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
I had a place to create order and routines, a space to support not just my people, but the guests of the Airbnb. And the Paradise Valley and Livingston, MT offered everything we needed, within a 20 mile stretch of highway.
Five summers ago was a very significant summer. We had just uprooted our lives in the United States and living a good story became another way to phrase the kind of life I wanted. Of course, I had no idea what I was getting myself into.