Eco Mama – Day 25
I thought I’d make today’s prize a little different. See, I was so excited about Renae’s post and all of her amazing homemade beauty products (the coconut oil face wash and apple cider vinegar toner has been a miracle for me. I can’t stop touching my face — which I know you’re not supposed to do, but I can’t stop touching my face!) that I went out and got all the ingredients for the rest of the products — even ylang ylang essential oil and arrowroot powder (say that five times fast.) I have enough ingredients to make several extras and so I thought it would be fun to give away a homemade beauty product kit.
It won’t look like this, so don’t get your hopes up. There will be no sprigs of lavender tied up with twine attached to your products — I’m afraid I was not born with the “cute gift wrapping gene” and unfortunately, countless hours staring at Martha Stewart’s magazine has not seemed to be able to cure it. But I promise, your natural beauty kit will be all organic, all yummy and most importantly, all good for you.
Today’s Eco Challenge Question?
Name one thing you do that makes you feel great — because feeling great is a really important part of being healthy. Maybe it’s taking a walk in nature. Maybe it’s riding a mechanical bull. Maybe it’s crank calling your mother-in-law. I’m not asking you how many salads you eat a day — don’t worry. Everyone is unique and I’m wondering what your unique way is to feel great.
For me, I would have to say the thing that makes me feel really great is to wait until my children aren’t home, then get a big black garbage bag and take all their toys that I hate to Goodwill. You know the toys I’m talking about — those crappy prizes you get at Chuck E. Cheese or some horrible, loud toy they insisted on two Christmas’s ago and haven’t played with since. I have done this for years and they never even notice the toys are gone! And it makes their room a place you want to be in, not a cluttered mess.
And the feeling I get when I drop off that blinking, noisy bag at Goodwill and get in my car — well, it’s pure bliss. I know throwing away my children’s toys has added years to my life.
You have until tomorrow night for the quiz. As always, my kids will pick the winner at random. After all, they have nothing better to do — they have no toys! Good luck!