You made your Citrus Vinegar, right? Good. Now you can officially replace three of your toxic home products with homemade, healthy & Eco-friendly ones! The Citrus vinegar is the common ingredient for the homemade all purpose cleaner, the wood cleaner & polish, and the towel & linen softener.
Traditional cleaning products are laden with toxic chemicals. When we are exposed to these chemicals on a regular basis our bodies become inundated. What we are routinely exposed to we absorb- and yes, this includes cleaning chemicals. We already live in a toxic world, the food we eat, the water we drink, the medications we take, etc. all take a toll of our body. When we can make better choices, we should. If it's possible to reduce the toxic burden by any means, we should. In the process not only are you making it easier on your body (one less thing to inundate your liver with), but you're also saving money and contributing to a less consumptive lifestyle which directly effects the planet.
So what is Citrus Vinegar? It is white vinegar that has been infusing with citrus peels, the end result being a product that smells a whole lot better than straight vinegar and becomes a fantastic base for DIY house hold products such as an all purpose cleaner, wood cleaner and polish, and fabric softener (stay tuned for those recipes- in the meantime, get your citrus vinegar ready!).
These pancakes are perfect. My favorite pancake recipe thus far, and for many reasons. The first reason being that these pancakes are made without flour, and instead steel cut oats. They're incredibly fluffy, far fluffier than any other pancakes I've ever had. And they're made so quickly!! With so little ingredients! Dare I say these bad boys aren't bad for you either? It's true, take a lot at the ingredients list!
These carrots are not just beautiful, but they are simple and delicious as well. It's amazing how just a little bit of coconut oil and ground cinnamon can really bring out the natural sweetness of the carrots.
Yesterday while swimming underwater I looked up and a sliver on sunshine illuminated the pool to a gorgeous turquoise blue. There was a magenta flower laying just a few inches below the surface, it's color amplified with the sun. It was precisely that moment when a stream of clarity came to me: the stressors I carry with me is baggage I choose to hold on to. I have the option to let it all go. Being overly analytical and a constant thinker makes it difficult for me to focus on this exact moment. I'm usually planning ahead, making deadlines for myself, often comparing my deadlines to everyone else's. Sometimes I catch myself and return to center by focusing on my breathing, reminding myself to be in the now . But it is usually a matter of time until I once again start living in this transitional state...you know the transitional period I'm sure- the one that that says: "Ill be less stressed after such and such" or "once I've accomplished such and such I'll find time to relax". The problem is, there will always be another 'such and such'. So we can choose to live transitionally, waiting for the next big thing to pass knowing there is always another big thing just around the corner or let it go and have faith in the journey. As long as we are actively working towards our goals, that is enough. Time frames do not matter as we are exactly where the universe needs us to be in this present moment. We are so blessed with an abundant amount of love and opportunity. Each day is a blessing and for me, yesterday was a reminder of that. Look towards everything in your life with gratitude because today you're alive and that in itself is magical.
Oh, also, here are some deliciously simple carrots! :)
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