homemade cleaning recipes

This is one of my favorite energy cleansing/room deodorizing sprays. It smells fresh and clean, made with (mostly) natural ingredients, and makes a safe, effective rodent repellant! Here’s how I make it:

Combine 1 Tablespoon of peppermint oil, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon oil and 2 Tablespoons of the salt of your choice into a 12-ounce spray bottle (I got mine from Target, but you can find them in the beauty or cleaning sections in a grocery or superstore. I also got my essential oils from my local health food store.). Fill with moon, rain, snow, or any water of your choice. If you’re not of the witchy persuasion, you can nix the salt and use regular old tap water.

Both oils are known for healing, cleansing, protection, sanctifying a space, psychic development, love, and wealth. Peppermint is known for helping with rest and dreaming (and is the main rodent repellant) while cinnamon helps with clairvoyance and brings good luck. 

Rodents like mice and rats heavily rely on their sense of smell to communicate and navigate their surroundings, so although it’s not too strong for humans the smell of this spray is too overpowering for them and they don’t want anything to do with it. It’s safe to use around pets and children, and makes the house smell clean when it needs a boost.

My breakfast this morning ✨ Chipudding topped with fresh kiwi and cacao nips 🌿 A perfect way to start the day!

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Homemade Fettuccine Alfredo with Spicy Honey Chicken & Shrimp

My Whole30 is over and all of the delicious carbs are now allowed. You will definitely thank yourself when you stop buying processed alfredo sauce, and just make it yourself. True alfredo sauce has 3 ingredients (not including seasonings) so it comes together in a breeze. You don’t have to make your pasta from scratch like I did, but believe me, it’s a killer.  This is loaded with vegetables and 2 types of protein (because why not), and it was incredible! 

Ingredients for Alfredo Sauce 

2 ½ cups heavy cream 

3 tbsp butter + 1 ½  tbsp light olive oil so that the butter doesnt burn 

3-6 cloves minced garlic (depending on how much you like garlic – I used 6) 

Pinch red pepper flakes 

½ tsp nutmeg

½ cup Parmigiano-Reggiano (Parmesan) cheese (+ more if needed/wanted)

Freshly ground black pepper and kosher salt, to taste 

Ingredients for Chicken & Shrimp

3 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite size pieces (fat trimmed as much as possible) 

½ lb small shrimp, peeled and deveined 

Marinade: 1 tsp sweet paprika, 1 tsp Hungarian paprika, ½ tsp black pepper, 1 tsp granulated garlic, ½ tsp granulated onion, pinch red pepper flakes, 1 tsp kosher salt, 1 tsp Italian seasoning, 2 ½ tbsp raw honey, and 3 tbsp light olive oil. 

Ingredients for Pasta 

Fettuccine (cooked to package instructions in salted water) (I used homemade pasta – recipe coming later)

Retain the starchy pasta to thin out sauce if necessary 

Vegetables of your choice – I used 1 whole diced red pepper, ½ lb asparagus (cut into thirds) and organic spicy spinach blend from Trader Joe’s

Fresh parsley/herbs for garnishing 

Directions 

In a deep skillet over medium-low heat, heat the butter and olive oil together. 

Once the oil comes to temperature, add in the garlic and red pepper flakes and let cook for about 25-40 seconds to rid the garlic of its raw flavor 

Add in the heavy cream and raise the heat to medium-high and let the cream come to a gentle simmer. 

Once simmering, season with the nutmeg, salt, and pepper, and add in the cheese.

Reduce the heat to low and let simmer for a few minutes while you cook the chicken. 

In a separate pan, heat a small amount of light olive oil over medium-high heat. 

Once to temperature, cook the chicken thighs until cooked through. 

About 2 minutes before the chicken is done cooking, add in the shrimp and cook until pink. 

At this point, the pasta should be nearly done cooking. 

Add the pasta, chicken, shrimp, and vegetables to the alfredo sauce, give a good stir. 

Raise the heat to medium and let all ingredients combine. Add in more cheese at this point if you would like. 

If you want, add in the remaining cooked marinade to flavor the sauce. 

Once the vegetables have been warmed through, turn off the heat. 

Garnish with fresh parsley and serve. 

Enjoy! 

Dragon fruit, dates, pecans, raspberries, gojiberries, grapes and some dark chocolate for a healthy dessert 😋✨