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Homemade Vanilla Extract

Informed Papa was given a couple of bottles of alcohol as corporate gifts for Christmas last year. We aren’t big drinkers so I repurposed the grog into something more useful for us. I made vanilla extract. Here is how to … Continue reading

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Mama Bake and Mama Make

An old adage suggests it takes a village to raise a child. I have discovered it also takes a village to keep a mother sane. In fact, I believe while the villagers are busy raising the child, they are also … Continue reading

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Homemade Sun Cream

I dislike using sun cream. It blocks absorption of UV radiation, which produces Vitamin D in the skin. Vitamin D is a cancer-preventer and has innumerous benefits to human health. Many people are Vitamin D deficient because we’ve been raised on a … Continue reading

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Homemade lemon enzyme cleaner

One day last year I had been making something in the kitchen that required lots of lemons. I had a bunch of lemon peels laying on the bench and I didn’t know what to do with them. I would love … Continue reading

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Five reasons I make my own toothpaste

Up until two or three years ago I was using regular toothpaste from the supermarket. The big brand. The popular one. I never thought too much about the ingredients list or that fact that it contains sodium fluoride (a by-product … Continue reading

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Some juicy info

I’m sitting here drinking a freshly squeezed juice – kale from our garden, beetroot, lemon, celery and carrot. Many people are aware of the health benefits of juicing; there are thousands of books and articles on the topic.  What many … Continue reading

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Candles

Soy candles seem to be popping up everywhere. Ever wonder why? Regular candles are made from paraffin, a petroleum by-product. Yep, they’re derived from crude oil. Lighting a candle in your house is akin to sitting in a car full … Continue reading

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