Month: September 2013

Vinegar…God’s Gift to Us

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Another of the amazing commodities our Creator has given to us is the unparalleled benefits of vinegar!

Many researches have proven the medicinal benefits as well as the clinical attributes of vinegar.  Throughout my years growing up, Mama would always talk about the small inexpensive ways her mother and her mother before her, used for their homes and simple health prevention.

It is said that a spoon of vinegar a day keeps the dark clouds of age away.  

Oh, my! Let me list the many ways I have used this “smelly” product around my house.

  • the perfect glass surface cleaner  HANDS DOWN!
  • the amazing fungal attacker…fungus on your toes? just soak in vinegar for 15 min/day for 4 days
  • have strange bugs in the garden?  spray vinegar and watch them scurry off to another place, but NOT YOUR YARD!
  • amazing saute ingredient that will add a rich flavor to any dish
  • taking a spoon of vinegar in a glass every morning aids in digestion as well as skin impurities
  • facial astringent for acne and blemishes

Written by:  Shawna R. Strickland




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Welcome to Picket Pantry

Country Health and Beauty!

I would like to take this time to express how wonderful it is to share all the tidbits and and things I’ve gleaned from wise women of the past.  May their antidotes and advice be as pleasurable to you as they were for me to experiment with.

For starters, I would like to share the most common item you may have in your home and the great affects it has on more than just outside materials, but also for your health and body.

Baking Soda

As many may know, baking soda has been used in laundry detergents and deodorizers for years!  But in today’s society, how can so few of the population actually know the remarkable benefits of this commodity?

Just in my home I have used baking soda for

  • toothpaste
  • laundry softener
  • foot detox and scrub
  • carpet deodorizer
  • baking
  • shampoo
  • skin exfoliate 
  • gardening

There are so many other uses for baking soda, but I encourage you to try out the sites below and familiarize yourself with the many purposes of this amazing product and start out your life on a healthier path.  Less toxins ON your person, and less toxins IN your body.

Let’s start by creating a greater world together and cutting out the extra chemicals by substituting with beneficial commodities such as baking soda.