handmade christmas


I thought it would be nice to at least give a few handmade gifts this year. The clincher is it had to be something easy since I only get about 45 minutes to myself each day during my tot’s naptime. Yesterday I made something on the sewing machine and today’s gift was made in the kitchen. But nope it’s not to eat, unless of course you like deodorant πŸ˜‰ I decided to give this one a try since I had all the ingredients on-hand and it will be a great for one of my siblings who has extremely sensitive skin. This is all-natural!

1/4 cup coconut oil (you can find it in the natural section in fred meyer – there’s even a coupon for $4 off this week)

1/4 cup baking soda

1/4 cup cornstarch

Drop or two of TTO {tea tree oil)

Drop of any other essential oil for scent (or it will mostly smell like coconut)

Mix together, then either put into a small mason jar and scoop out as needed OR line a container (i used measuring cups) with wax paper/plastic wrap, pour mixture in, let harden, remove and use as a bar!

Thank you Janet for the recipe!

β€œIt’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”
― Mother Teresa


About hobbymamma

I'm a mother of the marvelous Olivia (age 7), the adorable Cooper (almost 3) and Wyatt (6 months). As a busy SAHM (& wife to Tyson aka 'Sarge'), I find myself with irons in many fires. Some of my time is also devoted to voluntary services for various non-profit organizations. The idea for this blog came from something I find myself thinking or saying rather often lately: I have so many interests & hobbies that I don't consider myself 'expert' at any of them. It can be frusterating on occasion, but mostly I find it refreshing and rewarding to enjoy such variety. On this blog I share bits and hints about some of the hobbies I currently enjoy. When considering some of my favorite hobbies - i've discovered that a theme that threads through many of them is green. Not necessarily the color (that too) but 'green practices'. I often find myself thinking, how can I make this more environmentally friendly. What ingredients or products are better for my family and the beautiful planet where we live. I hope you will enjoy reading about some of my hobbies and be inspired to try something new!

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