Sunday, January 4, 2015
Fill a foaming hand soap dispenser about 3/4 full of distilled water. (1 cup of distilled water.)
Add 3 Tbs of Castile Soap. I used Dr. Brommer's that I found at Meijer's grocery store.
Add 15 drops of Essential Oil, I used Young Living's Lavender oil.
Optional: Add 3 drops of Vitamin E oil. I had this leftover from another project. Other recipes I found called for olive, almond or coconut oil.
Put lid on top of soap dispenser and shake.
I added up all of my costs and I figured that it cost almost the same as it would be for me to purchase the refill. It might be a quarter more, but the soap that I made contains more natural soap, which is easier for the environment. Plus, I can choose my own scent with my favorite Essential Oil.
I encourage you to research which Essential oil to use in your foaming hand soap. Do not use citrus Essential oils in plastic dispensers.If you are interested in learning more about Young Living Essential Oils, Please contact me on how they can make a difference in your life.
Here are a few of the recipes that I used to make foaming hand soap.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Wool Dryer Balls are great. They eliminate the need for fabric softener and dryer sheets. They also save on drying time, which saves you more money on your electric bill.When I saw that someone was selling wool dryer balls for $6 each, I knew that I could make mine own cheaper. I made 7 dryer balls for $10, when the wool was on sale at Michael's.
I was also interested in using fewer chemicals on our clothing, since our family has sensitive skin.
What you will need:
- 1 skein of 100% wool yarn. I asked the lady at Micheal's to help me find the 100% wool yarn to make dryer balls and she knew exactly what I needed. I don't think that I was the only one that has asked her lately. I prefer the medium weigh yarn (grey and cream) and not the bulky yarn (multi colored).
- 1 pair of old tights.
Next, I used all 7 balls in two loads of laundry. This is what the dryer ball looked like when the drying cycle was done. I did not notice a difference in the static between the dryer balls and fabric softener.
These are the two blog postings that I followed to make my own dryer balls.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Kale Chips are easy to make and my kids love to eat them.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Make a bed out of a tissue box.
Make a snow angel out of flour.
Stick the elf in a stocking.
Write a message on a chalkboard.
Go for a ride in any vehicle.
Sit in the candy dish.
Sit on the banister.
Hang out in a tree or plant.
Or Christmas tree.
Hang out with the nativity.
Sit on top of the drapes or blinds.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Jack returned this year and dressed the girls' stuffed animals in Christmas shirts.
Jack got stuck in the daisy churn.
One night Santa sent a message to remind the girls to be good.
We can't wait to see what Jack will be up to next year.