Bacteria Buster – Carpet Freshener

For those of us who still have carpeted areas in our house (including myself) we tend to use perfumed products to freshen it up; they are not the best option since  all of their functions can be  replaced by natural products that you can enhance with essential oils.

You can make a carpet freshener powder by adding essential oils to Baking Soda or Borax Powder.  For each tablespoon of powder, add 1 drop of your choice of essential oil to the powder and mix well.  How much you make depends on your requirements.  Store in a tightly sealed jar overnight and then sprinkle on your carpet and leave for a few minutes before vacuuming.

Good Bacteria Buster essential oils are:

Cinnamon, Pine, , Thyme, Grapefruit, Lemon, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lime and Clove.  Take your pick!


Mango Chicken Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

I have not posted in a long time!!  Much going on over here the last little while.  Kids are in bed, and I am sitting down to a quiet (and quick) meal.  Wow…except for that wind that just came up and made the house creeeeeeek.  Storm coming.

I had a couple of big juicy chicken breasts delivered the other day, so this afternoon when the kids were running around like maniacs I decided that I at least had time to throw some seasoning on one of them and toss it in the oven.  So this recipe starts with leftover chicken breast 🙂  I LOVE quick one bowl dinners… seriously love…..  since having children dinner time is tough.


So start with a cooked seasoned chicken breast (however you like it with the seasoning) and bbq’d or baked.

Serves 1 :

1 Cooked seasoned chicken breast chopped

Half an avocado chopped

1/4 red pepper chopped

Half a green onion chopped

1/2 to 3/4 of a ripe mango peeled and chopped

Chopped walnuts for sprinkling on top


1 Tbsp Olive Oil

1 Tbsp Honey

Juice of 1 small lime

Sea Salt & Pepper to taste

Add all ingredients to your bowl.

Whisk the dressing ingredients in a separate small bowl until combined.  Pour over your Mango Chicken Salad and done!

Ok I’m going to go and eat my Mango Chicken Salad now and watch International House Hunters and dream of crystal blue waters in far away places  😉