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Natural Mosquito Repellent Recipe

natural mosquito spray

Summer is coming and we all love to be outside. But if you are like me, I hate being “bugged” by Mosquitoes and other flying bugs like Gnats. We all worry about what we are spraying all over our bodies and more importantly, what we are spraying on our children. Never worry about harsh chemicals when you can do the same work with natural essential oils. So be safe this summer and use safe and natural essential oil Mosquito repellent spray with this recipe.

Mix Ingredients:

Mix these oils with the water in a spray bottle and shake well. The pressurized bottle seems to work best to help keep the mixture spraying evenly. Use the mixture in a small area to make sure you do not have an allergic reaction like redness to the oils. I figure an allergy is much better than the harsh chemicals in the other bug sprays.

Thyme (red) Essential Oil. 10 ml. 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade as low as $7.93 and free shipping

  • Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris
  • Aromatic Scent: Red Thyme Essential Oil has a fresh, herbaceous, medicinal scent. It has often been described as sharp and warming.
  • 100% Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil- no fillers, additives, bases or carriers added.
  • Packaged in dark amber glass bottle with euro style dropper cap.

Peppermint Essential Oil. 10 ml. 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade as low as $6.72 and free shipping

  • Botanical Name: Mentha arvensis
  • Aromatic Scent: Peppermint Japanese Essential Oil has a sharp, penetrating mint scent based on its high menthol content. The sweetness of the vapor makes it easy to see why it is such a common flavoring and scenting agent.
  • 100% Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil- no fillers, additives, bases or carriers added.
  • Packaged in dark amber glass bottle with euro style dropper cap.
  • For your convenience all Plant Therapy Essential Oils have an oil identification sticker on the cap. This is especially beneficial if you use a top load carrying case.

Combine your Mosquito mixture and add it to any of these spray bottles:

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Norpro Stainless Steel Oil Mister as low as $10.32 and free shipping with orders over $35 or with Prime

This is our favorite choice. Because you can hand pump the bottle to pressurize the mixture to spray evenly.

  • Measures 7.75 inches/19.5cm
  • Holds 6 ounces
  • Stainless steel satin finish; easy-to-grip, grooved sides; suits left and right handed chefs

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Aluminum Spray Bottle – 4 Ounce by InterDesign as low as $7.48 

  • Holds 4 ounces
  • Size: 1 3/4″ diameter x 6″ high

3

Soft N Style Fine Mist Spray Bottle, 5 Ounce as low as $2.89 and free shipping

  • Holds 5 ounces
  • Mist spray
  • Light in weight
  • Durable

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Jalapeno Popper Wontons recipe, Quick and easy perfect finger food for a party #Poppers, #Wontons, #recipeJalapeno Popper Wontons ~ Quick Easy Finger Food Recipe

These Jalapeno Popper Wontons are a great finger food perfect for any party or gameday.  You can make the filling up a head of time and fry them up right before the guest arrive.  Each popper only takes about 40 seconds to cook so they are hot and ready to eat in no time!

Jalapeno Popper Wontons recipe, Quick and easy perfect finger food for a party #Poppers, #Wontons, #recipe

Recipe yields 50 wantons

You will need:

  • 8oz Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup mexi blend cheese
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon ranch seasoning
  • 2 jalapeno peppers seeded and diced (to make them hotter 3-4 peppers)
  • 1 package 50 count small wonton  wraps

Jalapeno Popper Wontons recipe, Quick and easy perfect finger food for a party #Poppers, #Wontons, #recipe

First step is to mix the cheeses, ranch and peppers together in a bowl. You can even make the filling the day before if needed or make it and  use it right away… either works just fine.  Open your wonton wraps lay each wrap out onto a flat surface. Put a small drop of filling into the middle of each wrap. Get a small bowl of water, dip your finger into the water and wet the edge of the wonton. Fold in half, the water will SEAL the edges together.

Jalapeno Popper Wontons recipe, Quick and easy perfect finger food for a party #Poppers, #Wontons, #recipe

Fry the wontons in oil over medium-high heat.  They cool really fast, 15-50 seconds on each side, you will need to flip them once for even cooking.  Take out of the hot oil, drain on a paper towel.  If you want you can even bake them, but I prefer the fried ones!Jalapeno Popper Wontons recipe, Quick and easy perfect finger food for a party #Poppers, #Wontons, #recipe

If you like this recipe you might also want to try these:

Jalapeno Bacon Popper Dip recipe ~ Party Dip Recipe #Poppers

STUFFED JALAPENOS WITH CRISPY BACON QUICK AND EASY 

Jalapeno Popper Wontons recipe, Quick and easy perfect finger food for a party #Poppers, #Wontons, #recipe

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April Fools Dessert Burgers, Quick and easy dessert for APRIL FOOLS DAY #Recipe #AprilFools #Dessert #KidsRecipeApril Fools Dessert Burgers ~ April Fools Day Recipe

My kids think April Fools is such a fun day, Normally I dye the milk green or feed them something silly.  This year I have decided to make them BURGERS for dessert.  Perfect for their little fingers and sure to make them smile.   I thought I would share the idea with you so you can make them too.

April Fools Dessert Burgers, Quick and easy dessert for APRIL FOOLS DAY #Recipe #AprilFools #Dessert #KidsRecipe

To make your very own April Fools Burgers, You will need:

 

  • Jif Hazelnut Salted Caramel (or Nutella will work)
  • Nilla Wafers
  • Powdered sugar
  • Green, Red and Yellow Frosting

April Fools Dessert Burgers, Quick and easy dessert for APRIL FOOLS DAY #Recipe #AprilFools #Dessert #KidsRecipeFirst off if you have not tried Jif’s Hazelnut Salted Caramel, then go buy and jar and bring along a spoon.  Why a spoon… because this stuff is AMAZING it is like eating liquid Feria Rocher chocolate. It is seriously amazing!  Put equal parts Jif and powdered sugar into a bowl and mix together, the powdered sugar will make the Jif not so sticky and you will be able to make a “dough” out of it. Use your fingers to kneed into a dough and then shape into a patty.

April Fools Dessert Burgers, Quick and easy dessert for APRIL FOOLS DAY #Recipe #AprilFools #Dessert #KidsRecipeYou will need 2 Nilla wafers for each burger. On the bottom bun put green frosting to look like lettuce.  Next put your “beef patty” and on top of that put drops of yellow and red frosting. The yellow and the red are suppose to look like mustard and ketchup.  Add your bun on top and easy as that you have a cute April Fools Treat.

April Fools Dessert Burgers, Quick and easy dessert for APRIL FOOLS DAY #Recipe #AprilFools #Dessert #KidsRecipe

If you like this idea, you might also like this idea for Edible Painted Bread... a fun idea for April Fools. painted bread for april fools day, April Fools day idea #AprilFoolsDay, #AprilFools

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spicey orange chicken recipe

Spicy Orange Chicken recipe ~ Quick and Healthy 

Serves 8 generously

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite sized chunks
  • 2 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce {add more if you like it to bite back!}
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 cups jasmine rice, cook per packaged directions

Directions

1. Wash and pat dry chicken breast, cut into 1 inch chunks or desired sized pieces.

2. In a large wok, heat oil. Add chicken and garlic, cook on high heat until juices run clear. Drain off any juices left in wok. Reduce heat to medium.

3. Add the following to wok, frozen orange juice concentrate, brown sugar, soy sauce, honey, chili garlic sauce {add more if you like it to bite back!}, fresh cilantro and ground ginger; stir continually until well combined. Add cornstarch to thicken sauce, cook, stirring continually for about 2-3 minutes, or until sauce slightly thickens. Serve over jasmine rice.

To prepare as a frozen meal: Wash and pat dry chicken breasts, cut into bite sized chunks. Fry as directed, draining juices. Let chicken chunks cool completely. In a medium sized bowl, combine orange juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, honey, chili sauce, cilantro and ground ginger, whisk; set aside. Combine the cooled chicken chunks along with the sauce in a gallon sized Ziploc bag, seal and freeze.

Bring frozen Ziploc chicken chunks and sauce bag to room temperature by thawing over night in the refrigerator. Place ingredients in a wok and cook on high heat until heated through, stirring continually. Add 2 Tablespoons of cornstarch to thicken sauce. Serve over jasmine rice.

Additional notes: I have noticed that by freezing this recipe the flavors have a better chance to marry. When I don’t prepare this as a frozen meal, I will remove the chicken and sauce from the heat and let it set for 30 minutes, then reheat. This technique allows the flavors to marry if not using the freezer technique. If you don’t own a wok, that’s okay! Just use a heavy duty, large skillet. Coach and I have kicked this up a notch by adding up to 4 teaspoons of the garlic chili sauce. Yeah, this much sauce bites back, but a good bite! We tend to like it spicy. But we have found that 1 teaspoon is tolerable for the younger ones on our end. Enjoy!

 

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Orange Creamsicle Rolls Recipe, Yummy orange rolls are a bright way to start anyday! #OrangeRolls #Recipe #Breakfast #OrangeCreamsicleRollsOrange Creamsicle Roll Recipe

This recipe is such a bright way to start the morning, sweet yet fresh and finger licking good!  We love cinnamon rolls at our house but these are a fun way to change up a family favorite.  I make them for brunch or the night before and heat them up for just a few seconds in the microwave.

Recipe makes 2 full 9×13 pans (about 24 rolls)

To make the bread dough you will need:

  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2 TBS yeast
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups flour (add at end)

In a large bowl all water, yeast, sugar, eggs, butter and salt. Mix well then add (one cup at a time) 6 cups flour. Will be sticky, cover with a cloth set aside till doubled in size. ( if you are in a hurry let rise 20 mins other wise let it rise 40 mins).  Punch down dough, roll out onto a floured surface.

Orange Creamsicle Rolls Recipe, Yummy orange rolls are a bright way to start anyday! #OrangeRolls #Recipe #Breakfast #OrangeCreamsicleRollsOrange filling mixture:

  • 3/4 of a brick of cream cheese softened (save other 1/4 for frosting)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice

Orange Creamsicle Rolls Recipe, Yummy orange rolls are a bright way to start anyday! #OrangeRolls #Recipe #Breakfast #OrangeCreamsicleRollsIn an even layer spread orange filling mixture over the dough.  Start on one end and roll into roll.  Cut into 1-2 inch sections. Place in a greased  9×13 baking pan (recipe makes 2 pans).  Set in a warm sunny spot and allow to rise again (15-20 minutes). Bake 400 degrees 10-15 minutes till tops are golden brown.

Once they have cooled, frost with cream cheese frosting.

Orange Creamsicle Rolls Recipe, Yummy orange rolls are a bright way to start anyday! #OrangeRolls #Recipe #Breakfast #OrangeCreamsicleRollsCream cheese frosting:

  • 1/4 brick of cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Mix with a mixer till well blended, spread over rolls.Orange Creamsicle Rolls Recipe, Yummy orange rolls are a bright way to start anyday! #OrangeRolls #Recipe #Breakfast #OrangeCreamsicleRolls

 

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 Natural Tick Repellent Spray 

natural tick repellent spray

Spring is here and with the warm weather comes bugs and ticks. Here is a simple recipe for an all natural:

Mix:

  • 10 drops of Lemongrass oil
  • 10 drops of Eucalyptus oil
  • 2 ounces of water

Simply add or take away based on the number of ounces your spray bottle holds. Spray around your socks, shoes, pants, and anything that will come in contact with tall grass or the ground. See the bottom of the post for a couple different bottle options available.

Lemongrass Essential Oil. 10 ml. 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade as low as $5.99 and free shipping

  • Botanical Name: Cymbopogon flexuosus
  • Aromatic Scent: Lemongrass Essential Oil has a fresh earthy, citrusy scent.
  • 100% Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil- no fillers, additives, bases or carriers added.
  • Packaged in dark amber glass bottle with euro style dropper cap.
  • For your convenience all Plant Therapy Essential Oils have an oil identification sticker on the cap. This is especially beneficial if you use a top load carrying case.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil. 10 ml. 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade as low as $6.99 and free shipping

  • Botanical Name: Eucalyptus globules
  • Aromatic Scent: Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil has a very herbaceous scent with soft woody undertones.
  • 100% Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil- no fillers, additives, bases or carriers added.
  • Packaged in dark amber glass bottle with euro style dropper cap.
  • For your convenience all Plant Therapy Essential Oils have an oil identification sticker on the cap. This is especially beneficial if you use a top load carrying case.

4Norpro Stainless Steel Oil Mister as low as $10.32 and free shipping with orders over $35 or with Prime

This is our favorite choice. Because you can hand pump the bottle to pressurize the mixture to spray evenly.

  • Measures 7.75 inches/19.5cm
  • Holds 6 ounces
  • Stainless steel satin finish; easy-to-grip, grooved sides; suits left and right handed chefs

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Aluminum Spray Bottle – 4 Ounce by InterDesign as low as $7.48 PRICE DROP $1.99 

  • Holds 4 ounces
  • Size: 1 3/4″ diameter x 6″ high

3Soft N Style Fine Mist Spray Bottle, 5 Ounce as low as $3.49 and free shipping as an add on item

  • Holds 5 ounces
  • Mist spray
  • Light in weight
  • Durable

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