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Lemon Winter Whiffs
Make your own pocket-sized aromatherapy helper-in-a-bottle, which is a convenient way to have some sweet-smelling stress-relief always close at hand. The main ingredient, lemon balm, has been known to relieve stress, anxiety, headache, nervous tension, insomnia, and depression.
A small screw-top jar or bottle (I use saved herb and spice jars)
Lemon balm essential oil OR dried lemon balm herb
Soak the cotton balls (2 or 3) in essential oil; place in jar (or filled with dried, oil-dashed herb)
Whenever you need a breath of relief, just uncap the jar and take a gentle whiff. As fragrance fades, simply add a few drops of essential oil, or use a chopstick to stir and gently crush the dried balm.
If cold dry air has done a number on your skin, try this simple and luscious formula from Annie Bond. It’s all natural and makes use of the sweetest and safest ingredients so you can turn your back on harmful chemicals. You’ll be smooth and kissably sweet all over:
1 C almond oil (found in health food stores)
1/3 C honey
With electric hand mixer, mix ingredients in a bowl, beating to blend. Place in a pretty glass jar with tightly-fitting lid. To use, massage a dab into you skin. Only rinse if it feels too greasy; it will be absorbed in a few minutes if massaged in well. This formula will keep for 2-4 months.
This isn’t from www.care2.com, but it’s such a great and fun recipe, we thought we’d include it just because:
1 head of cauliflower, washed and lightly steamed
Chopped onions (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
In food processor, puree cauliflower, add eggs, and blend thoroughly. Should be light colored and fluffy in texture. Spoon onto hot oiled griddle or pan. Brown approximately 4 minutes on each side. If you keep them small, they’ll flip easier. This is one of our favorite winter-time evening dinners. Served with toasted French bread and a salad, it’s hearty and satisfying, and good for the body!
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