Archive for the 'bath&body' Category

Bug bite garden remedy

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Poor Lilu was outside for ten minutes yesterday and got 15 mosquito bites up and down her tiny, chubby little baby legs. Benadryl works fine, but I hate to smear so much of it all over her twice a day. As part of the story I’ve been working on off and on lately, I’ve been […]

Orange honeysuckle

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

I made soap again! This one’s the best one yet. Each time I improve on my recipe in small ways: adjusting the beeswax for bar hardness, coconut oil for lather, essential oils for fragrance. Originally I only made soap to find a helpful way to recycle my leftover grease. See my very first soap here […]

A home-baked cure for stuffy noses

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Josh was complaining the other day that he can’t remember the last time we’ve all been healthy at once – that it feels like just as we are getting over one cold, another starts to set in. And it’s Josh that’s got it bad this time, clogged sinuses and all. He even stayed home from […]

Four Cents per Load

Friday, January 18th, 2013

I’ve been making my own eco & baby friendly laundry soap on the cheap for quite some time now – you may remember my post back in 2009 (though the pictures are inexplicably broken, sorry). The recipe couldn’t be simpler: 1 bar soap: I use Ivory, but you can also use Fels Naptha or a […]

Almost spring cleaning

Friday, January 11th, 2013

January is a time of renewal, new resolutions, of starting over from a clean slate. For me, this usually translates into a determination to be better organized, keep the house tidier, or in some other way do a better job of making this house a home. I have to admit, it’s halfway through the month […]

Bath paint

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Did you know you can make great bath paints out of just shaving foam and food coloring? True!


Monday, July 23rd, 2012

A bored little Sofía and I had an hour or two to kill, and I suggested we make a craft. So we started browsing through all the kid friendly craft ideas I had pinned on Pinterest, and she saw something that caught her eye. It’s not a liquid. It’s not a solid. It’s FLUBBER. Luckily […]

Crock pot clean

Friday, August 12th, 2011

I’ve taken to doing most of my deep frying in bacon fat rather than vegetable oil (I get it from a friend who eats a lot of bacon! And I use olive oil for sauteeing.) I’d already used this particular jar of fat a few times, so I figured it needed to be retired. What […]

Battling the man-stank

Monday, January 31st, 2011

My latest bath & body project: homemade deodorant. See, my poor Josh has a problem – he’s allergic to whatever anti-perspirant it is they put in deodorants. I’ll spare you the gory details, but suffice it to say that there are certain places you just don’t want rashes and so he’s always been very careful […]

Home pharmacy

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

Cold season is in full swing, and poor Josh and Sofía have been sick on and off for about three weeks now. (I seem fairly unaffected, though my nose is stuffy today!) It’s hard especially for poor Sofía, who’s not allowed to go to playgroups if she’s been sick – so we’ve been doing a […]