DIY COMFREY BODY BAR

Evenings are crisp and hot showers are in order but this comfrey bar will leave you silky soft.

Comfrey is a great addition to any body bar. It contains ALLANTOIN which stimulates cell regeneration. Dry skin, minor burns or scrapes, eczema (leave the bar unscented), sunburns and all around skin conditioning makes this bar a wonderful after shower routine. Best applied to just dried skin and rubbed in for a few seconds.


FOR ONE BAR YOU WILL NEED:

10g cocoa butter

10g kokum butter

10g coconut oil

10g calendula  grapeseed oil

5g castor oil 

10g beeswax

5g foodgrade soy wax

1 tsp comfrey powder


REMOVE FROM HEAT AND STIR IN:

25 drops grapefruit essential oil 

10 drops ylang ylang essential oil 

5 geranium essential oil


OR


25 drops lavender essential oil 

15 drops german chamomile essential oil


OR


Any combination of essential oils for a total of 40 drops.


Pour into a muffin liner silicone mold and allow to completely cool before unmolding. 


The bar can be store in a closed container, bare on a shelf in your shower or in a small dish by your bed. 


TO USE simply pass over your skin & rub in. 


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DIY BEESWAX WRAPS

Trying to cut some plastic out of your life? Like a clingy ex who won't let you breathe plastic wrap suffocates your food & can even be toxic!


A few years back I saw pretty foodwraps that were made from simple natural ingredients and supplies but the sticker shock kept me from buying them. 


After a little research and experimenting I created my first set of wraps and I haven't looked back since.


Today I want to share how easy it can be to break up with popular single use plastics for good. If you're not up to DIYing or want to try out some wraps before investing in supplies we have some affordable sets available in our shop.


Beeswax Foodwraps can be used instead of sandwich baggies, cling wrap or ziptop bags. They allow your food to breathe yet stay fresh and the beeswax and pine resin have anti-bacterial properties to stop nasties from growing on your food.


All you need is BEESWAX, PINE RESIN and 100% thin COTTON FABRIC. These items are readily found on Amazon although we like to source most of our supplies locally.


Line a baking sheet with foil & then parchment and pre-heat your oven to 275°F. 


Cut your cotton into desired size. 10x10 inch is a pretty populsr size. Mix 20 grams of crushed pine resin with 100g of grated beeswax and sprinkle 1-2 tbsp evenly over your cotton pieces arranged on the baking sheet. Bake until the resin and beeswax have melted adding more mixture if some areas are not saturated. While hot, remove the wrap from the baking sheet by carefully holding two corners. Hold it up for a few seconds to allow the wax to set.


Repeat or keep the extra wax mix in a glass jar for next time. This batch will make about seven 10x10 wraps.


Please note that this is a simplified recipe & method of how I make our Beeswax Re-wraps.



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