Lavender Air Freshener!


Life can be Stinky!

Thankfully, we have natural ways to freshen the air!

For years we used the “Air Fresheners” that you shake on the carpet and vacuum up without any thought of WHAT the product was made from. Since moving to our farm house almost 3 years ago, we have been trying to “clean up” our chemical use and use more all natural products. I have to say that the thought of changing products we had been using for years was mentally hard, but not difficult. The more labels I read of the products we had been using for many years, the more I knew we had to make a change for the better. We get our water from a well on our property and we have a septic system for the treatment of our waste water. Knowing how these systems work, I knew I had to do something to reduce the amount of chemicals in our home and daily life. About 2 years ago we began making our own laundry soap instead of buying big containers from the big box stores. Making our own products has now turned into a passion to see what we can make and stop purchasing from the big box stores. Recently I thought I would try to make a new air freshener for our guest bathroom and it turned out GREAT! The best thing about it is that it can be made different ways  and it can be used different ways! Not bad for a simple 5 minute project that is 100% chemical free! :)

Lavender Air Freshener Recipe

1/4 to 1/2 Cup of baking soda

1/4 to 1/2 Cup of dried lavender

10 to 15 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil

1 Glass container or mason jar

Mix baking soda and dried lavender together, add lavender essential oil and mix well. Place into a glass container or mason jar with holes (I found mine at Target in the dollar bin) in the lid. Place in desired area and enjoy! Add 5 to 10 drops of lavender essential oil every couple of weeks as needed.

Lavender Carpet Freshener Recipe

1 Cup of baking soda

10 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil

1 Glass container or mason jar

Mix baking soda and lavender essential oil together and allow to blend together overnight before using. Sprinkle on carpet and vacuum as you would other carpet fresheners.


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April ~ Lavender & It’s Many Uses

Wow!  It is already April! Where have the first 3 months of 2014 gone? Things around Green Eggs N Glam have been a little more than busy the last few months and we keep getting busier. I began my second year of nursing school in March and somehow I thought only having my medical-surgical class  this quarter that I was going to have less stress. Boy, was I ever Rong! (inside joke of the spelling of wrong! Check back for more on why I use the spelling Rong!) ;)


Lavender essential oil has been a lifesaver around our farm house the last year! We will NEVER be out of Lavender around here. As many of you know I am in nursing school and my husband is a firefighter-paramedic for The City of Sacramento. We live on 4.5 acres that need lots of work and we are always doing something in the yard or in the shop. I use lavender daily for many different things. Lately, I have been using it in my homemade deodorant every morning and in my diffuser at night to help me sleep through the night. We also use it on scraps, cuts, and burns.

Last summer my amazing hubby purchased a golf cart that needed work to use on the property and get from the shop to the house or barn faster. (boys and their toys) He is always working on things in the shop when he is home and I never question what he is doing since I am normally in the house with my nose in a medical book of some sort. Well, I guess I should have questioned the golf cart and some of its safety issues. I now know why exhaust systems should have covers on them so you cannot touch the hot exhaust pipe! Needless to say the golf cart DID NOT have the cover on it like it should over the exhaust pipe and my hubby burnt his hand badly on it. Not Once, But Twice! And in the SAME PLACE! The first burn was small and we applied lavender essential oil on it right away when he burned it. But, the second burn a week later was MUCH WORSE! Luckily he knew what oil to grab when he burnt his hand for the second time since I was on my way home from school the day he burnt his hand. We applied Lavender essential oil on his burn about 5 or 6 times the day he burnt his hand. Over the next couple of days we continued to apply lavender on the burn and the blister that popped up the night of the burn. After about 4 days of applying lavender on the burn and keeping it covered and clean, the blister started to release the fluid. We continued to apply lavender to the burn area over the next few days and after about 9 days we could not tell the skin was burned. After  9 months later you would NEVER know he burned his hand! :) Now I wish I would have taken pictures of the burn and after it healed, but we didn’t think about it when it happened. Hopefully, there will not be a next time to take a picture, but if there ever is, I will make sure we get some pictures.

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is the most versatile of all essential oils…often known as the ‘Swiss-army knife of oils’ it’s benefits often considered limitless.


1. Allergies. Diffuse,ingest or inhale to alleviate the symptoms of allergies.

2. Relaxation. Rub a few drops on palms and cup to inhale, rub on pillow to help you sleep.

3. Calming and Balancing. Rub Lavender oil on the feet for calming effect on the body. Good for calming children.

4. Minor burns. French scientist Rene’ Gattefosse’ was first to discover lavender’s ability to promote tissue regeneration and speed wound healing when he severely burned his arm in lab accident. Put a few drops on location to help relieve pain.

5. Acne. Use on location or diluted in organic coconut oil as face cream to help curb and clear acne breakouts.

6. Insect bites. Put a drop on bee sting or insect bite to stop itching, reduce swelling.

7. Blocked tear ducts. Apply to the bridge of the nose for blocked tear ducts.

8. Nosebleed. Apply oil across the bridge of the nose or also up under the gum to stop nosebleed.

9. Motion Sickness. Place a drop on the end of the tongue, around the naval or behind the ears.

10. Chapped or dry skin/lips. Apply neat to location or for large areas add lavender to coconut oil and use as moisturizer for skin.

11. Scar tissue. Apply neat, massage on and around the injured area.

12. Bruising or injury. Apply lavender neat on location to aid in reduction of bruising and swelling.

13. Sunburn relief. Apply neat or added to coconut oil for sunburn relief.

14. Cold sores. Apply directly on location.

15. Eczema / Dermatitis / Rashes. May mix with Coconut oil or apply neat on location to relieve itching and aid in clearing of the skin.

16. High blood pressure. Studies revealed that lavender oil caused significant decreases of blood pressure, heart rate, and skin temperature, which indicated a decrease of autonomic arousal. In terms of mood responses, the subjects in the lavender oil group categorized themselves as more active, fresher relaxed than subjects’ just inhaling base oil.

17. Deodorant. Use a few drops on armpit area or use to make homemade deodorant.

18. Cuts and scrapes. Drop on a cut to clean wound and kill bacteria.

19. Laundry. Add to felted dryer balls or damp clothe and throw into dryer.

20. ADD/ADHD. One of combinations of oils used in Dr. Terry Friedman’s case study. Lavender increased performance by 53%.

21. Headaches. When coupled with peppermint, this combo can be a great reliever for tension, sinus and headaches.

We only use Young Living Essential Oils and we do not recommend any other brands.


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Peace, Love, & Hugs!


Julia McCabe


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For The Love Of Corned Beef


Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

As a special Thank you to our Blog and Facebook Fans, we are sharing our secret corned beef recipe! For years we have been asked how we make it and why it is so different than what they have had in the past. We have even won Non corned beef eaters over with our recipe! It is always so nice to hear people say “Wow! I never expected it to taste like this!” :)


So what is our secret you might ask? Well, besides being Very Irish, our secret with it is we let the meat cook for hours and hours on high in the crock pot. NEVER EVER BOIL! Boiling corned beef is how it is normally cooked and it is why so many people do not care for it. :(

Making mouth watering Corned Beef is easy and it does not take very much to make it.

1 Crockpot

1 3 to 5 pound Corned Beef Brisket or Round with seasoning packet

1 to 2 pounds of Fresh Carrots

1 to 2 pounds of Red or Yukon Gold Potatoes

1 Head of Green Cabbage

1/2 to 1 cup of Brown Sugar

9 to 13 Hours of Cooking Time

If we are doing a big party and we need to lots, I will cook them overnight. If we are only doing 1, we put it in on high in the morning and let it cook for at least 8 hours if not 10 or 12. We add the veggies in about 1/2 through and let them cook. Once we take the meat out, we put it in a cast iron skillet and then drizzle some of the cooking water over the top. Next we put a layer of brown sugar on top and drizzle a little more cooking water and then another layer of brown sugar. We let it bake in the oven at 375 for about 30 minutes and baste it like you do a turkey with its juices every 10 minutes. Once the meat is taken out of the oven, place it on a serving platter and drizzle the brown sugar glaze over the top. Slice meat against the grain and serve with veggies and mustard or horseradish.


We hope you enjoy our recipe! Let us know if you have any questions!

Peace, Love, & Hugs!



Amazing Detox Bath


There is something so soothing about a relaxing warm bath after a long day.

For years I was one who would take a bubble bath with a bubble bath product from a well known chain store that is famous for after holiday sales. I would stock up on yummy scented bath products thinking I was doing something good and relaxing for my body. Little did I know that the products I was soaking in was loaded with chemicals that are harmful for our skin. :(

Thankfully, I was able to crawl out of my bubble bliss and learn about the health benefits of taking a detox bath. Due to our environment, our bodies are not getting the proper amount of magnesium that we need. Our bodies NEED magnesium to survive, yet our soil is being depleted and the typical American diet severely lacks the amount we need.  I have been doing detox baths for about 3 years now and I am SO GLAD I started doing them. A little over a year ago I started using Young Living Essential Oils for other health reasons and I started adding them to my detox baths. I try to take a detox bath at least once a week, if not more. There are some weeks that I do not get to take one and I really miss it.  I use lavender essential oil most of the time, however, I change it up depending on my mood. If I really want to relax and I am going right to bed after a detox bath, I do a combo of Lavender and Peace & Calming essential oils.

Amazing Detox Bath Recipe

2 Cups of Epsom Salt

1/2 Cup of Baking Soda

10 Drops of Essential Oil

( I only use Therapeutic Grade Young Living Essential Oils)

1 Bathtub of Hot Water ( Not too hot, but not warm)

20 to 30 Minutes of Soaking Time

I like combine the epsom salts, baking soda, and essential oil together before adding to the water in the tub. By adding the essential oils to the epsom salts and baking soda, the oil absorbs into the salt mixture and does not float on the top of the water. As we all know oil and water do not mix, therefore, adding essential oils to the bath water will not be as beneficial as it could be. Once the tub is at your desired soaking level, sit down in and relax for 20 to 30 minutes. After you are finished soaking, drain the tub while sitting in the tub, allowing your body time to rest before getting out of the tub. If you are pressed for time or you do not have a bath tub, you can still enjoy the benefits of a detox bath by doing a foot bath and reducing the amount of products.

Detox Foot Bath Recipe

1 Cup of Epsom Salts

1/4 Cup of Baking Soda

5 Drops of Essential Oil

10 to 15 minutes of soaking time

The above recipes make a great gift for friends and family. I like to make up a few jars during the holidays and have them for just in case gifts. You never know when an unexpected guest will stop by during the holidays and bring a gift. ;)

The health benefits of soaking in epsom salts is quite amazing.

Improved heart and circulatory health, reducing irregular heartbeats, preventing hardening of the arteries, reducing blood clots and lowering blood pressure.

Improved ability for the body to use insulin, reducing the incidence or severity of diabetes.

Flushed toxins and heavy metals from the cells, easing muscle pain and helping the body to eliminate harmful substances.

Improved nerve function by electrolyte regulation.

Also, calcium is the main conductor for electrical current in the body, and magnesium is necessary to maintain proper calcium levels in the blood.

Relieved stress.

Excess adrenaline and stress are believed to drain magnesium, a natural stress reliever, from the body.

Magnesium is necessary for the body to bind adequate amounts of serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of well being and relaxation.

Reduced inflammation to relieve pain and muscle cramps.

Improved oxygen use.

Improved absorption of nutrients.

Improved formation of joint proteins, brain tissue and mucin proteins.

Prevention or easing of migraine headaches.

You can read more about epsom salt baths Here :)

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Julia McCabe



Getting Your Health Back


Recently I had the pleasure of talking with Shari who suffered for years of misdiagnosis’s. She has had to be an Advocate for her own health over the last couple of years. Shari has allowed me to share her story with you to help get the word out for taking control of our own health. I met Shari through a post on Facebook and I am so glad that she has shared her story with me to help me think outside of the box.

“I was a preemie (2 weeks early). Shouldn’t have been that big of a deal, but I was 3 pounds 12 oz and lost weight before ever gaining. I’ve been “sickly” off and on my entire life, but I learned to just deal. Allergies, sinus infections, bronchitis, ear infections, etc. When I was in 6th grade, I got a headache for 3 months straight. It freaked me out, but I never told my mom and just learned to deal. It went away and that was the start of my allergies every fall and spring. In 2001, the headaches started way too soon to be allergy related. After 3 months of a headache that wouldn’t let up, I went to the doctor. My blood pressure was through the roof. 158/118 and it wasn’t the highest reading my doctor got. That was the one she gave me because she didn’t want to freak me out.  Started meds. My weight was normal. I was 123 pounds (5 feet, 5 inches tall). Meds got my bp under control for a while and it would suddenly spike again. 4 years of battling it and no cause was found. She finally sent me for kidney testing hoping I had a tumor on my adrenal gland. No such luck. I developed severe GERD and blood tests for Celiac Disease are positive. (Biopsy is negative…….UGH!) I had wheat and dairy allergies as a child though, so I often err on the side of caution and have cut out gluten most of the time. Still having headaches and after 5 years, I gave up on ever figuring out why. I moved to AZ in 2007 and was sent to a Neuro who diagnosed me with migraines and I tried Imitrex and Topamax. Neither worked. He was puzzled because usually one helps. I moved back to Indiana in 2009 still having headaches. My doc here was fed up and ordered an MRI. Again, no real reason showed up that might explain the headaches. Every. Single. Day. I was a student at college in 2010 and developed a cough that would have me puking. I’d be fine afterwards. After a few months of that, I went to the doctor. Reflux (which I had anyway). Meds for that didn’t help. I got suspicious and wondered how my breathing was. I went to an asthma specialist and my lung function was 79% on a good test.  So I started asthma meds. I had gotten to the point I couldn’t wear sweaters, necklaces, etc. I could only wear V-neck shirts. I finally stopped throwing up all the time. Yahoo!!!!!!!!!! The fatigue set in though. Doc said, you have asthma………..fatigue is normal. Uh………….nope. Wasn’t buying it. By now I am on 11 meds because my asthma doc put me on 5 acid reflux meds because it was my worst asthma trigger. Last, but not least…….I developed chronic fatigue. I was sleeping upwards of 15 hours straight and was still EXHAUSTED beyond belief. I was to the point I didn’t care if I lived or not. I wasn’t suicidal by any means. Just didn’t care…………… A neighbor came over during Christmas 2011 and we got to talking about medical problems and he was talking about sleep apnea and mentioned his symptoms……..much like mine. Huh……….so mom called my doc and requested I be tested for sleep apnea. She really didn’t think that was it, but she agreed. I have moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea. My very first night with the C-Pap machine was the best 4 hours sleep I had in over 10 years. I woke up for the first time since 2001 without a headache!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I seriously got my life back and ditched all 11 medications. I am no longer “sickly”. I now get 1 sinus infection a year instead of 4 to 6. The only issue now is seasonal allergies. I am off all asthma meds, I no longer have a constant cough, etc.

I’d so make an appearance on Dr. Oz or another show if I could save ONE person from the hell I went through.

My asthma doc was annoyed that I complained of fatigue. I had thyroid tests done too and my numbers were a little off, but doc wouldn’t try meds. I was PISSED. Today, all blood tests for everything are normal. I guess being sick can skew blood work? My doc apologized to me for not considering it as a cause. Of course, I never thought to mention snoring to a doctor. I’ve snored since I was very young, maybe she’d thought of it had I done that………..but I suspect NOT. My blood pressure runs 115/78 now without meds. I was getting less than 1% of deep sleep a night according to the sleep study results. No wonder I slept 18 hours a night/day, sometimes more. The average is supposed to 30% of deep sleep a night. Early on, I wasn’t sick enough, I guess. The sleep machine is the best investment I’ve ever made!!!!!!!!!!!!!! $1300 paid in monthly installments for 12 months. My sleep study was written off because I couldn’t afford it……….. If people tell you they cannot afford x, y, z…have them fill out financial paperwork with the doctor’s office and/or a hospital. The worst that can happen is that they get turned down………….

Headaches do not usually mean brain cancer. I feel like people are probably afraid docs won’t believe us when we say we have x (headaches in my case) every single day.

Oh yeah… other thing. Looking back on my headaches now…I realize that most days, the headache would lessen in intensity as the day went on. Probably because I was getting adequate oxygen. Headaches rarely went away though.

Once last thing that Shari shared with me was about her friend who has been helped with the use of Vitamin D.

“My best friend was dealing with fatigue and her doc has all his patients do Vitamin D testing twice a year……..hers was from a D deficiency. He put her on a massive dose of it and she’s no longer tired.”

Learn to look for the cause of a medical problem and think outside the box (sometimes) and you’ll be a great nurse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for taking the time to read my story. Shari”

Peace, Love, & Hugs!


Julia McCabe

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