Peppermint Tea Tree Body Wash

Okay, essential oils are all the rage, and honestly, I don’t know much about them yet.  I’ve been doing some reading, and trying to learn some more.  However, this holiday season, I did decide to make a few home spa gifts for my female relatives, as I’ve talked about trying to focus the holiday on giving meaningful gifts from the heart.  One of my creations was a Peppermint Tea Tree Body Wash that I am now obsessed with.  You see, I made 3 batches of it, so I had a couple of extra bottles.  I also won’t give a gift if I don’t like it myself, so I decided to try a bottle out.  Oh my goodness, I’m in love, and I’m now making another batch (or three).  I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed a body wash this much– it is so refreshing, invigorating and leaves me feeling tingly clean.  What’s more, it’s using natural ingredients, so it doesn’t have any of the chemicals that traditional soap has.

My Mom Made That: Peppermint Tea Tree Body Wash {DIY that is easy to make and so energizing and invigorating}
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Grasshopper Pie

Well move on over Valentine’s Day, it’s time to get in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day.  Yes, just one short month from today is that jolliest of Irish holidays, St. Patrick’s day.  To help everyone get their Irish on, I’m going to share with you a recipe that is much like eating a frozen thin mint pie.  It’s called Grasshopper Pie, and I’m sure that there are a number of variations of this recipe.  The one I’m going to share with you today includes a bit of alcohol in the recipe that’s from Creme de Menthe and Creme de Cacao.  I will try to include suggestions to make the non alcoholic version of the recipe in case the traditional Grasshopper pie ingredients need to be modified for your family.

Here's a tasty chocolate mint Grasshopper pie with a chocolate crust, topped with Junior mints! A traditional Southern frozen pie that is perfect for St. Patrick's Day, Spring-time or any picnic.

My Mom Made That: Grasshopper Pie

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