November 16, 2010

Took the Week Off

I haven't ran away, I promise! My husband and I both took the week off to get some things done around here before the holidays. We decided to get some Christmas shopping done today but as soon as we got started the school called me. Jake was sick with a high temp, throat hurting and a headache. We hurried home to pick him up. He's my "high fever" child. I'll probably be up most of the night keeping his temp down. Just wanted to check in and say Hi!

I'll leave you with a new recipe for moisturizing body butter. It's easy to make and smells wonderful!

Honey Almond Body Butter
1 oz. coconut oil
1 oz. 100% cocoa butter
1/2 Tbs. beeswax (optional)
Oil from 1 vitamin E capsule
Honey Almond Fragrance oil (Hobby Lobby)

Grate the cocoa butter and beeswax.
The beeswax will make the mixture thicker. Without it the mixture is very soft, almost like lotion at room temp. It's a matter of preference how you like it. I can't decide so I have a jar of both. Melt cocoa butter (and beeswax if used) together. You can microwave it or use a double boiler. I use a canning jar sitting in a saucepan of water on medium heat (don't let the water boil). Remove from heat and add vitamin E oil and coconut oil. Mix well. Let cool slightly and add fragrance oil. Mix again and pour into container. Mixture with thicken. This is wonderful on dry hands and feet. It will feel a little oily when you first put it on but quickly absorbs into the skin and leaves it feeling very soft.

Hope you enjoy it!

15 comments:

texwisgirl said...

Aww. Your poor boy! I hope no one else gets sick!

homesteader said...

hope he feels better soon

KentuckyFarmGirl said...

Thank you! I added a photo and a recipe up there after I posted the update. Hope you didn't miss it. You all are fast :)!

Farmchick said...

Nice recipe, and one I think I can try and not mess up. Hope your son feels better. We have had a round of a stomach virus making its way around our school. yuk

sawn61 said...

Likewise, on your son's feeling better. This time of the year we'll be catching everything,going and a coming. I dread the winter months for that reason. Being couped up and then sick,too.That's the pits. I think the sunshine cures a lot of our ails. Possibly that's why we stay sick more in the winter months when we stay so housed up so.The close contact in schools causes the spread of a lot of germs,too,that jump from child to child.

Julie Harward said...

I hope he is well by now..no fun to be sick over the holidays! Love the recipe here too! ;D

Millie said...

I just love the look of your recipes, and I hope I have time to try some over the winter. Hope your little guy is feeling better.

Connie said...

hope your son get better real soon. Your soaps are so pretty and bet they do smell good!

floweringmama said...

Awww, hope he feels better soon! 'Tis the season for sickness :-(

JenW!~ said...

Hope Your son is feeling better soon. I love visiting your blog you always have such wonderful things to share.

Dawn said...

Oh I hope he gets better...and you get at least a BIT of sleep!
Thanks for that recipe...I am always up for natural "beauty products":)))

Liesl said...

Hope your son is better by now! Thanx for that recipe, I am def. going to try it. Have never made my own lotion before!

Nancy said...

Get well soon, son! Thanks for showing us your newest creation. Very cool!

KentuckyFarmGirl said...

Thanks for the get well wishes everyone. He is feeling better and I did get some sleep. He started vomiting yesterday evening but a Phenergan suppository ended that and knocked him out. His temp stayed down and he slept like a rock all night. We're going light on the food today and pushing fluids. No fever so he'll be going back to school tomorrow....now if the rest of us can keep from getting it!

Country Whispers said...

This sounds great and fairly easy to make.
Thanks for sharing.
Sure hope Jake is feeling better now!

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