Holiday Perfume for your home…

Naturally…

Tis’ the season for gatherings and holidays and sometimes your house does not smell that fabulous. Perfume the air with this!

MY stove is bubbling over with this aromatic stove top recipe. Smells good enough to eat.

1 small orange pulled into pieces

1 or 2 cinnamon sticks

1 tablespoon or more of fresh cinnamon

Add water to the pan and let it steam in the air. Your home will smell amazing.

It is a scentsational idea!potpourri-photo

My Skinny Water Recipe

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Get Bikini ready or to wear less clothes with this cool water cocktail! I love-making this refreshing treat. So, I thought I’d share this recipe with you to enjoy for the long weekend.

It is also time to stay even more hydrated and this is one of my beauty secrets with a healthy twist. Say Bye Bye to sodas and sugary coffee drinks. Give your body what it needs. Water!

Here is what you’ll need:

1 bunch of fresh mint

1 fresh orange

1 fresh lime

1 fresh grapefruit

1 pitcher of drinking water

*ice is optional

Mint is refreshing and helps and tastes even better when you are tired or stressed out.Grapefruits are popular for their fat burning properties.Limes help remove toxins,are great for the skin and aid in losing weight. Oranges are filled with vitamin C and helps to keep you healthier.

Slice up 4 mint leaves of the above except for the mint leaves.Shred a few of the leaves and keep a few whole. Place all of these in the pitcher of fresh water. Let it rest over night or if you’d like to enjoy it today place pitcher on the kitchen counter at room temperature for at least 4-6 hours allowing the water and the fruits to infuse together.

Serve cold and ENJOY the beauty and detoxifying benefits! It is not just for helping you get your body summer ready. It is delicious and refreshing as a drink for you and the entire family or your guests at a barbecue.

I like to rim the glasses in agave nectar or a dash of honey.Or you can skip this touch of sweetness twist.

I so enjoy shopping my little garden (this is a photo of my mint plant) #shoppinglocal and visiting farmers markets.

I also buy supplies at Whole Foods.They are on the same quest I am on and I love supporting them.Let me know how you enjoy this recipe. Have a fabulous relaxing weekend!

Learn to love water…it will love to back.

Natural Thanksgiving House Perfume…D.I.Y.

Recipe for Home Perfume

What you will need is:

Peels from one fresh apple
Peels from fresh orange
4 pcs.star anise
3 cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon of dried cloves
1 teaspoon of All Spice
4 cups of water

Sprinkle all in a small saucepan and on a low boil on the stove top.
Your home will smell AMAZING and if your house has bad breath it will help the air smell better.

Thanksgiving is days away…gather up and buy the above in these recipes and perfume and cook away.
Enjoy it throughout the holidays!Not just for this week.cinnamon photo 11-2014

I love to clean BUT…

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I LOVE to clean. Really!

I find it kinda stress relieving! My favorite room to clean is the bathroom.What’s yours?

However, I don’t like the chemicals and the artificial man made scents. So here is a recipe a friend shared with me and I made it with my own twist and fell in love with it.

1 part water

1 part white vinegar

Add some lemon zest and citrus peels. I like a combination of orange and lemon peels.

Fill the above in a spray bottle and go to town cleaning.

The combination will be natural and the fresh citrus  will be refreshing!

As they say in that Disney movie…“Whistle while you work”. YOU’LL be whistling and smiling while you clean and your body and lungs will feel better too!