Sunday, October 30, 2011
What a wonderful and significant way to remember loved ones who have passed on your wedding day!
In a recent wedding I attended, the bride remembered her grandmother with a beautiful glass locket tied in her bouquet, keeping her memory close on her special day. The wedding program mentioned the locket, so guests could also share in this touching significant detail.
The locket can be hand tied with a ribbon or chain (or even pinned) on the front of the bouquet. Or it can be privately and more subtly hidden under the petals and facing the bride. However its done, its a sweet way to honor important people in your life that cannot be there with you on such an important event. Then afterwards, the locket becomes a lovely keepsake from your wedding.
Take a soothing soak in my hand blended spa bath tea! When you are relaxing in the comfort of a warm tub of water your skin can soak in the nutrients it needs from natural herbs and oatmeal in this bath tea. This mixture also provides skin moisturizing benefits and general emotional renewal and stress relief.
Oatmeal - helps smooth and comfort itchy, scratchy, and dry skin...will give your skin a silky feel.
Lavender Buds - Brings calm to the senses; useful for relief of stress, tension, and headaches.
Chamomile Flowers - relaxes tired, achy muscles and feet, and softens the skin.
Rose Petals - offers a soothing property to the nerves and emotional state of mind.
Fill up my all natural cotton muslin draw string bags for a convenient and easy to clean up soak in the tub!
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Fill a jar about one-quarter full of blue/grey lavender buds and then fill the rest of the jar with white vinegar. Place the lid on the jar and leave in a warm spot (a windowsill is a good place) for about two weeks. Shake daily. Strain out the lavender buds (you can put these in the compost pile). Use your new cleaner to clean kitchen counters (repels and also kills ants), windows, etc. It is also a good spray into the air around the grill to repel flies, but be careful not to get downwind of it because the vinegar may sting your eyes.