|IT IS YOUR BEESWAX
Featuring information each month about the lotion ingredients, the countries they come from, and sometimes... a recipe.
Zinc Oxide, the mineral of many uses
I’ve been impressed with zinc oxide as a powerful ingredient in my baby’s diaper rash cream. Not only is Simply Soothing
great for the bottom, it’s been effective as a rash cream on my 3 year old’s chin (picture him with a juicy peach – that’s the culprit). Here's a cute YouTube video showing his before and after photos of his rashy chin: http://youtu.be/GU56OiH2MGc
The zinc oxide has also saved the day (the hot, 106 degree day!) many times this summer, as it’s an effective sunscreen. So effective, in fact, that many safe sunscreens on the market have it as the primary sunscreen ingredient. And if you haven’t noticed, sunscreen is hot news lately as the FDA updated their requirements for sunscreens.
Maybe it’s time to make your own? Check out my new e-book My Buttered Life…
the first edition has 5 summer recipes, each with 5 ingredients or less, and it’s yours for $5. One recipe is the sunscreen, which rivals everything you see at the store, without the chemicals. See the e-book page of the website
. There's even a video trailer of the book.
IT'S FREE WITH THE PURCHASE OF A DIY KIT
My 11 Year Old's Barefoot Challenge
My son decided he would go barefoot for 20 days this summer. The thought made the skin on my sensitive 'lil feet practically crack at the thought, but he was successful! I blog about it here (and he put out a video blog, including some footage showing how the hard lotion helped keep his feet conditioned) http://www.hardlotion.com/blog/2011/7/14/eleven-year-old-takes-barefoot-challenge.html
Katie Kimball's Camping e-book packs it in!
I purchased this family camping handbook last summer when I decided that surely we could give my 6 boys (and a girl) the happy camping experience I had growing up. After all, we have a beautiful campground two miles away. In her handbook Katie has "toolbox tips" that will save you time and keep you from frustration, an easy to follow sample two night menu plan, and healthy upgrades to traditional camping food. I was so impressed with her handbook that Katie and I teamed up to offer you her handbook along with my Bug Block. Get ready for a fantastic summer camping experience!
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