DIY Natural Products For Expecting Moms
Beauty care is an important part of feeling beautiful during pregnancy, but some products contain ingredients that could be harmful to the mother and fetus, including those used in food, soap and beauty products. DIY natural products are a great way to ensure you're getting the best nature has to offer.
1 cup Grated Bar Soap Flakes
10 cups Water
1 Tbsp Glycerin
1 tbsp of coconut milk
1. Grate the Soap; you will need about 1 bar to get 1 cup of flakes.
2. In a large pot combine 1 cup soap flakes, 10 cups water and 1 tablespoon glycerin. Heat on medium-low and stir until the soap dissolves. This should only take about 2 minutes. Add coconut milk after 1 minute.
3. Take off heat and let it cool completely. Once it's cool, use the funnel to put the liquid soap into your container.
DIY WHIPPED BELLY BUTTER
6 ounces cocoa butter
3 ounces calendula-infused jojoba oil
1 1/2 ounces coconut oil
14 ounces shea butter
0.3 ounce equal parts of lavender and mandarin essential oils (optional)
1. Weigh out all of your ingredients.
2. Warm liquid oils and coco butter in the microwave until cocoa butter is melted. You might need to stir it a bit to get the last of the cocoa butter melted in. Do not melt the shea butter.
3. Add your warmed oils with the shea butter.
4. Blend the shea butter chunks with your stick blender and blend until they incorporate into the mixture.
GOURMET GINGER CANDY
1 pound fresh ginger, peeled
4 cups sugar, plus additional sugar for coating the ginger slices, if desired
4 cups water
1. Slice the ginger as thinly as possible. It can't be too thin, so use a sharp knife.
2. Put the ginger slices in a non-reactive pot, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let ginger simmer for ten minutes. Drain, and repeat one more time.
3. Mix the sugar, water and the ginger slices in a pot, and cook until the temperature reaches 225F.
4. Remove from heat, drain and let stand for at least an hour.
5. Coat the slices with sugar.
ONE MINUTE NO SEW BELLY BAND
Cut to desired length and slip on over pants to hide the button.
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