Friday, January 29, 2010

Snowing hard now

It's snowing pretty hard now, a blizzard, even.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Kitchen Cosmetics Blog Party

As winter drags on in most parts of the country our skin is probably suffering from dryness. Here are a few links to blogs with simple recipes that you can try at home to help your skin get through winter.

Cindy Jones from Colorado Aromatics at Sagescript Institute posted a recipe for a yogurt facial that is easy and soothing. You will find several good options for herbs to add to this right on your spice shelf such as parsley, thyme, even turmeric.

Mountain Mary posted some recipes for salt scrubs. Exfoliating is a great way to get more moisture into the skin.

Maryanne Kudera posted a few recipes here; one of which uses 'old champagne'. Personally, I would never leave champagne around long enough for it to get old but you might try it.

Maggie at Prairie Land Herbs posted a recipe for a lemon egg shampoo. Soon our chickens will be laying too many eggs for us to eat so I'll try it then.

Cory Trusty of Aquarian Bath posted instructions for making an herb infused vinegar and them some great recipes using it. time of year winter makes itself known by giving us dry itchy skin. Besides the wonderful skin care products offered by Colorado Aromatics and other small independent companies, there is also alot that you can do for your skin from your kitchen using simple ingredients. My all time favorite is the yogurt facial.