The Cold Finally Came

 


Well, it isn’t so cold that snow came. Flurries that didn’t stick was all. We did have freezing fog which was a fun experience in the dark one morning going out the door. You think I would have been careful but I was in my sneakers headed out to work with the husband and soon as I slid, I kept going and slid all the way down the porch. Fun times!

Other things going on on the homestead are me testing different recipes for different products to go into the Etsy store. I did a lip balm since my lip balm tubes came in the mail. SO EXCITING. I only made a small batch. This time I tried out chocolate mint flavor. Was a pretty simple process and other than not having the right tools and making a mess, it went well. I only made up 5 tubes which I gave to my mother and father in law because they are constantly using the crap you buy from the store. I gave one to my friend Bethany and one to an old classmate from high school. I also kept one for myself. I gotta say, I’m not a lip balm kinda person but I really like it. The reason I don’t like “chapstick” from the store is because it has always felt like it was smothering my lips? Does that make sense? I just had to get it off of me. I hated it yet in the winter times I sometimes got dry lips or chapped. The last few years I’ve just used coconut oil or this product from a local health food store called Miracle 2 which I wasn’t a huge fan of because it was kinda pricey. This homemade stuff doesn’t have that feeling and it stays on your lips for hours and hours.

The other thing that I’ve been wanting to make is lotion bars. There again, wasn’t complicated at all. I need to get more essential oils so that I can start adding lavender in but this mixture was Beeswax, shea butter, coconut oil, avocado oil, lemongrass essential oil, peppermint essential oil, and rosemary essential oil. Loved the smell and what I have been using it for is around my eyebrows I get really dry flaky skin during the winter and just applying hardly any at all has been helping me so far. My skin isn’t breaking out either. Usually if I add a lotion type thing to my face… Breakout outs in no time. Anyway, been meaning to do a blog post, sorry it’s been a bit!

The next things on my list is goat milk lotion and trying a few different scents for my soaps. I’m going to try and do a Honey and Oats one for sensitive skin, some kind of manly version of soap lol, Lavender, and at some point I think I might try my hand at a comfrey and plantain bar. If anyone reading this has any ideas of their own, feel free to comment!

Anyway, I guess that’s it for my updates so far.

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