Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Sacred Seven Oil Skin Cleanser and Conditioner Recipe

I don't know where this recipe came from but it is an old collection of recipes I inherited. The side note says, "Years ago Gayelord Hauser began to use a seven oil mixture at his famous beauty farm. The following recipe is similar if not exactly like it.

This week a group of us girls each brought a bottle of the oil listed below and had a great time mixing up a big batch and then divided it up. This brought the cost and the inconvenience of the project down to manageable. We had a great time and our skin feels hydrated and soft.


Combe 2 T. each of safflower oil and sesame oil, 1 T. each of sunflower seed oil, avocado oil and peanut oil, 11/2 t. each of olive oil and wheat germ oil, and six drops oil of your favorite fagrance. I use lemon verbena. Mix in blender or jar.

Wheat germ oil is rich in vitamin E, which makes it particularly good at retarding wrinkles and healing scars.


Bath Salts---This smells and feels so good! Great for gifts!

1/3 C. Borax
1/2 C. Potassium Carbonate
1/2 C. Almond meal
1 t. oil of cinnamon
1 t. oil of eucalyptus

Let me know if you give this a try and how it works for you!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


ROE V. WADE TUESDAY, January 19, 2014

"A person's a person no matter how small."
Dr. Seuss

"It is a poverty that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."
Mother Teresa

"To say a child is unwanted says nothing about the child."
Jean Garton

"I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion is already born."
Ronald Regan

"If it seems horrible to kill a man in his own house...
It ought surely to be deemed more atrocious to
destroy a fetus in the womb."
John Calvin

"How can the dream survive if we
murder the children."
Dr. Alveda King

"The soul begins at conception,
Life begins when the soul begins."
Tertullian (3rd Century)

"Remember the 40 million American
children that were never born."
Margaret Colin

"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
And before you were born I consecrated you."
Jeremiah 1:5

"I have set before you life and death,
now choose life."
Deuteronomy 30:19

"Simple morality dictates that unless and until someone can prove the unborn human is not alive, we must give it the benefit of the doubt and assume it is (alive). And, thus, it should be entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." 
Ronald Reagan 1982

"There are two victims in every abortion: a dead baby and a dead conscience." 
Mother Teresa  

"Father God, we just ask you to open your wide, wide
arms...and lead us.  Let us know what we should do to stop this terrible, terrible holocaust."
Norma MCovey

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Must Have This, Must Have That!

Ecclesiastes 6:7-11                     

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:  “Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of desire; this also is vanity and a chasing after wind.” 
Ecclesiastes 6:9                           

I read the packing list.  I saw the warning:  “Hi-Tech clothing is not cheap.”  Undaunted, I prepared to face the hostile environment of nature in the Peruvian Alps.  I was a part of a trekking team distributing newly translated New Testaments to remote villages located in the rugged Cordilleras Negra. I was well equipped with tough lug soled, ventilated hiking boots, alloy-tipped hiking stick and polypropylene clothing.  I had done an excellent job packing.  “I have everything I need--except next time I would throw in one of those towels with compressing properties,” I told the director of missions, adding,  “you know the ones, super absorbent but fast drying.”  He looked at me, and said, “Don’t think about what you need--think about how to use what you have.”  I looked at him, standing on the mountaintop, dressed head to toe in cotton, wearing second-hand tennis shoes and saw a ready vessel for God—a contented man. Humbled, I started to reflect on familiar Bible stories, a papyrus basket, coated with tar and pitch, a tent peg and hammer, a little oil and empty jars, five smooth stones from a stream, shepherd’s bag and a sling, five loaves and two fishes.  God uses possessions and people that are available. I resolved to take the first step necessary to be used by God—be content.

PRAYER:  Lord, help me to live today in the present.  Help me make the best use of what I am given.  Make me a vessel ready for the extraordinary by possessing a contented spirit; through Christ Jesus. Amen.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Review: Dr. Oz 48 Hour Cleanse

At the end of the cleanse we each thought our own faces look brighter, our thinking clearer and our spirits energized. During the cleanse with the prescribed recipes and meals we both observed that we had no trouble stopping when we full. However, being full we did not feel comforted. Something was missing. We made a trip to the City Market for some laundry soap and food, meat in particular; salmon, flank steaks and the roasted chickens seemed strikingly sumptuous and decadent. Our salutary glands were heightened and in high gear.

 The Dr. Oz Cleanse is convenient and easy because of the shopping list and recipes which are provided. However, it is expensive. We doubled the ingredients on everything, with the exception of the Vegetable Broth Soup because there were two of us. However, we did double the Shiitic mushroom caps in the broth. We had more than enough broth for both days, for both of us.

The total cost for the cleanse was approximately $125.00 for two people. We ended up shopping at two grocery stores to accumulate all the ingredients. However, we didn’t ever locate the naturally fermented sauerkraut that the shopping list called for, even after stopping at the Natural Grocers.

We do have some ingredients leftover: flaxseed oil, rice milk, almond milk, pineapple juice, pomegranate, small of Shiitic mushroom caps, chia seeds and some lemons.

 The Vegetable Broth Soup was bland and the taste was enhanced by adding extra the extra mushrooms. The Sauerkraut and Apple Salad was surprisingly tolerable. I sprinkled additional caraway seeds on the salads. We enjoyed the sliced vegetables throughout the day but mostly used it for a snack like popcorn in the evening while we watched a movie each night. We just used the lemon juice on the vegetables for the dressing and did not add the olive oil. The dressing was delicious when generously seasoned with salt and pepper. The recipe we enjoyed the most was the Lunch Smoothie. It was great and we would happily make it anytime.

We had never used chia seeds in our smoothies and found them quite addictive and delicious. The other drinks were strong, hearty and acidic.

 The first day we made a triple batch of the Quinoa with Chopped Prunes and almost had enough for the second day but the next morning ended up making an additional double batch. My husband has a high metabolism and is a hearty eater. I added the flaxseed oil to the first batch. I did not like this ingredient addition and left it out the second day. It was ever so much better. The first batch tasted oily. You need so little flaxseed that opening a couple of capsules would do the trick, you needn’t purchase even a small bottle of flaxseed oil.

 The first night we each took a hot bath and the second night we went to the hot tub outside our condo. It was below zero and snow and ice surrounded the tub. The water temperature was approximately 104 degrees and we stayed in for twenty-five minutes enjoying the Dillion lights. After that we scurried inside and sat in a hot sauna to dry off for about fifteen minutes.

 During cleanse I felt hungry and craved meat, fat and sugar. I had a headache the second morning and was weak. My husband felt weak the first day but much better on the second day. He had a much easier time with the cleanse than I but it might be because he is overall a healthier eater than I am.

We had had a wonderful Christmas with both of our families and I had indulged heavily in all of the celebratory foods. I had gained about five pounds since Thanksgiving. We took a hour walk every day at 8000 feet elevation, and near zero degree weather every day. In the afternoon, we did thirty minutes of Yoga, including twists which benefit the internal organs. We did not cheat in any way in the full forty-eight hours even though we were sorely tempted to do so. We didn’t drink coffee with was missed a lot, especially the first day. Having each other made it easier to prevail to the end. We broke the cleanse, which was fast like with a breakfast of baked apples and dates seasoned with cinnamon and nutmeg. In addition, we had two pieces of buttered wheat toast. each.

Later in the morning we each had a banana and then sad to say we indulged with a Rueben Hot Dog and a Gyros sandwich for lunch. We are not sure how we are going to do next but it has caused us to think more about incorporating more plant based recipes in our diet. We benefited from the cleanse and I think the most would most people would. I feel re calibrated and ready to face the new year. We intend on doing the cleanse again, perhaps at the beginning of every season, spring, summer, winter and fall.