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Monday, February 22, 2010

Creamy Self Care

My mom's birthday is coming up and she requested another pot of the balm I make for her footsies. She also requested another pot of skin cream. She uses the cream on her face and loves it. So today, after errands, I got these things made for her ... and for me too.

I've said it before and I'll say it again ... one of the best parts of making cream is slathering the blender remains all over my body after a nice shower. It's such a deliciously decedent practice of self care ... and well deserved, if I do say so myself.

That's what I made today. Peace.

14 comments:

Divaeva said...

oooo...foot balm? I have this crack on my heal that comes and goes...always in the same spot...been using vasaline and sleeping in socks at night...maybe I need to make some footsiebalm!

Arlene said...

Oooo.. it sounds heavenly! My feet are cracked too - especially in the winter. Nothing ever quite works well enough. I wonder....

Giftbearer said...

Looks creamy!

Tyler said...

looks good enough to eat! and very soothing :)

Jean said...

Ooooh footsie cream, huh? Looks divine! I bet my footsies would love some that.

Vixen said...

How awesome you take such good care of your mom! I hope my kids do that when I need them to do stuff for me.

alessandra said...

Nice! how do you do your own cream, can I do it too?

Moonangelnay said...

sounds lovely! that's really special that you make creams for your mom :)

Pepper said...

Can I have the recipe???

Walk in the Woods said...

Thanks everyone ~ I do so love your comments!

Eva ~ I'm sure there's someone right around you that could make a nice infused oil with which make you a nice healing foot balm. ;)

Tyler, I often joke that if push ever came to shove we *could* use my balms in cooking! :D

alessandra ~ You sure can! Chances are there's an herbalist in your community more than willing to teach you (we're everywhere!).

Small Footprints said...

Oh my ... your creams look fabulous! Your mom is one lucky lady!

Take Care!

Small Footprints
http://reducefootprints.blogspot.com

Mystery Maiden said...

That blender picture is a creation in itself. It took me about a minute to fully realize what it was and the angle from which you shot it. I'm in a cafe right now, and it totally beats some of the shots up on the walls for sale here! So, cream and modern art - good day for creating!

Anonymous said...

The creams look soooo good!!! Do you ever share recipes for it??

Walk in the Woods said...

Anonymous ~ I share my specific technique and proportions with my students. As I shared here in the blog comments, chances are there's an herbalist in your community more than willing to teach you (we're everywhere!).

Other than that, I can tell you that I've adapted Rosemary Gladstar's recipe and use my own infused oils for the oil-base ... in this care, Calendula for the cream and (mostly) Chickweed for the balm, both made last summer.