Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Kitchen Elfing and the Eco-Kids Tuesday Link-Up

Monday evening, a little elfing went on!
We made a few gifts in the kitchen!

First up were bath salts.. both lavender vanilla and peppermint eucalyptus.
We used 3/4 cup of epsom salts and 1/4 cup of baking soda as the base for each jar.

For the peppermint eucalyptus, we added 10 drops of each essential oil.
Perfect for colds, congestion, coughs.

To make the lavender vanilla, we used 10 drops of lavender and five "smidges" of vanilla.
Very relaxing!

 Shake, shake, shake!

Next we made peppermint eucalyptus chest rub. (It can also be rubbed on thebottoms of your feet.)
For each tin, we heated (double boiler) 1/2 cup organic olive oil and 1/8 cup organic beewax pellets.
To that we added 30 drops of peppermint essential oil and 60 drops of eucalyptus (we like the smell!)

We label the jars and tins.  The ones with paper labels are gifts and the others ones are for ourselves!

Bonus Happy Baby Picture!

Now onto the Kids Link-Up!  Welcome!!  We had so many great posts shared last week! I enjoyed each and every one of them.  It is getting harder and harder each week to pick just a few features!  Here are three of my favorites.

My first feature is from Hey Mommy, Chocolate Milk!  We liked her paper plate angels so well that we made them in our playschool!

I have always liked beeswax! So I really liked this ornament from Sunshine Living!

Alderberry Hill shared a sweet paint dipped pinecone ornament!

If you were featured please feel free to grab a button for your blog.  And please keep linking up great all your Eco-Kid ideas!

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Now on to the party!!!  I hope that you'll share some great family-friendly posts that are also friendly for the environment. Some ideas include:
  •  Nature Activities
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Crafts made with re-purposed or recycled materials
  • Sewing and DIY home projects
  • Science Experiments
  • Posts on environmental issues for kids or families
  • Non-toxic living
  • Homeopathic Remedies
Eco-Kids Tuesdays is co-hosted by Organic Aspirations and Like Mama~Like Daughter this means that anything you link-up shows up on both blogs!

Feel free to link up several of your posts.

There are only a few rules:

Please follow both co-hostess' blogs, and visit some of the other posts and give them some encouragement!  Please stick to posts and photos not giveaways or items for sale.

By linking up, you are agreeing that Organic Aspirations or Like Mama~Like Daughter can feature your photos next week with a link back to your site.  

Please link back to my site using this button (once I get it fixed !!) OR simply text linking within your post!
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  1. Thanks for hosting! That chest rub sounds amazing!

  2. Hi Hannah, Thanks so much for the invitation to join up! I'll probably be participating more often.: ) I would also be honored if you would share some of your Advent or Christmas ideas on the "Exploring Advent and Christmas" link-up: http://exploreandexpress-sheila.blogspot.de/2012/12/exploring-advent-and-christmas-link-up_9.html

  3. Hey Hannah :)

    Thanks for stopping by my 'Raising Godly Daughters,' Blog. I'm so glad you did because I'm going to love your blog! I was excited to read how to make homemade bath salts!! I'm now a follower. :) Have a happy Tuesday!!


  4. Thanks for hosting and the invite. Have a great week.

  5. Thank you for featuring my beeswax ornament! I hope you find time to try it, it's so much fun :)

  6. LOVE the homemade bath salts and rub!!! I keep saying that I am going to make a chest rub like that. I need to get on it! lol
    Congrats! I am featuring you at my Super Link Party on Wednesday! I hope you come by & check it out! :-)

  7. My favorite scent for bath salts and soap (lately)has been lavender/spearmint. You've gotta try it! i do about 3:5 drop ratio of lavender-spearmint.