Happy Valentine ! On my Craft table I have a few quick gifts to share with you :
Heart Hand Lotion Recipe :
The bees wax will keep them solid until they melt from the heat of your hands. Lisa
1. Fill a sauce pan with a few inches of water. Place a glass jar (I use an old mason jar) in the center of the water. Bring water around the jar to a gentle boil.
2. Add all ingredients to jar and stir to combine (I do this with a chopstick, or popsicle stick).
3. Pour melted lotion into heart molds.
4. Set aside and allow to cool (I typically put it in the fridge to cool faster!)
This is a basic recipe change it up and add what oils or flavors you want.
I make baskets of goods of soap,lotion and homemade goodies for family and friends. Think Valentine,birthday ,baby shower and more…
From my Garden :
With South Louisiana Mild climates I am lucky that I can grow almost year round. But during the peak blooming season I pick and dry things I will need at a later time. The easiest way is with my dehydrate.
Herbs, Lavender , Rosemary and Roses.
Dehydrator drying is a fast and easy way to dry high quality herbs because temperature and air circulation can be controlled. … After rinsing under cool, running water and shaking to remove excess moisture, place the herbs in a single layer on dehydrator trays. Drying times may vary from 1 to 4 hours
Craft Tips :
Need supplies fast : I live in a very small town and find unique ways to source goods locally – farmers market & family and friends that garden are options. Dandelions are free and make great salve .
Need lotion supplies : Local Dollar General store : Carry Coconut oil (grocery) , Cocoa butter , Shea butter and more in health and beauty section.
I also keep a basic supply of hard to source product in mt craft cabinet.