Monday, July 27, 2015

Two DIY Household Cleaners with Essential Oils

It's been several years now since I've bought any kind of household cleaners, laundry detergent, etc.

It's a good feeling to know that you're not only making your home safer for your family, but saving $$$ in the process.

Today I'm sharing two incredibly efficient and super easy to make household cleaners with the extra cleaning and disinfecting strengths of essential oils.

Both cleaning sprays are basically the same, but with different Essential Oils added.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Deborah's Door/Women in Ministry

Deborah's Door

You probably already know this, but I am a woman.

I've reminded GOD of that fact often and HE always assures me that HE already knew that.

I often think of a woman's ministry as a sort of Deborah's Door. Let me explain what I mean.

It's not always easy for women in ministry. I am very blessed to have a pastor who encourages women to be used of GOD in whatever ministry HE calls them to.

There will always be those who think a woman is not allowed to have a voice for GOD or if she does, it is very limited and governed by strict rules. Whenever I encounter this attitude, I'm always reminded of Deborah in the book of Judges.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Saline & Essential Oil Nasal Spray

Stuffy sinuses? Nagging sinus headache? It's that time of year for me and millions of others I'm sure.

I never leave home without it!

I keep a bottle of this in my purse and I use it often. 

Summertime colds and sinus problems are sometimes worse than the wintertime ones for me, I suppose because the house is shut up and there's more junk being pushed through the a/c vents.

It's helpful to mix this in a glass measuring cup and then add to the spritz bottle.

Oils and bottle can be purchased here:

Spark Naturals, quality, reasonably priced products always!

Don't forget the 10% discount you get when you use coupon code PATTI at checkout. This discount applies to everything, even already discounted items.

Blessing from Patti's Place to your place!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Fabulous One(or two) Ingredient Ice Cream

I'm updating and reposting this blog from two years ago. It is summertime and everyone is busy making homemade ice cream and it's so good and so hard to resist.

Here's a healthy alternative that is quick, easy and so much healthier for us.

Banana or Banana Strawberry Ice Cream

*Original blog here....

If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes and done it myself in my kitchen, I probably wouldn't have believed it. I had heard about one ingredient ice cream made with nothing more than a few frozen bananas, but I confess I had my doubts, so I decided to put it to the test....

I also had another ingredient I wanted to add....

Monday, June 22, 2015

Summertime Toes~Nail Fungus Help with Essential Oils

Flip Flop and sandal season has arrived and it's a busy time at the nail salons.

Living life in flip flops sounds lovely, but it's anything but lovely when you fight toenail fungus.

Nobody wants ugly toenails and nail fungus is not a pretty sight.

I know, it's something I fight with my big toenails when I paint them.

The podiatrist's nurse told me that many people get toenail fungus after painting their toenails. I never had a problem until I made the mistake of wearing hiking boots that were just a tiny bit too small.

A few years back, I lost both nails from my big toes. This was after I wore those hiking boots that were about a half size too small. Coming down a steep mountain trail for two miles, every step I took, my big toenails hit against the end of my boots. I had no idea the damage that was being done at the time.

It wasn't long until the nails from my big toes simply fell off. The constant pushing against the cuticle had simply torn them loose. Since that time, I've had a problem. This year, I'm armed and ready with a solution!

Flip Flops aren't the only footwear that show off our toenails however. The most formal attire can include sandals.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

How to Make Your Own Healthy Almond Milk at Home

This is just a little top note to an old blog this morning, but as I was making some almond milk I realized it's been a while since I've shared the process.

I'm a simple person, often the simplest of things can amaze me....

Making almond milk does that, it really amazes me.

Every time I get through with a batch, I look at that jug of milk and think,

"wow...look what I made from a bunch of nuts!"

The original part of this blog post, with the instructions for making almond milk, seems a bit in depth to me now, I have to say I've streamlined my process a bit.

However, I think that for the benefit of those just beginning to learn to make their own milk from a bunch of nuts(you can use other types of nuts too), I'll leave the in depth instructions just as they are.

After you've made it a few times, you'll find your own "groove" so to speak.

So then....on to the recipe and instructions.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Don't Let a Summer Cold Ruin Your Summer Plans!

More on summertime cold/flu relief with natural remedies.

It seemed like every summer my daddy got what he called a "summer cold." I think I remember him saying they were worse that the winter ones.

I figure a cold is a cold no matter the season, it's just that we tend to stay in bed more in the winter and eat chicken soup, in the summer, we're wanting to enjoy the out of doors, so we end up being miserable longer.

The duration of a cold depends on your body's immune system which is dependent upon the foods we eat and the fluids we drink and the activities we participate in.

Here are a few tips to help you ward off the cold viruses.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water
  • Keep some sort of hand sanitizer with you(preferably homemade with an Essential Oil Preventative Blend) 
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Rest
  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins and protein.