MYO: All Natural Baby Powder or Dusting Powder

This fun little project was so quick and easy I'm certain anyone can do it in just minutes! It's as easy as 1.2.3... Just think- you can  make your own apothecary creations! It's so much fun, I'm going to share with you and I hope you will give it a try!

First you need to have a baby powder shaker! I just saved my old one, a travel size bottle from a gift pack that was given to me because I'm a packrat frugal! But you can buy one, or just get a clean empty spice bottle with a shaker lid. 

1. Gather Supplies.
The next you need to do is gather your ingredients! Put them all out on your work surface to make it easier. 
 You will need:
2. Measure and Whisk together.
 3 T Arrowroot powder
4 T Cornstarch 
2 T Cosmetic grade clay
Essential oils as desired.2-4 drops.

                                                                           Then use the recipe to measure out your ingredients. Stir them well with a wire whisk. 


Wait for it...

3. Pour into shaker.

                                                                            Use a funnel to pour your HOME MADE ALL NATURAL BABY POWDER in your shaker. Don't forget to label it, with ingredients in case you forget. 
Go ahead, laugh out loud at how simple that was! (and try to refrain from kicking yourself for not doing it earlier!)

 Now go find an adorable baby butt and sprinkle some on!

Here are a few tips: 
*If you want it scented you can try adding a couple drops of essential oils. Lavender is a good one for babies. But take it easy- start with 2 drops and go from there. You can always add more but you can't take it back.
*Keep in mind that if your baby is sensitive to new products their could be a reaction, so know your baby, know their skin and act accordingly. 
*For a slow healing rash or other skin issues, you can even add powdered herbs like comfrey to help it heal. Try the herbs in a separate batch and stick with the basic batch for every day use. Use about 1-2 tsp of each powdered herb, depending on their strength, for this size recipe. 
*You can use the same basic recipe and concept above with mint oil, just a drop or two, for a cooling deodorizing dusting powder for mama to wear in the summer heat! I love it!

So there you have it- Fast - Fun- Refreshing- and Cheap!
 Home made body products for you and your family that are good for you and good for your wallet!

"She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands." Proverbs 31:13 KJV



Annnd Roll Film...

We'reeee Baaaaaaaaack  
We're creepy and we're cooky, we're little, big, and loopy, we're a home school family...

Baby boy turned 1!
Well ok, maybe not creepy, but definitely cooky. Hello again! :-) 
I know - I've been insanely busy absent for quite some time. Such is the life of a mom/teacher/wife/business owner/blogger. LOL Here are a few of the things we've been up to lately:

"Tractor" rides with daddy!
      Our youngest baby boy isn't a baby anymore! :-( He just celebrated his first birthday. Not to worry though- he's still very determined to be at the breast and attached to my hip - and I am totally ok with that! :-) I like them to stay with mama as long as possible, it helps things not seem to go by so quick!

  The spring time routine of mowing lawns in between the rain storms has started! And daddy thought he'd make it special and share a few rides with the kiddos! (Sans blade and low speed of coarse) What a loving daddy!

And below you can see that we are actually crazy enough to BBQ when ever we want. We enjoyed this one on a nice crisp cold day. From left you have smoked turkey, smoked marinated ahi tuna, and yummy southern style BBQ steak. (and no we didn't eat it all at the same meal :-) Sometimes I save time this way- I cook enough ahead to use for other meals.
And lip smackin' BBQ!

 So there are a few highlights... OK- these are all the glamorous parts, my favorite moments from recent times. But I have to say I am very excited to be back! I have been hard at work, snapping pictures and planning lots of fun things to share with you all! (all- ok I know I'm not a celebrity! :-) I can handle that - but I'm excited anyway because there are a lot of things in the works right now. Stay tuned!

"6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest." Proverbs 6:6-8 KJV