Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Creating a Green Holiday with the Fransiscan Sisters!

I have to give out a big thank you to the Fransiscan Sisters in Kirkwood and to Diane Hippert in particular for inviting me to an evening on how to create a "Green Christmas".  I was asked, along with Susan, to man a booth about bees; to answer any questions and to sell a little honey and other stuff if I wanted.

It was an extremely interesting evening!  The Key Note speaker ran a single stream re-cycling facility that deals with Kirkwood's recycling as well as a whole lot more from other areas.  If you ever wanted to know your recycling goes, how it gets recycled and why you should recycle, this was the evening meeting to go to!

Why a single stream and not separete ones?  Well because the technology and automation now enables it to be done this way - optical sensors, electro magnets, eddy currents etc. etc.

And the honey sales were great too!  Most of my stock sold and the massage bars sold like hot cakes!  I just have to market and sell more!  If anybody is interested, contact me through the blog and I will try and get some to you before Christmas!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Giving Thanks!

It's been a while since I blogged last, and today is Thanksgiving!  So what did I do to give thanks today? I Made some massage bars, that's what!  Stunningly simple and whilst I haven't yet popped them out of their molds they feel lovely.  So here's the receipe...

"Honey, rub me all over!" Massage Bars...
1 part beeswax
1 part Cocoa Butter (I used 100% organic, but I don't suppose it really makes a difference)
1 part fractionated coconut oil.

Basically you melt the beeswax, drop in the cocoa butter until it melts, add the oil, mix and make sure it's all melted then chuck it into some molds.  Easy! Here's the link to the receipe.... Oh, I understand if you eat it it won't harm you!