Safety First

Monday, July 26, 2010

We went to a swimming hole in the east bay to get some summer and some sunshine.

I am the sunscreen fanatic of the family, usually so diligent. Some how, I forgot my back. It was one of my favorite colors, a deep fuschia. I hate that color when it is my skin.

I mixed a skin soother:
3/4 c c of aloe
1/4 c coco butter
contents of 1 echinacea tea bag
1 tbs buckthorn oil
a few drops vitamin e

Seems to be working. I whirled it up in the blender-- this is the 3rd or 4th skin thing I've made in it recently (masks for me, some eczema "poultice" for j). I came across this book in searching for a "tincture" for my back (what's the difference between all these terms?) and am SOOO tempted,  I just like the aesthetic of the book and it seems like it would be fun to read. Problem is, I might actually make something out of it and then I might use that as a justification for buying a new blender (this stuff is really hard to clean up), oh, and some nice new glass jars (love weck)...

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I'd love to have your eczema poultice recipe. My daughter gets some pretty bad spots of it.