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Yummy Spiced Lip Scrub

2 Nov

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I have to admit that I have always thought that lip scrubs were a little hokey!

It always seemed like a weird part of your body to scrub, your lips get licked, bitten & scrapped at all day long – leave the poor things alone.

That was till I actually tried a Lip Scrub!!

Wow! This scrub leaves my lips feeling, plump, silky smooth & hydrated. Perfect for sloughing away dead skin & preventing chapped lips – so much better than just applying lip balm all day long (which is what I previously did).

But be warned this Lip Scrub tastes dangerously good, you will have to use all of your will power not to lick it all off.

It is chock full of natural goodies, with the coconut oil moisturising & hydrating your lips as well as being antibacterial & anti fungal to keep lip nasties at bay. The honey is moisturising & antibacterial & the cinnamon will get your blood moving & plump up your lips.

And the best part – you have all of the ingredients in your pantry & this takes literally 30 seconds to make!!

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Yummy Spiced Lip Scrub a’la Mama Going Natural

This make one 2ogm pot which is suitable for 5-10 applications depending how heavy handed you are (or how much you lick off)

  • 2t coconut oil
  • 1 t honey
  • 2 t raw sugar
  • 1/2 t cinnamon

This is so super easy, all you need to do is mix all of the ingredients and seal in a container. Its that Easy!

To use

Simply apply to your lips & scrub gently in circular motions (trying not t0 lick your lips) & all of your dead skin will be slough off to reveal silky smooth, plump kissable lips.

Enjoy

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Easy Home made butter in your blender

30 Aug

I am lazy, a somewhat sad, but ultimately true fact!

The other day while discussing our favourite Organic brands with another Mum, I happened to mention that I like a certain type of store brought butter, to which the other Mum replied that she never buys butter & makes all the butter her family consumes.

A bad bout of Mummy guilt ensued!

butter

I don’t buy some of my butter, I buy ALL of my butter. So off I went to the supermarket in pursuit of pure cream to churn into butter – to dampen my Mummy guilt.

Home I came with my cream, excited to have a go. Only to consult the internet & find that making butter is a multi-step process that requires special butter bats (Whatever they are?) & lots of rinsing & kneading & other fun stuff.

Did I mention I am lazy??

So my cream languished away in the fridge, while I mustered the enthusiasm to get up close & personal with it & knead it into submission (butter).

Then I had an idea surely I could get my blender to do all the work, while I supervised! Thus this butter recipe was created. I find that this butter lasts just as long as butter made with lots of washing & kneading – just without all that time & effort!

Easy Blender Butter a’la Mama Going Natural

  • 600mls Pure Cream – make sure it is just 100% cream, no thickeners etc
  • Salt, I use about a teaspoon –  but you can do it to taste – I like it salty

I made my butter in Bella (my Thermomix knock off).

To start pour in the cream & beat at the highest setting for two to three minutes. The fat (butter solids) separates from the buttermilk & the fat ends up above the blades.

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Pour off the buttermilk (saving it for baking, pancakes etc) all the while kneading & pressing the butter solids against the edges of the blender jug to squeeze out as much butter milk as you can.

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Once you have pressed out as much buttermilk as you can. You can add your salt & refrigerate your butter as is  – but it will only last a few days.

Or, you can wash your butter by adding water to cover your butter & a few ice cubes to your blender & blending for 30 seconds – this will wash & knead your butter for you :). You can omit the ice cubes if you live in a cold climate, they are just to keep the butter solid.

washing-butter

Pour off the water, squeezing & kneading your butter with your spatula to remove all liquid, if your water is quite milky you can repeat the process until your water runs clear.

Then add your salt & put it into your container & viola you will have homemade butter and be the envy of all the other mums, without all the effort !!

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It will be our “Little Secret”

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