About “Marston’s Ranch Will Cost A Plenty”

Basic Living On The Marston Ranch

welcome to my Blog !

I,m a wife of 40 plus years and a Mother of 4 awesome boys,  I should say grown men !   Just wanting to share some of my stories , experiences  and Basics of living that all began in 1971 and ending here in a small rural river town on our “Little Marston Ranch a cost a plenty”

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O Town Country Crafts

My Crafts

I have loved doing crafts for many years as a stay at home mom and now retired I have more free time so I began to get crafty again!!  Always loved it Always will !!  Home made signs, Vinyl Decals and Personalization, Heat Press Items, and More !

If you are interested in seeing more of our projects and or purchasing contact us at

#O Town Country Crafts

Pamela Marston

309-313-3400

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EASY DISH SOAP

2 TB OF BORAX

2 TB OF WASHING SODA

1 C. DISTILLED WATER

3/4 C. OF SAL SUDS (  I BUY THIS ON AMAZON)

15-20 DROPS OF PEPPERMINT OIL AND TEA TREE OIL

OPTIONAL:

1/2 TB OF GLYCERIN AND 1/2 TB OF NOURISHING OILS SUCH AS JOJOBA, ALMOND, ETC.

HEAT THE WATER TILL IT BOILS, THEN TURN OFF AND ADD THE WASHING SODA AND BORAX, STIR TO DISSOLVE.  LET IT COOL 5 MIN.  ADD THE SAL SUDS AND ESSENTIAL OIL INTO THE WATER MIXTURE.  WHISK VIGOROUSLY AND POUR INTO SOAP DISPENSER.  I USE PINT JARS  THEIR CUTE!

IT MAY SEPARATE AFTER 24 HRS, JUST SAKE IT UP AND ENJOY!

All in One BathRoom Cleaner

Bathroom cleaner

2 C. of Distilled water
1TB of Baking Soda
3 TB of Liquid Castile Soap ( I love the Almond scented one)
30 Drops of Orange Essential Oil
1- Spray Bottle
Pour water into bottle, followed by the baking soda , soap and Essential Oils. Shake to mix the ingredients.

Great for tub,tile, toilet, sink, and the floor!!

LIQUID HAND SOAP

                 

EASY TO MAKE HAND SOAP AND I CAN INCLUDE MY ESSENTIAL OILS ALSO.

1/2 C CASTILE SOAP ( LIKE DR.BRONNER)

1/2 C OF DISTILLED WATER

1 TB OF VITAMIN E OIL

1TB NOURISHING  OIL SUCH AS; JOJOBA OIL, ALMOND OIL

15 DROPS OF TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL

5-10 DROPS OF LAVENDER OR PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL

I USE A PINT MASON JAR,  ADD THE WATER FOLLOWED BY THE SOAP AND NEXT THE OILS.  SHAKE TO MIX TOGETHER.

I FOUND SOME PUMPS THAT HAVE THE LID BUILT ON AT JO ANNS FABRICS.

HAPPY SOAP DAY !