Sleepytime Balm

@worldwise1 (14887)
United States
June 14, 2008 8:35am CST
As some of you know I subscribe to quite a few newsletters that often provide great tips. I received this one in a newsletter I got this morning and I thought it might prove to be beneficial to many of the young mothers here on myLot or just about anyone whose nerves sometimes become frayed. It is called Sleepytime Balm and is a safe topical application you apply directly to the temple area. The ingredients are all natural. * * Blogs Get the Feed customize your newsletter Choose what you receive and when you receive it! customize your newsletter email address: What types of tips and stories would you like to receive? * Food & Recipes * Health & Wellness * Healthy Home * Family Life * True Beauty * Spirituality * Pets * On The Go * Ask Annie * Blogs * check all * uncheck all How often would you like to receive it? (If you choose daily, you will only receive a newsletter on days that new content has been published.) * Daily * Weekly Gaiam_may_waterbottle_160X133 hagl_da Care2 http://www.care2.com/greenliving/sleepytime-balm-formula.html Annie B. Bond Sleepytime Balm Formula posted by Annie B. Bond Jun 11, 2008 5:00 am filed under: Health & Wellness, Natural Remedies Sleepytime Balm Formula * add to favorites * print * tell a friend * bookmark 13 comments Adapted from 50 Simple Ways to Pamper Yourself, by Stephanie Tourles (Storey Books, 1999). Remember this easy-to-make formula when you have overly-excited children on your hands–or when you could use a good night’s rest yourself! The author swears by this sweet-smelling balm that you simply apply to the temples before bedtime. She says it’s amazingly effective, but gentle enough to pacify even the most irritable, restless little ones. INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup all-vegetable shortening, at room temperature 10 drops essential oil of orange 2 drops essential oil of ylang-ylang 1 drop essential oil of vanilla (optional) 1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whip together, using a small spatula or whisk. 2. Apply a dab of balm to your temples after cleansing your face and just prior to bedtime. May be used daily, if desired. 3. Store in a glass jar in a cool, dry place for up to three or four months. More on Natural Remedies (214 articles available) More from Annie B. Bond (3184 articles available
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@mummymo (23707)
15 Jun 08
Thanks for sharing that worldwise - I can see a lot of people benefitting! I would have to get all those ingredients together first and it may take a while especially as I have no idea what vegetable shortening is! lol xxx
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
15 Jun 08
Vegetable shortening, mummymo, used to be used a lot in baking things such as cakes, pie crusts, etc. Crisco is the most famous one I can think of but there are several other brands. There is no other substance, in my opinion, that creates a better pie crust than vegetable shortening.
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@mummymo (23707)
16 Jun 08
Thanks worldwise - I looked it up in wiki too and now know what it is - we just don't tend to call it shortening here we would call it fat or lard or some such! Thanks again! xxx