When did beauty products become so complicated? I’m a big fan of simplicity, especially when it comes to making my own products. This DIY lavender body oil recipe is a great alternative to lotion. It easily absorbs into the skin, feeding your body with vitamins and antioxidants without the added chemicals many store bought products contain.
A Slow Living Blog
A herbalist teacher once told me to pay attention to the plants growing around me, they are often an indicator of the medicine I need. Some years it’s the dandelions growing in abundance. This year it’s clover. My fascination with plant medicine has branched into a fascination with soil and the microbiome within it. We can’t have healthy plants without a deep respect for the soil and life within it.
I love this homemade body butter recipe. It’s simple to make, using only shea butter, jojoba oil and the refreshing scent of peppermint. This is the perfect recipe to try if you’ve always wanted to make your own lotion.
There was a good period of time the conversation among family members circled around the topic of a broken toaster, an old kitchen appliance belonging to my grandparents. It’s funny the things we remember. It isn’t so much the old broken toaster as much as what it stands for.
Looking for an easy homemade dust cleaner? This DIY wood dusting spray recipe uses only 4 ingredients. Cleaning products can be all natural, inexpensive and easy to make.
This DIY Wood Wax recipe is all natural, non toxic and easy to use as a finishing wax on a new project or to spruce up wood items and furniture around the house. Simply rub on, wiping excess with a lint free cloth.
I’ve come to appreciate the contrast of things. Things I don’t want versus things I do. The accolade of busyness contrasted with the rising embrace of slow living. It’s in the contrast of things, showing us what is working and consequently, not working. This is the gift of slow living, becoming more intentional in how I spend my time.
Some of my fondest memories take place at the kitchen table with my grandpa, sketching out my latest idea for a project I wanted to build in the workshop.
The Power of Letting Go…It was never my job to decide the role my art would have in the world, it was only my job to create and let go. Learning the value of letting go as a creative.