Rose Garden Melt & Pour

My five year old has been asking to help make soap for a couple months now and I keep telling him no because I typically make cold process soap, which is caustic due to the sodium hydroxide present for the first 48 hours. I finally purchased some melt and pour soap base and want to share this fun project we did!

With Mother’s Day and teacher appreciation week just around the corner I thought it would be a great opportunity for the kiddos to do their soap project. I have a bunch of cake making supplies so I have silicone fondant molds on hand, but you can use any molds to make your embeds depending on what you want your final soap to look like.

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Soothing Eczema Salve

I had a friend visiting the other day and was showing her a fresh batch of Peppermint Beard Balm I recently made for my husband. She asked if she could put some on her eczema that’s gotten really bad this year. I said of course knowing that it would most likely help as all the ingredients were natural, conditioning and moisturizing, but I told her I could make her something specifically for eczema that would be more beneficial so I set to work researching the next day.

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Mother Earth News Fair Roundup

This year I went to the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, WA for the first time, and you can believe I will be going again. The Fair was an amazing opportunity to gain knowledge and meet people with similar ideas, lifestyles and goals. The Mother Earth News Fair had Tons of workshops, demonstrations on and off stage, tons of samples and incredibly informative seminars on everything from beginning gardening to bow making and a live poultry processing demonstration.

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Liquid Laundry Detergent Recipe

detergent recipe

I’ve been making my own laundry soap for about three years now and unlike the DIY dishwasher detergents I’ve tried I can’t recognize any difference between my own homemade laundry detergent and the store bought detergent. I much prefer homemade laundry detergent for a number of reasons, not only the cost savings, which is a huge reason too. As a kid I had irritants of all kinds and many commercial laundry detergents and fabric softeners made me break out in rashes. Since we started using homemade laundry detergent we don’t even need fabric softener anymore and never have any trouble with static cling in our clothes, or allergies.

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