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My favorite DIY lotion

I love this lotion. It’s full of all sorts of goodness that help remove free radicals, promotes collagen restoration, and helps with scars and stretch marks as well as ingredients to promote calmness and relaxation.

Ingredients:
1/4 cup grape seed oil
2 tbsp calendula flowers
1/4 tsp powdered ginger root
1  tbsp chamomile flowers
1 tbsp lavender buds
1 cup shea butter
1/4 cup cocoa butter
1 tsp lavender essential oil

In a small pot, boil about a cup or two of water. Place a glass jar in the pot and in the jar, combine the grape seed oil and ginger, flowers, and buds. Lower heat to barely boiling and let sit for about 30 minutes to infuse the oil. Using a cheese cloth or mesh strainer, strain out the buds and put the oil in a new glass jar. Put the oil only jar into the pot and add butters. Stir occasionally and heat until melted through. Once melted, remove jar from heat. Allow it to cool and mix in lavender oil. Refrigerate until hardened and then mix thoroughly to give it a nice texture.

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Festive Pancakes

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This weekend I was looking forward to a nice stack of pancakes for breakfast, but wanted to make them special.
I had made decorative pancakes for my nephew’s birthday recently and wanted to play with making certain shapes instead of just designs in the pancakes.
It ended up being very easy! Using a squeeze bottle“> I was able to easily make shapes that the batter fit into.

1 cup unbleached white flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp raw sugar
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 cup almond milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp lemon juice

Preheat an oiled skillet over medium heat.
Combine dry ingredients,  mix well until there are no clumps.
Add wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
Pour a portion into the squeeze bottle. Draw an outline of whatever shape you’d like to make, and any decorations you’d like in them. let it cook until bubbles appear on the top, and then pour the batter inside of the outline, spreading any batter within the outline. Cover skillet and cook until the top bubbles, flip, and cook for several minutes on the other side until lightly browned. Enjoy!