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Fun Things!!

Making your own supplement capsules - part 1 - I'm making Vit C (<--click me)

Cap M Quik - capsule plastic set up, tamper, cap holder

They don't sell them in combo kits so this is the closest to what I have.  You get whatever you want based on YOUR preferred swallowing pill capsule size.  

Cap Size 00

Some people want to swallow more of a smaller size, I preferred to use the larger capsules and swallow one - I was using it to do my placenta for our second child.

Many people use these types of kits for making their own turmeric, cinnamon, herbal capsules, vit C, and much much more.

They are GREAT and handy and totally worth their money to me.  I have used them 2x's and this vit C is my third.  It is fun for the children as they can help create something using their hands.  They learn about percentages, weights, can do loads of mathematics, and just understand how density and science  work hand in hand.

I ordered from and got 1,000.  I knew that I wouldn't use them all and would keep them for a really long time, just figuring out what sorts of things I could use them for and would rather have a lot and keep them than buy some and not have enough for my placenta.

I still have WAY more than enough.  Now that I know about herbs I feel like I might go through a bag easily in a year if I make caps for the children.  I always prefer teas, and to drink my herbs so this is just great for making caps the dogs need, et cetera.  Please don't feel like you need to but this brand or this many.  Just information for you to learn from.

Cap Website

Check out this 4 minute video on the ewg - it may change your life.

Let's take better care of our families!
It starts with you!

When you know better, you can do better.  
Now I know better, and I'm making choices to live better.

We have had inhalers, nebulizers, steroids, and constant over the counter drugs all disappear after making HUGE changes in our life to become toxin free.  I used to carry inhalers in college, and up to my move to Colorado.  I am not asthma free.  We no longer use our nebulizers weekly, monthly, and now I can say we haven't used the steroids nor nebulizer in over two years.

Drastic changes bring about drastic changes.

What will you do for your family?

Thieves has 19 ingredients and 7 are essential oils - lemon, rosemary, jade lemon, bergamot, cinnamon, clove, and eucalyptus.

TIDE laundry detergent ingredients (I am comparing this because we used to use it.)
There are 82 ingredients in TIDE.  

If you have any questions simply look up your product here =
The Environmental Working Group

Tide Detergent Found To Contain High Levels Of 1,4-Dioxane, Carcinogenic Contaminant

TideFree & Clear is actually MORE TOXIC than regular Tide?!?!

"Few people concern themselves with the safety of laundry detergents, since many think that “It’s going into the washing machine, not into my body, right?“…

However, recent scientific studies are exposing that many laundry detergents contain toxic chemicals and even carcinogens. According to the New York Times, a petrochemical solvent known as 1,4-dioxane which is also found in paints and varnishes is found in Tide laundry detergent [1].  

The group Women’s Voices for the Earth made the discovery. They found that Tide detergent contained 63 PPM (parts per million) of this petrochemical. 

The Tide Free & Clear also contained this petrochemical at a slightly higher dosage of 89 PPM (parts per million) as well [2]."

Look at this easy "instead of" poster for some great ideas on how to be toxin free!

Here are just a few of the toxin free clean products Young Living has that we use...

Young Living Thieves Laundry detergent - diluted into glass jars
Young Living Thieves Household Cleaner - diluted in glass sprayers
Young Living Thieves essential oil - has 100+ uses
Young Living Thieves dishwasher powder - it works GREAT
Young Living Thieves foaming hand soap - we have 3 pumpers
Young Living Thieves toothpaste - we use children's and adult's
Young Living Thieves lozenges
Young Living Thieves dish soap - we dilute it 3x's

Science Fun for Anyone!

Look up... 

Use food, herbs, oils to heal your body how God designed it.

What does the FDA even do if they aren't doing their job?

I use frozen tilapia we get from Costco.  
I add them (4,5,6?) to a pan (cast iron) or otherwise.
I put orange juice, don't ask me how much because I don't measure.

I add a can of coconut milk (make sure that it has no preservatives or yucky gross additives).  

I add ginger (squeezey tube or fresh), lemongrass (squeezey tube), pink Himalayan sea salt and freshly ground pepper, basil (squeezey tube or fresh, dried tastes weird so I don't buy it dried anymore), and some cilantro (squeezey tube or fresh, again dried tastes totally differently so you do what you want.)

Feel free to add and subtract anything you want.  It's an experiment.  Test out all sorts of flavors.  

You can do curries - reds, greens - you can do fennel, fenugreek, saffron (very expensive btw but totally worth it, never use more than like 2 threads), sage, grapefruit juice, mango juice, lemon juice, lime juice, cabbage (purple turns it all purple), lemon balm (I found a tiny lemonbalm plant at Lowe's once and planted it in my yard, used its leaves on chicken and in salads, super yummy, and inexpensive!)...
(Basil can be grown inside and outside on a deck, porch, in a greenhouse, and is a super delicious great addition to any meat or vegan dish, lemonades, drinks, pestos, salads, sauces, salads, home remedies, and so much more.)

You can use this sauce as it thickens up, or you can add coconut aminos, soy sauce, tamarind, ponzu, rice wine vinegar...if it is too thick, add juice, water, pineapple juice...if it is too thin, simmer and the sugars will thicken it up.

It can be sweet, salty, vinegary...

I could go on and on and on.  
You can put slices of tangerines or clementinas on the fish.  
You can make a huge rice cooker of rice, or put it over noodles (soba, rice, udon, asian thick or thin noodles...)

7 drops of  THYME  ruined it.  DISGUSTING.
Way too powerful for my small amount of food. 
Oh, terrible ratio.
Never again.
1 drop next time, maybe 2.
Learn from me.

Someone said...
Pour the liquid off of garbanzo beans and sweetener and blend itup with a cake mixer blender and add cocoa and TAHHHHDAHHHH mousse!!!

Star Wars fans....rogue 1.

I am not perfect.
Only God is.

Fennel is a really nice vegetable to use to support breastfeeding milk production.
Fennel is ALSO an essential amino acid containing vegetable.  Essential amino acids are NOT made in the body and so we MUST eat them and include them in our diet.  

"Amino acids are organic compounds composed of nitrogen, carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, along with a variable side chain group.

Your body needs 20 different amino acids to grow and function properly. Though all 20 of these are important for your health, only nine amino acids are classified as essential.Trusted Sou

These are histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine.

Unlike nonessential amino acids, essential amino acids can’t be made by your body and must be obtained through your diet." -

15 health benefits of fennel... I'm not so sure about the making your breasts bigger, but heck a fun experiment!

From stronger hair, to diuretic properties, to vision, digestion and respiratory systems, boosting the immune system, supporting the body when diarrhea hits, brain function, blood pressure, cancer, heart, and even constipation...this website has some really curious things that fennel may do!

Check it out and see for yourself!

Treats Anaemia

Fennel juice is a natural solution for curing anaemia. The vegie contains iron that encourages the making of haemoglobin and other elements in the blood. The fennel has an amino acid named histidine. The iron and histidine both are important for the formation of haemoglobin. The fennel juice treats the anaemia.

Menstrual Sicknesses

Fennel juice provides comfort and adjusts menstruation by controlling the hormonal action. The fennel juice eases the pain for menopausal women and controls the effects of post menstruation syndrome.

Breast Expansion

You can try fennel juice to increase the size of your breast. It is believed that the fennel is capable enough to develop the new cells and tissues."

I just eat it because I heard it helps support my breastmilk.

Why are lentejas aka lentils so good for you?

Why did I choose this type and brand of pink Himalayan sea salt?

Why is iodized salt a joke?  All of the iodine is gone by the time it gets to you.  You WANT all the minerals and goodies that are in pink Himalayan sea salt.  Take some time to research it yourself and see if it is for you!

NO matter what happens, never, never, never, ever give up!
We are all human.  We make mistakes.  It is okay.
Try again.  And again.  And again.  And again.

(only one coil.  yes, I've swapped coils.  I need a new stovetop)
When the children make dinner they are more likely to eat it!

What were your favorite fun young child snacks that you ate?

Mini sweet peppers
Bok choy

Save or throw away?
Sweet or bitter?
What do you do with your cebolla (onion) centers?  Do you add them to the dish and it makes them sweeter or do you throw them away bc it makes them bitter?

So, it didn't really turn out right, but you can use macqui powder in your foods to dye them purple .
It is a super antioxidant, and really fun for children to have in drinks and foods.
It is a really bright vibrant purple berry from Chile in South America.

This is called macqui powder.  It comes from an antioxidant berry that is native to Chile in South America.  It is super purple blue violet amazing!
I have used it in water, juice, foods, and it dyes everything a gorgeous DARK purple!