Tuesday, January 17, 2017

DIY Moisturizing Lotion

My daughter and I have been blending our own rich moisturizing lotion for the past few years. Our hands and heels crave an extra rich emollient to combat the dryness during these cold winter months. From our experience this recipe works miracles...especially when used on your feet right before you go to bed at night. It is the perfect mixture of thick cream but not too greasy. The great thing about making your own is that you can choose your favorite scent and also adjust the amounts to your preference. In the past we have used lavender scented baby lotion, classic scent pink baby lotion and almond hand lotion. You can also replace the petroleum jelly with 8 ounces of solid coconut oil. Have fun experimenting with different combinations to create your own personalized blend of moisturizing lotion!
 DIY Moisturizing Lotion

8 ounces Vitamin E lotion (both small jars)
8 ounces Petroleum jelly (1/2 the container)
17 to 21 ounces of your choice of lotion

Blend all together with a hand held mixer in a large bowl until it is fluffy like frosting. Store in  small air-tight glass jars. (I like to buy small jars at Dollar Tree.) These make great gifts for friends!

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Almond Bark Puffcorn

I just had to share this quick recipe so that everyone can enjoy it over the upcoming holiday. I first tried this yummy snack last Christmas when it was brought to one of the schools where I work. I was fascinated by the delicious blend of salty and sweet. It is even more amazing when you learn how easy and simple the ingredients are for this addicting treat! If you are looking for a unique homemade gift for a friend or a tasty contribution for a family get together......this is it!
Almond Bark Puffcorn

1 (24 oz.) package Almond Bark
1 (3 1/2 oz) regular sized bag of Puffcorn
sprinkles (optional)

In a medium size microwaveable bowl, put the entire block of almond bark. Microwave for 90 seconds and then stir until completely melted. Empty the bag of puffcorn into a large bowl. Pour the melted almond bark on top of the puffcorn and stir until it is completely coated.  Spread out onto wax or aluminum foil. Shake sprinkles across the top (if desired). Allow to dry and then place into ziploc bags or a plastic container.