So having a shower is just about getting clean as fast as possible? Nope! These days, its a way to wake up, soothe the senses, nourish your skin and more recently to awaken your childhood sense of wonder and play!!:)
One awesome way to bring more joy and fun into your shower routine is to make your own DIY Lush inspired Shower Jellies! Super easy to make and they look, smell and feel great 🙂
- Gelatin Powder [I used two Sachets 12mg each] There are vegetarian options available also.
- Hand Soap or Shower Gel
- Food Colouring [Optional]
- A Mold
- Mixing Bowl
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- Essential Oils (Optional)
- Glitter Or Eyeshadow Pigment (Optional)
- In a mixing bowl, first add the gelatin powder and then the water. …
- Add the shower gel to the gelatine mixture. …I used Original Source Shower Gel which is not tested on animals but you can use any favourite shower gel
- Add an essential oil of your choice and/or a drop or two of food coloring, if desired. .
- Mix in the salt.
- Pour the mixture into the silicon mould, then put the mould in the refrigerator.
- Enjoy! 🙂
I recently learnt a mind-blowing fact, did you know that eggshells are a great, inexpensive, natural source of calcium & have many awesome uses?
An egg shell is made of calcium carbonate. Each medium sized egg shell has about 750-800 mgs of calcium.
***Important, buy only Free Range Organic Eggs, farm fresh if possible***
Eggshells can be used in:
- Homemade Toothpaste to remineralise your teeth and heal cavities
- Face Masks
- As a totally natural calcuim supplement
- To start off Seedlings
- To deter slugs and snails
- In Art
- To enrich your compost
How to Make Eggshell Calcium and Why You’d Want To
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in our body.
While most of our calcium resides in our bones and teeth, it’s also important for muscle contraction, nerve health, enzyme activity and cell formation.
In fact, our bodies need ample, daily amounts of calcium… and if we don’t get what we need, our bodies have no problem pulling excess stores from our teeth and bones, which is obviously not a good thing!
- Use up your eggs as you usually would, keeping the shell in the carton to make your supplement
- When you have your dozen shells, rinse them well in water. Remove any whites that might be stuck but don’t remove membrane as these have extra nutrients.
- Fill a stock pot with approximately 6 cups of water and bring to a boil.
- Carefully put your eggshells into the water. (This will kill any harmful pathogens)
- Let sit for 10 minutes.
- Drain shells.
- Spread the shells on a baking tray and let dry overnight. In the morning, put in a warm oven for about 10 minutes to completely dry out.
- Once they are dry, put a few shells into a coffee grinder and run until they are pulverized into a fine powder. Continue until all of your shells are powder.
- Store in a tightly sealed glass jar in the cupboard away from heat or moisture.
How to Consume Eggshell Calcium
1 tsp. contains approximately 800-1,000 mg. of calcium. Consume by mixing in a small amount of water with a meal or with a smoothie or yoghurt.
There are so many ways to use eggshells, I will keep you up to date on all the ways I test out myself.
On a interesting note, I came across a a belief in folk lore, that eggshells were buried or burned in healing spells (often after having been carried by the patient so the eggshells “absorbed” the illness). Eggshell powder can be used for protection spells too.
Eggshells also make a good womb symbol in which energy can be nurtured to maturity. Be sure to consider the colour of the eggshell. For instance, use blue eggshells to nurture peace and joy.
I will be talking about the role and significance of Magic in our lives, my endeavours to convince my hair to grow and the importance of enjoying your food! 🙂