Green Recipes ~ Homemade Shaving Cream

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Easy Homemade Shaving Cream

What You Need:

1/3 c. coconut oil

1/3 c. shea butter

1/4 c. olive oil (you could use a different oil like almond or jojoba, whatever you have on hand)

Start by melting the shea butter and the coconut oil on a low heat on the stove top. It doesn’t take very long to melt.

Once it’s melted, pour into a container and add in the olive oil and stir. Set this mixture in the fridge and let it hard.

Once it’s solid again you can take it out of the fridge and put it in a bowl you can whip it in.

Whip it! Do this for about 3 minutes or you can do it until it’s light and creamy.

Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark area when not in use.

Use as you would any store bought shave cream! Could be used for shaving for men or women.

Thursday Crafts For Kids ~ Sticks and Stones Mobile

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What you’ll need:

3 sturdy twigs

String (recommended: natural fiber string such as hemp or twine)

8 rocks (1″-2″ in diameter)

Hot glue gun

Scissors

White craft glue

How to make it:

Cut 3 pieces of string, 18″ long. Cut 1 piece that is 12″ long. Lay the twigs on the work surface, lining them up next to each other. Tie the 12″ piece of string to the center of whichever twig you want to be at the top of your mobile. This string will be your hanger. Next, tie one of the 18″ pieces to the same twig in the same place you tied the first string. The first string (your hanger) will go in one direction (up) and the other string will go in the other direction (down).

Connect the second twig to the first twig by tying the end of the second string on twig #1 to the center of twig #2. Tie another piece of string to the twig to connect twig #2 to twig #3.

Add some white craft glue to all of the knots and hang somewhere to dry. When dry, trim the tied ends.

While glue is drying on the twigs, heat up the hot glue gun. Cut more string to hang your rocks from. Cut them into varying lengths, some long some short, all should be 12″ or less. Tie a loop into the end of a string and slip a rock inside. Tighten the knot and use hot glue to secure the rock and string together. Tie into a tight knot and glue again. Repeat this for all of the rocks.

Tie each of the rocks onto the twigs, 2 on the top twig (one at each end), 2 on the middle twig, and 4 on the bottom twig. Add some glue to each of the knots and let dry.

Tuesday Thoughts ~ Homemade Diaper Rash Cream

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What You Need:

1/2 cup shea butter

1/4 cup coconut oil

1 tbsp. beeswax

2 tbsp. vegetable glycerin

In a saucepan, melt the shea butter, coconut oil, and beeswax together.

Remove from heat. Add in the vegetable glycerin.

With an electric mixer of some kind, beat until the mixture gets creamy.

Pour into a jar or container and let cool. The diaper rash cream will firm up a little more as it cools.

The final product comes out very thick, so you only need to use a little bit at a time. A little goes a long ways!

Tuesday Thoughts ~ Homemade Diaper Rash Cream

diapercream

What You Need:

1/2 cup shea butter

1/4 cup coconut oil

1 tbsp. beeswax

2 tbsp. vegetable glycerin

In a saucepan, melt the shea butter, coconut oil, and beeswax together.

Remove from heat. Add in the vegetable glycerin.

With an electric mixer of some kind, beat until the mixture gets creamy.

Pour into a jar or container and let cool. The diaper rash cream will firm up a little more as it cools.

The final product comes out very thick, so you only need to use a little bit at a time. A little goes a long ways!

Thursday Crafts For Kids ~ Going Green Terrarium Garden

Terrarium-Large

With moms help, perfect for ages 4 and up!

Plastic 2 liter soda pop bottle with cap

Very sharp scissors or craft knife

Dirt or potting soil

Seeds

Water

How to make it:

Remove the label from the bottle. Discard label. Save cap! (See photo.)

Wash and rinse out the bottle and cap.

Cut the bottle close to the bottom. There may be a “line” near the end of where the label was, that’s a good place to cut. You can cut it higher if you wish. (See photo.)

Lightly place dirt or potting soil in the base.

Plant a few seeds in the dirt.

Lightly water.

Put the cap on the bottle.

Cover the base with the top of the bottle. You will have to fiddle with it a bit to fit back inside the base.

Place in a sunny spot and watch for your seeds to grow.

When the plants are ready, repot them or plant them in your garden.

Tuesday Thoughts ~ Organic Baby Food

 

When my children were born, I was very uneducated on the means of the word “organic”. Nowadays, I see moms and dads are choosing more and more to move towards becoming a green family. And, this includes the transition to organic baby food…either store bought, or made at home.

What are your thoughts on organic baby food? How about being “green” in general? Share your thoughts with us this morning!