I’m not a big fan of anniversaries. I love a good holiday, and I’m a huge birthday supporter, but I can’t get next to anniversaries. I just don’t do them; under normal circumstances, I simply decline (read “decline” as “absolutely refuse on pain of death”) to celebrate them.
So what was my excuse for curling my hair, putting on false lashes and high heels, hiring a band and knocking back a few tequila shots last night? It was Mother Nature’s and my one month anniversary!!!! I mean birthday…of course. It was Mother Nature’s Maid’s birthday. I don’t celebrate anniversaries.
So Mother Nature and I have made it one month – one whole month – without killing each other. Although, quite frankly, she did come rather close to offing me several times. Seriously, slipping in the shower is a real hazard. How am I supposed to keep my balance when I’m bathed in coconut oil? She’s a sneaky one. Point: Mother Nature.
So maybe I haven’t found eternal bliss with nature (yet!…she will most certainly come to love me in the end), but you’ll never guess what I have found. Beeswax!
And how! I’ve found so much beeswax I could…well, I’m not exactly sure what you do with beeswax (other than put it in homemade beauty products), but let’s just say when I find a practical use for it, I’ll be set for a year or more. After an exhausting search, I finally bought a pound of pure beeswax for $9 at The Natural Market today.
I came home clutching the soft gold in my arms (and smelling it from time to time – it’s like fresh honey!), and my mother looked at me questioningly.
“So this lotion recipe calls for a good amount of beeswax?” she asked.
“About an ounce or two,” I responded. She turned to my father.
“Well don’t worry about getting that beeswax we needed,” she told him.
“Beeswax? Since when do we use beeswax?” he asked.
“I don’t know, but it looks like we’re about to start.”
(More details on the lotion I made to come tomorrow – it’s still coagulating at the moment! But it looks promising!)