Well I just got the news.
Unfortunately, "Johnson and Johnson
" cannot provide international flights for Camp Baby
Sigh.Despite the controversy
, I was so excited to get invited to this conference
, but a flight to the states is cost prohibitive.
The good news is they are sending me a package of the presentation materials discussed at the Camp, as well as Johnson's Baby products.
Pineapple will be so excited. She loves lotions and stuff. Rubbing lotion is still a great bonding activity.
I can also feel good about it because Johnson and Johnson is a socially responsible company
and even though it isn't organic, it gets high marks for it's awesome policies. READ HERE
Yesterday I was actually thinking of making my own rich lotion with this recipe
that uses baby lotion as an ingredient.
I have been thinking about making my own cleaners too.
I was out of laundry detergent yesterday and my kids were out of clean clothes, so I did a little research and I found a basic recipe
for making my own detergent.
I didn't have the ingredients listed, so I decided to experiment. For people who know me this is no surprise.
I had a little Woolite (about 3/4c.)- so I took a bar of soap and started shaving it into a cup of boiling water. It soon turned into a gel-like substance. I let it cool for a little while and then I added the Woolite and mixed it together.
I then used about 2 T. for each load of laundry.
It worked great! I was able to get a whole weeks laundry done (from our trip) with just a little bit of Woolite on hand. I am going to try to get the "real" recipe ingredients next time I am at the store.
This could save a lot of money over time. It will also cut down on our trash and it is better for the environment. I am going to keep a back up of my favorite commercial laundry
on hand, but it is expensive- so only for emergencies!
As I was looking for laundry detergent recipes I found recipes for tons of other stuff- such as dishwasher detergent
and other cleaners. I can even make my own Softscrub
And the great thing is- it is all SUPER easy!Do you have a great "make-it-yourself" recipe? Share it!
Labels: bonding activities with your adopted child, self help for adoptive moms