Wednesday, May 20, 2009

From My Blessed Home

This is another favorite blog visit of mine. Candy, a.k.a. My Blessed Home, has some wonderful reading and sharing. This is one of my favorites from her site (and it's hard to choose ONE favorite...I have TONS of bookmarks there! (There is a great list for Godly Women below this post...)
Here is her great sharing on making your own toothpaste and deodorant at home. How practical :o) We'll be trying these to see how they work for us.

How to Make Toothpaste

What you Need

- 4 tablespoons of baking soda

- 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt

- 1/8 teaspoon (or a pinch) of crushed mint leaves

- some water

How to Make it

1. Mix together the baking soda, sea salt, and crushed mint leaves.

2. Add a little bit of water, and mix. Keep mixing in very small amounts of water, until the mixture turns into a thick paste.

3. Store this homemade toothpaste in a small, sealed container.


I suggest you just rinse with water, but you may consider rinsing with 1/2 hydrogen peroxide and 1/2 water a few times a month.

However, if you really want a breath-freshening mouthwash, then try the following:

What you Need

- 2 and 1/2 cups water

- 1 teaspoon of chopped mint leaves

- 1 teaspoon of rosemary

- 1 teaspoon anise seeds

How to Make it

1.- Mix all of the above ingredients in a small pot or pan on the stove top, then turn on the heat, and bring the mixture to a boil.

2. Once boiling, turn the heat off, and leave the mixture alone for a few hours, to cool to room temperature.

3. Strain the mixture, using some clean flour sack, or a double layer of cheese cloth. Keep the liquid, and throw out the mint, rosemary, and anise.

4. The liquid is your homemade mouthwash. Store it in a sealed container.

How to Make Deoderant

This stuff is natural, simple, very low cost, and really works. Here's how to make your own deodorant...

What You Need

- 1/4 cup corn starch

- 1/4 cup baking soda

- a few tablespoons of coconut oil

- an empty deodorant container

How to Make it

1. In a bowl, mix together the corn starch and baking soda.

2. Then, add in a few tablespoons of coconut oil, and mix. Add more coconut oil, if needed. You want it to form into the consistency similar to that of the store bought deodorants.

3. Grab the mixture with your hands, and stuff it into your empty deodorant dispenser, and then you're all done. :-)

A Woman's Rules to Live by

Rules for the Wife at Home

1.- Overlook husband’s faults, and instead focus on his better side.
2.- Never nag, or try to manipulate your husband into doing things your way.
3.- Trust God, and trust your husband. Pray for him daily.
4.- God first, husband second, children third, house fourth.
5.- Submit to your husband’s authority, and allow errors in his judgment.
6.- Allow him to provide for the family, and appreciate the money he brings in, and the provisions he provides for his family, no matter how little or how much.
7.- Spend your husband’s hard earned money wisely, and be frugal. Never sneak expenses behind his back.
8.- Do not wound his masculine pride. Instead, compliment him on his manly accomplishments, and show your appreciation of him every day.
9.- A modest, feminine appearance is important. As is feminine manner, nature, softness, gentleness, and a spirit of sweet submission and dependency on the husband.
10.- You have a God-given career that can bless you abundantly. That career is in the home.
11.- Cook delicious healthy meals, keep the home clean, and take wonderful, loving care of your children.
12.- Your duty is to be a “homemaker,” hence, your job is to make your house a home.
13.- Above all, the wife at home is to exude an attitude of happiness and joy. Rejoice in the Lord for the wonderful family He has provided for you, and never take your family for granted.

Rules for the Mother at Home in Training Her Children

Many of these rules were taken from my notes from reading The Mother at Home.

1.- Obedience is absolutely essential to proper family government.
2.- Never give a command which you do not intend shall be obeyed.
3.- Never punish when the child has not intentionally done wrong.
4.- Never think that your child is too young to obey.
5.- Guard against too much severity. By pursuing a steady course of efficient government, severity will very seldom be found necessary. If, when punishment is inflicted, it is done with composure and with solemnity, then occasions for punishment will be very infrequent.
6.- One great obstacle is the want of self-control on the part of the parents. If you don’t have self-control, then your children won’t either.
7.- Be firm then in doing your duty invariably. Never refrain from governing your child because it is painful to maternal feelings.
8.- Do not talk about children in their presence.
9.- Do not make exhibitions of your children’s attainments.
10.- Do not deceive children.
11.- Do not be continually finding fault.
12.- Parents must make the Christian training of their children their own personal duty.
13.- Parents must have deep Christian devotional feelings within themselves.
14.-Present Christianity in a pleasant aspect.
15.- Utilize appropriate occasions for teaching the children about Christ, through the day, each day.
16.- Avoid introducing Christian lessons upon inappropriate occasions, such as when the child is angry, or right after they’ve done wrong. Christian lessons are best presented when the child is calm and in their normal routine.
17.- Make the Bible your text book in the Christian instructions of your children.
18.- In teaching children from the Scriptures, aim at interesting them in the moral truths and sentiments which the narratives convey.
19.- It is our privilege and duty to describe heaven to our children, as God has described it to us in His Word.
20.- Next to the Bible, as a means of Christian influence, we must place the careful culture of our own hearts.
21.- Dwell particularly upon the Saviour, in the Christian instruction of children.
22.- Pray with your children.
23.- Teach your children to pray themselves.
24.- Expect that your child will become a Christian.
25.- Do not speak to others of the piety of your child.
26.- Mother to have a devotional spirit.
27.- Mother to be cheerful.
28.- Mother to be kind.
29.- Mother to be polite.
30.- Mother to have the daily effort of pleasing God in the performance of every duty, small and great.
31.- Mother to guard her tongue and spirit.
32.- Teach your children to cultivate purity of mind.
33.- Teach your children to observe truth.
34.- Teach your children to forgive others.
35.- Cultivate in your children a taste for pure and noble pleasures, instead of a love of worldly gaiety.
36.- Know that mothers have as powerful an influence over the welfare of future generations as all other earthly causes combined.
37.- The subject of education must be attended to with persevering study.

Children’s Rules

1.- Eating between meals is not allowed.
2.- They are to eat the food put before them, or miss the meal.
3.- As children, they are to be in bed by 8pm.
4.- They are to do their chores with a good attitude of diligence.
5.- They are to subdue their self-will so that they might be open to God’s salvation.
6.- Teach a child to pray as soon as he can speak.
7.- Require all to be still during Family Worship and Bible study times.
8.- Give them nothing they cry for, and only that which they ask for politely.
9.- To prevent lying: punish no fault, which is first confessed and repented.
10.- Never allow a sinful act to go unpunished.
11.- Never punish a child twice for the same offence.
12.- Never punish in anger.
13.- Commend and reward good behavior. (But never bribe.)
14.- Any attempt to please, even if poorly performed should be commended.
15.- Preserve property rights, even in smallest matters.
16.- Strictly observe all promises.
17.- Teach children to reverence God.


Anonymous said...

I am an avid fan of Candy and her blessed home blogspot. For some reason, I cannot get onto her
site anymore. I googled it, and I came across your
website. I even tried the link you have for her site.
Do you know if she has deleted it, or moved it?
I really want to get some info.
BTW, I love your site also.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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