Homemade Mouthwash (Whitening and Re-mineralizing)


2 tsp calcium carbonate powder
1 tsp Xylitol crystals
10 drops concentrated trace minerals liquid
10 drops peppermint essential oil
5 drops Lemon essential oil
5 drops spearmint essential oil
2 cups filtered water


1. In a large glass mixing cup, stir together the calcium powder and Xylitol crystals.
2. Add liquid minerals and essentials oils.
3. Add water and stir.
4. Pour mixture into a glass bottle (reuse an old Apple Cider Vinegar Bottle)
5. Close lid tightly and shake ingredients together for about 30-60 seconds so the Xylitol dissolves.
6. Shake well before using
7. Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Homemade Chocolate Pudding


2 cups milk or reconstituted powder milk
1/3 or 1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
2 tsp vanilla
3 tablespoon cornstarch

1. Combine all ingredients in sauce pan
Stir over medium heat until mixture thickens and starts to boil.

2. Remove from heat and serve warm or place in refrigerator to chill.

** NOTE: At first it will seem like the cocoa and cornstarch won’t incorporate – they will, just keep stirring.

Serves 4

Sandwich Bread Recipe

Dry Ingredients:

4 cups all-purpose organic flour
2 tsp salt
2 Tablespoon organic dry milk
2 Tablespoon organic sugar
2-1/2 tsp yeast

Layer dry ingredients in jar.

Wet Ingredients:

12 oz Warm water
1 oz (2 Tablespoons) organic butter
* 1 Tablespoon Honey


Mix dry/wet ingredients for 18 minutes Allow dough to rise until double in size.
Punch dough down
Place dough in buttered pans.
Allow to rise (Approx. 45 minutes)
Bake 350 for 25 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan 10 minutes.
Remove from pan, allow to cool before slicing.

Natural Homemade Sunscreen

Homemade natural sunscreen with beneficial oils, zinc oxide and beeswax for water protection.


1/2 cup almond or olive oil
1/4 cup coconut oil (natural SPF 4)
1/4 cup beeswax
2 Tablespoons Zinc Oxide (This is a non-nano version that won’t be absorbed into the skin – be careful not to inhale the powder).
Optional: up to 1 teaspoon Red Raspberry Seed Oil
Optional: up to 1 teaspoon Carrot Seed Oil
Optional: up to 1 teaspoon Vitamin E Oil
Optional: 2 Tablespoons Shea butter (natural SPF 4-5)
Optional: Essential Oils, Vanilla Extract or other natural extract to suit your preference).


1. combine ingredients except zinc oxide in a (pint sized) or larger glass jar. I have a mason jar that I keep just for making lotions and lotion bars, or you can even reuse a glass jar from pickles, olives, or other foods.

2. Fill a medium saucepan with a couple inches of water and place over medium heat.

3. Put a lid on the jar loosely and place in the pan with the water.

4. As the water heats, the ingredients in the jar will start to melt. Shake or stir occasionally to incorporate. When all ingredients are completely melted, add the zinc oxide, stir in well and pour into whatever jar or tin you will use for storage. Small mason jars (pint size) are great for this. It will not pump well in a lotion pump!

5. Stir a few times as it cools to make sure zinc oxide is incorporated.

6. Use as you would regular sunscreen. Best if used within 6 months.


Simple and Naturally Scented Fabric Softener


2 cups Epsom Salt or Course Sea Salt
20-30 drops of your favorite essential oils (I like Lemon)
1/2 cup baking soda
glass mason jar (quart)


Mix together 2 cups Epsom salt and 20-30 drops of your essential oil (Lemon for its bright, refreshing scent)
Stir in essential oil mixing in 1/2 cup baking soda
After mixing pour into glass mason jar with a tightly fitted lid and label
Use 2-3 tablespoons and toss in with your clothes before rinsing

Recipe can be doubled if you like.

5 minute, 5 Ingredient Brown Gravy


1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup organic flour
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 cups water
4 teaspoons beef bouillon granules


Combine water and bouillon in glass measuring cup
Heat beef broth in sauce pan for 1 minute till steaming hot
Melt butter in medium sauce pan over medium heat, add flour
and onion powder whisk together.
Allow to cook for 1 minute whisking occasionally
Add beef broth to flour mixture and whisk.
Bring to boil, reduce to simmer for 1 minute.

Makes approx. 2 cups of gravy

You can substitute Chicken bouillon granules for the Beef to make chicken gravy.