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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Happy Dog Treats

These treats are a huge hit with my old doggie and my mom's puppy.  I made mine with a tiny bone cutter.

2 c whole wheat flour
1/2 c all purpose flour
1/4 c cornmeal
1/4 c sunflower kernals, finely chopped
1/4 c molasses
1/4 c milk
1 tsp salt
2T oil
2 eggs, beaten
Mix all ingredients, adding more milk if needed to make dough firm. Roll out onto floured surface to 1/2 inch thickness. Use any shape cookie cutter to cut out biscuits. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until lightly toasted. To make biscuits harder, leave in oven with the heat turned off an hour or more.


- I didn't use sunflower kernals, I think I threw in some oatmeal instead
- I added some peanut butter

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

DIY: Shower Soothers

Baking soda
Rosemary essential oil
Eucalyptus essential oil
Lavender essential oil
Silicone cupcake pan - a pan that makes shaped ones would be fun
Optional, lavender buds


1. Mix 1 cup baking soda with 1/3 cup water (mix in optional lavender buds)
2. Fill each cupcake cup approx. half full with the baking soda/water mixture
3. Add a few drops of each essential oil to the half filled cups
4. add more baking soda/water mix to essentially fill each cup the rest of the way
5. Bake for approximately 20 minutes at 350 degrees
6. Allow to cool
7. Add a few drops of each essential oil to the top and bottom of each cup's finished material
8. Store as is for up to 6 months or more
9. You can add a few drops of each essential oil directly before use for more scent strength

To use a shower soother, place it on the floor of the shower, in water but not directly under the stream if possible.

Makes a great gift!! To gift, place soothers in individual treat bags, tie with a bow and a cute label.  Or, put several in a small decorative Chinese takeout-style container.