So what did I bring back from Florida? Some funny memories, a bunch of pictures, and these,
A few shells and bits of coral, and two ermine tails! My aunt found them in my grandmother’s sewing stuff… I’m thinking they have to be earrings. And worn with the green felt boots and some other odd attire…
Check out those two shells in the front, one is upside down and the other has stripes. These are Slipper Shells, aka Crepidula fornicata. What’s cool about them is that they stack up, one atop the other, and that they CHANGE SEX. The one on top is male, those on the bottom are female, and the ones in the middle are indeterminate! This is one of the first marine scientific names I learned. Yup, all about the F*cking! (and yes, wordpress will NOT let me spell that word out!).
In October last year, I saw on the craftzine blog how to make lotion with three ingredients! Here’s the original blog post that inspired me. We had a big lotion making extravaganza in November for xmas gfts, and I’ve made two smaller batches for myself since.
What I did differently than Wasi Baby
more oil (1/2 cup)
less water (1 cup)
a bit of beeswax (about a tablespoon or so)
teaspoon or so of lavendar oil
half as much vitamin E
The finished lotion hardened up a bit after the photo… it’s whitish now not liquidy.
I got ingredients from Organic Creations for the big to-do before xmas, and had the emulsfier and beeswax leftover. I used some olive oil that I’m not thrilled to eat for the most recent batch.
Lessons learned (from the batch before this one):
- Oatmeal is NOT a good addition! Nor is powdered milk. It is food. Food goes bad. After a few weeks this batch smelled like fish. Ewww!
- I do NOT like the smell of tea tree oil. I added a bunch of cinnamon leaf and orange oils to cover it and it didn’t… but then there was the oatmeal and milk in this batch.
- Zinc Oxide (for the diaper rash cream at Wasi Baby) really repels water. Makes cleaning up a real chore!
At the Portland Flower Show I bought some Lavender Sea Spa. It was wonderful, it smelled great, it felt great, and it was very expensive. So I made some of my own… about a cup of sea salt, some dried lavender flowers, and a tablespoon or so of oil (I think I used vegetable), a few drops of essential oil, and a few drops of vitamin E oil.
Yowza! It turned out great! And a batch the size of the one that cost $15+ cost me about a dollar.
Or perhaps it should be
what the heck else can happen to my car?
I got to drive it up on the truck! In the end it was just the battery. I figured since the radio and windows worked it was the starter. I’m glad it was just the battery though. It’ll go into the other shop soon to have the last stuff from the big to do with the ice taken care of.