Recipes from Rainbow Sky

I got the Rainbow Sky newsletter today ( You can find Vicki’s site here ).  After I hurried up and hunted the answers to her contest questions (there are several of the prizes this month I really would be tickled to death to win) I read through the recipes and they sound very interesting.  I know I’m going to try the Apple Pie Cookies and if I can find all the fixings, I would like to try the lotion, too.

 

RECIPES

Give it a try and see the difference a homemade, natural facial cleaner makes, as opposed to expensive store-bought soaps and creams – we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

2,000-Year-Old Lotion Recipe

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon of raw honey

8 tablespoons grated beeswax

200 ml of almond oil

half a cup of rosewater

3 or 4 drops of thieves oil or favorite essential oil.

Instructions:

  1. In a small saucepan, melt the beeswax, raw honey and almond oil over low heat.
  2. Once the mixture is melted, allow it to cool slightly and then whisk in the rosewater, adding one drop at a time until the cream is fully saturated with the rosewater.
    At this point, if the cream begins to bead – don’t panic! Simply stop adding rosewater and continue to stir for a further minute or so as the cream form cools down
  3. Finally, pour the mixture into cleaned and sanitized jars and let it cool completely before placing the lids on top.
    The cream will lighten in color as it cools.
    This makes around 2 small jars and it should last a couple of months in the fridge.

Why It WorksRaw honey has a number of uses in beauty and personal hygiene products. A natural moisturizer, honey is great for dry or oily skin, and can even protect against damage from UV rays. While beeswax is often taken internally for it’s cholesterol lowering effects, it is also a popular emulsifier and stiffener in cosmetics.  Almond oil is rich in vitamin E and is a valuable moisturizing agent, as well as having anti-inflammatory properties, and containing fatty acids that help combat acne.  Rosewater loosens the cream and gives it a nice, light scent.Combine these ingredients and you have a gentle, all-natural facial cleanser that you can use every day!

Give it a try and see the difference a homemade, natural facial cleaner makes, as opposed to expensive store-bought soaps and creams – we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

( Food Recipe)

Apple Pie Cookies Yumm

INGREDIENTS

6 to 8 green or cooking apples
1 package refrigerated pie crust (2 crusts) or your favor recipe for crust.
5 ounces caramel sauce
1 egg
1/4 cup maple syrup, coconut or beet sugar
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 all spice
1/4Ground cinnamon

INSTRUCTIONS

1) Preheat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment and non stick spray; set aside.

2) Remove pie crusts from refrigerator so they warm up slightly. This will make them easier to work with.

3) Peel the skin off the green apples, discard. Continue peeling so you have bunch of white peels in your bowl.

4) Dust work area with flour and slightly roll out crusts. From one pie crust, cut out circles for the cookies. Cut other crust into 1/2″ strips.

5) Place round pie crusts on cookie sheet. Spread a thing layer of caramel sauce on each cookie, followed by a pile of white apple peels. Using the 1/2” strips, create a tic-tac-toe lattice pattern over each cookie.

6) Beat egg in bowl and add sugar and nutmeg until well blended. Brush cookies with egg wash.

7) Sprinkle cookies with cinnamon. Use more or less cinnamon depending on your preference.

8) Bake for 20 – 25 minutes, or until cookies are a golden brown. Remove from oven, allow to cool for 5 minutes, serve and enjoy!

 

Love and Light
April
5/31/17

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