California Cousins

The California cousins arrived just in time for their first blizzard.

The kid on the left, who had to write a report on a blizzard while he was here, was totally geeked that he would get to witness one firsthand.  Something most of his L.A. friends have never seen.  The kid on the right was probably either wishing the snow would go away so he wouldn’t have to shovel anymore or that his mother would put the camera away.  Or maybe both.

So then it was off to the Gardens to see the butterflies.

These two never get tired of my camera and ask me to put it away.

And while the cousins played,

the mamas played too.

Making some yummy lime coconut lip balm tinted with beet root powder

and some vapor rub, which for the first time this winter has come in handy this week.

Which got me thinking…did I get sick because I made the vapor rub, or did I just know I was gonna need it…?

Vapor Rub

3 T. sweet almond oil

1 T. beeswax

30 drops eucalyptus essential oil

Lime Coconut Lip Balm

1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
2 Tablespoons Sweet Almond Oil
1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Beeswax
15 drops Lime Peel Essential Oil
A few drops of Vitamin E Oil

Makes 8 tubes

Recipes from Mountain Rose Herbs


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