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Essential Oil Uses

Essential oils are a great way to clean your home and many other uses without using harmful chemicals.

8 oz. Bottle
1 cup Water
Lavender Essential Oil
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Lemon Essential Oil
Peppermint Essential Oil
Rosemary Essential Oil
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Carrier oil (Sweet Almond, Jojoba, Grape seed, Olive)
1 ts. Vodka or Rubbing Alcohol
1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
2 ts. Beeswax
8 oz Jar
2 Travel Size Containers

Kitchen Disinfectant Spray:
1. 1 cup of water in a spray bottle.
2. 20 drops of Lavender.
3. 20 drops Eucalyptus.
4. 10 drops Lemon
5. All 3 of these oils have antibiotic, antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties.
6. Can substitute Lemon with Tea Tree oil  if you don't have pets.
7.Tea Tree oil is toxic to cats and dogs if ingested.
8. Use on counter tops, trash cans and any places away from pets.

Dog and Cat Flea Spray:
1. 1 cup of water in a spray bottle.
2. 1 ts. Carrier oil
3. 10 drops Lavender
4. 10 drops Peppermint
5. 1 ts Vodka or Rubbing Alcohol
6. Vodka or rubbing alcohol thins out the oils.
7. Spray once on the back of the neck of pet and fleas will flee.

Carpet and Air Fresher Spray:
1. 1 cup of water in a spray bottle.
2. 20 drops Lavender
3. 20 drops Rosemary
4. 1 ts Vodka or Rubbing Alcohol
5. Vodka will make the smell linger longer.

Permanent Marker Remover:
1. 1-2 drops of Rosemary, Lavender or Tea Tree oil on a paper towel or Q-tip.
2. Rub in a circle motion.
Note: I have a 1997 Super Breakout handheld game. It use to have my maiden name written on the back of it. I used Rosemary oil and a Q-tip to remove the permanent marker ink. No residue left behind.

Pain Relief Cream:
1. Melt 1/2 cup of coconut oil and 2 ts. of beeswax in a double boiler and remove from heat.
2. Add 10-12 drops Lavender oil.
3. Add 10-12 drops Rosemary oil.
4. Add 5 drops Eucalyptus oil.
5. While still in liquid form, spoon in to the little travel containers found at Walmart.
6. Pour remainder in to the 8 oz. jar.
Note: I use this cream on my sore joints. Warm the glass jar in warm water to refill the travel jars.

Headache Relief Oil:
1. 1 drop of Lavender or Rosemary rubbed on the forehead will relieve headaches.
2. Combine lavender, rosemary and carrier oil in a roll-on bottle.
Note: I get headaches almost daily, I dislike using pain relieving pills and they don't work on me. I have noticed that lavender oil will calm me down when I'm going through depression.

Vinyl Siding and Mold Cleaner:
2 Cups Water
40 Drops Lemon oil
1. Lemon oil is anti-bacterial. If using a piece of a old dark colored tee shirt, the dye will bleed.
2. Soak a old rag in water, squeeze water out and wipe down the vinyl.

(Unagi Oshi-Zushi) Eel Pressed Sushi

2 Eels
Unagi Sauce
2 cups Sushi Rice
4 cups Water
1 Nori Sheet
Wasabi Paste
Prepared Sesame Seed and Seaweed

1. Thaw the two eels and peel off the inside of the belly. There maybe fat, leave it if you want.
2. Drizzle Unagi sauce on to the eel and bake at 350°F for 12-13 mins.
3. Remove rib bones and cut eel length ways once in the middle of each and cut in to 4-5 pieces.
4. Cover a 9 x 1.5 cake pan with plastic wrap.
5. Place eel on the plastic wrap belly side up, in a circular pattern.
6. Smear each piece of eel with Wasabi.
7. Spread half of the rice over the eel, then cover with nori and press down to firm.
8. Evenly spread the remainder of the rice over the nori and cover with extra plastic wrap and firm down.
9. Remove plastic and sprinkle prepared sesame seed & seaweed.
10. Place plate directly over sushi and invert.
11. Remove pan and the plastic wrap.
12. Cut into wedges to eat. Enjoy.
13 Feel free to substitute the eel with any other seafood, raw or cooked, or vegetables and assemble in the same manner.

Prepare Sushi Rice and Rice Venagar Dressing 

Preparing Sushi Rice and Rice Vinegar Dressing

2 Cups Short Grain White Rice
4 Cups Water
1/4 Cup Salt
3/4 Cup Rice Vinegar
1/2 Cup Sugar

1. Wash rice in a bowl with cold water and massage with your hand. The water will turn  milky white.
2. Drain water leaving about 1 cup of water in bowl and repeat until the water is almost clear.
3. Drain well and place rice in the rice cooker with water.
4. Combine rice vinegar, salt and sugar in a small sauce pan on low heat until the sugar and salt dissolves.
5.  Remove from heat and and let cool.
6. Add rice to a shallow pan, do not let cool.
7. Pour rice vinegar over a spatula to help disperse vinegar evenly over the rice.
8. Run the spatula through the rice from top to bottom and left to right in a slicing motion to separate the grains and spread the rice.
9. Repeat until rice starts to feel tight and spread the rice.
10. Cool to body temperature.
11. Combine 10 parts of water and and 1 part of rice vinegar to prevent rice sticking to you hands.
12. Always cook no less than 2 cups of rice.
13. If there is left over rice, do not refrigerate it, but leave it out wrapped on the counter.
14. Don't worry about the rice going bad, the vinegar solution in the rice acts as an anti-bacterial agent and it will be fine to use the next day.
15. Prior to use, you can sprinkle over with a little water and then microwave on high until it is just warm to touch.

Imbolc Dinner

Celebrating Imbolc, February 2.

Pork chops
1/3 cup Olive Oil
3/4 cup Flour
Black Pepper
Italian Seasoning
Pillsbury Garlic Breadsticks
1 Tbs. Butter
Lemon Bars Box Mix

Main meal:
1. Mix salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, basil in flour.
2. Beat 1 egg and pour on a plate.
3. Dip each pork chop in egg then flour.
4. Heat up olive oil in a skillet and fry pork chops til golden brown.
5. Cook breadsticks according to package directions.
6. Heat up peas with salt and pepper to taste and butter.

1. Cook lemon bars according to package directions. Enjoy.