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 feel our yard space, front and back, are just the right size for how we want to spend our time at this stage of family life; enough space for me to grow lots of beauty, but not too much space that we have to spend a lot of time maintaining.