Sunday, April 7, 2013

Cinnamon and Honey Remedies

Honey is the only food on the planet that will not rot or spoil. What it will do is what some call 'turning to sugar'. In reality, honey is always honey. However, when left in a cool dark place for a long time it will "crystallize.” When this occurs, loosen the lid, boil some water and place the honey container in the hot water, turn off the heat, and let it liquefy naturally. It is then as good as it ever was. Never boil honey or put it in a microwave. This will kill the enzymes in the honey.

Cinnamon and Honey
It is found that a mixture of honey and cinnamon cures most diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of today also accept honey as a very effective medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey has been used without side effects for most any kind of disease.
Current science says that even though honey is sweet, when it is taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm even diabetic patients. Researched by western scientists.

HEART DISEASES: Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply it on bread instead of jelly and jam and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and saves the patient from heart attack. Also, those who have already had an attack, when they do this process daily, they are kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of the above process relieves loss of breath and strengthens the heart beat. In America and Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as one ages the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalize the arteries and the veins.

ARTHRITIS: Arthritis patients may take daily (morning and night) one cup of hot water with two tablespoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. When taken regularly, even chronic arthritis may be cured. In a recent research, at the Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week (out of the 200 people so treated) practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain. Within a month, most patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis, started walking without pain.

BLADDER INFECTIONS: Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder.

CHOLESTEROL: Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of cinnamon powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water given to a cholesterol patient was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, when taken three times a day, any chronic cholesterol is cured. According to information received in the said Journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of cholesterol.

COLDS: Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and clear the sinuses.

UPSET STOMACH: Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomachache and clears stomach ulcers from its root.
GAS: According, studies in India and Japan revealed that when honey is infused with cinnamon powder, the stomach is relieved of gas.

IMMUNE SYSTEM: Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacterial and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of Honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles (where DNA is contained) to fight bacterial and viral diseases.

INDIGESTION: Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food is eaten relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals

INFLUENZA: A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural 'Ingredient' which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.

LONGEVITY: Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests the ravages of old age. Use four teaspoons of honey, one teaspoon of cinnamon powder, and three cups of boiling water to make a tea. Drink 1/4 cup, three to four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. Life spans increase and even a 100 year old will start performing the chores of a 20-year-old.

RASPY OR SORE THROAT: When throat has a tickle or is raspy, take one tablespoon of honey and sip until gone. Repeat every three hours until throat is without symptoms.

PIMPLES: Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it off the next morning with warm water. When done daily for two weeks, it removes all pimples from the root.

SKIN INFECTIONS:Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin Infections.

WEIGHT LOSS: Daily in the morning one half hour before breakfast and on an empty stomach, and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup of water. When taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.

CANCER: Recent research in Japan and Australia has revealed that advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured successfully. Patients suffering from these kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder three times a day for one month.

FATIGUE: Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts are more alert and flexible. Dr. Milton, who has done research, says that a half tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, even when the vitality of the body starts to decrease, when taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3:00 P.M., the vitality of the body increases within a week.

BAD BREATH: People of South America, gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water first thing in the morning so their breath stays fresh throughout the day.

HEARING LOSS: Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts restores hearing. Remember when we were kids? We had toast with real butter and cinnamon sprinkled on it!

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Home-Made Mosquito Repellent

Mosquito Repellent
Time to get ready for Mosquito's

Here is an natural and easy repellent recipe you can make at home: 
Combine in a 16 oz bottle:
·         15 drops lavender oil
·         3-4 Tbsp of vanilla extract
·         10 drops of lemon eucalyptus oil
·         1/4 Cup lemon juice.
Fill bottle with water
Shake & it's ready to use. Try it on yourself first.

NOTE: these oils are common in health food stores, most pharmacies, garden stores, large chain stores, or you can order them online
Make some extra to gift to your neighbors, family & friends.
  • Take garlic pills. This works, but might keep some people away too. 
  • Avon's Skin-So-Soft (this also works for ticks.... put it on your shoes, socks & on your ankles.)
  • Some use Eucalyptus oil. . . just put it on exposed areas.
  • Some reccomend a fresh dryer sheet in your pocket or under your hat.
  • My girlfriend said she ties a strip of dryer sheet into a bow on her dog's collar.

Body chemistry is different, so try these out to see which one works best for you & your family. No one wants to get bitten & no one wants to get West Nile Virus!

Thursday, June 18, 2009



Landfill waste is becoming a problem in our country. Compost can make your gardens bloom, just by composting your trash.

  • Compost the food scraps, clippings, and leaves that you normally put into the trash can. They will become nutrients for your garden.
  • Why not reduce the amount of trash headed to the landfill; it can fertilize your garden for free.
  • Landfills are the largest source of methane emissions in the United States. Methane gas is actually worse for our atmosphere than carbon dioxide.
  • Garbage collection is getting more expensive as gas prices rise. Some cities are charging by the can and some are even refusing to collect yard clippings and leaves. Composting takes care of that the garbage, and saves you money by reducing the amount that you put out on the curb.
  • According to the U.S. EPA, about a quarter of all the trash in the U.S. are materials that could be composted instead of thrown away. Most of the trash from your kitchen and yard, as well as other parts of the home, can go into the compost.
  • Compost also provides food for microorganisms, which keeps the soil in a healthy, balanced condition. Composting turns trash into a useful, free garden supplies. It improves the soil structure, texture, and aeration.
  • In our neighborhood, we have clay soil and compost is the only thing that can make clay soil friable and it helps sandy soils retain water. Nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus will be produced naturally by the microorganisms, so you can stop using fertilizers and other garden additives.
Composting will save money and is better for the environment, since fertilizers are a major cause of water pollution and algae blooms. Fertilizers kill fish and other aquatic species.

Over the past few years there has been a problem with deformed frogs or frogs just dying off. Check with your local county extension office for composting tips.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Cleaning Products Could Make You Sick

Commercial cleaning products are full of toxic chemicals. Lets learn how to concoct ones that are both safe and effective. Almost all cleaning products in supermarkets contain toxic ingredients.

There are studies that show indoor air is actually more polluted than outdoor air because of the chemicals. All the chemicals can aggravate allergies and respiratory issues in your family and pets. Airing your house out after you cleaning might help, but there is a much healthier and cheaper way.

Ingredients already on hand, which include baking soda, cornstarch, lemon, white vinegar, rubbing alcohol, vegetable oil, and plain soap in liquid, bar or flake form.

General all-purpose cleaner. Mix ½ cup of vinegar and ¼ cup of baking soda with ½ gallon of water. You can use this to remove water stains in the bathroom and take grime off mirrors and windows—and it will keep for quite awhile. Experiment with your newly found cleaners and let me know what you did.

Make your own Air freshener. Place baking soda and lemon juice in small containers around the house to absorb odors. Fragrances emitted by store-bought air fresheners are created using toxic chemicals. You can diminish cooking smells by simmering a small amount of vinegar in water on the stove while you work in the kitchen. Simmering cinnamon or other spices in water works, too. Grind up some lemon in the garbage disposal, or keep coffee grounds out on your counter, and have an abundance of houseplants—they’ll soak up toxins and freshen your air naturally. You can also place a sliced fresh onion on a plate in your garage or basement to take away odors that occur there also.

Note: Some small animals and birds are especially succeptible to chemicals. Protect your pets using natural ingredients.

Monday, April 13, 2009


Making your home healthier and greener doesn’t have to be expensive, or overwhelming. Just a few changes can improve the health of your home, your family, and the planet it sits on.

The kitchen is often considered center of the home. Yet, many kitchen cleaners contain harsh chemicals that do more than threaten the health of the planet; some of these products can irritate your lungs, eyes, and skin. Kitchen products made from vinegar, baking soda, borax, hydrogen peroxide, and salt clean effectively while being gentle on your hands and the earth. Natural, non-toxic options for your dishes, sink and countertops eliminate grease and leave your kitchen surfaces fresh and sparkling clean. Take better care of your "heart" when you de-grease, de-spot and de-stain the healthy way!

Home-brew suggestions:
  • Use vinegar instead of bleach, baking soda to scrub your tiles, and hydrogen peroxide to remove stains.

  • Vinegar also removes grease and soap buildup.

  • Need a window cleaner? Try diluted lemon juice or vinegar.

  • Use borax to inhibit mold growth, boost the cleaning power of soap or detergent, remove stains or even kill cockroaches, when sugar is mixed in.

A couple of years ago, we had camel crickets under the house. We put out pie pans with dry borax mixed with powdered milk and got rid of the crickets. Old fashioned mouse traps still work and are environmentally sound. Use a little cheese or peanut butter. It has worked in our summer house in NC.

If your house is like mine you may have some particleboard or plywood that have glues emitting irritating fumes into your environment. You should air them out before you bring them inside. The best idea would be to apply a non-toxic sealant to exposed pressed wood.

House dust aggravates allergies. dust also contains more hazardous chemicals than you might think, including lead, fire retardants, pesticides, and other chemicals. Make sure your vacuum has strong suction and a HEPA filter so that dust and dirt go into the bag. Vacuum at least two times each week. Clean the vacuum bag and filter every time, so dust isn't spewed back into the air.

Mopping picks up the dust that vacuuming leaves behind. You can skip the soaps and cleaners and just use plain water to capture any lingering dust or allergens. New microfiber mops (and dust cloths) reportedly capture more dust and dirt than traditional fibers and don’t require any cleaning solutions whatsoever.

Keep it out. Put a large floor mat at every door.People track in all sorts of chemicals via the dirt on their shoes. A door mat reduces the amount of dirt, pesticides, and other pollutants from getting into your home. If the mat is big enough, even those who don't wipe their shoes will leave most pollutants on the mat -- not the floors in your home.

Avoid room deodorizers or other air "freshening" products, which are frequently made from unhealthy chemicals. Open the window for even just a few minutes every day and it may significantly improve your indoor air quality. If you want something to improve the odor, boil some cinnamon in a kettle of water on the stove--let simmer until the whole house smells like cookies.

Among the key toxins are lead, fire retardants, and pesticides. Studies have linked overexposure to lead and pesticides with brain and central nervous system damage, behavior problems, asthma, cancer, and more. And in animal studies, flame retardants – used in everything from electronics to mattresses and upholstered furniture have been associated with cancer, abnormal brain development, and hormone problems.

Released into the environment, these chemicals affect wildlife, too, as well as your pets. In one study, house cats had 23 times more fire retardants in their blood and urine than people. That’s significant because cats, like infants and toddlers, play close to the floor. They also often lick their paws, just as children put their hands in their mouths.

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Mama bought vinegar by the gallon. Vinegar has a mild acid content and is wonderful for removing stains, mineral deposits, and grease from glass surfaces.

  • Clean the microwave oven by adding 1/2 cup white vinegar and 1/2 cup water in a bowl and bring to a rolling boil so that it steams up. It will wipe out easily with a towel and smell good too.

  • Clean the refrigerator walls and shelves with a half-and-half mixture of water and vinegar.

  • Wipe the top of the refrigerator with a towel and then wipe with a cloth using full-strength vinegar to cut grime.

  • After cleaning the oven, wipe out with a wet sponge using a vinegar and water mixture.

  • Clean the counter-tops with a cloth soaked in undiluted vinegar.

  • Fill a spray bottle with undiluted vinegar to clean the cabinets (it will also deter creepy critters).

  • Use 1/2 cup of vinegar in the dishwasher rinse cycle to get dishes and glassware sparkling clean.

  • Clean the wheel on the can opener with vinegar and an old toothbrush.

  • If you spray undiluted vinegar outside doorways, window sills, and appliances it will discourage ants or other pests.

  • Get rid of fruit flies by setting out a small dish of undiluted vinegar to attract and drown them.


My grandmother had some unique uses for simple products like baking soda. She never had an under the sink counter like mine. When I open the doors to the awful mess under there of dish soap, dog shampoo, cleanser, dish washer soap, window cleaner, copper/brass/silver cleaner, rug cleaner, air freshener, rug freshener, sponges, etc., I think about all the money I have wasted when I could have used Mama's easy remedies.
  • Clean your cutting board by sprinkling with baking soda, then add vinegar and watch it bubble, rinse with hot water.

  • You can sprinkle baking soda on a sponge and rub into wood or other porous surfaces to remove garlic, onion, and any other food odors-rinse with water.

  • Make your own scouring powder by mixing 1 cup baking soda, 1 cup borax, 1 cup salt. Put in a container that you can sprinkle and use as you would any other scouring powder.

  • Baking soda removes many stains, such as coffee/tea stains, juice, and mustard.

  • Clean and shine your toaster with a paste of baking soda and water.

  • Mix equal parts creamy peanut butter and baking soda to shine your chrome appliances.

  • Add 1 teaspoon baking soda and 1 drop dish soap to your blender fill to half with water, put lid on and blend briefly. Rinse and dry.

  • Make a paste of baking soda and water and rub it on your hands to get rid of the odor of garlic and onions.

  • Put a little baking soda in your rubber gloves and they will slide right on, keep dry and smell real good.

  • Baking soda is a wonderful nonabrasive cleaner for stainless steel sinks.

  • Pour 1 cup of baking soda in the drain, then microwave 1 cup of vinegar and pour it down the drain. Wait 10 minutes and pour a quart or two of boiling water down the drain. It is very good for the environment if you use natural products instead of caustic chemicals.