Monday, September 28, 2009

How to Clean with out Crap....

Make your own...

1/2 teaspoon washing soda
A dab of liquid soap
2 cups hot tap water

Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle and shake until the washing soda has dissolved. Apply and wipe off with a sponge or rag.

Go grab an essential oil in your favorite smell and add it in as well! Come in and try some of our Soulful Sister Aromatherapy for your perfect cleaner!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Learn To Make An Apple Wreath

Hiya Everyone, I hope you are all enjoying the lovely sun this weekend has brought in for us! But this blog is not for discussing the current weather, I come on a mission! An apple wreath mission, that is. How many of you love that scent of freshly bakes pie? Yum, when you walk into a house where someone was baking all day. It's simply irresistible!

This wreath comes quite close to providing those same nose-pleasing aromas, and it will last much longer!

What you will need:

Juice of approximately 10 lemons

2 teaspoons salt

8 - 10 large firm apples

8 teaspoons cinnamon

2 teaspoons allspice

1 teaspoon cloves

8" - 10" sturdy, heavy gauge wire

1 - 1 1/2 yards of a 1" ribbon

How to make your apple wreath:

1) Place lemon juice in a large bowl, and stir in salt.

2) Peel, core, and slice apples horizontally into 1/4" thick circles. Soak slices in lemon juice bowl for approximately 6-10 minutes, making sure each side of the slices has a chance to absorb some of the lemon juice.

3) Meanwhile, mix spices in a bowl and blend well.

4) Remove the slices from the bowl and place them on paper towels. Pat tops of apple slices with paper towels.

5) Dust apples slices with spice mixture. Turn slices over and repeat on opposite side.

6) Place apples slices in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 150-200 degrees F for 6 hours or until completely dried. Apple slices should be slightly pliable.

7) Fold each apple slice in half, and then into quarters and thread the apples slices onto the wire. Continue to pack on the folded apples until the wire is completely filled.

8) When the wire is completely covered, use pliers to bend ends into hooks so that they can connect and close. Carefully shape wire into desired shape. I recommend either a circle or heart shape.

9) Using your ribbon, create a hanger for your wreath.

10) Hang on your wall, or package as a gift for someone special.

Happy Wreath-Making,


Saturday, September 19, 2009

How to Make a Deliciously Simple Zucchini Dish!

It feels great to eat local, and your body really appreciates organic choices! The early months of fall make both of these really easy to do. Zucchini, Corn, Squash, Tomatoes and Bell peppers are all in season, along with many more yummy vegetables. Here is a really simple, mouthwatering recipe which makes it hard not to eat local an organic! Enjoy!

Things You'll Need:

  • one squash

  • one zucchini

  • butter

  • mozzarella

  • shredded cheeses

  • Basil leaves

  • 9 x 12 baking dish


  1. First, you will want to go a head and preheat your oven to 425 degree. Then slice the squash and zucchini about 1/4 inch thick.

  2. Next heat up a skillet on medium heat and place a pad of butter in it. Now you will want to lightly brown both sides of the squash and zucchini.Place squash and zucchini on a paper towel to absorb any extra liquid.

  3. After the squash and zucchini is lightly browned, layer it in the 9 x 12 baking pan. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and just a pinch of basil.

  4. Place in oven for about 7 minutes or until cheese is melted.

  5. Enjoy!

Want more mouthwatering zucchini dishes? Try these!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Save Energy, Save Money.

Does all your greening really make a difference? Here are some riviting figures that we dug up. Consider the change if everyone got on board the Eco Train! Who new that being so Green could save your green too.

-Replace 3 frequently used light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs. Save 300 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $60 per year.

-Check your car's air filter monthly. Save 800 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $130 per year.

-Keep your water heater thermostat no higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Save 500 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $30 per year.

-Install a low-flow shower head to use less hot water. Save 300 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $150.

That's alot of money saved, just think of all the Salts Clothing you could buy with your savings! Check out for more tips.