I just remade my dish and laundry detergents. I doubled the recipes so I won’t have to remake them for a good, long while. Now it’s time to “make” soap. Melt and pour hardly seems like making anything, but I really like the soap that results.
I bought some tea tree oil because it’s supposed to be antibacterial. However, I found out that I don’t like the scent at all. Huh. Does anyone know, can I add it to vinegar to make a super cleaner for my countertops? The smell won’t matter that much if it dissipates quickly. I’m not putting it in my soap though.
I made Christmas presents this afternoon. I had the epsom salts from my recent shopping trip, so I went to the craft store (coupon in hand), and bought some more scents and a coloring set, and went to town. I have made a dozen jars of bath salts in four scents. The ladies in my circle will be getting them and possibly some candles to go along with them. I have some delicious scents that aren’t skin safe but I can make candles with them.
I think I’ll put together a homemade basket for each family with detergents, bath salts, jam, salsa, spaghetti sauce, candles, and whatever else I can dream up this year. Homemade and healthy. Maybe I’ll learn how to make pasta and put homemade pasta and tortilla chips in there to accompany the canned goods. Breads, too. Oooh, this is going to be good!
Yes, I am a dork. No, there is no cure.
I want to sing the praises of a natural, thrifty lifestyle and the best way I can think of is to allow others to experience it for themselves. Home-made food beats store-bought to flinders every time. And homemade cleaners work wonders. I have a ton of canning jars that I can put veggies up in and I know for a fact that I’ll have plenty to share. 🙂
Yes, this is going to be a homemade year for Christmas. My husband thinks I’m a nutter for starting this early, but it saves me from the mad December scramble. Plus, I can wait for things to go on sale. And, I can spread the cost out throughout the year instead of trying to afford it all at once in November and December. All in all, I prefer this way.