Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Body Splash Mixtures

Body Splash

Create a fresh all over body splash.

Combine 4oz. Witch Hazel
4 oz. Mineral Water
40 drops Lavender
10 drops Sandalwood or other essential oils

Combine and pour into an 8oz. glass bottle or jar. Use anytime you
need a refreshing lift.


Daily Aromatherapy Tip Refreshing Summer Body Splash

1/2 cup witch hazel
1/2 cup bottled spring water
5-8 drops lemon essential oil
8 oz. glass bottle with a small neck, such as a cruet or oil and
vinegar style bottle

Pour the witch hazel and bottled water into the glass bottle. Attach
the cap and shake well. Add the lemon essential oil, one drop at a
time, until it reaches the desired scent strength. Attach the cap and
shake well. Note: Shake well before each use. Keep the bottle tightly
closed and away from sunlight when not in use. If you store the
product in your bathroom cabinet, use it within one week. It will
last for one month if refrigerated.


Skillet Fried Potatoes

Skillet Fried Potatoes

2 pounds potatoes (sliced or chopped into chunks)
1/4 cup of olive oil, approximately
salt and pepper
2 cloves of garlic, minced
A handful of chopped fresh herbs like parsley, chives, rosemary or

In a large non-stick skillet, heat oil to hot but not smoking over
medium to medium-high heat. Add potatoes and sauté, stirring potatoes
from time to time so that they brown on both sides, about 20 minutes.
With only a few minutes left of cooking, add salt and pepper to
taste, then add garlic, and toss potatoes to distribute. Do not let
garlic brown. Remove from heat, taste for seasoning, and toss with
herb of choice. Serves 4 as a side dish.

source: Mary K Zajac

(This side dish would be great with just about anything from burgers, chicken, steak or chops! All you need is a nice veggie dish or a tossed salad, some dinner rolls and you're all set. If you don't have fresh herbs then use the dried variety, but I do suggest using fresh herbs. Another thing I would do for this recipe is at the end add a little grated parmesan cheese if you wish....V.)

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Daisy Magick - Friends Courtship


RULER: Venus

TYPE: Flower


A flower of friendship and courtship, the daisy is used to open up
social or romantic opportunity. Add the petals to bathwater on
Wednesdays to draw new friends. Place whole flowers on a love altar
with pink candles to attract romantic possibilities. The daisy is not
a flower of passion and it is a great choice for young men and women
who prefer a long courtship to sexual promiscuity. The daisy is the
emotional and intellectual "getting to know you" flower

(I've always loved Daisys and wildflowers, they're pretty and so resilient. Do you remember picking Daisys and pulling on the petals and saying he loves me, he loves me not.)