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DIY Hand Sanitizer
December 29, 2012, 12:11 am
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I vaguely remember writing down these instructions.  I do recall thinking that I’d have to wait until I used all of the commercially produced hand sanitizer I have at home so I could use the bottle.  I don’t use hand sanitizer that often because I’m really concerned about antibiotic resistance, especially since my child contracted MRSA earlier this year.  I still haven’t finished off that bottle of hand sanitizer sitting on my window-sill, but I think I’m just going to discard the contents and save the container.  I really want to try this recipe out.

2/3 Cup of rubbing alcohol
1/3 Cup of Aloe Vera gel
~10 drops of essential oil for fragrance

Mix together and pour into repurposed container.

Sounds simple enough.  I may make this in the morning before I have to work.  No promises though because I also have to make some fabric softener.  The itchy stiff shirt I’m currently wearing is serving as a reminder that the lack of fabric softener in my house is officially a MAJOR problem.  Either way, I’ll make some before the weekend is over.  I’ll post a review when it’s done.

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Full Moon Energy? Maybe.
December 28, 2012, 11:44 pm
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I think it’s the full moon.  I could be the impending New Year.  It could be the meds I took for my toothache.  Whatever it is, it’s kicking me in the ass and telling me that it is time to organize.

I have a plethora of valuable information crammed into notebooks, bookmarks, documents, and random scraps of paper.  This information is, of course, helping nobody because I can’t ever recall where it is located.  I seem to lack the natural inclination towards technology that my peers all have.  I’m old school.  If something isn’t on pen-and-paper, it may as well not exist in my world.  (Ironically, I’ve documented the last ten years of my life [off-and-on], on the Internet. But that’s a story for another day…)

I have come up with a plan of sorts though.  I’m going to write down all of the recipes, lists, and instructions to put in a binder with nice tabbed dividers.  But I don’t see myself carrying a binder with me at all times.  (Although I am considering making a copy of everything to keep one in my car).  I’ve also decided to type up all of my random notes to this blog and tag them to match the dividers in my binder (Errr, the binder I’m purchasing in the morning…)

This is a good thing for anybody who reads this.  I’ll have lots of handy dandy information to post.

I don’t want to say this before I make even one post!!  A lot of these are notes I scribbled down without necessarily documenting the source. If anybody sees something that doesn’t have a source noted and knows where the information came from, feel free to comment.  I would prefer to give credit where it is due.  Of course, if the information does contain the source, I’ll post that as well.

Enjoy!



Contest!
December 24, 2012, 11:23 pm
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Contest!

Check out this link for a contest to win coconut flour from Tropical Traditions!  I’ve only tried baking from scratch once and it was a disaster, but I would like to try again.  They don’t sell coconut flour in my area so this seemed like a good chance to learn more about it AND attempt to bake.  Maybe I’ll win?!