Winter sore throat “tea”. In a jar, combine lemon slices, organic honey and sliced ginger. Close jar and put it in the fridge, it will form into a “jelly”.
To serve: Spoon jelly into mug and pour boiling water over it. Store in fridge 2-3 months. Homesteading / Survivalism (Facebook)
Organic survival is about saving money and learning how to take care of our body naturally. Since everyone is moving to more organic foods to maintain health I thought I would share some of my all natural remedies for health and every day living. I found this great site Homesteading/Survivalism (Facebook) that has fantastic tips and facts. I love it because the tips are simple and I learn something new every time I check it out.
The recipe above is a Korean tea that has had ginger added to it over the years. If you find yours is runny pectin is natural and will jelly it up faster. This tea is very soothing and guaranteed to help cure a sore throat. I am actually thinking of making this as a Christmas gift for friends because it is more personal than store bought gifts.
BAD BREATH: People of South America, gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water first thing in the morning so their breath stays fresh throughout the day.
HEARING LOSS: Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts restores hearing. Remember when we were kids? We had toast with real butter and cinnamon sprinkled on it!
You should always check with your doctor before trying any of these treatments. These remedies are meant to show us that we have natural options but we should always check with our doctors and not just stop any treatments or medicines we may be taking.
Honey Lemon Throat Drops
These soothing throat drops not only soothe the throat, the lemon helps clear up the phlegm and open the passageways. There is no corn syrup, artifical colors or additives which makes them great for kids or anyone with allergies. They are easy to make with just a few simple kitchen ingredients.2 C. sugar 1/2 C. honey 3/4 C. water juice of 1/2 lemon 1-2 Zinc tablets, crushed (optional) 1-2 Vitamin C tablets, crushed (optional)
Butter an 8″x8″ pan. Set aside.
Place sugar, honey and water in medium saucepan. Place pan over medium heat. Cook and stir until mixture boils, stirring constantly to dissolve the sugar.
Turn the heat down to med.-low and continue to lightly boil , stirring occasionally until a candy thermometer reads 285 degrees (soft crack). Approx. 20 minutes total.
Remove from heat, stir in lemon juice. Add zinc and Vitamin C (if desired), letting mixture cool for 1-2 minutes.
Pour into prepared pan. Cool for 10 minutes, score top of mixture. If not cool enough to score, wait a few minutes and try again.
Cool completely. Break into pieces using score lines.
You can wrap pieces individually or store in a baggie or other container until ready to use.
Store in a cool dark place.
Treat your body like a temple. Save money and time by making all natural cold remedies this winter including cough drops.
Okay so who hasn’t at sometime or another had to unclog their sink? So frustrating right? A lot of the products that we purchase to fix this problem usually put a hole in the pipe under the sink after a while. Well here is an all natural way to fix it. It’s simple, cheap and effective. Did I mention ridiculously easy?
Wow so cheap and so many uses! A definite must have for any kitchen. Who knew?
I am not a big fan of juicing because I don’t have a juicier but this actually looks yummy and worth trying.
Okay I added this because it’s true and funny!
Wow I love dill and now there is just so much more to love about it. Who knew?
Baked Hard-Cooked Eggs: For anyone that may not know, the BEST way to make “hard-boiled” eggs is in the OVEN! Place the eggs in a muffin tray so they do not move around, turn the oven to 325 degrees, pop in for about 25-30 minutes and remove! Not only are they tastier, but they also are much easier to peel!
This is a great way to cook them if you need a lot for party platters of deviled eggs fast and easy! Who knew?
Perhaps a little late in the season but what a great tip!
How to Remove a Tick Safely and Quickly: Soak a cotton ball in some liquid soap. Swab the tick with the soapy cotton ball several times and then hold it lightly on top of the tick so that it is touching. Within 15 seconds or so, the tick will dislodge itself and come away from the skin stuck to the cotton ball.
So gross, but if need be I am sure this simple and effective method is a life saver. Did we mention cheap method?
Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries:
Ingredients: 1 lb large strawberries 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1/4 – 1/2 cup powdered sugar (depending on how sweet you want it) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 – 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
1. Rinse strawberries and cut around the top of the strawberry. Remove the top and clean out with a paring knife, if necessary (some of them are hollow already. Prep all of the strawberries and set aside.
2. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Add cream cheese mix to a piping bag or Ziploc with the corner snipped off. Fill the strawberries with cheesecake mixture.
3. Once strawberries are filled, sprinkle or dip the tops with graham cracker crumbs. If not serving immediately, refrigerate until serving.
God I love my job I just wish I was better at cooking and baking. This looks easy enough for me to make. Yummy! What a great party idea!
How To Keep Spiders Out Of Your Home With Peppermint Oil
Simply fill a spray bottle with tap water and add 10-15 drops of peppermint essential oil. Give it a smell to make sure the water smells minty, if not add a few more drops. Then you simply need to spray the peppermint water in the cracks and gaps where spiders can enter your home.
Spiders do not like peppermint oil. The strong smell will send them scurrying in the other direction and away from your home.
For an even more potent remedy add one or two drops of peppermint oil onto a cotton bud and place in the areas where spiders enter.
It’s as simple as that!
Thank you Herbs & Oils World (Facebook) for that awesome tip!
Thank you Natural Living and Parenting (Facebook) for reminding us!
DIY Natural Room Scents Throw out all those canned room sprays and make your own natural and safe room scents using simmering waters infused with spices, herbs & fruit. Fragrant items for naturally scenting your home: … Citrus - I’ve tried other fruits. Some of them smell good initially, but they don’t hold up for more than one use. Citrus is sturdier, longer-lasting, and gives these scent recipes freshness. Lemons and oranges are particularly fragrant and have the best staying power in these scented waters. Herbs - Any herb can be used for making a room scent, but the ones that are sturdier and on woody twigs hold up the best. My favorites for room scents are rosemary and thyme. Pine or Cedar Twigs/Needles – There may be other fragrant trees that will work, too; pine and cedar are the two I’ve tried for their appealing, fresh fragrance.
Extracts – A touch of vanilla or almond extract improves most room fragrance mixtures. Mint extract has a nice fresh scent.
Spices - You can use ground or whole sweet spices. The whole spices look prettier, if your scented water will be in a location where it will be seen. I have found that cinnamon sticks and whole cloves have the most scent staying power. Cinnamon sticks can be rinsed off and reused several times.
Thank you Natural Living and Parenting (Facebook) for a fabulous tip. This would make an awesome Christmas gift. Personal, fun and from the heart.
Dark Chocolate Covered KiwifruitKiwifruit - peeled and cut in 1 inch thick rounds, with a popsicle stick in each round. Freeze on a tray in the freezer. 1 cup Chopped dark chocolate and 1/2 cup Coconut oil – melted over a double boiler, then cooled to room temp. Dip each Kiwi-pop into the chocolate mixture (it will immediately turn crispy) and place on a tray to refreeze or pass around right now.
Great party idea and fun activity to do with the kids. Great way to make them love fruit.
I hope you loved these tips and remedies as much as I did sharing them with you. By sharing we learn how to solve almost anything cheaper and naturally.
Have a fabulous organic day!