I was very busy at the house today whipping up some spice blends for the family. Sometimes taking the time to make the spice blends saves you more time in the kitchen later. 6 different tried and true recipes I'm sharing on my website today.
To view the individual recipes you can go to my spice blends section or click the pictures below to link you to the appropriate post.
There are very few things I "collect"...honey is one of them. I usually have about 9 different honey's from various farms in my cupboard at any given time. The latest honey I bought cost me quite a bit more than I usually spend but the colour was so light and the honey so clear. It has a very gentle taste, it reminded me of a day in early summer where it's not too hot but not too cold. Like the bees collected from the first batch of wild white clover.
I have never seen a honey pot like this in all my travels. I found it at the local Bancroft Heritage Thrift Shop for $1. The honey stick is attached right to the hand turned wooden lid. The glass jar is the perfect size as well. What a rare find! Let me know if you have interesting honey items in your collection. I would love to see them.
If there was one place in the past where I had too much stuff it would have been the bathroom.
Years of trying to find good quality products that weren't overpowering and that actually worked without all the standard chemicals was difficult. When I created my Spa business I was able to control what was in my personal products.
The picture is of my home shower in the main bath. That's it. That's honestly all I use. In general we apply over 200 chemicals onto our skin each day. I refuse to be okay with that. Our skin is the largest organ in our body and absorbs what we put on it.
Shampoo is a huge offender. I have recipes for natural shampoos but they have a very short shelf life and need to be stored in the fridge. Tres inconvenient. I am the lesser of all evils. My shampoo and conditioner are organic based, scented with 100% essential oils and are paraben and SLS Free. I can live with that.
Facial scrub from my shop, handcrafted soap and my body scrub make up the rest of my body care routine.
The washcloth is upcycled and made with love from a friend. The pumice stone I use everyday for my horrible heels.
Use razors with refillable blades to help cut down on what is going into our landfills.
Keep it simple. You really don't need much more.
Welcome to my blog spot! My name is Nicole and I am an Organic Master Gardener. I am also a mom, wife, business owner, writer and activist. Learn more about me HERE.