Making the Perfect Raspberry Baked Oatmeal

The perfect raspberry baked oatmeal is warm, cozy and comforting…has a refreshingly sweet tart flavor…and is super easy to make…the perfect combination of almonds, lemon flavoring, vanilla, and berries with an absolutely heavenly smell. Eating baked raspberry oatmeal is almost like eating dessert for breakfast…but this dish is actually a great source of vitamin C, manganese, magnesium, zinc,Continue reading “Making the Perfect Raspberry Baked Oatmeal”

Making the Perfect Raspberry Muffins

 You would have think that a blog with the name “Muffins and Magnolias” would be sharing muffin recipe, after muffin recipe, after muffin recipe…but I personally think that that would be boring both for me, the writer, and you, the reader…right?! But every now and then I do plan on sharing a muffin recipe…and todayContinue reading “Making the Perfect Raspberry Muffins”

Can I Please Get Some Help Around This Place?

Now for a few DIY household cleaner recipes based on the essential oils that we just learned were best to ask for help around this place…. ********************* All-Purpose Cleaner 2C white vinegar 2C water 30 drops of lemon essential oil 20 drops of tea tree essential oil Mix ingredients in spray bottle Shake to combine.Continue reading “Can I Please Get Some Help Around This Place?”

I’ve Been Cleaning More Lately Than Ever Before…How About You?!

These days it’s more important than ever to avoid as many germs as possible, keep surfaces clean.  Now only that many of us have more time on our hands than we know what to do with.   So lately I have been playing around with different essential oils to create my own  cleaners in anContinue reading “I’ve Been Cleaning More Lately Than Ever Before…How About You?!”

Cleaning with Clary and Clarity

  Ever since this whole coronavirus thing hit headlines, I have had an insatiable desire to clean and purge every single thing in our house…hoping not to get sick…(We have also spent lots of our time organizing every inch of our house…perhaps I’ll write more about that later) But at the same time, I wantContinue reading “Cleaning with Clary and Clarity”

Cruelty-Free Body and Skin Care Brands…#4

1. Queen Helene Availability…Albertson’s Focus…famous for their Mint Julep Masque Founded…in 1930 Ingredients… ingredients like cocoa butter which is rich with vitamins and natural emollient properties, pomegranate oil for its antioxidant protection against the skin-aging effects of environment, and essential oils to help relax tired muscles and ease tension Mission…to provide a full line ofContinue reading “Cruelty-Free Body and Skin Care Brands…#4”

Cruelty-Free Body and Skin Care Brands…#3

  1.  Nourish Organics Founded…as the very first line of chemical-free, environmentally friendly skincare products…the first beauty company to ever work with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to create a collection of products that were certified organic under the same strict standards used by the USDA uses to certify food Mission…to create productsContinue reading “Cruelty-Free Body and Skin Care Brands…#3”

Cruelty-Free Body and Skin Care Brands…#2

    1. Desert Essence Availability…Whole Foods, Amazon, iHerb Focus… Founded…35 years ago Ingredients Mission…to bring you the results and peace of mind you deserve Price Range…$9 2. Ellovi Availability…Sephora, Nordstrom. Focus…healthy-looking, hydrated skin Ingredients…macadamia nut, coconut, marula nut, hemp seed, and shea…no synthetic ingredients, preservatives, parabens, or other secret ingredients. Mission…to make the bestContinue reading “Cruelty-Free Body and Skin Care Brands…#2”

Cruelty-Free Body and Skin Care Brands…#1

Not only are there more and more cruelty-free natural and organic cosmetic companies being started these days…but also a slew of cruelty-free natural and organic body and skin care companies popping up. These products-which are good replacements for brands that test on animals…including Aveeno, Garnier, Olay, Neutrogena, and St. Ives…can more easily be found andContinue reading “Cruelty-Free Body and Skin Care Brands…#1”

The Best Vegan OTBC Body Lotions and Creams

We all know the importance of choosing skincare, hair care, cosmetics, and almost any other household product in terms of not only trying to “save the Rainforest”… BUT does that mean that every product that we purchase from this moment forward will basically “suck” in comparison to every product that we have been using rightContinue reading “The Best Vegan OTBC Body Lotions and Creams”