Recipes

Play-Clay (dough)

Combine:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1TBS cooking Oil
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Salt
  • 2 TSP Cream of Tartar
  • Dash of food coloring

Cook above ingredients over medium heat until it forms a ball. Knead until it’s nice and smooth, then store in an airtight container. Lasts a very long time!


Homemade Baby Wipes

For the small amount of effort it takes to make these wipes, it is well worth it. They cause less trash when you use cloth wipes and they are easy on the pocketbook Surely better than paying for store-bought wipes at least!

Mix together:

  •  1 Cup of water
  • 1-2 TBS of baby bath/shampoo or Basic-H
  • 1-2 TBS Burt’s Bees Apricot baby oil

Pour over cloth wipes. Store in Tupperware/Rubbermaid container


Healthy Teething Crackers

  • 1 cup whole wheat organic flour
  • 1 cup dry infant rice cereal ( I like Earths Best Organic rice cereal)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons applesauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons organic olive oil
  • ice water

Heat oven to425 F.Start by mixing the whole wheat flour and cereal together. Gradually stir in the applesauce. Mix a little ice water at a time (start with 1/4 cup) until dough begins to form a ball and pull away from the bowl. Roll out to the thickness of a cracker on a floured surface and cut into desired shapes. Bake on an un-greased cookie sheet 10-12 min. or until lightly brown. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container.


Wheat-Free teething crackers

  • 1/2 Cup Brown Rice flour
  • 1/2 cup Whole Barley Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Blackstrap Molasses
  • ice water

Heat oven to 250F. Mix together brown rice flour and Whole Barley flour. Add the molasses. Slowly add water to form a dough. Roll out into cracker and cut into desired shapes. Place on cookie sheet, bake for 2 hours for a hard cracker, or less for a slightly chewy cracker.


Make your own Deo-Disks

You’ll need:

  • A mold (a round soap mold works fine, you can find these at Michaels craft store among other places)
  • Baking Soda
  • Essential oils such as Lavender or citrus
  • water

Mix Baking soda, a few drops of essential oils and slowly add the water to make a thick paste. Take the mix and transfer to your mold. Leave your mold to set out in a dry warm place. If you didn’t add too much water, a day should be long enough to let the mold stand to dry. You can wrap them in aluminum foil or saran wrap. Store in an airtight container, and keep ready for use. These are cheap and safe for the environment. They smell good too! ENJOY!

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