneath the skin." For more information on Eucalyptus Oil visit WebMD where you will find Special Precautions & Warnings.
Tea Tree Oil
"How does it work? The chemicals in tea tree oil may kill bacteria and fungus, and reduce allergic skin reactions." For more information on Eucalyptus Oil visit WebMD where you will find Special Precautions & Warnings.
For a few years now, I have been trying to finish the logo for my Rural Housewife stuff - but I seem to get a creative block when I work on my own designs.
I am excited about adding this to my handcrafted items that I sell online and at craft shows - lately I have been making leather goods (wallets, bracelets, journals, etc). I am also excited about using it as a watermark for my photography (personally and professionally).
To me this logo encompasses all of me - my rural surroundings, the star (from my years in Texas), the fonts are bold with a little girly thrown in, and the edges are rough because God's still working out my rough patches :).
I have another craft fair coming up this weekend. I really want new designs to sell, so I have been hard at work with making more leather goods and ornaments. So far I am liking how they are all turning out but I think the fumes might be making me a little loopy! LOL
This is a great resource page for gardeners that are just beginning and those that have been doing it a long time.
On the go a lot? Don't have time to always make a wholesome dinner for your family? Check out these recipes to get you ahead of the game.
How to's, ideas, inspiration, books, and so much more for learning how to can and preserve your food.
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