Introducing Good Cook’s New Bottle Top Juicer

Good Cook provided This Lady Blogs with a Bottle Top Juicer to sample.



You can have fresh squeezed fruit into any bottled beverage with Good Cook’s new Bottle Top Juicer. This is such a genius idea and it works perfectly!  Simply place the Bottle Juicer on top of your plastic or re-usable water bottle and juice your favorite fruit flavor into it! Adding citrus fruits to your water taste great and is good for you.   Your energy level will increase and you will feel fantastic!

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Here are a few delicious combinations to juice in your water:

  • Lemon, Lime, and Orange
  • Orange & Lemon
  • Strawberry & Orange




Simple Home Remedy Relief – Sore Throat


With fall right around the corner, the weather is already beginning to cool at night and in the mornings.  Then, in afternoon it’s 85 – 90 degrees!  This weather change can cause a mild sore throat or allergies in some people.  

I have found that sometimes it’s the simple home remedy solutions that work the best! For the last two days I have been drinking lemon water to relieve a sore throat.  It has improved my energy level as well as soothed my sore throat symptoms.  The vitamin C plus water is a better alternative than water alone.  

If you do not like lemon, try lime or oranges.  You can even mix all three of these citrus fruits with water for a refreshing drink.  

Wash your lemon. Slice the lemon in half and then use a citrus reamer to easily extract all of the juice out of one half into a gallon of water.  Cut the other half into slices and place in the water.  


Try drinking a minimum of 16oz of water squeezed with lemon each day and feel the benefits!

The citrus reamer pictured is from Good Cook.  It is an inexpensive tool that takes all of the work out of squeezing fruits.  It prevents waste and mess!  

DIY Lemon Dish Liquid Recipe

DIY Lemon Dish

Making DIY Lemon Dish Washing Liquid is really a breeze! I was amazed at how easy it was and how well it cleans. 😉 If you have a lemon, a couple of drops of tea tree oil, bar soap, and water – you’re set! Luckily I had half of a lemon left over in my Citrus Keeper from Good Cook.  Did I mention that I love, love, love my Keepers?  They sure are handy to have around!

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You can make DIY Lemon Dish Liquid with or without tea tree oil.  It still works perfectly, either way.  I actually love tea tree oil but my husband doesn’t tolerate it very well.

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DIY Lemon Dish Liquid Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes

DIY Lemon Dish Liquid Recipe


  • 1/2 of a bar of soap (I used Dial Basics)
  • 1/2 Lemon
  • 2.5 cups of water
  • Optional* Add 1-2 drops of tea tree oil


  1. Grate 1/2 of a bar of soap into a pot on the stove
  2. Add water to soap
  3. Heat on medium until grated soap melts
  4. Squeeze 1/2 of a lemon into soap mixture & stir
  5. Optional* Add 1-2 drops of tea tree oil
  6. Let cool completely
  7. Pour into a bottle & use! (I re-used an old dish liquid bottle!)

NOTE:  Bar soap has a thickening agent in it. I noticed the next morning that the soap was trying to solidify. I took the top off and added just a little bit more water, replaced the cap, and shook it very well. It has been several days now, and it has retained its liquid form.