My latest attempt at making beautiful and natural skincare products is body lotion. I literally whipped up a batch this afternoon. It looks and smells good enough to eat, which you could without any harm. No toxins, anti-bacterials, preservatives or unpronouncables. This is a new experiment for me and I think I'll keep one batch in the fridge so it keeps better. I smeared the pan "drippings" on my hands and it feels smooth and luscious - oh, that's a great word for a gray January afternoon!
Ingredients: distilled water, calendula infused olive oil, cocoa butter, almond oil, beeswax, vitamin e, grapefruit seed extract, teeny bit of borax.
More recent recipes:
Rich Moisturizing LotionBasic Moisturizing Skin Cream
Real life, project-based learning is driven by a person's natural need or want to make or build something. These projects arise from an innate desire or interest to figure something out, express an idea, have an experience, or participate in community and culture.
CBT was recommended to me by a dear trail friend last year. I'm reading this book to train myself to spot errors in my thinking, tackle toxic thoughts, and refocus and retrain my awareness. Big part of Project Home & Healing.
I usually avoid stories like these, the subject matter being too heartbreaking. But this book hasn't dragged me down the way some slavery historical fiction does. Probably because Aminata is such a strong character. Canadian author.
The first book in the series, but number 4 for me (I've been reading them out of order). Having read the last book I wonder if Penny thought out the whole series with book 1 because you see the seeds of book 10.
Enthralling alternative history, fantasy version of early 19th century America. A past-that-wasn't; a land hauntingly familiar in the throes of territorial dispute and conquest, religion and folklore, industry and invention.
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