As I mentioned in my last post, I've been doing my homework. I was never the teacher who liked to give homework, but I've always believed in reading and more reading. As well as the old adage regarding learning something new every day. So, read, read, read and read to your children so they can learn something new everyday too! You'd be amazed at how much information is out there for you to learn and impart. Here are some new (and old) facts about the benefits of herbs, flowers, fruits, veggies and natural clays that I've been reading and learning about.
Since ancient times, shamans, soothsayers, healers, "witches" and grandmothers have used botanical remedies for healing and health. We all probably know at least one tried and true home remedy. Seems that we have gotten away from most of those "home remedies" and replaced them with pharmaceutical products instead due to the fact that they are easy to find and already made. It's all about convenience. But we're also finding out the side effects and problems with all those chemicals and man made concoctions. Granted, we don't always have access to exotic flowers and natural clays found in different parts of the world, but it is definitely to our benefit to try to be as natural and organic as is within our means. And that is my goal in my "kreations". For example, my Whipped Calendula Cream is made with Calendula flower petals from flowers organically grown in my garden infused in organic oils and whipped in my kitchen. That's it! Oh and a little Lavender Essential Oil for calming effect.
There are so many healthy alternatives you can whip up in your kitchen as well! I'll save that for future posts. Meanwhile, let's get back to the other good stuff.
You've read about the oils I've incorporated and many of the other good things I add to my soaps and body butters, but those were just a few. Here come a few more and what their long known benefits and values are for your skin.
Clays naturally occur in soils worldwide and have been used for centuries for healing and skin care. They are also used in the cosmetic industry for a variety of purposes. Clays in my "kreations" are used mostly for face soaps or for a touch of color.
Pretty, aren't they?
You can see the shimmer they add to the tops of these bridal shower favors I made for a friend's daughter's upcoming shower.
Well, that about wraps it up for this week. The Spring and Summer collections will surely feature many of these goodies.
Coming up - Simple, natural DIYs you can do at home. Be on the look out.
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Welcome! My name is Kim. I'm a wife, mother, teacher, grandmother, avid crafter of all sorts and yoga enthusiast. Kimsoapia Kreations is my latest kreative endeavor. Everything is kreated with love and healing in my heart. I hope you enjoy.