Posted in View From The Farm

Maple sugaring

We tapped our maples up by the farmstand. The sap was really flowing this week. We boil the sap outside using a propane Turkey fryer. We use a candy thermometer and hydrometer to know when it is ready. The color is great.

If you want to try it yourself visit Tap My Trees to find everything you need and instructions. Link below

Tap My Trees

Posted in Recipes

Easter Egg Bath Bombs

DRY INGREDIENTS

1 cup of baking soda

½ cup citric acid

½ cup corn starch

½ cup Epsom Salts

WET INGREDIENTS

1 tbsp distilled water

20 drops essential oil – we use lavender

1 tbsp oil of your choice- almond, jojoba, baby

Food Coloring

Plastic Easter Eggs for molds

1 Tablespoon dried lavender (optional)

Whisk together dry ingredients

Mix wet ingredients separately

Slowly add wet to dry and mix well. Texture should be like wet sand. Add dried lavender and mix in if using.

If you want different colors – divide mixture into separate bowls and cover with plastic wrap to prevent drying. Add about 6-8 drops of food coloring to each bowl for color desired – mix well. For purple use 5 drops red and 3 drops blue.

Fill Eggs with Mixture and Snap Back Together.

You can layer different colors of mixture

Place in Freezer for Quick Set -5 minutes

Then Remove Plastic eggs – using a knife at the seam to pop apart.

Place eggs on paper towel to dry overnight before use –

Makes about 6 egg bombs

Drop one in warm tub and enjoy

For Shower Steamers

Use 1 Cup of Baking Soda & ¼ cup distilled water and 25 drops of lavender oil only