Healing Stick

An adorable healing stick, for rashes and mild skin irritations.  It does contain glycerin, but not alcohol (I made sure when I purchased ingredients!).
All purpose, to use on what you need healing and antibacterial-ness on.  Yes, I just made up a word, you’re welcome.

Below, you can see how the mini roller bottles fit in snugly in the first aid kits.


Hand saved, heirloom seeds!

It’s about time to plan for the coming year’s garden, or to winter sow your seeds!
What better to plant your garden than lovingly hand-saved seeds?
These are all acclimated to my chilly Zone 5 garden.  No chemicals, my children eat dirt from the yard and lick rocks.  Seriously.  Which is why I don’t do chemicals.
As a bonus?  All these seeds are from unkillable plants.  Some have been ignored, forgotten to be watered, etc.  And they keep going.  I adore these plants, they keep self seeding themselves.  Which for a woman who is kinda lazy, is pretty fantastic.  I love when my yard just keeps doing it’s thing, even when I suck at taking care of it.

These are the 2015 varieties I have available.  The germination rate may not be as high as the 2016 seeds, but they’ll still do something.  You don’t even want to know how old some of the seeds I personally use are, I just plant more of them to make sure I get the plants I want.  Sets are available at Coeur d’Alene Fresh, and I will get them on Etsy soon.  The 2015 seeds are available at a discount in part because of that.  Plus I collected even more seeds in 2016.

These are most of the seeds collected in 2016.  I don’t have my calendula or Thumbelina carrots packaged up yet.  I keep getting distracted by all kinds of random things happening in life.  My bad.  I have my list, hoping to make progress through it in the next few weeks.  I have tons of chive seeds.  They’re one of my unkillable plants, they just keep going and gong and going.  It’s fantastic.  Until I have to pare down the plants because they’ve quadrupled in size.

Vapor Lotion

This one started on a lark.  I came across a recipe online, had all the ingredients, and thought what the heck.  Might as well.
So then there was Vapor Lotion.  These are small little tubs, think diameter of a quarter or so.  Again, great for pockets and running around.  This is a much milder, less petroleum based concoction to help with breathing and cold ickies.  I’ve used it on my children, but I would recommend exercising caution with children under 3yo.  I’m past that point in my life, so I experiment on my little and not so little guinea pigs like it’s going out of style.  It’s totally up to you whether you sing “Soft Kitty” while applying it though.  My children seem to get a few giggles when I do that, so it may help.

They fit nicely into any of the tins.  The current size of the vapor lotion is the same as the round one (painted with yellow) down below.