Monday, January 11, 2010

Natures Light Featured in National Magazine

A couple of months ago we received a call requesting an interview, and just got our copy of Massage & Bodywork Magazine (January/February Issue) and there we are :) We are in the Ten For Today article about topical analgesics and 10 tips for their use. You can read the article online at

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Basic Bath Powder

For an after-bath or after-shower touch, this fragrance-free homemade powder is so natural, it's a safe bet your great-grandmother used it. Keep a container of this mixture in your bathroom. Apply with a powder puff or sprinkle it on from a shaker-top jar.

1/2 Cup baking soda

1/2 Cup corn starch

In a small bowl, stir both ingredients to combine. Store in a widemouthed glass jar or plastic container or keep in a shaker-top jar. Should keep indefinitely.


Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Look on Our Blog

Thank you Annie at Caterpillar Creations for revamping the look of our blog :)

If you get a chance visit her blog.


Monday, January 4, 2010


Pics of Charlie, Ashley and Megan (Susan's Kids)

And Jonathon (Travis' Son). He and his Aunt Jessica made cookies, but she didn't have chocolate chips so they improvised and used chocolate :)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Homemade Cocktail Sauce

The zesty side to seafood. To dial up the heat, add more horseradish or hot red pepper sauce. This is not only cheaper than bottled cocktail sauce, but you can mix ingredients to suit your taste.

1 Cup ketchup or bottled chili sauce
1 T prepared horseradish
1 T lemon juice
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/8 tsp. hot red pepper sauce

1. In a small, nonreactive bowl, combine all the ingredients and stir well until blended. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
2. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Saturday, January 2, 2010


Instead of sugary candy, chew on breath-freshening herbs and spices

1-2 fresh leaves, spearmint, peppermint, fennel, or parsley
1/4 tsp. fresh or dried caraway, cardamom or fennel seeds

Chew on the herb leaves or seeds for two or three minutes. Spit out and discard.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Soothing Tea for Heartburn

Licorice, ginger and chamomile are traditional easy-to-make, and inexpensive digestive tract soothers that still work wonders for occasional flare-ups of heartburn.

1 Cup Water

1 tsp. grated licorice root

1 tsp. finely chopped fresh ginger

1 tsp. dried chamomile

1. In a small pan, bring the water to a boil. Add the licorice and ginger. Simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and add chamomile. Cover and steep for 10 minutes.

2. Strain into a teacup and drink.