Friday, October 19, 2012

♡⏖Baby Booty Balm⏖♡

Loving ingredients

Gentle herbs
Solar Infusion
Pouring in warm oils
Comfrey, Calendula, Mullein, Camomile, roses and Lavender are great for Children 

One thing I really enjoy is making natural beauty products.  I make mostly all of Naia's  baby balms, body oils, powders, shampoos, conditioners, and owie salves.  Not only is it fun but its also rewarding knowing where the products are coming from and getting to add my own love ingredient to them as well! I have a handful of sisters right now with babes in the womb so I thought it would be sweet to start making a few batches for them!  This particular batch is for my favorite baby booty balm. Enjoy!

 

Baby Booty Balm

Use this special blend to protect baby’s bottom from diaper rash and to moisturize and soothe other delicate or irritated areas.
3 cups of a light, natural base vegetable oil (almond or apricot work well)
You can use a mixture of four or five of the herbs below.  
1/3 cup  calendula
1/3 cup chamomile flowers
1/3 cup lavender flowers
1/3 cup rose petals
1/3 cup comfrey leaf
1/3 cup mullein
1/3 cup elder flowers
3/4 cup beeswax
8 to 12 drops essential oils of lavender or chamomile 
1 or 2 drops of tea tree works great too
2 tsps vitamin e oil
LavenderMake an infusion of the herbs and base oil in a quart mason jar.  I like the solar infusion which means about 2 weeks in the sun then strain out the herbs and you have a potent base oil.  If you are needing a balm sooner, you can heat the herbs and base oil on low heat for about an hour then strain.  Place oil back on low heat or if your starting with the solar infusion just pour strained oil into a small pot on low heat.  Add the beeswax and stir until melted. Last, add in the essential oils and vitamin e then remove from heat and pour into clean jars.  It also helps to use a funnel when pouring. 
Also available through my ETSY!

Monday, October 8, 2012

✷⤝⤝Endless Summer Celebration⤝⤝✷

Really enjoying these last days of summer here though it seems like Kauai has a never ending summer. The temperature always ranges from about 70-90 throughout the year with of course lots of humidity. Occasionally in the winter months it drops down slightly but honestly, its rare that i put on a hoodie. I guess thats why we travel so much on and off the island~ so that we can experience the change of seasons without really diving into them. We will be heading to Cali for a month or so quite soon to visit family and do some traveling. Looking forward to bundling up a bit with Agustin and our dolphin. Naia is going to learn what its like to wear clothes again!

I have felt quite a push to post lately but every time I check in I am being told to enjoy this down time and soak up the stillness that is surrounding.  My Mama is here visiting so we have been enjoying some island festivals, hulas, pow wows, having lots of beach days and gathering with friends. Naia turned two on the second so we had a sweet little celebration with her favorite friends at the sea. So yes... these last weeks have been mellow in all ways. Guess that's just another thing I love about Kauai. Things never really pick up here... it's only our minds that keep us on the go. Mama K is always available when you are really ready to drop in. We've been hanging tight lately for sure. Just a few photos to share in the beauty of this last cycle. aloha nui loa~
Native Family comes to Kauai






The divine Kapuna dancing for the love and healing of the land
Sacred Hula: definitely not a tourist show! 

Beautiful Ohana gathering in Celebration of Naias Birthday

Rainbow Fruit Fairy Wands

Hi!  I'm two today!

Solstice Offerings

Also, The Beautiful Shiva Rose came and hung out with us on Kauai this summer. Shiva wrote a beautiful little post about our family and life on Kauai.  You can view it here at http://www.thelocalrose.com
Bless Bless! xx