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Natural creamy toothpaste fast & easy recipe


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Since I started to make two years ago my own clean & organic toothpaste I look on the regular one as soap which might seem weird to some but I imagine it is a matter of habit & this has become mine.
I’ve wanted to give you the recipe for quite a while but I had a lot left and no photos from the last batch.

It seems providence decided otherwise when the jar broke ­čśë so here goes the recipe…

Ingredients
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1. 6 Tbsp. (heaped) organic Arrowroot or rice flour (cheaper)
2. 5 tsp. Baking soda
3. 4 tsp. (flat) organic virgin Coconut oil or Shea butter if that’s what you have at home, it’s cheaper too (I quote Wikipedia “In some African countries such as Benin, Shea butter is used for cooking oil”)
4. 1/2 to 1 tsp. peppermint oil (I like it strongly flavored so I put 42 drops)
5. 6 Tbsp. Glycerin

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Method
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1. Put all the ingredients in a small bowl, mix until smooth
2. Put in a clean glass or plastic container & label it with date (in my experience it never got bad)

Let me know if you try it I would love to know about it!

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Plastic to Oil Fantastic OW2.0


I don’t have an inch to spare in this blog but this video I found at http://alarnarosegray.com/2013/10/18/plastics-postscript/ was too important to let it go by unnoticed. Take a look you’ll see what I mean!

Uploaded on Apr 13, 2009
Read the article: http://ourworld.unu.edu/en/plastic-to…
The Japanese company Blest has developed one of the smallest and safest plastic-to-oil conversion machines out on the market today. It’s founder and CEO, Akinori Ito is passionate about using this machine to change the way people around the world think about their plastic trash. From solving our landfill and garbage disposal issues to reducing our oil dependancy on the Middle East, his machine may one day be in every household across Japan.
While holding up a bag of trash, he states, “It’s a waste to throw away, isn’t it? This is a treasure.”
Category
Science & Technology
License
Standard YouTube License

Dead-easy 100% Natural Party dips & party table in a new series of easy party recipes!


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I have finally decided to post the dips I made for a birthday party this winter. I am posting the photo of the table & have decided to make it my new series of 100% natural party recipes as an incentive or I’ll procrastinate forever ­čÖé
The dips take a second, they are really easy to do. I don’t have too much patience for long & complicated… (I used too but not anymore) so, don’t panic… the idea that it’s homemade therefore complicated is just a myth, time have changed & people are adapting to the fast-paced life we have been pushed in.
I’ll start with the dark-orange-tomato-dip and go clockwise to the olive-dip,the ketchup-mayonnaise & finally the Guacamole-dip recipe.

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Tomato dip recipe
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Ingredients
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1. 3 fresh tomatoes (preferably organic)
2. 3 tbsp. oil (I put olive, it was undetectable)
3. 2 cloves garlic
4. 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
5. 1 tsp salt (taste & add according to taste)
6. 1/4 tsp. black pepper (again add if needed)
7. 1 heaped tbsp. tomato puree

Method
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Mix in blender (I use a small hand one) add pili-pili if you like it sharp. I took my family to keep on tasting as I don’t include it in my food plan & added if they thought some ingredients were lacking (mainly salt & pepper)

Olive dip recipe
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Ingredients
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1. 1 tin of pitted green olives (around 400 to 500 gr. = 14 to 17 oz.)
2. 4 heaped tbsp. mayonnaise (try the natural organic if possible)

Method
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Mix in blender & enjoy!

Ketchup dip recipe
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Ingredients
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1. 50% mayonnaise (natural)
2. 50% ketchup
3. Scotch whisky (according to taste)

Method
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Mix by hand and taste. This is a very popular “trick” so you probably know it ­čśë

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Guacamole dip recipe
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Ingredients
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1. 1-2 ripe avocado (depending on the quantity you need)
2. lemon juice (start with half a lemon & add to taste)
3. Salt & black pepper (to taste)

Method
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Mix in blender. Leave in pits when refrigerated so the paste doesn’t darken. That’s how easy it gets and let the compliments pour in ­čÖé

New Teddy bear & balloons 7th Birthday cake idea!


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This was the design chosen by the birthday girl which brought a priceless smile at the results! I used the classical simple cake recipe which you will find on this post…

https://oawritingspoemspaintings.wordpress.com/2012/11/06/hello-kitty-birthday-cake-or-swiss-roll-recipe/

or, you could use the 100 % natural cake recipe which you will find on that one…

https://oawritingspoemspaintings.wordpress.com/2013/04/04/multi-user-quick-easy-100-natural-dough-for-18th-birthday-special-ganache-cake/

I could not use natural products as the design demanded coloring and sugar but you could innovate or cover it with the natural Ganache on the second link I gave you.
Do not be afraid to be creative and if it doesn’t come out perfect the overall effect and the heart put in it is what will count.

The main thing is that you and everyone around should enjoy the experience!

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Back and posting! Natural cosmetics, is it possible?


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Hi everyone!

Do you remember the time I opened another category under ” Natural recipes ” and promised to post anything from cakes to cosmetics or natural household products recipes?
Well, here it is…
As I mentioned in another post, in the past I had immersed myself for a year and a half in the possibility of living a ” cleaner ” life on a daily basis not only with the foods I was eating which was already a habit but with the products I was using day in day out for the household as much as for the family’s hygiene as soaps, shampoos, creams…
I found on the internet a lot of material which I adapted to my needs, some recipes were amazing, so I suggest you all do your own research too but others I tried were not practical or were too time consuming to produce so, I had to find my own solutions, something faster and more effective which brings me back to the blush problem.

I tried many which were too powdery, sticky, bland… A lot had beetroot powder in, I did my own as I was not yet familiar with Ebay but it was not fine enough so, eventually I got down to ordering on Ebay a packet which was really cheap considering how long it lasts and applied it directly on my moisturizer (of natural unrefined Shea butter with vitamin E I add to it which is very good for the skin as a healing agent) I had applied on my face even though someone had told me it could stay as a permanent color which would not be that tragic, it could save time ­čśë

Just kidding it never stayed that long and gave a beautiful color if put in small amount obviously.

Much later I got to know about a 98%-100% natural blush which seemed a better option, maybe because we tend to use more the bought stuff which looks professional and appealing to the eye and started using the two, according to my mood.
I’m am sure each country or state must have their own natural cosmetic brand but it could also be bought on the internet.
Mine is called UNE and I found out England and the U.S have their own brand too.

I hope this information was of some value to my readers and would love to hear from your brand if you have one and how you purchased it.

Shadows of the anterior 1989- Adjusted January 2013


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Shadows of the anterior
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Born twice
From the womb.
And the confines
Of his dwelling.

He had to
Learn again.
First steps
First breath,

Look listen,
Copy and learn.
Grow up with
The hindrance

Of being alreadyÔÇŽ
Molded intoÔÇŽ
The obverse.
Memory with

No litheness
Candor
Admitting
Ignorance.

Inevitable
Decadence.
No mercy.
He lacerates

His mind.
Longing
Yearning
To be there

Heretofore.
Tension
Inhabiting
Every fiber.

Going back
His dread.
Incur his
Days of yore.

Spreading.
Heavy as a
Millstone
Clinging to his

Vital
Dragging it,
Losing it
Hounding him

At a corner
When least
Expected.
Routine

Impregnated.
Slapping his
Senses cold.
Shadows

Of the anterior
In the lines
Of a memory.
Landscape,

School staff
A cockroach!
Awakening,
Stunned

And floored.
Afflicting
His mind
His soul.

Till the cusp
Of his days.
Hoping to descry
Hear beyond

The senses.
Discern, feel
As a sculptor
Or a dancer.

Juggle with
Words in
A brushstroke.
With the ease

And grace
Of the loved.
A creator
Innovator.

Exhilarating,
Enliven over
His masterpiece.
The preciseness,

Veracity of
Thoughts
Translated
Into deity.

He goes on
Trusting,
Living the
Dream.

Yet, tiptoeing
Into his new
Territory.
The confines

Of his authenticity.

100% natural talc substitute, Rice flour, for odorless shoes, slippers and much more!


rice flour

Talc absorbs moisture but we know all the side effects it has.
In short, it is a health hazard. I’ve come up with a very easy
alternative answer!

Rice powder! It absorbs moisture too. You surely remember
having seen in restaurants, grains of rice in salt cellars to keep
the salt dry.

I use rice flour for slippers to keep them odorless and it really helps!

I use it as a seasoned starch to coat my fish before frying it, as a soup
thickener, to manufacture my own toothpaste, or powder deodorant…
but that will be for other posts to come.

There are a million ways to use rice flour.
It is cheap, practical, free of chemicals, preservatives or coloring.

The perfect natural ecological answer ­čÖé

Lioness painting decorated with shells 2011


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This is me having a bit of fun decorating my lioness painting which I had posted previously, with shells ( another passion of mine ­čÖé ) I selected along the years.

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Fancy lioness 2011
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Trying different ways…

The splitting of the sea 2011


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The splitting of the sea 2011
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This is the first time I tried to work with gold. It’s a color I’m very fond of yet find a bit tricky
to work with, as it can transform a good painting into some kitsch looking design.

I still love it and liked the effect it had in this Theme but somehow never used it again. I go with the emotion
and if it doesn’t guide me toward a material or subject, I just listen…

Let me know what you think of it!

Weald 2009


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Weald 2009
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Weald is a painting I did with one of my children. We focused mainly on texture.
We worked with a iron spatula and randomly moved with it, improvising and innovating shapes.

We were trying so hard to create a piece of art and at a point, thought it was going to flop.
That is when we let go of it ( we had nothing to loose anymore ­čÖé ) and when it started to take
shape.

We came out of the experience, elated and hopeful!