This is our Great Pyrenees/Anatolian Shepherd mix, Klondike. He knows the value of regular bodywork. He gets at least one short session every day. Sometimes, he demands like five sessions a day. Of course it we’d happily oblige, because there is nothing better than watching a happy dog.
The therapist in the photo is my husband, Bill, focusing on Klon’s sternum and the area right under the ribs. That’s his specialty. I am often asked to focus on his head and sacrum. Klondike is a wise customer. He knows how to use different therapists according to their strengths.
It’s really satisfying to be able to make something that I thought could only be bought. It’s fun to learn how things are made, it’s fun to think about the ingredients. Exciting to be able to adjust to my own liking.
So. Here’s a new one.
Homemade hand cream!
Three edible ingredients only!
I am guessing there’s all sorts of variations along the same lines, but this is what I used today and how to do it. It could not be simpler.
Beeswax 1 oz
Rice bran oil approx. 5 oz
Water approx. 3.5 oz
Gently melt beeswax in double boiler, add oil, blend with immersion blender, add warm water gradually, blend more. Store in clean jar, let it cool.
Don’t you love it when your very first experiment turns out a glorious result? This cream has incredible texture. It’s got the right balance of lightness and richness. It didn’t take 30 minutes from start to end. This is revolutionary!
I am going to use this batch for a while and think what I want to do differently next time. Many ideas are bubbling in my head already.
Will report if I come up with something even better.