Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Homemade Recipes

As promised, 2 recipes from Homemade by Reader's Digest...this weeks' book giveaway!

(won't stain your clothes!)


2 oz. distilled witch hazel
1 oz. sage alcohol-based herbal extract
10 drops grapefruit-seed extract
10 drops clary sage essential oil
5 drops patchouli essential oil


1. In a small spray bottle, combine all the ingredients.

2. Shake well and spray under arms as needed.

(Wow, sounds easy! Wonder if it works? If anyone tries it, please let me know!)

Insect Repellant
(so much better than spraying chemical poisons on your body...or your kids!)


15-20 drops eucalyptus essential oil
15-20 drops lemon essential oil
15-20 drops lemongrass essential oil
15-20 drops citronella essential oil
1 oz. carrier oil (olive oil or any massage oil)


1. In a small pitcher, mix the essential oils with the carrier oil.

2. Put into a spray bottle and use as needed. Do not use on small children or infants!

(Bet this smells better than commercial sprays, too!)


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