Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Saturday, December 19, 2015
- 1 cup coconut oil
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ grapefruit (3-4 Tbsp grapefruit juice)
- 3 Tbsp grapefruit zest (optional)
- 4-5 4 oz. Jelly jars
- Using a grater, grate 3 tbsp of grapefruit zest (I found it easier to grate prior to juicing.)
- Once you have your grapefruit zest, cut the grapefruit in half and juice it for 3-4 tbsp of grapefruit juice.
- Next, in a medium size bowl, combine the coconut oil, sugar, grapefruit juice and zest and mix well.
- Add the scrub to your 4 oz. mason jars.
- Print and cut out the labels and place on the lid
- Place coconut oil in a bowl and microwave on HIGH 15-25 seconds until softened.
- Start by adding 1½ cups sugar to the oil, along with the peppermint extract and green food coloring. Mix until ingredients are well combined and food coloring is evenly distributed. If mixture is too wet, add another ½ cup sugar until scrub is to desired consistency.
- Spoon scrub into mason jar
1/2 cup Citric Acid
1/2 cup cornstarch
3 tablespoons epsom salt
2 teaspoons Sweet Almond Oil
3/4 teaspoon water
15 drops Lavender Oil
Dried Organic Lavender Flowers
Step one: In a large bowl combine baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, epsom salt and dried lavender.
Step two: In a small bowl combine almond oil, water, and essential oil.
Step three: pour wet mixture into dry mixture. Mix with a whisk until fully combined. Test mixture by pressing a handful together. If the mixture doesn’t hold LIGHTLY, with a spray bottle, spray with water once or twice. Avoid adding too much water or the mixture will fizz and not form in the mold correctly. Once it’s the right consistency press mixture into mold and allow to dry at least 2 hours before removing. Set bath bombs on a soft towel to dry overnight.
1/2 bar of grated soap
5 – 10 drops of essential oil to a bowl and mix together with a spoon. You could also add dried herbs if you like.
Spoon the oatmeal mixture into the muslin bags, then simply pull the drawstring tight and tie a double knot.
Use as washcloth until soap is gone.
Monday, November 16, 2015
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Today I started thinking about how we live such digital lives we don't even think about it anymore (says the woman blogging).
Of course we did this to ourselves. As our children grew we videotaped every milestone and this morphed into My Space, Facebook and You Tube. Every milestone from proposals to births is out there - somewhere - for someone to see.
Often the intent is to share times and life moments with family and friends. If funny then perhaps you hit You Tube gold or a blogging job comes your way. Most often it is to share with those you care about.
We share because we want to feel a part of something bigger; the whole. The great mass of humanity or the vastness of the Universe is why we post and share our collective human condition.
Sadly there are times when there is someone uses our words or posts to their advantage in their attempt to hurt others. They troll our online presence and look for something posted or cached with the intent to be used against someone else. It is an inference of immorality with no regard for that person's feelings.
This has happened to me. A person estranged from our family is engrossed in a legal battle with a relative. They used my posted words to infer a situation that doesn't exist rather than require the individual involved to do the right thing. The worst part is their actions have the the potential to hurt. Many people. Innocents. It is a losing game.
So I am trying to think about what would make someone so lose their compassion and humanity. I cannot understand allowing that to happen.
Monday, September 28, 2015
I used jojoba oil instead of coconut oil, added Vitamin E oil for wrinkles and carrotseed oil for sunscreen. Essential oils - lavender, Thieves, tea tree and frankincense. Used exfoliating rounds.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
"a cunning scheme"
"the baby will look cunning in that pink print"
Friday, September 11, 2015
DIY CITRUS BODY WASH
•1/3 cup Dr. Brommer’s castille soap
•1/4 cup honey
•2 teaspoons jojoba oil
•1 teaspoon vitamin E
•2 teaspoons vegetable glycerin
•10 of Young Living Citrus Fresh Essential Oil
• 5 drops grapefruit oil
• 2 drops ylang ylang oil
Add all ingredients and fill up bottle with distilled water.
Shake well and before each use.