Updated: Apr 29



Slow living doesn't mean life lacking adventure. In my book, that isn't life at all!


Slow living, to me, is having a restful soul, a wild heart, and the freedom to shamelessly fall in love with the present.


It means prioritizing wellness, human connections, and experiencing the presence of God in ordinary, everyday moments.


So seek slow and live free, whether by reading to the kiddos or chasing a rugged stream. The point it to soak in the moment, whatever you're doing.



Is there anything that combines fun and luxurious pampering like a bath bomb? Bath bombs are a great addition to a night of relaxation, and these bath bombs in particular, are perfect for the new mama.

With calendula flowers, red raspberry leaf tea, goat milk, and pure lavender essential oil, you'll be soothed and well on your way to healing from the miracle of giving birth to a precious little one.

Bath bombs can cost a pretty penny if bought, and you may not know what all has gone into them. This is a recipe using healing herbs, oils, and a few other natural ingredients that may already have on hand. So let's get started!

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WHAT YOU'LL NEED | Ingredients & Supplies

2 TBSP of mineral salt

1/2 cup of pure epsom salt

1 cup of baking soda

1/2 cup of corn starch

2 TBSP pure goat milk powder

1/2 cup citric acid

4 TBSP of herb infused oil (see recipe below)

water in spray bottle

bath bomb molds

For Healing Herb Infused Oil Recipe

1 cup of olive oil

1/4 cup calendula herb

1/4 cup red raspberry leaf tea

10 drops of 100% pure lavender essential oil

Here's an instructional video I put together to show you how easy these are to make!

INSTRUCTIONS | Let's Get Started!

STEP 01 | Make Healing Herb Infused Oil

You'll want to make your healing herb infused oil first. To do this, add roughly 1/4 cup of calendula herb and 1/4 cup red raspberry leaf tea a glass jar, such as a mason jar. Then, add olive oil to the jar until the herbs are well-covered. It may come to about a cup of olive oil.

Place this jar in a saucepan or slow-cooker that has been filled half-way with water. You're going to set the temperature to low. If using a saucepan, allow at least two hours for the herbs to infuse the oil. If using a slow-cooker, consider infusing the herbs for 24hrs and up to 48hrs for the best infusion.

Once the oil has been infused with the herbs, you'll strain the herbs from the oil using a fine strainer or cheesecloth. Measure out two tablespoons of the oil and put in a separate container. To that, add about 10 drops of lavender essential oil. Stir well.

STEP 02 | Mix Dry Ingredients Together

Combine the mineral salt, epsom salt, baking soda, corn starch, goat milk powder, and citric acid in a large bowl. Mix well. You may sift ingredients together for better mixing, but it's not necessary.

STEP 03 | Carefully, Add Wet Ingredients

Add the two tablespoons of healing herb infused oil that you had set aside to the dry ingredients. Mix well, working out any clumps that form as best you can (they may not fully go away, and that's okay).

Next, using a spray bottle containing water, spray water into this mixture while stirring quickly. (Important: Adding too much water at once may cause a reaction between the baking soda and citric acid, so you'll want to add a little water at a time while mixing it in rapidly).

The goal is to create a consistency of wet sand that will easily clump together in your hand and hold its shape. (Tip: When mixing, I like to switch between using a spoon and my hand in order to have a better feel for how the texture in coming along.)

Once you feel the consistency is right, it's time to form your bath bombs! Using your bath bomb molds, fill each mold with mixture and loosely pack it in. Then, combine the two molds together to form a ball.

Let your ball sit undisturbed for five minute before removing your mold and placing your newly formed bath bomb aside to dry for an additional 24 hours.

How many bath bombs you're able to make depends on the size of the molds you're using.

To use your bath bombs, simply add to a warm bath, relax, and enjoy!

While these bath bombs are a great treat for yourself postpartum, they would also make a wonderful gift to someone you know who is expecting.

Here are some free printable labels to add a professional touch to your homemade project.

Enjoy, and congratulations!

Love,

Abby

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Nursing can be one of the most precious things you do as a new mama, but when you're just getting started, it can be a challenge for your body to adjust to the frequent feeding sessions with your little boo.

This luxurious post-nursing balm will help soothe and protect nipples after nursing. Made with nourishing, 100% pure food-grade ingredients, it's safe, effective, and easier to make than you think! Trust me, you'll be glad you did.

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WHAT YOU NEED | Ingredients & Supplies

2 TBSP pure raw cocoa butter

1 TBSP organic coconut oil

2 TBSP of healing calendula herb infused olive oil (see additional recipe below)

1/2 tsp pure beeswax

For the Calendula Herb Infused Olive Oil

1/2 cup pure olive oil

1/4 cup calendula herb

Additionally, you'll need a double-boiler, or you can just as easily use a glass jar (such as a mason jar) and a saucepan or slow cooker containing water to cover half the jar.

Here is a simple how-to video I've put together for you!

STEP 01 | Make Your Calendula Herb Infused Olive Oil

You'll want to make your healing calendula herb infused oil first. To do this, you can use a double-boiler, or you can use another method I'll describe below.

If not using a double-boiler, add your ingredients, roughly 1/4 cup of calendula herb to a glass jar, such as a mason jar. Then, add olive oil to the jar until the herbs are well-covered. It may come to about 1/2 cup of olive oil.

Place this jar in a saucepan or slow-cooker that has been filled half-way with water. You're going to set the temperature to low. If using a saucepan, allow at least two hours for the herbs to infuse the oil. If using a slow-cooker, consider infusing the herbs for 24hrs and up to 48hrs for the best infusion.

Once the oil has been infused with the herbs, you'll strain the herbs from the oil using a fine strainer or cheesecloth. Measure out two tablespoons of the oil and put in a separate container. To that, add about 10 drops of essential oil. Stir well.

STEP 02 | Melt & Mix Ingredients Together

Using a double-boiler or the jar, water, and saucepan method, melt and mix your cocoa butter, coconut oil, beeswax, and healing calendula herb infused olive oil together.

Once all of the ingredients are completely melted and mixed, pour mixture into a glass container and cover with a lid. Allow to cool (you may even place the jar in a refrigerator to speed up the process).

Your balm is ready to use! Note: This balm is meant to after you nurse and not before.

Here is a FREE printable label to add a special touch to your DIY balm.

Enjoy every precious moment with your little one!

With love,

Abby

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