"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Simple Life

As those that are regulars to my blog know, I am striving to live a more simple life on less. Less in no way means cheap or poor.

Much of my journey has involved learning how to make many things so I could still have the things I enjoyed in my former life(before the farm). In the process, I have discovered how many products are loaded down with things that are not healthy for us. I believe this journey has been a blessing for my family as we have homemade items filled with natural/organic ingredients that are far better than store bought products.

My newest skill I have learned is how to make lip balm. In my previous post I shared how windy it is today in New Mexico. With the dry winds come dry and chapped lips. So I decided today was the day to make lip balm.


Here is the close-up of the finished product! 18 tubes of lip balm and 2 tins


The ingredients...I forgot to show the locally harvested honey!! Well imagine it is next to the extra virgin olive oil and the beeswax~

The work station. I had talked to Bill about making me something that would hold the tubes up when I poured the ingredients into them, but needed something today. Fortunately, we do have an abundance of egg cartons, so I improvised.


After filling the containers I realized one important thing. They are small and one must pour slowly! As a thrifty person, I could not let the spilled product go to waste~

~and I did waste a good deal...or so I thought. I waited until it hardened, scraped it up and


put it in the double boiler, melted it again and filled...

Six more tubes!! Wow!
Neat isn't it? By the way, the missing tube? Fourth has it! We had to have a product tester-and she willingly volunteered.


In case you were wondering, I made the 18 tubes and 2 tins for less than the price of two Burt's Bees Lip Balm products(what I usually use for dry/chapped lips). I love my simple life!