Monthly Archives: July 2014

Marvelous Mayonnaise

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 I love mayo. Growing up, my grandmother used mayonnaise in so many of my favorite recipes.  Not just for sandwiches, but in cole slaw, egg salad, deviled eggs, the list goes on. I even like to dip my french fries in it. And I’m not French, I grew up in West Virginia!  Needless to say, I go through quite a bit of mayo!

Then it happened. I decided to start caring about my health and the health of my family,  I began delving into eating “real food”, reading labels, avoiding processed foods AND I learned about GM foods. Now for you new real food eaters, that’s not General Motors, it stands for Genetically Modified.   So I started doing everything in my power to avoid these GM foods.

Then one day, I thought to take a peak at the back of my Kraft Real Mayo. #1 Ingredient, soybean oil. Ugh! If you don’t know already, Continue reading Marvelous Mayonnaise

Aromatherapy All Purpose Cleaner

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Aromatherapy Cleaner

There was this day that I found out that my beloved disinfectant wipes were, well, toxic.  It was a rough day.  One of those days I just wanted to pretend that I was ignorant and it didn’t really matter because I used them religiously.  And I hate to clean and they made it easy.  But every time I used them, I couldn’t stop thinking about how bad they were for my family.  So,  I’ve been on the hunt for a replacement for cleaning my counters, tables, sinks and toilets. I’d found a few on the market, but they still seemed to have ingredients in them that I didn’t care to use, usually sulfates and perfumes or they were just crazy expensive.

I put together a few homemade recipes that I found on line, but most of them had vinegar as a base. I know, I know, vinegar is amazing. I’m not arguing with that, but the smell just doesn’t do it for me.  It makes cleaning an even more unpleasant experience for me, like it needs to be any more unpleasant!

After researching some ingredients, I came up with a little recipe of my own. And it smells amazing! I owe all the credit to my 7 year old because Continue reading Aromatherapy All Purpose Cleaner