My latest creation are fun bath fizzies! They smell like strawberries and make for a relaxing soak in the tub. Just drop the fun flower shapes in your bath water and watch them fizz as they dissolve. These can also be used for a relaxing foot soak. Great for kids or adults. And did I mention they smell good!?
I've been working on a facial sugar scrub for a while now but have not perfected the recipe. I have super sensitive skin that gets irritated even with light oils found in most sugar scrubs Lately I have been using the easiest DIY trick ever and thought I would share it so you can make your own scrub. I guarantee that you have all of the ingredients in your house right now. All you need is your favorite facial cleanser and sugar. You can use plain white sugar, raw sugar, or organic dehydrated cane juice -- whatever you have on hand will work.
Start out like you normally wash your face; wet it, take a pump of your facial cleanser, and rub it on your face. Next (without rinsing your hands) put a teaspoon or two of sugar on your fingers and rub it all over your face. Rinse. You get the awesome exfoliation of the sugar while also cleansing your face. I do this trick a few times a week and love the feeling of clean, exfoliated skin!
Tip: To make it even easier, I keep a small container of sugar and a scoop in the bathroom so I don't have to run to the kitchen every time I want to exfoliate!
So, not every recipe or solution that we read on the internet actually works. I'd say the aloe vera gel in place of mousse did not work as well as I had hoped. The foamer bottle added a bit of air in with the aloe gel but didn't really "foam" due to the aloe not having any surfactant of it's own. My hair was a bit "fluffy" after it air dried so I added a bit of argan oil. I will keep searching for a more natural alternative so I don't have to use lethal mousse on my hair. Anyone have any suggestions for natural alternatives?
By the way, Happy Father's Day to all the fathers and father figures out there. Thanks for being the best dad you can be!!
I've been trying to live a healthier life ever since my mom was diagnosed with cancer, but honestly it is difficult to read every single product label at the store before making a purchase. Also, I'm still learning about which chemicals are potentially "bad" for us.
I have curly hair which will frizz if I don't put some sort of gel or mousse in it. I reached for my mousse this morning and out of curiosity read the ingredient list for the first time: Water, Isobutane, Propane, etc. That made me think, wow...I could fuel a gas grill with this stuff. Really? I'm putting isobutane and propane on my body.
So I did a little looking around the net to see what could be used as a chemical free alternative. I found a site via Pinterest located here http://www.longlocks.com/hair-care-recipes-cookbook-page-two.htm#smooth2 There are several DIY recipes for natural hair care products. I'm going to try the Frizz Control for Curly Hair which is basically just a dab of fresh aloe gel. I'm thinking if I put it in a foamer bottle with a bit of water (if it's too thick), it will foam up similar to what I'm used to with my old propane...I mean mousse. My foamer bottles use air instead of chemicals to make the product foam up. I'll let you know at the end of the day tomorrow if this new DIY trick works for my locks.
It was a great Craft Fair on the Court House Lawn yesterday. Thanks to everyone that came out early in the rain and those that waited until later in the day when the sun came out. It was great to see many people I haven't seen in a while :)
I experienced the absolute BEST toffee I have ever tasted at the fair. A super nice and talented lady named Kim from Toffee for You makes this wonderful confection to order and has been doing it for a long time. She has perfected this recipe! I have always been a fan of Heath Bars but this chocolate covered toffee is by far better than the name brand. It melts in your mouth and I highly recommend it! I bought a bag of tiny bits called "Schniplins" which I will be adding to vanilla frozen yogurt in the very near future. Toffee for You also sells bigger bars and toffee hearts on their website which make great gifts.
If you're interested in some awesome tasting toffee, check out Kim's website at www.ToffeeforYou.com
Saturday, June 8 Creations Inspired by Jan will have a display of all of our products at the Art Fair on the Courthouse Lawn in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. We have been gearing up making testers and new products so you have the opportunity to actually try our products and smell a ton of our fabulous scents! Plus you can "meet the maker" and learn why I am so passionate about what I do. We will have show specials for people buying at the show so please stop by and see us.
Michele Baumgartner is passionate about natural, healthy, handmade personal care products. Ditch the chemicals and stay healthy. Constantly researching ingredients and avoiding harmful preservatives, dyes, and chemicals. If she won't put it on her daughter, she certainly won't sell it to you.